Prince Hill House is a house and garden with historical significance and connections. Prince Hill House is believed to have played host to Prince Rupert, when he fought on the side of the Royalists during the Battle of Bristol. It dates, in parts, from the 1640’s. It was considerably enlarged and remodelled between 1911 and 1914 by the Peto family for Basil Peto, with the garden being designed by his brother Harold. Later ownership passed to a descendent and Godchild of Queen Victoria, Lady Brassey, also related to Winston Churchill.
David & Lucy Edsell’s retirement plans started with the purchase and renovation of Prince Hill House & Cottages. It has been an intensive process due to the nature of this magnificent Grade II listed mansion and all it’s amazing features. They have literally gutted, renovated and decorated the whole house and cottages, as well as tended the garden with a lot of TLC. Prince Hill House is now a family home, restored to its former glory within a beautiful countryside setting which makes for a perfect place to come and stay. You will even be served Prince Hill House Honey made by the Bees on the estate.
Prince Hill House accommodation provides 4 generous sized suites, The Eisenhower, The Churchill, The Sikorsky and The Aviary. In addition there are 2 self contained apartments, Polly’s Penthouse Suite which can accommodate up to 4 adults and 2 children and The Prince Rupert East Wing that can sleep 4 adults. A separate Carriage House has 4 double bedrooms which sleeps 7 or 8 people.
The total number of people we can accommodate is 26.
A Ball Room provides ample space for more formal entertainment or parties, with the 3 acre gardens providing space for a marquee and al fresco entertainment.
David & Lucy are discreet hosts always on tap to help make your stay at Prince Hill House & Cottages as memorable as possible.
Worton is perfectly situated for anyone who wants to explore the many attractions of this fascinating and beautiful part of Wiltshire, renowned for walking and cycling. The area is rich in prehistoric sites such as Avebury Stone Circle, Sidbury Hill and Kennet Long Barrow. Narrow boat trips can be enjoyed on the nearby Kennet and Avon canal and the historic towns of Bradford-on-Avon and Marlborough, known for their antique shops, pubs and restaurants are a short drive from Worton while the Georgian City of Bath, a World Heritage Site, the Cathedral City of Salisbury and Stonehenge are all within half an hour’s drive. Longleat is a 40 minute drive away and the Cotswolds and Oxford are within reach for a day’s excursion.
You really do need a car (or bike) to explore the area. Train stations such as Chippenham, Westbury and Pewsey, are all about half an hour away. There is also a coach service between London and Devizes, which is 5 miles away.
Other Things to Note
We have two dogs of our own which are part of our family but unfortunately we are unable to accept visiting pets.
No smoking allowed on the premises.
Forms of Payment accepted: Advance payment by Debit & Credit Cards (not Amex), Paypal and Bank Transfer.