What to do in the area

There is so much to discover in the immediate area surrounding Fosse Farmhouse that it really is worth staying a little longer to see them all.

Here are some of our favourites:

Castle Combe – the prettiest village in the Cotswolds.  Follow the footpath from our door and after a 30 minute walk through spectacular countryside you will arrive in this picture postcard village.  Used as a location for many major feature films including Harry Potter, Stardust and this year Wolfman starring Sir Anthony Hopkins.

Lacock – a charming National Trust Village with Abbey and Fox Talbot photographic museum.  15 minutes drive. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Bowood House: Privately owned by the Earl of Shelbourne Bowood House and gardens are open to the public.  One of the best adventure playgrounds in England can be found in the grounds providing hours of family fun.  15 minutes drive. www.bowood.org.

Thermae Bath Spa – just a 20 minute drive to Bath and you and the family can relax in the hot thermal spring waters of the Thermae Bath Spa.  Day tickets and three hour sessions available.  www.thermaebathspa.com

Longleat Safari Park – following  the huge popularity of the BBC’S Animal Park series this has to be one of the best children’s attractions in the country!  Forty five minutes drive from Fosse Farmhouse, Family tickets available. www.longleat.co.uk

Castle Combe Circuit – a popular motor racing venue with events held throughout the year and only 10 minutes drive www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk  Kart Track/Skid Pan/4wd @ Castle Combe www.combe-events.co.uk

The Badminton Horse Trials – held annually in the Grounds of Badminton House the home of the Duke of Beaufort during the first weekend in May just 15 minutes drive. http://www.badminton-horse.co.uk/

Grittleton House and The Manor House – two popular wedding venues 10 minutes drive.

Westonbirt – The National Arboretum, 30 minutes drive. www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt

Stonehenge – A one hour drive.  www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The Cotswolds.  www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk

For sight seeing tours of the area by minibus in small groups contact Mad Max Tours www.madmaxtours.co.uk

Individual guided tours to Stonehenge and Avebury by a fully qualified and experienced archaeologist contact Expert Tours. www.expert-tours.co.uk

Recommended Taxi company: J J’s Taxis 01249 446436

Regional tourist information – www.visitwiltshire.co.uk

Local information – Chippenham Tourist Centre – Tel: 01249 665970

Thermae Bath Spa


Castle Combe golf corse


bowood house

Castle Combe go karting

Castle Combe race circuit

Bowood house

Fosse Farmhouse Guest Accommodation,  Nettleton Shrub,  Nr Castle Combe, Wilts SN14 7NJ 
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