Steeple Ashton is a sleepy village, set amid the unspoiled hills, fields and woods of Wiltshire. It is three miles from the county town of Trowbridge. Wander into the village from holiday cottages in Steeple Ashton and you will find a scattering of independent businesses, including a small shop run by volunteers, which houses a café serving good coffee and homemade cakes. There is a charming pub, the Longs Arms, where a wide selection of ales and ciders can be enjoyed, as well as a menu of pub classics, prepared with local ingredients. The Anglican church of St Mary the Virgin towers over the village, and can be seen for miles around. It was built in the 15th century, although its spire was rebuilt twice after it was repeatedly struck by lightning
There are several other impressive landmarks to look out for, including Ashton House and Black Barn Cottage, both of which were built in the 15th century. There is a market cross dating back to 1679, a village lock-up, and three gas pumps from the nineteen-thirties. Just to the village’s west, and well worth exploring on self-catering holidays in Steeple Ashton, Trowbridge is an ancient town on the banks of the River Biss. It has a variety of family-run shops and eateries, and a busy market where you can pick up fresh produce from neighbouring farms. Steeple Ashton is near some of Wiltshire’s most popular attractions, including Stonehenge and Avebury.
There are many beautiful walks around the village, with footpaths through unspoiled hills, meadows and woods. The magnificent city of Bath and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will be a scenic drive westward from your holiday cottage in Steeple Ashton, while the rugged hills of the North Wessex Downs lie a few miles to the east.