West View House is ideally located for exploring Wiltshire and beyond. Right in the centre of this thriving market town and yet very quiet, West View House has been completely renovated in the last three years.
The house has an entrance hall leading to the kitchen and the third bedroom. The kitchen is a brand new McCarron and Co kitchen with granite worktops and Miele oven, microwave, steamer, hob, extractor and dishwasher. Leading from the kitchen there is a comfortable sitting room with TV, DVD, two sofas, arm chair and tables. Beyond the kitchen is the hall leading to a spacious cloak room and utility room with Miele washing machine then stairs to the upper floor.
The upper landing is huge (the size of many homes bedrooms). There are two large bedrooms, one with a 1,500 mm (5') wide bed. The second has a 1,500 mm (5') wide bed and a 900 mm (3') bed - ideal for families.
There is a shower room with shower, basin and W/C and a separate family bathroom with bath, basin and W/C.
The house is south facing with views to the Victorian castle to the right and from the landing St John's Norman church.
For views of Devizes, see: http://youtu.be/jIU3c_e6Nys
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bournmouth 95 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow, Luton, Gatwick, Bristol, Nearest railway: Chippenham, Great Bedwyne, Pewsey, westbury|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
Wiltshire and beyond!
Hundreds and thousands of people drive through Wiltshire and do not stop on their annual visit to the West Country. Many drive through the county on the M4 or A303
(north and south of Devizes)
Between these two main roads there is a wonderful collection of towns villages and attractions:
Bath - Roman baths, The Crescent, Unbelieveable Georgian and Victorian architecture.Read more at http://www.visitbath.co.uk and remember to check out the festival calendar as numerous food, literature and music festivals take place throughout the year.
Lacock - BBC filmed Pride and Prejudice 'town shots' here, Harry Potter (inside the Abbey. Cranford, The Other Boleyn Girl and Wolfman. The village dates back to the 13th century and it has remained largely unchanged with beautiful lime washed and stone houses.www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock
Castle Coombe - Original Doctor Doo-little (at the end of the film) filmed here. Plus one of the original 4 motor racing tracks - still used for racing today.
Marlborough - Widest street in England, beautiful Market town.
Hungerford - Very good Antique shops.
The Ridge Way - Starts in Wiltshire (oldest road in Britain)
The Wansdyke - Ancient pathway between north & south Wessex.
Stone Henge - World heritage site
Avebury - Ancient stone circle
Silbury Hill - Largest man made hill in Europe - by Avebury. We don't understand it either!
West Kennet Long Barrow - Neolithic burial ground. (It's free as are Avebury and Silbury Hill)
Savenake Forrest - east of Marlborough
Salisbury Plain - When the red flag isn't up fabulous for wild life, cycling and walking (Largest Army play ground in England).
Bradford Upon Avon - The town’s position on the Avon river gives it its magical appeal. It is an unspoilt market town which is just in the Cotswolds (most southern part) http://www.cotswolds.info/places/bradford-on-avon.shtml
Longleat Safari, Stately home, Theme park - A fantastic day out. Stately Home, safari and theme park. The beautiful Elizabethan stately home is set in 900 acres of landscaped parkland Visitors can enjoy incredibly close encounters with some of the world’s most amazing animals in the drive through Safari Park - Tigers, lions, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, wolves and monkeys are just some of the animals to look out for.
Stourhead Gardens - A World Heritage site. Outstanding stately home and garden. The world-famous gardens with it central lake and classical temples are beautiful at any time of year. The palladium mansion is filled with Georgian treasures, Chippendale furniture and fine paintings. And there are stunning woodland walks, enchanting temples, monuments and rare planting around a tranquil lake.See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stourhead for more information.
Salisbury - Town and beautiful Cathederal. The sight of Salisbury Cathedral spire never fails to impress: soaring a breathtaking 123 metres (404 feet) into the sky, it is visible from every direction, dominating the landscape for many miles around. it is arguably the finest example of the Early English Gothic style of architecture in Britain. (South of A 3030)
New Forrest - South of Salisbury.(South of A 3030)
Devizes - Norman Church, Victorian Castle, The largest flight of locks on Kennet and Avon Canal, any where in the country. Home to Wadworth's - been brewing beer in the town for over a 100 years. The beer is still delivered by 'Dray Horse' every week day in the town center.
Devizes is an historic market town with roots in it's medieval past. The town enjoys a rich heritage of fine Georgian houses and a Victorian century castle built on the site of a Norman stronghold.
The town has the Wiltshire Heritage Museum, it is home to outstanding collections tracing the history of Wiltshire over the last 6,000 years.
During the 17th century another mighty confrontation took place at Roundway Down, just outside the town, when Royalist forces soundly defeated Cromwell's troops (2,000 men were killed on one day). Richard Burton's last film George Orwell's 1984 - the outside scenes were filmed on Roundway hill. The hill is also great for mountain biking and walking.
Devizes as a town has retained its individuality and offers enchanting cobbled alleyways with specialist retailers, cafes and traditional pubs. A weekly market is held in the Market Place every Thursday.
Wadworth's celebrated brewery remains in its original town location. Beer is delivered during the week with the famous 'Wadworth Dray Horses' The brewery has recently opened a Visitor Centre and tours of the site are also offered.
During the year events include the Devizes Festival of arts in June, Devizes Carnival in early September, the Food and Drink Festival in July and the Christmas Festival featuring a parade of hundreds of lanterns, held on the last Friday of November.
The Kennet & Avon canal passes through the town and the famous flight of 29 locks are easily accessible on foot and is a wonderful walk or again a great place to leave the town away from cars on a bike.