We can’t even begin to explain how much there is to do on your holiday cottage break in Wonderful Wiltshire! We are lucky enough to have a brand new holiday cottage called the Coach House, recently renovated this accommodation would act as a luxury base for you and your family/friends to then go and explore the amazing county of Wiltshire!
History and garden enthusiasts have lots of places to visit in Wiltshire – Bowood House and Gardens, family home to the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne and was built during the 18th Century and is truly a great day out with all the family!
Stunning gardens to explore including the walled garden and the Rhododendron Walks offering breathtaking vistas of colour and beauty covering over 60 acres. Bowood House also has one of the UK’s best adventure playgrounds, a Championship golf course, luxury spa, exquisite restaurants and bars so whether you are looking for high end dining in the 2 AA Rosette Shelburne Restaurant or a more relaxed meal in the Brasserie – Bowood House can provide it for you.
The pretty village of Avebury, was the proud host in the 1930’s to the excavations of archaeologist Alexander Keiller. Keiller who opened the museum to display his findings in 1938 in the old stable building of Avebury Manor where he lived. This world-famous stone circle and on-site museum at the heart of a prehistoric landscape and are only a short drive from The Coach House.
Bath is only 30 minutes drive away, explore everything this city has to offer! Enjoy a relaxing day at the Bath Thermae Spa which is home to the only natural hot springs in Britain! Walk around the Roman baths – set in a huge temple the Romans built over 2,000 years ago! A great day out for the kids, there are Roman costumed characters everyday to relive the stories of a bygone era.
While in Bath, visit the Jane Austen Centre- paying homage to Bath’s famous author and resident herself, Jane Austen! Many of Austen’s books were inspired by the city and can be found in books such as Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Learn more about Austen’s fascinating life, walk around the exhibits and stop off at the Regency Tea Room for a spot of cream tea!
No trip to Bath is complete without visiting the marvellous Royal Crescent, an 18th Century masterpiece of architecture. Some parts of the building are open to the public so pop in and have a look!
For those wildlife fans Longleat Zoo is around a 40 minute drive away and is the UK’s number one safari and adventure park which is home to the BBC Animal Park and CBBC Roar! With over 15 fabulous attractions why not enjoy the Monkey Drive Thru, The Gorilla Colony, Cheetah Kingdom and Safari Drive Adventure amongst many more.
Further afield head to the mystical relics of Stonehenge, set on a World Heritage Site. Explore the ruins of this grand structure, built by the Neolithic man – the mystery surrounding its purpose still remains unknown to this very day!
Located not too far from the The Coach House is the famous Lacock Abbey which was featured in the first two Harry Potter films is a quirky country house of various architectural styles, built upon the foundations of a former nunnery. Visitors can experience the atmosphere of the medieval rooms and cloister court, giving a sense of the Abbey’s monastic past. The museum celebrates the achievements of former Lacock resident, William Henry Fox Talbot, famous for his contributions to the invention of photography.
For more ideas, please visit our Things To Do section of the website.