A Walkers & Cyclists dream, complete with amenities for outdoor equipment, the Cotswold Way National Hiking Trail & national cycle routes run right past the front door! Gatekeepers Lodge is perfect for outdoor pursuits, with storage, cleaning and drying facilities for Bicycles, outdoor clothing and sports equipment
With many bridleways Horse Riding can also be arranged at nearby riding schools
Gatekeepers Lodge is the former Toll House for the adjacent Historic 17th Century Dyrham House and Estate. The (Now) National Trust attraction is only a 2 minute walk up the adjacent private lane from our property.
There are a huge amount of other activities and places of interest to visit nearby, We'll be very happy to discuss with what interests you to help you tailor your trip to the Cotswolds
Places of interest to Day trip near by include:
The Pub is an English institution, that overseas visitors must have as a priority on their to do list, there is nothing like the English traditional Pub any where in the World.
There are 3 lovely English Country Pubs nearby and many other Traditional English Pubs and Restaurants are available by a short drive to the near by Cotswold Villages, such as Castle Combe, Chipping Sodbury, Tetbury, Luckington, Malmesbury. If any of those don't suit your appetite , both the cities of Bath & Bristol are within 15 minutes drive, where there are multitudes of options to suit every taste
Bath 8 Miles Away
The West Countries latest attraction! Inland Surfing lake, Beginners lessons, Intermediates and Advanced
Bristol (25 min drive)
(10 Mins Drive)
Home to the Duke & Duchess of Beaufort , the world famous Badminton Horse Trials and the game of Badminton
Visit and walk the footpaths of the beautiful estate
Visit the house and gardens by appointment
Spectate the Beaufort Hunt
(15 minute drive)
Lower Woods is one of the largest ancient woodlands in the south-west of England and is perfect for people who like to explore and to get deep into nature. It comprises 23 separate woods whose boundaries have remained unchanged for several centuries
(15 Minutes Drive) Castle Combe "the prettiest village in England, featuring in Movies such as Stephen Spielberg's War Horse, Stardust, Dr Doolittle & the Wolf Man
Bath is an excellent day out for clothes shopping, sight seeing and lunch. Bath is busy and sometimes difficult to park, A park and ride is situated at Lansdown - 10 mins drive away
The Mall at Cribbs Causway is a more convenient place to park if you need to collect something quickly and has all the big names in retail.
Bristol City Center with the Cabot Circus Mall is 25 mins Drive, is also good for sight seeing, shopping and eating out
Bath 8 Miles away
Historic House and Deer Park, with Tea Rooms
2 minute walk away
20 mins drive A magical tree garden, where you can explore trees from all over the globe
Home to 2,500 different species from the far corners of the globe and 5 national tree collections, Westonbirt Arboretum is a remarkable place for people to enjoy and learn about trees.
Traditional convenient market down, for necessities shopping, with Hobbs House (award wining traditional Artisan Bakers). Butchers, Waitrose for Groceries . Pubs Cafe's, Takeaways and Restaurants