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…

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

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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.

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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..