ATTRACTIONS AROUND & ABOUT HERB COTTAGE
BRADFORD ON AVON (1.8 MILES)
Bradford on Avon is a picturesque old town built on a hillside over the river Avon. Ancient weavers cottages, the quaint old ‘Shambles’ passageway with coffee, cheese and deli shops run down to the 13th century bridge with it’s famous ‘Lock-up’. The little Saxon Church is across the river from the huge Tithe Barn and beyond the Kennet & Avon Canal with it’s leafy tow-path make a pleasant walk to Bath running 5 miles along the Avon valley. Charming tea rooms and old pubs en-route.
Herb Cottage is on one of the Wiltshire Cycle Ways and is an ideal location from which to explore the West Country being central to the following; The fine Georgian City of Bath famous for its ancient Roman Baths and luxurious new Natural Hot Spa complex featuring rooftop pool; the medieval village of Lacock with abbey and Fox Talbot Museum; prehistoric stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury and nearby Salisbury and it's beautiful Cathedral; numerous National Trust properties are very close including the Courts Gardens at Holt, Great Chalfield Manor, and a little further, Stourhead House and Gardens, Longleat Safari Park and the charming old Iford Manor which hosts an opera festival in July and August.
EATING AND DRINKING
Whether you want to nip to the excellent local pub The Fox 5 minutes down the road or go into Bradford on Avon where you will find a good selection of excellent eating places; the Weaving Shed right on the rivers edge, The Three Gables across the old bridge, or drive to others nearby, there's a wealth of superb dining to explore. Three local Michelin Starred suggestions are: The Bath Priory, Lucknam Park, The Bybrook Restaurant. Alternatively the list of old west-country pubs and restaurants is endless.
Bed & Breakfast for one couple sharing £90
Bed & Breakfast single occupancy £50
3 nights or more 10% discount
Call now to book + 44(0)1225 865 554
“instead of staying one night and moving on, we ended up staying 5 nights and making this our hub for exploring Bath, the Avebury Henge, cathedrals/churches, nature walks, and the many beautiful towns in this area. Highly recommend.”
“We were a foursome of mature travellers that wanted a place from which we could explore the Mendips, Cotswolds and visit The Roman Baths, Stonehenge and Glastonbury. We could not have picked a better spot to do all of this.”
“Suzanne was particularly helpful in telling us what there was to see in the local area, her information enabled us to get the most out of our 3 nights.”