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The Equestria Barn

Devizes (4mls W), Wiltshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 3
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming 15th Century property with vaulted ceilings, original beams and an abundance of historical character
  • Peaceful, romantic getaway with a network of walking routes leading from your door
  • Easy access to a host of popular attractions including Lacock and Avebury
  • Explore the many quaint villages, canals and beautiful countryside surrounding the property
Property code: 54779

Take time out to relax in this charming pet friendly retreat. With a wood burner, beautiful character details and close proximity to the canal, it’s the ideal base for exploring this picturesque area, whatever the season

This former cow barn is set in a rural spot on the outskirts of Seend, within walking distance of the canal. Visit Devizes on foot, which is home to the famous Caen Hill Locks and holds a popular farmers market each Thursday. The town of Melksham is also easily accessible and offers a good selection of pubs, cafes and shops. Set within rolling pastureland and with the village centre occupying a high vantage point, there is an abundance of picturesque routes winding through this verdant landscape that are suitable for walking and riding. Whatever the weather, you are sure to find plenty to do, with attractions including Avebury, Lacock and Longleat House and Safari Park, all within easy reach.

A long unmade private driveway leads you to the detached property. From the parking area at the side of the barn you will find the main entrance, which opens into a striking open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. This stunning room has a vaulted ceiling and original beams, which you can admire whilst settling down on the comfy sofa and feeling the warmth of the wood burner. The kitchen area lines one wall and is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine. Heading past the dining space leads you to the shower room and a double bedroom, which has views over a natural pond through a beautiful feature window. Heading back into the open plan lounge/kitchen/diner you will find a set of stairs taking you up into the eaves. Taking full advantage of the vaulted ceiling is a mezzanine style lounge space, which overlooks the kitchen/diner below and has a sofa bed, which is available as additional sleeping space on request (suitable for one adult or two children). A TV and DVD player make this the ideal place to relax in front of a good film.

Heading outside to the front of the barn is a patio area with furniture and a charcoal BBQ, surrounded by undulating natural lawn, which runs into the farmland beyond and is often visited by deer. Off road parking for 2 vehicles is available to the side of the property.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • 3 dogs welcome (more possible by arrangement)
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub within walking distance
  • TV and DVD in the mezzanine lounge
  • Regret no Wi-fi
  • Sleeps 2+1 (sofa bed in the mezzanine lounge area available on request, suitable for 1 adult or 2 children, (guest must provide their own bedding)
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Lauren Horwood

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Lauren.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 49 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nigel, 16th July 2022

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As everyone else has said its a fabulous little place especially for our 3 dogs . I would highly recommend to anyone to go and stay 10/10 to Peter and his wife .

Reviewed by Christopher, 8th July 2022

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Lovely cottage and a very enjoyable break, some lovely pubs close by, our favourites were The 3 Magpies and the Raven, Nice Canal walks and a must visit is the Caen locks. A welcome pack greeted us on our arrival and we met our host Peter who couldnt be more helpful. Our Greyhound loved it too, So all in all a very enjoyable break.

Reviewed by Jane, 1st July 2022

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Absolutely wonderful place to stay. Very cosy & dog friendly. The outside space was lovely to sit & relax and the dogs had a lovely time exploring in the safe large area. Inside was of a very high standard and all we needed. Owners were always on hand, very friendly and could not do enough. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Sue, 24th June 2022

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Had a great time. Place lovely and very very dog friendly. Area great for dog walking either from the barn or short drive onto the chalk ridgeway. Great welcome and lovely welcome pack.

Reviewed by Robert, 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Mick, 3rd June 2022

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What a lovely cottage in complete peace, quiet and privacy. Peter was a great host who met us at the property and gave us a run through of what was in it. This is a proper "dog friendly" place with water already down for the dog, blankets, towels and treats - a lovely touch. Plenty of facilities if you need to cook and the bed was very comfy. The TRead morehree Magpies just a 5 minute walk did a fantastic Sunday lunch and then a 30 minutes walk down the canal to The Barge for pudding! You cant beat it :) Hide

Reviewed by Julie Anne, 20th May 2022

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great cottage, excellent service

Reviewed by Julie Anne, 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Peter, 6th May 2022

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Excellent little cottage/barn conversion. Great location...ideal for those with dogs. It was spotlessly clean.......and the welcome pack was an added bonus. They even provided towels for the dogs. Walks to the canal and local pub only a few minutes walk away.Supermarket and shops in only a short drive. Perfect.

Reviewed by Philip, 22nd April 2022

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Second visit to this lovely little cottage has everything you could need.Lovely welcome pack.Host welcomed us on arrival.Few minutes walk to the canal tow path.

Reviewed by Simone, 15th April 2022

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Amazing holiday , host is lovely welcoming friendly, we liked it so much that we booked again after being there for less than 3hours Cant wait to return

Reviewed by Paula A, 25th March 2022

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We will be going back. The cottage was gorgeous and had everything we needed. We had 2 large dogs, plenty of space for them to lay down. If you want a restful break away from the hustle and bustle this is for you. Bring your torch as the pub, with fabulous food, is only a 5 minute walk. The canal is also 5 minutes. The dogs were exhausted at the enRead mored of the weekend. Hide

Reviewed by Chris, 18th March 2022

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Lovely cottage to stay in very peaceful and ideal location for us and our dog's you can just let them out the door and not worry about them fantastic.

Reviewed by Karen, 26th February 2022

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Beautiful location , pretty cottage & well equipped would highly recommend

Reviewed by Craig, 21st February 2022

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Wonderful location, amazing setting with its own piece of history, surprise welcome pack, amazing log burner lit for our arrival & a secure long driveway that our dogs who run around in which was a massive bonus as we have recently brought them to our family from a rescue. Everything you need for a nice break is in place & made life very simple & rRead moreelaxing. Great walks i. Every direction with pubs & shop in easy reach. Highly recommend the Equestria Barn, thank you to Jill & Peter Hide

Reviewed by Anthony, 4th February 2022

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Great comfortable accommodation with a lovely wood burner stove.

Reviewed by Susan, 29th December 2021

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A really lovely cottage in an ideal rural location for visiting places in the locality. Good dog walking areas. Cottage warm and cosy, and a real home from home. Owners very welcoming and a surprise welcome pack on arrival. Would definately recommend and would use again

Reviewed by Zahra, 20th December 2021

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Just perfect

Reviewed by Charlotte, 10th December 2021

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On arrival the wood burner was lit and the lights were on and some lovely goodies waiting for us. After about 30 minutes the owner came and welcomed us and went over some things about the barn. We stayed with our 3 dogs which loved it just as much as we did. They had lots of space outside to roam freely and safety around. The barn is very clean andRead more pretty, the sofa in front of the wood burner is so comfy you just sink right into it. Hide

Reviewed by Karen, 19th November 2021

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We had a lovely warm welcome from Peter after a long journey Ideal spot for sight seeing and for walking our dog's. A very comfortable and warm barn We will be back soon Karen and Andrew, pooches Sox ,Midge and Jura

Reviewed by Diana, 15th November 2021

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Great little barn. Owners very helpful. Our 2 dogs loved it and with stock fencing surrounding the property reassuring too. Extremely cosy and comfy. Lovely roaring wood burner on arrival with plenty of wood, and very thoughtful welcome pack, even dog treats!! Thank you. Good location for seeing the area, we were catching up with family and friendsRead more as used to live in Devizes and Wiltshire for many years . Canal walk 5 mins max, and Three Magpies pub en route. Certainly one to visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Matt, 1st October 2021

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Perfect hideaway location yet close to the canal for walking our dogs and popping in to dog friendly pubs. Well equipped and comfortable barn conversion with a friendly and great welcome from the owners. Great week away from it all for us and the dogs. Secure outside space for the dogs to mooch. Can recommend Three Magpies and The Barge Inn both neRead morearby. Highly recommended accommodation and location for a laid back week away. Hide

Reviewed by Christine, 24th September 2021

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What a lovely place to stay was everything we hope for it was cosy and warm we didn't have to light the log burner. Very clean. And well looked after. Only 5 minutes from river Avon which were dog friendly. We even found a pub in devices that had a menu for your dog for only a 1 . And our meal was very nice to all home cooked (fox and hounds) wouldRead more definitely be going back Hide

Reviewed by Andy, 10th September 2021

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A nice dog friendly property in a good location close to canal . Nice welcome pack and helpful owner who welcomed us shortly after our arrival .

Reviewed by Daryll, 3rd September 2021

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If you want a get away from it all place Equestria Barn is for you. Beautifully converted with an atmosphere of peace. Wonderful walks, in particular the Kennett/Avon Canal is a must & can be walked to from the Barn catching a bus back if you wish. Devizes is a lovely historic town with good Museum (soon to be refurbished in the Old Assizes buildinRead moreg) plus Blue Plaque trail. Excellent (Planks Farm shop) 10 minute drive. Peter was on hand if necessary but fully respected our privacy, thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy, 6th August 2021

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Great location with freedom to wander on plot fir dogs.. No immediate neighbours either . Nice size for two people.

Reviewed by Sarah Jane, 30th July 2021

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This was our second visit and as soon as I walked in it felt like coming home.Such a unique property.Beautifully decorated and furnished.Very secluded but handy location for local amenities ,places to visit,and great pubs and walks nearby. Owners kind and helpful.Will be returning for the third time next year!

Reviewed by Jonathan, 23rd July 2021

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Equestria Barn is a lovely cottage. The owner was really welcoming and provided a good welcome pack on arrival. The barn is extremely comfortable with lots of attention to detail and was really relaxing to be in on the rainy days. Its also great for dogs with lots of space for them to run around with all the fences secure. Overall, very a peaceful Read moreand enjoyable holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Gary, 2nd July 2021

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If you want to get away from it all this is the perfect place. Very restful with many historic places of interest just a short drive away. Local pubs offering good fare and local butchers and bakers offering great local produce if you want to just stay at home and cook for yourself.

Reviewed by Patricia, 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by David, 18th June 2021

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The best cottage Ive stayed in.

Reviewed by Beryl, 11th June 2021

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Peter thank you for a lovely week even the weather was on our side

Reviewed by Raymond, 4th June 2021

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Really enjoyed our stay at the Equestria barn.The owner Peter supplied wine,bread,cheese and milk. Peter was very welcoming and gave brilliant advice on places to see and places to eat out. We enjoyed lovely evening walks along the Kennet and Avon canal and also visited Laycock,Bradford on Avon and Avebury. Another must see is the lovely village CaRead morestle Combe. The Barn is situated in the perfect spot for visiting all these places and many more,none being more tha a 30 minute drive away.Fantastic. Hide

Reviewed by Roy, 28th May 2021

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A lovely property in a great location. The owners are very friendly and left a great welcome pack. Great selection of pubs nearby.

Reviewed by James, 24th May 2021

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Lovely property in a lovely part of the country, friendly and helpful owners. Would definitely recommend Equestria Barn. Thanks!

Reviewed by Alison, 14th May 2021

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Lovely stay in comfortable accommodation. Perfect surroundings & great that the dogs could be outside safely

Reviewed by Teresa, 7th May 2021

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wonderful nice clean quiet home from home. would recommend, We hope to return again soon. Peter the host was very helpful and friendly .

Reviewed by John, 1st May 2021

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Reviewed by Donna, 4th December 2020

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Such a lovely place, and well equipped, we will definitely be revisiting, just what we needed.

Reviewed by Pauline, 23rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Merylese, 20th October 2020

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Lovely little barn in a secluded spot, very comfortable and well equipped. Owner Peter was very welcoming , we had a lovely welcome pack too. Very close to canal for lovely walks.

Reviewed by Philip, 16th October 2020

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A lovely place to stay greeted by our host Peter and a lovely fire in the log burner.A bottle of wine bread and cheese were part of the welcome pack and snacks for the dog. The Barn is well equipped with everything you should need during your stay.Short distance to Devizes and close access to the canal.Recommended

Reviewed by Anne, 9th October 2020

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Peter, the owner was very nice and made us welcome. Lovely to have gated drive surrounded by fields where owner keeps horses and sheep. Roundway was fabulous area to walk dogs but very difficult to find. Lacock fabulous National Trust medieval village with lovely riverside walk but wear boots!! Map of walk available online/ticket office. If busy onRead morely prebooked visitors allowed. Barn very cosy. Hide

Reviewed by David M, 2nd October 2020

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A very warm welcome on arrival at Equestria Barn by Peter the owner, he ran through the basics of the property with us and also left a welcome pack which was a nice touch. Very cosy and dog friendly with a dash of isolation for peace and quiet, just what we were after.

Reviewed by Ian, 25th September 2020

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A lovely cottage in a quiet location. Arrived to an excellent welcome pack of milk, butter, cheese, bread, biscuits, jam, cereal, wine and dog treats. Just two minutes walk to the Kennet & Avon canal towpath

Reviewed by Marion, 11th September 2020

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Fabulous property, everything you could possibly need/want was there. Fabulous owners who met us to check everything was ok. Such a beautiful location. Would definitely recommend. Thank you.

Reviewed by Terence, 28th August 2020

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Excellent! No problems with the accommodation, quiet, clean and comfortable. Very good welcome pack and very friendly.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 21st August 2020

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A lovely cottage with all the amenities we wanted. It was incredibly cozy and we enjoyed sitting by the log burner on cooler evenings. The cottage was well situated to drive different places all across Wiltshire. There was lots of walking paths around the cottage including along the Kennet and Avon Canal. The hosts were super lovely without being aRead moret all intrusive. Our dog also enjoyed the stay. Hide

Reviewed by Scott, 10th August 2020

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A lovely secluded cottage, absolutely perfect for dogs as the garden is very secure and there is lots of space for them to explore. Peter was very friendly and welcoming, would definitely stay again when back in the area

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