Wheelwright Cottage is a pretty, snug, self-contained cottage attached to number 1, West Dean, right in the centre of a tranquil Wiltshire village. West Dean lies (literally) on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border and is almost equidistant from Romsey and Stockbridge in Hampshire and Salisbury in Wiltshire.
West Dean recently won the 'Best Kept Village in Wiltshire' from the Council for the Protection of Rural England. Number 1 overlooks the village green, enhanced by the River Dunn which flows through the centre of the village to the River Test. There are many local walks; for cyclists, the village is on the National Cycle Route 24, and there is fishing further downstream on the River Dunn and the nearby River Test.
The village has its own railway station (Dean), which is only a five-minute walk from the cottage. There is an hourly train service west to Salisbury and southeast to Romsey with a journey time of approximately 10 minutes. It is possible to connect from Salisbury to Bath and beyond, and to Southampton and Portsmouth from Romsey. If you prefer to drive, the New Forest National Park is a short drive from Dean. If you wish to visit Stonehenge there is a bus from just outside Salisbury station.