5.4 miles NE of Marlborough

The Hideaway at Hilldrop

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Bedroom details

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x super king

Bedroom 2

1 x king

Less than an hour and a quarter from the capital, The Hideaway at Hilldrop near Marlborough in Wiltshire sets a magical scene for idyllic escapes. With all the luxuries of a private resort and surrounded by hundreds of acres of private farmland in the North Wessex Downs AONB, it promises a paradisiacal sanctuary for four, just perfect for families and friends. And it's dog-friendly too. Escape the everyday for a while and look forward to days sewn with wild picnics and woodland strolls, country bike rides and dips in the pool. Greet the farmyard residents - from the adorable alpacas to the beautiful guinea fowl - and visit the livery just a hundred yards away. Savour moments in the alfresco hot tub and lose yourself in the harmony of nature's bubble, enjoying the chorus of birdsong as the soundtrack to your stay. With such gorgeous interiors and so much to see and do on your doorstep, dreamy days easily slip by here living in the epitome of rural luxury.


Full of charm, our single-storey homestay features an open-plan lounge, kitchen, and diner flooded with natural light and bathed in tranquil tones. Showcasing vaulted ceilings and beautiful features, its open spaces are accentuated with cosy nooks and archways that add even more character to the room. Drawing the eye, an attractive wood mantelpiece sits above a gas-fired wood burning stove, hugged either side by inbuilt bookcases carefully adorned with tasteful decorations. Large windows cascade sunlight during the day, while statement lighting casts an atmospheric glow in sundown hours. For relaxed mornings and ambient evenings, a cosy leather armchair and a royal blue, L-shaped sofa topped with cushions reside in front of a large flatscreen TV above the fireplace. Ready to soothe the soul, a radio and Zeplin music system play out rhythmic tunes, while warming the toes is underfloor heating throughout. Designed to exude calm, this space looks out onto a private, renaissance-inspired walled garden where water features and pools shimmer in the sunlight. Accessed via a huge patio door that brings that outside in, the sheltered garden extends the living area in the summer for dreamy days at home.

Eating and dining

The kitchen and dining area affords gorgeous views across the Marlborough Downs and combine to create an open, social space for gathering throughout the day. Taking centre stage, a preserved archway is framed by a huge glass pane, presenting an architectural work of art and hinting at the cottage's historic roots. Inside, flagstone floors are warmed by underfloor heating, while exposed wood beams, deep blue units and brass inflections add tone and depth to the room. Enticing for atmospheric feast nights at home, the pretty kitchen has everything you could need for rustling up delicious dishes with an array of equipment and utensils. Meanwhile for dining, a circular, wood-topped dining table with chairs awaits close by, overlooked by a snug window seat perfect for reclining with a glass of something special. In the corner, a bespoke wine rack sits below a vintage drinks cabinet for timeless style.

Sleeping and bathing

The Hideaway at Hilldrop has two ensuite bedrooms each dressed in White Company linens for the most restful slumbers.

The first bedroom, a light and dreamy haven, features a super-king bed topped with the cosiest throws and pillows, as well as large double cupboards and two bedside tables. Facing the room's wall-length patio doors, it enjoys direct access to The Hideaway's enclosed garden and boasts beautiful views over its four ponds and gorgeous landscaping. For heavenly soaks, it has a freestanding, Victorian copper bath, and for further comfort, has its own ensuite bathroom with gorgeous turquoise tiling, twin sinks, a heated towel rail and a large, walk-in shower.

Radiating calm, the second bedroom has a king-sized bed bedecked in a super-soft duvet and sunshine yellow blanket. Decorated in neutral tones for total serenity, it tempts for lingering lie-ins gazing at the gardens beyond the window from the pillowy comfort of the bed. For added luxury and privacy, this bedroom is complete with an ensuite bathroom with attractive geometric tiling, rainfall shower and heated towel rail for the warmest, fluffiest towels.

Outside space

The Hideaway boasts incredible outside space, promising an oasis centred around the original walled Victorian garden. With eye-catching water features, tasteful symmetry and manicured greenery reminiscent of an Italian renaissance garden, this space is stunning whether sun-soaked at golden hour or illuminated by night. Affording an idyllic space to relax and recline, it is complemented by a large south-facing gazebo with a BBQ, table and chairs, fire table, swing seats and music alfresco.

Beyond the walls of the garden, the dream continues with exquisite, shared spaces. For blissful soaks, a Royal Delux hot tub awaits, paired with the use of a heated outdoor swimming pool (avaliable between 19th April to 20th September 2024). For added relaxation, a brand-new pool house resides with a glass front, huge roof terrace with far-reaching views - perfect for sundown moments. To practise your serve, enjoy a game of tennis on the shared courts, or for a taste adventure, peel off to explore the wider estate. With an abundance of picnic spots, woodland walks, bikes and Ebikes for two-wheeled adventures and more, a wealth of things to see and do are at your fingertips here.

Babies and children

Children and one baby are most welcome. There is a separate bedroom; please bring your own cot. Please also be aware that part of the charm of this property is the water features and ponds in your private garden. Whilst shallow, very young children need to be monitored at all times.


Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at The Hideaway at Hilldrop. As this is a working farm, we ask that all dogs are kept on leads in the grounds. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.


There is a large farmyard with unlimited parking.

In the Area

Set within 600 acres of farmland within the stunning North Wessex Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there has never been more reason to stay close to your heavenly abode, with everything from camping spots to bikes available onsite to create magical memories. Follow one of the three different walks or runs throughout the estate, take a dip in the on-site pool house, spend the afternoon at the tennis courts or, for a canter through incredible scenery, book a horse ride with the livery next door to the farm. If you have your own horse, you can also make use of the onsite stables. For a novel twist to your Boutique stay, you can also take part in clay shooting and archery, with Barbury Shooting School nearby and archery onsite. For the most idyllic picnics and sundowner sessions, stroll to your favourite spot or borrow the onsite Mule to drive to a secret vantage point within the estate. Or, for a spot of fine dining, the Michelin Guide recommends The Bell in Ramsbury, Bell in West Overton, The Star Inn in Sparsholt and The Crown Inn in Upton. Ramsbury Brewery and Distillery is also well worth a visit for a taster of artisan brews and spirits, while to whip up an appetite, The Hideaway at Hilldrop is just a stone's throw from The Ridgeway. The oldest 'road' in Britain, the 87-mile Ridgeway runs from Luton to Avebury and proffers some of the most incredible walks around. Lovers of golf will enjoy the nearby putting spots such as Ogbourne and Bowood courses, whilst those preferring retail therapy can pay a visit to Hungerford or the historic Marlborough.

Our halcyon retreat in the Wiltshire countryside is the epitome of rural luxury, with stunning interiors, quiet gardens, a hot tub, tennis courts and more...

At a glance

From £1,184 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

Family friendly

Firepit garden

Gas burning stove

Rolling countryside


Wood-fired hot tub

Dog friendly

Swimming Pool


Design-led retreat

Within 3 hours of London

Super King Bed

check in / check out days

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.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 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 The Hideaway at Hilldrop:

An utterly charming retreat in a beautiful location with a magnificent garden and outdoor seating space and excellent facilities. We played tennis, we relaxed in the hot tub and went on some stunning walk direct from the house. Perfect.

Peaceful and supremely comfortable - a stylish yet simple retreat in a beautiful rural setting.

Amazing property, lovely location with fabulous outside views and space for relaxing. Helpful and welcoming owners

We had such a wonderful time. The weather was horrid (well it was February) but who cares? We were more than happy to chill out in the fabulous accommodation.

Really beautiful location with amazing dog walks. Cosy cottage, beautifully decorated in a great setting and we were made to feel very welcome. Thank you to Tim and Co.


You absolutely must stay. The area is gorgeous, Tim and Emma are wonderful hosts, and their guesthouse is beautiful. Highly recommend.

My husband and I along with my parents recently visited The Hideaway at Hilldrop and let’s just say it didn’t disappoint. We had a wholesome few days and enjoyed every minute of it, from relaxing in the garden to exploring the land, we were also lucky enough to see the sunset at the perfect picnic spot. Thank you Tim and Emma for such a lovely stay. Tara and family

Absolutely fabulous cottage in great location. The walled formal garden was a simply a beautiful space to spend time. Kids loved the facilities on-site and Tim the owner was a wonderful host - highly recommended!

The Hideaway is absolutely idyllic. Our hosts could not have been friendlier, and more welcoming, and the landscape, the home and absolutely everything was just perfect. Thank you all at Hilldrop Farm for a wonderful stay.

Tim and Emma were wonderful hosts and the property was amazing. Would definitely come back and stay again. Perfect facilities, stunning views and beautiful area.

We had a beautiful experience. The place is truly amazing. Even more beautiful than on the pictures.

Drinking bubbles while enjoying the view from the hot tub was indescribable. So peaceful and truly beautiful. We went to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday. She loved it! They had prepared some maps with the walks we could do around the feils. We also went every morning to give some carrots to the donkeys and feed the chickens.

Even during the night the garden lights make it cozy and romantic and with the outdoors fireplaces even more!

Tim and Emma were very attentive and helpful with all the questions we had. I also asked them if it was possible to go for any horse riding around and they suggested us to speak with the neighbour Vicky, who had a Stable and was doing Horse Riding Classes. We managed to arrange a Horse Ride with her across the rivers and we enjoyed it so much.

As you can read I only have good words to say. I would definitely recommend this beautiful place to everybody.

Simply magical.

If heaven is a place on earth, it may well be the Hideaway at Hilldrop. Tim and Emma could not have been more welcoming and we could have stayed far, far longer - there is so much to do within the grounds and also in the surrounding area. We can’t wait to return.

The Hideaway is WOW beautiful inside and out. Great Dog Walks Hot tub and Pool we didn’t want to leave. Being the first guests Tim Emma and family made us feel very special. Hope to return.

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