Only 2 miles away the village of Marshfield offers excellent shops and services. With three historic pubs there is food, wine and ale to suit every taste. The village shops including a well stocked grocery store, butchers, newsagents, post office, providing all you need for your self-catering holiday or short break. For more information please see our LOCAL FACILITIES AND USEFUL LOCAL LINKS pages.
The village is also rich in history. The Cotswold limestone ridge, 600 metres above sea level, on which it stands, was once the boundary line between the Saxon kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia. Sheep and corn were historically the mainstays of Marshfield but from Georgian times until the early 20th century malting was also an important economical factor. At one time there were at least 26 malt houses with large quantities of malt being sent to Bath and Bristol breweries. It is those days in the 18th century that Marshfield owes much of its distinctive architectural heritage. The long High Street is quite a collection of Cotswold stone Tudor and Georgian houses some with fine shell porches.