Historic sites and architecturally gorgeous buildings make for a long list of 'bucket list' places in Wiltshire, where there are so many holiday cottages in hat you will be spoilt for lovely places to stay. Start with Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral and work your way down the list. There can be no-one in the world who could not recognize a sighting of the pre-historic site of Stonehenge. Be there before sunrise on June 21st and watch the sun tip over the Helstone in the centre.
In Swindon, Head for the magnificent award-winning Great Western Railway museum 'Steam'. It'll charm and intrigue all the family - not just steam lovers (and then adjourn to the nearby McArthur Glen Shopping Outlet for some serious retail therapy)! The picturesque High Street in Marlborough offers a collection of tea rooms, old coaching inns, restaurants, boutiques and antique shops to fill a day at any time of year.
Hidden Valley is a beautiful, large family house with a heated outdoor pool in a secluded rural location near the village of Box between Bath and Chippenham. Sleeping 16 guests, the house is set in 8 acres. Recently fully refurbished, it offers a luxury, pet-friendly holiday home. Pets welcome.
Enjoy a romantic retreat within the walls of a castle. The Grade II listed Castle House is a delightful rural cottage situated in Calne, Wiltshire. It offers couples a cosy, modern space in a historic market town delighting visitors with its beautiful gardens, eateries and relaxed pace of life.
Located in the conservation village Steeple Ashton close to the Wiltshire/Somerset border Nr. Bath, Stonehenge, Longleat, Stourhead & Lacock. Relax in peace and quiet. Spacious stand alone all ground floor retreat for 2 guests but fully equipped for 4. Parking. Pretty Courtyard. Walkable Pub &am...
Bottom Barn is a delightful rural cottage set on a dairy farm near Malmesbury in Wiltshire. The pet-friendly conversion is lovingly-appointed and boasts large grounds with a croquet lawn, a tennis court, outdoor swimming pool and pond, and an interior with an open fire, games room and sauna.
Situated on the edge of The Cotswolds, The Granary enjoys beautiful views and peaceful surrounds. The pet-friendly cottage sits on a dairy farm near Malmesbury in Wiltshire and offers a modern, welcoming interior as well as a tennis court, swimming pool, open fire, games room and relaxation.
Salisbury Cathedral has all the beauty of the Early English period, together with the tallest spire in England (404 ft.) soaring from the water-meadows surrounding it. Walk - or picnic - amongst The Standing Stones at Avebury, even older than Stonehenge. After this, Stourhead, with its Pantheon on the bank of the lake, and Bowood House both display fine 18th-century landscaping created by the most famous gardener at that time, Capability Brown.
Wilton House, the backdrop of several Jane Austen films, and the Oscar-nominated "Mrs Brown" stands by the clear waters of the River Wylie which are channelled to the lovely water-gardens. Other houses and gardens worth visiting include Lydeard House near Swindon, the rose and herb gardens and the Benedictine Abbey House Garden in Malmesbury, Ilford Manor with its Italian Peto Garden.