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Journey Far From the Madding Crowd

11th May 2015 Print

Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd, which hit UK cinemas from May 1st, 2015, marks the fourth time this famous novel has become a film. The classic story is set in rural Victorian England and follows the up’s and downs of a headstrong farm owner and her three likely suitors.

Holidaymakers are spoilt for choice when choosing where to celebrate the film and original novel’s 140th anniversary. A Welcome Cottages retreat really is the perfect place to begin your own adventure, visit the stunning filming locations including Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Dorset and prepare to fall in love.

So whether you’re after a romantic retreat, a family adventure, or a hike with the dogs, with pets staying free at thousands of properties, you can be sure that all of your loved ones are Welcome.


Marrie Mount - Hook Norton, nr. Chipping Norton
Property reference: 30660

Situated at the heart of Hook Norton and dating back to the mid-1700s, this stone holiday cottage is filled with character and original features including beamed ceilings and flagstone floor. The area is home to the Victorian tower brewery which is the only steam driven brewery still in operation in the UK and is close by to the many delights of the Cotswolds.

Price: £776 (from £18.48 pppn**) for seven nights’ self-catered accommodation arriving 29th May 2015. Sleeps six in three bedrooms.


Kingshill Farm Cottage - Little Kingshill, nr. Great Missenden
Property reference: 28270

This traditional Chiltern cottage is located in the rural village of Little Kingshill and offers the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the property is ideally located for lovers of walking, trekking and cycling. The property itself is bright and modern and benefits from stunning views and its own private garden.

Price: £825 (from £19.65 pppn**) for seven nights’ self-catered accommodation arriving 29th May 2015. Sleeps six in three bedrooms with two pets welcome. Pets stay free!


Pond Cottage, Whitebridge Farm Holiday Cottages, in Semley, Shaftesbury
Property reference: B6844

This modern holiday home is set right in the heart of Thomas Hardy country and the quaint village of Shaftesbury. The cottage has been renovated to a beautiful standard whilst also retaining as many of the original features as possible. The area surrounding the cottage is the perfect place for holiday makers to enjoy attractions including stately homes, stunning gardens and awe-inspiring cathedrals.

Price: £430.00 (from £15.36 pppn**) for four nights’ self-catered accommodation arriving 8th June 2015. Sleeps seven in three bedrooms with two pets welcome.

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**Prices accurate at time of writing and subject to availability. 

All per person per night prices are based on maximum occupancy.

Property details are edited for space and booking conditions apply - please see website for full details.

Please note that advertised activities may incur an additional charge and are provided at the sole discretion of property owners, who assume full responsibility and operate independently from Wyndham Vacation Rental.