Great Chalfield Manor | Sawday's

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Bed & Breakfast

Great Chalfield Manor - Bed & Breakfast in Wiltshire

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Melksham, SN12 8NH, Wiltshire
England, United Kingdom

Patsy Floyd

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+44 (0)1225 782239 (landline)

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

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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.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Tennis court
On the premises.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Local points of interest from Patsy Floyd:

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
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"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, United Kingdom

August 2016

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  • 2 Four-posters
Price:(i) £100 to£130 per night

Singles £90.

Booking info:


Supper £30. Pub/restaurant 1 mile.




Melksham, SN12 8NH, Wiltshire

B&B 2 Four-poster rooms
Both with separate bath.
Price: (i) £ 100 to £ 130 per night

Patsy Floyd

Visit website

+44 (0)1225 782239 (landline)