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Downs View

Norton Ferris near Mere, Wiltshire (Ref. 920641)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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    Mr Pritchard

    “Downs View was a lovely homely well equipped clean property, l would stay there again, the owner left us some homemade fruit cake which was a lovely idea.”


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • 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

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, comfortable sitting room, which seats eight, there is a cosy electric fire.

There is also a lovely dining area in the conservatory where you can enjoy home-cooked meals whilst overlooking the garden to the Wiltshire Downs beyond.

Four comfortable bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, a family bathroom and a family shower room, together with a separate basin and WC, complete the accommodation at this lovely cottage.

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 comfortable cottage, offering a super base from which to tour this fascinating area.


All ground floor. Four bedrooms: 1 x family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single, 2 x double, 1 x triple room (3 x single beds). Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast area (seats 6). Utility. Sitting room with electric fire. 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
  • 2 x travel cot, 1 x highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, pond, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Poor mobile signal at cottage, emergency calls can be made from the owner's landline
  • 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
  • Note: Longleat Festival of Light from 9th November - 6th January 2019

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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.

Region Information

Note: Longleat Festival of Light from 9th November - 6th January 2019

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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