Grittleton is a picturesque village situated on the edge of the Cotswolds and surrounded by glorious English countryside. Grittleton was owned by the Neeld family, although most of the houses today are privately owned they still maintain their original charm. As you walk along the short High Street look out for ‘The Old Laundry’, ‘The Reading Rooms’ , ‘The Old Stores’, The Old School and The Forge to name a few. Grittleton is perfectly located with easy access from the M4 and M5 motorways. For those that require a more leisurely journey there is plenty to see as you wind your way through the lanes.
Bath (18 miles) - The historic city of Bath is twenty minutes away with its Georgian architecture, ancient Roman baths and numerous and varied museums.
Castle Combe (2 miles) – Castle Combe (pictured above) has been called 'The Prettiest Village in England' and with good reason. Visitors have been coming to enjoy its charms for at least a century, and the small street leading from the Market Cross down to the By Brook is as picturesque today as is ever was. Castle Combe has been used as a location for many feature films, Doctor Doolittle, Star Dust, Wolfman and more recently Stephen Spielberg’s ‘War Horse’
Badminton (4 miles) - The world famous Badminton Horse Trials take place at the beginning of May and are within easy reach of Grittleton.
Lacock( 9 miles) - A picturesque village which is owned almost in its entirety by the National Trust, and attracts many visitors by virtue of its unspoiled appearance. Visit the 13th Century Abbey and the Fox Talbot Museum. This village has also been used for many film and TV productions, most notably Pride and Prejudice and several of the Harry Potter films.
Malmesbury (8 miles) - A charming hilltop market town containing the remains of an impressive Norman Benedictine Abbey, a place of pilgrimage in the 7th Century.
Westonbirt Arboretum (7 miles) - Perhaps the most important and widely known arboretum in the country. Westonbirt Arboretum comprises some 18,000 trees and shrubs, over an area of approximately 600 acres. Its 17 miles of marked paths are popular with visitors, and provide access to a wide variety of rare plants.
Avebury (18 miles) – This is the site of an ancient monument consisting of a large henge, several stone circles, stone avenues and barrows, surrounding the village of Avebury. Also visit the Wiltshire White Horses and Stonehenge.