LATEST TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR GUESTS
(Testimonials have been taken from the independent website Tripadvisor)
“Fabulous in every way”.
I stayed at The Lodge in Avebury during a business trip to the area. I’ve always had an attachment to the history of Avebury as my family originated from the area and I still have memories of the wonderful Children of the Stones series from the 1970s. Worth a watch for any Avebury fans!
I was greeted on arrival by Andrew, the proprietor. A very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating individual, Andrew really made the visit with his stories and anecdotes and a great example of what customer service should be. The Lodge is a wonderful house, perfectly located and with a really eclectic range of antiques and curios. The breakfast room with its views over the stones is a special treat. I stayed in the Pelmet room – a really good size with fabulous views, a very comfortable bed, tea and coffee facilities and with a very clean and modern bathroom which although not ensuite is for the use of the Pelmet room only and very conveniently situated.
Breakfast was great, the location of The Lodge in the centre of the Stones is particularly special and there is ample parking in the residents’ car park next door for which Andrew provided a National Trust parking permit. And just a short wander from the Red Lion pub if you are looking for someone to cook you supper.
I’m really looking forward to visiting again very soon to this very special place. Happy Day Andrew!
“Once of the coolest places to stay on the planet!”.
My family (myself, wife, children 12 and 15 and gran) stayed at the Lodge. It was a bit of a squeeze ( my son and I shared a double bed and my wife and daughter shared another double bed) but it was worth it to stay in Avebury in the middle of a stone circle!!!! I mean where else can you do that???? Our host, Andrew, was charming, and the room were comfortable, quiet and beautiful, with lots of the family’s collected antiques. We spent more time over breakfast looking around the room than talking. Breakfast was a delicious and filling vegetarian option. Would not hesitate to recommend this as the place to stay if you are visiting Avebury.
Cameron S, Australia.
“Happy Day in Milbury”.
After a stay here I didn’t become a mathematical genius overnight, but I have been calculating the probability of another visit and it’s a 100% certainty.
I just can’t wait to get back here.
A stay at The Lodge is a truly unique experience – it’s location within this extraordinary megalithic landscape, the history of the house itself with its beautiful garden, artworks, fascinating vintage objects and prints, antique furniture and not least, the delightful and engaging hosts Andrew and Susan. The cooked vegetarian breakfast (vegans catered for too) is plentiful with lovely homemade jams and the view from the charming breakfast room just couldn’t get any better.
The bedrooms are very clean and comfortable and cosy and warm with hot drinks, toiletries and fluffy warm towels provided. They’re beautifully decorated and there’s a big comfy chair in front of the window with a stunning view of the sarsens, henge and the tip of Silbury Hill, that on a gentle sunny morning is mesmerising and near impossible to move from.
There’s easy parking for guests and you’re a stone’s throw (sorry) from all the village has to offer. It’s a short walk to the Avebury Manor, church, archaeological museum and barn and the village pub is right next door – although for dinner I highly recommend the Waggon & Horses pub (c.1669) for its delicious fresh food with veg options just a few minutes’ drive away in Beckhampton. Then come twilight – after all the day trippers have left the village -you’ll virtually have the place to yourself. Magical.
Andrew and Susan are also more than happy to provide information and share their knowledge about Avebury’s history, walking trails, other ancient and historic sites in the region plus all manner of other interesting things to do and see however you may wish to spend your time in this extraordinary place.
Elle Dee, Australia.
“A special place”.
Avebury is an amazing place and staying overnight made the experience even more memorable. The Lodge was a lovely, welcoming place to stay and once the day trippers had gone we pretty much had the village to ourselves. The room and bed were very comfortable and in the morning we were treated to a lovely breakfast in a room overlooking the ancient circle. Andrew was a wonderful host. Highly recommended.
Dominic R, Brooklyn New York.
“Best accommodation we’ve ever stayed in.”
Firstly I am going to state this: you even get complementary matchsticks here. room was superb, full of antiques and paintings etc, everytime I looked around the room there was always something new to gaze at. bed was very comfortable, an outstanding view of the stones which was the main reason we visited avebury and both rooms at the lodge are facing the stones, so whichever room you stay in I assume the view is fantastic (we stayed in the pelmet room). breakfast was lovely and seemed to be tailored to us, for instance, I wasn’t eating the tomatoes in the meal, so I wasn’t served them anymore, without mentioning that. our host Andrew and his wife sue were very helpful and attentive to detail. there were loads of lovely little personal touches to the experience, even the booking is done via email which allows you to become very at ease with Andrew before even arriving. all in all, would highly recommend this b&b to anybody wanting to stay around avebury or the surrounding area. my only complaint is that we had to leave.
Luke B, UK.
“Perfect in every sense”
We stayed with Australian visitors here and were all knocked out by the great location with a view of the stones, by the greeting and helpfulness of the owners and by the quirky surroundings of the b and b which was full of antiques and curiosities amassed by the owners. Rooms were comfortable and the vegetarian breakfast was great. We could not think of a better place to stay if you are visiting Avebury or the surrounding area.
Clive C, UK.
“Highly recommended Vegetarian B & B”
My husband and I would absolutely recommend a stay at The Lodge. It is a totally unique experience, we know of no other B & B that enables you to sleep within a stone circle. We both enjoyed being able to sit in bed and view the Avebury stones just metres away. We were lucky to have a double aspect room so had views of the stones from the front and rear windows. The Lodge is a charming building and the owners are extremely welcoming. The vegetarian breakfast was fresh and piping hot. I’m a vegetarian but my husband isn’t, he really enjoyed the breakfast too. The Wagon and Horses pub is just over a mile away and is a great place to eat and sample the local ale.
Leapy L, Bedford, UK.
“Fantastic B&B in the Middle of Avebury”
The Lodge Avebury has two rooms for rent, one room for two people and the other for up to 3 people. There were 5 of us and we were quite happy with our three-day stay. The proprietor, Andrew, was most helpful and knowledgable about the region and its history, This is a vegetarian B&B. Our entire party was omnivoire and we really enjoyed the veggie breakfasts. Right across the street are the standing stones – you can see them from the windows of the B&B. We would return in a heartbeat!
Jerry W, Tucson, Arizona.
“Comfy and fascinating”.
I stayed at the lodge in October & I cannot recommend this unique B&B enough! I loved waking up to that wonderful view of the stones this really is a special place & I cannot fault the owner Andrew could not be more welcoming with such great info on the history of Avebury. The room was very comfortable & breakfast was very good, had a wonderful couple of days & I will certainly be back.
Ric R, Bath, UK.
“Best B&B in the universe”.
We stayed our last night in the UK in 2011, and the Lodge, Andrew, and Avebury were the most memorable and wonderful parts of our trip. The room we stayed in had a view of the stones out the window, luxurious appointments, a very comfortable bed, superb antigue accents, it was wonderful! Andrew took us on an evening tour of the stones and West Kennet Longbarrow that will always be in my memory. His knowledge and perspective on the sites was fascinating. We long to return! Last night we were watching “Still Crazy” and saw the Lodge in one of the scenes in the background, it made me miss it so much! We loved the breakfast with home made jams in the beautiful breakfast room that looks out at the stones. Thank you Andrew for being such a wonderful host, we hope to come back soon!
Gilbert Thomas, Bainbridge Island, USA.