Semley Lodge Semley, Wiltshire, England

Semley Lodge, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Cottage
  • 4 BR
  • Sleeps 8
  • from £ 285 nt
What we like about this property

Meticulously designed with a focus on British craft in all its forms, this vacation home rental in England was inspired by William Morris’ famed sentiment that one “should have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” It’s a colorful and immersive experience into a world of diverse periods of design, and a celebration of artistry that doubles as a gallery space with many of the items available for purchase.

Description

Located at the edge of Semley village in Wiltshire, this early 19th-century cottage is a luxurious homage to British arts and crafts. 

Constructed of Shaftesbury greenstone with a slate roof, exposed stonework and oak beams, the historic aspects of the cottage have been well preserved while the interiors have been restored and adapted for modern living with a colorful and highly detailed range of period influences.

The layout is spacious, with a large entrance hall that opens into the main living and dining areas and a state-of-the-art DeVol kitchen, all overlooking the Semley Common and the rear garden. The sitting room comes equipped with a wood burning stove and is decorated with early 19th-century prints and maps dating back to the 17th century, along with works by British-based ceramicists including Nicola Tassie, Barry Stedman and Marlene Hartman Rasmussen.

The staircase leads up from the hall to the three bedrooms that can sleep up to six guests. The master bedroom features high ceilings with original oak beams and old wooden floorboards and gorgeous GP&J Baker wallpaper and a luxurious ensuite shower room with Lefroy Brooks brassware.

The second double room also features high ceilings with original oak beams and floors and is decorated with a classic William Morris wallpaper print. Each feature a mix of antique and contemporary furnishings from Heals, Another Country and Pinch Design. The third twin bedroom is subdued and dreamy with bright views overlooking the gardens. 

With a carefully curated mix of decor and furnishings, the home includes a dazzling array of 16th-century antiques with representative pieces from the Cotswold School, Heals and the wider Arts and Crafts movement and rugs from Irish carpet makers Tretford.

Double doors open out from the kitchen to a dining patio with a BBQ and prep area and room for up to eight for al fresco dining.

There is a self-contained annex/studio linked by a garden door to the back of the cottage with an open plan living area with a wood burning stove, a mezzanine sleeping area and a Sebastian Cox kitchen by DeVol. A peaceful and private hideaway for two, it has a private slate courtyard overlooking the gravel garden (see separate rate for annex).

This colorful and luxuriously curated vacation rental home in England is a treat for the senses and a thoughtful tribute to the art of craft and design.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Welcome basket upon your arrival with a selection of award winning British craft food and drinks, with fresh milk, butter, eggs and bread provided. iPad loaded with area information and guides, cottage history and detailed design content, Wifi throughout, Smart TV with Netflix, DVD player and Playstation console, Ruark DAB Radio and audio system with Bluetooth, a selection of games and books. Housekeeping and laundry facilities.  

Bramley bath and shower products, logs and charcoal for the BBQ, under floor heating throughout. Baby chair, travel cot and baby gate available. Guest has exclusive access to four outdoor tennis courts and boules pitch at nearby Pythouse Club (one mile away). Optional catering and grocery delivery services, spa and massage services, babysitting upon request.

AROUND

The small country village of Semley is a short walk from the cottage and lies halfway between Shaftesbury in Dorset and Tisbury in the Wiltshire Countryside.

One of the oldest and highest towns in England, the hill top fort of Shaftesbury features stunning views over world famous Gold Hill and the Blackmore Vale.

The 14th century English Heritage Wardour Castle in Tisbury is also within a short drive and lies in wonderful ruin overlooking a lake. Twenty minutes north is the 16th century Stourhead House & Gardens designed by Henry Hoare II. A national Trust property, the gardens represent some of the best examples of the traditional English landscape style and are available to tour.

The coast is an hour south where the National Trust beach of Studland Bay and nature reserve are well worth the drive. Of course for some, no visit to Wiltshire would be complete without a pilgrimage to the famed Stonehenge, thirty minutes east.

LOCATION

Wiltshire, England. Nearest Airport: Heathrow, (90 miles)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall although winters are lovely and atmospheric

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  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals
  • Semley Cottage, Semley, England | vacation home rentals

Semley Lodge

from £285 to £375 / nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info
Bedrooms4 Bedrooms (2 Double Rooms and 1 Twin room in the main cottage plus 1 Double in the Annex)
Bed Type2 Double, 2 Twin plus infant cot available
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms3 Bathrooms
Accommodate6 Guests in the main house plus 2 in the Annex
InternetWifi throughout
Kid FriendlyYes
Pet friendlyYes with prior approval and £40 fee
ViewGarden views
Rates
Sec. Deposit£1,000
Check-In3:00 PM
Check-Out11:00 AM
CancellationCancellations require 8 weeks notice in writing with a copy of your invoice/booking confirmation for refunds.
If you cancel a booking, the deposit made at the time of booking will not be refunded to you.
Owners reserve the right to invoice you for an amount up to 100% of the cost of the booking as outlined in the Booking Confirmation for any cancellations made less than 8 weeks prior to the start date of the booking period if owners are unable to secure another booking of the Property to another party
We will charge £30 (including VAT) if you cancel the booking at any time prior to the start date of Booking Period.
If you do not leave the property by the required departure time, owners reserve the right to charge you a late checkout fee to cover any costs incurred as well as a further day’s rent.
NotesThe Annex is rented separately for £175 per night year round.
For last minute bookings (i.e. less than 4 weeks prior to the start of the booking) we may accept two (2) night bookings.
A minimum up-front payment of 50% of the total cost of the booking is due at the time you place your reservation with the remaining balance of the cost due at least 8 weeks before the start date for the Booking Period.
If you do not pay the balance of the cost of your booking upon request and before the beginning of the booking period, owners will attempt to charge your credit card (where provided) for the sum of the balance amount which will be subject to an administrative charge of £30 (including VAT).
If you do not make any payment by the due date, owners may cancel your booking and terminate the contract.
If the start date for the reservation is less than 8 weeks from the date of the booking then the full amount of the price must be paid at the time you place your reservation.
Payment may be made by debit card, credit card, or bank transfer which must be in cleared funds by the deadlines for payment.
All payments made by credit card are subject to a non-refundable surcharge of 3% (including VAT) of the transaction amount.
Any bank or transfer charges shall be the responsibility of the guest.
Payment is only accepted in UK pounds sterling from a UK based bank or building society.
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Min Stay
January 7 to February 13Jan 7Feb 13£2853 nights
Half termFeb 14Feb 24£3254 nights
February 24 to April 2Feb 25Apr 2£2853 nights
EasterApr 3Apr 20£3757 nights
April 21 to May 21Apr 21May 21£2853 nights
Half termMay 22May 31£3757 nights
JuneJun 1Jun 30£3353 nights
JulyJul 1Jul 31£3503 nights
AugustAug 1Aug 31£3757 nights
SeptemberSep 1Sep 30£3503 nights
October 1 to 17Oct 1Oct 17£2853 nights
Half termOct 18Nov 2£3757 nights
NovemberNov 3Nov 30£2853 nights
DecemberDec 1Dec 19£3003 nights
Christmas and New YearDec 20Jan 5£3757 nights
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