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Heron’s Nest, Lovely Lodge Style Holiday Home With Private Garden Near Royal Woo

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage near Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England - Plenty Of Attractions In The Area, Near Bath, Bristol & Oxford, Shops, Pubs & Restaurants

This newly converted cottage has been lovingly designed, to created a 'home from home feeling'. The cottage has its own private, south facing garden which enjoys a peaceful location and stunning views. The woodlands and fields hold an abundance of wildlife and birdlife all of which can be viewed from the property. Heron's Nest is situated down a quiet lane, 3 miles from the famous town of Royal Wootton Bassett. There are plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy.

Please be advised change over days are Mondays and Fridays.

More Details

Hillary Walter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Hillary Walter

We are a family of 5 who have have recently renovated and extended our home and cottage. We love being outside and enjoy gardening. We have a small holding consisting of a variety of chickens, pigs, sheep and two ponies!!

I enjoy making jams, chutneys, cakes etc. Nick (my husband) has just bought a Smoker for fish and meat and has been experimenting with that!

Understandably, our friends call us Tom and Barbara!!

Hillary Walter purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Hillary Walter chose Cotswolds

We bought Burrington because of its location. We are situated down a very quiet lane surrounded by fields with a view of Tockenham wood, which has Tockenham Lake within it. You could hardly believe we're only 2 miles from Royal Wootton Bassett and therefore have easy access to the M4 - which makes Heron's Nest an easy to get to retreat!!

What makes this cottage unique

There are plenty of wonderful things to experience whilst staying at Heron's Nest. There are wonderful walks in and around us. Plenty of fabulous and interesting towns and cities to visit, Bath, Oxford, Marlborough, Bristol, Castle Combe and the Cotswolds are all within an hours drive

The property itself is well equipped - I have tried to create a home from home kitchen. The sitting room has all the normal appliances one would expect plus a variety of games.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Celebrating a birthday and belated Valentines.

Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank you x
Feb 2015
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Wiltshire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom: A beautiful tiled bathroom with under-floor heating and a heated towel rail. A modern bath with shower over it, a basin and toilet. Plenty of storage space.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom - 1 sofa bed ) Notes on bedrooms: The Bedroom has a double bed with 2 large chest of draws either side for storage. There is a dressing table with more storage, a digital TV, carpeted floor. Plus a double sofa bed in the living area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Notes on accommodation: Gas CH and under-floor heating in the bathroom, elec, T/cot. H/chair., W/machine., Wi-fi., Parking (2 cars)., Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 3 steps to patio. Outside: Small private south facing lawned garden. Patio table and 4 chairs. Sun shade for table. Charcoal barbecue Utility Room: Located under the stairs. Iron, ironing board, clothes airer, vacuum cleaner, mop, washing basket & pegs etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels included. For stays of more than a week fresh linen and towels are provided. Property cleaned and garden tidied for every booking to make you feel welcome and at home!


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Heron’s Nest, Lovely Lodge Style Holiday Home With Private Garden Near Royal Woo
average rating of 4.733333 based on 25 reviews

Cosy cottage in a rural setting

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped cottage. Spotlessly clean.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and for bringing the sunshine with you - what a lovely weekend! I trust you had a good trip home and perhaps we'll see you next time you're en route to Wales. Till then, Kind regards Hillary
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Beauty property. Very comfortable and very clean & spotless

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely warm welcome from the owner and made to feel very much at home. Beautiful surroundings.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything that you need is supplied ,it was very clean ,owners very welcoming .

  • 5 of 5

Small enclosed garden for our dog but with lots of dog walking areas nearby.

Plenty of interesting places to see in the area and when driving there is some fabulous countryside to admire .

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely warm and cosy cottage. Delicious homemade scones a wonderful welcoming touch. Friendly helpful hosts. Lots of information in the cottage which is well positioned for visits in the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahh - thank you for your kind words, I am so pleased you had a lovely time. Perhaps we'll see you at Heron's Nest again and I promise I'll make some more scones!!
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  • 5 of 5

What a lovely time we had staying at the Herons Nest, Hilary is a lovely bubbly person who made some very tasty scones for our arrival. The accommodation as everything you need, very peaceful area . Recommend the local indian takeaway.

If you want luxury, peace and quiet then definitely stay at the Herons Nest .

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahh - thank you for your very kind words, I'm so pleased you had a lovely time at Heron's Nest. I trust Bella enjoyed her walk yesterday and didn't get too muddy!! Hope to see you soon, till then. Kind regards Hillary
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A special magic cottage,,,,,

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cottage with the best hosts ever,

Hillary and Nick were so helpful along with Friday sconeswould highly recomend for a long or short stay,,,

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words. It was wonderful to have you both here and if you're ever coming down this way again, please come and see us x
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

There are plenty of riding centres that go out onto the Marlborough Downs or Salisbury Plains.

At the Cotwold Water Park there are many activities such as sailing courses, canoeing, skiing & cycling and plenty more - definitely worth a visit.


A car is necessary.

Bristol airport - 1 hour, Heathrow - 1 1/2 hours.

Portsmouth - 2 hours


Royal Wootton Bassett - 3 miles.

Swindon - 6 miles.

Bath - 30 miles

Cirencester - 20 miles

Further Details:

Bristol, Bath, Oxford, Reading, Salisbury, Cheltenham, Cotswold towns, Cirencester, Tetbury and Marlborough all within an hours drive.

Westonbirt Arboretum, Longleat, Bowood House, Chedworth Roman Villa, Avebury, Stonehenge, Kennet & Avon Canal, Thames & Severn Canal, Gloucester Docks, Cotswold Waterpark, Great Weston Railway Museum, Burford Wildlife Park, Slimbridge, Cotswold Farm Park (Adam Henson's Farm), again within an hours drive or less..


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $6.45

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be from
7 day break - Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday.
Short breaks : 3 day weekends from Friday to Monday, a 4 day-week from Monday to Friday.
50% of the rental is required as a booking confirmation deposit.
The balance to be paid 4 weeks before arrival.
Payments by cheque or electronic transfer.

Changeover Day:
Either Friday or Monday.
Arrival after 3pm. Departure by 10am.

Pets are welcome but there is a charge of 10.00 per animal, per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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