Designer delight on a Wiltshire ley line
Craftsmanship meets comfort at this spiritual B&B. From the minute you drive through the private gated drive it’s clear this is a unique property, a symphony of ancient history and cutting-edge design, and more than just a place to stay.
Brook House was forged from the ruins of a 1400’s farm house by renowned designer Mark Wilkinson. He designed the very first ‘country kitchen’ and was the first to bring granite, marble and stone worktops into use: for this he was in 2009 awarded an OBE. He put his heart and soul into restoring Brook House, retaining the facade and ancient beams, and signs of his ingenuity and taste are everywhere.
There are six guest bedrooms at Brook House. The master bedroom has a private sitting room, a gold leafed bathroom and original 15th century rafters. Three further bedrooms have king-, emperor- or Wilkinson-sized beds, and all have en-suite bathrooms with luxury toiletries. The last two bedrooms are on the top third floor and consist of a king-sized double and a twin room: these share a bathroom and a small kitchenette and are perfect for families. Linens are of the highest quality and comforts assured.
Though Brook House is very much a family home, there’s plenty of room set aside for guests’ use. There’s an imposing dining room, a bright and comfortable sitting room and a sunny terrace for long summer evenings.
And then there are the grounds. Brook House B&B is set in six glorious acres, of croquet lawns, flower beds, woodland walks and private lakes. One lake has it’s own ‘Hagrid’s Hut’ with a veranda overlooking the water; the perfect place to enjoy the sunset with a glass of something chilled. Take a walk over three of Brook House’s own fields and you’ll get to an abandoned quarry with its own stone circle: the Mary Ley line runs through the house and many guests find a sense of the mystical does indeed permeate this magical part of Wiltshire. You share the grounds with plenty of wildlife: visiting deer, swans and ducks on the lower lakes, the family dogs and more.
It’s hard to do justice to this stunning B&B. You just have to visit.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Children by Arrangement
- Dinner by Arrangement
- Dogs by Arrangement
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Packed Lunch
- Adventure Park
- Air Sports (gliding/ballooning etc)
- Bird Watching
- Local Park
- Museums & Galleries
- Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
- Places of Historical Interest
- Train Station
- Wild Swimming
PricingPrice per room per night based on two sharing, including breakfast From £155 Single Occupancy - from £140
LocationBrook House is set in the village of Bromham, in farming country between Chippenham and Devizes. There are walks from the door and more than thirty miles of local footpaths. Bromham is at the centre of some of England's oldest monuments, with Stonehenge, Avebury, West Kennet Long Barrow and Silbury Hill all close by. For fun you're close to Longleat Safari Park, Bowood House with its spa and golf course and more golf at Castle Coombe. More recent history is on display at the village of Lacock - made famous by it's use as a Harry Potter film set - and it's only a short drive to Bath, home to countless film and TV period dramas.
- Bio : Brook House is the home of Cynthia, Mark's wife, managing director and widow, with their children Gregory and Victoria living and working on the property. They share the house as well as Archie and Atti, the family dogs, who are, like Brook House itself, warm and welcoming.