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Front door entry to Dining Hall, kitchen, stairs up to the mezzanine cloakroom with loo, basin & shower cubicleAs on cover, but taken from West St. showing the position of the Tulip Tree
A Place for All Seasons nr Stonehenge & Salisbury
A Place for All Seasons nr Stonehenge & Salisbury
5 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
5 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
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Ancient village cottage-beautiful countryside off beaten-track;the pristine R.Wylye by Nature Reserve(10min);Stonehenge(10min) w/o crowds-early & late;Salisbury(16min) Cathedral TowerTour, Magna Carta;Stourhead (28min)most beautiful of all great landscape gardens;Classical Bath architecture(54min);Kimmeridge Jurassic Marine Life (80min); Wilton(10 min; vibrant city of Salisbury(20min)-Red Line S2 bus there also to market town of Devizes -Salisbury Christmas Mkt,4/11-22/12; check Guidebook below

The space

The 300yr old Chalk & Flint cottage,light & spacious- comfortable settees and chairs,large table in Dining Hall where a large map detailing particularly the Grovely Woods area covers most of one wall, well-equipped Kitchen with Larder; Sympathetically restored with good-sized rooms, well-insulated; modern oil-fired Rayburn for cooking (supp Induction Hob & Microwave) central heating (supp underfloor heating downstairs + storage heaters, hall & passage); Hot water (Megaflow pressurised, also immersion heater); private gardens; Village Pub close by, lively with good food & log fires; immediate walks by R. Wylye & up into Grovely Woods on the Downs- views for miles;wildflowers galore

Guest access

All of cottage & spaces outside (2 small private courtyards, one facing south through double French windows, the other to west, sheltered by walls & a huge Tulip Tree & good for al fresco meals outside. Plenty of room for bicycles, & space for outdoor clothing; hanging washing out

Interaction with guests

Support by our Housekeeper Janet Hailstone & our son Edward Scutt & his family who all live in the village. Publicans Ines & Steve also offer any help needed, & park there if you wish, with Security lights on - mention which is your car if you do. Self-catering, but cereals, porridge, teas. coffee, sugar, conserves, spices, biscuits, flour etc in the cupboards, fresh milk, bread, butter & eggs in 'frig to welcome guests.
Our main home is in Leicestershire but I will advise guests by email and phone with further details and suggestions for their interests, also about particular events during their visit.

Other things to note

A railway line goes over a bridge just beyond the pub - we occasionally hear a train on the line. The village pub is close by but does not overlook the cottage; live music at times. Our huge Tulip Tree & thick walls minimize any noise. We have 2 courtyards which offer privacy outside. Low ceiling beams downstairs.

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Cleaning Fee $65 SGD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $240 SGD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 toddler bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

- Chequers is a charming old cottage. Inevitably some corners are difficult to clean, as are windows. Our Cleaners make every effort but please remember this.
There are a number of steps outside, also the low glazed French Windows could be a problem with v. young lively children
Do not put v hot pans directly on the Beech Worktops in kitchen -use the metal or silicone heat-resistant alternatives provided

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Andre User Profile
October 2017
The cottage is wonderful. An idyllic place in the Wiltshire countryside. Lots of walking close by and allot to see in the area. It was perfect for a family holiday during the autumn.
Sue User Profile
Response from Sue:
We were so pleased to have you stay with your family. You have encouraged us to extend the age range to include youngsters. Obviously we will need to check the particular needs of each group. We leave 'basics' in the kitchen so that our guests do not go hungry! We hope that you'll come again. If you venture up to our other Listing in our walled garden in rural East Leicestershire you will find plenty to entertain your family and we will have the pleasure of meeting you.
October 2017

Hannah User Profile
October 2017
I stayed 4 nights at Sue's place while working in the local area and it was the perfect place for a work week away from home, Everything was easy to find and well labelled. The house was cosy and charming - bed comfy and shower excellent. The kitchen was amazingly well equipped and had everything we needed. The village is lovely and we really enjoyed meals at the local pub - the Royal Oak. I'd fully recommend a stay at Sue's for both work and holidays!

Robyn User Profile
September 2017
Lovely comfortable cottage in a picturesque little village, close to Salisbury & Stonehenge. We were a family of 2 adults & 3 children & we were very comfortable. Sue & Tom were very helpful & we appreciated the supplies to get us started & all the local information. Would love to stay again & highly recommend! Robyn Francis
Sue User Profile
Response from Sue:
Thanks for your review. More local guests comment on staying in the cottage as being a special and unique experience and love the village and our garden. We think so too, but maybe we are prejudiced! I shall pass on your comments to those that help us when we cannot be there ourselves, Sue & Tom
September 2017

Rob User Profile
August 2017
We stayed for one week with two adults and two children (12 and 10 yrs) Beautiful well equiped cottage and lovely garden, very private. Pub with good food across the street. From the house there are great walks. Salisbury and Stonehenge 15 minutes drive. Sue and Tom are very friendly people and provide you with loads of information.

Carolyn User Profile
July 2017
The cottage is welcoming, and Sue has breakfast foods ready when you arrive. Very nice! The nearness to Grovely Woods is a plus. We enjoyed walks there on several days. Both the Royal Oak and Swan are the closest pubs and offer nice food and drink. The garden at Chequers is lovely and when the weather is warm, it is a nice place to have wine and snacks in the evening. As for traveling beyond Great Wishford, the Red Line bus stops near the church and at the top of the hill. A schedule is posted at the stop at the top of the hill. It is an easy ride to Wilton or Salisbury. Speaking of the church, it is beautiful and has an interesting history. It is worth a visit.

Liz User Profile
July 2017
Sue's place was fantastic - great base to explore Wiltshire. Sue suggested lots of great things for us to do. Would highly recommend the cottage.

Stuart User Profile
July 2017
The cottage is simply fantastic and set in a stunning and very friendly and quintessentially English village/hamlet. I would book again anytime I was in this area and Sue and Tom provided all the details for a very simple arrival process and the initial groceries were a very nice touch after travel. Excellent value for money and could not recommend this cottage any higher for all travelers, singles, couples or families. The very best example of a spectacular Air BnB! Thank you so much Sue and Tom!

England, United KingdomJoined in March 2016
Sue User Profile

Wife of W Tom Scutt, 4 sons - 10 grandchildren; retired Solicitor & Magistrate. We have been involved over the years in the wider community. We are country people, enjoying our environment though concerned about the pressures on the countryside.
Interests: the Arts - history, heritage- architecture & design, theatre & cinema.
We are well-travelled, home & abroad, usually independently
The family is very important to us; devt of youngsters especially; fun with them & friends - generally reckoned to be good hosts. I also include our extended families in this – past & present generations -they are all part of what we are.

Languages: Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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