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  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Pets
  • Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
  • Shower Cubicle
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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This period holiday property is brimming with history and character, as it was once part of Heytesbury House.

This period holiday property is brimming with history and character, as it was once part of Heytesbury House.

Brimming with history and charm, this unique period holiday cottage was once part of Heytesbury House. The poet Siegfried Sassoon spent the latter part of his life at Heytesbury House, which he purchased in 1933, and his son George Sassoon grew up there and inherited the house. By 1939, there were sixteen new residents at Heytesbury, evacuees sent for safety at the beginning of the Second World War. In 1942, the evacuees left Heytesbury and were replaced by American troops in November. By the middle of 1944, there were twenty five American troops sleeping in the house and another thousand camped in the grounds. The house is full of character, with slate floors, beams, a fireplace with original lantern-style chimney, and quirky criss-cross beams in the double bedroom.
Heytesbury is a quiet village on the River Wylye and on the edge of Salisbury Plain. It is a beautiful walking area and within 30 minutes’ drive of Avebury, Bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Stourhead and Westbury White Horse, and only a 10 minute drive from Longleat. The Wylye Valley is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space: With slate floor and French doors leading to garden.
Living area: With open fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet, leading to...
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2: With double bed, single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements), sloping ceiling and beams, leading to...
Bedroom 3: With single bed.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Welcome pack. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There is limited headroom on the stairway and access to single bedroom.

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What do our customers say?

  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    The Forge is a fantastic, quirky, welcoming cottage. Directions provided by the owner were incredibly easy to follow, even in the dark! On arrival we were greeted by a cosy, welcoming, clean and inviting cottage. It was dark so we didn’t explore the grounds until the morning; but within minutes we were unpacked and enjoying a glass of wine in front of a lovely open fire. For some the quirky layout of the cottage may not be to their taste, but we found it added to the charm of the property and was very in keeping with the unique feel of the property; suiting our requirements perfectly. In the morning we weren't disappointed by the grounds...they are as gorgeous as the cottage. Fully enclosed garden meant that the dogs were able to explore freely and thoroughly enjoyed it! There were various tubs of wild bird seed to put out, with squirrels and gorgeous wild birds coming by for quick bite! Such a relaxing environment. The best element of the grounds was the gorgeous, silky and friendly guinea pigs. Vegetables and dry food were available for us to feed them and there was plenty of hay if it got chilly. Having read in the property description that there were guinea pigs, we were all very excited and looking forward to meeting them. It was a most idyllic environment for the whole family to unwind and be surrounded by wildlife. I can imagine in Summer the opportunities for relaxing in the garden would enhance further the experience and we’re looking forward to experiencing it again! Inshort; The Forge was as described on the website and did not disappoint :)

    Confirmed guest, 04/12/2017 16/12/2017
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    A wonderful cottage in a great location. The cottage was well equipped and we had everything we needed for our stay. The bed was amazingly comfortable & the log fire was a lovely extra on cold autumn evenings! Would definitely stay again

    Confirmed guest, 06/11/2017 21/11/2017
  • 7


    Posted by anonymous

    The large, enclosed garden attracted us to this property and it proved to be excellent for keeping our two dogs happy although external lighting would have been a benefit. The property is attractive and well equipped with excellent sofas and comfortable beds. The layout is a little quirky and not entirely to our taste - particularly having to go through the only toilet/shower room to access the downstairs bedroom. If there had been more than two of us this would have been an issue. You are very close to the neighbours who share the drive (they seemed very friendly) however, they do sit under the hall window and can see directly into the property. The Forge is located on the edge of Heytesbury in a quiet location with only minor traffic noise from the distant main road. The village is very pleasant with numerous walks around the area. Your basic requirements are met by the local Post Office with food and drink being provided by the two local pubs. I would however, recommend trying further afield for quality catering. In conclusion I would say that the majority of people would have a very enjoyable stay at this property but that both it and the garden would benefit from some additional tlc. The owner also keeps two guinea pigs in the garden and asks if you would mind feeding them. I would imagine that most renters would not mind but I do feel that it places a degree of responsibility on them and worry that sufficient and competent care is not always being given. I do not think that a rental property is an ideal location for any animals.

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017 02/10/2017

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; I'm glad you enjoyed your time at The Forge and I appreciate your thoughts. As you have pointed out the layout of The Forge is quirky. I had hoped that would be understood from the online description but it can be hard to picture these things. I think it will be helpful when the website comes with floor plans of the cottages. The Forge was converted from former 19th century stable buildings - it’s not in any way a traditional house. I put in the extra bedroom downstairs to make the most of the space because I wanted families to be able to enjoy staying at the Forge as the garden is so nice for children. Most my guests don't mind this quirky layout because they enjoy a bedroom that opens up onto the garden as there is access that way too but I quite agree that it doesn't suit everyone. I will try to advise the site of a better form of words so no one is disappointed when they arrive. I'm so sorry you were worried about looking after the Guinea pigs - a friend has agreed to look after them if any guests don't want to take on that responsibility which is why I asked you beforehand if you minded. It was kind of you to say yes, I didn't mean to worry you. Some of our guests with children really enjoy looking after them but Guinea pigs aren't everyone's cup of tea! Our neighbours are new and as you say friendly. I have never known previous occupants of that house to sit by our hall window - there is usually a large plant pot there. However from what you say it would be a good idea for me to fit a blind and I will do so. Garden lighting is also on my to do list!
  • 8


    Posted by anonymous

    Really enjoyed it here, especially the lovely garden

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2017 12/09/2017
8.2 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by ReeVoo