Relaxed, converted barn with vaulted & beamed, open-plan sitting-dining room & kitchen. 2 en-suite bedrooms. Near Salisbury, Stonehenge & Shaftesbury. Wonderful walks, views, cycling, history, meditation & excellent foodie pubs.
Charming stone and wood cottage in the grounds of a beautiful retreat centre. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 with bath, 1 with shower) and a double sofabed in the sitting room.
Inside Swallow Cottage it is bigger than you may expect from the outside, with a high, beamed ceiling in the reception room and a sense of space and comfort.
The cottage has its own garden and is set within 2 acres of retreat house grounds.
There is parking, a bike wash-down area and a lockable bike shed.
Adjoining the cottage is a playing field with wooden football goal/rugby posts. There is a fruit and veg garden and a gorgeous orchard where you can sit on a sofa surrounded by apple trees or tell stories by the fire pit long into the night.
Kitchen includes washing machine,
microwave, coffee maker, fridge-freezer, range of kitchen equipment.
Central heating, TV, iron & ironing board, hairdryer.
Linens and towels provided.
Interaction with guests
Your host, who lives in the retreat house opposite, is Cordon Bleu trained and can provide meals on request. We specialise in meeting a variety of dietary needs with respect and care.
Meditation sessions happen daily in the main house and you are very welcome to book into those.
We are on hand to support you, but generally will leave you in peace and get on with our own things.
Other things to note
You can join us for meditation, we can book restaurants, lend you maps, organise you a picnic, bring in a massage therapist and generally help to make your stay wonderful.
7 nights £900 high season, £650 low season.
3-night Half Weeks £550 high season, £425 low season.
4-night Half Weeks £650 high season, £500 low season.
1 night £200 high season, £150 low season.
Usual arrival day for a full week is Saturday.
Half-Weeks are usually Saturday to Tuesday or Tuesday to Friday - flexible depending on calendar. Single nights may be added to Half Weeks at the normal rate.
Although this listing is for a 2-bedroom cottage, individual rooms may be available (on a B&B basis or self-catering) depending on availability.
Smoking outside the buildings is fine by us.
Usually no pets. Occasional exceptions e.g. hypoallergenic breeds, persuasive owners, guide dogs etc.
Only the agreed number of guests may stay. If your numbers change, please discuss with your host.
Please let us know if we can help you make your stay better.
Hello from a happy buddhist, though not a very austere one. My work includes running a retreat centre with a focus on meditation. Other interests include art, sharing good food with friends and keeping an international perspective. when I travel, it is often to a retreat. I'm calm, interested and easy to be with.