Deverill End Bed & Breakfast - Joy Greathead

Set in the picturesque Wylye valley, with a magnificent southern view over fields and downlands, where race horses feed and train. The beautiful garden, filled with roses and clematis includes an orchard where bantams and ducks run.

Longleat (5 miles), Stourhead, Stonehenge are but a few of the many historical and horticultural attractions within easy reach. There is an excellent local pub within walking distance and many other lovely pubs in neighbouring villages.

We are half way between Bath and Salisbury, peaceful and quiet, with off road parking. Children 10 years and over. No smoking.

Directions: From London Heathrow and M25. Exit M3 J8 onto A303, take A36 signposted to Warminster. Continue to the first roundabout at Heytesbury. Take 3rd exit to Sutton Veny. Continue 1.5 miles to village, over cross roads and Deverell End is 200 yards on left.

Two double en suite and one twin en suite £80 per room per night. Single occupancy from £60 - £80 per night.

Additional Information:

Joy Greathead was born in a nearby village, married a South African farmer in 1967 and emigrated there. They have 3 married children.

The Greathead family have an interesting background:

In 1789 Henry Greathead (ancestor) 'invented' the lifeboat.

In 1820 the Greatheads were amongst the first British settlers to South Africa.

In 1874 James Greathead (great uncle) patented the 'Greathead Shield'. A tunnelling device that though improved upon is still used today. A statue was erected of him in London in 1994. Rather late posthumous recognition; no doubt triggered by the Channel tunnel construction.

Thomas Rivers, Joy's husband's (Sim) great great grandfather was the famous and prolific Victorian nurseryman of the Rivers Nursery (established in 1730 and sold by the family in 1985). His plant breeding and development resulted in the 'early rivers' nectarines, plums, cherries, peaches and most famous of all, the conference pear. He also introduced the late Valencia orange into California USA.

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