Longstones - The Farm at Avebury

Beckhampton, Wiltshire
Self-catering
+44 (0)7790 026363
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A compact, colourful and comfortable space on a working farm for those who love the country life. Good walks along footpaths are plentiful

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

If you enjoy homegrown food you’ll be very happy here buying and cooking beef, lamb and pork straight from the farm. Come as a couple or take other spaces around an L-shaped courtyard and get use of the Big Barn (seats 42) and also the Granary (seats 10) for yoga, business meetings or convivial family get-togethers. Longstones is small but the use of space is clever and high, vaulted ceilings make it seem more spacious.

The welcome hamper has local milk, butter, sourdough bread and apple juice, teas and coffee are in the cupboards. There’s a fresh, bright feel to the open-plan living space with art by local Becky Borthwick and books and games for if you’re stuck indoors. A little table and chairs for outdoor eating is yours but there are other tables dotted about for communal barbecues in summer.

Walk to the little hamlet of Beckhampton in four minutes for a good pub or to Avebury (half an hour) by public footpath.

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We think you'll love

  • Taking all the spaces for a reunion of family or friends and having meals together in the Big Barn
  • Walking to Avebury for a magical day out
  • Tackling all the lovely walks around you and stopping for a pint at the pub on the way home
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You should know

  • The loo and shower are downstairs and the bedroom up a ladder staircase
  • You're on a busy working farm with the owners' house and other holiday cottages surrounding you
  • One dog (who understands farm restrictions) accepted, £5 per night

Essentials

  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available

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

Check in
3pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Your welcome breakfast includes local sourdough, milk, butter and apple juice.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £99
Weekly price
from £693
1 Cottage for 2
From £991 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

A lovely, warm, bright space and a slice of superb English countryside within walking distance of a good pub, the Avebury standing stones and some fabulous longer walks and cycles. In summer the courtyard is a sociable place to be with the barbecue warming up and a glass of wine in hand.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

There are some grand walks straight from the farm and plenty of information about them. Avebury is 30 minutes on foot for the mysterious stone circle, the Henge Shop (crystals, jewellery, cards, clothes) and a small food shop with post office. The nearest big town is Marlborough with lots of independent shops, a Saturday market and good restaurants, including a Rick Stein. Lacock Abbey is 30 mins.

Local points of interest from Rob & Alice Hues

  • Our farm has been in the family for four generations, it is busy much of the year. Buzzing with harvest excitement in summer, haymaking on the stunning Beckhampton gallops in May. The rest of the year we are planting, ploughing, loading lorries. Busy busy!
  • After a career at Waitrose, Rob remains passionate about livestock; our cattle graze extensively in the water meadows, orphaned lambs are hand reared in the orchard each spring whilst boisterous pigs and piglets wallow opposite Silbury Hill.
  • Avebury is the best kept neolithic secret. Imagine Stonehenge, then add a quintessentially English village, a pub, great museum, cafe and Manor House AND stones you can touch, or hug if you are in tune with the Avebury vibe! Look out for the high wizard...
  • The Waggon & Horses is our local pub. On old coaching inn favoured by Dickens, it is characterful and does a cracking carvery! Another very different claim to fame; the prairie scene from Saving Private Ryan was filmed on the farm!
  • We love sharing Wiltshires wonders; from Bowood with beautiful house and gardens (or Adventure Playground if you are feeling bold), The Ridgeway if you are feeling energetic, Caen Locks if you are looking for mind-blowing engineering. An endless list!
  • Marlborough Market is every Wednesday and Saturday, a great excuse to pop in for a mooch. Brunch at Bunces perhaps, or lunch at Rick Steins. The pub options are endless, and the shops are great too. Hours can be lost in The White Horse Book Shop!

Introducing

Rob & Alice Hues

Galteemore Farm, as it's been known since the 1890s, has been in the Hues' family since 1922 - this is the fourth generation to take it on. They don't see themselves as owners, but custodians of the land, charged with protecting it for future generations. They have three daughters and hope that one day they can pass the reins, and tractors, onto one (or maybe two) of them.