The Market Town of Malmesbury is located 5 miles south east of Tetbury. The town offers a wealth of 17th and 18th century buildings, many of which are now host to bright and friendly shops and inns. The town is famous for its 7th century Abbey and the Abbey Gardens including its extensive collection of roses.
Malmesbury offers easy access to everything the south Cotswolds has to offer in the form of visitor attractions. Eventing at the Badminton Horse Trials or the Festival of British Eventing; National Hunt racing at the Cheltenham Festival; hunting with the Beaufort or Vale of White Horse; polo at the Beaufort or Cirencester Park polo clubs.
For the less country pursuit minded there are a wealth of other local attractions such as Westonbirt Arboretum; Highgrove and Abbey House Gardens or the annual Womad Festival.
Malmesbury boasts the oldest borough charter in the country and with its Abbey draws visitors year round from far and wide; whilst the ancient wool marketing town of Tetbury is a major antiques centre with over 30 antique shops in its environs.
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THE OLDEST HOTEL IN ENGLAND
England’s oldest hotel (from 1220) in England’s first capital offers quintessentially English service and hospitality. Experience levels of service that you would find hard to better anywhere in England.
The highly rated Old Bell, reputed to be England's oldest purpose-built hotel, is adjacent to the famous Abbey in the historic town of Malmesbury, on the edge of the Cotswolds, 5 miles from Junction 17 of the M4 motorway and near Chippenham.
The Old Bell is steeped in character with log fires, paintings, stone-walls and period furniture. The bedrooms are individually furnished: those in the main house are more period in character, some with beams and fireplaces; those in the Coach House have a light and airy feel to them.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.
Whatley Manor offers opulent 5-star accommodation in a restored 19th Century Cotswold manor house, where it boasts Michelin-starred cuisine in The Dining Room, and one of the country’s top spas — the Aquarias. The manor is three miles from Malmesbury Town and Malmesbury Abbey, as well as Westonbirt Arboretum, and ten miles from Castle Combe.
All rooms and suites are individually designed and luxuriously furnished, and come with a minimum standard of L’Occitaine amenities, Bang & Olufsen audio and visual fittings, complimentary Wi-Fi and DVD library access.
The manor features 12 acres of manicured gardens, a 40 seat cinema, and function space, while valet parking is included in room rates.
Complimentary English and continental breakfasts are served daily, and Le Mazot brasserie is open for lunch and dinner service.
Whatley Manor is about 35 minutes’ drive away from Bristol and Bath.
Traditional Cotswold farmhouse furnished to the highest
standard. Lovely gardens with stream and tennis court. Delicious breakfasts, close
to excellent pub.
A traditional Cotswold farmhouse on the Wiltshire & Gloucestershire borders.
It is set in a large garden with a stream and lovely sunny terrace. There is also
a tennis court for the use of guests. It is furnished to a high standard with a comfortable
sitting room and an elegant dining room in which a delicious breakfast is served.
There is an excellent pub within ½ mile and the accommodation is set amidst
attractive countryside on the edge of a network of footpaths which lead to neighbouring
villages and beyond.
There are many places of interest to visit in the surrounding area. The nearest
being Malmesbury which is England's oldest borough and is dominated by the Abbey
and its gardens which feature hundreds of different varieties of roses. Also within
easy reach is Westonbirt Aboretum, famous for its Autumn colours.
Tariff - Bed and Breakfast per night - Double/Twin from £70.00, Single from £45.00
Located in the village of Brokenborough 2 miles from Malmesbury and 18 miles from Bath.
The Horse Guards features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Very friendly hosts and staff.
The delightful large bedrooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.
There is luggage storage space at the property.
Bristol is 23 miles from The Horse Guards, and Cheltenham is 21 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Bristol Airport, 29 miles from The Horse Guards.
Guests praise The Horse Guards for its exceptional service.
This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Brokenborough! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.