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Trowbridge

Sitting to the south of the Mendip Hills is the county town of Wiltshire, the ancient market town of Trowbridge; a perfect cottage break for exploring the Cotswolds and close by Bath.

With evidence of farming at Trowbridge dating back over three thousand years and records of the first village at Trowbridge in the tenth century it is no surprise that Trowbridge’s history is a rich tapestry. This history is evident in the varied architecture of the town. Once known as ‘The Manchester of the West’, because of its prevalence in the 18th and 19th century textiles industry, there are many old industrial buildings and mill buildings as well as the extravagant homes of wealthy cloth merchants dotted throughout the town.

These include the unique and fascinating Handle House, which was used to dry out the teasels. The beautiful Newtown conservation area is well worth a visit to see a protected zone made up of mostly Victorian architecture. One of the most imposing buildings in the town sits in Market Street, the Town Hall was gifted to the town by a local businessman to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1889.

Wiltshire’s earliest market charter is held by Trowbridge, dating back to 1200 and the market town heritage is kept alive today with a weekly street market, regular farmers markets selling local produce and a smorgasbord of independent and national retailers to provide a diverse and interesting shopping experience.

As well as being steeped in history Trowbridge can also offer a modern cultural scene, with various fayres and festivals held by the town throughout the year, state of the art leisure facilities and a bustling night life.

So whether you are looking for old world charm, a richly woven history or somewhere to let your hair down then Trowbridge has something for you; search for holiday cottages in Trowbridge today.
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    Elwyns Cottage

    Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire

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    Ref: E2484
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Peacefully set in an exceptionally pretty Wiltshire village, this Grade II listed, semi-detached cottage is very comfortably furnished and well equipped, and enjoys a secluded, enclosed south facing garden
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    Peacefully set in an exceptionally pretty Wiltshire village, this Grade II listed, semi-detached cottage is very comfortably furnished and well equipped, and enjoys a secluded, enclosed south facing garden. This AONB offers a wealth of places to visit including Longleat, Stourhead, Lacock, Bowood, Wilton House and Bradford-on-Avon as well as Salisbury and Bath. The village shop and inn serving meals are just a short stroll from the cottage and Trowbridge, 4 miles, offers a choice of...

  • Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire
    Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire×

    Longs Arms Cottage

    Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire

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    Ref: 27407
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Longs Arms Cottage is a characterful property which attaches a lovely, traditional pub and is located in the village of Steeple Ashton.
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    Longs Arms Cottage is attached to a 17th century former coach house, now a small traditional village pub with beer garden. Set in the heart of the picturesque village of Steeple Ashton, with “chocolate box” architecture and an award winning village shop and coffee bar, run by the villagers. The magnificent church with its imposing tower can be seen from miles away. An ideal location for exploring the World Heritage city of Bath, 12 miles, the cathedral cities of Salisbury...

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