Relax in Luxury Cottages in Wiltshire
We all need to get away from the stresses of everyday life once in a while and this enchanting county is the perfect spot. From the iconic White Chalk Horses carved into the rolling hills to world-famous monuments like Stonehenge, Wiltshire is a county steeped in history, combined with big skies and a warm welcome, what's not to love?
You'll love your holiday home too. Just imagine, after a fun packed day, sitting outside gazing at the clear night sky and enjoying the silence, drink in hand. Heaven!
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You can expect all mod cons in our recommended lodges and cottages in Wiltshire, most have TV and DVD player, fully fitted kitchens, king size beds and en-suite facilities and of course a secluded outdoor area perfect for al-fresco dining. So, whether you are searching for a cosy cottage just for two or a larger property for all the family you've come to the right place.
Check out our selection of holiday cottages in Wiltshire, you won't be disappointed!
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Places to Visit and Things to Do in Wiltshire
Not sure where to visit or what to do during your holiday in Wiltshire? Let us help. We have put together a list of attractions and things to do we think you'll enjoy:
These prehistoric standing stones are famous throughout the world and attract an incredible 1.3 million visitors a year to stand and wonder just why and how this impressive monument was created. The excellent visitor centre boasts numerous exhibitions and over 300 archeological treasures. If you are on a romantic break the best time to visit Stonehenge is during the winter, late afternoon so you can take in a magical sunset behind the stones.
2. Longleat Safari Park
Situated in 900-acres of attractive gardens designed by the legendary Capabilty Brown you will find the UK's first and best safari park. Home to over 1,000 animals and one of the best Elizabethan country house in the country Longleat is one of Wiltshire's top attractions and is fun for all the family. The house boasts fabulous collections of paintings, furniture and ceramics while the safari park offers something for everyone, hold a tarantula if you dare, take the jungle cruise to spot hippos and sea-lions or try find your way out of the maze. From cheetahs to chipmunks Longleat has it all.
3. Salisbury Cathedral
Home to the Magna Carta and one of the country's most famous cathedrals Salisbury is unusual for being built almost entirely one style but is a fine example of early English Gothic architecture topped by the tallest spire in the land. Highlights include an interactive exhibition discovering the Magna Carta, the oldest mechanical clock in the world, the spectacular stained glass windows, breathtaking views from the tower and a popular tearoom to enjoy a slice of cake when you have finished exploring.
4. New Forest
Originally a hunting forest for William the Conqueror, while the majority of this beautiful national park lies in Hampshire it does overlap a little around the villages of Nomansland and Landford and the idyllic scenery and activities make it popular with families. There are tons of walking trails in the area or if you prefer you could hire a bike and explore on two wheels. Nature lovers will enjoy the rich diversity of wildlife including red squirrels, woodpeckers and of course the famous New Forest ponies.
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5. Dine Out in Wiltshire
Wiltshire is a largely rural county bursting with fresh local produce which you can find at the numerous farmer's markets around the region, it even has vineyards and a number of breweries. What you might not realise is that along with the quaint tearooms, traditional country inns and chic cafes there are numerous Michelin starred and award winning restaurants in the area perfect for special lunch or dinner from the Red Lion at Chisenbury to the luxurious Bybrook restaurant in charming Castle Combe you are sure to find something to tempt your taste buds.
6. Steam- Museum of the Great Western Railway
Open daily throughout the year Steam is located in a grade 2 listed building in the heart of Swindon. This museum tells the tales of the men and women who built, worked and travelled on the Great Western Railway. See historic locomotives including Queen Victoria's royal saloon, drive a train in the simulator, change the signals and see what it meant to be an engine driver. Fascinating and fun Steam is a great value for money day out.
7. Studley Grange Craft Village and Butterfly World
Two fantastic attractions at one venue, don't expect to just see butterflies here there is a whole menagerie of animals including a racoon, meerkats and giant tortoise along with all your farmyard favourites. Of course, the highlight is meandering through the tropical house among the free flying butterflies. When you have finished oohing and aahing over the cute creatures why not check out the craft village where you can shop for unusual gifts, watch craftsmen and women at work or even have a go yourself.
This 18th century Palladian Villa is set in world-renowned gardens winding paths offer magical vistas of temples and statues while the summer blooms and autumnal colour-scape is breathtaking when reflected in the large man-made lake. Stourhead even has special doggy opening times so if you have booked a pet-friendly cottage with hot tub the pooch can come along too.
9. Wiltshire Museum
Experience 6,000 years of history surrounding Wiltshire and the local people, with tons of exhibitions including the finest archeological collection from the Bronze age in Britain, unique amber and gold items from over 4,000 years ago along with finds from the times of the Romans and Saxons. Temporary exhibitions by renowned artists are held regularly so there is always something different to see at this excellent museum.
10. Old Sarum
This Iron Age hillfort on the Salisbury plains is steeped in heritage the first settlement in the county it was also the place where William the Conqueror gathered the country's nobility to asset his authority as King. With jaw-dropping views over the surrounding countryside and almost 30-acres to explore it is the perfect spot for a picnic on a warm summers day.
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