Whether you are staying at our luxury bed and breakfast, Crockerton House, in the south or the extraordinarily beautiful Dauntsey Park House in the north of the county, Wiltshire is a county of breathtaking natural beauty and home to a world class collection of beautiful stately homes and horticultural gems.
Stourhead's harmonic vistas - especially the classic view of the Turf Bridge, lake and Pantheon on the opposite shore - seem to epitomise the county as a whole. This outstanding stately home, one of Wiltshire's finest 18th-century landscaped gardens, is a mix of formal and informal features. And at Stourhead's heart lies a Palladian mansion filled with glittering furnishings and object d'art.
At Bowood House and Gardens, master landscaper 'Capability' Brown created a flowing mix of woodlands and lawns sloping down to a lake, overlooked by the formal terraces of an imposing stately home. Bowood has an all-round appeal, for set amongst its woods is an imaginatively designed Adventure Playground for younger visitors.
Longleat is a beautiful stately home in Wiltshire and also attracts a family audience. The house, seat of the Marquess of Bath, is surrounded by magnificent grounds that again bear the mark of industrious 18th-century landscaper 'Capability' Brown.
Wilton House is another stately home in Wiltshire. Here, the magnificent 450-year-old house - seen in films such as Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice - stands amongst parklands, woodlands and water gardens.
Lydiard House and Park near Swindon is a Georgian jewel. With its formal parkland, pasture, beautiful woodland walks, avenues and lake, it still retains the grand design of its 18th-century heyday.
The Larmer Tree gardens in the south of the county were originally designed as pleasure grounds for 'public enlightenment and entertainment' and are recognised by English Heritage as a garden of national importance.
Summer is upon us. Book your luxury bed and breakfast in Wiltshire and enjoy its magnificent collection of houses and gardens.
15th May 2013 10:00:00
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