The area: Things to do & places to eat
Situated in the heart of Wessex - on the borders of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire - Long Hill Carriage is a perfectly located rural retreat.
Things to do
Find out all about the world's most famous prehistoric monument in the impressive new visitor centre at Stonehenge, before walking round the iconic stone circle (35 minutes away).
The National Trust garden and house at Stourhead are just 10 minutes away. Stroll round the glistening lake and discover grottos, bridges, classical temples and a multitude of exotic trees which are especially fabulous in the autumn with colours galore.
Other nearby National Trust properties include Lytes Cary Manor, a jewel of a medieval manor house set in glorious gardens (25 minutes) and the magnificent Elizabethan house and gardens of Montacute, film setting for Wolf Hall and Pride and Prejudice, and home to over 60 Elizabethan portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery (30 minutes).
Places to eat
Enjoy a cosy home-made meal in the comfort of the carriage with its own wood burner or why not take a trip to one of the many excellent eateries in the local area. The list below gives you a flavour of a few of our favourite nearby restaurants and pubs; there is an in depth guide of good places to eat and drink available at Long Hill Carriage upon your arrival.
The Beckford Arms
The Beckford Arms is a traditional yet stylish country pub located on the edge of the stunning rolling parkland of the Fonthill Estate in south Wiltshire. The Beckford offers great food - varying from whole suckling pig spit roasted on the bar's open fire to their own home-smoked wild salmon - in a classic pub environment.
The Roth Bar & Grill
Enjoy farm-to-table tasty meals and snacks made from local ingredients in the former Cowshed surrounded by a spectacular medley of modern art. Visit the pioneering world class gallery and arts centre of Hauser and Wirth, and whilst you are there, wander through stunning drifts of colourful perennials in the 1.5 acre landscaped meadow.
At The Chapel
Stylish converted chapel with a laid back friendly vibe and delicious bistro menu. Wonderful artisan bakery, bar and restaurant. Excellent takeaway pizzas from their brick wood-fired oven. Open all day every day from 7am.
The Queen's Arms
Surrounded by stunning countryside, this late 18th Century British pub with rooms will delight those in search of good drink, good food and real comfort. It was awarded Taste of Somerset Best Pub 2013.
The Newt in Somerset
A country estate with magnificent woodland and gardens, the Newt in Somerset offers excellent dining at the Botanical Rooms restaurant with menus inspired by its Georgian heritage, or go for something lighter at one of their garden eateries.
The White Lion Inn
Dating back to 1712, the White Lion Inn has a comfortable and relaxing environment, excellent beers and ciders, superb food with fine wines and a cosy bar with an open fire. Live music every Friday night.