Self-catering holiday homes in Wiltshire
After settling in to your cosy Wiltshire cottage, discover a county steeped in history and vibrant culture, draped in breath-taking countryside with much of the region designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From romantic sunsets at Salisbury Plain to ancient woodlands and wild grasslands at Cranborne Chase, Stourhead and the West Wiltshire Downs, this is a mecca for walkers, cyclists and lovers of the great outdoors.
For those interested in Wiltshire’s history, step back in time and explore the World Heritage Sites of Stonehenge and Avebury Stone Circle or follow the White Horse Trail, where eight magnificent chalk horses can be seen carved into the hillsides. Head to Salisbury and look to the skies to find England’s tallest cathedral spire, admire the thermal spas of Bath and see how the other half once lived at the stately homes and gardens of Stourhead and Bowood. For the perfect mix of education and enjoyment, visit the steam museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon or take a trip to the Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum in Calne.
If you’ve packed your walking boots, soak up Wiltshire’s awe-inspiring scenery along The Ridgeway, a National Trail, into the Cotswolds, or join the Thames Path which winds its way along the river. For those who prefer to travel by two wheels, the Wiltshire Cycleway offers a picturesque route to navigate, while the Cotswold Water Park allows for water-based exploration with a wealth of fun activities including sailing, water skiing and windsurfing. Want more fun on the water? Spend a relaxing day sailing on Sheerwater Lake or boating along the Kennet and Avon Canal – don’t forget a picnic!
When it comes to food, Wiltshire is laden with quality restaurants, pubs, cafes and tearooms where you can feast on everything from hearty breakfasts to elegant afternoon teas. Whether you choose to dine in a traditional country pub or a foodie hotspot such as Babington House, there is a plethora of fresh local produce on offer – we particularly recommend the Wiltshire Ham.
Anything else? If you’re still looking for more attractions in Wiltshire, you can grab a stylish bargain at Swindon Designer Outlet, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, Bath or Wincanton, visit the Bishop’s Palace at Wells or admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum. You can then end your day perfectly by returning to one of our holiday cottages in Wiltshire and live the Cotswolds dream. Take a look at our luxury cottages for the ultimate break or if you fancy experiencing the most out of the countryside, browse our working farm cottages.