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The Wilderness

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £1495
    Low season
  • £2850
    Peak season

Availability 12 month calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Calendar last updated: 13th March 2018
Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Next OfferMore offers

£995 Mon, 26 Mar 2018
4 nights - Midweek 4 nights £995, 2 nights £595

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    8 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Star Rating

    4 Star

  • Open Fire

About The Wilderness

The Wilderness is a fantastic 17th Century holiday home sitting in a peaceful hamlet in Wiltshire within easy reach of the Roman City of Bath (just twenty minutes away). Sleeping sixteen (plus an additional two) in eight bedrooms, this characterful comfortable holiday home is perfect for large groups of friends and family or to celebrate a special occasion (hen parties welcome, unfortunately no stags).

The Wilderness benefits from:

  • Original oak beams.
  • Television lounge with television and DVD.
  • Inglenook fireplace for a log fire.
  • Children playroom with television and DVD.
  • Well equipped kitchen with range cooker and lots of beams.
  • Laundry room.
  • Large private gardens with plenty of space to relax.
  • Ample parking.
  • Farm shop nearby.
  • Good village pub serving food.

The small village of Heywood is well placed for visiting the areas many attractions including Longleat House and Safari Park (ten minutes away and a great day out for the family), Bath (thirty minutes) with its wonderful Roman Baths, shops and restaurants; the Saxon town of Bradford-on-Avon and the numerous attractions that the South West has to offer!

Stonehenge and Salisbury are forty minutes away and Westbury Railway Station is a mile away with regular direct trains to London (ninety minutes) and Bath (twenty minutes). The M4 and M5 are just thirty to forty minutes away. The local pub serving excellent food and real ales is just a short walk across the fields. There are many great golf courses in the area and discounted green fees have been arranged for guests at many.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

John & Jo Boyce joined Independent Cottages in July 2006

1) Phone:

2) Enquire online:

3) Visit the owner's website (opens in a new window):

Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Wiltshire)

Nestling amongst large private gardens, "The Wilderness" dates back to 1640 and was formerly a pair of farm cottages which were believed to be part of Heywood House Estate closeby. The house still features the original oak beams with the ceilings low in many places, adding to the character and charm.

Over the years, the original cottages were carefully extended and now provide exceptionally spacious self-catering accommodation with two double bedrooms, a spacious family room with two single beds plus guest beds underneath and five twins (some converting into doubles by arrangement).

The Wilderness is popular with hen parties, particularly as a range of extra activities can be arranged such as beauty therapies (including massage), outdoor pursuits, in-house catering and a minibus service for a night out in Bath!

The holiday home provides the cosy welcoming atmosphere that is perfect for a reunion of friends who want to spend time together and catch up over a glass or two!

Additional information: The Wilderness is child friendly. No smoking.

Star Rating: 4 Star Gold

The Wilderness Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 16+2 in 8 bedrooms (5 twins, 1 twin/singles, 2 doubles)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £1495
Mid Season from £1995
High Season from £2095
Peak Season £2850
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:

All male groups - No
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - No
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1225 868393 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

John & Jo Boyce
Member Since July 2006

Visit the owner's website (opens in new window)

The Wilderness Noticeboard

Late Deals All remaining 2017 midweeks £995 for 16 people 2 nights midweek just £495

Last Minute Offers

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 for 4 nights, £995
Midweek 4 nights £995, 2 nights £595
Wed, 4 Apr 2018 for 2 nights, £595
Easter Hols 2 night break
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 for 4 nights, £995
4 night midweek. 2 nights £595
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 for 2 nights, £595
2 ngiht midweek £595

The Wilderness 12 month availability calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 13th March 2018