2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Holiday Cottage East Knoyle

Beautiful Period Thatched/Timbered Country Cottage Within Historic Village - 300 Year Old Grade 2 Listed

At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.

Cottage ref : P14627
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Owner : Tim and Pauline Hillier

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  • Property Type Holiday Cottage
  • Location East Knoyle
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Minimum nights stay4
  • Low season price per week£520
  • High season price per week£840
  • Average price per week£547
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 24 reviews )
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability

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Cottage in East Knoyle near Shaftesbury, Dorset, England - Peaceful Village Location Within 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'

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This comfortable, attractive and well equipped country cottage has many original features including exposed beams and inglenook fireplace. It is Grade 2 Listed for its historic character. We have a cottage garden (front) and small garden with lawn (rear) along with an outdoor eating area and BBQ and Firepit in the lower garden which overlooks a meadow and hills beyond. This timbered property has been lovingly restored and contains every modern convenience you will require. A beautiful cottage within a lovely village. We have good, high speed fibre internet connection with unlimited use of broadband and Wi Fi, HD Smart TVs downstairs (Netflix too) and upstairs. We have a good quality Hi-Fi system along with blue tooth connections for steaming music from your mobile phone or tablet. . A selection of local maps, including walking maps and a good selection of books, DVDs and CDs.

Fuller details of cottage including more extensive photographs and reviews can be found on VRBO website (ID 8114497). However, you will pay much less (on average £120 less per week) by booking through Simply Owners and will pay no commission. We strongly recommend 'Simply Owners' as we relate to guests personally and guests in turn pay no commission!

Many guests from home and abroad return year after year. We always value personal contact so do feel free to get in touch with us so we can offer as much information as possible before making your booking. We are always a phone call away.

We book from Saturday to Saturday during peak season but can be flexible out of season and at Christmas and New Year.

Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1. Double bed, dressing table, bed side tables and lamps, double wardrobe/drawers, telephone. TV with viewing via internet. Bedroom 2, two single beds, wardrobe, bed side table and lamp, drawers. Additional Z bed downstairs which could provide a 5th bed. However, this fifth bed is used downstairs. Hair dryer provided and left in bedroom 1. Whilst the second bedroom is a double room with two beds it is rather tight for two adults. Fine for children and teens. Bedrooms were refurbished in 2017 and new furnshings downstairs in 2019

We have always offered a 10% discount for bookings of two weeks or more and late bookings. The cottage will be clean on arrival. We ask guests to clean throughout before leaving. With notice, we can arrange for cleaning to be carried out after you have left. This may not always be possible during the peak seasons.However, please make the request in good time and we will seek to arrange. We do not ask for a deposit for possible damage or failure to clean properly but have always worked on the basis of trust. We have found that trust between ourselves and those staying is rarely compromised. Outside: Garden furniture (table, four garden chairs and bench). Utility Room: Washing machine/ dryer combo. Dyson vacuum cleaner, brush, mop and general cleaning materials, iron and ironing board. Bed linen, towels and tea towels included within the price. Beds will be made up before you arrive. There is always a large supply of logs during the winter. There is an outstanding village shop and Post Office owned and run by the village for the village. Quality provisions, newspapers and everything you may need and more. A visit to Wren's Stores is a must! (Sir Christopher Wren was born in this village and his father was Vicar in the village for many years).

The owners - Tim and Pauline. We have owned this cottage for 25 years and have lovingly restored, and furnished it during this period

Tim is a Church of England Vicar in Surrey where we live and spend most of out time. We have a grown up family. During our stays in the cottage we love to walk the lanes and hills around East Knoyle with our cocker spaniel during the spring and summer time, but love nothing more than and a glass of wine in front of a roaring log fire on an autumn or winter night. The peace and quiet of East Knoyle and this cottage enables us to unwind from our busy life in the S.E. of England. This is a special place for us. We have two people who look after our cottage in our absence and who also prepare for and welcome our guests. They are always on hand. However, we are just a phone call, e mail or text away from our guests too.


Beautiful Trannquil Setting

By Liz B. on 03-Jul-2021

Lovely spacious and well equipped cottage in the pretty village of East Knoyle. Weather was really kind to us so we were able to benefit from the garden space with rural views. Had an excellent meal in the village pub one evening having seen the amazing views across the countryside on the way to it. Plenty of places to visit fairly close by including Salisbury, Wimborne, Stourhead and Kingston Lacey. Thoroughly enjoyed our week at Dayspring Cottage and would highly recommend. Remember to watch your head if like my partner your'e over 6 ft!!! Thanks for a great stay.

5 of of 5

Absolute Gem

By Sally Ingham on 16-May-2021

We stayed here for 6 weeks whilst house hunting and loved it. It is a beautiful little
Cottage that is well stocked and cleAn and comfortable. The back garden is a delightful sun trap with beautiful country views and place to BBQ. The indoor fireplace was fabulous on a chilly evening. Tim was a great host, attentive and helpful . East knoyle is a stunning little villiage to explore the area from. I cannot recommend Dayspring cottage enough. Fabulous

5 of of 5

Very Good experience

By Elizabeth M on 01-Nov-2020

The cottage was everything we expected. Clean, warm and like a second home. We would recommend anyone who is looking for a getaway to rent this wonderful place, We will be back

5 of of 5

Lovely Cottage

By Jolanta E. on 05-Jan-2020

Excellent stay and highly recommend this grand cottage. The hosts were accommodating to ebery need. Thankyou and best wishes from Jolanta and family plus Albert

5 of of 5

Fantastic historical cottage

By Sarah C. on 18-Aug-2019

We've justb spent a brilliant week at the cottage in East Knoyle which is a pretty village with a well appoinred shop and a great play area/football pitch which is also useful to know. The location is ideal for exploring Wiltshire and Dorset area with close proximity to Bath and the coastal area (Weymouth, Poole for example) is around an hour's drive on pleasant country roads mainly. Tim is an excellent host who makes sure that your stay is a pleasant one, he is always contactable and has a support network around the village if immediate helpis needed with the property. The house is clean and has all you would need in particular the kitchen is well stocked with utensils, pots, pans etc. It fely lovely staying in such and old property with a thatched roof and was extremely comfortable. I'd love to visit again in colder climate so I can try out the fire plac! The gardens are beautifullykept and a good sizefor playing or sitting and appreciating the quiet. I would thoroughly recommend the cottage and will hopefully visit again one day

5 of of 5

Welcoming cosy cottage as perfect getaway to best in Wiltshire and Dorset

By David F. (USA) on 11-Aug-2019

A 'living' cottage that makes you feel at home, with everything you need and more for a fantastic stay.

Warm welcome by owner Tim who is alwats avaialble to assist you in any way.

Set in an outstanding area of gorgeous English landscape and just a few miles away from a top selection of National Trust sites and heritage villages full of history and with dense literary links (TS Elliott, Hardy, Austen, Thomas Wyatt......)

Cottage in plus has agreat backyard (garden) and beautiful garden in the front.

Would love to come back in the future

5 of of 5

A week away

By Pam M on 13-Jul-2019

Hassle free from booking to arrival to leaving. Very pleasant cottage in a very nice village

5 of of 5

Could'nt be better

By Judith B on 09-Apr-2019

I loved the village and the people were so welcoming! The Fox and Hounds was agreat place to eat and the views on the way were spectacular! Babs was fantastic. I would recommend this place if you want a real English Village adventure

5 of of 5

A beautiful oasis

By Helen S. on 28-Feb-2019

A charming thatched cottage in the heart of Wiltshire with all the modern day amenities that you would need.

A space to unwnd and let your soul catch up.

Would recommend this to anyone to stay here.

An absolute gem

5 of of 5

Nice traditional cottage for the whole Family

By Heiko R (Germany) on 25-Sep-2018

Wonderfully cozy living room, two beautiful bedrooms and very good kitchen equipment. Quiet location in small historic community. The near located pub 'Fox and Hounds' has a very good menu. Great hiking trails in beautiful landscape. We will come back to East Knoyle.

5 of of 5

Lovely cottage. Full of character

By Matthew And Hannah C on 05-Sep-2018

Lovely cottage. Well equipped. Good to have WiFi and a Smart TV. Would like to stay again in the winter so we can have a fire in the inglenook fireplace!!

5 of of 5

Lovely Cottage

By Sadie H on 15-May-2018

A lovely cottage, very comfortable and plenty of room. A great location from which to explore from. the children really enjoyed the local playground with zip wire that was in walking distance. We'd stay again!

5 of of 5

A Charming cottage in a delightful village

By Brian D on 19-Oct-2017

Dayspring Cottage is a quintessential English Cottage located in a delightful country village. The moment you enter the cottage, with its beams, fireplace and comfortable furniture, you feel welcome. It is well equipped with bathrooms both on ground floor and first floor, a spacious kitchen and a lovely cottagey garden. The location is perfect; the village of East Knoyle has an interesting church, an extremely well stocked community run shop and the nearby 15th century Fox and Hounds pub serves excellent food. My wife and I have stayed here for the last four years and will undoubtedly be back next year!

5 of of 5

Cosy Cottage in Quiet Village

By Anonymous on 28-Sep-2017

Cosy well equipped cottage with home from home feel. Comfortable bedrooms, roomy kitchen and dining area. Easy access to countryside and local areas of interest. Village is friendly and has a well stocked community run shop

5 of of 5

Very beautiful cottage in East Knoyle

By Angela L. The Netherlands on 14-Aug-2017

We had a pleasant stay at Dayspring Cottage in East Knoyle. Everything looks exactly as described. It is a wonderful place from which to explore towns like Salisbury, Winchester etc. Babs is a very friendly person and she answered all the questions we had. We would highly recommend this location. Thanks for having us, it was our escape to the country

4 of of 5

The Perfect Hideaway

By Sean Pontin on 01-Jan-2017

Gorgeous home away from home cottage tucked away in a beautiful little village. Spotless and well maintained with all the facilities you need including washing machine. Clear instructions and workings of the property were given and owners only a phone call away should you need them
Spent three days here in December for some peace a quiet and chill out time. We enjoyed country side walk and the local pub is only a ten minute walk. Evenings were spent in front of the open log fire. Only a short drive to some bigger towns and Stonehenge.
Would absolutely recommend a stay at this cottage and hope to be able to get back for another break soon.

5 of of 5

Comfortable and Exactly as Described

By Jacqui V. Toronto Canada on 16-Oct-2016

Great property exactly as described, well equipped kitchen great for cooking in. Great location for exploring southern England. Beautiful village location to deal with, answered all our questions promptly and efficiently. Would highly recommend to everyone

5 of of 5

Lovely cottage in a stunning village

By Jan F The Netherlands on 13-Jul-2016

We stayed in a lovely cottage with all the comforts needed such as dishwasher, microwave, wifi etc. The owners were very helpful and supplied all the information needed. The village is nearby Shaftesbury and close to all sightseeing places. Recommended to everyone

5 of of 5

Fantastic Cottage and Village

By Yvonne P. on 13-Jul-2016

Arrived in East Knoyle it is a very friendly pretty village and wonderful community shop that has very good produce and friendly staff, all unpaid which is wonderful...Dayspring Cottage was as good as i had expected, a home from home.....there was everything you would need to make the holiday perfect....cosy clean and fast wi fi....neighbours were very friendly and the garden full of birds....I put a bird feeder up and hope other holiday makers will fill it with fat balls. Sadly i had to leave a day early as my cat was taken ill and needed a dental op....I was very sorry to leave as there was so much to do in the lovely market town nearby...also the walks across the fields were great and I made friends with the bullocks that graze there...I would highly recommend this lovely holiday retreat:D

5 of of 5

Incredibly enjoyable

By Janelle W. on 05-Jun-2016

Just the right thing for two middle aged American academics whose son and his friend took the train back to London after a bit, leaving us to enjoy beautiful Wiltshire. East knoyle is a scenic village with nice walks. The cottage is quaint, even though the cool weather did not allow us sitting in the lovely garden. All this, and close to the A303, with its drive right past Stonehenge. One may easily avoid the fee for Stonehenge by pulling off the westbound lane on the highway into the dirt road that passes above the landmark, as dozens of people are doing at any time.

We saw Jane Austen's, Thomas Hardy's and T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia)s' houses, attended Evensong at Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals, and visited Bath. Then there was Lyme Regis and the coast path at Lulworth Cove. We purchased visitors English Heritage pass (not to be confused with National Trust each of which has hundreds of sites). Nearest supermarket is south in Shaftesbury, and the kitchen is large and sunny. Twas everything we could have hoped for.

5 of of 5

Lovely Cottage with amazing fireplace

By Alexander C on 08-Apr-2016

We had a lovely Easter break, such a cosy and comfortable cottage, quiet location, beautiful surrounding countryside. All very well organised. Would definitely go again.

5 of of 5

Ultimate cozy Christmas and New Year stay

By David M on 06-Jan-2016

Great cottage in a lovely village, all decorated for Christmas with fantastic open fireplaces, the cottage was really comfortable and homely and had everything we could have wanted, the communication with Tim the owner was excellent, all questions answered promptly and kept fully informed every step of the way. We would certainly stay here again without a moments hesitation. If you are thinking of staying here day trips within easy reach of Cheddar Gorge, Wells, bath, Stonehenge. what more could you want

5 of of 5

A Little Gem

By Marg (Australia) on 16-May-2015

It was so hard to leave Dayspring Cottage today as we found it so warm and cosy. We were looking for an 'Escape to the Country' cottage and this had it all - the thatched roof, the beautiful old beams, the inglenook fireplace, the narrow spiral stairs. the cottage contained everything you would need for a holiday. the kitchen was very well equipped and the view from the window was stunning. Both the front and back gardens were full of spring colour, plus the view we overlooked a lovely rural view from the back. the village was pretty and the villagers so welcoming.

Dayspring Cottage is well positioned for visiting Bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Shaftesbury and the Dorset coastline.

Thank you Tim and Pauline, for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage. We'd love to return someday!

5 of of 5

A wonderful Place

By Sean Pontin on 07-Oct-2013

Have stayed at Dayspring Cottage a number of times over the last few years and it never disappoints. A wonderful place to get away to relax, walk or explore the local area whatever the weather or season.

Winter at Dayspring is especially lovely with cosy and huge open fire to keep you warm

5 of of 5
December 31st - 4th January New Year (4 nights)
March 28th- April 4th Easter (min 4 nights)
April and May Spring
June and July Early Summer
Sep 1st -Oct 20th Early Autumn
Oct 20th -27th Half Term
December 22nd - Jan 3rd Christmas min 4nts £600)
This New Year 2021 Three nights for £500
August Mid Summer
Autumn 2021 October and November
Children Welcome Pets Welcome
Refrigerator Hob Oven
Microwave Dishwasher Pantry item
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Dining room Internet Telephone
Fireplace Heating Linens provided
Washing machine Tumble dryer Parking
Living room Hairdryer Ironing board
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