About this listing
Welcome to our spacious village house decorated in a contemporary style. The bedroom overlooks the rear garden and has a comfortable, king-sized bed. Directly next to your bedroom is a private bathroom with a large, deep bath and overhead shower.
Our house is on a quiet street in Great Bedwyn. We have plenty of parking and a large kitchen that overlooks a lovely garden. There is no television in the bedroom, but we have a wide selection of lovely books! If you would like to watch TV, just ask - you are very welcome to use the living room which has big, squashy sofas, a wood burner and a large TV. You are also free to relax on the deck or in the garden. We also have a secure garage for storing bicycles if you have them and we are biker friendly. We have a big fluffy cat who may come and say hello to you.
Tea and coffee on arrival. Breakfast is served in the kitchen, or in your room if you prefer. We are happy to make you tea and coffee any time, and you are also welcome to use the kitchen to make your own drinks.
Interaction with guests
We will be here to welcome you and will be available during your stay if there is anything we can do for you, but will respect your privacy and be unobtrusive. Please feel free to ask us if you need anything, or have any questions about the surrounding area.
Great Bedwyn is a pretty, rural Wiltshire village between Marlborough and Hungerford. Situated on the Kennet & Avon Canal, the village has a pub, The Three Tuns, which serves excellent food, a post office with bakery, a shop, church and a mainline railway station with lines running direct to Paddington and the West Country. There is a wonderful Michelin-starred restaurant a mile away, a fish and chip van on Tuesdays and many other excellent pubs and restaurants in the surrounding villages. We can book tables for you prior to arrival. The area itself is full of historical interest - just minutes from the house are the Grade I Listed Crofton Beam Engines, Wilton Windmill, a thatched 13th Century chapel, the K & A canal (you can see narrowboats from our garden) and Savernake Forest. The village and surrounding area is perfect for walkers, bikers and cyclists to explore, with National Cycle Routes running through the village. The closest towns are Marlborough (which hosts an internationally famous Jazz festival in the summer) and Hungerford, which are seven and five miles away respectively. Also within easy driving distance are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Avebury and Stonehenge, Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow, Salisbury Plain, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), the Caen Hill flight of 27 canal locks and Wadworth Brewery in Devizes, the Ridgeway and Uffington White Horse. This part of Wiltshire is also a hotbed of crop circles in summer! The cities of Salisbury and Bath are around an hour's drive away.
There is a fairly good bus service to Marlborough from the village. Trains run regularly to Hungerford, Newbury, Reading and London and to the West Country. There are a number of local taxis in the neighbouring town of Hungerford - Hungerford Town Cars, 1st Direct Cars or Hungerford Taxis.
Other things to note
The village is very peaceful, with no light pollution or traffic noise, but the railway runs through the village and although we are double-glazed, you may hear the odd train as one or two run through the night. We are happy to accommodate any special dietary requests, such as soya milk or gluten-free bread, if you let us know in advance. Taxis to and from local pubs and restaurants can be arranged.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We welcome guests any day of the week, but we both work full-time so check in is generally from 17.30 and check out by 08.30 Monday to Friday and the house is not accessible during the day.
Weekends are more flexible; check in time is from 15.00, check out by 10.30. Other check in/out times may be possible by arrangement but we cannot provide guests with keys, so please ask if you have any specific requirements or contact me before making your booking.
We want you to relax and enjoy your stay in a home-from-home setting. Please treat our home as you would wish yours to be treated. Smoking allowed in the garden. No pets.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.