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Goodness, it's a year since the Covid - 19 pandemic beset the world, the UK and all of us. Like you we had no idea where it would all lead. In 15 years of welcoming guests to Coachmans Cottage, 2020 was a first in that we only had 4 nights booked out to guests, and they stayed in the week before the UK went into lock down. Something that none of us had ever dreamed possible in a free country. We s...

Owner of Coachmans Holiday Cottage, a Bath Self Catering member, persuades fellow residents of Steeple Ashton in Wiltshire to become the first “Village Destination Ambassador” on the Great West Way, following the Great West Way’s first presentation in a sitting room. A Steeple Ashton resident and holiday cottage owner thought that the charming conservation village of Steeple Ashton in Wiltshire, c...

September 1st heralds the first day of Autumn, or, as I prefer to think, the dawning of an Indian Summer. There is still so much to see and enjoy whilst staying here in Wiltshire before the clocks go back and the evenings turn to dark. The sun is now lower in the sky, and the vibrant light of summer is giving way to the mellowness associated with the sweet scent of apples and pears ripening on the...

Steeple Ashton, loaded with charm and beauty, really is a Quintessential Wiltshire Village, and this is what makes to so.... Do you wonder why Steeple Ashton is referred to as “Quintessential”? The dictionary tells us it means “representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class” We are a metaphoric island of 343 properties… Surrounded by green fields, no less than 2 miles wide…...

Farleigh Hungerford Castle enchants all who visit, located in a beautiful valley of the river Frome, on the border between Wiltshire and Somerset where the beautiful surrounding countryside is a paradise for walkers. Started in the 14th century, some 700 years ago The fortified mansion was occupied for 300 years by the remarkable Hungerford Family whose intriguing, and sometimes gruesome past can ...
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