Self catering holiday cottages in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England
Book a holiday cottage in Amesbury, a small but stylish Wiltshire town and you will be just two miles away from Stonehenge. Here you can walk in the footsteps of prehistoric man in an atmosphere seeped in magic and mystery…this is iconic Stonehenge. Dating back over 5000 years and taking almost 1500 years to assemble, these stones were carried 140 miles to this exact spot using only basic tools and without the use of pulleys and hydraulic equipment. The Visitor Centre gives an account of how and why these stones were erected but historians have never found any written documentation to substantiate the many theories which surround the reason for these stones. This makes Stonehenge even more mysterious and intriguing. Children love the exhibitions especially the reconstructed face of a Neolithic man who was buried just 1.5 miles from Stonehenge, 5,500 years ago. There are also a further 250 Stone-age artefacts presented in lighted displays which show just how basic life was back then.
Hints and Tips on Cottage Holidays in Amesbury
With self-catering accommodation to use as a base, explore Amesbury and its surroundings at your leisure, knowing that you can return to your cottage or holiday apartment whenever you are tired or hungry. Save a fortune on snacks and meals out. This is especially valuable for families with children. There are lots of cottages or lodges to rent, some small, others large enough to accept big groups.
A fun challenge during your Amesbury self-catering break
If you fancy a challenge of your own during your holiday, why not visit the Stonehenge Miniature Golf Centre. It is said that every shot is capable of a hole in one! This is not crazy golf this is a game of skill and judgement where a good eye and good hand co-ordination will ‘put’ you in good stead. Clubs and balls are included and you can choose from a 3, 9 or 16 holed course. If the kids like it, this could be the start of something big!
Woodhenge is certainly worth rounding off a visit to Amesbury. Here, the emphasis is on low ley promotion but high key interest. Situated to the east of Stonehenge, you will find six concrete bollards positioned exactly as they would have stood 3000 years ago. As you walk along the footpath leading to Woodhenge, you can see Stonehenge staring back at you in the distance, this adds to that feeling of mystery and spirituality. A perfect place for a lovely walk with the kids, the dog can come too plus it is free of charge! Cast your eyes across that beautiful landscape and you will see just how amazing the world would have looked all those epochs ago. If you loved Stonehenge and you want to see more ancient history, Woodhenge will keep you fulfilled, mystified and sustained.
View a list of holiday homes to rent in and near Amersbury. Find somewhere special that will make a holiday in Amesbury unforgettable.
Featured Country cottages near Amesbury Wiltshire:
2 bedroom Bungalow, Salisbury.
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Set in the rural countryside of Wiltshire along a country track and only five miles away from Stonehenge, this holiday bungalow with south facing garden and patio is the perfect spot for keen walkers and cyclists with many paths and routes accessible from the front door.
Special features: free internet access.
2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.
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Good quality 2 bedroom barn conversion where one pet dog is welcome, with wooden beams, a king-size master bedroom complete with en-suite bathroom featuring a Jacuzzi bath this is a relaxing place to stay on a working farm in North Wiltshire.
|from 29 March to 30 March 20 from 04 April to 07 April 20|
8 bedroom Castle and Clock House, West Country.
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Unique 6 bedroom castle and 2 bedroom clock house to rent near Bath set in extensive grounds, sleeping up to 16 people (the castle sleeps 12 and the clock house sleeps 4).
Special features: free internet access, games room.
|from 29 March to 06 April 20 from 10 April to 17 April 20|
6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.
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Large holiday cottage which is both family-friendly and dog-friendly with a games room, a private hot tub and private indoor heated swimming pool to keep you entertained during your stay, all within private gardens from which you can enjoy countryside views.
Special features: free internet access, pool (On site), games room, indoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.
|from 29 March to 01 April 20 from 08 April to 10 April 20|
6 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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Superb 6 bedroom country house with beautiful stylish interior and fantastic outdoor swimming pool, nestled by private woodlands, just 10 minutes’ drive from the historical spa city of Bath.
Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool in the gardens. Open March to September only ), games room.