West Overton is a sweet-as-pie settlement in Wiltshire consisting mainly of sheep farms and storybook-like cottages all set around the ancient village church which sits proudly in the middle with its pinnacled tower.
West Overton in Wiltshire Standing over the river Kennet, there are plenty of pretty walks and chances to play a game of pooh sticks – a particular favourite with families on holiday in West Overton. The two mile scenic walk through the Kennet Valley will take hungry walkers to the Outside Chance (a pub ’where anything goes“, owned by London nightclub impresario Howard Spooner), which serves up a legendary Sunday dinner. Just four miles away is the archetypical English market town of Marlborough, offering a vibrant array of coaching inns, half-timbered cottages, quaint alleyways all oozing rustic country charm.
Family Escapes and Luxury Breaks in West Overton, Wiltshire When it comes to family-friendly holidays, Wiltshire really does have it all. Where else in the UK can you find England's first safari park, the UK's tallest cathedral and the highest concentration of prehistoric sites in Europe? Longleat Safari and Adventure Park, Stonehenge and the cathedral spire in Salisbury are just three of Wilshire’s must-see attractions for all ages. West Overton is a fine option for couples and families who want to stay in a pretty Wiltshire village filled with peace and quiet, but within easy reach of the main beauty spots. Closer to the village sits the historic Avebury, Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow and White Horses of Wiltshire, also very much worth visiting. Opt for one of the fairy tale cottages in the village for a magical getaway you’ll want to write home about from the very moment of arrival.