The Ruins of Farleigh Hungerford Castle Step Back in time 700 years.

Farleigh Hungerford Castle Ruins

enchant all who visit, located in a beautiful valley of the river Frome, on the border between Wiltshire and Somerset where the beautiful surrounding countryside is a paradise for walkers.

Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Wiltshire England Farleigh Hungerford Castle Ruins

Started in the 14th century, some 700 years ago

The fortified mansion was occupied for 300 years by the remarkable Hungerford Family whose intriguing, and sometimes gruesome past can be followed on the excellent free audio tour. Stories include the spendthrift Sir Edward Hungerford IV gambling away a manor, through to the murder and burning of John Cotell in the castle kitchen.

The Hungerford Family

Sir Thomas Hungerford was elected as the First Speaker of the House of Commons and his son was knighted by Henry VI, later fighting at Agincourt after which he received the Knighthood of the Garter. However in the War of the Roses, the family lost their lives and their castle reverted to the Crown. Sir Edward Hungerford inherited the castle in 1657 but gambled away the property in 1686.

Enter Farleigh Hungerford Castle Ruins through The Gateway with a carving of the Hungerford badge.

Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Wiltshire England Farleigh Hungerford Castle Ruins

Continue on to The Chapel with beautiful stained glass windows, faded wall paintings, carved family tombs and grave slab. The Chapel is still used today, a favourite event is the Christmas Carol Service, the pulpit and altarpiece are carved from wood salvaged from the state rooms in the original castle.

Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Wiltshire England Farleigh Hungerford Castle Ruins

The Crypt or Burial Vault is underneath The Chapel and holds the best collection of human shaped lead coffins in Britain, they contain the embalmed remains of four men, two women and two children, all thought to be members of the Hungerford family. If you dare take a close look some coffins have faces moulded onto them, these death masks were cast from the faces of the deceased, a chilling glimpse into the past.

Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Wiltshire England Farleigh Hungerford Castle Ruins

The Priest’s House, originally built in 1430 as a home for the chantry priest, but became a dairy and farmhouse after the Reformation. Today it is home to the exhibition of the castle’s history, including displays of Hungerford armour, a model of the castle and pictures of the castle from different periods.

Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Wiltshire England Farleigh Hungerford Castle Ruins

The Two Towers had spiral staircases to reach the five stories and some patches of plasterwork still exist today. The South West or Lady Tower is said to be the site of the imprisonment of Lady Elizabeth Hungerford by her husband in the 1530’s.

Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Wiltshire England Farleigh Hungerford Castle Ruins

Address: Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Somerset, England, BA2 7RS

Location: 3 miles west of Trowbridge, on the A366 Phone: 01225 754026

Website:  Farleigh Hungerford Castle

If you are tempted to visit Farleigh Hungerford Castle Ruins and are looking for a stylish and comfortable traditional self-catering cottage as a base for exploring the area, then Coachmans Holiday Cottage will be the one for you.

PLEASE CHECK THAT ANY EVENT/ATTRACTION THAT YOU PLAN TO VISIT IS AVAILABLE BEFORE BOOKING COACHMANS COTTAGE. WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CANCELLATION OF EVENT(S)/ATTRACTION(S) MENTIONED IN THIS BLOG AS THIS IS BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

For more information about Coachmans Cottage please phone Penny on +44(0)1380 870764    OR     Email Us

Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Wiltshire England Farleigh Hungerford Castle Ruins

 

 

 

Poldark filming locations outside Cornwall

Poldark filming locations outside Cornwall

Poldark filming locations outside Cornwall? There are plenty, and, if like me you really can’t wait for the next BBC series of Poldark, then why not explore the beautiful residences of the Poldark family, friends and enemies!

Whilst NOT wishing to spoil the magic for anyone, the Poldark production is actually based at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios.

Hence so many Poldark filming locations are outside Cornwall. Of course nowhere else can boast that beautiful Cornish coastal scenery, but Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset have some amazing early period properties just crying out to recreate the 1700’s of the Poldark saga.

Trenwith, the ancestral home of the Poldark family, is that the shadow of Aunt Agatha seated in the corner?

Poldark filming locations outside Cornwall Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Wiltshire England

Chavenage House in Tetbury, Wiltshire, for both exteriors and interiors.      chavenage.com

 

Penvenen, home of Dwight and Caroline Enys………. You may just hear the snuffling of Horace, the beloved pet Pug of Caroline Enys.

Poldark filming locations outside Cornwall Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Wiltshire England

Great Chalfield Manor, near Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, for both exteriors and interiors.   Great Chalfield Manor

Warleggan’s Town House, very glamorous………

 

Dyrham park, South Gloucestershire.   Dyrham Park

Werry House,  the home of Sir Hugh Bodrugan.

Sheldon Manor, Nr. Chippenham, Wiltshire. (No longer open to the public).     Sheldon Manor 

Poldark filming locations outside Cornwall just go on and on……

“The Dual”, at Hyde Park?         But no……

Poldark filming locations outside Cornwall Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Wiltshire England

 Bowood House, Corsham, Wiltshire.      Bowood House and Gardens

Ross Poldark’s lodgings in London……. Exterior, St Nicholas Market, Bristol.

The London gambling and dining club. Kings Weston House, a grand historic building in Bristol. Kings Weston House

Bodmin Assembly Rooms …….. Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire.        berkeley-castle.com 

…and….

Bodmin Square, a Cornish market place with stalls and a local pub….

The Royal Agricultural University at Cirencester.   RAU 

The town of Truro.  You will even have seen the ships at the end of the streets in these small land-locked towns!

Actually Corsham in Wiltshire, and Frome in Somerset.

A French convent housing prisoners of war, and The Warleggan Bank.

The City of Wells, Somerset.

Poldark filming locations outside Cornwall also include……..

Tehidy. Leigh Court, Bristol.

Mine Interior. Redcliffe Caves Bristol.

Sawle Church. Holcombe Church, Somerset.

The main ship exterior and interior.  The Kasekelot in Bristol docks.

Old Meeting House.  Leigh Chancel, Wiltshire.

Poldark filming locations outside Cornwall

I am quite sure that I have missed some of the Poldark filming locations outside Cornwall!!

PLEASE CHECK THAT ANY EVENT/ATTRACTION THAT YOU PLAN TO VISIT IS AVAILABLE BEFORE BOOKING COACHMANS COTTAGE. WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CANCELLATION OF EVENT(S)/ATTRACTION(S) MENTIONED IN THIS BLOG AS THIS IS BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

If you decide to come into this area to explore the plethora of Poldark filming locations then Coachmans Cottage is the ideal base for you.

Stay in comfort in this stand alone self-catering holiday cottage. Perfect for 2 guests but fully equipped for 4, with 2 bedrooms, parking, courtyard garden and wifi.

Call us for a chat about your stay on 01380 870764 …  email: stay@coachmans-cottage.com …  BOOK NOW

Poldark filming locations outside Cornwall Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Wiltshire England

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Christmas Shopping Holidays Christmas Events Holiday Breaks

Christmas Shopping Holidays Christmas Events Holiday Breaks

……………..IT’S CHRISTMAS………….

So many exciting things to do in and around Wiltshire and Bath during the weeks running up to Christmas.

If you are searching for Christmas Shopping Holidays, Christmas Events or simply Holiday Breaks then read on…

Christmas Shopping Holidays Christmas Events Holiday Breaks             Christmas Shopping Holidays Christmas Events Holiday Breaks

Coachmans Cottage will be decorated for Christmas from early December to help you get into a festive mood.

Christmas Shopping Holidays Christmas Events Holiday Break

The Longleat Festival of Light

…………is spectacular (I went last year with 2 friends and we loved it).

This year the theme is “Story Telling” and the huge centre piece at 25.5 metres high is Rapunzel’s Tower. There are 1000’s of Chinese Lanterns, using 30,000 metres of silk and made by a team of highly-skilled artists from Zigong in China’s Sichuan province, which has been staging lantern festivals for more than 2,000 years.

 

The Festival of Light will be on at weekends from November 5th to 26th, and every day from December 1st to 31st, excluding Christmas day.

For more Christmas Shopping Holidays, Christmas Events and Holiday Breaks read on…..

An Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum

………This is a definite “wrap up warm” event. I took some friends from Australia on the coldest night of the year, it was a beautiful clear and frosty night and they voted it “The Classiest Christmas Experience Ever”!!

An illuminated trail celebrating wonderful trees, about a 45 minute walk around a mile of the arboretum’s paths, putting Westonbirt’s trees in a whole new light with plenty of wintry magic along the way. Carolers, roasted chestnuts and mulled wine too.

 

It is around a 30 minute drive from Coachmans Cottage, but well worth the effort….be warned ticket do sell out VERY quickly so check that they are still available if you particularly want to visit this enchanting event.

Only open: Friday 1 –  Sunday 3 December; Thursday 7 – Sunday 10 December; Thursday 14 – Monday 18 December

Christmas at Lacock

…….Enjoy this lovely National Trust Village, only a 10 minute drive from Coachmans Cottage.

Join in the festive fun, community-decorated trees in the Christmas tree festival in the abbey cloister, follow the fun  trail around the village and abbey grounds, see the Great Hall beautifully decorated.

Salisbury Christmas Market

…… The “little sister” to Bath but nevertheless a delightful visit…

Turning this beautiful medieval cathedral city into a winter wonderland with 75 authentic German Market-style wooden chalets and festive events. Located in the historic Guildhall Square with many award-winning exhibitors and products there will be an exciting mix of local and international delicacies, festive foods, and sweet treats to tempt all tastes in the catered chalets. The non-catered chalets offer a range of artisan gifts, beautiful home-wares, unique fashion items, toys and presents.

 

Hop onto the train to Salisbury at Westbury Station, a 3-4 mile drive from Coachmans Cottage….another stress free journey!

Christmas Shopping Holidays Christmas Events Holiday Breaks………………………..

Coachmans Holiday Cottage, Steeple Ashton, South West Wiltshire, England, UK.

All ground floor, single story, self catering accommodation on one level.

A private stand alone cottage, if you don’t want to share facilities then this exclusive village cottage will be for you.

Enjoy peace and quiet. Relax and unwind.

A perfect retreat for 2 guests, but fully equipped for 4.

Awarded 4 Stars, with a Gold Award, by Visit Britain’s Quality in Tourism. Scoring 100% for cleanliness..

2 comfortable Bedrooms, with cotton bed linen. The 18’ sitting/dining has a log fire for winter evenings. A separate, small, well equipped galley kitchen has a dishwasher, washer/dryer, oven, hob, microwave/grill, fridge with icebox. The bathroom has a power shower over the full size bath, towels, bathrobes and toiletries provided.

Coachmans Cottage has private parking for 1 family car, a private courtyard garden, seasonal heating, constant hot water and WiFi.

Enjoy eating in? Then our range of Gourmet Meals by Ma Cuisine, in the freezer, will definitely tempt you!

Children over 12 years welcome.

1 dog may be welcome, phone me for more information.

The cottage is non smoking.

You are booking direct with the owner there are no additional fees.

Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Bath Wiltshire Christmas Shopping Holidays Christmas Events Holiday Break

 

Thanks to Visit Wiltshire for the Salisbury Christmas Market and Enchanted Christmas photos..

Bath Christmas Market 2018

BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET 2018 

22nd NOVEMBER  –  9th DECEMBER 

Bath Christmas Market 2018 will be special with over 200 traditional wooden chalet stalls making it magical………

Beautifully handmade Christmas decorations, toys, gifts, festive food and drink and much more…….

Coachmans Holiday Cottage in Steeple Ashton is THE Country Cottage that you will want to return home to after a day at Bath Christmas Market…put a match to the real log fire and unwind with a bottle of wine. Dine on some of the seasonal treats you bought at the market, or order in takeaway food from The Longs Arms if you are too exhausted to dine out!……..

 

Bath Christmas Market 2018

Bath is about half an hour by car but the roads into the city can get very congested and parking is scarce when the Christmas market is on so why not take the train from Trowbridge (4 miles), only 15 minutes into Bath.

BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET 2018 

18 days of magical festive shopping, the city centre around Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths is transformed into a Christmas shopping wonderland. Right in the heart of Bath’s main shopping district, more than 170 traditional wooden chalets line the streets offering handmade and beautiful gifts….everything you need for the perfect Christmas.

 

In Bath this Christmas there is a lot to explore and experience beyond the market…. ice-skating in the crisp winter air, bathing in the warm spa water overlooking the city or enjoying a mulled wine in one of the many bars, all perfect for those unforgettable festive memories.

And don’t forget the added benefit of discounts and offers in Bath that we can offer guests staying in Coachmans Cottage.

After a day at Bath Christmas Market 2018

Coachmans Holiday Cottage in Steeple Ashton is THE Country Cottage that you will want to return home to.…put a match to the real log fire and unwind with a bottle of wine.

Bath Christmas Market 2018

Call Penny on +44 (0)1380 870764 for booking information.

 

Boarding School Bath Calne Stonar Dauntsey Warminster Perfect accommodation for visiting parents

Boarding School Bath Calne Stonar Dauntsey Warminster

School Term Starts Soon.

Are you Parents who looking for accommodation whilst settling your child/children into a Boarding School in Wiltshire or near Bath, and then visiting them throughout the school year?

Then take a look at Coachmans Holiday Cottage, Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, South West England, UK, the perfect self catering accommodation.

Boarding School Bath Calne Stonar Dauntsey Warminster

 

Within easy distance of:-

St.Mary’s, Calne.  http://www.stmaryscalne.org/

Dauntsey’s, West Lavington, Nr. Devizes.   http://www.dauntseys.org/

Warminster School, Warminster.   https://www.warminsterschool.org.uk/

Sonar School, Nr. Bradford on Avon.   http://www.stonarschool.com/

The Royal High School, Bath.   https://www.royalhighbath.gdst.net/

Kingswood School, Bath.    https://www.kingswood.bath.sch.uk/

Prior Park College, Bath.    http://www.priorparkcollege.com/

More about the perfect accommodation for nearby

Boarding School in Bath Calne Stonar Dauntsey and Warminster

All ground floor, single story, self catering accommodation on one level.

Enjoy peace and quiet. Relax and unwind.

A perfect retreat for 2 guests, but fully equipped for 4.

Awarded 4 Stars, with a Gold Award, by Visit Britain’s Quality in Tourism. Scoring 100% for cleanliness..

2 comfortable Bedrooms, with cotton bed linen. The 18’ sitting/dining has a log fire for winter evenings. A separate, small, well equipped galley kitchen has a dishwasher, washer/dryer, oven, hob, microwave/grill, fridge with icebox. The bathroom has a power shower over the full size bath, towels, bathrobes and toiletries provided.

Coachmans Cottage has private parking for 1 family car, a private courtyard garden, seasonal heating, constant hot water and WiFi.

Children over 12 years welcome.

1 dog may be welcome, phone me for more information.

The cottage is non smoking.

You are booking direct with the owner there are no additional fees.

Boarding School Bath Calne Stonar Dauntsey Warminster

 

 

So if you are visiting parents and family of pupils at

Boarding School in Bath Calne Stonar Dauntsey or Warminster

Book Coachmans Cottage now

Bradford on Avon Walking Festival 2017 Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Bradford on Avon Walking Festival 2017 Self Catering Holiday Cottage

1st, 2nd and 3rd September.

 

Bradford on Avon Walking Festival 2017 Self Catering Holiday Cottage. Not too late to book your holiday stay at www.coachmans-cottage.com

Coachmans Cottage Booking Info : Tel 01380 870764 : Email  Contact Us

All manor of walks of differing lengths to suit all capabilities, ages and tastes.

15 wonderful walks to choose from.

http://walkbradfordonavon.org/bradford-on-avon-walking-festival/

Tickets for the walks are selling fast. 5 of the 15 walks are already sold out so make your choice and book your tickets now. Tickets can be purchased from the Bradford on Avon Travel Agent

http://www.holidaysandcruisesforyou.com/

We have a 3 – 5 day Short Break from 1st September at Coachmans Cottage, Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire.

For details see…

https://coachmans-cottage.com/short-breaks-and-late-availability/

And there are plenty of other events going on during September and October in this lovely area to tempt you too ………

https://coachmans-cottage.com/september-october-late-summer-autumn-holidays-self-catering-cottages-wiltshire/

Bradford on Avon Walking Festival 2017 Self Catering Holiday Cottage. Walks include:-

Tellisford Loop; Great Chalfield & Holt; Tea & cake walk;Discovering bats; Bird spotting; Outer Walking Wheel; Wild Food Foraging; Frome & Avon Valleys; Cumberwell, Inwood & Ashley; Highlights of BoA; Ghost Walk – CANCELLED; Outer Walking Wheel 2; Sunday lunch walk; 2 Manors & a Castle; Widbrook Woods Wander.

Bradford on Avon Walking Festival 2017 Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Coachmans Holiday Cottage, Steeple Ashton, South West Wiltshire, England, UK.

All ground floor, single story, self catering accommodation on one level.

Enjoy peace and quiet. Relax and unwind.

A perfect retreat for 2 guests, but fully equipped for 4.

Awarded 4 Stars, with a Gold Award, by Visit Britain’s Quality in Tourism. Scoring 100% for cleanliness.

2 comfortable Bedrooms, with cotton bed linen. The 18’ sitting/dining has a log fire for winter evenings. A separate, small, well equipped galley kitchen has a dishwasher, washer/dryer, oven, hob, microwave/grill, fridge with icebox. The bathroom has a power shower over the full size bath, towels, bathrobes and toiletries provided.

Coachmans Cottage has private parking for 1 family car, a private courtyard garden, seasonal heating, constant hot water and WiFi.

Children over 12 years welcome.

1 dog may be welcome, phone me for more information.

The cottage is non smoking.

You are booking direct with the owner there are no additional fees.

Wiltshire self catering holiday cottage rental dog friendly Bradford on Avon Walking Festival 2017 Self Catering Holiday Cottage Coachmans Cottage Steeple Ashton Wiltshire

Bradford on Avon Walking Festival 2017 Self Catering Holiday Cottage Coachmans Cottage in Steeple Ashton….Perfect!

 

September October Late Summer Autumn Holidays Self Catering Cottages Wiltshire

September October Late Summer Autumn Holidays Self Catering Cottages Wiltshire

Coachmans Cottage Booking Info : Tel 01380 870764 : Email  Contact Us

With the arrival of September the children are back at school so all is quiet again.

Making September and October favourite months to take a holiday for those looking for a peaceful break, with the added bonus that prices are no longer at “Peak Season” rate.

The weather is often clement and the mellow light hints at the arrival of Autumn colour.

From 1st September we have some availability at Coachmans Cottage for the remainder of 2017.

There is so much to see and do in the area.

So in addition to the Local Information

And the Special Offers that we have arranged with local businesses and attractions for you.

Here are yet more things to tempt you…..

Bradford on Avon Walking Festival. 1st – 3rd September

15 varied walks to choose from. Graded “easy”, “moderate” or “demanding”. Booking essential.

http://walkbradfordonavon.org/bradford-on-avon-walking-festival/

The Jane Austen Festival. 8th – 17th September

September October Late Summer Autumn Holidays Self Catering Cottages Wiltshire

 

Availability from 13th September. Jam packed with mini-bus and walking tours, dance lessons, readings and performances…….THE Masked Ball….and so much more

www.janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk

September October Late Summer Autumn Holidays Self Catering Cottages Wiltshire more info.

Longleat Sky Safari. 15th – 17th September
Up to 50 hot air balloons take to the skies and light up Longleat with an incredible Night Glow.
Wiltshire 100 Cycle Ride. 17th September
For the keen cyclists among you there are three routes of differing lengths to choose from, all starting in nearby Devizes. A wonderful (and healthy) way to see the county.
Bratton at War. 23rd – 24th September
Living history exhibits, including Home Guard, Blitz Street, The Allies front line medical station, WW1 recruiting station. Walking re-enactors, vintage & military vehicles and a fashion show.

September October Late Summer Autumn Holidays Self Catering Cottages Wiltshire, read on

Marlborough Literature Festival 28th September – 1st October

A little further afield but with appearances by BBC Security correspondent, Frank Gardner, Man Booker Prize shortlister Graeme McCrae Burnet and local crime writer JS Monroe worthy of being included on the list.

www.marlboroughlitfest.org

 

The UK’s Oldest, Best & ONLY Track Based Mini Show! September 30th

Castle Combe Circuit…….a fun day must for all you Mini drivers!
The Great Bath Feast. 23rd September – 9th October
Well where to start! The Tenner Feast, enjoy lunch, afternoon tea or dinner for £10, that maybe for 1 or 2 people depending…..Celebrity Chefs….ALL FOOD whether local or from all around the world, and more and more and more!
Magpie Wedding Show. 22nd October
A Wedding Fair with a twist, set in the beautiful Assembly Rooms Bath.
A must visit for brides to be with their mothers, sisters, best friends….you might even be tempted to book Coachmans Cottage for that romantic honeymoon!

September October Late Summer Autumn Holidays Self Catering Cottages Wiltshire

So now you have some idea of what’s here to see and do…….
Why not take a look at the Availability of Coachmans Cottage………
And
Book Coachmans Cottage Now
Imagine coming home to this each evening…….
September October Late Summer Autumn Holidays Self Catering Cottages Wiltshire 

Exclusive Guided Tours Bath area Wiltshire Somerset.

Exclusive Guided Tours Bath area Wiltshire and Somerset

Coachmans Cottage Booking Info : Tel 01380 870764 : Email  Contact Us

How does the idea of an exclusive guided tour around some spectacular countryside, towns, villages and attractions appeal? Then read on……. and guests at Coachmans Cottage get an exclusive tour discount too!

Discover the history and culture. Experience Real England, a wonderful and unique country.

Savour culinary experiences and history, meet the characters, visit small, hidden places that only the locals know, hear the stories and conversations that make every visit unique.

This small and exclusive tour company won’t tell you every place that you’ll be visiting, the surprise is part of the magic, but they can guarantee you’ll enjoy an authentic experience of quintessential England.

Guests of Coachmans Cottage are invited to enjoy 10% discount when booking an “Around and About Bath Tour“. The AroundandAboutBath discount code will be provided when your holiday is confirmed

Around & About Bath was founded by Jules Mittra, a former History and Politics lecturer, in 2016. He has a passion for travel and has lived in the Bath area for over 10 years. His love of meeting new people, laughing and sharing his passion for history, places and great experiences make him the perfect guide.

His mission is to give people the chance to experience a more authentic sense of England and his aim is to uncover the history, characters, cuisine and stories and the hidden gems whilst getting to know you and having fun!. “Our aim is that you leave feeling that you have had a taste of authentic, quintessential England, and with memories that will last a lifetime”.

As the tours are conducted in English, fluency in English is recommended. You will be taken in a 9-seat vehicle with wide, comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large, tinted windows.

Exclusive Guided Tours Bath area Wiltshire Somerset…

The first tour is:-

“The Stonehenge and Secret Somerset” 2017 price £129.99 per person.

The tour includes… entrance to Stonehenge and a personal tour of the stones, morning coffee (in an 800 year old coaching inn), fabulous lunch (at an award-winning country inn), a visit to hidden, rural villages to uncover their history, a visit to a ruined castle, and if time is available, a visit to a hidden walled garden (with optional tea and cake). Spend the day with a unique, personable guide (a former history teacher) who will share places and stories with you that you just wouldn’t see or hear.

Exclusive Guided Tours Bath area Wiltshire and Somerset

The second tour:- 

The “Medieval Marvels & Movie Scenes” 2017 price £129.99 per person.

Exclusive Guided Tours Bath area Wiltshire and Somerset History Culture Culinary Castle CombeWar Horse

 

Visit several of the most stunning local towns and villages in this part of England. Discover some locations used in: Harry Potter, the BBC’s Pride & Prejudice series, War Horse, Downton Abbey and more. Enjoy the stories, history, and characters that make these places more than just filming locations. Enter an 800 year old stately home, see the birthplace of photography.

The price includes… a guided tour around Castle Combe (the ‘prettiest village in England’ and the village in ‘War Horse’), Lacock (a medieval village and stately home that has appeared in several Harry Potter films and period dramas) and Bradford on Avon – a historic and stunning market town, founded on the wool trade and with buildings dating back 1000 years. Enjoy coffee in a country house, a fabulous lunch at a quintessential English country pub, wander through a beautiful town, explore a stately home and former abbey & and enjoy classic English countryside.

Exclusive Guided Tours Bath area Wiltshire and Somerset

The third tour:-

The “Cotswolds, Saxons and Victuals” experience. 2017 price £129.99 per person.

Exclusive Guided Tours Bath area Wiltshire and Somerset History Culture Culinary Knowledgeable Authentic Guide Malmesbury

 

Combining a visit to Malmesbury, an ancient and beautiful hill-top town and the oldest continually inhabited town in England, with the opportunity to see some of the finest local crafts people demonstrating their skills. Enjoy stunning Cotswolds scenery, ancient towns and encounter the resting place of a great King. Hear beguiling stories and see intriguing places that are simply not on the usual tourist trail.

The price includes: a demonstration by an award-winning butcher, a tour and tasting at a local brewers, a fabulous lunch, at an atmospheric country inn frequented by Prince Charles, morning coffee in a stunning Cotswolds location, a visit to a swordsmith’s workshop and a tour of Malmesbury –

Or finally…….

Book a Private and Bespoke Tour of

Exclusive Guided Tours Bath area Wiltshire and Somerset

Jules and his team can work with you to create your dream day. They will use their extensive knowledge of the local area to work with you and advise you on creating your perfect itinerary.

Exclusive Guided Tours Bath area Wiltshire and Somerset…

…..enjoy them from this stunning English Country Cottage, based in our own quintessential English village of Steeple Ashton, as yet still unspoiled!! Coachmans Holiday Cottage

 

 

Wylye Valley Art Trail 2017 Self Catering Cottages

Booking Information for Coachmans Cottage :: Telephone +44(0)1380 870764 :: Email  Contact Us

Wylye Valley Art Trail 2017 Self Catering Cottages

If you are looking for self catering accommodation to visit the Wylye Valley Art Trail 2017 the Coachmans Cottage is THE one

On from Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June there is plenty to see and you can spend the whole week admiring the varied talents of many Wiltshire artists. The full brochure awaits you in Coachmans Cottage

If you would like to follow the trail by bike, much of it coincides with the Wiltshire Cyclewayand there is space to leave your bikes in the courtyard at Coachmans Cottage.

Admission to all the events is free. Opening times are from 10.30am to 5.30pm unless otherwise stated.

Wylye Valley Art Trail 2017

Many venues offer tea & coffee, cakes and light lunches.

Here are a few participants in venues very close to Coachman Cottage and Steeple Ashton.

Darlas Hunter Painting. Representational paintings in oil and water colour capturing beautiful light and colour.

Just north of Westbury on the A350 at Heywood. Plenty of parking.

Helen Chester BA Portrait Artist. Emotive portraits exploring the Great War & new series showing the reality of veterans with PTSD.

The Studio, 14 Ludlow Close, Westbury.

Neil Joyce Painting Disciplined abstract paintings exploring the corridors and chambers of the mind.

AND

Gil Doel James Contemporary painting Recent work in acrylic on paper.

Both exhibiting at 36 Bratton Road, Westbury.

Paul Elloway Sculpture and Drawing. Open studio, sculpture and drawings in a variety of media inspired by and exploring the human form.

The Studio, Shepherd’s Purse, Penleigh, Dilton Marsh.

Focus On Five is as the title suggests 5 artists come together to put on a display

Jenny Ford Painting & printmaking. ‘Listen to the hills’ – a response through paintings and prints, to the hills around Westbury.

Jan Knight Prints, paintings, mixed media. Abstract work based on the theme of ‘Meeting Points’ – where shape, line, colour and texture relate.

Julia Leyden Painting, print, collage. Paintings and prints on a variety of themes.

Kerrie McNeil Printmaking. Screen prints inspired by the coast and the countryside, handmade cards and earrings.

Josephine Sumner Printmaking. Colourful original prints of animals and birds, using linocut, silkscreen and woodcut.

Work by all 5 can bee seen at 17 High Street, Dilton Marsh, Westbury.

More Wylye Valley Art Trail 2017 and Self Catering Cottages

Fairfield Farm College Group. A combination of student art work and pieces from local artists. Including mosaics and yarn bombing.

Fairfield Students mixed media: Hazel Chapman pastel landscapes: Fairfield Student Art Enterprise mosaic: The Woolly Wednesdays knitting; Fragmented Art mosaic.

All can be viewed at Fairfield Farm College, 43 High Street, Dilton Marsh.

Sonja Klingler / Alex Relph / Emma Lynham / Pie Chambers. Group
Sonja Klingler blown glass. A selection of blown glass tableware.

Alex Relph metalwork, furniture and sculpture. A selection of work including furniture and sculpture displayed in the garden.

Emma Lynham painting. Bright travel inspired narrative images in mixed media on paper by Emma Lynham.

Pie Chambers blockprinted textiles. Bold block printed motifs on naturally dyed cloth & selection of simple clothing & the Indian Rooms.

All on view at 33 Sturford Lane, Corsley, Wiltshire.

Bull Mill This venue has multiple sub locations.

Artists and craftspeople living and working at Bull Mill plus guests are opening their studios and workshops to show a wide range of contemporary art.

Bull Mill, Crockerton, Warminster.

If you are planning a visit to…………..

Wylye Valley Art Trail 2017 Self Catering Cottages then Coachmans Cottage with 2 bedrooms to sleep 4 guests is the one for you.

Wylye Valley Art Trail 2017 Self Catering Cottages

Thanks to the Wylye Valley Arts Trail 2017 for this information.

Iford Arts 2017 Holiday Cottages Self Catering Accommodation

Iford Arts 2017 Holiday Cottages Self Catering Accommodation

Stay in the stunning and oh so comfortable Coachmans Cottage and enjoy the array of performances Iford Arts has to offer. See their 2017 Program here

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Iford Arts 2017 Holiday Cottages Self Catering Accommodation

Starting on Saturday May 27th and continuing through to Saturday August 5th. With seating for an audience of 90 and staged at the Grade 1 listed Iford Manor, 6 miles from Bath,  Iford Arts 2017,  offer a wide array of musical delights including:-

 

Puccini’s La Boheme, conducted by Oliver Gooch with the young tenor Anthony Flaum as Rudolfo, and Irish Soprano Maire Flavin as Mimi; the fire spitting Riesha Adams as Musetta and Nick Lester as her long-suffering lover Marcello.

Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, sung in English, and created for Iford Arts by Charles Court Opera. Youthful energy prevails in this bright production from the Artistic Director, John Savournin, and is conducted by David Eaton.

Handel’s Jephtha, conducted by Christopher Bucknall and directed by Tim Nelson, this great work, with its surprising conclusion, still raises questions for today.

 

These operas are interspersed with concerts intertwining through the program aimed to appeal to a wide audience. Performers include:-

Clare Teal and her TrioLeeds City Stompers; Hailey Tuck; Tipitina; Pee Wee Ellis’ Funka Nova Quartet;

Bartoune; Iford Arts New Generation Artists in Concert with Oliver Gooch;

Who can resist enjoying all of this fabulous music in the gorgeous Peto Gardens at Iford Manor. Create the whole atmosphere and enjoy your tasty picnic in true style. Just hope the weather matches the event and is glorious too…if not…well we Brits. can always rise above a bit of rain and damp grass!! The view across the Iford Valley is stunning no matter what!!

 

Tickets for all performances can be booked and purchased in advance through The Theatre Royal Booking Office in Bath.

If you are looking for Iford Arts 2017 Holiday Cottages Self Catering Accommodation then Coachmans Cottage is a must for you.

Iford Arts 2017 Holiday Cottages Self Catering Accommodation