“A warm and friendly welcome in a working farmhouse”
Ratfyn Farmhouse is situated just over a mile down a lane directly off the A303 which is the main holiday route to the West Country.
View of a typical bedroom facing onto the woods
We are easy to find, with ample parking and spacious grounds and we have a no-smoking-indoors policy.
The farmhouse is a comfortable listed Georgian house set on the edge of the water meadows of the River Avon and has been the Rowland family home for forty years. It is managed by Jean who will offer you a high standard of comfort and personal service in an informal and friendly atmosphere.
Ratfyn is a working farm including an organic unit. We have two miles of fly fishing on the River Avon. This was the home patch of Frank Sawyer, a well known name in the fly fishing world. Fly or coarse fishing can be arranged.
All rooms are spacious and well appointed, each having a washbasin, TV, and tea-making facilities. We can cater for family, double, twin or single occupancy.
A full English Breakfast will be freshly prepared from local produce and is served in the family’s breakfast room. Evening meals are available on request.
River Avon walk within, 5mins from the B&B
There is a wide range of magazines and books to browse through. These vary from modern periodicals and novels to old family books and guides to local places of interest.
As the accommodation for dogs is limited bookings must be made in advance.
There are livery facilities on the farm and short term bookings can be arranged.
There are many places of interest nearby that are worthy of a visit.
A day could easily be spent in the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury, only 8 miles away. Wilton House is a few miles west of Salisbury and of course Stonehenge is literally a stone’s throw away!.
Avebury, Silbury Hill, Kennet Longbarrow and the market town of Marlborough are approximately 15 miles northwards.
Also within the area are the New Forest, the river Test, Heale House (Sting’s Neighbour) and Longleat.How to find us
From the East on the A303: Take the slip road to Amesbury, right at ‘T’ junction and then first left into drive.
From the West on the A303: Turn right at Countess Cross, left at the traffic lights and follow road out of Amesbury, left at roundabout, over the A303 and first left into drive.