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We were thrilled recently to learn that rock band The Darkness were shooting a video close by - even moreso when they decided to stay with us for a few days during the shoot. We hope it won't damage their rock n' roll credentials too much when we disclose that they were wonderful guests. The band's front man/lead vocalist/guitar player Justin Hawkins was kind and gracious enough to take selfies with some of the children staying here, and not to be outdone, Maria and our daughter Isabella got in on the act as he was leaving. Great band - lovely people.

For me, the most magical place at Oldford Farm is the old Roman ford. It doesn't just change with the seasons - or even daily - it changes by the hour when the light changes, the volume of water in the river goes up or down, or the wind changes direction. It's like a magical grotto down there and I often hit the mute button on my phone and go there just to listen to the water and think. I think about the 2,000 years of history and of the people that have crossed there, and I think of what life was like for them. It's a marvellously calming antidote for the pressures of the modern world, and I heartily recommend it to our guests.

A remarkable once-in-a-lifetime view of Oldford Farmhouse taken by one of our guests recently. Looking out of his cottage window he was amazed to see the rainbow framing the house and rushed outside to take the picture. For anyone harboring suspicions of Photoshop related skullduggery, we can absolutely confirm that this is an untouched photograph. Thanks Julian!

"“Thanks for another amazing stay down there thoroughly enjoyed my four days in The Stable the hospitality was first class as always.

Hope to see you again very soon"

“I would like to express our thanks on behalf of our friends for the wonderful accommodation provided during the last weekend. All of our friends enjoyed the accommodation and the facilities provided during our stay. Thanks a lot once again.”

“Longleat House is a national treasure - there's absolutely no doubt about that. The wonderful Elizabethan house with gardens by Capability Brown would by themselves achieve "national treasure" status, but add the Safari and Adventure Park and you have a unique and unforgettable experience for the whole family. We are extremely lucky that Longleat just a 15 minute car drive away.

You won't be surprised to learn then, that we are thrilled to have entered into a partnership with Longleat that allows us to offer our guests a valuable partnership code that will produce a 30% discount on up to 6 tickets purchased in advance online.

Just ask for more details about Longleat when booking.”

 

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