Broad Chalke, Wiltshire Cottages
Nestling in the unspoilt Chalke Valley, The Stable is a state-of-the-art barn conversion in the picturesque village of Broad Chalke, about seven miles from the cathedral city of Salisbury. Painstakingly researched by its owners and tastefully and stylishly converted, The Stable is a brick and flint building very typical of this area. Today, you'll find exceptionally appointed accommodation in a 'clean' contemporary style that make it a very popular choice.
Step inside the main living room and you'll be wowed by the wonderfully spacious feel with the ceilings at roof height and beautiful original elm timbers throughout. The warmth of the red brick plus a very chic Scandinavian wood burning stove provide a warm and cosy living space, particularly on chilly evenings. A comfy bed (plus a sofa bed for two additional guests) and a well-equipped, colourful kitchen complete the picture. Highly recommended for a small family or a couple.
All on ground floor level.
Undercover entrance via a car port with sensor lighting up three stone steps into a hallway with Utility Cupboard and separate WC.
Very spacious, open plan Living Area with sofa (converts to sofa bed), armchair, wood burning stove, TV, a Dining Area with dining table and chairs and a Kitchen Area with oven, dishwasher, microwave and oak breakfast bar.
Bedroom One with zip and link bed offering the choice of super king size or twin beds (please let us know in advance) and 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 paths lead down to a private river bank - a perfect spot to relax and enjoy a picnic.
One small pet welcome. Wi-Fi included. Pub and shop within walking distance. No smoking.
Broad Chalke 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 your 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 Broad Chalke 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.
"The Stables was tastefully decorated, had a lovely cosy feel to it and was well equipped. It was located in a quiet picturesque village, and we didn't have to go far to find things to do."johnson 2018-05-08
"Spotlessly clean, decorated to a very high standard with all fixtures and fittings within the stable being of high quality. Everything you needed was there and immediately available. Great location, quiet but within easy access of large towns and also a lovely village pub."Hood