|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
The Apartment is within a Listed Historic (18th century) Town House. The restoration of the house and the Apartment was the subject of a 15 part TV documentary which followed the owners, Peter and Sandy's, initial restoration of the house in 1999. Over the 16 years they have lived in the house they have continued the restoration work and more recently the house won Period Living Magazine's Town House of the year 2011.
The Apartment has been totally up-dated and furnished with the same style and elegance as the main house.
There is an eclectic mix of antique and contemporary furniture throughout the Apartment which is elegant and very comfortable.
As the Apartment is on the top floor of the house, the large Sitting Room has great views out over the Market Square and roof tops of Wilton.
Both the bedrooms are a spacious and light and have large new double bed in one room and King/or twin beds in the master bedroom both with crisp white bed linen, cupboards for storage, bedside tables and so on.
The contemporary kitchen has also been updated, with a new oven, microwave, coffee machine, washing machine, plenty of shelving and storage etc and a larder cupboard stocked with most cooking essentials, such as tea, coffee, oil, etc.
We also provide welcome hamper for our guests - with local fresh bread, butter, milk, and cheese.
Sandy and Peter operate a Chartered Architect's Practice next to the property based in a converted church.
Sandy Borchert purchased this apartment in 1998
The Apartment is within a Listed Historic (18th century) Town House. The restoration of the house was the subject of a 15 part TV documentary which followed Peter and Sandy's initial restoration of the house back in 2000. More recently the house won the prestigious Period Living Magazine's Town House of the year 2011 Award.
Three miles west of Salisbury,
right where the Wylye and
Nadder rivers meet, lies pretty
Wilton, an attractive market
town with a rich historical
heritage, one that stretches right back to the
8th century AD and the Anglo-Saxons. Wilton
was once the county town of Wiltshire, and
for a place of – what? Four thousand people?
– it has some remarkable claims to fame:
Alfred the Great once lost a major battle here
to advancing Danes; carpet-weaving expertise
allowed the town to give its name to perhaps
Britain’s most celebrated floor covering; while
over the years it’s been home to everything
from a major smallpox epidemic to the
scrambled egg and moustaches of Britain’s
military top brass.
The house sits in a particularly pretty
tree-lined square and is believed to
date from 1860 or thereabouts – the year that
Abraham Lincoln became US president and
Charles Dickens published his first chapters
of Great Expectations
No 3 Kingsbury Square is a great place for couples to escape for a holiday. The area is so peaceful and the landscape is extremely beautiful, yet still close enough for easy access to all of the local amenities.
The rooms are spacious, the décor is tasteful and elegant and my wife and I found it to be very comfortable.
I would definitely stay with Sandy again when visiting this part of the world and would recommend it to anyone looking for a taste of real England outside London.
We truly enjoyed the pretty and comfortable apartment that is high above the scenic Wilton village. The spacious two bedroom, home away from home, is very clean, nicely furnished, kitchen well stocked... just like it shows in the pictures! Wilton itself is quiet and lovely with couple nice pubs within walking distance and very near plenty of other attractions, towns, castles, pubs.. you name it. Highly recommended!
Our family of four (2 teenagers, 2 parents) had plenty of space in Sandy and Peter's beautifully updated apartment. Clean and comfy, with every detail lovingly attended to, every need we hadn't even thought of was anticipated and taken care of. You couldn't find better, more responsive hosts anywhere! Spent our days exploring Wilton on foot and easily reached Salisbury, Bath, Oxford, and the coast by car. Sandy has lots of great recommendations on what to see and where to eat--a fantastic resource, she offers great ideas and advice.
Our stay in this apartment was a delight. It was comfortable, spacious, well equipped and full of nice surprises. The bedding was perfect, the kitchen had everything we needed--with some whimsical touches--it was quiet, full of light and views of green. Sandy could not have been more warm and welcoming and made good recommendations for where to go in the area--which we followed and were not disappointed.
The village of Wilton was charming--I have always dreamt of spending in an English village and this fulfilled the dream with all the charm you would imagine, we only wished we could have stayed longer.
If your travel is to Salisbury, Wilton is only five-ten minutes by car and there is bus service to Salisbury.
Because Sandy was on holiday we had the extra-bonus of making arrangements through through her mother, who was equally wonderful and pleasure to know.
We have been renting frequently through vrbo for eight years and we highly recommend this home away from home. It really felt like home when we were there and we love to return someday.
We arrived in Wilton, exhausted and jetlagged, to a warm and hospitable welcome from Sandy, whose directions to the apartment were spot on. The warmth of her welcome, including the bread, wine and cheese in the kitchen, made us feel at home straight away. The apartment itself is beautifully appointed and very comfortable. The extensive folder of local information made orienting ourselves very easy and gave us lots of further ideas to enjoy our stay in Wiltshire.
We would thoroughly recommend staying here. The apartment is clean and spacious, the kitchen contains everything you need if you wish to self-cater (though we ate at the Pembroke Arms and the Greyhound Inn when we were in Wilton in the evenings, both recommended), the beds are comfortable and the lounge is a great place to relax in, with good views over the town.
There is easy access to Salisbury, Stonehenge, Winchester and other lovely places to visit. We wandered as far as Wells, the south coast (Swanage) and over to Hampshire from our base here, without having extensively long days.
We have no hesitation in recommending visitors stay in this apartment!
We spent 8 wonderful days in July at the Kingsbury Square flat. The apartment was lovely - comfortable, clean, spacious, cozy, nicely furnished with fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, excellent Wi-Fi & a bathtub. The flat was very quiet with only the sound of peaceful church bells. Wilton is a quaint village in the English countryside close to many beautiful cities and sights. The owners, Sandy & Peter were welcoming hosts. They live downstairs in this large, gorgeous home & work next door and were available & helpful when needed. We were greeted by Sandy who showed us around the flat, and bread, butter, honey & wine awaited us after a long flight, which was much appreciated. We especially enjoyed having a drink with Sandy & Peter in their lovely garden sharing stories about our lives and travels. Wilton was a great place to base ourselves to explore the region. While you may not need a car for your stay, we rented a car for the week and enjoyed driving around the English countryside - it takes a couple of days to get used to driving on the left but then becomes second nature. Highlights of the trip included nearby Salisbury, which is very pretty, lots of shopping and the gothic cathedral is stunning; exploring the Cotswold’s region (loved the Slaughters!); Stonehenge (definitely worthwhile - consider the tour with Pat Shelley - we didn't do it because of scheduling but it is probably worth it); Oxford, very pretty city (probably better to go during the week - we went on a Sunday & it was very crowded but still wroth it); and beautiful Bath - we wished we had more time there - not to be missed! In all our travels throughout Europe, we were especially struck by the friendliness of the people here. As vegetarians & needing a gluten-free diet, having a kitchen was important and we ate most meals at the flat, but the Brits are very progressive, and there were good restaurant options, and the health food stores & Waitrose grocery store in Salisbury had everything we needed. A special treat for North Americans is the Guernsey butter - there's nothing like it! We've tried to find it in Toronto, Canada but to no avail. We would highly recommend the apartment & visiting this area. Thank you Sandy & Peter for offering us a lovely stay in Wiltshire!
Michelle & Andrzej
Sandy and Peter's apartment is a lovely, modern, spacious spot for a fabulous vacation! In a very beautiful old mansion, the flat exudes both charm and modernity, and one can walk to restaurants, grocery shops, bank, bus. We came to see the historical sites in and around Salisbury, and we found the Borchert's flat ideal. 10 minutes from Salisbury (we actually walked it....in 90 minutes) where we took the train to Bath and Oxford. Lovely footpaths, also in Wilton, with views of rolling fields. We hope to return!
The Apartment is ideally located within a pretty tree-lined square set in the quintessential English market town of Wilton. Once the ancient and historical Capital of Wessex, it has a wide range of family owned shops, cafes, pubs, and a great delicatessen as well as the Earl of Pembroke's Wilton House, described as England's most beautiful country house all with easy walking distance.
The enchanting Catherdral City of Salisbury is about 1.5 miles to the east and offers a more extensive range of both shopping and entertainment facilities.
Wilton is ideally located to explore the World Heritage site of Stonehenge, Avebury, Wardour Castle, the New Forest national park, lackock Abbey, City of Bath to name a few.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest|
|Laundry and Cleaning||£20|
£130/night for 2 people (min 2 night stay)
£160/night for 3
£190/night 4 people
If there are children under 16yrs then a damage security deposit is required.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.