Ways To Enjoy Your Stay

Travelling in the 21st century is all about convenience. That’s why we’ve come up with a variety of suggestions on how to spend your days when visiting Merryfields Barn.


Scenic Walks

Safe Outdoor Fun Dog-Friendly

Merryfields Barn is situated within the beautiful scenic countryside which we suggest you take full advantage of. We have a suggested list of local and non-local walks to be enjoyed by you and your furry friend.

Box Hill and the Hazelbury Estate

Useful Info: 1.9 miles from Merryfields Barn

Refreshments– The Quarrymans Armson Box Hill is very dog-friendly and a pleasant spot to stop and admire the view.

Distance– 3 ½ miles

Road Walking– there are very short sections of road walking at the start and finish of the walk-in Box Hill on quiet and unclassified roads

Livestock– all the fields along the way are arable. There can be pigs nearby Hazelbury Common.

Stiles– none

Nearest vets– Hale Veterinary Group, 37 High Street, Corsham SN13 0EZ (91249 715097).

Lucknam Park, 5* Country House

​A Luxurious Country House Hotel with Spa & Restaurant Located 1.6 Miles from Merryfields Barn.

The 5* Michelin Star Country House prides itself in extending the highest standards of hospitality and comfort to all guests, both two-legged and four-legged.

There is a vast array of activities to be enjoyed such as:

  • ​Horse Riding
  • BBQ's at Lucknam
  • Picnics at Lucknam
  • Walking & Running Trails
  • Tennis
  • Sculpture Tour
  • Cycling - Bikes available for hire for all ages
  • Croquet
  • Outdoor Play Area
  • Archery
  • Falconry
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Duck Herding​

For more information on how to book your activity at Lucknam Park click here

The Slaughterford Walk

  • a Cotswold trout stream
  • rolling hills and woodland
  • wildflowers
  • memories of Alfred the Great
  • Dog-Friendly pub on route - "The White Hart Ford"


    has a bloodthirsty sounding name and it had its dark times in the days

    of King Alfred and again under Cromwell; but it is a pretty village at

    the central point in a walk through beautiful scenery.

    Warning: Their trails are highly addictive (even for parents)!

    Find out more about the route

    Castle Combe

    Castle Combe is a village and civil parish within the Cotswolds Area of Natural Beauty in Wiltshire, England.

    ​Castle Combe has featured regularly as a film location, films such as Stardust and Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse.

    ​Within Castle Combe, you’ll find a Market Cross and St Andrew’s Church which dates from the 13th century. The church houses a faceless clock which is reputed to be one of the oldest working clocks in the country. You’ll also find a couple of pubs and a luxury hotel with a golf course within the village.

    Stroll along the village to the bridge and you’ll not only enjoy the views but may be able to purchase homemade cakes, sweets or bunches of flowers from outside the locals’ houses. Stop at the bottom of the village by the bridge and enjoy a great photographic moment too!

    On the edge of the village is the Castle Combe Circuit where drivers have the opportunity to test out different vehicles, drive your own car or motorbike around the circuit or tackle the Rally course. There are also a host of events throughout the year at the circuit including race days for both cars and motorbikes.

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    The Famous Roman Baths

    Discover a world of ancient history.

    ​The baths have reopened after being closed due to Covid-19. They have done a fantastic job to make it safe for visitors. You have to book your ticket online for a particular time slot to manage the numbers in the building at one time. This was a much better experience, no pushing crowds and so easy to see the various displays. They couldn't have done a better job, congratulations to all concerned.

    Click here to book your visit

    Victoria Falls Adventure Park

    Victoria Falls Adventure Golf is an 18-hole adventure golf course in the centre of beautiful Bath in a location that is convenient for parking.

    ​Go and play 18 holes of fun golf over rushing waterways and waterfalls, with the Royal Crescent as a backdrop. Some holes are simple and some are more challenging, with some interesting surprises and features such as humps, bridges and a waterfall.

    See if you can score a par on the fifteenth hole in the middle of the lake!

    Click or Call 01225 425066 to check availability

    The Lacock Spy Mission Treasure Trail

    Are you looking for something to do with family and friends or seeking a fun day out with the kids in Lacock? Then why not explore Lacock on this self-guided Spy Mission themed Treasure Trail.

    As you follow the Trail route, can you solve the sneaky clues set on existing buildings, permanent features and monuments to crack the code and complete the mission just like a true secret agent?

    This Trail leads you around the square pattern of streets of Lacock where you'll see the 14th Century Tithe Barn, pretty stone cottages and lime-washed half-timbered buildings. Wander back in time; see the old stocks, the first-floor door of a weavers cottage and the ornate archway of a wool merchants house.

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