Only a few minutes down the road from Bedwyn, is the heavenly hamlet of Crofton. It’s surrounded by farmland and is very rural and pretty. Crofton Lodge has been the family home for the Burch family for decades now, and you can go get a slice of the country life for a few nights staying there. There is a beautiful big breakfast room overlooking the garden and pool, a very comfortable sitting room for guests, and a range of spacious, well appointed rooms upstairs. Breakfast is included and dinner can also be provided for weary cyclists and ramblers who arrive via the Kennet & Avon canal (only 2 minutes walk away.)
Just beyond the edge of Great Bedwyn, sits a converted barn which has recently opened up as a holiday house for visitors to the area. It is very tastefully decorated, with a big open plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen downstairs. Upstairs are two very comfortable looking bedrooms which share a loo. Breakfast is provided on the first morning of your stay, making for an easy transition into your holiday here. There is a climbing frame, swing set and trampoline to keep children busy, let alone stunning local walks and views over the paddocks.
Alternatively, you can stay in one of our neighbouring villages Shalbourne - a picture perfect English country village with its own village shop, pub and a very busy calendar of summer events, fairs and community activities. In the heart of this village sits an absolutely stunning converted farmhouse with enormous old beams dating from the 1300s made of Savernake oak. Rozzie is a wonderful host and can provide guests with 2 bedrooms, a sweet children’s room with bunk beds, an outdoor heated swimming pool and of course a home cooked brekkie. If you are travelling down to the coast from London, it can be an excellent stopping off point. And it’s also worth noting that there is a fantastic barn on the property which can be rented out for meetings, private dinners and such. http://www.westcourtfarm.com
Lastly, we paid a visit to Duck Cottage down the road from us in Oxenwood. Set amongst beautiful farmland, we thought this looked a particularly stylish holiday cottage and the setting could not be more idyllic. Also child -friendly. www.theduckcottage.co.uk
Hopefully this has been a helpful resource for people wanting to stay in the area. We’ll upload the info to our website so you can always check back when friends are looking somewhere locally.
The Three Tuns
1 High Street, Great Bedwyn
Wiltshire SN8 3NU
01672 870 280