Area

Cotswolds Area

There are two pubs in the village, The White Horse and The Biddestone Arms both offering homemade food and traditional ales. Just off the centre is a beautiful 12th Century Norman Church, and all around the village are local footpaths for those who like a short or a longer walk.

The cottage is ideal situated for many sporting events such as Badminton Horse Trials (about10 miles), Beaufort Polo Club, Cheltenham Race Course (about one hour drive), exploring the Cotswolds, Wiltshire Downs, as well as delightful local villages and small towns. Woods and fields in the nearby idyllic Bybrook valley provide cool and gentle walks, whilst downland, Fosseway and Ridgeway walks are within half-hour drive.

The village is a very active community, with several sports clubs including cricket and tennis. Regular social events are held in the Village Hall.

Close by are the historic villages of Lacock (about 5 miles) and Castle Combe (about 4 miles) and the old market town of Corsham (about 2 miles) with a wide variety of shops, restaurants and amenities.

Within a few miles there is a wide range of eating places, Restaurants, Gastro Pubs and Take-Aways.

Things To Do In The Costolds, Bath And The Surrounding Area

Visit Pretty Local Villages

  • Castle Combe – The prettiest village in England. Famous for the filming of Dr Doolittle and War Horse.
  • Lacock – Famous from the filming of Cranford, Pride and Prejudice, Mayor of Casterbridge, and Harry Potter.
  • Bath – The world heritage city of Bath (10 miles) is famous for its beautiful Georgian architecture and renowned for its festivals, shopping and thermal waters. Access and parking is very easy if you use the Lansdown Park and Ride to Bath.

Places To Visit In Bath:

Gardens To Visit

The Abbey Gardens at Malmesbury, Westonbirt Arboretum, the Courts at Holt, the grounds of Stourhead, Prior Park, Peto Gardens, Iford Manor and National Garden Scheme, search NGS Near You.

Buildings Of Interest

Dyrham Park, Tyntesfield, Great Chalfield Manor, Stourhead, Corsham Court, Bowood, Lacock Abbey and Photographic Museum, Malmesbury Abbey, Wells Cathedral and Farleigh Hungerford Castle.

Ancient Sites

The world heritage site of Avebury stone circle, Silbury Hill, the Long Barrow at West Kennet, Stonehenge and other lesser well known sites.

Local Industrial Archeology Sites

In Bristol, Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Suspension Bridge, and the waterfront by boat. Locally the Kennet and Avon Canal with its 26 locks at Devizes and the Crofton Steam Beam Engine, and in the Swindon Railway Museum.

Explore Local Walks

Gentle walks from the cottage around the local Bybrook Valley, explore the Eight White Horses and the Wiltshire Downs, Bath Skyline Walks and city centre walking tours. Biddestone is on The Macmillan way and not far from The Fosseway and Ridgeway. The area also provides many opportunities cycling and is on Wiltshire Cycle Way.

Children’s Favourites

Longleat Animal Park, Bristol Zoo, Wookey Hole Caves, Bowood Adventure Playground, Swindon Oasis Swimming Pool with artificial waves, Ten Pin Bowling and The Railway Museum. There is a Children’s playground in the Sports Ground a few minutes walk from the cottage.

Places To Visit In The Area

Local National Trust Properties

Swimming

Corsham (2 miles), Chippenham, Bradford-on-avon, Bath Leisure Centre

Golf

Water Sports