The Garden Cottage

Salisbury, Wiltshire
Bed & Breakfast

Soak in the roll top, sleep like a log in quality beds, tuck into a full English... free-range eggs, homemade soda bread, granola and more


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


You’ll love the Woodford Valley and this thatched cottage at the edge of the village. It has long views, stacks of character and traditionally decorated rooms: a ground floor twin with roll top bathroom and two cosy doubles upstairs that share a bathroom. Fabrics are flowered, headboards upholstered, mattresses top quality. Or choose to snuggle up by the wood-burner in a charming shepherd’s hut and sleep out under the stars – one has a king-sized bed. Breakfast in the kitchen, or pretty garden, on Annie’s homemade bread and good things local. Head out to explore Avebury and Stonehenge.


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

Booking restrictions
Cash or cheque accepted. Arrivals before 4pm.
10 December 2018 - 5 March 2019.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Blankets, towels, advice on walks, free range of garden - love and attention too!

Dogs: up to guest to make contribution if wished. Max. 2 small breed.

Shepherd’s huts perfect for dog owners. Walks of 20 minutes or 2 hours. River and fields on doorstep.

Pub 0.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £90
1 Twin
From £90
2 Shepherd's huts for 2
From £90
2 Doubles
From £90


We had a wonderful stay at Garden Cottage in Herbie the shepherd hut - comfortable, cosy and Annie made us very welcome. Breakfasts were delicious and our (exuberant) Golden Retriever, Treacle, was very much at home. Highlights were our visit to the annual Horticultural Show, Heale Gardens and lovely walks and views. Highly recommended, and thank you to Annie.

Nicola, Chichester

Annie was a superb host. We loved Herbie and so did the dog.

Jane, Maidstone

We were a group of 10 adults, and we all had a fantastic stay. Rooms very comfortable, plenty of hot water, delicious breakfast and an excellent hostess. Recommend highly

Lyndel, Oostkerke-damme, belgium

We had a wonderful stay in the Garden Cottage, in one of the tiny but well equiped rooms. An extensive breakfast, all prepared by our lovely host Annie. Good place to find your rest or to stay when you are on your way, just like us on the bicycle. Nice inn on walking distance.

Ronald, Goirle

A wonderful B&B with stacks of parking and a really friendly hostess. We stayed in the twin room which was delightful. The superb breakfast, including homemade granola and eggs from Annie's own chickens, was a particular highlight.

Christopher, Portsmouth

Annie is a wonderful host. We had an amazing breakfast after a cosy night's sleep in one of the shepherd's huts. Great chat and we felt very much part of her family.

John & margaret, Ledbury

Our 2-day stay in the Shepherds Hut at Annie's Garden Cottage was exquisite! We brought our Lurcher puppy with us who fell in love with the garden and Annie's dogs straight away. I almost didn't want to tell anyone about this hidden gem but couldn't resist recommending to all our friends and family already! We were welcomed with a warm reception and given lots of helpful info about the area. The hut was very comfortable with hot running water and log burning stove (although we didn't need to light it as the hut was already so cosy and warm at night)...Annie's breakfasts were the cherry on top!

Naomi, London

It was one of those holidays where the next weekend you think; this time last week we were at Annie's and you want to be back there again. Annie's welcome and hospitality is wonderful. The location is perfect in a lovely village where two minutes walk away there is a great pub with good food and good service ( even the dog was given a dog biscuit ). It is central for places like Old Sarum and Avebury ; but also has lovely walks just around the village. Finally , falling asleep listening to the distant calling or should that be hooting of the owls was magic. We will be back !

Chris, North devon

Thouroughly enjoyed our stay in the Shepherds Hut, very comfortable clean and we were looked after wonderfully by our host Annie, breakfast was superb , home made juice and granola, great bacon, a brilliant start to the day. We left feeling like we were leaving a friend. Our dog Harry had a great time with Pip and Millie. Highly recommend a stay with Annie Neil and Mel

Neil, Carlisle

This was everything and more we could've wished for. Peaceful beautiful surroundings, Annie is a wonderful hostess who makes you so very welcome into her home. The Shepherds Hut we stayed in was so cosy clean & comfortable. We will definitely make a return, and highly recommend to our friends and family. Excellent home made breakfast and elderflower cordial. 10/10

Phillip, Ludgershall

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Annie's shepherd's hut, which had everything we could need, and a king sized bed, which was very comfortable. Our breakfasts were delicious, with home made juices and compote to go with our bacon, eggs and tomatoes, and a dear little black spaniel puppy came gambolling to meet us each day. The area is beautiful and we easily filled our days visiting Salisbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, and an afternoon pottery course. The local Bridge Inn is a fantastic place to eat, and Annie's guests get a discount! Altogether a wonderful weekend break.

Linda, Woodbridge

What a wonderful experience with an amazing host. We were made to feel so welcome, the huts are cozy and quaint. The breakfast was delicious and all homemade. Our children have spoken about the huts with their friends and we would highly recommend a visit. 10 out of 10

Charlene, Leeds

We had a lovely stay and our hostess Annie made it very special with her welcoming nature! We liked very much staying in the ‘shepherd hut’ in the back yard. Although my husband is 1.87meter; he could easily stretch completely in the bed. We had a very nice time and hope to visit again! ! The river Avon is fantastic!

Marijke, Voorburg ( near the hague)

Staying in the shepherds hut is a wonderful experience and with Annie as your host you can't fail to be incredibly well looked after. The breakfast was outstanding. Homemade granola, yoghurt, compote, delicious free range scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, homemade juice...all absolutely divine. The house and huts are very pretty and welcoming. We couldn't have asked for more...and at such great value. Highly recommend! We will be back!

Harry, London

Our multi generational, multi national family of 8 on a mini road trip filled the cottage. We arrived after lunch and Annie greeted us and told us about the area. She sent us for a fabulous cream tea at the beautiful Heale Gardens nearby. Well fed and watered, we retired early to our luxurious sleeping quarters (garden huts were particularly charming). Up early, we saw dawn rise over Stonehenge and returned for a magnificent breakfast. Annie served homemade juice, granola, yogurt, eggs from her hens, delicious bacon and of course homemade jams and marmalade. A wonderful holiday for all.

Rachel, Glasgow

We decided to stay at The Cottage on our daughter-in-laws recommendation who had been there twelve months earlier. On arrival we met Annie who immediately made us welcome. We shared tales and life stories over a cuppa and were made to feel so welcome. Our accommodation offer of Herbie (a Shepherds Hut) was immediately accepted and her recommendations for a walk and dinner were spot on. Annie's breakfast was superb. A memorable stay with a wonderful host was a highlight of our meandering trip through New Forrest and Wiltshire. A highly recommended destination. Thanks Annie

Geoff, Melbourne

The Shepherd's Hut was a delightful surprise. It was cosy, comfortable and very well equipped as well as being meticulously planned. Comfy bed and good quality bathroom products. The wood burner worked brilliantly - very easy to light and really efficient. Annie is a lovely host, so friendly and warm, and her breakfasts, including her own granola, were delicious. It is a small space, but great for a short stay with someone you know well! The hut sits in the beautiful garden and the only sound we could hear was the polite clucking of the hens. Thank you Annie - we'll be back!


Annie's shepherds hut is absolutely lovely, a perfectly formed space with everything you need, it was so cosy in there, the wood burner really is very effective and in this beautifully kitted out hut you could survive a harsh arctic winter !, it has been very well designed and incredibly has a little bathroom complete with shower, sink and toilet. I could have stayed there for a very long time and planning to go back again this year, it will always be my favourite place to stay if I'm going back to see the 'stones' again. Annie's breakfast was absolutely perfect too, thanks Annie.


Perfect! Annie is a very sweet and kind person. Made us wonderful breakfast and for one night made us feel very comfortable. The room, house and surroundings were beautiful. Very nice place to stay. Thanks again Annie !


The Garden Cottage was absolutely perfect! Annie is a wonderful host. We stayed in the Shepherd's Hut which was idyllic. After checking in, we squeezed in a visit to Salisbury Cathedral before dinner at the Wheatsheaf that Annie had reserved for us. The next morning Annie accommodated our early schedule with a delicious breakfast of farm fresh eggs, bacon, sausage and homemade granola and yogurt. We had not packed appropriately for the cold weather and Annie lent us warm hats and scarfs to use for our very cold 8:00am visit to Stonehenge. My wife and I highly recommend Annie's Garden Cottage!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Annie Arkwright

  • One of Wiltshire's secrets, the fabulous Woodford Valley, 8 miles of idyllic English countryside bordered by the river Avon where the trout are rising. 3 Medieval churches, 3 gourmet pubs, a country house garden where King Charles took refuge.
  • To the east a chance to visit Stonehenge, a visit to Old Sarum and its crowning glory the city of Salisbury with its magnificent cathedral. Longleat 45 mins, Bath 1 hour, Stourhead 40 mins, Wilton House and garden 10 mins, numerous farm shops.
  • Salisbury Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and the much acclaimed Salisbury Play House.
  • Annie speaks fluent French and will prepare homemade brownies, soda bread and/or packed lunches on request. She can also advise on many local features.
  • Each bedroom has a TV with DVD player.
  • The shepherds hut is very private, with a gorgeously warm woodburner to keep you cosy.