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The Burrow is in the Vale of Pewsey, at the end of a country lane on family-run Conygre Farm. The holiday home is ideal for families, sleeping six people in three bedrooms with gorgeous rural views and fantastic opportunities for walking and cycling from the front door. Onsite amenities include a heated indoor swimming pool and a games room whilst the White Hart pub in Burbage is a pleasant fifteen minute stroll away.
Conygre Farm is in the quiet hamlet of Easton Royal in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The views are of beautiful Wiltshire countryside as far as the eye can see, yet the cottage is only a 10-minute drive from historic Marlborough. Marlborough is a busy market town with excellent amenities and attractions that include Merlin's Mound, reputed to be the resting site of the mythical (or is he?) wizard. The Duchess of Cambridge is very familiar with the charms of Marlborough, having attended Marlborough College. There is a twice-weekly market and a wide choice of shops for buying provisions for your self-catering stay, as well as a variety of eateries that include Rick Stein's restaurant for dining out.
It's so easy to keep everyone happy when you stay at The Burrow. Without even leaving the farm, you can enjoy peaceful walks, splashing in the indoor pool, and competitive fun in the games room. Venture out of the gate for trails leading to Milton Lilbourne, Pewsey, Jones’s Mill Nature Reserve, and the Kennet & Avon Canal. There are routes to suit all abilities and any season, with places like Gopher Woods and the Pewsey Downs being particularly lovely in autumn when you can forage in the hedgerows for treats like wild blackberries and rose-hips. Cyclists are also spoiled with a good choice of road routes and off-road trails.
Days out can include visiting Stonehenge and other pre-historic sites at Avebury and Silbury Hill. You can drive to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its stunning Roman baths and Georgian architecture. Oxford's spires and the majesty of Blenheim Palace are also around an hour away from Conygre Farm, while Salisbury and Winchester are even closer.
The Burrow is one of two spacious self-catering cottages on Conygre Farm. Depending on availability, they can be booked together to accommodate extended families or groups of up to 13 friends. Bookings are available from Easter to October half term each year.
Gaye Brook joined Independent Cottages in May 2021
Accommodation at The Burrows is entirely on the ground floor and features biomass central heating to ensure it's always a comfortable temperature for guests. There are a few internal steps between the living and sleeping spaces.
Outside: Patio with garden furniture and a Webber charcoal barbecue with a pizza stone. Guests have shared use of the landscaped grounds and can reach the indoor swimming pool without having to go outside. There is a separate building housing a games room with table tennis, darts and other games. There is also a communal tumble dryer, deep freezer and an extra fridge in here. There is parking for up to four cars.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all included. Please bring your own towels for the swimming pool. Up to two well-behaved dogs are permitted by arrangement. An initial supply of fuel for the log burner is provided with more available for a small cost. A cot (no bedding) and a highchair are available. Smoking is not permitted.