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And heritage properties

Within 45 minutes of the Farmhouse, there is a whole host of historical houses and places to visit. These are some of our favourites.

Lacock Abbey & Village

20 minutes' drive

A picturesque village owned by the National Trust with many well-preserved characterful buildings dating from the 13th century. There's a medieval cloistered abbey converted into a fine country house with a botanic garden and Victorian woodland. Lacock Abbey – where the first ever photo negative was created in 1835 – also houses the fascinating Fox Talbot Museum of Photography.

Fun fact: Lacock has been used as a location in many films, including Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Moll Flanders, Cranford and The Other Boleyn Girl.


35 minutes' drive

One of the world’s finest landscape gardens owned by the National Trust. There is an absolutely beautiful lakeside walk with stunning vistas towards ornate classical temples and exotic trees. Stourhead also has a Palladian mansion with Chippendale furniture, fine paintings and a Regency library. The wider estate has Iron Age hill forts and the 50m high King Alfred’s Tower.

Bowood House

30 minutes' drive

This elegant Robert Adam-designed stately home is filled with unique treasures, including a fine collection of paintings, sculptures, tapestries, porcelain, jewellery and costumes. It also houses the laboratory where oxygen was discovered. The parkland with its lake, cascade, temple, grotto and arboretum was designed by Capability Brown. For children, there is an adventure playground and soft play palace.

Dyrham Park

25 minutes' drive

This grand baroque mansion is set amidst beautiful rolling parkland owned by the National Trust. It houses a magnificent collection of 17th century Dutch paintings, pottery and furniture. You can also see Victorian domestic quarters for an insight into the lives of servants. There are also lovely walks around the elegant formal gardens, a deer park, woodland and lakes.

Farleigh Hungerford Castle

5 minutes' drive

This 14th century castle, owned by English Heritage, has many unique features and is set in a picturesque valley. It has a largely intact gatehouse, a curtain wall and substantial ruined towers. There's also a well-preserved 14th century chapel featuring rare medieval wall paintings and stained glass windows. Underneath the chapel lies a burial vault housing the best collection of human-shaped lead coffins in Britain. 

Westwood Manor

5 minutes' drive

The National Trust owns this charming 15th century stone manor house with topiary garden. It boasts exceptional period furniture, 17th and 18th century tapestries and needlework, ornate Jacobean plasterwork and Gothic and Jacobean windows.

Iford Manor Estate

10 minutes' drive

Privately owned Ilford Manor Estate is the setting for an award-winning Grade I listed garden designed by Harold Peto in the Italian style with terraces, colonnades, statues and cypress trees. The tranquil and romantic hillside setting offers magnificent views. The cloisters built by Peto house his collection of classical treasures. The gardens also host annual opera and jazz festivals.



The city of Bath

Bath is the only city in the UK to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Just strolling around the ancient streets is enchanting but, if you're looking for the best things to do in the city, we've put together our top 10.

Bradford on Avon

Bradford on Avon

Explore our 'hood. Voted the best town in England by The Sunday Times, Bradford on Avon is a beautiful market town. Love cute independent shops, honey-coloured cottages and thatched pubs? Then you'll love Bradford on Avon.

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds

Widbrook Grange is the perfect location from which to explore the chocolate-box villages of the Cotswolds. Hop in the car for a romantic road trip to discover the quintessentially English market towns and rolling 'wolds'. Stretch your legs on The Cotswold Way National Trail – one of the most famous walks in England.


Longleat House & Safari Park

Longleat is a magical place to visit near Bradford on Avon, packed full of intrigue, adventures and unforgettable experiences – whatever your interests, Longleat is sure to have something to satisfy your curiosity.

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