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Luxury lodge in idyllic riverside location near Salisbury

Wilton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
  • Cabin495 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

Peaceful one bedroom lodge close to shops and transport.

'Hare House' is a beautiful luxury wooden Lodge, set in two acres of an 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, Southampton, Bath and Dorset. Wilton has a good range of shops including a bakery and supermarket, 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. Freshly laid eggs are usually available when our hens are behaving themselves!

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 routes.

Property Manager

Sara Hunter

Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
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 Wilton

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, 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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, 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.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Large luxury bathroom. Full size bath and quality shower with two shower heads. Quality bath towels, a bathrobe and toiletries.

          Location Type

            • Rural
            • Village
            • Waterfront


                • Away From It All
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                          Part of main room with bed.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                          wi-fi. TV, DVD player with access to Netflix / Amazon.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          Egyptian cotton sheets.
                        • Heating
                          electric heating and log burner
                        • Parking
                          In drive of owner's adjoining property
                        • Towels Provided
                          Quality towels
                        • Tumble Dryer
                          Available in homeowner's utility room for long stay guests
                        • Washing Machine
                          Available in owner's utility room for long stay guests
                        • Wood Stove
                          Lovely warm and efficient Swedish log burner


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Good quality crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. Specialist utensils may be available on request.
                            • Kitchen
                              Good size kitchen well equipped with basics for home-cooking. Microwave. Coffee, teas, cafetiere, muesli, granola, and welcome pack with milk, orange juice, butter and home-made cake and marmalade.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              Fan oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              cooking oils, vinegar, herbs, sugar, cereals, tea, coffee
                            • Refrigerator
                              Fridge with small ice compartment
                            • Stove
                              Ceramic hob. 4 ring
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Good size dining table in dining area of main living area.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                      good selection of books to read
                                    • DVD Player
                                      Access to Netflix and AMazon etc
                                    • Stereo
                                      Music streaming through wi-if sound system
                                    • Television
                                      Wide screen TV.
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Two acre garden with River Nadder running through the garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Weber charcoal barbq
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                          Verandah with outdoor furniture


                                            • not suitable for children
                                              No children or infants including visiting, under the age of 12
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • live theater
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • cinemas
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • 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

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: Flexible

                                                              Check-out: Flexible

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              29 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Exceptional. Peaceful restful and relaxing

                                                              Dean P.

                                                              What can I say.

                                                              Hare House is the perfect place for a get away and to do whatever you want.

                                                              Lovely scenery and wildlife right outside the picture windows and inside is all you could ever wish for.

                                                              Decor, furnishings and furniture all to the highest standards and that bed... wow. Just sink into it and get thoroughly lost.

                                                              Sara and John are the perfect hosts, giving you time and space and are always at hand if needed.

                                                              Lovely touches of fresh bread, jam and cake to welcome you.

                                                              Everything in the kitchen ready for you to grab a snack and drink on arrival.

                                                              There are a selection of local eateries which are very nice and highlighted in the welcome pack just inside the door, which is a very nice and handy pack explaining everything you need to know about your surroundings.

                                                              There is a big selection of reading and viewing material available to suit all tastes if required, but I must admit just sitting on the sofa, log burner going, looking out over the garden, river, fields and wildlife with cup of tea in hand was a luxury you can’t seem to manage in normal life..

                                                              Many places to visit within a short distance, and bus routes, park and ride etc very close so you don’t need the car!

                                                              Thoroughly enjoyed our stay even with typical January weather.

                                                              The only problem... it is so nice it may be hard to get a booking again!! 😳

                                                              But we will try..

                                                              Thanks Sara and John for allowing us to share your home.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your very kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay - despite the January rain! And we very much hope to see you again soon. Sara and John.

                                                              Setting is like something out of a story book!

                                                              Charlotte P.

                                                              We have stayed at VRBO is the US, Mexico and Netherlands and Hare House is by far the best! You can't get better hosts. Extremely comfortable and everything you need is there. Besides the extras like fresh bread, jam and eggs. Location is great! View is beautiful and so peaceful just perfect for a holiday. I can't say enough good things!

                                                              A gem in Wiltshire

                                                              Vikram M.

                                                              We had a very relaxing break at the Hare house. Thoroughly enjoyed the warmth of the log burner. The Hare house kitchen is well equipped. It has a cooking range and plenty of utensils allowing you to cook a proper meal. However it’s just minutes away from local pubs like the greyhound and Pembroke arms. The lounge is cozy and delightfully decorated. We will definitely revisit Wilton just to spend time at the Hare House. Thanks John and Sara for being such lovely hosts.

                                                              Best wishes,

                                                              Ritika & Vikram

                                                              A gem tucked away in a quiet location...

                                                              Ingunn G.

                                                              The property is tucked away on a private road in wilton. It's close to the town centre but ever so quiet and it feels like you are in the countryside with views of green fields and a lovely running river. The cottage is very clean and decorated to the highest standard. The extra touches of flowers, fresh bread, jam upon arrival was welcomed along with all the extra touches in the kitchen. Would definitely like to come back and the property comes highly recommended.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your kind words; it was lovely to meet you both and I hope to see you again - perhaps we can share a glass of wine on the jetty in warmer weather!


                                                              linda h.

                                                              Relaxing, lovely views. The little extras provided were very thoughtful. We would recommend to friends.

                                                              A little slice of heaven

                                                              Abigail S.

                                                              I can’t speak highly enough of Sara’s hospitality or the lodge itself. After being 7 hours delayed, we arrived tired and weary, but found a warm home with cake on the side, plenty of tea and a fire ready to be lit.

                                                              Everything you could possibly want and more.

                                                              The lake makes a wonderful sound as it ripples at the bottom of the garden, and the birds in the morning feel like you’re in a fairy tale.

                                                              The walks are great (books are so helpful and everything you could need in the handbook).

                                                              The extra special kindness shown by letting us stay later to miss the traffic home was so thoughtful and meant driving home was so much faster. That kindness was really extra special of Sara. Anyone who stays will fall for this magical place. We will be back x

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you very much for your lovely review; we are so pleased that you found the peace and relaxation you were seeking at Hare House, and look forward very much to welcoming you back!


                                                              Wilton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK

                                                              15 min drive to Stonehenge. 30 Minutes from the New Forest. One hour from Bath. 10 mins drive to Salisbury. Salisbury railways station is 10 minutes drive and links to London, Bath, Southampton. Beautiful country walks in local area including pubs.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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

                                                              29 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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