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Highlights in Wiltshire
- Stunning countryside
- Rolling hills
- Magnificent monuments
- Traditional teahouses
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Wiltshire
Does a holiday set in the rolling English countryside, with the baas of sheep outside your bedroom window and manor houses and ancient monuments on your doorstep sound just ideal? If so, Wiltshire is the perfect destination for you! Wake up in your holiday rental and look out at the extraordinary beauty of the North Wessex Downs to the east of Wiltshire, or find a letting near the history and grandeur of the city of Salisbury in the south. Your wonderful Wiltshire holiday is just a click away!Quaint Wiltshire holiday rentals
Wiltshire’s delightful and charming villages offer holiday lettings with such charm and character! Look out for thatched properties with white painted walls and black timber frames. Enjoy a slow morning breakfast in a pretty garden or with a riverside vista. For those seeking a little more opulence or a truly special break, look out for holiday lettings in country manor houses set within private grounds!
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The area and getting around
Easily accessed off the M4 motorway, Wiltshire is barely a two-hour drive from London, and easily reached from the main airports of the south. Landlocked Wiltshire has a temperate climate making it lush and green, and a significant amount of its land is categorised as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Cotswalds to the north, Cranborne Chase to the south and the North Wessex Downs to the east are all registered as AONB. The most delightful country villages are dotted around the county. The houses and buildings in Lacock, near Chippenham, are almost exclusively owned by the National Trust, with many being examples of fine 14th century England’s architecture.Wiltshire’s ancient buildings and structures
Previously one of the wealthiest and most important places in the world, Wiltshire has a rich industrial heritage. Visit the valleys created by the River Ribble where many of the mills used to be part of the cloth making industry. See how the cotton mills drove the economy, and led to the whole area’s prosperity. Castle Combe, a village in the west, is often referred to as England’s prettiest village. It sits on the Bybrook river, which meanders past the houses reflecting the trees and flowers growing by the riverside.
Travellers and activities
Home to some extraordinary restaurants, Wiltshire is sure to delight foodies of all budgets. The Kitchen, at Widbrook Grange in Bradford on Avon is an outstanding venue for a really special traditional English afternoon tea. For a truly fine dining experience, look no further than the exquisite Les Mirabelles Restaurant in Normansland, offering luxury French cuisine for both lunch and dinner. If high-end luxury isn’t your thing, explore the little cafes in the Wiltshire villages, many with sweet outdoor garden spaces. Relax and soak in the sunshine and enjoy tea and cake on a summer’s afternoon!Wiltshire for history buffs
Packed with monuments and manor houses from the past few centuries to prehistoric times, Wiltshire’s historical sites take you back to times gone by. World-renowned Stonehenge can be found in Wiltshire, as is the largest stone circle on the planet, Avebury. Tudor manor houses, Salisbury cathedral and the medieval village of Lacock are just some of the incredible and unique windows into the past that Wiltshire would be delighted to share with you.
In Cricklade, just off the high street, there is a sign that says “In 1832 on this spot nothing happened!”
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To this day, no one knows how the giant stones in this famous circle were erected, never mind how they were brought to Wiltshire from Wales. One of the UK’s most iconic monuments is here for you to enjoy.2. Wander through Capability Brown’s creations
The gardens and parklands of Bowood House are a testament to the skill and creativity of the ever-great Capability Brown. The house itself is a stunning Grade 1 listed Georgian property and a joy to visit.3. See the start of English justice
The great city of Salisbury is home to one of just four existing copies of the Magna Carta, and considered to be the copy in the best condition. Housed in the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, this makes for a truly historic day out.4. Go up the downs
The ‘downs’ are actually up, rolling hills over chalky land, and some of the most beautiful British countryside. Perfect for a day out walking in quintessential English nature.5. Wonder at the Westbury White Horse
A carving in the earth of a horse cut deep into the chalk hillside on Salisbury Plain. The true history and age of the Horse is unknown, but its beauty and splendour are there for all to see.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Wiltshire
How much did it cost for a holiday rental in Wiltshire last year?
Last year revealed that Wiltshire has an annual average price of £155 per night.
When can you get the best deals on holiday rentals in Wiltshire?
Those who want to be budget-friendly should visit Wiltshire in March, May, and February which are the months that offer the best discounts, with average prices of £141, £146, and £148 per night, respectively, based on prices from the previous year.
In which months is it more expensive to rent a holiday letting in Wiltshire?
Following the data observed last year, the cost per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of August (£171), July (£165), and October (£160).
Is Wiltshire a good location for a last-minute getaway?
If you decide to discover Wiltshire, we recommend organising your travels long before you go because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average occupation of 85% in the previous year.
What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?
In the previous year, the months with more free accommodation in Wiltshire were January, October, and March with average availabilities of 27%, 22% and 20%, respectively. However, even during the months when the availability is the highest, the average is only 23%. It would be a good idea to always prepare your holiday to Wiltshire in advance.
During which months are there fewer rentals available in Wiltshire?
The most popular months in Wiltshire are, in order, August (with 5% of available rentals), July (6%), and September (9%). During these three months, availability is really low (7%). Due to this, it is better to reserve as soon as possible.
Are there many holiday rentals in Wiltshire?
Our inventory contains approximately 810 properties from 11 partners.