A completely rural location, surrounded by working farms, between three of the most beautiful villages in England – Biddestone, Castle Combe and Lacock. 1.5 miles west of Chippenham off the A420 and 4 miles from the M4. Close to Bath (10 miles) and the Cotswolds.
The nearest shop is the award-winning Allington Farm Shop (www.allingtonfarmshop.co.uk0, just a short walk, drive or cycle ride away. The shop provides all groceries and will also supply hampers or freezer food if required.
It is less than two hours drive from London to Sheldon Manor – or one hour and fifteen minutes from London Paddington. Nearest station: Chippenham (3 miles) Nearest Airport: Bristol (1 hour)
The gardens at Sheldon are old and romantic, with many trees and plants of interest to keen gardeners. There are numerous old roses blooming in great profusion from late May through June and July.
Local must-sees include the Cotswolds (Malmesbury and Tetbury are very close), the city of Bath for the Roman Baths, Pumps Rooms, Thermaspa, theatre and shopping; the National Trust village of Lacock, Castle Combe, Bowood House and adventure playground, Great Chalfield Manor (NT), Lacock Abbey (NT), Corsham Court. Lucknam Park – for riding, health and beauty facilities and dining out- to name just a few.
Westonbirt arboretum and the Beaufort Polo Club (matches most weekends during the summer months) offer wonderful afternoon entertainment and Sheldon is perfectly located for Badminton Weekend and Cheltenham Races.