February Half Term

Why not spend the February Half Term exploring Bath and Wiltshire.

We all know that February can be a bit dull – so why not treat yourselves to a lovely few days away in the countryside and explore some of the hidden gems of the West Country.

We have some terrific offers throughout February for Self Catering and B&B.  You’re sure to have a wonderful time, we are more than happy to point you in the right direction and help you plan your trip and we have great recommendations for places to eat in the area…..

Great Ashley Farm has the following special offers:

4* Gold B&B –  Monday – Friday £75.00 per night including breakfast for two sharing a double ensuite room and breakfast from our award winning menu. We buy local produce wherever possible to support local suppliers and give our guests the true taste of the region and it is cooked in a traditional English way on the Aga.

4* Gold B&B – Friday – Saturday £85.00 per night including breakfast for two sharing a double ensuite room and breakfast from our award winning menu. We buy local produce wherever possible to support local suppliers and give our guests the true taste of the region and it is cooked in a traditional English way on the Aga.

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4* Gold – Great Ashley Farm Cottage – 2 bedroom barn conversion Short breaks Friday 22 February 2013 are £255.00 Friday – Monday 3 nts or  Monday 25 February 2013 – 4 nts midweek Monday – Friday – the rental includes crisp the white linen, fluffy towels and some yummy local essentials…..

Why not treat yourselves to a lovely few days away in the countryside and explore some of the hidden gems of the West Country. We have some terrific offers throughout January for either B&B or Self Catering. You’re sure to have a wonderful time, we are more than happy to point you in the right direction and help you plan your trip and we have great recommendations for places to eat in the area…..

Great Ashley Farm is in a fantastic location – The wonderful city of Bath is a twenty minute drive alternatively you can cycle along the canal or leave the car behind and jump on the train or bus (We have safe secure bike storage and maps etc for the cyclist). The Saxon town of Bradford-on-Avon less than 2 miles away with the Kennet and Avon canal running through it, its Tithe Barn, Saxon Church, lovely quaint shops, cobbled streets and great places to eat! The beautiful village of Castle Combe is a 30 minute drive from us and known to be one of the most quintessential villages in the UK – also famed for the filming of the original Dr. Dolittle with Rex Harrison and the more recent filming of War Horse.

We have endless NT Properties, Great Chalfield Manor, The Courts at Holt and Lacock Abbey (famed for the filming of Pride and Prejudice) and Westwood Manor. We are very fortunate to be on the edge of The Cotswolds and in the opposite direction is Stonehenge, Salisbury, Longleat, Glastonbury and Wells with it’s magnificent Cathedral.

Visit Caen Hill locks at Devizes, look out for the drays delivering the Wadsworth beer around the town, onwards to Avebury, Marlborough and through Savernake Forest to Hungerford.

Fifty Fabulous Frocks at The Bath Fashion Museum

 

 

 

 

Great excitement in Bath this week as The Fashion Museum in Bath celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013 with a special display that will showcase 50 of its most glamorous dresses with the wow factor! The Fashion Museum in Bath has been named as one of the top ten of its kind in the world.

The exhibition will include a gorgeous gold embroidered Georgian court dress and a delicate 1870s gauze bustle day dress edged with purple fringing and redolent of the paintings of Tissot alongside a slinky jersey evening dress by Ossie Clark and a classic chic Chanel suit. will feature the iconic and influential names of 20th century couture – Schiaparelli, Poiret, Vionnet, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent – as well as today’s most desired fashion designers and brands – Erdem, Burberry, John Rocha. This display will show both the richness of the museum collection as well as key moments in fashion history that continue to provide inspiration for modern day designers along with TV and film makers – think Downton Abbey, The Great Gatsby and Anna Karenina.

The display will also include delightfully curious pieces from the Fashion Museum’s world-class collection of original objects, such as a Champagne Dress worn at a fancy dress party in Edwardian times. And men will not be forgotten, from an ornately embroidered man’s coat from the early 18th century through to a pair of bondage trousers by Dame Vivienne Westwood, Queen of Punk.

The Fashion Museum was founded as the Museum of Costume by Doris Langley Moore, a writer, costume designer and passionate collector of historic dress. The museum came to the Assembly Rooms in Bath in 1963 and has for the last fifty years been guided by Mrs Langley Moore’s founding principles of collecting and presenting examples of historic and contemporary dress that show the very best of fashion and style.