Broad Chalke, Wiltshire Cottages
The Stable is a state-of-the-art barn conversion in the picturesque village of Broad Chalke, which nestles in the unspoilt Chalke Valley, about 7 miles from the cathedral city of Salisbury. Painstakingly researched by its owners and converted with taste and style, The Stable is a brick and flint building very typical of this area and one you will see in the vicinity. Today, the property offers high class self-catering accommodation in a 'clean' contemporary style that make it a very popular choice.
The main living room, open to roof height and incorporating its original elm timber structure and brick-arched windows, provides a wonderful, very relaxed living space with a chic Scandinavian woodburner - ideal for warmth and cosiness on chilly evenings. A sofa bed provides additional sleeping for two guests.
ACCOMMODATION (all on ground floor)
Undercover entrance via a car port with censored lighting up three stone steps into a hallway with utility cupboard and separate wc.
Very spacious open plan living room comprising sitting and dining areas and a fitted Kitchen with oak breakfast bar. A sofa bed provides additional sleeping for two guests.
Bedroom with superking size double bed, which can also be made as two singles if preferred.
Ensuite Bathroom/WC with separate shower above the bath.
Stable doors from the living room and French windows from the bedroom lead out to a gravelled courtyard garden area with bistro table and chairs. There's a further dedicated garden area beyond the driveway from where cut paths lead down to a private river bank a perfect spot to relax and enjoy a picnic.
One small pet welcome. Wi-Fi available and incl. Pub and shop within walking distance. No smoking.
Broachalke lies in a secluded valley beneath Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is particularly renowned for the huge number of walks in the area starting with one straight from The Stable door across the owner's field to the River Ebble. On the chalk downland above the village you can follow the old Ox Drove all the way to Salisbury while for keen cyclists part of the Wiltshire Cycleway runs along the valley.
Further afield but still within an hour's driving distance of Broadchalke are a whole host of visitor attractions ? Wilton House, Stonehenge, Longleat, Stourhead and the World Heritage city of Bath. The New Forest National Park boundary is only about 20 minutes away while Dorset's Jurassic coastline is a must for a day's excursion.
Closer to home there is a whole string of pretty villages between Salisbury and the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury, with many ancient cottages, some fine houses and gardens, ancient churches and of course lots of good country pubs to discover.
"Beautiful property made for a wonderful stay. "Compton