Vale of Wardour, Wiltshire

As the winter draws in, we often dream about snuggling up on a comfy chair in front of a fireplace. With lots of cosy cottages, grand hotels and country inns you can do just that. We’ve put together a selection of places you can stay in Wiltshire where you can get toasty…

1. Queenwood Lodge

Hire your own private lodge on the Bowood estate with friends and family and relax in front of the fire with a glass of wine. The lodge also comes with its own private chef.

Meadowbank House B&B

2. Meadowbank House Bed & Breakfast

Warm up after a busy day exploring the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty by using the guests’ lounge at Meadowbank House Bed & Breakfast in the small village of Liddington.

3. The Red Lion Hotel

Indulge in a cream tea in front of one of the fireplaces at Salisbury’s Red Lion Hotel. Soaked in history, this hotel is just a short walk from the Market Place and Salisbury’s shopping areas.

4. Church Steps

Could you get any more quintessentially English than a stay in an idyllic thatched cottage overlooking a village green? Sleeping up to 5 and also dog-friendly, Church Steps offers a rural retreat with a toasty wood burner.

5. Rollestone Manor

Conveniently located just a few miles from Stonehenge, Rollestone Manor is a restaurant with rooms. Guests can enjoy the lounge with its sociable atmosphere, where the fire is lit on a cold winter’s evening.

The Bell at Ramsbury

6. The Bell at Ramsbury

In the heart of the village of Ramsbury, The Bell has a welcoming atmosphere in its bar and restaurant areas and the chance to heat up after a brisk countryside walk or a visit to nearby Marlborough. What’s more, there are 9 rooms on site where you can make a break of it.

7. The Red Lion, Cricklade

Another Red Lion, this one is an award-winning inn with own micro-brewery in the heart of Cricklade. Accolades include British Pub of the Year 2013 and mentions in the Good Pub Guide. A welcoming place to visit after a walk along the nearby Thames Path.

8. Brunton Farmhouse

On the edge of the hamlet of Brunton, Brunton Farmhouse bed and breakfast has a walled garden, garden house and guest lounge (with homely fireplace) for residents to relax.

9. The Beckford Arms

Foodies will enjoy a break at The Beckford Arms in Fonthill Gifford with its snug fireplaces, locally sourced fare and cosy bedrooms.

Littleton Lodge

10. Littleton Lodge

The recently refurbished Littleton Lodge, near Devizes, offers its guests the chance to chill out (or warm up) in the Library. Play board games or read a good book in front of the open fire.

To find out more about places to stay in Wiltshire click here. Don’t forget to keep us posted on your warming photos by using #timeforwiltshire




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