The Old Piggery, Salisbury
Holiday Cottage: 3209 Wiltshire

Piggery from garden

Enjoy England:   3 star
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Comfort in the Old Piggery, Cools Farm

Recently restored, this delightful 17th century farmhouse lies within the Cranborne Chase AONB - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nestling under the old Fonthill Abbey beacon, the house is built in local stone with the Old Piggery just across the lawn.

This is self contained with an ensuite shower room and fully equipped kitchen. The one large studio bedroom has a 5' double bed and a single sofa bed. Although centrally heated, the wood burning stove provides a lovely focal point in colder periods.

We will pamper you on your arrival with tea, coffee or a glass of wine and can provide you with some basic groceries of your choice at cost. You can cater for yourself or enjoy some meals at excellent local pubs and restaurants, all within 6 miles.

Nearby is Salisbury with its ancient Cathedral and Museum, famously praised by Bill Bryson; Shaftesbury, a hilltop market town and its historic Gold Hill; Wardour Castle, a romantic ruin from the Civil War; prehistoric Stonehenge, a world heritage site; Longleat with its lions; Stourhead renowned for its exquisite 18th Century landscaped gardens and many other places of interest.

Tisbury, only 3 miles away, has a main line station direct to Waterloo, London and we can collect you if you wish to travel to us by train, though you should realise that we are right out in the middle of the country, ideal if you enjoy walking, cycling or riding! The A303 - the main route from London to the South West of England is 3 miles north of us. The Dorset coast is about 30 miles to the south.

At Cools Farm you can enjoy real country life. We are an organic working farm with a herd of Red Poll cattle, free ranging chickens, trout lake, meadows and ancient woodlands. The farmhouse has a pretty flower and kitchen garden and in the woodlands and pastures, a rich variety of wild flowers. You are quite likely to see grazing deer from your window.

There are some lovely long walks in the area or you can just take a gentle stroll across our fields, through our woods, and around the trout lake. The Wessex Ridgeway, a long distance path from Lyme Regis to Avebury crosses the farm.

If you enjoy tennis, there are two excellent courts available close by for hourly rental. If you want to play, give us some warning and we will book the courts for you.

Children are very welcome and will love all the animals we have here. We can provide a cot. A small dog is welcome in the Old Piggery but it must be well behaved and prepared to play with our Jack Russell!

National Trust properties within reach are
  • Lacock Abbey, (a 13th century abbey converted into a house in 1540, with 18th century Gothic alterations. It was also used for the filming of various interior scenes at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Within it is the Fox Talbot Photography Museum.)
  • Also in Wiltshire are Avebury (famous prehistoric stone circle) and Avebury Manor
  • Courts Garden, Great Chalfield Manor and gardens
  • Mompesson House within Salisbury Cathedral's precincts
  • Stourhead House and gardens
  • In Dorset, are Brownsea Island near Poole
  • Clouds Hill (rural retreat of T.E.Lawrence)
  • Corfe Castle (a thousand year old hilltop ruin)
  • Hardy's Cottage (birthplace of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy),
  • Max Gate (Hardy's home)
  • Kingston Lacy (a country mansion in attractive formal gardens)
  • Studland Beach and Nature Reserve
  • White Mill (a corn mill in a peaceful setting).

  • Highlights
    • In Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    • Private and comfortable on Organic Farm.

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    Piggery and Pond
    Piggery and Pond
    Pond and house
    Pond and house
    Our Red Poll Herd - beautiful countryside
    Our Red Poll Herd - beautiful countryside

    Sleeps:   3
    Bedrooms:   1
    Cot Available:   Yes
    Disabled Facilities: No.

    Linen Provided: Yes.
    Linen, towels and teatowels provided.
    Pets Allowed: Yes.
    A small dog is welcome if you are staying in the Old Piggery but it must be well behaved and prepared to play with our Jack Russell!
    Central Heating: Yes.

    Open Fire: Yes.
    Fuel type: Wood
    Smoking Allowed: No.

    Outdoor Facilities: Yes.
    Patio area with beautiful views.
    Local Services: Tennis courts nearby. Many beautiful walks in area and around our farm, lake and woods. Small restaurant at Pyt House Walled Garden within 2 miles.

    From A350, 4 miles north of Shaftesbury, at East Knoyle bypass, take road signposted West Tisbury (Millbrook Lane).
    At first crossroads, turn left.
    Cools Farm is nearly one mile on the right.
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    Pricing and Opening Times
    Seasons Open: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

    Sample prices - Friday to Friday bookings.
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    April and May: £375 - £450 per week.
    June: £450 per week.
    July: £490 per week.
    August: £510 per week.
    September: £480 - £400 per week.
    October: £375 - £325 per week.
    November to March: £300 - £315 per week.
    Christmas and New Year: £500 per week.

    The Old Piggery is available on a self catering basis for Friday to Friday bookings or short breaks out of the summer season.

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