Steeple Ashton an Historic Country Village close to Bath


Steeple Ashton was one of the most important 'wool-towns' of the middle ages and from this time remain the exceptionally large Church of St Mary and many of the old buildings of the Village. We have often won the 'Best Kept Village Competition'.

High Street, Steeple Ashton, near Bath, Wiltshire Ashton House, Village Green and 'Lock-up' St Mary's Church from the South St Mary's Church from the South
Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire

There are many footpaths around the Village where you may be greeted by a cheery 'good morning' or 'good afternoon' by the locals. There is a village bus service to Trowbridge, Devizes and Bath.

The 'Lock-up' on Steeple Ashton Village Green, near Bath, Wiltshire
Steeple Ashton 'Lock-up'

The Village has a 'lockup' on the Village Green, used in the past to hold drunks whilst the Policeman was summoned, on his bicycle, from Trowbridge! Today, the 'lockup' houses the Village Green lawnmower.

Steeple Ashton has a pub that has a superb restaurant, a Village Shop (specialising in local produce) which is also the Village Café and Post Office, all about three minutes walking distance from Jasmine Cottage. You will be made most welcome there by the locals.

The Long's Arms Public House and Restaurant, Steeple Ashton, near Bath, Wiltshire
Steeple Ashton Pub & Restaurant

Steeple Ashton is ideally placed as a base to visit many of the prehistoric sites of Wiltshire including the world famous Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle, Silbury Hill, The Wandsdyke, Kennet Longbarrow and the many White Horses of the County (The nearest one is at Westbury, a ten minute drive away).

Easily accessible are the ancient and historic cities of Salisbury and Bath, Stourhead Gardens, the 'biscuit-tin' village of Castle Coombe, the National Trust village of Laycock, Westonbirt Arboretum, Bradford on Avon, Bowood House, Great Chalfield Manor, Longleat House with its Maze and Safari Park and much, much more...

St Mary's Church, Steeple Ashton, near Bath, Wiltshire
Steeple Ashton Church

Further afield are Cheddar Gorge, Bristol, the Cotswolds and the Jurassic Coast of Dorset.

Sports facilities, indoor and out, are available in Trowbridge, Devizes, Melksham and Swindon (Ice rink).

The world heritage City of Bath, 12 miles distant, has a very good night life and cultural events of all types.

"We really enjoyed our stay in your wonderful cottage, we didn't realise that there was so much to see": Mr & Mrs Hinkerman, County Durham

Click here to take a pictorial stroll around Steeple Ashton