Wiltshire is a landlocked county in the south west of England. It is bordered by Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Dorset and Somerset, and has its administrative headquarters at Trowbridge. This a one of the most picturesque and historic parts of England offering many fine attractions that draw tourists to the county. One of the best ways to see the attractions is to make your base one of the many Wiltshire Holiday Cottage properties that are available to rent. These offer short term self catering accommodation to visitors in a style that is both cost effective and comfortable.
Wiltshire covers an area of 1,346 square miles and has a population of approximately 635,300. The name Wiltshire, formerly known as Wiltonshire or Wiltunscir in the 9th century, derives from the original county town of Wilton which itself was named after the river Wylye.
The county is home to the best known Neolithic site in Britain, Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. The Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age settlers who occupied the south of England all made dwellings on Wiltshire's hills and high downland.
The county has a vast array of attractions for the local and visitor alike. Longleat is renowned as one of England's grandest stately homes with magnificent Capability Brown landscaped grounds, and is owned by the 7th Marquess of Bath. Its safari park provides an unforgettable family day out.
Selecting a Wiltshire holiday cottage could not be easier as our featured list brings you the very best of the county's cottages. From one and two bed properties to larger cottages with 3 or more bedrooms suitable for families, we have something for everyone.
Each of our self catering cottages has a welcoming and comfortable ambiance, making your stay feel like home from home, whilst offering you the perfect base from which to tour this beautiful county. The properties range from old cottages full of character and period features, to new cottages with their own modern charm.
If pets are involved in your holiday plans, many of our listed accommodation properties have courtyards or gardens and are happy to accept animals. Whether you are looking for an idyllic location miles from the nearest town or a more urban setting with shops and restaurants on your doorstep, you will certainly find the perfect Wiltshire holiday cottage to make your stay unforgettable.