Dreamy interiors, all the kit kids need and bonus baby animals. The Farm at Avebury comprises of a handful of converted stables, all set around a pretty communal courtyard. It’s a little and incredibly lovely part of a real, muddy, working farm that you’re encouraged to explore during your stay. And it’s in the middle of Avebury’s magical, mystical landscape (only a five-minute walk from Silbury Hill and a short drive from Avebury’s sacred standing stones) if you want to lean into some chilled-out, hippie vibes while you’re there. Late bedtimes and grubby, happy faces all round.
Good for grown-ups: The converted stables are beautiful to look at, kitted out with aesthetically pleasing interiors that can somehow also withstand a toddler hurricane. The shared courtyard just outside (and easily within baby monitor range) is perfect for a peaceful drink once the kids are asleep.
Good for kids: There were piglets and lambs, plus grown-up horses and cows, right on our doorstep when we visited, and toys from the owners’ children left in the courtyard to play with. The welcome pack also includes suggested walks for short, easily-tired legs. Older, adventurous kids would love Greyweathers, a stable where one bed is accessed by climbing wall.
Need to know: We stayed in Silbury Hill, where one of the three bedrooms is on a mezzanine level with seriously steep steps to access it – and the bath is upstairs in the ensuite. Ask the owners if you need a stairgate to prevent any over-confident climbers. Travel cots and highchairs are provided free of charge.