Buckerfields Barn Apartments in Ogbourne St George adjoin The Ridgeway, Europe’s oldest thoroughfare, surrounded by beautiful Wiltshire countryside with stunning views of the Marlborough Downs and set in pretty landscaped gardens and lawns for all to use.
Sonia Wright runs a specialist plant nursery on the site just outside Marlborough where she also runs courses and she and her husband Terence have renovated the barn to provide four cosy self-catering apartments, perfect for couples or small groups who want to explore the area.
“We wanted to create the sort of places we would enjoy staying in” says Terence “so we’ve paid particular attention to providing comfortable beds, well equipped kitchens and spacious bathrooms.”
There is underfloor heating throughout from the ground source heat system with limestone flags on the ground floor. Each apartment has a sunny garden room as well as its own style and character plus everything you will need to make you feel at home.
The specialist nursery that surrounds the barn is what makes these apartments unique. Here Sonia grows interesting and unusual plants - Look out for old-fashioned roses, Barnhaven primroses, scented leaf geraniums and lots more including her hens!
About three miles away is the excellent Three Trees Farm Shop. They feature a large range of quality local produce including meat, hams, cheeses and a delicatessen.
Terence and Sonia Wright
OGBOURNE ST GEORGE
Propagation, covering all aspects of creating new plants from various forms of material: soft cuttings such as fuchsias, ripe cuttings of grapevines and roses, root cuttings, and many other ways of plant reproduction you might not have yet come across. - £75 - lunch and drinks included. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The plants are for sale at the Market on Marlborough High Street, every Wednesday and Saturday
Walk on The Ridgeway, the earliest known thoroughfare in Europe, imagine those who have followed the route over the last 10,000 years, watch the soaring birds of prey, embrace the big sky views and listen to the silence.
Wander in the mighty medieval Savernake Forest and wonder about those who have passed beneath the boughs of the ancient trees over the last 1000 years or so.
Marvel at the ingenuity and industry of the people who placed the massive stones, touch them and feel antiquity.