The River Barn has a lovely village setting within the Fonthill Estate. The cosy beamed dining room is in the main building; bedrooms are in a rustic redbrick add-on or there’s a secluded thatched barn across the road for couples.
Breakfasts are so good they draw the locals most days, with much of the produce sourced fresh from the estate – smoked salmon with spinach and scrambled eggs, slow-cooked spiced chickpeas with poached eggs on sourdough, fresh fruit salad, pastries.
Your room has a sofa or armchair plus good books, a hot water bottle, excellent coffee and a blanket for your dog. There are plenty of sitting areas in the wild and wonderful garden, which has an orchard, chickens and a shallow river kids can fish for shrimps in. For days out Stonehenge and Longleat are close.