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within 15 minutes drive...


Pewsey: our nearest large village boasts a train station, supermarket, bank, post office, delicatessen, Chinese and Indian takeaway, garage, bakery, chemist, doctor’s surgery, dental surgery, florist, newsagent, and several public houses. King Alfred, whose statue stands in the centre of the village, owned Pewsey.


Crop circles: they literally crop up all over the place during the summer!

Marlborough: a lovely market town with great shops, the second widest High Street in England and the public school. Coles on Kingsbury Hill is a good restaurant, or try The Outside Chance at Manton just west of Marlborough.


Avebury: a pretty village with one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe.


Silbury Hill: the largest man-made mound in Europe, it compares in height and volume to the roughly contemporary Egyptian pyramids. Pop into the West Kennet Long Barrow at the same time, a Neolithic burial chamber!


Kennet and Avon Canal: visit the Crofton Beam Engine, the amazing engineering of the Caen Hill Locks or the information centre at the Pewsey Wharf.


Greatwood: a yard and charity for retired racehorses.


Littlecote House – an Elizabethan manor with an original Roman mosaic floor in the grounds.


Wansdyke: a Roman and Saxon defensive earthworks running from Somerset to Marlborough.


Ridgeway: an ancient 87 mile chalk ridge route starting at Overton Hill.


Pewsey Vale – outstanding countryside between Salisbury Plain and the Marborough Downs with White Horses cut in the downland chalk at Pewsey, Alton Barnes and Cherhill.


Savernake Forest – large area of ancient woodland, very easy to get lost in it!


West Woods – famous for bluebells in the spring just outside Marlborough.


Hungry? Try the Triple Crown at Marden, the Royal Oak at Wootton Rivers or the Swan at Enford.



Only half a mile away is the Woodborough Garden Centre with Farm Shop and Restaurant which provides delicious full English breakfast, coffee, lunch and tea - you can also book hot air ballooning there. The Seven Stars Public House is less than a mile away, and the Barge Inn, located on the Kennet and Avon Canal at Honeystreet (2 miles), is a favourite haunt for crop circle enthusiasts and walkers.

Pewsey (3 miles) has local shops, a bank and a train station to London Paddington.

within 30 minutes drive...

Stonehenge: one of the most famous sites in the world, a Neolithic / early Bronze Age stone circle (1800 – 1400 BC).

Wilton House: the magnificent stately home of the Earl of Pembroke full of Rembrandts and Van Dycks, with gardens designed by Capability Brown.

Salisbury: medieval city of great historical and cultural interest, with the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral.

Lacock Abbey and Village: the birthplace of photography, owned by the National Trust, used in lots of films (Harry Potter) and TV programmes (Cranford).

Hungerford: small Georgian market town noted for its antique shops.

Beautiful villages of the Wylye Valley and the Woodford Valley where you can visit Heale House and Gardens famous for its spring snowdrop  “extravaganza”.

Corsham Court: an amazing privately owned house and gardens with significant art collection, including a sculpture of Cupid in marble that is purportedly by Michelangelo.

Great Bedwyn: picturesque village on the Kennet and Avon Canal with a restaurant of note at Little Bedwyn, The Harrow which has 1 Michelin star and is the AA Restaurant in England 2010.

Ramsbury: charming village and the See of the Bishop of Ramsbury. Great pub quizzes in the Crown and Anchor every Sunday night!

Army Air Corps Museum at Middle Wallop.

Bowood Estate: home of the Earl of Shelburne with various visitor attractions including a golf course and Rhododendron Walks.

The Hawk Conservancy: with over 150 birds of prey.

within 60 minutes drive...


Bath: the magical Georgian city with the Roman baths, Abbey, Assembly Rooms and excellent shops and restaurants - well worth a trip!

Cotswolds: explore the Cotswolds starting at the beautiful village of Burford, taking in Stow on the Wold and Broadway.

Winchester: the ancient city with magnificent Cathedral and good shops and restaurants.

Oxford: the dreaming spires of Oxford. If you’ve never been, you must!

Longleat House: Elizabethan stately home of the Marquis of Bath with the famous Longleat Safari Park - drive through the park with monkeys sitting on your roof and lions looking at you.

Blenheim Palace: a gift from the Nation to the 1st Duke of Marlborough built in the baroque style where Winston Churchill was born.

Stourhead: a Palladian House with world-renowned gardens.

Westonbirt Arboretum: the National Arboretum, one of the most spectacular tree collections in the world, famous for its massed banks of spring flowering shrubs and autumnal colours.

Valley of the Racehorse at Lambourn: famous for its 50 race yards, gallops and association with horse racing. You can even go to the races at Newbury and Salisbury.

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