We are in a quiet undiscovered corner of the West Country and The Barn is on the door step for Bowood House, Gardens, Spa and Golf Club. Within an easy 30 minute drive are great places to explore such as Tetbury, Avebury, Longleat or Bath. That is if you can tear yourself away from playing at Wood Farm!
Bowood House & Gardens (don’t miss the spring rhododendron gardens)
Bath, Bristol, Marlborough, Tetbury
Cinema - Chippenham, Swindon, Bristol, Bath
Theatre - Bath Theatre Royal, Bristol Old Vic & Tobacco Shed
Museums & Galleries - Bath, Bristol
Spas - Bowood, Lucknam Park, Calcut Manor, Whatley Manor
Walks - @itsawoodfarmlife has a Walks Highlight with a photo tour of a couple of local rambles.
The Foxham Inn, Foxham (walkable) 01249 740665 Turn left at the church in the centre of the village. Free House with good food menu and tables outside.
The Cross Keys, Bradenstoke (walkable) 01249 892894 Nice village pub with food on the far side of Lyneham. 1 hour walk on paths from Wood Farm.
The Wellesley Inn, Sutton Benger 01249 720664 Friendly, family run with nice food.
La Flambe, Sutton Benger 01249 720247 Gastro-pub in traditional old building – need to book
The Dumb Post, Bremhill 01249 813192 Old fashioned pub with traditional food. Warm fires in winter and a great garden with a view in summer.
The White Hart, Compton Bassett 01249 813118 Beautiful village pub with lovely food
The George and Dragon, Rowde 01380 723053 Ancient building. Has reputation for good fish. Close to the canal with the famous long series of locks.
Whatley Manor, Easton Grey 01666 822888 Michelin Starred restaurant
Lucknam Park, Colerne 01225 742777 Spa, brasserie & restaurants
The Manor House Hotel, Castle Combe 01249 782206 Restaurant & gardens
The Potting Shed, Crudwell 01666 577833 Beautiful Cotswold building and great brasserie style pub food.
The Rectory, Crudwell 01666 577194 The white tablecloth version of The Potting Shed.
Village Shop & Post Office Christian Malford & Sutton Benger
Large Tesco Calne, Small Tesco & Co-op Lyneham
Allington, Chippenham – a great place with butcher and deli plus pretty much everything with a small plant shop and café
Langley Nursery, Langley Burrell a small family run nursery
Great town for a mix of High St and independents
Good for boutique clothing, antiques and cafes
A small and charming centre of independent shops including Hobbs House Bakery (plus a Waitrose)
Larger town with low key high street but excellent charity shopping including Dorothy House & British Heart Foundation furniture stores.
Bath & Bristol
Great days out for culture, shopping and sport. Trains run from Chippenham where the parking is good (or Bath has Park & Ride).