3 miles S of Calne

Orchard Lodge

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If you're seeking a tucked away, dreamy escape somewhere a little different, look no further than this beauty. Set in the glorious Wiltshire countryside yet just an easy drive away from the city of Bath, this wonderful dog friendly homestay for four (but perfect for couples too) is ready to welcome you into its fold. Step through the doors and you'll discover a home with a whisper of Scandi chic, a perfect blend of natural materials, gorgeous soft colours and mindfully chosen furniture to create a calm yet cosy ambience. It's not all style over substance though - the ecologically-minded owners have incorporated stylish recycling into the process too, with innovative design such as kitchen cupboards made from recycled bottles. Set on the edge of the North Wessex Downs amongst the vast grassy plains of Wiltshire, this is a stunning spot to explore, with Neolithic wonders such as Avebury and Stonehenge a short drive away, whilst the gorgeous Roman city of Bath makes for a fabulous day out.


Living and eating

The fabulously open plan living, kitchen and dining area makes it oh-so-sociable for everyone to come together and enjoy their time together in one space. With vaulted ceiling, Velux windows and large windows, it's a beautifully light space, and by using natural materials the room is a peaceful, calming haven away from the everyday.

At the heart of the living area there's a large, flickering woodburning stove, with a comfy sofa set in front, ideal for curling up on whilst gazing out over the idyllic orchard. When night descends, there's subtle ambient lighting plus a Smart TV to catch up on your favourite films and box sets, whilst there's also a Bluetooth speaker and DAB radio to create the soundtrack to your holiday.

The kitchen lies at the other end of the room and is a sleek L-shape, with dark cupboards (amazingly made from recycled bottles) and smooth white worktops. Complete with everything you'll need to rustle up feasts including a gas hob, electric oven and dishwasher, it also has the all-important Nespresso coffee machine with milk frother plus there's a separate butcher's block offering additional prep space. You'll find a washing machine and tumble dryer located in the laundry shed next to the car parking area.

Next to the kitchen is the square wooden dining table for four, the perfect setting for lazy brunch, a quick snack or sumptuous suppers.


Sleeping

There are two stunning bedrooms to choose from, one with a gorgeously welcoming king size bed and the other with a cosy double. With wood-clad walls and floors, bedside tables, wardrobes and dressing tables, they have everything you could need to make your stay comfortable, plus large windows that overlook the garden and rolling countryside beyond - perfect for gazing out over during long, lazy lie-ins.

The sumptuous bedding and linen are fabulously eco-friendly, with the pillows and duvets made from recycled ocean bound plastics. With credentials like that, falling asleep is that much more satisfying!


Bathing

The beautiful bathroom comes complete with a freestanding bathtub, perfect for deliciously deep and luxurious soaks, whilst there's a separate shower for wake-me-up ablutions in the morning. A heated rail ensures towels are kept warm and fluffy.


Outdoor space

Step outside and you'll discover a sun-soaked terrace complete with a table and chairs and a gas barbeque, perfect for meals alfresco. Next to that is a bubbling hot tub, the pièce de resistance of the garden and the number one spot for relaxing as the sun sets and the inky skies descend, and the stars glisten above - just bliss! There's also plenty of lawn space, perfect for playtime with your pooch or little ones. From May 2022, a swimming pool will be available.


Parking

There's plenty of off road, private parking.


Babies and children

Babies and children are most welcome. A highchair and travel cot are available on request.


Dogs

Up to two small, well behaved dogs are welcome at Orchard Lodge. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break.


In the Area

Orchard Lodge lies in the pretty village of Heddington in Wiltshire, and is perfectly positioned to explore the gorgeous, expansive countryside of this amazing area. If historical sites are your thing, you'll find the Cherhill White Horse, Silbury Hill and the standing stones of Avebury all within a short distance. If you're looking for a little more hustle and bustle, the stunning city of Bath and Bradford-on-Avon are all within a relatively short drive away, whilst the historical market towns of Devizes and Marlborough are well worth a visit too. For film buffs, the village of Lacock and Castle Combe have regularly used in films such as Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice and Stephen Spielberg's War Horse. For eating out, you needn't get in a car with the Ivy at Heddington, a traditional pub, just a short walk across fields. For a walk with a difference, head to the Kennet and Avon Canal and walk the tow paths for idyllic views.


Hidden away in the glorious Wiltshire countryside lies this tranquil wooden-clad retreat, a hideaway from the everyday with a bubbling hot tub, epic views and a wood burner - and it’s dog friendly too!

At a glance

From £903 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Baby on Board

Cottage garden

Family friendly

Indoor swimming pool and gym

Less than 3 hours from London

Picturesque village setting

Travel cot and highchair

WiFi

Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Orchard Lodge:

Separate laundry facilities were brilliant. Loved the location, so much to see in the area, Avebury, Marlborough and Bradford on Avon.

Truly stunning property! Exactly as described. Owners were very respectful of our privacy but were easy to contact when we had questions. Will definitely be visiting again in 2022.

It was the perfect setting for our annual friendsmas staycation.

If you seek private quiet relaxing times in a very well equipped retreat, then this is it. The owners (Rob and Ffion) were personable and helpful, getting the balance just right, pleasant interaction upon arrival and departure, with us knowing that they were available (telephone call) if ever needed. First rate. Thank you.

A stunning little retreat that is tucked away and very peaceful. The only problem was we had to leave. We very much look forward to returning in the future.

We had a fabulous time at Orchard Lodge. Nothing bad to say. Everything was perfect. :)

This was the perfect chilled getaway with friends. The four of us went to celebrate a friends' 30th. The hosts Rob and Ffion went the extra mile by providing some bday decorations which started off the weekend really well. The BBQ, hot tub, comfy beds and fluffy bathrobes made for a very luxurious and relaxing stay. We will be back!

Incredible place to relax and unwind. With excellent very thoughtful hosts. Thank you!

Perfect place for a couple to unwind and explore a beautiful area. Comfortable, well equipped and with lots of nice design touches. The hot tub is a lovely bonus and we used it every day. Rob and Ffion welcomed us and were there if we needed anything but did not intrude on our holiday.

It was an absolute pleasure to stay here. The owner kindly popped over to say hello and goodbye otherwise left us to it (and we felt like we had the privacy that we wanted even though their house is nearby). So lucky that it was brand spanking new. It has been put together beautifully and is well thought out with everything you need and some! We are very grateful for such a luxurious and peaceful place to escape to. Thank you