West View House is ideally located for exploring Wiltshire and beyond. This is the centre of crop circle country and there are many Neolithic sites to visit and explore. Within easy reach of Bath, Marlborough, Longleat, Stonehenge, Avebury, Salisbury, Stourhead, Lacock and many other beautiful, as well as interesting places to visit. Situated in the centre of this thriving market town but set in an extremely quiet area, West View House has been completely renovated in the last four years. It has 3 bedrooms, which sleep 7 people, kitchen, sitting room, cloakroom, utility room, a family bathroom and a shower room. Unlimited wireless broadband is available throughout the house.
West View House is close to all amenities; pubs, restaurants, shops including supermarkets etc. We have a small but well used cinema, leisure centre and a museum.
All main rooms are south/west facing so are bright and sunny all day.
The house has an entrance hall leading to the kitchen and the third bedroom. There is a very well equipped McCarron and Co kitchen with granite worktops and Miele oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, steamer, hob, extractor and a radio. From the kitchen there is a comfortable sitting room with TV, DVD player with dvd's, two sofas, arm chair and tables. Beyond the kitchen is the back hall leading to a spacious cloak room with toilet and hand basin and utility room with Miele washing machine, clothes airer, iron, ironing board etc.
The upper landing is large and has a sofa to quietly relax or view St John's Church built in the Norman era.
There are two large bedrooms, one with a king size bed (5') . The second has a king bed (5') and a single bed (3') - ideal for families! The third bedroom is downstairs and has a double bed (4' 6'') All bedrooms are supplied with a hair dryer. Two bedrooms have radio/alarms.
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 well equipped throughout and we supply everything to make our guests stay enjoyable and comfortable. All linen and towels are supplied along with tea towels etc. The dresser in the main hall contains many books and games, as well as guide books, maps etc. You will find toilet rolls, kitchen roll, dishwasher tabs, washing tabs, fabric softener, washing up liquid are all provided to get you started; plenty for a short stay! You will also find coffee, tea bags, sugar, salt and pepper.
West View House is south facing, so very light and sunny, with views to the Victorian castle. The garden is not huge but has table and chairs as well as comfortable chairs. There is also a washing line.
The drive is large and provides ample parking for two to three cars.
We are very happy to accept bookings all year round and are flexible with arrival/departure days. Short term bookings of two or more nights are accepted as well as long term stays. Families with children of any age are welcome and we provide a cot and high chair.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 shower room and 1 toilet only|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Bournmouth 95 km|
|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|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (1), Cots available (2), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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.