Charming Thatched Cottage. Sleeps 4
Charming Thatched Cottage. Sleeps 4
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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A charming, thatched cottage with a large garden, situated on a quiet country, no-through, lane and surrounded by stunning views of the countryside. Located in picturesque Horningsham, the village of Longleat Safari Park, there are lots of lovely walks from the doorstep and plenty of attractions to visit in the area.

The space

This detached cottage, some of it dating back to the 16th century, was probably built to house local weavers. The original one up one down cottage is now the spacious kitchen and upstairs twin bedroom, both with original beams (and staircase, see note below). It has since been extended several times to give a large sitting room and dining area, bathroom and double bedroom on the ground floor.

There is a Clavinova for those who can't bear to be without a piano even on holiday and there is enough space to rehearse a string quartet (just a thought!)

We love it here, it's just as nice holing up against the weather as when it's wonderfully sunny.

There is parking for up to three cars.

Guest access

Access to the cottage is up a hill and the stairs up to the twin bedroom are steep and uneven so this property might not be suitable for small children or the infirm.

Interaction with guests

We do not live on-site, so you'll have the place to yourselves, but someone is not far away if there are any problems.

Other things to note

Mobile reception can be patchy as it is in a secluded valley. You can find some signal to most networks, although you might need to go into the garden. There is wireless internet in the study which reaches most rooms.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- No barbeques


27 Reviews

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Ian User Profile
September 2017
This was our second visit to the cottage and was a great location for an event we were attending at Longleat. As before, a quiet unspoilt location with everything we needed for our stay. The housekeeper visited on our second day to see if we needed anything done - a nice, unexpected touch!

Alice User Profile
September 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay as a family in this well equipped cottage. Views are exquisite and would definitely recommend.

Dan User Profile
September 2017
Quiet. Lovely. Clean. Comfy. It's great here!

Helen User Profile
September 2017
A marvellous little cottage, providing a perfect base for exploring all the nearby areas and attractions. It had everything we needed, and the location and scenery just added to the perfection. Ed was a great host, made sure everything was easily accessible with fab communication.

Lucy User Profile
August 2017
A beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting. Lovely spacious kitchen and dining area, great for a family night in. Enjoyed looking out on the pretty garden and watching the pheasants passing through. Just 5 minutes away from Longleat safari park where we had 2 fun days. The Bath arms does a lovely meal with a good children's menu too! :D Ed was a super host!!

Bob User Profile
August 2017
Splendid cottage in a wonderful location. So much green space that this little city dweller was mildly overwhelmed by it all. What a perfect few days :)

Helen User Profile
August 2017
Quaint tiny old cottage with a more recent extension to make it a good size for 4. Comfy beds Crisp sheets Cosy blankets Well resourced kitchen Lovely garden Peaceful Great host Clean but in need of a touch of paint here and there. Old properties are tricky to maintain and it's not perfect (problems with a bit of damp I think) but we were happy and comfortable.

London, United KingdomJoined in March 2015
Ed User ProfileEd is a superhost.
Originally London, increasingly in love with all things outdoors.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Ed’s place.
Aileen and Joanne help host.

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