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Guest House Worton England


The Carriage House stands at the entrance to an impressive, Grade II listed mansion in the small village of Worton, 6 miles from the attractive market town of Devizes. The house provides an ideal base from which to explore the many attractions of this fascinating part of Wiltshire. The area is rich in prehistoric sites such as Avebury Stone Circle, Silbury Hill and Kennet Long Barrow and is also of interest for its industrial past - Crofton Beam Engines and a working windmill at Wilton. Narrow boat trips can be enjoyed on the nearby Kennet and Avon Canal and there is plenty of good walking on Salisbury Plain with immediate access onto a public footpath from the house. For keen anglers lake fishing is available within walking distance at Mill Farm Fisheries.

The historic towns of Bradford-on-Avon, and Marlborough, well known for their antique shops, pubs and restaurants, are a short drive from Worton, while the Georgian city of Bath, a World Heritage site, the cathedral city of Salisbury and Stonehenge are within half an hour’s drive. Further afield, The Cotswolds and Oxford are within reach for a day’s excursion.

Stylishly decorated and furnished, the accommodation comprises the major part of the former Carriage House, which has been carefully restored by its current owners. There is ample space for a larger group but it is equally suitable for a smaller party for which there is a reduced, small party tariff. Guests will have access to parts of the extensive grounds surrounding the main house, including use of the hard tennis court, the adjoining, secluded, walled garden and former deer park beyond. The main house is of considerable architectural and historical interest. Built in the early 20th century, it was reputedly used by Churchill, Eisenhower and Sikorsky for secret meetings during the 2nd World War.

Accommodation

Entrance into a large and very attractive sitting room with open fireplace and a spacious dining area at one end of the room. Fitted kitchen with integral appliances. Downstairs double bedroom with king-size bed. Shower room/wc accessible both from the bedroom and the hallway. Door out to a passageway at the side of the house. Upstairs: 3 bedrooms: one with zip & link beds offering a choice of super king-size double or two single beds, one double with 4’6” bed and one with a drawer bed providing one or two singles, as required. Family bathroom/wc with separate shower over the bath.

Outside: cobbled courtyard garden area immediately in front of the house with garden furniture as well as access to the extensive grounds around the main house, including use of a hard tennis court and adjoining, secluded, walled garden.

Services

  • Open fireplace – Initial supply of logs included in rent
  • Oil fired central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and a welcome pack included in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Smart HD 40” TV (Freeview)
  • DVD player
  • CD/radio
  • WiFi broadband
  • Telephone for incoming and local calls
  • Glass, ceramic hob
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Auto washing machine
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars by the house
  • Nearest shop in Potterne 2 miles
  • Village pub a minute’s walk
  • Further good pubs within a 10 mile radius
  • £150 refundable dilapidations deposit payable on booking
  • Non-smokers only


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