We are 15 minutes away from Stonehenge and it is certain that the people who built this magnificent edifice were also present on the land around our farm. Eleven bronze age axe heads were recently found in one of our fields together with smelted bronze. Part of our woods are called Cools Alders and we believe these trees' ancestors were used as charcoal for smelting because of the high temperature obtained.
We look at the stonework in our farmhouse and wonder at the skills of the masons of 400 years ago, but Stonehenge was built probably 3,000 years ago!
Our eleven Bronze age axe heads- seized by the Crown as treasure and now in Salisbury Museum.
Part of our woods with a carpet of bluebells. There are groups of different tree species which provide a very varied habitat for flora and fauna.
Another fantastic edifice in the woods just behind us - Fonthill Abbey - which was built by William Beckford just over 200 years ago. Unfortunately, unlike Stonehenge and our Cools Farmhouse, it fell down less than 50 years after it was built.