see & do

Manor House Golf Club – 5 minutes drive away (click here for link)

The Manor House Golf Club’s magnificent setting in the rolling Cotswold countryside is unsurpassed. Its mature oak and beech trees, manicured fairways and hand-cut greens together with the river Bybrook meandering through the middle brings both drama and beauty to this 18 hole course. Offering a number of feature holes including the 17th, rated as one of the top ten par 3s in the world. The course is testing, yet fair and our guests benefit from preferential rates. To book contact hotel reception ask for the golf Pro and mention that you are our guests! The Manor House Golf Club will however send a golf cart for Mead Cottage guests who book a round of golf.

Stonehenge – 55 minutes away (click here for link)

This prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain dates from 3100 BC. It is considered to be the most important prehistoric structure in Europe. Although its purpose remains a mystery it is likely to have been a meeting place or a religious centre connected with astronomical observations. Today the stones have been surrounded by a protective fence. Visitors can look and listen to a recorded history of the stones but are no longer allowed to touch them.

Bath – 20 minutes drive away (click here for link)

The World Heritage Site of Bath and the beautiful countryside surrounding it is unique and unforgettable.

Badminton Horse Trials – 10 minutes away (click here for link)

The trials take place in May and are one of the toughest and most exciting equestrian events – the pinnacle of the worlds 3-Day-Event calendar. As the name suggests horses and riders complete the competition over 3 days, each day consisting of a different discipline or phase.

Castle Combe Skid Pan- 5 minutes drive away (click here for link)

Based in the grounds of the race circuit, Drive-Tech (also known as Castle Combe Skid Pan and Kart Track) offers a range of driving activities, combined activity corporate and driver training programmes for groups and individuals. Activities include: Skid control, 4×4 off road challenge, Karting (Grand Prix and Endurance) and Defence driving.

Castle Combe Race Circuit- 5 minutes drive away (click here for link)

Castle Combe Circuit opened just 18 months after Silverstone in the summer of 1950, making it one of the longest established circuits in the UK. Until 1999, the circuit followed its original layout, around the perimeter of the old air base.

Lucknam Park – 10 minutes away (click here for link)

Gorgeous hotel with brilliant spa facilities. There’s also Bowood House Hotel which does lovely spa days too.

Tetbury – has lots of lovely antique shops and places to eat etc.

Lacock – another incredibly beautiful village with Lacock Abbey and the Fox Talbot Museum:

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