The Wilderness - Wiltshire, Sleeps 16+2
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The Wilderness - Heywood, Nr Bath, Wiltshire, England - Sleeps 16+2

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.

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  • The Wilderness near Bath
  • TV lounge with HD widescreen
  • Double bedroom
  • Family room can sleep 4
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  • The Wilderness
  • The Wilderness
  • Log-fired Finnish sauna house
  • Floor plan
  • Dining room seats 18


  • Internet Access
  • Open Fire
  • Pub/Restaurant Nearby
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Golf Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Satellite/cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Cot

The Wilderness Continued

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.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £1595
Mid Season from £1895
High Season from £2095
Peak Season £3250

Key details:
Star Rating: 4 Star Gold

Pets: No
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Friday
Payment options:
Credit Card, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 16+2 people in 8 bedrooms (5 twins, 1 twin/singles, 2 doubles)

Group booking details:

All male groups: No
All female groups: Yes
Catering Available: No

Owner's details:
Owner: John & Jo Boyce, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

The Wilderness joined Independent Cottages in July 2006

Owner Noticeboard

Late Deals Feb 27th weekend just £1395 for up to 18 people. All March weekends £1495 for up to 18 people.

Last Minute / Late Availability Offers

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 for 4 nights - £995
 4 nights £995, 2 nights £595

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 for 4 nights - £995
 4 nights £995, 2 nights £595

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 for 4 nights - £995
 4 nights £995, 2 nights £595

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 for 4 nights - £995
 4 nights £995, 2 nights £595

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Calendar last updated: 21st September 2017

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Owner Notice Board

Late Deals
Feb 27th weekend just £1395 for up to 18 people.
All March weekends £1495 for up to 18 people.