The Dovecote


5.8 miles NW of Chippenham | Sleeps 2 + cot

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearby pub

Centrally located in the pretty Wiltshire village of Grittleston, The Neeld Arms is a 17th century stone built country Free House, popular with locals and visitors alike. Cosy interiors and a roaring log fire keep you warm in winter and food is home made and freshly prepared.

Nearby beach

With extensive parklands, adventure activities and a sandy beach, this is a great place for a day out with all the family. Ticket entry includes parking, access to the beach, kids play area and the parkland. See their website for other activities and to book tickets.

Nearby walk

Thanks to we can bring you this delightful four mile stroll which starts in the centre of the village at the pub and takes you through surrounding countryside.

Nearby town

Found six miles northwest of Chippenham, Grittleton is a pretty village with a pub and village hall, surrounded by glorious Wiltshire countryside.

Also nearby

The Salutation Inn is a traditional country pub with cosy interiors and impressive open fireplaces. There is a large garden for al fresco dining in summer and the menu includes classic pub dishes.

Locatged in 365 acres of beautiful countryside, The Manor House Golf Club is an 18-hole, championship colf course with on site club house for refreshments. Take a look at their website for further details.

Whether you are looking to race or watch, Castle Coombe has something for everyone. Take a look at their website for a full calendar of events and experience days.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Visit the world-famous gardens at Stourhead and sit amongst tranquil scenes. Described as ‘a living work of art’, the gardens lead visitors on a breath-taking journey. Spend a while in the 18th Century Palladian villa and Hoare family home, before wending your way around the grounds, falling in love with the beautifully thought out landscapes and classical architecture.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2021

Beautiful landscapes to explore

A short drive away and you're in the impressive landscape of Stourhead, with its magnificent trees, lake and iconic garden structures. We visited early November when the autumn colours were blazing. A perfect morning out, whether for a lazy amble round the lake or exploring the footpaths to viewpoints and monuments. Good National Trust cafe and shop too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

A highlight of our 5 night stay

We stayed in nearby Nunney for 5 nights. Stourhead was definitely our top pick. On a sunny day it was absolutely beautiful. The scenery is stunning and it was nice to have a well-earned ice-cream in the pretty courtyard of the pub after a good walk. There are plenty of spots for taking beautiful pictures. We'd be interested to return one Autumn or see it covered in snow too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2014


This is the most beautiful place you can imagine - the walk around the lake, dropping into the various buildings and grottoes, is breathtaking. All I can say is you really must visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2013


A wonderful must in Dorset. Great gardens and interesting house. Well worth a visit.

Burton Farm Shop has a fabulous selection of fresh, local produce including meat, dairy produce, flowers and gifts. There is also a country kitchen, perfect for refreshments throughout the day.

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