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Fishlock's Cottage

Avebury, Wiltshire

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An attractive, detached 18th-century cottage located in the historic village of Avebury on a quiet byway leading to the Ridgeway and the Marlborough Downs with excellent walks in all directions. The cottage is situated within the Neolithic stone circle and henge and has superb views towards the surrounding downland. There is a small enclosed garden to the front and side of the cottage with a lawn and mature cherry blossom tree.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
stable door leads into the sitting/dining room with open fire and windows look directly on to the henge and stones. Kitchen and separate utility room.
First floor
one double bedroom with 5' antique brass and iron bed. Lovely views from windows to the henge and Marlborough Downs. Bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Garden: Enclosed informal garden to front of cottage.

Parking: Parking outside of the cottage on the byway or more formal parking can be provided by permit in the main car park.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.

Offers: Cottage guests get free entry to Avebury Manor and Museum plus discounts in the National Trust shop and restaurant when they show their confirmation invoice.

Please Note: During the celebration weekends of Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice the ancient stones are a tremendous focus for celebrations. The village becomes incredibly busy with an increased number of visitors. As the cottage is located within the stone circle these visitors will be in the vicinity of the cottage. Due to the nature of the Summer Solstice the celebrations will be ongoing throughout the weekend, 24 hours a day. Whilst very busy they are also a fabulous event to witness.

Cottage details
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Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Romantic
  • Cot
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

South West England
Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.

Avebury and Lacock
Avebury stones in the Circle,standing out against the blue sky and cotton wool clouds. A solitary tree stands to the right. © David Noton

Many thousands of visitors drive across the rolling downlands of south and west Wiltshire passing Stonehenge on one of the main routes to holiday destinations in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. Those who do break their journey with a visit to the stone circle at Avebury, one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe, or to glorious Stourhead, are captivated by the rolling countryside of this part of the ancient kingdom of Wessex. In the heart of rural Wiltshire is the historic village of Lacock, with its Abbey and High Street, now famous as the location for TV and film dramas, including Lark Rise to Candleford. National Trust Cottages give you an opportunity to stay within the stone circle itself at Avebury, or in Lacock's High Street.

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place to visit
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  • Silbury Hill
  • Marlborough
  • Cycling
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Avebury Manor and Garden
16th-century manor house with tranquil Edwardian garden
Avebury World-famous stone circle at the heart of a prehistoric landscape. Archaeological finds displayed in on-site museum
Heelis Central office for the National Trust
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village Country house created out of a medieval abbey, former home of William Henry Fox Talbot, a pioneer of photography
Ashdown House
Ashdown House Unusual Dutch-style house on the Berkshire Downs
Great Chalfield Manor and Garden
Great Chalfield Manor and Garden Charming 15th-century manor house with Arts and Crafts garden

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • I Humphries
    • February 2015
    • UK
    The most unique cottage?

    Probably the most unique cottage in the world..... NT always a good standard. But a name on the cottage would have been helpful! Info online and in folder needed updating, folder dated 2003.

  • Hannen Beith
    • January 2015
    • Oxfordshire
    Made special:

    Location, cleanliness, heating, comfort. "Mandy" had clearly gone to a lot of trouble to make the cottage welcoming and clean. She even left flowers and a card which were lovely touches and much appreciated.

  • Sharon Davis
    • January 2015
    • Dorset
    Made special:

    To be able to walk amongst the standing stones of Avebury under the night sky was terrific. Drinking hot chocolate whilst sitting on the bench in the front garden and watching people from all over the world walk by and saying hi and what a cute cottage we have (only wish it WAS ours!) All clean and tidy and very welcoming. One of the only times I didn't need to wash the cutlery and plates before we used them! Flowers, champagne, goodies hamper and even a biscuit for our dog.

  • Gail Whitehorn
    • December 2014
    • Cheshire
    Nice touch

    When we arrived it was evening, it was so nice to arrive to the inside and outside lights on and the central heating was also on this was so welcoming. When we came in we was so surprised to see the complimentary items that had been left for us, it was a really nice touch.

  • Steve Powell
    • October 2014
    • Nottinghamshire
    Perfect location

    Avebury is the perfect location for a 'get away from it all' holiday. Fishlocks is the perfect stay for a romantic holiday for two. We spoke to Mandy as we arrived who was finishing up the cleaning due to a boiler service. She was very pleasant and helpful.

  • Susan Oliver
    • February 2014
    • Wiltshire
    Superb position

    Superb position within the stone circle at Avebury and absolute doggy heaven re: walking country. The views from cottage were magical and whole setting very romantic. Gorgeous open fire, which we made full use of. Only disappointment was the Manor - closed during the days we were in Avebury.

  • Bryan Thornton
    • November 2013
    • Cornwall
    Lovely cottage

    It was a privilege to stay in such a lovely cottage and in a very special location.

  • Marion Cole
    • October 2013
    • Essex
    Unique location

    Cottage a comfortable base and place to just relax in. Unique location with lots of interest nearby that can be visited by car or bus, plus great local walking round World Heritage Site. Nice evening strolls to be had watching changing light on stones.

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  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
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  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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