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Highlights Wiltshire

  • Stunning countryside
  • Rolling hills
  • Magnificent monuments
  • Traditional teahouses

Best Vacation Rentals in Wiltshire

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The Cotswolds, South West England
Vacation Rental • 6 Guests • 3 Bedrooms
3.5
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Found within the picturesque setting of the Cotswold, is this truly charming, stone-built Somerford Cottage. Perfect for a family and friends gathering for those seeking a tour of the wonderful countryside location. Be charmed by this history filled cottage, dating back hundreds of years offering spacious rooms throughout, ideal for a large family gathering. The particular appeal of this property, is a brightly-decorated living area, where you will find a quaint sitting area and a formal dining area. Curl up with your loved ones on the plush sofas, sitting in front of a roaring woodburning ...
from $724 / night
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Malmesbury, The Cotswolds
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
This light and bright second floor apartment is situated in Malmesbury, a pretty market town positioned on a hilltop in the southern Cotswolds. Steeped in history, this destination is ideal for couples wanting to get away from it all, whether you have a romantic break in mind, or just plan on spending quality time. All second floor, the apartment invites you inside via a hallway, the ideal place to leave your coats and belongings behind, before relaxing. The lounge/diner is comfy and inviting, comprising a sofa, and a table for two, so you can unwind in comfort morning through to evening. W...
from $156 / night
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The Cotswolds, South West England
Vacation Rental • 14 Guests • 6 Bedrooms
5.0
Nestled in the hamlet of Draycot Cerne on the edge of the wonderful Cotswold AONB and within striking distance of the market town of Malmesbury is this superb conversion, set on a 20 acre working farm. This spacious accommodation has been designed with a large group of friends and families in mind, boasting plenty of space to gather together and everything you could possibly need to enjoy a self-catering getaway. Upon entering the property be welcomed into the open-plan living room, where the central woodburning stove takes centre stage before the plush seating arrangement, where you can lo...
from $1,183 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Wiltshire

$196for 3 Dec - 10 Dec
$241 annual average
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35%for 3 Dec - 10 Dec
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Vacation rentals in Wiltshire

The rural county of Wiltshire

Does a vacation set in the rolling English countryside, with the baas of sheep outside your bedroom window and manor houses and ancient monuments on your doorstep sound just ideal? If so, Wiltshire is the perfect destination for you! Wake up in your vacation rental and look out at the extraordinary beauty of the North Wessex Downs to the east of Wiltshire, or find a rental near the history and grandeur of the city of Salisbury in the south. Your wonderful Wiltshire vacation is just a click away!

Quaint Wiltshire vacation rentals

Wiltshire’s delightful and charming villages offer vacation rentals with such charm and character! Look out for thatched properties with white painted walls and black timber frames. Enjoy a slow morning breakfast in a pretty garden or with a riverside vista. For those seeking a little more opulence or a truly special break, look out for vacation rentals in country manor houses set within private grounds!

Vacations in Wiltshire

The area and getting around

The green, chalk hills of Wiltshire

Easily accessed off the M4 motorway, Wiltshire is barely a two-hour drive from London, and easily reached from the main airports of the south. Landlocked Wiltshire has a temperate climate making it lush and green, and a significant amount of its land is categorised as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Cotswalds to the north, Cranborne Chase to the south and the North Wessex Downs to the east are all registered as AONB. The most delightful country villages are dotted around the county. The houses and buildings in Lacock, near Chippenham, are almost exclusively owned by the National Trust, with many being examples of fine 14th century England’s architecture.

Wiltshire’s ancient buildings and structures

Previously one of the wealthiest and most important places in the world, Wiltshire has a rich industrial heritage. Visit the valleys created by the River Ribble where many of the mills used to be part of the cloth making industry. See how the cotton mills drove the economy, and led to the whole area’s prosperity. Castle Combe, a village in the west, is often referred to as England’s prettiest village. It sits on the Bybrook river, which meanders past the houses reflecting the trees and flowers growing by the riverside.

Travelers and activities

Wiltshire for foodies

Home to some extraordinary restaurants, Wiltshire is sure to delight foodies of all budgets. The Kitchen, at Widbrook Grange in Bradford on Avon is an outstanding venue for a really special traditional English afternoon tea. For a truly fine dining experience, look no further than the exquisite Les Mirabelles Restaurant in Normansland, offering luxury French cuisine for both lunch and dinner. If high-end luxury isn’t your thing, explore the little cafes in the Wiltshire villages, many with sweet outdoor garden spaces. Relax and soak in the sunshine and enjoy tea and cake on a summer’s afternoon!

Wiltshire for history buffs

Packed with monuments and manor houses from the past few centuries to prehistoric times, Wiltshire’s historical sites take you back to times gone by. World-renowned Stonehenge can be found in Wiltshire, as is the largest stone circle on the planet, Avebury. Tudor manor houses, Salisbury cathedral and the medieval village of Lacock are just some of the incredible and unique windows into the past that Wiltshire would be delighted to share with you.

In Cricklade, just off the high street, there is a sign that says “In 1832 on this spot nothing happened!”

Top 5 travel tips in Wiltshire

1. Stand in awe at Stonehenge

To this day, no one knows how the giant stones in this famous circle were erected, never mind how they were brought to Wiltshire from Wales. One of the UK’s most iconic monuments is here for you to enjoy.

2. Wander through Capability Brown’s creations

The gardens and parklands of Bowood House are a testament to the skill and creativity of the ever-great Capability Brown. The house itself is a stunning Grade 1 listed Georgian property and a joy to visit.

3. See the start of English justice

The great city of Salisbury is home to one of just four existing copies of the Magna Carta, and considered to be the copy in the best condition. Housed in the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, this makes for a truly historic day out.

4. Go up the downs

The ‘downs’ are actually up, rolling hills over chalky land, and some of the most beautiful British countryside. Perfect for a day out walking in quintessential English nature.

5. Wonder at the Westbury White Horse

A carving in the earth of a horse cut deep into the chalk hillside on Salisbury Plain. The true history and age of the Horse is unknown, but its beauty and splendor are there for all to see.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Wiltshire

How much do the vacation rentals in Wiltshire cost on average?

At an average cost of $219 per night, Wiltshire lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in the United Kingdom.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Wiltshire?

]If you would like to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Wiltshire are March ($199 the average per night for accommodation), May ($205), and February ($208).

When are vacation rentals more expensive in Wiltshire?

At the time of booking a vacation rental in Wiltshire, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of August (with an average of $241 per night), followed by July ($232), and then October ($225).

Is Wiltshire a good location for a last-minute getaway?

When visiting Wiltshire, we recommend you to think ahead as 85% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?

The months when it's the easiest to find free accommodation in Wiltshire are January (the average amount of properties that are free reached 27% of the total last year), October (22%), and March (20%).

During which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?

During this period, the availability is only 7%. It is therefore recommended to book early.

How many vacation rentals are there in Wiltshire?

Holidu has around 730 properties in Wiltshire, provided by 11 different partners.

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