The Farm is ideally placed for visiting a wide range of visitor attractions and English Heritage sites. It is particularly rich in access to National Trust properties. We offer a list of links so you can appreciate the variety.
The World Heritage sites of Bath and Stonehenge are within easy reach, as are the regional centres of Bristol and Salisbury which offer an extensive range of recreational, cultural and educational facilities.
There are a great number of country walks and cycle paths from the house and sporting facilities nearby include golf at the West Wilts club in Warminster and Orchardleigh near Frome. There is racing at Bath, Salisbury and Wincanton and sailing at Longleat’s Shearwater Lake.
The Kennet and Avon Canal offers the cyclist and walker a picturesque route into Bath across viaducts and bridges of a time gone by.
In 1717 Henry Hoare I, the son of Sir Richard Hoare founder of the family bank, purchased the manor of Stourton. Although Stourhead is a fine Palladian house it is complemented by its beautiful lake and gardens.
Lacock Abbey, Some interior sequences in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets were filmed at Lacock, including the cloister walk where Harry freed Dobby. Lacock was also used to film some scenes for the sixth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Prior Park Landscape Garden Prior Park Landscape Garden is an 18th-century landscape garden, designed by the poet Alexander Pope and the landscape gardener Capability Brown, and now owned by the National Trust
Dyrham Park is a ‘William and Mary’ mansion dating from the late 17th century. Nestling in an ancient deer park with elegant formal gardens, woodland and lakes, it reflects the fashion of the time for all things lavish and Dutch.
Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford. The museum was established in 1985 by John Haynes OBE, of Haynes Publishing Group, the company which published the Haynes Manuals. The Museum holds over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50's and 60's, including glorious Bentleys, Rolls Royces and exciting super cars like the Jaguar XJ220.
Wilton House, Nr Salisbury. was granted to Sir William Herbert by Henry VIII in 1544, and since then, has been the country seat of the Earls of Pembroke. There is a childrens’ adventure playground and regular tours of the house.
Bowood House and Gardens, Calne. Bowood is one of Capability Brown's finest parks. He extended a pond into a large lake and created a grotto with waterfalls and artificial caves. Today’s features include beautiful walks and family picnic areas along with an adventure playground for children.
Wookey Hole, village near Cheddar is dominated by its Caves but in addition has a paper mill and a museum. It is an excellent educational site for the younger visitor.
There are many more attractions and we can provide brochures and/or internet links to give you more information.