Willow Cottage - Luxury Cottage In Dorset

Willow Cottage is a beautiful mid-terrace thatched cottage with plenty of character and charm. Located in the centre of the quiet and pretty village of Chilmark in South West Wiltshire and within a short stroll of the village pub, the cottage is also close to the popular town of Tisbury and nearby Old Wardour Castle.

Willow Cottage has a comfortable sitting room with large inglenook fireplace with a bioethanol stove, a cosy window seat and television. The spacious dining room also has a desk area and leads through to the cottage kitchen, with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine and washing machine. Upstairs is a generous, dual aspect king-size master bedroom, a comfortable twin bedroom, a separate study and a family bathroom.

The pretty south facing courtyard style garden with table and chairs, and is also pet secure.

Willow Cottage is ideally situated for walking, cycling or trips exploring the numerous quaint Wiltshire villages that surround Chilmark; and for easy access to nearby Somerset and Dorset, and the stunning Cranborne Chase. Within a short drive is the beautiful city of Salisbury with its famous cathedral, theatre, numerous shops and restaurants, along with the market town of Shaftesbury. Why not hop onto the Salisbury Red bus, which stops at the front of the cottage and takes an attractive route across parts of Wiltshire, North Dorset and South Somerset to see more of this special area.

Check in/ Checkout Times

Check in: 4:00 pm | Check out: 10:00 am

Accommodation Description

Ground Floor:
Sitting room
With an inglenook fireplace with bioethanol stove, generous comfortable seating, window seat and Smart television.
Dining room
With a dining table seating up to four guests, sideboard, desk and chair.
With an electric oven and hob, fridge/ freezer, microwave, washing machine and Nespresso coffee machine.

First Floor:
Bedroom one
With a 5' king-size bed.
Bedroom two
With twin 3' single beds.
Family bathroom
With a bath and shower over, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
With a desk and chair.

Small attractive courtyard garden table and chairs.
Parking is available on the quiet village street at the front of the cottage.
The Salisbury Red bus from Salisbury to Wincanton stops at the front of the cottage and takes an attractive route across parts of Wiltshire, North Dorset and South Somerset.

Additional Information:
Travel cot and highchair available on request (please bring your own cot linen).
Up to two well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge).

  • Cycling Friendly
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Enclosed Garden
  • High Chair Available
  • Internet
  • Near Walks
  • Pets
  • Pub Nearby
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Short Breaks Allowed
  • Travel Cot
  • Washing Machine

About the area

The nearest large village to the cottage is Tisbury which is under 3 miles away, and just a short drive away is the beautiful market town of Shaftesbury. You may recognise the view from Gold Hill, which featured in the classic Hovis advert. The town is perfect for strolling through and admiring the superb views over Thomas Hardy’s Wessex country.

If you like your history good and ancient, you’re in the right place. Not only is Stonehenge nearby, with its fascinating, iconic stone circle, you’re also close to Old Sarum, a huge earthwork that dates back to 500BC. The exhibition at Stonehenge itself is a must-see, and if all the history is thirsty work there’s a café here too.

The sweeping, undulating landscapes of the South West are beautiful from any angle, but one memorable way to enjoy them is by taking a flight experience at Compton Abbas Airfield. You can take your pick from a range of classic aircraft. All flights are carefully managed with precautions against Covid in place.

Head south from Willow Cottage and you’ll reach the Jurassic Coast, England’s only natural World Heritage Site. The landscape and sea views are stunning, but what the area is really famous for are the fossils and rock formations. Lulworth Cove is a particularly beautiful part of the coastline, with stunning rock formations. Try to get here early, as it can be busy.

Salisbury has lots to offer for a day out. From the magnificent cathedral, where you can see one of the original copies of the Magna Carta, to the beautiful medieval streets, the city is steeped in history. Stroll down the Town Path to see the spot where John Constable painted his famous masterpiece of the cathedral. Or wander the streets for some serious retail therapy.

The little ones will love experiencing the Safari Drive Through at Longleat House. The journey takes you through a big game park, wolf wood and more. You should be able to spot lions, cheetahs and tigers. Make sure to book in advance – and wind up the windows, as the monkeys can be pesky!

Old Wardour Castle is an evocative ruin that is the perfect setting for a stroll and a picnic. You can climb the circular stairs to the top of the walls, where the view is spectacular. Make sure to book before you come.