Two miles along the canal is Bradford on Avon “the most attractive town in South West England” with its wealth of historic stone buildings. It offers a weekly market, good shops and restaurants.
If you want to explore the region, the cottage is only 7 miles from Bath – 12 minutes by train. Also within easy reach are Longleat, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Avebury and the Cotswolds.
Ten minutes walk along the towpath, clustered round the aqueduct, is the hamlet of Avoncliff offering tearooms and pub with food. Avoncliff Halt has frequent trains west to Bath & Bristol and southeast to Bradford, Salisbury and Weymouth.
Nearest shop/Post Office in Winsley village 25 minutes walk. Seven Stars pub in old village with good restaurant 15 minutes. Also buses to Bath or Warminster.
Sporting activities Tennis courts and swimming pool in Bradford on Avon. Riding stables and excellent golf course nearby. Boats and cycles can be hired in Bradford and at Dundas aqueduct (2 m).