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Peaceful riverside lodge in historic Wiltshire town very close to Salisbury

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

A contemporary styled lodge in heart of country yet walking distance to town

'Hare House' is a beautiful luxury wooden Lodge, set in two acres of English garden; the River Nadder flows through the garden and there are beautiful views of the countryside and the Italianate church of Wilton. Designed in 2014 by the owner Sara, to be a calming and peaceful space, it offers the perfect base for a couple or individual seeking the quiet of the countryside, together with the many amenities of the small town of Wilton, the ancient capital of Wessex, just a few minutes walk away. Only 3 miles from Salisbury, it is also a good base to explore Stonehenge, the New Forest, Bath and Dorset. Wilton has a good range of shops including a bakery, supermarket, fruit and vegetable store together with pubs and cafes for meals. It is home to the Earl of Pembroke who lives in Wilton House, which has been used as the setting for many films, including Pride and Prejudice and which is open to the public.

Hare House is a self-contained Lodge, adjacent to our home. It has a well equipped separate kitchen; luxury bathroom with bath and shower; and a super Kingside bed which can be separated into two full-size single beds if required. The sitting area has a lovely Swedish log burner which provides warmth in the cooler days and evenings. The Lodge is very well insulated and always feels very warm and cosy.

We appreciate how important a comfortable bed and offer a choice of pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets, together with fluffy white towels and luxurious toiletries.

Your Welcome Pack will have everything you need to get you started for breakfast, and will include homemade cake and jam, bread, milk, juice, butter, muesli and granola and a variety of teas and coffee.

The River Nadder which flows through our garden is renowned for its trout fishing; our section of the river also has a variety of specimen fish. If you are interested, in fishing during your stay, please ask us for more information.

We are surrounded by beautiful countryside and there are many wonderful walks through the Chalke Valley and beyond. We have many walking guides of the immediate area and the New Forest and can offer advice on walking.

More Details

Property Manager
Sara Hunter
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2017

About Sara Hunter

I love meeting people which is why I decided to join Homeway as a host in September 2015. I also know how important it is have privacy when you are travelling - my husband John and I travel widely and we love it when we can find somewhere which offers the perfect balance of leaving us alone to get on with our holiday, but being on hand to offer local knowledge and advice - ideally over a cold beer! I hope we can achieve this with our guests.

We have sheep and chickens and I have rebuilt the raised veg beds and ordered the greenhouse so I can start growing my own seeds for the year's crop. Our guests are welcome to roam free in the garden and on our island over the river. John and I look forward to meeting you and sharing a special part of Wiltshire with you.

Sara Hunter purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Sara Hunter chose Wiltshire

Hare House is a beautifully furnished, contemporary lodge. It is very light with views of open countryside, and the River Nadder runs along the south side of the lodge. Spacious, warm and with everything you need for your holiday within walking distance in Wilton. This includes two excellent pub / restaurants, coffee shops, a delicatessen, bank, baker and supermarkets.

What makes this cabin unique

Peaceful and quiet with uninterrupted views of countryside yet within walking distance of goof pubs, baker, deli and supermarkets.


Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Portsmouth Southampton
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: recommended

15 min drive to Stonehenge. 30 Minutes from the New Forest. AN hours from Bath. 10 mins drive to Salisbury. Beautiful country walks in local area including pubs.


Wilton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large luxury bathroom. Full size bath and quality shower with two shower heads. Quality bath towels, a bathrobe and toiletries.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom and sitting room are in one very large space. The bed is a 6ft super king side bed which can be 'un-zipped' into two full-size single beds. Egyptian cotton sheets, choice of pillows.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking


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(20 traveler reviews)

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Peaceful riverside lodge in historic Wiltshire town very close to Salisbury
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Ames, Iowa

A Great Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Sara and John provided absolutely everything we needed for our 6 days at Hare House. The grounds are beautifully kept with the additional delight of sheep, cows, swans, ducks, etc. to watch! It was especially appreciated after long days out sight-seeing. We sat by the stream and admired the beauty of it all!!! The kitchen was fully stocked with dishes, pans, utensils, spices, teas and coffee, etc. We cooked most of our evening meals and lacked for nothing in preparing them. There is much to do in the Wilton area and we were sorry that we had not planned a longer time there. Lovely bakery in town as well as a nicely stocked Co-Op for groceries.

It was a great place and we were sorry to leave! Jan and Ken, USA

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jan and Ken for your lovely comments - much appreciated. We enjoyed meeting you and hope that you will return to meet next year's lambs! Sara and John.
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Beautiful, quiet hideaway.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights in October. Such a cosy space! Stunning lodge and surroundings. Very peaceful. Extremely well equipped, everything you could ever need has been thought of! We cannot recommend Hare House enough. Book it!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words - it was lovely to meet you both and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Hare House.
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Beautifully located with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Felt like luxury, everything was provided and owners had thought of everything you could need. French doors opened onto their garden with a lake running through and sheep in the field beyond. Their 2 dogs and cat made themselves known which was lovely. We were left alone and enjoyed a lovely couples weekend away.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and for staying in Hare House. It was lovely for all of us (including the animals!) to meet you both.
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  • 5 of 5

Really beautiful place in a gorgeous location. Had a perfect week there and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect property for relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful studio in a very pretty garden on the edge of the Nadder River. Walks and interesting places to explore abound and the village has several pubs in walking distance. Salisbury and its Cathedral are also very easy to get to via the local bus saving parking hassles.

Sara is a great host and the thoughtful touches like breakfast supplies and homemade cake in the well appointed studio make it easy to relax straight away.

Would love to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and John and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to meet you both and we hope the rest of your trip goes well! Sara and John
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Whidbey Island, WA

Comfortable, peaceful, beautiful home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Sara and John, thank you for your care and attention to every detail. You are the perfect hosts. We loved every minute of our stay and only wish it had been longer. From a comfortable king size bed, beautiful decor, very nice soaps, fresh eggs, bread and homemade jam, to visits with the sheep, chickens and Tiffin the black lab, we loved it all. Also, the walks in the country were the best, especially the Bluebell walk. We hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure to meet you both and particularly to share some of our favourite walks with you. The bluebells are especially abundant this year so I am pleased you saw them too! We hope to see you again one day.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $26.49

I cannot accommodate children or additional guests (maximum occupancy is two). Sorry, no pets. We have a dog and a cat on the property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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