Enjoy relaxing with your closest friends in this beautifully renovated cottage set on a peaceful country estate, with a superb village pub and the stunning North Wessex Downs on the doorstep.

Key Features

Highlights

  • Enclosed Private Garden
  • Parking
  • Wood Burner

At a glance

  • Quiet, rural location with a pub a 10-minute walk away
  • Excellent for walking and cycling in the North Wessex Downs
  • A large secluded garden perfect for a BBQ dinner
  • About the property

    Bridle Path is a stunning cottage with four bedrooms and is a great choice for a group of good friends, or a family to spend quality time together. Set within a country estate in Berkshire, along a quiet country lane, it’s very secluded and perfectly placed for a peaceful stay. The picturesque village where the cottage is located has little more than a church and a village hall in terms of landmarks, however being in the heart of the North Wessex Downs it is popular with walkers and cyclists who come to explore the stunning countryside. However, at its heart is a good pub, just a 10-minute walk from the cottage, that’s great for a freshly-prepared lunch with a pint of locally brewed ale. Fully renovated to a very high standard throughout, the cottage promises a stylish stay in Berkshire.

  • The space

    The cottage offers style, comfort and a sense of freedom by the bucket load. Kitted out in a contemporary, fresh décor with distinctive creative flair added through beautifully patterned wallpapers, colourful fabrics and an eclectic mix of paintings and ornaments, it’s full of character.

    On the ground floor, there’s an open plan living/dining area comprising a formal lounge with a sofa and chairs, with the focal point being a log burner which is sure to make those chilly evenings cosy. To meet your entertainment whims, there’s a Smart TV complete with access to Apple TV. Next to the formal area is a garden room that is flooded with natural light from the huge windows making it a beautiful spot to sip a cup of tea, read the newspaper and gaze out at the trees.

    The large dining table seats six guests and is accompanied by an island with further seating, the perfect place for a convivial dinner that can be prepared in the fully-equipped kitchen which has everything you could possibly need including a Rangemaster ceramic hob, a fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee machine and dishwasher. There’s also an impressive walk-in pantry and a separate laundry room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and a place to hang clothes.

    Also on the ground floor is one of the four bedrooms which has a super king-size bed and an en-suite shower room. The other three bedrooms are upstairs and comprise the master bedroom that has an emperor bed and an en-suite shower room, while the Pink Room and the Green Room each feature a king-size bed and share a bathroom, complete with a bath.

    Outdoors there is a large enclosed garden with mature trees, lawns and a table and chairs for up to six people where you can enjoy a morning coffee, a barbecue dinner or simply sit down with a good book.

  • Guest access

    Guests will be met at the property and there is private, off-road parking.

  • Sustainability

    If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.

  • Keep in mind

    Check-in: from 16:00

    Check-out: by 10:00

    Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

    Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive the requirement.

    Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.

  • House rules

    • No smoking
    • Sorry no pets allowed
    • No parties and events
    • Please keep noise to a minimum

Amenities

Highlights

  • BBQ - Gas
  • Enclosed Private Garden
  • Parking
  • Pub Within Walking Distance
  • Shop Within Walking Distance
  • Wood Burner

General

  • Coffee Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Heating
  • Hot Water Boiling Tap
  • Iron And Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Private Entrance
  • Range Cooker
  • Seating Area
  • Smart TV With Internet Access
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi

Family Friendly

  • Cot
  • Highchair

Health & Safety

  • Fire Blanket
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector

Collections

  • Large Cottages
  • Near London

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Location

Local Info

The neighbourhood

At the heart of the village is a popular pub renowned for its good, honest food, that has a coffee shop attached to it and sells freshly baked bread and groceries. For more choice when you come to stock up on supplies, there’s an M&S Foodhall 3.5 miles away.

The village lies in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is a paradise for walkers, horse-riders and mountain bikers, with terrain including high chalk ridges, fields, ancient heathland and woodlands. A fantastic way to explore a little is on the circular walk that begins from the pub, while many visitors also head for Combe Gibbet that stands on a hilltop and was used for the public execution of two locals in 1676.

Hungerford, situated on the Kennet and Avon Canal, is the nearest main town. Enjoy retail therapy at independent stores and the antique shops for which the town is known, before a spot of lunch by the water. If you like history and tradition, there’s a Victorian Extravaganza held every year in December, while the Hocktide festival that dates back to medieval times takes place annually on the second Tuesday after Easter Sunday.

Other attractions within easy driving distance include Wilton Windmill, not far from Marlborough, which was built in 1810 and continues to produce stone-ground flour to this day. Situated on the top of a chalk hill, the windmill is both an incredible sight and a fantastic vantage point for views across the Downs. The grassland around the windmill is the perfect place for a picnic.

If you like getting dressed up for the races, Newbury racecourse is about a 30-minute drive away from the cottage and races are held throughout the summer. In the same direction, there’s Highclere Castle, the historic home of Lord and Lady Carnarvon. Made famous for being the location of the hugely popular television series ‘Downton Abbey’, it is open to look around the Capability Brown-designed gardens and for tours of the house that include the Egyptian Exhibition that celebrates the part that the 5th Earl of Carnarvon played in discovering the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Getting around

For your convenience, we advise travelling to the cottage by car which makes exploring the local area easy. However, the village is on a bus route between Newbury and Hungerford. Meanwhile, Hungerford Train Station is about 4 miles away, where you can catch trains for days out in nearby towns and villages.

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