Monday, 26 March 2012

New website for accommodation near Longleat

An innovative group of like-minded accommodation providers in West Wiltshire have come together to promote a new website for “Holidays near Longleat”.

Longleat has traditionally driven visitors from all over the UK (and abroad) and this entrepreneurial group of approximately 35 accommodation providers covering pubs, hotels, bed and breakfasts, self catering cottages and camp sites, has come together to promote stays in the area.

Debbie Rickhuss, the founder confirmed: “We are immensely fortunate with the wealth of places to visit on our doorstep. All are within an easy 40 minute drive of any of our accommodation outlets and will tempt visitors both young and old, families or couples throughout the year.

“Each and every owner within the group has run a successful business over the years and we pride ourselves on our customer service and repeat business. What we have realized though, is that by working together, we have much more choice to offer the visitor. Collectively, we are aware that visitors will shop around looking for a particular type of accommodation to suit their budget and their particular needs be it somewhere that has high chairs for toddlers or has a separate kitchen so they can come and go as they please. By coming together we can hopefully share visitors around and become a one-stop-shop for accommodation in the area.

“Longleat has obviously invested vast sums in the last year and it is understood this will continue into 2012 and beyond. All our businesses are within 6-miles of the Estate and this, along with the 33% discount which we can offer against Longleat Day Tickets, can only be good for everyone.”

Dr Andrew Murrison, MP extends his full support to the venture stating: “the southwest corner of Wiltshire is a treasure-trove of fascinating attractions based around dramatic landscapes and historic monuments, all within half an hour of each other. Finding great accommodation at a reasonable price is key to a successful family holiday and this website is an excellent place to start”.

The website – – is already live and is attracting more and more interest (and bookings) each and every day. All are eager to make this venture work and it is hoped that this collective approach can only be good for all concerned as well as the local economy.