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Little Thenford

Mere, Wiltshire (Ref. 1013592)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was lovely - really lovely interior and quality touches like good duvets and bedding."

    To make it perfect would be bigger towels and to sort out the temperature on the shower!

    Reviewed by KirstieNov 2021

  • "Little Thenford was perfect for our stay!"

    It was really comfortable, warm, very clean and had everything we needed. The secure garden was great for our young dog and the off-lead walking routes very close by were great. Home from home!

    Reviewed by GeorginaOct 2021

  • "Little Thenford is a lovely cottage in a tranquil rural location, which is just what we wanted."

    The downstairs bedroom was ideal because one of our party has restricted mobility, though the shower proved difficult for her because of the step into it - not really the owner's fault. The main criticism we would make is that some basic details were neglected: there were no cleaning cloths which are pretty basic, especially when work surfaces are wooden; no coasters - glass rim marks we found in the kitchen might have been avoided if these were provided. Also, tea cloths ought to be provided, though, having said that, the details provided made it clear that they are not supplied. The reason why I mention these points is that it is an expensive property and we think such things matter. The criticisms are meant constructively.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2021

  • "The property itself is nicely done but there are a few issues with it."

    The dishwasher wasn't working correctly and didn't appear to be heating properly. We put one load through twice on two different programs and it still wasn't clean. A few of the plates and some of the cutlery when we arrived at the property wasn't clean suggesting that the problem was on going. The shower in one of the bedrooms also was unusable as the water was red hot. We attempted to contact the owner with the mobile number provided on the booking details and when there no response we then contacted Sykes. By the time we left we still had had no resolution or communication from the owner and Sykes had only responded to say they too had attempted to contact owner with no luck.

    Reviewed by AmandaMay 2021

  • "This was the second time we have stayed & enjoyed our visit just as much as the first time."

    We were provided with a lovely welcome pack which was very appreciated. The bedding & towels provided were of a good quality & the place was clean. We love the area for walks & visits to Stourhead & Shearwater Lake are a must. Also when the pub is open it is just within walking distance. The cottage is very comfortable & has everything you would need should you wish to make your own meals. We will be planning to return with our friends once the situation in UK improves.

    Reviewed by ZitaApr 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location with comfortable beds and plenty of space."

    A few larger saucepans would have been appreciated, and it would be good to have the option (for those without young children) to turn off the temperature regulator on the hot water.

    Reviewed by CharlotteApr 2021

  • "This was a perfect cottage for us to spend a few days together as a family just before Christmas."

    It was very comfortable and we enjoyed several visits around the local area. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by LucyDec 2020

  • "The description of the bathrooms could be better we went expecting that we could use the shower over the bath as a stand in the bath shower not just for washing hair ."

    I feel more crockery would have been useful so we did not need to put dishwasher on half full.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2020

  • "Thenford was a lovely place to spend a holiday."

    Lovely welcome pack on arrival beautifully clean Covid instructions clearly printed and wipes everywhere.. Garden secure for dog, and a lovely sun trap. Bedrooms very comfortable, much larger inside than we expected. Only downside internet reception poor. But would recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by JacquiSep 2020

  • "With a beautiful cottage in a quiet village as our base and being on the doorstep to so many wonderful places to visit it was a perfect break for us."

    Reviewed by KevinDec 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, we have nothing but praise for it but your information to both myself and the owner about the availability of both cot and high chair was inaccurate."

    Reviewed by JanetDec 2019

  • "It just suited our needs perfectly and the thoughtful welcome parcel was a bonus."

    Everything had been carefully worked out for a home from home stay. 5star Will definitely be back as loved everything about it. Thank you. Sarah from Kent. One tiny comment, the downstairs bedroom means that it is easy accessible (a reason for our booking) an odd handle or two particularly in the bathroom, would make that even more so. Many many thanks

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2019

  • "Very well appointed house which exceeded expectations."

    Made to feel very welcome with a very generous Welcome pack. Instructions for getting into the house were very good.

    Reviewed by AnneNov 2019

  • "Very well kept cottage in a quiet location."

    Provisions left for us were a welcome surprise. Ideal base to explore Stourton house and gardens 5mins away, Plus Longleat Safari Park, Haynes Motor museum and Clarks village outlet shopping not too far away. Don't overlook "Hillbrush" along the road at Mere for a meal out,or The Udder farm shop near Gillingham who also do fantastic reasonably priced meals.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "The cottage has just been renovated so it is fantastically clean and everything is brand new."

    It was perfect for a family of 5 and a little dog everyone had enough room and all en suite shower / bath rooms. There is a small fenced in garden which is lovely and sunny, and the road adjacent is mostly quiet except for the odd tractor on its way back from the fields. The location is perfect - near to Bruton ( Hauser and Worth art gallery), Frome (huge street market first Sunday of month), Stourhead (gardens/ walks). Mere us a very pretty local town too. We’d love to come back, and hope the owners can keep this cottage as clean and perfect as it is now!

    Reviewed by JoAug 2019

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Thenford Cottages

The Thenford Cottages are Grade II listed buildings with character and charm running throughout. With history believed to be dating back to the 18th century intertwined with the contemporary interior inside, the cottages offer you everything you could possibly need to enjoy your self-catered stay. Located within the tranquil lands of Kilmington not far from the River Wylye, they're within an ideal destination for walking, cycling, nature spotting, and all important picnicking in beautiful settings. With Mere just 4.4 miles away, head here for a day full of action and fun, with a selection of local shops, the breath-taking historical landmark of Castle Hill, its own museum, and wide variety of places to eat, it boasts a wide array of attractions for a small town. To take in even more of the scenery of Wiltshire, head to Cley Hill, a short but steep walk well-worth the effort when you reach the top and observe the lands that surround you, once part of the Longleat estate, it now stands as a popular area to walk, cycle, and run with locals and tourists from all over. Nearby you will stumble across the newest National Park in England; South Downs, explore it from the sky while soaring by plane, hot air balloon, or even paraglider, or take a kite to the sky with the kids for a day out full of fun for all the family. To enrich yourself in history, Longleat House, the seat of the Marquesses of Bath lets you explore the stately home by house tours, or venture through the formal gardens, with history stretching back to the 1st Viscount Weymouth, this makes the perfect spot for any culture vulture. Longleat House also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including The Festival of Light, Sky Safari and An Australian Summer. Stourhead house and its world famous gardens are just 2 miles away and in Autumn the spectacular display of burnished leaves and various shades of orange, red and yellow are not to be missed. With brilliant routes to London and surrounding bustling areas, the cottages of Thenford make a wonderful stay for all ages and interests.

The property

Little Thenford is an enchanting Grade II listed period building, believed to date back to the 18th century, you can be sure that it holds a lot of character and history.

This semi-detached property can be found adjoined to the owner’s property, with a part thatched and tiled roof, it holds a truly traditional feel making a perfect stay for a family or group of friends looking to escape to the tranquillity of the Wiltshire countryside.

As you step into the cottage, walk amongst the stone elevations and beamed roof as you unpack your belongings in the three bedrooms; with one downstairs and two up, the partial ground-floor living makes a brilliant set up for the whole family to enjoy the trip.

Each with their own en-suite, the bedrooms are perfect to allow you privacy and a restful night’s sleep amongst tasteful décor.

Downstairs you can also find an extremely spacious sitting room, fit with a dining area, where you can enjoy some home-cooked dining at the table before retreating to the sofas for an evening of indulging in television and games with your loved ones.

Outside there is a side lawned garden ; a modest sun trap area perfect for some peace and quiet with a good book, and a lawned area for the whole family to relax on, not forgetting the dog!

This property is also ideally situated for those looking to explore the area, with the wonderful city of Bath only being 20 minutes away.

Nearby you can also visit King Alfred's tower, which is a 160ft (49m) high folly, designed by Henry Flitcroft for Henry Hoare II in 1772.

It is believed to mark the site where King Alfred the Great rallied his troops in 878.

The tower commemorates the accession of George III to the throne in 1760 and the end of the Seven Years War.

Why not bring your bikes and enjoy exploring peaceful countryside on the Wiltshire Cycleway.

Local pubs such as the The Red Lion and The Spread Eagle Inn offer you the chance to sample some of the local ales.

Little Thenford is an astonishing property, perfect for a rural experience in Wiltshire, as well as being surrounded by an array of family-friendly amenities.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1013131, together sleeping 14 people.


  • Three bedrooms: Ground-floor: 1 x twin with en-suite bathroom with enclosed shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen, Cloak room
  • First-floor: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, and 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric double range cooker and induction hobs, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi, and a selection of games
  • Travel cot available upon request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned garden and sun trap with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.4 miles, pub 0.9 miles

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About the location


Shaftesbury 7 miles.

A delightful country town of old stone cottages set in a stunning conservation area, on the borders of Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset. This small, lively community is well served by a good variety of local shops and ancient inns, with much of the area to the north of the town designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ideal for walking and taking in the breathtaking views, the town is also well placed for exploring numerous National Trust attractions and historic houses. A visit to stunning Stourhead House and gardens, only 2 miles away, is not to be missed, while Longleat House and the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury featured in the Hovis adverts, are also close by. Stonehenge, Wilton House, Salisbury and the Dorset coast are all easily accessible by car, providing much to see and do for a variety of tastes.

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