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Jane Walters
Barn Cottages at Lacock
Notton Park
Lacock , Wiltshire , SN15 2NG UK
01249 730013
holiday accommodation, self-catering holiday cottages

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Tel: 01249-730013 Mob: 07966-553194. 
Address: Jane Walters, The Barn, Notton Park, Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2NG


Things to Do

We are perfectly situated for many different activities and places to visit, wet or dry, young or old, at any time of the year. We are within a short drive of Lacock, within easy reach of three World Heritage Sites, including Bath,and well placed for touring the rest of Wiltshire and the Cotswolds. It is even possible to go to London for the day. There are many country pubs and restaurants nearby and the area is blessed with lovely walks and cycling. The cottages contain comprehensive information on activities and local amenities and we are always delighted to help you in offering advice based on our own experiences.

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Roman Baths

For Film Buffs
What's on in Bath
What's on in Wiltshire


A World Heritage City with the world famous Roman Baths and Pump Rooms. The architecture is fascinating from the medieval Abbey to the Georgian buildings of the Royal Crescent and The Circus. The shopping is fantastic, there are a wide range of restaurants and the Theatre Royal hosts many a pre West End run. There are plenty of museums and art galleries.Festivals throughout the year such as the Bath Festival and the Bath Film Festival make it an interesting destination at any time. Thermae Bath Spa adds another ‘must’ for visitors. The Jane Austen Centre

offers a fascinating insight into the Regency world of Bath's most famous author. If you enjoy team games, puzzles and code-breaking, the Bath Escape Rooms provide a fun group activity.

The Bath Royal Scientific and Literary Institute can be found in Queen Square. It has permanent exhibitions and evening talks, lectures and discussions most evenings often with the top academicians. Brilliant - and often free! Bath Royal Scientific and Literary Institute

Cranford scene in Lacock - a short walk from Barn Cottages at Lacock, Holiday Cottages near Bath


The National Trust Village is on our doorstep. Harry Potter was filmed here as was Dr. Thorne and Downton Abbey. Lacock Abbey is a National Trust Property, and the village houses The Fox Talbot Museum of Photography. Lacock Unlocked is a web resource.

Lacock Photography Courses offer excellent photography courses in Lacock itself...


A World Heritage Site consisting of monolithic standing stones dating back to 3000 BC. 2014 saw the opening of a long-awaited new visitor centre. We have had fantastic reports from recent guests. It is very popular and you may need to book.


Another World Heritage Site of standing stones dating back to BC. This is easily combined with a visit to Silbury Hill-largest man-made neolithic mound in Europe and West Kennet Long Barrow-an ancient burial site. The Cherhill White Horse can be seen nearby. It is run by the National Trust. It would also be possible to take in Marlborough, an attractive town with good shopping,


It is difficult to do the city justice here but attractions include Bristol Zoo which is great for all the family, and We The Curious which has a hands-on science museum, . There is also the SS Great Britain which received the prestigious Museum of the Year award in 2006. The Bristol Aquarium has a walk-through tunnel, a bay of rays and sharks.

Salisbury Cathedral - within easy access of Barn Cottages at Lacock, Holiday Cottages near Bath


An attractive City with an inspiring cathedral. If you enjoy team games, puzzles and code-breaking, the Salisbury Escape Rooms provide a fun group activity.


Wonderful University City  with its historic walled Colleges,  excellent museums (the Pitt-Rivers with shrunken heads amongst other treasures is very popular with kids) and traffic-free shopping centre. The newly refurbished Ashmolean Museum is superb - both the building itself and the exhibits.

Longleat Safari Park

Lions, baboon wolves, rhino, gorillas and seals to name but a few. Lots of other family friendly attractions including a maze, a railway and a great playground. For the adults there is the eccentric Lord Baths’ house.

Wells Cathedral

Wells Carnival - not too far from Barn Cottages at Lacock, Holiday Cottages near Bath

A beautiful cathedral by a river, an attractive small city, lovely places to walk and picnic. A trip here could be combined with a visit to Glastonbury to the famous Tor. Or for the carnival....

Wookey Hole

Interesting caves and fun family attractions. This could be ideal on a wet day.

Cheddar Gorge

Caves, Gorge and Jacob’s ladder are classic limestone scenery.

Cotswolds Classic English scenery and beautiful villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water



make a day in the Cotswolds an attractive option. It could be combined with a trip to Cirencester

with its excellent Corinium  Roman Museum and great shopping or to Chedworth Roman Villa

Local villages and Towns.

There are many villages and towns close to us that are well worth a visit. Below is short list together with the main attractions.


Corsham Court

is a stately home with lovely gardens and parkland.


itself has an appealing High Street with some lovely old weavers cottages and alms houses


is the oldest town in England. It has a splendid Abbey and the superb Abbey House Gardens(see below).


has a huge tithe barn, a tiny Saxon chapel, attractive town centre, canal walks, canoe, boat and cycle hire

Castle Combe

is the quintessential English village and was the port in the film Doctor Doolittle. Poirot, Robin of Sherwood and Stardust have also been filmed here. Most recently Stephen Spielberg's Warhorse was filmed here.


is a lovely village with pub next to a duckpond.


-there are many beautiful gardens to visit within easy reach. A few examples are;

Abbey House Gardens at Malmesbury - the largest private collection of roses in the country and was home to the ‘naked’ gardeners.

Stourhead near Warminster. This famous Palladian house garden needs little introduction.

The Courts, Holtnear Bradford-on-Avon - a National Trust Garden.

Iford also near Bradford is a grade 1 listed Italianate Garden and a wonderful setting for concerts.

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