The Stables have been converted to provide accommodation for up to 6 people in 3 double or twin rooms each with en-suite bath or shower and TV/DVD player. Large open plan sitting, dining, kitchen with original beams and oak floor, 32in flat screen TV and Wifi. Situated between farmhouse and farmyard on working family farm overlooking fields (with cows in summer), trees and barns. High quality comfortable furnishings. Linen, towels and toiletries provided.
The Stables are situated in a wonderful part of the Wiltshire countryside on the edge of the Pewsey Vale in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ideal for walking and cycling across downland, through local woods and Savernake Forest or along the Kennet and Avon Canal which is less than a mile from the property. The area is full of wildlife including hares, deer and many bird species from lapwing, kites, barn owls, and kestrels. We are within walking distance of Crofton Beam Engines on the Kennet and Avon Canal and Wilton Windmill.
We are close to the market towns of Marlborough, Hungerford and Devizes and less than an hour from the beautiful cities of Salisbury, Bath, Oxford and Winchester and the ancient sites of Stonehenge and Avebury are both less than half an hour from The Stables making it the perfect base from which to explore the area.
Other great days out within a short distance are Bowood House (with it's super play ground for children, Capability Brown grounds and beautiful house); Lacock Abbey; Highclere Castle (the home of Downton Abbey); Longleat Safari Park and the Caen Hill Locks (at Devizes).
Activities which can be arranged nearby include horse riding, bike hire (bikes can be delivered to The Stables) clay pigeon shooting and fly fishing.
There are some great places to eat out locally. The nearest pub is The Swan at Wilton (1 mile) which is family friendly and serves good food. Other good pubs which we recommend are The Three Tuns at Great Bedwyn, The George at Vernahm Dean and The Shears at Collingbourne Ducis. For a treat there's The Harrow at Little Bedwyn and The Woodspeen - both with Michelin Stars and now we have Rick Stein who has just opened his new restaurant in Marlborough. Marlborough and Hungerford both have a good choice of cafes and restaurants including the famous Polly Tearooms.
There's a good range of shops nearby - Marr Green Farm shop (1 mile), Cobbs Farm Shop (7 miles) which also now has an indoor play barn for children and has Pick you Own in the summer. Most supermarkets deliver to The Stables so you can pre order a delivery before you get here.
We now have a second cottage available to book from May 2017! The Hen House sleeps 4 in two 2 en suite rooms please get in touch for more details and great offers!
Book The Stables and The Hen House together and we can accommodate 10 people in 5 bedrooms all with their own en suite bathroom. Discount applies when both properties booked together - please ask for details.