Monthly Archives: November 2012

Deer in the garden every morning this week..

Great Ashley Farm is a wonderful rural retreat and a haven for wildlife – take this morning for example, we woke to see deer grazing in the garden in amongst the 2.5 acres of trees planted 8 years ago there is an abundance of birds – all different breeds, there are wild ducks on the pond and moorhens and yet with 15 minutes you can be in the centre of the World Heritage City of Bath with it’s magnificent architecture and wonderful museum, the Roman Baths and the Thermae Spa !!!!   We are very fortunate, we have a little bit of something to offer everyone!!


Bath Rugby an unforgettable experience!!!!


A game at the Rec is an unforgettable experience – the players, the beat of the drums and the picturesque setting, all making Bath Rugby totally unique. So if you need accommodation for the match on 22 December 2012 Bath v Saracens do call us at Great Ashley Farm we can help you with rail times or point you to the best car parks kick off is 1315 hrs.

Merchandise can be bought at the shop on Argyle Street or on-line. For ticket information and bookings, visit the Ticket Office at the ground or Tel 0844 448 1865.


Special Occasions

Whether you are planning a romantic break or celebrating a special occasion, why not treat your loved one to a touch of luxury and enjoy a stay at our bed and breakfast.

We are more than happy to pop a bottle of Champagne, Prosecco or a fine bottle of wine in your room with that extra special box of belgium chocolates, all ready for you to enjoy upon your arrival.  We are more than happy to advise you on great places to eat locally.  Please request at time of booking.

With peaceful surroundings and countryside views, our B&B or romantic barn conversion near Bath is the ideal location to enjoy your special celebration. We will do our upmost to ensure that your break is truly fabulous.

Bath Christmas Market Holiday Cottage Special Offer

Late Deal! Late Deal!

Our charming self catering holiday cottage is available from Monday 26 November 2012 – 3/4 night special offer £295.00 inc crisp white linen, fluffy towels and some yummy local essentials…..

Our lovely 4* Gold Barn Conversion, a rural retreat just outside of Bath now has short break bookings available throughout the winter period.

We still have  the following dates available for B&B for the Bath Christmas Market 27, 28, 29 November or 3, 4, 5, 6 December 2012 – 2 nights stay in a double ensuite is £170.00 total for the two nights for two people sharing, this includes breakfast from our award winning breakfast menu… All you need is your spending money – it’s a great market full of lovely gifts and presents…….

Each year, the Abbey Churchyard area – a magical setting in the shadow of Bath Abbey and next to the Roman Baths, right in the centre of the stunning Georgian city’s shopping district, is transformed into a Christmas shoppers’ haven – Bath Christmas Market.

Over 120 traditional wooden chalets full of everything you’ll need to prepare for the perfect Christmas will adorn the streets. If you are looking for something extra special to make your Christmas perfect, Bath Christmas Market is the place you’ll find it. All of the retailers sell unique, handcrafted items, many of which are made in the local area and the South West.

The sound of choirs singing carols drifting through the market, colourful decorations brightening the streets and aromas of mulled wine and cinnamon on the air all create a magical atmosphere and will help to get you in the festive spirit!

Even if you don’t fancy a trip to the Christmas Market, Castle Combe, Lacock, Stourhead, Stonehenge, Avebury, Wells and a whole host of National Trust properties on our doorstep – Great Ashley Farm really is in a great location!!

Short breaks in our self catering hoiday cottage are normally £325.00 Friday – Monday & Monday – Friday, this includes crisp white linen, towels and a few delicious welcome essentials… £20.00 discount for two people occupying the cottage using the double bedroom – book now, you won’t be disappointed!


Gift Vouchers Now Available

If you have friends and family who you know would love to experience a stay here at Great Ashley Farm whether it’s B&B or Self Catering  why not buy them a gift voucher direct from us? We’re perfectly situated a few short minutes from central Bath, in a beautiful rural location.

We’ll provide a voucher accompanied by a card with your special message and can post to you to hand over in person or send direct to your recipient.

If you would like to talk through any of the options then please don’t hesitate to get in touch

Do call Helen for a chat on 01225 864563

Late availability & Special Offers – Look no further!

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We are now taking short break bookings in our self catering barn conversion for the winter months……..

Late Availability

We have a last minute offer available from 19 November 2012 – for 2 nights for £150.00 or 3 nights for £ 225.00  this is for two people sharing a double ensuite with breakfast from our award winning menu…

Short Breaks in our 4 * Gold Self Catering Holiday Cottage

We have a last minute offer for 26 November 2012 – 3/4 nights – £295.00

so why not book in for the first few days of  Bath Christmas Market the cost

includes crisp white line and fluffy towels and some delicious essentials for your



So if you are thinking of taking an Autumn Break look no further, we have just achieved 4* Gold from Enjoy England for Great Ashley Farm Cottage – we have Lacock, Castle Combe, bring your bikes and cycle along the Kennet and Avon Canal, Caen Hill Locks. Our Saxon town of Bradford-on-Avon is just a stones throw away complete with Gold Post Box (home to Olympic Gold Medalist Ed McKeever) so why not come and spend a few days exploring the area. Visit some of the many National Trust Properties, Great Chalfield Manor, Lacock Abbey, Stourhead, Prior Park, Dyrham Park, Westwood Manor…….. Stonehenge and Avebury and no trip would be complete without spending a day in Bath the World Heritage City, it’s just on our doorstep!

Alternatively bring a good book and chill!


Telephone Helen : 0790 9971319 or email [email protected]