Overtown Manor

Swindon, Wiltshire
+44 (0)1793 814737

A gorgeous big old house on a farm in a very quiet part of Wiltshire - the undiscovered North Wessex Downs, filled with wildlife and an AONB


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 12

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

You’ll feel instantly at home, even in the rather grand drawing room with its open fire and views over the garden – it’s a very friendly sort of house. There’s a more informal sitting room opposite with hunting pictures on the walls, lots of books and an ancient stone fireplace, and a vast dining room with doors into the garden which can double up as a yoga room.

The garden has a smooth lawn, herbaceous borders, a herb garden and neatly-clipped beech hedges – there’s also a vegetable garden and you’re free to wander everywhere. You have your own barbecue and big table just outside the dining room and you share the swimming pool with the owners. The proper catering kitchen has the original flagstones and will be a joy for any cook – you’ll find homemade cake or biscuits plus organic butter and yogurt from the Berkeley Dairy in Wroughton.

There are grand walks and cycles from the door and four log fires to warm your return.

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We think you'll love

  • Having a big family reunion in such a quiet and rural spot
  • Everybody joining in with the cooking in the fabulous kitchen
  • Having a barbecue in the garden on balmy summer evenings
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You should know

  • Dogs must sleep in the kitchen, not in the bedrooms
  • Mobile signal can be a bit dodgy in the kitchen
  • The owners live in a separate part of the house with their own entrance


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 5 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £750
Weekly price
from £5250
Damage deposit
1 House for 12
From £7506 bedrooms


What a lovely old house in a remarkably peaceful, much-unknown spot and an AONB. You'll feel instantly at home - particularly with such an amazing kitchen - and children can safely tear about with no roads. They'll like saying hello to horses, sometimes pigs and lambs, chickens and the odd cat padding about.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Nancy gives you maps for the footpaths and bridleways which crisscross the area - from the house you can walk, cycle or ride for eight miles and not see another house, car or road. It's a one and a half hour walk up to Barbury Castle for an iron age hill fort. Marlborough is 15 minutes in the car, with a market on Wednesday and Saturday, good shops, Polly's tea room and a Rick Stein restaurant.

Local points of interest from Nancy Lawson

  • THE NORTH WESSEX DOWNSWe are also located in the middle of the North Wessex Downs, a tranquil yet stunning landscape of rolling chalk downlands, forests, woods and dales that is designated as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
  • AveburyA 10 minute driveYou can cycle or walk the 8 miles to Avebury from Overtown Manor through the farm and along the Ridgeway or along other footpaths taking in views of Barbury Castle and the White Horse at Hackpen.
  • We are well located for day trips to the Cotswolds, Bath, Oxford and London (Swindon train station is 4 miles away, trains leave every 15 minutes to London Paddington and takes 1 hour).
  • Basset Down Golf Course and Driving Range – 5 minutes driveA privately owned, public golf course and 20 bay driving range. FootGolf – a brilliant way to spend the afternoon outside with all ages.
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting (Barbury Shooting School) – 2 minute driveBarbury Shooting School is open 7 days a week for Practice, Tuition, Parties and Corporate events.
  • Cotswold Water Park – 20 minute driveThe Cotswold Water Park is an area of 140 lakes, set in 40 square miles of countryside. From country parks, angling lakes, sailing clubs, water sports, picturesque villages much more there is plenty for everyone.


Nancy Lawson

Nancy, a trained cook who worked for Sheepdrove Organic Farm, is the fourth generation of her family to live here. Her father and brother still run the farm - 1200 acres with grass fed ruby Red beef - you can buy it in Marlborough. The house overlooks stables with horses and they keep chickens, sheep and pigs. You'll see the odd cat loitering about too.