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The Blue Cottage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £380  to  £850

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Short Breaks From

  • £67 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £175 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About The Blue Cottage

The Blue Cottage will warm your heart. The charming thatched holiday cottage dates from the 1500s and has been a part of Ebbesbourne Wake for centuries. It sits peacefully on the edge of the village, surrounded by a sprawling country garden with views over the surrounding countryside. You can't see the road from the garden yet you're only 300 metres from the village centre and the welcoming Horseshoe Inn. The Blue Cottage has a cosy woodburner and sleeps four people in two bedrooms, combining the charm of a 16th Century rustic cobb cottage with the conveniences of a 20th Century extension that houses a recently updated kitchen and bathroom. It's ideal for families and couples.

Ebbesbourne Wake is a very traditional English village with a church and pub at its heart. The Horseshoe Inn is a proper country pub, serving real ales and delicious food. Their Sunday roasts are not to be missed, and you'll need to book a table to make sure you don't miss out. The village is part of the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the cottage having scenic walks from the gate, including one leading through a field and over the hill behind the cottage. Walk in the footsteps of drovers along the Ox Drove, or walk through the RSPB's Garston Wood. Footpaths and bridleways lead from the village heading north, south, east and west, so bring your bike or most comfortable walking shoes and prepare to explore somewhere different every day.

You're spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping and sightseeing given the cottage is on the Wiltshire / Dorset borders. For groceries, pop to Broadchalke's award-winning village shop, three miles away. Sixpenny Handley also has an excellent shop, or you could pop to Wilton. You can't miss a visit to Shaftsbury and its famously steep cobbled Gold Hill that older visitors will recognise from the iconic 1970s advert for Hovis Bread. In addition to a wide choice of places to eat, drink and shop, Shaftesbury has a Grade-I listed abbey, a medieval church, and a museum and is the starting point for many stunning walks. The ancient city of Salisbury is also 10 miles from The Blue Cottage. In addition to its 800-year-old cathedral, it has an excellent museum with a large collection of artefacts found around Stonehenge. Salisbury is also perfect for shopping and dining out.

Stonehenge is half an hour's drive from the cottage. The ancient stone circle dates from around 2,500 BCE but wasn't the only henge constructed around that time. Two miles from Stonehenge, Woodhenge has six circles of posts, while The Sanctuary on Overton Hill near Avebury is centuries older. Visitors interested in learning more about these ceremonial sites should go to the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes. Other day trips can include shopping and sightseeing in Bath, around an hour's drive from the cottage. You can also visit Wells, the Dorset Coast, Glastonbury and Longleat.

The Blue Cottage is available for bookings all year round.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Jessica Holding joined Independent Cottages in May 2021


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Wiltshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

The oldest parts of The Blue Cottage are 400 years old with low ceilings, wonky beams, and thick stone walls. It's as charming as the photos promise. The 20th Century extension includes the modern kitchen and bathrooms, giving guests the best of both worlds. Accommodation is over two levels. The owner knew the cottage as a child and it has the atmosphere of a much-loved family home.


  • Thick beams and an inglenook fireplace with a log burner create a cosy vibe in the living/dining room. Settle back on the sofa and watch TV or peruse the well-stocked bookcase. The dining table seats four people and is next to a traditional dresser with pretty plates on display.
  • Walk through a doorway in the original external wall and into the kitchen. You'll find all you need for self-catering including an electric stove and oven, dishwasher, stainless steel cookware, and equipment and utensils. There is also a washing machine and a tumble dryer.
  • Modern bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.


  • Stairs with open treads lead from the living room to the upper landing. There isn't a single straight line in the main bedroom, which is furnished with a double bed and a chest of drawers. Whitewashed walls, dark oak beams and a window under the thatch are lovely features.
  • Second bedroom with a quirky layout where the room is partially divided by the original end wall of the cottage. Each half of the room has a comfortable single bed.

Outside: The garden is mainly lawn with mature trees, roses, other flowering plants and garden furniture. It's very private, being set back from a small track. There's off-street parking for one car and guests can park additional cars just up the road at the Village Hall.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, wood, bed linen and bath towels are all included. A cot (no bedding) and a high chair are available. Short breaks are possible outside of peak season and at times during peak, depending on availability - pls enquire with the owner. Changeover day can also be flexible depending on availability. Smoking is not permitted. Two dogs are welcome by prior arrangement (more by negotiation with the owner).

The Blue Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 30th Oct 2021 - Fri, 17th Dec 2021
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £159 - £203 | 3 nights: £201 - £267 | 4 nights: £268 - £334 | 5 nights: £357 - £380 | 6 nights: £380

7 Nights

2 Nights

Sat, 18th Dec 2021 - Fri, 7th Jan 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £271 - £351 | 3 nights: £369 - £489 | 4 nights: £492 - £612 | 5 nights: £655 - £700 | 6 nights: £700

7 Nights

2 Nights

Sat, 8th Jan 2022 - Fri, 11th Feb 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £165 - £211 | 3 nights: £210 - £279 | 4 nights: £280 - £349 | 5 nights: £373 - £400 | 6 nights: £400

7 Nights

2 Nights

Sat, 12th Feb 2022 - Fri, 1st Apr 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £181 - £233 | 3 nights: £234 - £312 | 4 nights: £312 - £390 | 5 nights: £416 - £445 | 6 nights: £445

7 Nights

2 Nights

Sat, 2nd Apr 2022 - Fri, 22nd Apr 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 23rd Apr 2022 - Fri, 13th May 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £221 - £280 | 3 nights: £294 - £390 | 4 nights: £392 - £488 | 5 nights: £522 - £560 | 6 nights: £560

7 Nights

2 Nights

Sat, 14th May 2022 - Fri, 27th May 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £245 - £319 | 3 nights: £330 - £441 | 4 nights: £440 - £551 | 5 nights: £587 - £630 | 6 nights: £630

7 Nights

2 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
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Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Jessica Holding
Member Since May 2021

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* Calendar last updated: 13th November 2021
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