Why not make like a hippy and welcome the sun at Stonehenge in Wiltshire this Summer Solstice? This year, it falls on 20th June and English Heritage are providing managed open access to this most iconic of British landmarks. This is a truly unique experience and such a rare opportunity to get so up close to the stones that it is not to be missed. Stonehenge lies amidst some of the most beautiful English countryside, overlooking Salisbury plain. Tess of the D’Urbevilles was set in this area and you can see why Thomas Hardy felt it right to base his famous novel here.
Wiltshire is a great place to have a self-catering holiday. There are so many quintessentially English villages to choose from and within them, beautiful holiday lets just asking to be booked. The medieval city of Salisbury with its magnificent cathedral and the famous white horses carved into the hillsides of this county are just a couple of reasons for visiting. More than half of Wiltshire has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it a top choice for nature-lovers. Walkers, anglers and cyclists love this part of the UK for all the opportunities it offers them.
Elwyn’s Cottage in Steeple Ashton is a drive away from Stonehenge. This Grade II listed rental accomodation is perfect for a family of 4. It has a sun-trap garden and is situated in a very pretty village. There is an award winning shop in the village which is run by local volunteers and there is a thriving village pub.
4 Victoria Cottages
This Grade II listed holiday cottage is in a sleepy hamlet on the border of Dorset and Wiltshire. 6 miles from beautiful Shaftesbury and it’s famous cobbled streets, this rental is a great cosy bolthole all year round.