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Peaceful riverside lodge in historic Wiltshire town very close to Salisbury

Bedrooms 1
Space 45 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 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 jam, bread from our local bakery, 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 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.

I am in my mid-fifties, have spent 30 years being fairly full-on in a career in the Third Sector and Education and am now slowing down a bit, working as a consultant. This gives me time to really get on top of my garden and begin my journey into self-sufficiency. 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 where we have built a natural plunge pool for the more adventurous. It is refreshing after a hot day in the garden! 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.


Wilton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
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
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Peaceful riverside lodge in historic Wiltshire town very close to Salisbury
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Just book, you'll love it...

  • 5 of 5

Hare House is gorgeous, the surroundings perfect. I stayed for 3 nights and did not want to leave. The cottage has everything you'd need or want...including fresh bread, jam and cake. Lots of other thoughtful touches like books, dvd's, and guides. The most comfy bed awaits you too! And my favourite was the log fire. It adds the most wonderful coziness (I think I used all the wood-sorry Sara!)... There are the sweet sheep and chickens that are friendly enough for a little petting or sheep selfie! The town is really pretty and has a supermarket, bakery and pubs. All within a 5 min walk. It was my birthday whilst I was there, and I woke up one morning to a gift of chocolates and homemade marmalade! I cannot say enough nice things about Hare House and the owners. Thanks for a brilliant stay Sara!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and I am so pleased that Hare House did not disappoint - it was lovely to meet you and I hope to see you again one day!
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Cozy, friendly stay in this picturesque area

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend in this accommodation. The weather was cold but we were cozy and warm, especially with the log burner. There are plenty of walks nearby and options for eating in Wilton. Sara was very helpful and left us a tasty welcome pack. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! It was lovely to meet you both.
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Beautiful, immaculate place. Everything was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing time at hare house, Sara really goes out of her way to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Everything you will need is supplied, and couldn't have asked for more really. All the local pubs, cafe, bakery and the market on the Tuesday morning were great. Co-op 5 minutes away for any bits you need from the supermarket. We drove to the new forest numerous times as it's only a short journey and had a great experience. The garden at hare house is really beautiful, lovely stream and a pond. The sheep are really friendly, aswell as the lovely bunch of chickens that roam freely. All in all a 10 out of 10 and highly recommend. Huge thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review and John and I loved meeting you both. We hope to see you again some day!
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Definitely returning

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, Sara's attention to detail and understanding of what makes a relaxing romantic stay is spot on. The welcome pack is one of the best we've had. Fantastic property in a gorgeous location, with superb hosts. Definitely returning in the spring.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments; it was great to meet you both and I really look forward to your return - hopefully in the Spring to meet the new lambs!
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Perfect weekend stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my girlfriend for her birthday and couldn't have asked for more. We arrived to the lodge and were incredibly impressed at the layout and cleanliness. There were so many little touches that made settling in really easy. The location was really beautiful and secluded, but still a 5 minute walk from the baker, pubs, Co-op etc. We didn't meet Sara until the day after our arrival, but she was really friendly and wanted to make sure everything was perfect for us. We would definitely come back again and next time for longer, as the weekend flew by.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Hare House. It was lovely to meet you both, albeit briefly, and I do hope that you return some time in the future. Best wishes Sara and John
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Fantastic, amazing, relaxing and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my partner stayed at the Hare House for two nights for a relaxing get away and we got exactly that and more.

Super friendly greeting upon arrival, the lodge is stunning as well as the garden and river, we couldn't have asked for more.

Thank you

Zoe and Sam


  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to meet you both and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Hare House.
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
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.


Rates & Availability

Wilton Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 26 2017 - Jul 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 4 2017 - Sep 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $19.17

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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