There is so much to do in the area it is difficult to know where to start. Here is some guidance:
ON THE DOORSTEP:
Kennet and Avon Canal: A fantastic day-out for walkers, cyclists, boaters. The Kennet and Avon canal goes towards Bath and Bradford-on-Avon. Enjoy stops en route, whether it is to view the scenery or refuel in a cafe/pub.
Bradford-On-Avon: There is so much to do here, often described as a ‘mini-Bath’. Walking around and admiring the beautiful architecture, stopping off in quaint cafes to warm up, or pubs if you prefer – Bradford has it all! Make sure you venture as far as Tithe Barn – again lovely architecture, but some gift shops too.
Hartley Farm Shop and Kitchen: Great for kids to see animals, walkers and cyclists to refuel and a place to get you all together to sample the exciting menu of locally produced dishes and not forgetting the cakes! We include a 10% voucher for Hartley Farm if you come and stay with us.
- Bath: We are extremely lucky to have Bath so close to us. Allow yourself a full day or even two to really acquaint yourself with the beautiful city. Here are a few suggestions of what to do/see: Visit the Royal Crescent, The Circus, Pultney Bridge, Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. Immerse yourself in the shops around Southgate, Milsom Steet and Walcot Street.
Longleat: A fun-filled day out for all the family, particularly the young ones. Activities include the Uk Number 1 drive-thru Safari Park (watch out for the monkeys!), The Adventure Park, Shows and Events as well as the Longleat House and Grounds. Well worth a visit.
Bath Thermae Spa: This is one of the more luxurious activities to do when visiting Bath. A great way to unwind on a relaxing break away, or alternatively celebrate a special occasion with a group of friends. The views of Bath can be admired from the warm, mineral rich waters of the Spa. Don’t let the cold wintery evenings put you off, the water is always warm!
Walking: Everyone thrives from a bit of fresh, countryside air. Why not explore the area on foot? The Kennet and Avon Canal is ¾ mile away, taking you in the direction of Bradford-On-Avon or Bath. Walks in and around Winsley also have a lot to offer, with footpaths and country lanes. You have various maps of the local area in your cottage. Pubs and cafes are en route to help maintain the energy levels. Don’t forget your wellies!
Cycling: The Kennet and Avon Canal is a massive bonus for you cyclists out there, making trips easy, traffic-free and fun. Either bring your own bikes and store in our lockable, undercover bike shed or you can hire them from Bradford-On-Avon. A great day out for the family and such a fun way to explore an area.
Boat hire: Branch out and see the surroundings from a narrowboat, something that will certainly make your trip a memorable one and a great way to celebrate a special occasion.