For those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, look no further than this superb, detached, single-storey timber clad cottage, nestled in the heart of a 2000-acre woodland nature reserve on the borders of Hampshire and Wiltshire.
The cottage is one of two holiday properties on site and situated near the village of Farley within the owner's 24-acre farm, which is home to cattle, horses, sheep and llamas.
Finished to an extremely high standard, the comfortable and attractive interior is filled with vintage finds and hand-painted furniture, whilst the impressive kitchen/diner has an American-style fridge/freezer and offers uninterrupted views of the beautiful countryside surrounding the cottage and doors opening into a garden room.
Snuggle up in front of the glowing woodburning stove on chilly days or when the sun shines, open the French doors and enjoy a drink or two on the decked patio.
You can also enjoy a game of boules on the nearby court!
You're sure to spend a comfortable night in any of the three stylish bedrooms available, the master of which has a gorgeous walk-in shower room and French doors that lead to its own decked patio, sheer heaven!
The beautiful woodland surrounding the cottage is abundant in wildlife, including rare butterflies, and lovely walks and cycle paths lead straight from the front door.
Although the cottage feels truly away from it all, it is within a 20-minute journey of the historic cathedral city of Salisbury.
The ancient heritage site of Stonehenge, the New Forest National Park and the pretty Test Valley town of Stockbridge are also just a short drive away.
However you choose to spend your days, Farley Lodge offers you a relaxed haven to which you can return and reflect on the day’s events as you savour a glass of your favourite tipple and watch the woodland trees glow in the evening sunset.
Note: This cottage is adjacent to Ref: 925643, together they sleep 8.
All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC and doors to decked patio, 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Study.
About the location
Farley 1 mile; West Winterslow 1.5 miles; Salisbury 9 miles; New Forest National Park 10 miles; Stockbridge 14 miles.
Bentley Woods is a 2000-acre woodland nature reserve, designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, which sits on the Wiltshire side of the border with Hampshire. Unspoilt and protected, the woods have many clearings where all kinds of wildlife, notably butterflies, can be frequently viewed. There are wonderful walks locally and if you’re lucky, you might chance upon some of the deer who roam the beautiful woodland glades. The nearest villages to the woods are Farley, Pitton and Winterslow, which all offer handy local facilities and amenities. Within nine miles you can spend a day out in the stunning medieval city of Salisbury, where a visit to the majestic cathedral is a must, boasting Europe’s highest cathedral spire. Alternatively, stroll through the wonderful Cathedral Close which boasts many picturesque ancient buildings, then take in the vibrant shopping centre and twice weekly market, or treat yourselves to a meal at one of the town’s many restaurants. You may also decide to enjoy an event at the Salisbury Playhouse. Within easy reach is the New Forest National Park, home of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, and well known for its swathes of woodland, purple heather and wild ponies and cattle. With Stonehenge, the attractive Hampshire town of Stockbridge and Winchester all an easy drive away, there is much to see and do within easy reach of this lovely rural setting.
Note: The property is accessed through woods via an unmade and uneven track, 0.4 miles long, not suitable for low wheelbase cars.