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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?

  • 9

    Matthias

    Posted by anonymous

    For us the best thing about this cottage was the big old enclosed garden with all its fruit trees and the lawn. The rooms are comfy and the only drawback is that there is no second bathroom upstairs (remodel the area above the kitchen?).

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2018 13/08/2018
  • 10

    Rebecca

    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

    Nicola

    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
7.6 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews collected by ReeVoo