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
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for courses.
Courses run from 10.30-3pm, £75 including lunch and drinks
Cut Flowers - using flowers and foliage - Wednesday 12th June
Propagation - growing from cuttings, division - Saturday 15th June
Pruning: the when, how, why & what - Wednesday 19th June
Propagation - growing from cuttings, division - Wednesday 26th June
Shade: Success in sunless places - Wednesday 3rd July
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.