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A grade II listed Georgian hotel steeped in history, The Moonraker has been the subject of a recent renovation using fine antiques and fabrics. Originally a typical farmhouse, the building still retains its rural background, surrounded by walled gardens, rare-breed pigs and bee hives. A short drive from a handful of quaint, Wiltshire villages, the hotel sits close to Bradford-on-Avon, which attracts guests year-round thanks to its array of historical churches, the scenic old Town Bridge, and its Tudor Shambles. Slightly further on is the charming town of Bath, where historical attractions and sightseeing opportunities abound. As well as the Roman Baths, visitors may also opt to take in the iconic Royal Crescent or tuck into a slice of traditional afternoon tea in Sally Lunn’s, one of the oldest houses in Bath. Tastefully decorated in keeping with the building’s history, the cosy rooms feature everything needed for a relaxing break away. As well as en suite facilities, the room includes a double bed, a hairdryer, a TV and hot drink making facilities.The olde-worlde restaurant combines contemporary features with dramatic fireplaces, stone walls and leather sofas. Head chef Matthew Briddon, a previous winner of a Michelin star at another hotel, incorporates into meals a range of ingredients grown from his extensive kitchen garden and on-site smokery.