Great Chalfield Manor

Wiltshire
Bed & Breakfast


To the manor born - at least for the night. Four posters, perfect panelling and ancient elegance abound; gardens are equally impressive

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

A National Trust house – a rare example of the English medieval manor complete with 14th-century church and Great Hall but a family home too where you will be treated by smiling Patsy as a guest not a visitor. Four-posters are swathed in the warmest colours, bathrooms are deeply old-fashioned and the only sound is bird ballad wafting from the hazy, bloom-filled dreaminess of the garden. Stand in the middle of the lawn, close your eyes and imagine that Titania and Oberon have just fluttered past – open your eyes and they have. A structure of neatly clipped yew houses, upper and lower moats, herbaceous borders, huge lawns and an orchard have been immaculately tended and enhanced by Patsy’s love of soft colour and roses. The south-facing terrace brims over with scented pink roses that bloom all summer, ramblers scrabble old stone walls and the fruit trees in the orchard – and they are not alone; there is honeysuckle in abundance too, rambling hither and thither. Water weaves through the grass in little streams which feed the serene moats and there is a magical woodland walk bursting with snowdrops in February.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Closed
Occasionally.
Meals
Supper £30. Pub/restaurant 1 mile.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
Surcharges
Singles £90.
2 Four-posters
From £100

Reviews

This is indeed a very special place to stay and the hosts are welcoming and very friendly. The history of the Manor comes to life as you spend time there, it was fascinating to learn of the changes over centuries. To be able to sit in the peaceful and beautiful gardens in the early evening when all the visitors had gone was lovely. The planting was still full of interest and colour in late August and we look forward to return visits earlier in the year. Full scale breakfast was very good with proper tea and local eggs. Supper was very good value and The Fox pub is excellent. Big thumbs up!

Liz, Street

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Patsy Floyd

  • Special two-night stays with local gardens tour.
  • Walk across fields to The Courts Garden - another National Trust gem
  • Bath and Bradford on Avon can be reached by train or bicycle
  • Foodies will be happy - The Fox in the village was voted best gourmet pub recently
  • You are sourrounded by 500 acres of farmland so the only engine you will hear is that of the occasional tractor
  • Birdwatchers will need to bring their binoculars and will not be disappointed