Including parts of four counties Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire there is an AONB just waiting to be discovered. This stunning National Park covers an area of 670 square miles and is in the shape of a horseshoe on its side. Holiday cottages in the North Wessex Downs will bring you to a lovely area to discover some of the finest places England has to offer.
It is a unique combination of downland, ancient woodland and chalk streams. The whole landscape is of geological scientific interest and boasts many archaeological sites and digs. With lovely ribbon like walks stretching as far as the eye can see over the whole of the Down’s, you really can’t beat it no matter where you stay when choosing rental cottages in the North Wessex Downs. By using our extensive feature list you can easily find your perfect one such as detached, golf or fishing nearby or part of our luxury collection, the choice really is yours.
Horse racing, most notably at Ascot racecourse, is a major industry in the area with many of the villages being home to large stables. Good quality turf growing over a chalky base provides a perfect terrain for gallops across the area. In fact the whole of the North Wessex Downs is very animal and dog friendly and there’s a good choice of dog friendly cottages if you do want to take your four legged friend.
There are lots of pretty villages as well as two lively market towns, Hungerford in the heart of the North Wessex Downs and Marlborough, a typical historic English market town, in the top north east corner of Wiltshire.
Berkshire, also known as the ‘Royal County of Berkshire’ being the home of Windsor Castle, boasts all types of self catering cottages in quintessential pretty villages and towns. Picture perfect gastro pubs are plentiful and perfect to enjoy some local food and drink.
Oxfordshire and the city of Oxford, of university notoriety, is a must for a fabulous day out. As well as country parks there are lovely walks along canals, rivers or through lush green fields and a rich history to be discovered.
In Wiltshire you will love exploring the medieval streets of Lacock village. Stonehenge loves to play host to dogs on leads, along with their owners, so you can all enjoy navigating around the stone circle and the surrounding landscape, even catch the sun setting or rising.