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  Castle & Clock House - Wiltshire
Castle & Clock House - Wiltshire

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Be “King of the Castle” for a weekend! Large holiday cottage self catering for large groups. Stunning Grade II listed folly castle in Wiltshire in 2 acres of its own private landscaped gardens with a lake. Accommodation for 16 guests. Sleeps 12 in main castle and 4 in Clock House. Castle has six double bedrooms all with 4 poster beds, many en-suite. Suited for large groups with five communal rooms; Conservatory, Drawing Room, Great Hall, Study. Dining: Great Hall features long medieval table which accommodates up to 20 guests. Great for a banquet, medieval feast or murder mystery weekend. Lounge: Four sofas. Kitchen Country Cottage Style: All mod cons Inc dishwasher, Aga and granite worktops. Main features: Rupunzel's tower bedroom. Main turret with Observatory - star gazing. Tapestry panelled hallways in east and west wings. Feature for the elderly: Ground floor W/C and en-suite bedroom. Parkland teeming with wildlife. Secluded - nearest neighbour one mile. Ground mans Cottage (now Games Barn), free range chickens with eggs. The Summer House overlooking Duck Lake. Victorian resting shed. Fruit Orchard. Kids play area with swings and climbing frames. Walking distance: Old ruins, paddock, large fishing lake, woodlands. Ideally situated off A350 to discover Bath, Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Stourhead and Longleat House plus safari.

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Large Holiday Cottage: Sleeps 16
in Wiltshire near Somerset border


Large holiday cottage

What's Included: • Gas • Electric • Towels • Heating • Bedding

Heating System: Central Heating


OUTDOOR FACILITIES
Large holiday cottage features

• Landscaped gardens
• Natural grounds of 2 acres
• Total privacy – nearest neighbor 1 mile
• Garden furniture (chairs, tables, benches)
• BBQ and equipment
• Kids Play area - climbing frame, swings, rope ladder
• Summerhouse overlooking Duck lake
• Self contained accommodation for 4 on the grounds
• Small Orchard with apple and plum trees (seasonal)
• Lake – fish well stocked and other wildlife
• Chickens which lay eggs daily
• Games Cottage - pool, table football, darts, air-hockey and pinball
• Observatory in central turret
• Victorian Potting House with seating


APPLIANCES

Recently replaced

• Washing machine / dryer x 2
• Oil fired Aga – Castle
• Electric Cooker – Clock House
• Microwaves x 3
• Dishwasher
• Large Fridge x 2
• Chest Freezer
• Fridge Freezer


ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES

• Large TV – Castle
• TV – Clock House
• Freeview Digital Box (100+ channel)
• DVD Player x 2
• Video recorder x 2
• CD player x 3
• Radio / cassette player x 2
• Chess table and pieces


OTHER FACILITIES

• Electricity included
• Central heating included
• Oil included
• Linen and towels, tea towels and oven gloves included
• Power showers – Castle
• Shower – Clock House
• Detached properties
• Ample parking – 15 vehicles
• Nearest Shop 2 miles
• Catering services available
• Entertainment services available
• Eg Murder Mystery, Magicians etc
• Strictly No pets – disturbs wildlife sorry
• Open 365 days
• Public House 2 miles
• Rural location
• Short breaks all year round
• No smoking inside properties
• CCTV Protection System


ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

Low energy lighting wherever possible. Waste is deposited in one big wheely bin for your convenience. It is then taken to a recycling centre where it is sorted for you.


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0845 257 1510

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0117 230 9879

or

0117 904 2645



What to do near Long's Park Castle and Clock House

LACOCK: Lacock village is the only village that is completely under the care of The National Trust. The village and Abbey date back to the 1232 and remain largely untouched. You can still marvel at the lime washed, half timbered, stone buildings that make up Lacock. There is plenty for you to see and do in Lacock. You can shop at the many local craft and gift shops or stop to eat at the pub or tea rooms. Lacock Abbey is the perfect place to take your budding wizard as the Abbey was featured in two of the Harry Potter films.

STOURHEAD HOUSE & GARDENS: A spectacular 2,650 acre site with a Palladian manor jam packed with all sorts of Georgian treasures such as Chippendale furniture and fine art works. In Stourhead's magnificent gardens you will find great temples of homage and worship, many rare plant and flowers species plus two hill forts from the Iron Age. Enchanting monuments and glorious trees all set around a tranquil lake.

LONGLEAT HOUSE / SAFARI PARK: Longleat opened its doors in 1966, it was the first safari park outside of Africa, and the first of its kind anywhere in the world. This was because for the first time ever, wild animals could roam freely. An irony today as we the humans are trapped in our cars marvelling at their freedom. Drive through enclosures with lions, tigers, rhinos, monkey and giraffes. As well as visiting the animals there is plenty more your group can do. Longleat House is an absolute pleasure to see, with exhibits such as vintage clothing and furniture throughout the ages. In Longleat Gardens you'll find many rare flora and fauna in and around the perfectly manicured lawns. If you or the group are feeling adventurous then try Longleat's hedge maze.

STONEHENGE: The world's oldest monument and still the oldest stone circle known to man. Millions of visitors flock to this holy site every year. Come and see where so many lay-lines cross and feel the vibrant energy of this wonder of the world.

CHEDDAR GORGE: The home of the cheese, cheddar cheese that is. Whilst visiting cheddar you can watch some cheddar cheese being made in the oldie world You can also watch hard sweets being made and take some freebies home. The gorge to the north of Cheddar village is the largest in England and attracts more than 600,000 visitors each year. At its highest point it is a whopping 113 meters with a near vertical cliff face. The two main caves to explore are called Gough's and Cox's. It is believed that Gough's cave was used during medieval times to make cheese. Cheddar man also resides in the caves. At an incredible 9,000 years old, he is the oldest complete skeleton in the Britain today. Feeling hungry? Cheddar is also the only accredited cannibalistic site in the UK.

BATH: Where do we start? There are so many things to see and do in this great city. Bath is most famous for its Roman Baths where early wealthy Victorians would bath and wallow in it's supposedly health improving waters. Here you will see how the mineral rich natural hot springs were used for bathing and medicinal purposes. If you like pampering you like then look no further than the Bath Thermal Spa. Here the natural hot spring water used in the Roman Baths will be used in your treatments. Within the Roman Baths are the equally impressive pump rooms. Here you and your party can indulge in afternoon tea whilst in the back ground a string quartet plays relaxing music. You can also taste the spring water. No trip to Bath is complete without a trip to the Sally Lunn Tea Room. Here you must taste the traditionally made Bath Bun or Sally Lunn Bun. The American museum in Britain is also a nice little visit on the way back to the Manor. Here you can view the exhibits, the house and the gardens and take light refreshments. This is also a great place to buy traditional American recipes to spice up that Manor food.

WELLS CATHEDRAL: Wells Cathedral is home of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. He resides in the imposing Bishops Palace next to the Cathedral. Although this is primarily a place of worship, guided tours are available or you can just wander amongst the beautiful and most substantial collection of medieval stained glass windows. Let your group hear the ten bells ring. The ten bells are the heaviest collection in one place in the entire world. They are also unusual in the fact that the circle runs anti clockwise as opposed to the normal clockwise circle.

GLASTONBURY: Glastonbury is not just home to one of the greatest music festival in the world, its Tor is quite spectacular. This bulk of a hill towers up from Somerset's normally flat landscape to reveal a great place for surveying the area and possibly an enjoyable picnic. Glastonbury is also rumoured to be the home of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, Avalon. Glastonbury Abbey is the oldest Christian church "above ground" and was said to have been built to house no other than the Holy Grail. At the base of the Tor is the chalice well that has been in constant use for at least two thousand years.

WOOKEY HOLE AND CAVES: The world famous caves, underground lakes and rivers are a must. You can also explore the great history of man himself. These impressive caves, once inhabited by Cavemen were much later inhabited by the Celts. There are many other attractions including Britain's last surviving paper mill. Dinosaur Valley and Fairy Garden will delight the children, whilst the mirror maze and a Victorian penny arcade with real old pennies will amuse the elders.

EAST SOMERSET RAILWAY: This is a live working railway where one can take a fabulous trip through the countryside on a puffing steam train. Your group may wish to enjoy an evening of murder mystery on board one of the locomotives which if booked in advance you can actually dine on the trains. Alternatively they offer a great Sunday lunch and relaxing afternoon tea.

Other local quaint towns to visit include Warminster, Midsomer Norton, Westbury, Devizes and Farleigh Hungerford which is home to the famous castle.


We had a great time at the Castle Manor thanks for asking. Every day we had a different visitor from cows, deer, foxes, badgers and even a heron. Two peacocks flew in on the last day and blocked the drive, it was like they didn't want us to go. We will be back next year for mums 60th birthday.
Lisa South in Dorset


We had a great time staying at the castle. The teenagers loved Clock House they spent most of the weekend having their own holiday. The chickens entertained the little ones and the ladies picked the fruit and spent a day making plum jam and apple pies on your Aga. So in all, yes it was very good. As for me I did absolutely nothing! I just sat back, relaxed and watched it all.
David Aviemore in Poole


Whilst searching for accommodation in the Wiltshire countryside we found Long's Park Castle on your website. We had a fantastic time celebrating my sisters 40th birthday with a murder mystery party. The real fun was going to the local villages to find outfits in the charity shops. We will definitely recommend this property and your website to all of our friends.
Chris Jersey in Norfolk



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Long's Park Castle sleeps 12
The Clock House sleeps 4.
Total sleeping 16


Both properties must be booked together. You must have the Castle and Clock House together or just the Castle. But you cannot just book the Clock House.


These large holiday cottages are available as follows:

Short breaks from 3 - 14 nights or longer.


• 3 nights to start on Friday
• 4 nights to start on Monday
• 7 nights to start on Friday


Want three nights or less?
Unfortunately we don't take bookings for less than three nights stay. You can however, depart early. Eg if you just wanted to stay Friday and Saturday nights and depart on the Sunday then you would still have to book 3 nights. This means where you would normally leave at on Monday morning, you can leave at any time on Sunday.


You can book with us direct
Tel: 0845 257 1510 or email us (link at bottom of this page)
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Sleeps 16 Self Catering Somerset

Large Holiday Cottage


Superb large holiday cottage in Wiltshire.
Travel just 17 miles off the M4 through farmland, rolling countryside and a few local villages and you will find an awe inspiring folly Castle. This large holiday cottage stands proudly within several acres of its private grounds. Long's Park Castle is a magical property and ideal for large groups. The Castle enjoys total seclusion, surrounded by trees and pastures the closest neighbour being over a mile away.

Its imposing entrance starts with two huge wooden gates that open electronically to reveal a majestic gravel driveway which winds round to the castles courtyard. To the left and adjacent to the castle is the Clock House cottage. Just beyond the Clock House is one of the many troughs where descendants of an ancient herd of cattle come to water daily. Over the sty there are endless fields and woodland which lead to a well stocked fishing lake and the old ruins of Rude Ashton Hall.

The Castle is steeped in history, retaining an abundance of original features. Tastefully decorated accommodation and furnished with gothic style furniture befitting of a Castle it will capture your heart and imagination. Some of the many original features include Tudor style beamed ceilings, historic fireplaces, six foot thick exposed bath stone walls, leaded and mullioned windows some over two hundred years old. When you walk through the Castle you will notice rooms automatically illuminate on your presence, technology and convenience are sympathetically integrated throughout.

Entry to the Castle is via a sentry porch confronting a large wooden door to the lobby. For your convenience there are no keys, access is via an electronic keypad. The lobby contains a small hand carved visitors table flanked by two impressive tree branch medieval thrones. The walls are adorned with hanging tapestries, old pictures of the castle and historic writings.

The lobby leads to the Library which is a very cosy study. One wall contains a built in floor to ceiling book case containing many books on castles, myths and legends. The other end contains a small spiral staircase to the smaller turret and an original fireplace once used for cooking. A chess table with novel stools to look like piles of giant book sit in front of this fire place.

The drawing room with its fine crystal decanters and glasses in its rustic cocktail cabinet is accompanied with leather chesterfield sofas and armchair. A place where guest may find solitude or reflection as an alternative to the lounge, or after dinner brandy's for the gentlemen?

The heart of the castle is a large open plan conservatory style lounge. Stone walls feature one side and tall bay windows the other, it is light and airy with wonderful views over the lawns and tremendous trees filled with resident squirrels and birds of all kind. Wild deer frequent the grounds from the woods and are frequently seen going right up to the windows. You can admire these close up from the comfort of your sofa. Glazed doors at either end lead to the smaller patio courtyard and at the other end a winding pathway to the main out buildings. The lounge is ideally arranged for large group get together's with four deep leather sofas arranged in a sociably engaging horse shoe shape. Central to the room are two sturdy coffee tables which can be moved around for activities or family / group board games.

The Castle's main feature is the Great Dining Hall with high vaulted ceiling encrusted with stone lion heads on the intricate stone straps. Once a big open archway where carriages would trundle through, it has since been sealed off to the outside to make a magnificent dining room. One end of the room has been extended by a large glazed atrium with floor to ceiling lengthy bay windows offering almost seamless integration to the courtyard. The other end contains the original portcullis gates which are fronted by two giant pieces of glass, invisibly sealing out the elements.

An excessively long medieval banquet table capable of seating up to twenty guests takes pride of place. Made of solid rosewood, it is accompanied by matching medieval throne like chairs. A seven foot authentic suit of armour presides over one end and a medieval candelabra crowns the table. This room contains its own separate music system. The reason being that, the speakers have been professionally balanced and discreetly hidden in the portcullis eaves. This produces an incredible deep, rich, echoing effect similar to a church. With flagstone floors, authentic wrought iron table ware and the tall stone walls which feature gothic wall torches, an elephants head carving, antlers, swords and shields. All these are discreetly and moodily lit by spotlights enhanced by a central electrified barrel wheel chandelier. The atmosphere in this room lends itself perfectly for a medieval feast, murder mystery weekend party or a sumptuous banquet in honour of someone special.

Conveniently located near the Dining Hall is the Kitchen. This country cottage style kitchen is fitted to a high specification. Old slate floors, beamed ceilings, stone walls and leaded windows harmonise perfectly with clean granite and modern silver appliances. Fitted with plenty of custom made, solid rosewood, cabinets which are overlaid with clean, granite work tops. The original oil fired Aga, large fridge, chest freezer and dishwasher plus two microwaves complete this kitchen.

In the main tower a smaller suit of armour stands guard, backlit with original arrow slit windows. Here, a grand wrought iron staircase soars to the top of the central turret. On the first floor two tapestry panelled hallways lead to the East and West wing bedrooms and bathroom. All the castles bedrooms boast four poster double beds with white netting and matching crisp white linen and modern duvets. Each room is individual in appearance, layout and fabrics used. The old wooden floor boards have been cleverly overlaid with hygienic, wipe clean laminate flooring made to look like stripped oak and are almost indistinguishable from the original. All upstairs bedrooms feature opulent fabric walls and clever use of panelled dividers has been made to screen of the modern cubicle showers and wash basins. Even radiators have been screened off so not to spoil the castles interior.

The old Pantry has been converted to make a ground floor bedroom. This bedroom is ideal for the elderly, infirm, or someone who needs monitoring. It is conveniently close to the castles social rooms. Naturally it has its own shower room, wash basin and is right next to a W/C. The last bedroom is in Rapunzel's Tower off the Library. A small gap in the study reveals a secret spiral staircase which leads to this cute little bedroom in the tower. Little prince and princesses adore it. Even adults can live out their fairytale dreams.

The bathroom has been cleverly modernised to keep it in style with clean wipe down walls to look like the original panelling. It contains a period style toilet (with overhead cistern and chain) power shower and a luxury slipper bath, a perfect way to unwind after a hard days walking. Continue up the iron staircase and you reach the observatory. From here you can watch the stars in the pitch black night skies as the castle suffer no light pollution (away from street lights, towns and neighbours).

There is plenty to see and do on the grounds that some choose never to leave the park.

The old Ground Keeper's Cottage has been converted to the games room which boasts a pool table, air hockey, dart board, giant jenga and table football.

The old kennels have also been given a new lease on life. Long's Park Castle has its own flock of free range chickens which lay eggs daily. Fluffy new born chicks are a regular pleasure.

Overlooking the Duck Lake is the Summer House where you can enjoy afternoon tea. On the water's edge is an old Victorian potting shed that has since been converted to an outdoor seating area, maybe watch the children on the swings or observe the ducks on the lake. Just past the lake is the Orchard where you can pick Victoria plums, blackberries and apples.

A barbecue is provided and in castle tradition an enormous long bench and table is provided next to the BBQ in the small courtyard between the Dining Hall and Conservatory, ideally close to the Kitchen.

For children, the play area is ideal with a climbing frame, rope ladder, swings, basket ball hoop and ladder assisted tree climbing. This is ideally situated under the soft cushioning of the huge 500 year old yew trees which also provide an almost complete canopy from rain and sun.


The Clock House Accommodation

At the top of the courtyard and just fifty feet from the castle is the Clock House. A cosy little cottage which will sleep up to four guests it contains two double beds. This accommodation is completely self-contained with its own lounge / diner, kitchen, bathroom, WC. This property is ideal if one desires a little more privacy from the main group. It's ideal for a complete family may be with little ones. Some guests offload all the youths to this cottage. Teenagers love staying in the Clock House as it gives them a sense of being completely independent whilst being close enough that you can keep an eye on them. A low level toilet, small corner bath tub with overhead shower and tiled walls feature in the bathroom. The Clock House has a large modern fitted kitchen offering independence of joining the main group for meals or preparing something of your own. When doing large group meals, some guests prefer this kitchen to do all the preparation, outside caterers also prefer this away from the maddening crowd! As it's only fifty feet from the house food can then be brought over in big pots and served directly in the Dining Hall.

Being situated so close to the A350 makes Long's Park Castle your perfect place to explore the surrounding area. Within just a short travelling distance of this large holiday cottage you can visit any number of the areas unspoilt villages such as Lacock made famous by Harry Potter, Long Ashton, Steeple Ashton and Keevil. You may also visit attractions such as the famous Westbury White Horse, Longleat House and Safari Park, Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury, world heritage famous Stonehenge, Bath and beautiful Stourhead House and Gardens.


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