A Village Called Box

Posted on 3rd Nov 2012 by ian under Travel Tales | No Comments »

Highly recommend the village of Box if you want somewhere close to things but out of the way.  There are three pubs and a service station with licensed supermarket inside.

These photos are from the living room in our apartment (Apt 2 Benson House).  Not wheelchair friendly as there are around 15 stairs to the first floor but worth the pain for the gain for yours truly.

There is a disabled parking space in the car park just across the road from the entrance (don’t forget your sticker!).  The silver car, bottom left, is ours.

The unanimous family call is that we could happily live here – a village community ten minutes from Bath and two hours from London – how good is that?!  It is a gorgeous two-bedroom apartment in a house similar to those in the photos with a modern bathroom and kitchen plus contemporary furnishings (including three Plasma TVs and WiFi) for $135 quid a night.  BTW – when I was taking the photos, a squirrel loped down the centre of the road but it didn’t sit still for a photo.  Sooooo English country…

BTW – Box has two main claims to fame – it is where the Reverend Wilbert Awdry lived – he created Thomas the Tank Engine – and it is where Peter Gabriel has an amazing recording studio.