This spacious detached Victorian house is set on a two acre site in the rural village of Colerne, occupying a spectacular position over Box Valley with views of Salisbury Plain in the distance.
Merryfields is the ideal holiday getaway for both families and friends and offers a relaxing country stay in the tranquil Wiltshire countryside. The perfect base for enjoying a visit to the Cotswolds and the popular spa town of Bath which is a just a short drive away.
This inviting family home has four bedrooms, one en suite, and a family bathroom. The magnificent folding glass doors on the ground floor allow you to enjoy the outside whilst keeping your indoor comforts and a wonderful space for creating holiday memories.
As you enter the grand pillared doorway you are greeted by a wonderfully eccentric lobby complete with an ornate decorative faux door and impressive Chopper (for decorative purposes only). A hallway leads to a wonderfully social kitchen and dining-area, complete with breakfast-bar and round dining-table…perfect for entertaining larger groups. In the summer months why not open up the sliding glass doors and watch the sun go down as you enjoy your favourite meal.
For those looking to keep their fitness levels up during their stay, a small gym area (used at guests' own risk) is located off the hallway and is equipped with exercise bike and free weights, or the ideal place for a spot of yoga and calm.
Please note there is an inaccessible room located on the ground floor next to the gym room which is used for storage.
The gym room takes you to an expansive sitting-room which features a wood-burner, under-floor heating and a Smart 65" TV. There is even a full-size table-tennis table to keep you entertained, you really will have all the ingredients for the ultimate, cosy night in. Arguably the main feature of the house is the most spectacular views from the panoramic sliding doors where you can step outside onto the grass, offering a charming dining/seating area inviting you to unwind under the stars. This part of the garden offers a tranquil retreat, It's the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or an evening conversation.
Upstairs there is a substantial family bathroom fitted with shower and separate bath. All four bedrooms are spacious and have comfortable king-size beds, with the principal bedroom having its own en suite shower-room.
The south-facing garden features a blend of patio and lawn, with a gas barbecue (available on request) and multiple outdoor seating areas so you can enjoy the warmer evenings al fresco style, while taking in the breathtaking views overlooking acres of the rolling hills and the valleys of Wiltshire and Somerset.
Located at the bottom of the garden is a private furnished decking area where you can unwind while absorbing the incredible views in peace and tranquility.
Whether you're interested in history, architecture, or simply want to enjoy the beauty of the English countryside, the Cotswolds is the perfect destination.
Colerne village is nestled in a valley, with the road lined with beautiful gardens, lush greenery, stone walls and hedges, which add to the idyllic atmosphere.
One of the major attractions in Colerne is the beautiful St John the Baptist Church which dates back to the 12th Century.
Colerne Airfield, originally built in 1940 and used by the RAF, is now for recreational activities, primarily gliding. The Fox and Hounds pub offers traditional ales and food. There's also a skate park and Frank's Wood, managed by the Woodland Trust, with mixed native ash, field, maple, oak, birch and other trees and shrubs.
When it comes to places to visit, there is one hotel that stands out; Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa is a luxurious and elegant country house hotel set within 500 acres of parkland and offering a host of activities and facilities. This beautiful estate offers a wealth of options for visitors looking to explore the unique landscapes of the region. Here, you'll find spa treatments, horse riding, shooting, golf, clay pigeon shooting, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and fine dining restaurants with the Michelin-starred Restaurant Hywel Jones a particular highlight with gorgeous dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients.
For those interested in walking, the surrounding countryside is perfect for walking and hiking, with several trails and footpaths that offer stunning views of the area.
Nearby, within a short driving distance, are Biddestone, Nettleton, Grittleton, Castle Combe and Box (known for its famous Box Tunnel, which was built in 1841 and was once the world's longest tunnel at 1.83 miles).
Sitting-room with Smart TV, Blu-ray DVD player, wood-burner and table-tennis table
Kitchen/Dining-room with dual fuel cooker (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Smart TV
Utility-room with freezer, washing machine and tumble-drier
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with king-size double bed (5')
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Please note that there is a steep drop at the bottom of the garden; do not use the summer-house as the decking can be slippery when wet. This is a very family-friendly area, please be respectful of the neighbours by keeping noise to a minimum. The hot water tank will take two hours to refill after one full bath or four reasonably timed showers. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 4 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 150 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH (partial under-floor)
Welcome to Merryfields.
Either gaze at the view or catch up with the latest movie on the Smart TV.
Dine in style whilst taking in your stunning countryside views.
Four luxurious bedrooms await!
The grand entrance awaits your arrival.
The views are simply mesmerising!
There's oodles of outside space here to enjoy from dawn until dusk.
Stylish contemporary furnishings await.
Snuggle up in front of the wood-burner after a busy day exploring.
The fabulous dining-area where you can dine in style.
French doors open out onto the patio and extensive gardens.
The stylish kitchen has all the equipment you'll need to create a culinary masterpiece.
Perch at the breakfast-bar and chat with the chef.
Looking towards the dining-area from the kitchen.
And for some after dinner fun, pull out the table-tennis table for a spot of ping pong!
Looking to keep up with your fitness regime? Merryfields has its very own gym.
The handy ground floor cloakroom.
Quirky touches make Merryfields a joyful place to stay.
Climb the stairs to the four charming bedrooms on the first floor.
This gorgeous bedroom has a feature bedstead and king-size bed.
Take in the gorgeous views from the bay window with your morning tea.
This delightful bedroom has a convenient en suite shower-room.
The stylish en suite shower-room.
The bedrooms have comfy king-size beds.
The gorgeous family bathroom has both a bath and a shower cubicle.
A long soak after a busy day, the pefect way to relax.
Bedroom 2 has wonderful views (there is no longer a TV in this room).
Breakfast in bed, why not you are on holiday!
Al fresco dining from dawn until dusk.
Gather everyone for a meal to remember.
Your four-legged friends will be very happy with their holiday home.
Watch the sunset with friends.
There's plenty of space for a game of catch here.
Chippenham is a delightful town.
Quiant Cotswolds villages, you will be spoilt for choice here.
The Cotswolds is a magical place to explore throughout the year.
Atmospheric Malmesbury Bridge.