Book an idyllic rural retreat break in East Knoyle and enjoy the delights of rural Wiltshire. Set within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB, East Knoyle and the surrounding area has charm, beauty and connections to historic figures. Celebrated architect, Sir Christopher Wren was born in the village in 1632, and Jane Seymour, one of Henry VIII's wives, also called it home.
What East Knoyle offers for Cottage Breaks
Amenities include the thatched 15th century pub and a volunteer-run shop/post office, which was opened by local author, the late Terry Pratchett. As well as everyday produce, this shop is the place to get tickets for local events whilst on a cottage break. St. Mary's Church dates back to Saxon times and is very attractive on the outside and within.
Attractions to Discover Whilst Staying in a Country Cottage in East Knoyle
• East Knoyle is nine miles from the market town of Warminster, where many annual events take place. From there, you can go on to Shearwater Lake and indulge a passion for walking, biking, sailing or fishing.
• Other things to do nearby include experience the famous granite stone sculptures at Heaven's Gate, or visit Longleat Safari and Adventure Park. Longleat, in addition to the Safari Park, contains an adventure playground and castle and Longleat House, dating from the 16th century.
• Salisbury is 15 miles from the village, where you will find the elegant cathedral, which contains one of the original Magna Carta manuscripts, museums, a market and independent shops.
With so many things to see and do close to East Knoyle, this village could be perfect for a relaxing rural cottage break or for a busy sightseeing holiday if you choose.
Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in East Knoyle, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in Wiltshire.