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Cow Drove Cottage

East Knoyle, Wiltshire (Ref. 1051281)


(31 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Electric car charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second visit to Cow Drove Cottage (we were one of the first guests last summer)."

    Everything was perfect, just as before. We love the well thought-out barn conversion (including blackout blinds and curtains in the bedroom) and the calming luxurious decoration style. On our previous visit, we discovered the area's quiet beauty: its a location undiscovered by tourism, so a very relaxing environment. Plenty of good pubs for eating out , so not too remote at the same time. The community village shop provides essential stuff and good food. Tisbury has a decent small Co-Op, a great deli/coffee shop, and a fishmongers so you can top up supplies easily. The garden is so beautifully kept, with views onto the sunny hillside opposite. It gave us the downtime that we were looking for. Recommended!

    Reviewed by HMay 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Cow Drove Cottage, we didn’t want for anything."

    The cottage was very luxurious and in a great location to explore the local area.

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2022

  • "A beautiful little place to stay."

    Clean, modern and cosy. A great base if you want to explore Wiltshire. Host was extremely welcoming and thoughtful.

    Reviewed by EllaApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The setting is idyllic. The cottage is beautiful and so clean. We loved our break, thank you for having us!

    Reviewed by HarrietMar 2022

  • "A lovely holiday cottage."

    We had a perfect break. So peaceful. The owner was really kind and welcoming.

    Reviewed by LynFeb 2022

  • "What a beautiful cottage!"

    We stayed for a weekend and it was perfect. It is in an excellent location to venture out and equipped with everything you could need. The owner was extremely welcoming and on hand if you needed any help. I wouldn’t hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by TimFeb 2022

  • "Excellent Cottage with everything that you could need."

    Surrounding area packed full of places to visit and nearby villages and pubs excellent.

    Reviewed by AnthonyFeb 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Cow Drove Cottage."

    It is a beautifully designed, spacious and very well equipped cottage, well deserving of our 5 star rating. We found it spotlessly clean and comfortable. There are lovely walks nearby and wonderful places to visit within easy reach - eg. Stourhead National Trust and Salisbury Cathedral. A very highly recommended cottage which we’d be very happy to stay at again.

    Reviewed by PenelopeDec 2021

  • "Thank you so much what a wonderful cottage."

    Everything was just perfect so clean and neat felt so relaxed to be there would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by TanyaNov 2021

  • "Could not fault this accommodation."

    A beautiful conversion with everything you could possibly need provided. We had a very comfortable and relaxing stay and would not hesitate to make a return visit.

    Reviewed by JoanNov 2021

  • "Superb accommodation in a wonderful position."

    We had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "This is a loverly property and to be honest the photos good though they are don’t do it justice!"

    Everything you need is provided and the property is quiet and secluded. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you Paula

    Reviewed by ChristopherNov 2021

  • "Fabulous."

    Reviewed by PhilOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything we needed for a very comfortable stay."

    The cottage was immaculate and very tastefully decorated. Would love to stay in the summer to be able to enjoy the garden.

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage and very well found."

    Lovely quiet and secluded location and plenty of space. One of the best we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by MikeOct 2021

  • "If you want total relaxing, no fuss getaway from it all, then this is the place."

    A beautiful converted cow shed turned into a spectacular clean, modern conversion. We used this to totally unwind, you will not be disappointed with this lovely place. Paula was the perfect host. Nearby attractions for the more adventurous, like stately houses and gardens and Longleat are there for you to discover.

    Reviewed by TimothySep 2021

  • "We felt relaxed as soon as we arrived ,the area was very peaceful ,we were shown ..."

    We felt relaxed as soon as we arrived ,the area was very peaceful ,we were shown around by paula and the property could not have been more perfect very clean ,fresh and homely

    Reviewed by JaniceSep 2021

  • "A stunningly, recently renovated cow shed."

    The accommodation is immaculate and there are lots of extra little touches. If we are back in the area, we’ll be booking again.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Cow Drove and truly recommend a booking."

    A fabulous Cottage which is spacious but cosy and stylishly decorated and furnished. The gardens are beautiful with many places to sit and enjoy a G&T. The owner greeted us on arrival to show us around - a friendly family along with the family donkeys and pony. We would certainly stay again!

    Reviewed by JoyJul 2021

  • "An extremely well appointed cottage and spotlessly clean throughout."

    Everything you might need for a self-catering break provided. Very comfortable bed and modern bathroom. Quiet and private outdoor seating in well tended garden area. Covered seating also available with of use barbecue. Very thoughtful host who left us to our own devices although can be easily contacted on an internal phone if required. Thank you Paula (and to your grandson for the beautiful flowers)

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "The outside facilities met every need during the hot weather."

    It’s a peaceful setting in a lovely area with lots to see an do close by!

    Reviewed by TomJul 2021

  • "Cow Drove Cottage was beautiful, well- decorated and well-equipped."

    The area was breathe taking with lots to do and see. We will definitely consider returning!

    Reviewed by JustinJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2021

  • "The cottage was delightful, spotless, pretty and well-appointed."

    Our host was ideal: warm, helpful and welcoming but left us to ourselves unless needed. The area was stunning and unspoilt, away from holiday crowds, but offering pretty villages and decent pubs to eat nearby. We had a lovely relaxing time and plan to go again.

    Reviewed by HarrietMay 2021

  • "Hostess Paula, made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble just a phone call away on an internal line."

    What a gem of a place! Spotlessly clean and beautifully presented with quality furnishings and toiletries provided. Luxurious fluffy towels and bathrobes for after your soak in the huge bath! Some bad weather during our visit meant we stayed in on some days, but what a lovely spot to relax and unwind. Easy access to many beautiful places to visit. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2021

  • "A beautifully equipped and comfortable cottage in a delightful rural setting - and a charming owner!"

    Reviewed by StuartMay 2021

  • "Lovely comfy, well equipt cottage,we we're made very welcome by owners, nothing too much trouble, felt very safe with the covid measures in place and would recomend this cottage to friends and family, would really consider a return visit."

    Reviewed by LyndaApr 2021

  • "We had a very pleasant stay at Cow Drove Cottage last week."

    Paula met us on arrival and told us all we needed to know. The cottage is well equipped and has its own garden space, and covered outdoor area with a whole variety of seating areas to catch the sun at different times of the day. It is a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2021

  • "A beautifully renovated cottage in peaceful surroundings."

    Paula was lovely and welcoming, left a list of recommendations for local pubs to eat/drink, which we had breakfast/dinner at and were great. We visited Bath and the Sandbanks (both within an hours drive). Would deffo return!

    Reviewed by HannahApr 2021

  • "We have recently returned from a wonderful 3-night break at Cow Drove Cottage."

    Paula made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. The cottage has been beautifully renovated with large airy rooms and is very tastefully decorated throughout with exceptional attention to detail. The cottage was immaculate, and every caution has been taken to ensure the cottage is Covid safe. The cottage is ideally situated in a beautiful location ideal for exploring Wiltshire, Dorset, or Somerset. Unfortunately, our car broke down on the way home so not quite the relaxed end to the holiday we had hoped, but the last few days away have been so relaxing neither of us minded too much. We cannot recommend this cottage highly enough and will most certainly will be returning when we are next in the area.

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request) bedroom with en-suite free standing bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Underfloor central heating and electric log effect stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared laundry facilities, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Secure off-road parking
  • Electric car charging point
  • Large open barn with outside dining area with BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property does not accept children
  • Note: Anti-allergy bedding available on request
  • Note: Check in time will be between 4pm and 9pm, Check-out 10am.

The property

Light and airy rooms, with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, offer an open plan living space with a fully fitted, well equipped kitchen, dining and sitting area.

Comfy furniture, TV and an electric log effect stove, make it the ideal place to relax on a chilly winter’s night.

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Park Farm Cottages

Set within 28 acres of gardens, paddocks and woodland, the beautiful Georgian farmhouse and old barns at Park Farm, have been lovingly restored over 7 years. The once derelict 18th century farm courtyard has been converted to provide two exceptional, one bedroom cottages, with delightful private gardens, and luxury accommodation for adults. The owners pride themselves on their efforts to helping the environment. Unlimited hot water and the underfloor heating are supplied from a renewable energy biomass boiler, and an electric car charging point is available for guests in the large secure parking area. Park Farm is located on the outskirts of the village of East Knoyle on the Wiltshire/Dorset border. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cottages are well positioned for exploring the wonderful countryside of the Cranborne Chase, Thomas Hardy’s Blackmore Vale and the dramatic Jurassic Coast. The ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury, with Gold Hill of the Hovis Bread advert fame, is nearby. The Cathedral cities of Salisbury and Wells, and Bath with it’s famous Roman Baths are perfect for a day trip. The popular visitor attraction of the world renowned Longleat Safari Park is just 6 miles away. Many National Trust, English Heritage and Royal Horticultural Society properties, including Stonehenge, Stourhead and Sherborne Castle are within easy reach.

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About the location


Shaftesbury 5 miles; Gillingham 7 miles.

The two rural communities of East and West Knoyle, the former being the birthplace of Sir Christopher Wren, sit on the Wiltshire side of the Dorset border and are also close to the border with Somerset. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and on the edge of the Blackmore Vale, the gentle rolling West Wiltshire downland is dotted with picturesque villages and lovely walks, with the impressive house and gardens at Stourhead just a short drive away. Close by, there are opportunities for sailing available at Shear Water, which borders the Longleat Estate, well-known for its Safari Park and stunning stately home. There are numerous places of interest worth visiting nearby, including mystical Stonehenge, the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury and the impressive city of Bath. This is a delightful rural base from which to explore this fascinating area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season