3 bedroom cottage with large Inglenook Fireplace, & Garden with pretty Summerhouse
- english, french, spanish
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:
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Pets allowed but only by prior agreement
May not be suitable for very small children
Chimney fan must be used if having a fire (see details elsewhere)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Most Idyllic and Well-Appointed Owner Rented Property
You have to stay at Old Turnpike Cottage. We have stayed at dozens of VRBO homes around the world. This is hands down the best. Everything is perfect for a cozy stay. It is extremely clean (down to the comforters on the beds and blankets on the couches). The kitchen, the in ceiling lighting, the bathrooms, the water pressure, the windows, and the electrical are all welcomed modern touches. But the feel is cozy, relaxing, and timeless. Try roasting marshmallows over the stone fireplace on a chilly evening. Wake up and have tea in the garden while the sheep in the field behind the house graze next to you. Take a morning walk to Teffont Evias and chat up everyone you see along the way (they’ll all know you’re from out of town). Snuggle into the fabulous chairs and couch and read a good book. The dining table would be perfect for family game night.
Andy keeps a great list of pubs nearby. Definitely try Compasses Inn and Beckford Arms. Do not miss Compasses’ roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. From Beckford Arms, do not miss the lovely trails around the lake (filming site of Chocolat’s water scene). There is a hidden grotto kids will love and plenty of fields to give you that Jane Austen feel.
The house is mere minutes from Stonehenge. Get to Stonehenge at 9:00am to be one of the first there. It’s worth it. About 50 minutes from Bath and about the same from Highclere Castle. Both assuredly worth the trip.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay! We will be back soon for more cozy relaxing and countryside exploration!!!
The cottage was old, but redone very nicely with updated amenities - everything you would need! The linens smelled nice and the beds were comfortable. There was a separate shower and bath tub. Unfortunately, we only had three nights there - we definitely would love to go back and spend more time there. We highly recommend this cottage!
The cottage and surroundings were idyllic and was just as advertised. Central area for days out such as Longleat, Stonehenge and Bournemouth. require a car for eating out but lots of choice within a 20 minute drive.
Would not hesitate to book again!!!
Had an amazing weekend in a wonderful cottage. Beautifully decorated and in a great location. Thoroughly recommended
Turnpike Cottage is a lovely home in an idyllic setting. It was perfectly appointed, spotlessly clean, and had everything we needed for our stay. Andy was very communicative and helpful with our stay. We will definitely want to stay again when we visit Wiltshire again!
Our Second visit
Lovely Village and Cottage. Very comfortable stay. Beautifully decorated. Wouldn’t hesitate to return again.
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
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: http://www.teffont.com). At the furthest end of the village (Teffont Evias) is The Howard House Hotel which has a very good reputation for its food: http://howardshousehotel.co.uk.
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)