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Downs View

Norton Ferris near Mere, Wiltshire (Ref. 1040766)


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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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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/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • “Good clean and spacious bungalow with all necessary facilities.”

    Lovely setting and lots of garden space to enjoy the sun and views. In future it would be handy to have instructions on how to activate TV. Otherwise perfect as described in the online brochure

    Lovely setting and lots of garden space to enjoy the sun and views. In future it would be handy to have instructions on how to activate TV. Otherwise perfect as described in the online brochure

    - Mrs Wheatley, September 2021

The property

A well-presented detached bungalow situated in the hamlet of Norton Ferris, Wiltshire, close to the borders of both Dorset and Somerset.

This charming bungalow sits next door to the owner's farmhouse and barns and is ideal for friends and families looking to discover this delightful area.

Inside, there is a well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast area and in the large, homely sitting room, which seats eight, you can find a warming electric fire.

A delightful dining area in the conservatory means you can enjoy home-cooked meals whilst overlooking the garden to the Wiltshire Downs beyond.

Four welcoming bedrooms await, with a family room comprising of four single beds, along with two double bedrooms and a master bedroom with a king-size bed.

Completing the accommodation in this lovely cottage is a shared bathroom and a shared shower room, as well as a cloakroom.

The conservatory doors open out onto the enclosed garden, a perfect place to enjoy a drink whilst you plan your day's adventures.

Locally, you can take a gentle stroll along the nearby rural footpaths, take the easy drive to the National Trust's magnificent house and award-winning gardens at Stourhead, or visit Longleat House and Safari Park.

Within easy reach is the charming hilltop town of Shaftesbury, probably most well-known as the setting for the iconic Hovis advert, filmed on its steep Gold Hill.

Further afield, but still easily accessible, is the stunning cathedral city of Salisbury, as well as Wilton House, Stonehenge and the beautiful city of Bath, whilst the scenic Dorset coast also offers a lovely day out.

A charming cottage, Downs View offers a super base from which to tour this fascinating area.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 2 x double, 1 x family room with four single beds
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast area seating 6
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with log effect stove
  • Conservatory with dining area
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Rangemaster cooker with electric double oven, microwave, fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, fenced pond, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Farm shop at Stourhead is 3 miles away, Co-op at Mere is 4.5 miles away Open 7am-10pm, Pub 1.5 miles away
  • Note: Check in for this property is 3.30pm
  • Note: Poor mobile signal at cottage
  • Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead due to livestock nearby
  • Note: The B3092 runs outside the property and there may be some associated traffic noise

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About the location


Stourhead 3 miles; Mere 4.5 miles; Gillingham 8 miles; Frome 8.5 miles; Shaftesbury 13 miles.

The Wiltshire hamlet of Norton Ferris is situated amongst glorious unspoilt countryside, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the borders of Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset. The hamlet is located three miles from Stourhead, just north of the small town of Mere, which has a few shops, including a Co-op open until 10pm. The nearby village of Maiden Bradley, just a couple of miles away, also has a village shop and a pub. This is an ideal walking area and is very well placed for exploring numerous National Trust properties and gardens. A visit to Stourhead House and gardens, just a short drive away, is not to be missed, whilst Longleat House and the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury, with the famous Gold Hill featured in the Hovis adverts, are also close by. The beautiful Georgian city of Bath, which features The Roman Baths and Pump Room, the Royal Crescent and the two National Trust properties of The Assembly Rooms and Prior Park Gardens, is just over 20 miles away. Whilst ancient Stonehenge, Wilton House, Salisbury and the stunning Dorset Jurassic Coast are also all easily accessible by car, providing excellent days out. A lovely area providing you with a great variety of interesting places to visit within a short drive at any time of the year.

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