|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Delightful Cottage for Six People
Penney Cottage is located in the 14c village of Heytesbury, about 5 miles southeast of Warminster and just off the A36 Bath to Salisbury road. The cottage was converted from 2 small labourers cottages and comfortably accommodates up to 6 adults.
It has 1 and 1/2 baths... a large dining room able to seat 8 dinner guests and a spacious living room with a wood burning stove. A fully equipped kitchen has an electric stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher.
There are enough utensils, dishes and crystal to serve a full course meal for 8 people.
Throw out ½ empty containers of perishables from the refrigerator before you leave. Use your judgment.
Close the windows when you leave. Run the dishwasher every (2-3) days to prevent calcium build up. Run it empty if necessary.
Feel free to drink some of the liquor in the living room cabinet, but please replenish it if you finish the bottle. Do not allow young children to be alone in the East bedroom. The windows are just above floor level. The house faces south.
There is to be no smoking in the cottage. The fire extinguisher is located in the kitchen. Do not let the wood stove get hotter than 500° F.
The French windows in the living room lead out to the secluded garden that is set up with tables and chairs for your afternoon tea. Also, there is a separate washer and dryer in the laundry room.
Bath-24 miles, Salisbury-20 miles, Stonehenge-12 miles.
Our experience was fabulous! We were 2 couples staying for a week and loved it! The owner was very helpful when we booked the stay....he answered my many questions accurately and with patience, and was very pleasant to get along with. He made booking was a very pleasant and positive experience when I was actually a bit nervous trying to book accommodations on another continent 6-8 months in advance in a different currency and sight unseen!
As far as the home itself...it was perfect for us! We wanted a comfortable home that could serve as a home base for sightseeing yet a home for visiting with friends that we don't see often (we are Americans and met our Dutch friends there for a week). The kitchen and dining room were completely furnished with everything we needed for cooking every meal (except a couple of meals at the local pub which was fantastic!) and we greatly enjoyed that part of our experience. The living room was quite comfortable and nicely furnished for visiting and watching t.v. There was a nice selection of books on the shelf with some games as well--we enjoyed using the books to find places in the area to explore (Cheddar Gorge and the cheesemaking plant was very interesting, Stonehenge is close by, Salisbury has everything and is easily worth 2 days, Bath speaks for itself, and Warminster and Heytesbury are lovely little villages as well!).
The 4 bedrooms were beautifully furnished, clean, and complete with comfortable beds! The full bath included a shower as well as a separate tub which we enjoyed in recovering from jet lag! The half bath downstairs was also very handy. Washer and dryer worked well which was nice!
All in all, this really was a perfect spot for us and I'd highly recommend it and also booking with this owner!
The Mistake was the name of the good hotel in Warminster, instead of The Dove Inn, I should have written The Bath Arms. Please could you amend this for me.
As a Brit living in Australia I need to see the glorious green and gold which is England in the Summertime once a year.
For the last two years myself and my husband have booked Penney Cottage from David for 6 weeks at a time. We love staying here as it is so comfortable and welcoming and situated in a delightful village in the Wiltshire countryside. Beautiful walks through the lanes and byways and down by the river Wylye. Only 3 miles from Warminster, a small town with 3 supermarkets, and The Dove Inn in the main street serves very good and reasonable meals.
Being an older couple we do not want to rush around every day and we are quite happy to just laze about in the cottage, when it rains or we just feel like a day off. The cottage has lots of good books music cd's and a flat screen TV as well as games and puzzles for entertainment. Our host, although we have not met, could not be more helpful and accommodating and has now become a friend. This is a wonderful place to stay.
For anyone staying for any length of time I would suggest joining the National Trust as there is so much in the way of history, beautiful gardens and grand mansions to see not far from the cottage.
Having stayed in many cottages in England over the years Penney Cottage is by far and away our favourite.
This cottage was perfect - very spacious, cozy, nicely decorated, all the amenities of home with a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, wireless, etc. We couldn't have been more pleased. One of the bedrooms has a king bed, another with a queen, the third with a double, and the fourth bedroom has a single bed. Immaculately clean too. There is a nice back yard surrounded by a large garden of beautiful flowers and patio furniture for a relaxing cocktail outside after a busy day of sightseeing. It's located in a very nice, safe, quiet neighborhood. Plenty of room to park your car on the street. Only a couple blocks walk from the two neighborhood pubs, a nice walking trail, and easy access to the main roads. It's also centrally located to many outstanding sights in Bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Wells, Glastonbury, the Cotswolds and several castles. It was difficult to leave! The owner was incredibly helpful by calling us upon arrival and during the stay. He gave us ideas on places to go, including local pubs, shopping and historic sights. There was a bus stop right in town so I assume if you didn't have a car you would still be able to get around using public transportation. You will love this place!
Penney cottage was lovely. It was all you might expect from an English cottage and more. History and all the modern conveniences all located in the quiet village of Heytesbury. The cottage was clean and came with all the little extras including a Christmas pudding and wine. The owner was very helpful and made sure everything was perfect. A friend even came out on Christmas Eve to help us figure out the furnace. Talk about service!! We would certainly stay at the cottage again in the future and would highly recommend this fantastic spot to anyone looking to spend time in one of the most beautiful and historic locations in England! With Bath, Salisbury, Longleat, Stonehenge and numerous lovely villages all within 45 minutes Heytesbury is the perfect to explore this part of England. We especially enjoyed Bath and also had a lovely walk over the Westbury White Horse. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to stay at Penney Cottage.
Penny Cottage is wonderful! The owner is an incredibly kind man. He was available to talk on the phone and make sure everything went smoothly. He offered up recommendations of places to visit and good places to eat nearby.
The Cottage itself is the most wonderful combination of an old house, with every modern comfort. It was stocked with everything we could possibly need and the price was generous. The location is very central. We all slept well in the comfortable beds. They even arranged a bottle of wine and cheese for us when we arrived, which was great because when we got in after a flight delay, the restaurants in the area were already closed.
The place was spotless and there were helpful notes for how to use the phone and internet. It was a beautiful, comfortable, charming place to stay, made even more so by an owner who went far above and beyond to make sure we had everything we could want. I love visiting the UK and hope to stay there again.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes||25% with reservation,balance on arrival.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.