This single-storey twentieth-century cottage offers a stylish modern space with a meticulously designed interior. Upon entering, you are presented with an open-plan living room and dining area filled with Alvar Aalto furniture. The bookshelves that line the walls are filled with an impressive collection of books. At one end of the room, there is a desk offering breathtaking views of the garden and surrounding countryside. At the end of the living space is a light-filled, fully-equipped kitchen, where you can enjoy views of the courtyard while preparing meals. Adjacent to the dining area, there is a compact modern bathroom with a shower. Passing through the bathroom, you'll find a double bedroom boasting tall ceilings, more bookshelves, and access out to the garden. A small round table sits at the foot of the bed, providing a cosy spot to enjoy a cup of coffee while taking in the outdoor scenery.
The cottage is a converted twentieth-century outbuilding by Brian Henderson and the architectural practice Harty and Harty. Brian Henderson played a prominent role at the influential Yorke Rosenberg and Mardall. Brian and his architect wife Elizabeth were responsible for the renovation of Knowle House — a Grade II* Queen Anne manor, also in Witshire, before the couple downsized to the two-storey house located across the courtyard from the cottage. The courtyard itself offers a fantastic setting for alfresco dining and unspoiled views of the Wiltshire Downs and Wilton Windmill. It accommodates two/three people, however, for those seeking additional sleeping arrangements, there is the option of an extra double bed in a Shepherd's Hut complete with a wood burner, located at the end of the garden. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the extensive collection of art and architecture books, yearn to venture out and explore the surrounding area, or simply yearn to unwind and recharge, this cottage provides the perfect sanctuary.
The cottage is located in Wilton in the rural northeast of Wiltshire, approximately 8 miles (15 kilometres) from Marlborough. The area is known for its rich history, architectural heritage, beautiful surrounding countryside and picturesque villages. It is popular with walkers and hikers due to its proximity to the North Wessex Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Other nearby attractions include Crofton Pumping Station one of the most significant industrial heritage sites in the UK, Avebury henge and stone circles — one of the greatest marvels of prehistoric Britain, and the iconic Stone Henge is under 25 miles away. The nearest train station is Bedwyn with direct links to London and is positioned equidistant between Marlborough and Hungerford.
Bedroom: Double bed
Living room: Aalto Single Daybed
Shepherds Hut: Double bed (additional cost)
TV with Freeview
Extensive library of 20th Century Art and Architecture books
Fully equipped kitchen
Pets allowed (one dog, unless by arrangement)
Base price is £150 a night, minimum 2 nights
Additional Shepherds Hut: £70 a night, minimum 2 nights
Please contact the host for availability and booking enquiries