The Manse is new to this site. For all our reviews please see Holiday Lettings site. Most are 5 star reviews and will give a good idea as to what we offer our guests. A Victorian cottage, The Manse is bright and sunny and is situated in a very quiet location away from any street noise, yet less than two minutes stroll from Marlborough's historic high street with it's many shops, pubs and restaurants. There is off street parking for one car, which is rare in Marlborough! The garden has a small lawned area with table and chairs for relaxing. There is also a washing line for your use.
The cottage has been totally renovated and has wooden floors throughout, except for the bathroom. The kitchen has a stone floor. The kitchen is well equipped and has marble work tops. You should find just about all you will need for your stay. It has a Miele oven, hob and dishwasher. There is a microwave, toaster, kettle, radio etc. There are plenty of glasses, crockery, cutlery etc. The sitting/dining room has two comfy Laura Ashley sofas, a TV with free view, DVD player, occasional tables and plenty of lamps. The dining table seats 4 people comfortably.The shower room has a roomy shower, hand basin and toilet. The washing machine is in the airing cupboard in the bathroom. There is also a separate toilet and basin. The two comfortable bedrooms, both with plenty of storage in wardrobes and drawers accommodate up to four guests. We provide all bed linen and towels for your stay and are always available if any problems should arise. There are no added costs for extras such as laundry, cleaning etc. The price you pay is all inclusive!
The Manse is situated in the heart of the county and is perfect for exploring the whole area. Marlborough, with its wide high street is packed with designer shops, restaurants, bars and it even has an independent record shop! It is a thriving market town with a market held twice a week. It is also well known for the famous ‘Marlborough College’, attended by many well known people.
Marlborough is within easy reach of Salisbury, Stonehenge, Devizes, Lacock, Avebury, Silbury Hill, the West Kennet Long Barrow, Bath and the Salisbury Plain. The Kennet and Avon Canal, running from Bristol to Reading is seven miles south of Marlborough. Great for walking or a trip on a canal boat. The Cotswolds are close by. South Wales and the coast are also within driving distance.
Wiltshire offers so much history and stunning countryside. It is known for its large open skies. Marlborough is the perfect place for a base to enjoy walks along the Ridgeway or Wansdyke. The downs are great for mountain biking, Savernake Forest on the edge of Marlborough for walking, cycling or just relaxing and the Salisbury Plain is ideal for walking, cycling or bird watching. It's no great surprise that the BBC and film makers consistently return to Wiltshire , particularly to Lacock and Castle Combe for the making of period dramas.
The wonderful, historic City of Bath offers numerous shops, bars and restaurants. A visit to the Roman Baths, the Abbey, Royal Crescent and the river are all a must. The atmosphere around the Abbey is wonderful, having many street artists who entertain.
Salisbury's Cathedral with its enviable grounds and close is a lovely place for a relaxing stroll. It is close to the shopping area with its many bars/pubs and restaurants. Further south is the New Forest a stunning area of natural beauty and the coast at Bournemouth with its famous Sand Banks peninsular and beach. All these wonderful places are close enough for a day trip.
Visit the Cotswolds with stunning scenery; rolling hills, thatched medieval villages, churches and stately homes built of distinctive local yellow limestone. The 102-mile Cotswold Way walking trail follows the Cotswold Edge escarpment from Bath in the south to Chipping Campden in the north. To the east are the small towns of Newbury and Hungerford, a haven for antique enthusiasts! Oxford is about fifty miles away. To the west is Lacock, where parts of Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice were filmed, Castle Combe (Dr Dolittle) and Bowood House with its wonderful house and gardens, adventure playground and golf course.
There is a main line railway station at Great Bedwyn (five to seven miles away). Hungerford, Pewsey and Swindon also have stations.