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Brokerswood Holiday Park is an award-winning holiday park just 9 miles from Longleat Safari Park and ideally located close to the historic attractions at Bath, Salisbury and Stonehenge.
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Nestled in the rural village of Urchfont amid glorious Wiltshire countryside, this delightful park makes an excellent holiday base to explore this beautiful county whatever the season.
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Wiltshire Visitor's Guide

Embark on a Wiltshire escape where ancient stone circles stand sentinel over rolling green hills. Savour the local flavours at bustling farmers' markets and traditional pubs. Get your adrenaline fix with skydiving or unwind with serene canal boat trips. Wiltshire's tapestry of attractions caters to all, from romantic retreats to family fun or a mates' weekend away. Lodges and cabins here offer that cosy, home-away-from-home vibe amidst stunning landscapes. Did you know? Wiltshire is home to the iconic Stonehenge, a World Heritage Site older than the pyramids. Dive into Wiltshire's charm for an unforgettable UK lodge break.

Why Take Your 2024 Lodge Break in Wiltshire?

Wiltshire is a county where the past and present merge seamlessly, offering a retreat from the hustle of modern life. It's not just about Stonehenge, although that's a massive draw. In 2024, Wiltshire is upping the ante with fresh attractions and events. The Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival is set to dazzle with performances and art, while the Wiltshire Game & Country Fair showcases rural life with flair. Choosing a lodge over a hotel means you're signing up for space, privacy, and a connection with nature that's hard to find elsewhere. Wiltshire's uniqueness lies in its rolling hills, ancient woodlands, and the fact that it's less crowded than other tourist hotspots. It's a place where you can truly unwind, with the added bonus of having a cosy, self-contained home base.

If you're visiting Wiltshire with kids

Absolutely, Wiltshire is a playground for children! From exploring the mysterious stone circles to visiting Longleat Safari Park, where lions roam and mazes confound, there's no shortage of adventure. The STEAM museum in Swindon is a hit for train enthusiasts, and kids love the interactive displays. Lodges offer families the flexibility to operate on their own schedule, often with outdoor space for that essential run-around time. Plus, having a kitchen means you can whip up familiar meals, which can be a lifesaver with picky eaters.

  1. Comfortable walking shoes for exploring castles and ruins.
  2. Weather-appropriate clothing – layers are key in the unpredictable UK climate.
  3. Swimwear for lodges with pools or nearby leisure centres.
  4. Binoculars for bird watching and stargazing.
  5. A favourite toy or two for downtime in the lodge.
  6. Snacks for day trips – some rural spots might not have shops close by.
  7. A child-friendly guidebook to engage them with the sights.
  8. First aid kit for any little scrapes or bumps.
  9. Car seat, if you're hiring a car or taking taxis.
  10. Any necessary medication or allergy supplies.

Pet Friendly Wiltshire Adventures

Wiltshire is a haven for pets, with vast open spaces for them to enjoy. You'll find a number of pet-friendly pubs like The Red Lion in Avebury, where you can relax after a walk around the ancient stones with your furry friend. When you're booking, look out for lodges with enclosed gardens – it's a game-changer for peace of mind. Remember to bring your pet's bed and toys to make the lodge feel like home. Also, check in advance for any local pet sitters or dog walkers if you plan to visit attractions where pets aren't allowed.

Dog walking ideas in Wiltshire

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Avebury World Heritage Site Varies Ancient monuments, countryside SN8 1RF
Caen Hill Locks 2.5 Canal-side, locks SN10 1QR
Barbury Castle Country Park 3 Iron Age hill fort, views SN4 0QH
Lydiard Park 2.5 Historic estate, woodlands SN5 3PA
Salisbury Plain Varies Open grassland, military history SP4 7DE

Remember, Wiltshire is a place to create memories, whether you're with family, friends, or your four-legged companions. Enjoy your lodge break!

Romantic Breaks for Couples

If you're aiming to rekindle the flames or simply enjoy some quality time together, Wiltshire's lodges offer the perfect escape. Many lodges here cater to couples with thoughtful touches like pamper packs and private hot tubs, setting the scene for a memorable retreat. For a truly indulgent experience, check out lodges that partner with local spas, offering treatments and relaxation right at your doorstep. Dining out is also a treat, with options ranging from quaint countryside pubs to upscale restaurants, ensuring every meal is a romantic affair.

Local Cuisine and Dining Experiences

Wiltshire's local cuisine is a hearty affair, with dishes like Wiltshire cured ham and the famous Wiltshire Lardy cake. For a top-notch dining experience, The Harrow at Little Bedwyn is a must-visit for couples, boasting an impressive wine list. Families looking for a friendly vibe should head to The Red Lion Freehouse in East Chisenbury – it's got a great atmosphere and a menu to match.

For a good night out

For those after a lively evening, Wiltshire's towns offer a variety of pubs and bars. The Chapter House in Salisbury is a favourite, known for its eclectic mix of cocktails and local ales. If you're after live music, The Winchester Gate is the go-to spot, often featuring local bands. And for a more relaxed vibe, the Old Ale and Coffee House offers a cozy setting with a great selection of drinks.

Fishing

Anglers will find Wiltshire a fine spot for casting a line, with several serene lakes and rivers. Here's a list of prime fishing locations:

  • Shearwater Lake - Crockerton, BA12 8AE
  • Bushton Trout Fishery - Bushton, SN4 7PX
  • Barford Lakes - Barford St Martin, SP3 4AB
  • Avonsprings Fishing Lakes - Durrington, SP4 8HH
  • Wilton Fly Fishing Club - Wilton, SP2 0HG

Outdoor Adventures

For adrenaline junkies, Wiltshire doesn't disappoint. Larkhill Space Station offers activities like zorbing and archery, with prices starting around £30. If you're into watersports, Cotswold Water Park is your spot, with activities ranging from wakeboarding to paddleboarding. They're open seasonally, typically from April to October, so plan your visit accordingly.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Name Type On Offer Postcode
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Swindon Shopping Centre Designer Brands SN2 2DY
Salisbury Market Traditional Market Local Crafts & Produce SP1 1TL
Wilton Shopping Village Outlet Shopping Homeware & Fashion SP2 0RS
Fisherton Mill Art Gallery & Shops Art & Handmade Gifts SP2 7QY
The Shires Shopping Centre Indoor Mall High Street Brands BA14 8AT

Whether you're angling for a quiet fishing spot or seeking the thrill of outdoor adventures, Wiltshire's lodges provide the perfect base for your UK lodge break. With sumptuous local cuisine, vibrant nightlife, and unique shopping experiences, this county has all the ingredients for an unforgettable stay.

Top lodge breaks for 2024 in Wiltshire

Wickham Green Farm Lodges, Wiltshire

Driving Distance: About 7 minutes (2.34 miles) | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? No

What to expect: Wickham Green Farm Lodges offer a serene retreat in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, with comfortable lodges nestled among mature trees, providing privacy and panoramic views of the surrounding woodlands and grazing cattle.

Who will love these lodges? Ideal for families and couples seeking a peaceful getaway, the lodges provide a children’s play area and outdoor games, as well as a verandah with garden furniture and a barbecue for relaxing evenings. The local pub is just a short walk away, perfect for those leisurely strolls.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Onsite, guests can enjoy the children's play area and outdoor games. For dining options, the nearby village pub offers a cosy spot for a meal and drink. Although there is no entertainment onsite, the tranquil setting itself is a highlight.

What's nearby? Major attractions include the iconic Stonehenge (less than an hour's drive) and the picturesque villages of Lacock and Castle Coombe. The historic towns of Devizes, Marlborough, Bath, and Salisbury are all within easy reach, offering a variety of attractions such as the Kennet and Avon canal and Longleat Safari Park.

Accommodation options: The lodges, such as Woodland Lodge and Primrose Lodge, are designed for groups or families of up to four, with a double and a twin room, French doors leading to a verandah overlooking Oakfrith Woods. Unfortunately, these lodges are not pet-friendly.


Brokerswood Holiday Park, Wiltshire

Driving Distance: About 31 minutes (16.65 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Brokerswood Holiday Park is an award-winning destination set within 80 acres of Wiltshire woodland, offering luxury lodges and woodland pods with outdoor hot tubs, perfect for a relaxing escape.

Who will love these lodges? With outdoor pursuits like canoeing, kayaking, and woodland walks, this park is a haven for adventure seekers, families, and couples looking for both relaxation and activity.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The park boasts a variety of outdoor activities including canoeing, kayaking, a Tarzan Trail, axe throwing, and picnic areas. For dining, guests may need to venture a little further afield as the park focuses on outdoor activities.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include Longleat Safari Park (9 miles away), the historic city of Bath, and the mystical Stonehenge. The Westbury White Horse overlooks the park, adding to the scenic beauty of the location.

Accommodation options: Accommodations range from Superior Holiday Homes with hot tubs that sleep up to six, to Comfort Plus Lodges for larger groups of eight. The park is pet-friendly, allowing up to two pets in selected accommodations.


Bath Mill Lodge Retreat, Somerset

Driving Distance: About 54 minutes (24.70 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is a luxurious five-star destination just a short drive from Bath, offering sumptuous lodges with contemporary design, a riverside restaurant, and a chic bar.

Who will love these lodges? Perfect for business travellers, couples seeking a romantic getaway, and families exploring the South West. The retreat offers a sophisticated break with the convenience of city attractions nearby.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? Guests can enjoy exceptional dining at The Brook Bar and Bistro, relax on the riverside terrace, or take a stroll along the tranquil trails. There's also a children's play area and bike hire available locally.

What's nearby? The World Heritage City of Bath is just 3 miles away, offering historical sites, shopping, and the famous Roman Baths. Other attractions include the Mendip Hills, Cheddar Gorge, and Longleat Safari Park, all within a comfortable driving distance.

Accommodation options: The retreat offers a range of lodges, such as the Hartfield Lodge for six guests, and the Newton Brook Elegance Lodge for four, with luxurious amenities including ensuite bathrooms and contemporary kitchens. Selected lodges are pet-friendly.


Luckington Burrows, Somerset

Driving Distance: About 50 minutes (25.97 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 5 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Luckington Burrows offers a unique stay in turf-covered roundhouses amidst the rolling Somerset fields, providing a storybook escape with modern comforts, firepits, BBQs, and secluded hot tubs.

Who will love these lodges? Ideal for romantic breaks, family getaways, or groups of friends, the Burrows are perfect for those looking to enjoy the countryside and nearby historic towns.

What can you do here? Anything onsite? The roundhouses themselves are the main attraction, offering a cosy and unique stay. The large enclosed gardens are perfect for pets, and the hot tubs add an extra touch of luxury.

What's nearby? Explore the nearby villages of Kilmersdon and Mells, the historic market town of Frome, and the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath. Attractions like Cheddar Gorge, Longleat Safari Park, and Glastonbury are also within reach.

Accommodation options: The Burrows offer accommodations such as the Meadow and Nest Burrow for up to five guests, and the Hive and Spruce Burrow for couples, all with spacious living areas and enclosed gardens. They are pet-friendly and come with hot tubs for a relaxing experience.


Don't Miss These Fantastic Days Out In Wiltshire

Stonehenge

  • Opening Times: Generally 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, but check ahead for seasonal variations
  • Prices: Adult ticket around £19.50, concessions available
  • Postcode: SP4 7DE
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site, included in ticket price

Stonehenge is a prehistoric marvel that'll blow your mind. It's perfect for families, history enthusiasts, and photographers looking for that iconic shot. The visitor centre is a treasure trove of artefacts and interactive displays. The best time to visit is early morning or late afternoon to avoid crowds. Tip: Book tickets online in advance to save time on arrival.

Phone number: 0370 333 1181 | Web: english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/


Longleat Safari Park

  • Opening Times: Varies seasonally, typically 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Prices: Adults around £34.95, children £26.20, discounts online
  • Postcode: BA12 7NW
  • Est. time required: Full day
  • Nearest parking: Free on-site parking

Longleat is a blast for animal lovers and thrill-seekers. It's home to the UK's first drive-through safari park. Get up close with lions, tigers, and monkeys! Don't miss the stately Longleat House and gardens. For a special treat, check out their seasonal events. To beat queues, arrive early and consider weekday visits.

Phone number: 01985 844400 | Web: longleat.co.uk


Salisbury Cathedral

  • Opening Times: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sundays 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Prices: Suggested donation of £7.50
  • Postcode: SP1 2EJ
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Central car park, a short walk away

Salisbury Cathedral is an architectural wonder with the tallest spire in the UK. It's a serene spot for reflection and history buffs will love the original Magna Carta on display. The best time to visit is on a sunny day to see the light streaming through the stained glass. Tip: Check out the tower tour for breathtaking views.

Phone number: 01722 555120 | Web: salisburycathedral.org.uk


Stourhead Gardens

  • Opening Times: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Prices: Adult £18.00, child £9.00, family discounts available
  • Postcode: BA12 6QD
  • Est. time required: 2-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site, free for members

Stourhead is a picturesque landscape garden that'll enchant nature lovers and romantics. The Palladian mansion is a sight to behold, and the gardens are perfect for leisurely strolls. Autumn is magical here with vibrant foliage. Tip: Bring a picnic and enjoy it by the lake for a perfect day out.

Phone number: 01747 841152 | Web: nationaltrust.org.uk/stourhead


Avebury Stone Circle

  • Opening Times: Open daily, dawn to dusk
  • Prices: Free, but donations welcome
  • Postcode: SN8 1RF
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Paid parking on-site

Avebury is a lesser-known but equally fascinating stone circle. It's a hit with families and anyone interested in ancient history. Unlike Stonehenge, you can wander among the stones. Visit the museum to learn more about this Neolithic site. Early mornings are peaceful here. Tip: Combine your visit with a walk around the charming village of Avebury.

Phone number: 01672 539250 | Web: nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury


The Salisbury Museum

  • Opening Times: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed Sundays and Mondays
  • Prices: Adults £8.00, concessions available
  • Postcode: SP1 2EN
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Pay and display nearby

The Salisbury Museum is a treasure trove for those keen on local history and archaeology. The Wessex Gallery showcases artefacts from Stonehenge and other local sites. It's a great rainy-day option. Visiting mid-week is usually quieter. Tip: Look out for special exhibitions and events that are often on offer.

Phone number: 01722 332151 | Web: salisburymuseum.org.uk

When planning your trip to Wiltshire, consider staying in one of the many cosy lodges dotted around the countryside. Lodges in Wiltshire offer a unique experience, blending comfort with the rustic charm of the great outdoors. They're a fantastic base for exploring these attractions and more. Whether you're after a family-friendly spot or a romantic retreat, you'll find a lodge that fits the bill. Enjoy your Wiltshire adventure!

FAQs

This is our first lodge break, what will it be like?

Lodge breaks in Wiltshire offer a cosy retreat with the comforts of home, often surrounded by serene landscapes. You'll find lodges ranging from rustic to luxury, many with private hot tubs and spacious living areas. It's a chance to unwind, explore the countryside, and enjoy a slower pace of life.

What should I pack when visiting Wiltshire?

Pack for the outdoors – sturdy walking shoes for exploring the countryside and layers for the unpredictable British weather. Don't forget swimwear for hot tubs if your lodge has one. Essentials like toiletries, a good book, and a camera to capture the scenic views are also recommended.

Can you park outside the lodge?

Most lodges in Wiltshire offer on-site parking, often right outside your accommodation. It's super convenient for unloading your gear and perfect for those planning to explore the county by car. Always check with your specific lodge for any parking restrictions or fees.

What if it rains during my lodge break?

Rainy days are a chance to enjoy the cosy side of your lodge. Many lodges come equipped with board games, books, and TVs. If you're feeling adventurous, Wiltshire has plenty of indoor attractions like the STEAM Museum or the Wiltshire Museum to keep you entertained.

Can I get food delivered to my lodge?

Absolutely, many local restaurants and takeaways in Wiltshire offer delivery services to lodges. Additionally, services like Just Eat or Deliveroo might operate in the area. For a more local flavour, check out farm shops or markets for fresh produce if you fancy cooking.

Is Wiltshire a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Wiltshire is a year-round destination. Off-season visits mean fewer crowds at popular spots like Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral. Plus, you can snag some great deals on lodges during these times. Just remember to pack warm clothes as it can get chilly.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Definitely. Lodges with hot tubs in Wiltshire pride themselves on hygiene. Your hot tub will be cleaned and balanced before you arrive to ensure a safe and relaxing experience. If you have any concerns, lodge staff are usually on hand to help out.

Are there any child-friendly activities nearby?

Wiltshire is great for kids! Check out Longleat Safari Park for an unforgettable day with the animals or Bowood House and Gardens for adventure playgrounds and beautiful walking paths. Many lodges also have outdoor spaces for kids to play.

How accessible are lodges for those with mobility issues?

Many lodges in Wiltshire are designed with accessibility in mind, offering ground-floor bedrooms and walk-in showers. It's best to discuss your specific needs when booking to ensure the lodge is suitable. Places like Bluestone National Park Resort are known for their accessible accommodations.

Can I bring my pet along on a lodge break?

You'll find plenty of pet-friendly lodges in Wiltshire. It's a treat for your furry friend with endless walking trails and open spaces. Just confirm with the lodge beforehand, as some may charge a small fee for pets or have specific rules to follow.

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