Thursday, 19 April 2012

A Visit to Wiltshire

I was lucky enough to be treated to a trip away in Wiltshire a couple of weeks ago for my Birthday.

 I must show you what we got up to and the photographs of the 'Old Stables' at Crockerton House B&B where we stayed, it was amazing!

Castle Combe

The lovely town of Castle Combe.
A view of the town.

Old telephone box.

The cottages are so pretty, its like a chocolate box town. Unspoilt.

The men in my life! Guy and our dog Hugo.


 We had been told about Lacock by a friend at RawXclusive. Its always good to be recommended places by friends as you know it must be nice if they have been.

Lacock is a village in Wiltshire, England, 3 miles (5 km) from the town of Chippenham. The village is owned almost in its entirety by the National Trust, and attracts many visitors by virtue of its unspoiled appearance.

The village has also been used as a film and television set, notably for the 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice, the 2007 BBC production of Cranford. It has also made brief appearances in the Harry Potter films Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Lacock Pottery

Give me a bit Dad!

Flowers for sale.

Traditional cottage.

Old Bench.

The Old Stables.
Crockerton House is a luxury B&B in Crockerton. We stayed in the newly developed self catering holiday cottage, which has been beautifully converted. It is secluded in a lovely rural location with wonderful views of the Wylye Valley. The Old Stables are a perfect hideaway for couples looking to leave behind the stress of their daily lives and unwind in peaceful and luxurious surroundings. 

The Living Room

The Kitchen/Dining Room.
The Bedroom.

Hugo enjoying a sit down after a long drive.

A walk in the woods

We as always can never relax and wanted to do as much as possible. We were in a really good spot central to everywhere we wanted to go. 
Below are a few shots of some of the places we stopped off at along the way.

Gold Hill in Shaftsbury featured in the Hovis Advert.

I'll just rest on this railing a minute!

Guy doesn't look very happy to be climbing this hill.

Shaftsbury was a beautiful place to visit, its just a shame we got there early on a Sunday because all the small independants seemed closed. We will have to go again!

To be continued...


  1. Looks like the perfect English village.
    Shame the shops were closed!!

    1. Hi Liz,

      Thanks for the comment.

      Yeah it was a lovely village kind of ruined by charity shops. Such a shame really. Definately worth a visit tho, but take your walking boots to get up that famous hill!


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