The perfect base for walking, cycling and golfing holidays!
Great Ashley Farm Cottage is a brilliant place for walking, cycling or golf. We have a secure store room for your bikes, walking boots and golf clubs, which has maps, basic bike maintenance kits and washing facilities for your bikes and boots. The holiday cottage is surrounded by peaceful, quiet country lanes. You’ll be sure to meet many other walkers, runners, cyclist and horse riders filling their lungs with fresh air.
An ideal place for your walking holiday!
Great Ashley Farm is surrounded by public footpaths, or you can walk the Kennet and Avon canal from Bradford-on-Avon, Limpley Stoke or Avoncliffe, or take a stroll along the River Avon – you’re sure to see some wonderful wildlife en route!
Much of Wiltshire is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and one of the best ways to explore is on foot. Prehistoric sites such as Stonehenge and Avebury, and the famous White Horse figures that have been cut into the hillsides exposing the chalk beneath, provide examples of the importance to Wiltshire of its wonderful landscape.
Wiltshire has more than 8,200 paths for walkers and cyclists to explore. Walking and cycling in Wiltshire’s peaceful, glorious countryside will show you rural England at its very best.
From Great Ashley Farm Cottage you can cycle for miles upon miles down the quiet, safe country lanes surrounding the farm. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous there’s mountain-biking around Brown’s Folly, or you can head down to AvonCliffe, with it’s cycle friendly cafe and pub. You can join the Kennet and Avon Canal at Bradford on Avon, and from there head into Bath along the pan flat tow-path. Or how about heading towards the Caen Hill Locks at Devizes for more of a leg-stretcher?
Haven’t got your own bike with you? No problem! Cycle Hire is also available in Bradford on Avon at TT Cycles, who are right by the K & A canal.
Take a look at this link : http://www.sustrans.org.uk/what-we-do/national-cycle-network/route-numbering-system/route-4
Cumberwell Park Golf Club – just down the lane..
Less than a mile away is an Adrian Stiff designed 27 hole course, Cumberwell Park, broken down to 3 very different 9’s set amongst a perfect mixture of rolling countryside, tranquil woodland and challenging water features.
The first 9, the red loop is the parkland course. Undulating parkland with streams and rolling fairways.
The yellow loop, the woodland course, a mature wooded area with established trees and streams.
The blue loop, the Lakeland course, is punctuated with challenging lakes and water holes.
All greens have been built to USGA specification; the tees are built with sand based root zone mix, ensuring that temporary tees and greens are not required during Winter months.
Course Director Marc Haring and his team of dedicated Green staff take tremendous pride in their work and this is reflected in the courses presentation.
The clubs facilities continue to develop and in addition to the course, a ten-acre practice ground, target greens, bunkers, putting greens and state of the art teaching facilities are all available for visitors to use
The welcome that awaits you in the Wiltshire barn-style clubhouse is warm and friendly and the standard of service is excellent throughout. With all the characteristics of a traditional barn, including wooden beams and stone fireplaces. Panoramic views of the grounds can be enjoyed from the clubhouse. This adds to the ambience of this peaceful location. The spikes bar offers visitors a wide selection of menus ranging from a light sandwich to a more substantial main course and a selection of deserts. All food is freshly prepared on the premises and the specials board has a daily change of tempting treats.
What are you waiting for?
So without further ado pack those bikes, walking boots, and golf clubs and head this way!
Storage for bikes, boots, and golf clubs?
At Great Ashley Farm we are very pleased to offer our guests use of our secure bike and boot storage room complete with local information and maps. There is water available, a drying area together with a few essential bicycle maintenance tools and the all important puncture repair kit! There is enough room for those all important golf clubs as well!