About this listing
Great Bedwyn village is close to Marlborough, Hungerford, Savernake Forest & Kennet & Avon Canal. From our cottage’s comfortable en-suite ground-floor annex you can visit Avebury, other pre-historic sites, Crofton Beam engines and Wilton Windmill.
Our recently-converted ground-floor bedroom has an en-suite shower/toilet. The room has its own direct entrance so guests can come and go as they please. The bed can be double, twin or single (discounts offered for single occupancy or 3 night stays).
Continental style breakfast included: cereals, fruit, yoghurt and bread/toast which can be served in our adjoining dining room or outside in the garden on warm days . (Cooked breakfast extra by arrangement)
The room opens directly onto our decking seating area and garden which guests are welcome to enjoy. Babies are welcome too, travel cot available. Parents of toddlers just need to be aware that the property has many steps in the garden. The annex also has its own front entrance via the utility room. The bedroom is double-glazed and insulated. Heating is by radiators on the main central heating system. The electric heated towel rail can be switched on as required.
Interaction with guests
Bedwyn is a lovely, friendly traditional village and there's lots to see and do here, and in the surrounding area. We are happy to help guests with their trip to and make recommendations.
I'm a member of our local footpath group and would be pleased to advise on walks in the area.
My husband rings at our local churches and he could arrange for visiting bell-ringers to join the team for ringing.
Great Bedwyn lies within the North Wessex Downs, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, described on their website as 'a unique and spectacular landscape that includes tranquil open downland, ancient woodland and chalk streams in the centre of southern England'. The village has all the advantages of a traditional English village, plus a mainline railway station to London. The Three Tuns Pub is within walking distance and has an excellent restaurant, (Nov 2016 The Cross Keys is currently closed - awaiting new owners) a convenience store, a post-office selling freshly baked bread, cakes and filled rolls - don't miss Wiltshire's famous lardy cake!. Here you can also buy gifts, other essentials and pet supplies. There are plenty of other places to eat nearby too: pubs at Froxfield, Wilton and Shalbourne, a farm shop café near Hungerford, a café at Crofton (closed during the winter season), an Indian restaurant, an award winning restaurant at Little Bedwyn, and the visiting fish and chip van on Tuesdays!
There are many wonderful walks in the surrounding area, around Savernake Forest and along the Kennet and Avon canal. Marlborough hosts many annual events including, in July, a popular Jazz Festival and Marlborough College Summer School. There is also an annual Literary Festival, Open Studio weekends and the October Mop Fair. The Wiltshire Cycleway passes through the village, along with Sustrans National cycle routes 4 & 403.
Public Transport: Trains: Our village is fortunate to have its own railway station less than 10 minutes away on foot. Bedwyn is on the main line connecting London Paddington and the West Country. There’s a regular daytime schedule to London. Buses: There’s a weekday daytime service to Marlborough and Hungerford.
Airports: The closest airport is Heathrow, with a connecting coach service to Reading Station, on the direct line to Bedwyn. Transport connections from Gatwick or Stansted are via London. There is no taxi service operating from the village so it is best to book taxis in advance from Hungerford or Marlborough companies.
Guests' cars can be parked off-road at the front of the property.
Other things to note
Only the occasional train runs late at night through the village but these don't usually disturb our visitors.
Mobile telephone coverage is patchy in the village.
Please be patient if you don’t receive a reply to your booking enquiry immediately. Emails will be checked and replied to most mornings and evenings.
Sorry no pets.
Smoking only in the garden.
No take-away meals in the bedroom please.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I enjoy many activities of English village country life, including gardening, growing vegetables, walking in the countryside, competing in pub quizzes with my friends and spending time with my family. I work as a library assistant at a local independent school and also as an EFL teacher. I also do voluntary work helping foreign students in a local college, and I help run the shop and refreshments at our local windmill. My husband, Dave, is a telecoms engineer, bell-ringer and amateur dramatics enthusiast. We are new to B & B hosting but look forward to meeting the high standards of Airbnb hosts, and to sharing this interesting area and beautiful countryside with our guests.