Old Turnpike Cottage (sleeping up to 6), appeared as their "Thatched Property of the Week" in the Sunday Times - a charming traditional stone, thatched cottage in the pretty Wiltshire village of Teffont which is mentioned in the Domesday Book. It has a large inglenook fireplace and its own private south facing lawned garden with great views and a summerhouse. There are good transport links (Tisbury railway station is 4.4 miles away) and the village is 2.5 miles from the A303. Nearby there are great walks, country pubs, a National Trust property (Dinton Park & Philipps House) beautiful views of the English countryside. It is ideally situated for exploring all the local attractions of Stonehenge, Old Sarum, Salisbury Cathedral, Wilton House and the Nadder Valley which is well known for its fishing. Bath is a little further away and Bournemouth and its beaches about one hour's drive.
- Cottage828 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 bedroom cottage with large Inglenook Fireplace, & Garden with pretty Summerhouse
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- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 14, 2018
About Andy Graham
We bought this beautiful cottage in March 2014. We hope you will enjoy staying in it as much as we do.
Andy Graham purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Andy Graham chose Teffont
We love the area and it is close to family.
What makes this Cottage unique
There is a pop up bakery on a Saturday in the village hall and a country house hotel (Howards' House), a short walk away. Teffont is a beautiful village and has its own website with information on walks, history etc:
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautifully equipped cottage
The cottage has beautiful furniture in a modern country style. It is well equipped and has a wonderful garden.
The sleeping rooms are very cosy with comfortable beds and the entire cottage is a place were we enjoyed staying during the sometimes cold weather.
As it is at a remote location it is very quiet, that we appreciated very much.
We went to visit Bath, Swanage and other locations that are about 1 hour drive from the cottage.
The Old Turnpike Cottage is a wonderful period thatched cottage in a beautiful village and an area of outstanding natural beauty. Yet it is centrally located to visit many good places within an hours drive.
Of course it is warm and cozy, but more than that it is set up with everything you need and so is easy to live in. Now I can happily say I have learned how to use an aga cooker. It was a great experience in a picture book thatched cottage.
A beautiful fully equipped cottage
A home from home in a beautiful location.
I went and stayed at the beautiful Old Turnpike Cottage with some friends for a long weekend in October 2017.
The cottage was equipped with absolutely everything we could have needed and wanted.
The interior of the cottage is exquisitely done up and it is so cosy.
All of the beds in the house are especially comfortable which I think is very important (as someone who suffers from a bad back).
The area is also really beautiful with a lot to offer, and we also all found it geographically very easy to get to as well.
I am very much looking forward to planning my next visit to Old Turnpike!
Our stay was in mid winter but with fire roaring away the cottage was cosy. Lovely village where you could forget what century you were in. One criticism was that the mattress was too hard for us.
Hi Jeff, I'm so sorry that you found the mattress was too hard - the mattresses are all special Hypnos ones, and we've only had very positive comments about the comfort of the beds up until now, but I can appreciate how having a back condition can sometimes make sleeping in a different bed uncomfortable, so apologies again.
Coast/Beach: According to the AA route finder Bournemouth and its beaches are approx 1 hour's drive away Travel: TRAIN: The nearest station is Tisbury (10 minutes by car/taxi) CAR: If you want the freedom to explore the area we would recommend having a car. There is space for one car on the property as well as on street parking. BUS: Teffont has five buses per day to and from Salisbury (Wilts&Dorset Route 25); timetables are displayed in each of the bus shelters. There are also Lever’s coaches into Salisbury on Tuesdays and Saturdays (market days there) and to both Tisbury and Warminster on Thursdays. Distances: Tisbury: 4.4 miles Wilton: 7.4 miles Salisbury: 11 miles Shaftesbury: 12.8 miles Stonehenge: 12.8 miles Warminster: 14.5 miles Further Details: Sainsburys, Ocado and Tesco all deliver to the property. There are great farm shops nearby (The Ginger Piggery at Boynton, Pythouse Kitchen Garden Shop & Cafe,West Hatch, Ludwell Stores and T Buttling Butchers Shop, Ludwell). There is a country market at Tisbury on the first and third Saturday of the month, 10.00 am - 11.00 am. On Saturdays (9am to midday) there is a pop up bakery in the Teffont Village Hall (and film nights are also held there - for further details see the film club info: http://www.teffont.com). At the furthest end of the village (Teffont Evias) is The Howard House Hotel which has a very good reputation for its food: http://howardshousehotel.co.uk. Great Pubs/Eating Out The Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove The Royal Oak, Swallowcliffe The King John Inn, Tollard Royal The Beckford Arms, Fonthill Gifford The Lamb, Hindon The Angel, Hindon There are several nearby festivals: Salisbury International Arts Festival (23 May to 7 June) The Deverills Festival (2- 5 May) Chalk Valley History Festival, Broad Chalke (23-29 June) Larmer Tree Festival (between Salisbury & Blandford) (16 to 20 July) Wilton Classic Supercars Event (10 August)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: The Cottage is available to rent only on a weekly basis, but we are happy to let it for weekends or part weeks with a minimum stay of 3 nights (see rates above). Please send 50% deposit to secure booking. Balance payable a month before your visit. Changeover Day: Changeover day is generally FRIDAY but depending on other bookings, we can be flexible. The Cottage is available from 3pm on the day of arrival. Check out is by 10.30am on the day you leave.