Bradford on Avon is a gorgeous historic town with both natural and architectural beauty, and offers a great community feel and some top spots for eating and drinking.

Bradford-on-Avon is situated on the River Avon just northwest of Trowbridge. Its limestone houses rise up the steep side of a valley. A local monastery existed in the 7th century, and in Abbey Yard, presumably its site, stands the Saxon Church of St. Lawrence, discovered and carefully restored in 1856.

Bradford became a busy centre of the medieval wool trade and later was known for its manufacture of fine broadcloth. The onset of the Industrial Revolution led to a decline in activity with the last cloth mill closing in 1905.

Residents are possibly more relaxed and laid back than their Bath neighbours, and there are opportunities to get involved in eco organisations such as Climate Friendly Bradford.

Bradford on Avon’ setting makes it a perfect destination, with one of the big attraction being the river: perfect for picnics to paddle boarding. Walk or cycle along the Kennet & Avon canal to some bucolic pubs at Avoncliff, Freshford and Westwood, and just keep going for the Italianate delights of Ilford Manor.

Anyone looking for a rental property in this area know that the stocks of rental properties is at an all time low.

However, there are a few little gems. Check this Lovely period cottage for rent in Bradford-on-Avon, expertly listed by Hamptons estate agent in Bath! A lovely property in our opinion!

St. James House offers fantastic living accommodation boasting contemporary décor mixed with features of the period. The cottage is detached and is set within a private walled garden overlooking the church and rolling Wiltshire countryside.

The Garden is private, walled and well stocked with mature plants, shrubs and trees.

What’s not to like?


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