Ashton Keynes in the Cotswolds

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Ashton Keynes

Ashton Keynes in Wiltshire has the infant River Thames running beside the entire length of the main street and the houses on this street are all reached by crossing small footbridges. Ashton Keynes is located near the Cotswold Water Park so if you are in the area, why not pay Ashton Keynes a visit.

It is in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park, so Ashton Keynes is surrounded with lakes where various water sports take place.

For centuries a settlement has stood on this beautiful part of the Cotswolds. The village was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086 when it was called Essintone. For over 800 years the village had several name changes, until around 120 years ago when it was named after the Keynes family, who owned most of the land in the 13th-century.

Ashton Keynes can be found a few miles from Cirencester, Somerford Keynes and South Cerney.

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Ashton Keynes Accommodation

Wheatleys Farm Bed and Breakfast - Ashton Keynes  

Wheatleys Farm, Ashton Keynes

Gill and Adrian welcome you to Wheatleys Farm - a dairy farm on the edge of the peaceful and picturesque village of Ashton Keynes, the first village on the River Thames.

We are situated in the South Cotswolds near Cirencester and within the Cotswold Water Park, surrounded by our own land with the River Thames running through the farm.

Accommodation comprises two spacious and comfortably furnished ensuite rooms (one family and one double with a kingsize bed). Each room has radio alarm, remote controlled colour television, hairdryer and hospitality tray.

We have been awarded a 4 star (Silver Award) rating by the English Tourism Council.

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Cotswolds towns and villages

Bibury   Home to the famous and picturesque Arlington Row
Bourton on the Water   Bourton on the Water is sometimes known as "The Venice of the Cotswolds"
Broadway   One of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds, and probably England
Burford   Burford is a beautiful town on the river Windrush
Chipping Campden   An historic town with impressive buildings such as one of the finest wool churches
Chipping Norton   The highest town in Oxfordshire and sometimes known as "The Gateway To The Cotswolds"
Cirencester   One of the oldest and most beautiful market towns in the country
Fairford   Gloucestershire town, probably most famous for being the home of RAF Fairford
Lechlade   Lechlade is a small market town on the southern borders of the Cotswolds
Moreton in Marsh   Moreton-in-Marsh is in the heart of the Cotswolds, located at the head of the beautiful Evenlode valley
Nailsworth   Situated about 4 miles from Stroud, Nailsworth is a charming town with winding streets and a plentiful supply of nooks and crannies to explore
Northleach   A charming, under-developed Cotswold village
South Cerney   One of the largest villages in the Cotswolds
Stow-on-the-Wold   Stands along the old Roman Fosse Way on a 700 foot high hill
Stroud   The oldest market town in Gloucestershire
Tetbury   A centre for antique shops and home to The Market House built in 1655
Westonbirt   Home to the world famous Westonbirt Arboretum
Witney   Famous for Witney blankets
Woodstock   Home to Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill

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