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Beautiful Thatched Grade II Listed Cottage near Stonehenge & Salisbury

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 828 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedroom cottage with large Inglenook Fireplace, & Garden with pretty Summerhouse

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.

Andy Graham
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 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:


Teffont Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 828 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Chimney fan must be used if having a fire (see details elsewhere)
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Downstairs loo - toilet , Loo and basin
  • Upstairs: 1 family bathroom with separate bath and shower Downstairs: 1 wc
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Kingsize (5ft) Bedroom 2: Zip and Link Beds (i.e. two singles (3ft) or one 6ft super king) Bedroom 3: Two single beds (Bedroom 3 also has a basin) None of the rooms are big enough for a travel cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
Children: The cottage is compact with quite steep stairs and a large fireplace, so it may not be suitable for very small children, but happy to discuss! Dogs: Please contact us if you wish to bring a well behaved dog. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is cleaned thoroughly prior to your arrival. Bed linen and towels can be included by prior arrangement at an extra cost of £12.50 per person per visit/week. Logs: There will be a full log basket by the fire for your visit. Additional logs can be used from the small log store outside the back door. Outside: As well as a pretty front garden, there is a very good sized garden at the rear with views across fields. At the far end is a Summerhouse with a table and chairs and beyond that 2 sheds and our personal log store. There is a kitchen terrace with an outside table and benches that can comfortably seat 6-8 people. Other: Off street parking for one car. Other cars can be parked opposite


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Beautiful Thatched Grade II Listed Cottage near Stonehenge & Salisbury
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A beautiful fully equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

A home from home in a beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Best cottage ever

  • 5 of 5

Charming, well equipped cottage in lovely village, couldn't fault it.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Beautiful Cottage, very clean and everything was to a very high standard

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this holiday cottage is outstanding.......the detailed information we received before our stay was fantastic as was being met by the caretaker who gave us a thorough overview of the cottage. I had taken my Parents and they thoroughly enjoyed their stay, as did I. It's all the little details Charlotte and Andy have covered in the cottage; my Mum continuously commented how nice the cottage smelt, how nicely it was decorated and to such a high standard. The beds were extremely comfortable and having afternoon tea outside the summer house was bliss. We ate out at three of the pubs that had been suggested and all were brilliant. The village is idilic as are the views when driving around this area. I highly recommend this cottage and hope that I am lucky enough to visit again one day.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay. Absolutely beautiful village with picturesque views and friendly people.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Compasses, Chicksgrove
Car: recommended


According to the AA route finder Bournemouth and its beaches are approx 1 hour's drive away


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.


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: At the furthest end of the village (Teffont Evias) is The Howard House Hotel which has a very good reputation for its food:

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $69.24
Refundable damage deposit $207.73

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.