Graden House

Tisbury, Wiltshire
Price: £1226-£2116 per week
Sleeps: 10 + cot
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
  • Dog friendly
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Open fire & wood burner
  • HD TV (Sky) in drawing room & sitting room
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Sonos music system
  • Baby grand piano
  • Shops, pubs & station a few minutes’ walk
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

We had a lovely weekend. The house was everything we could have hoped for. The weather was rubbish but the house was amazing - really well equipped, comfortable and warm. Lots of....

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Situated in Tisbury’s attractive village high street, this is a big house with lots of space, just made for large family gatherings, special occasions and celebration weekends. Laid out on three floors, it offers a huge reception room on the ground floor and a beautifully equipped kitchen with convivial dining area opening out into a further sitting room upstairs. There are five big bedrooms, upstairs and down and three luxurious bath/shower rooms. All rooms are of a good size, which means that there is oodles of space for everyone.

Graden House is within two hours of London, by car or train, and makes an excellent base for exploring this scenic and highly sought after corner of southern England on the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset. The surrounding countryside falls within the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is dotted with picturesque villages, many with welcoming country pubs. Visitor attractions are plentiful, the cathedral city of Salisbury, Georgian Bath, Stonehenge, the New Forest National Park and the South Dorset World Heritage coast all being within an hour’s drive.

Tisbury itself has a lot to recommend it. Being the largest village in Wiltshire’s Nadder Valley, it has a useful range of friendly, independent shops, tea rooms and three pubs. All are just a few minutes’ walk from the house. The medieval, thatched Tithe barn on the edge of the village is one of the largest in the country and in the churchyard by the 12th century church you’ll find a 4,000 year-old yew tree. Tisbury also has a very useful rail link to London (Waterloo) via Salisbury.

Graden House combines style and comfort with excellent facilities. The décor, a pleasing mix of contemporary and more traditional styles, reflects the owners’ interest in art and literature. The walls are hung with interesting paintings, there is a wide variety of books to dip into and some antique furniture.


Ground floor: entrance hall with double doors leading into a very large, stylishly furnished drawing room. Ample comfortable seating, a large woodburning stove and a baby grand piano make this a wonderful room in which to congregate. Back hallway leads to a double bedroom and bathroom/wc with shower over the bath. First floor: large landing. Double bedroom with king-size double bed. Beautifully equipped kitchen – a cook’s delight – extending into a dining area with mahogany, double pedestal table, ideal for celebratory meals. Big double doors lead through into a large, more informal sitting room with open fire and long views across the countryside from the bay window. Second floor: three bedrooms - master bedroom with king-size double bed and ensuite shower room/wc, and two bedrooms with zip & link beds offering a choice of twins or 6ft doubles. Family bathroom/wc with bath, separate shower enclosure and a utility cupboard with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Raised decking at the back of the house, accessed from the first floor with outdoor furniture and parasol. Steps lead down to a lawned area. Barbecue.


  • Wood burning stove and open fire – initial supply of logs included in rent
  • Air source heat pump providing central heating
  • Heating, electricity, luxury bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Cot & high chair available on request
  • Smart HD 48” TV (Sky) in drawing room and HD TV (Sky) in sitting room
  • Wireless Sonos music system
  • WiFi broadband
  • 6 ring gas hob & electric double oven
  • Extra large Maytag fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Auto washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Shops and pubs a few minutes’ walk
  • Unlimited street parking opposite the house
  • Tisbury train station 0,4 mile
  • £200 refundable dilapidations deposit payable on booking
  • Non-smokers only
  • Well behaved pets welcome


What our guests say

Great house for get togethers

We had a lovely weekend. The house was everything we could have hoped for. The weather was rubbish but the house was amazing - really well equipped, comfortable and warm. Lots of space for the kids to run around and interesting artwork on every wall! We would definitely recommend this place to large groups or families. Thanks again for a fantastic stay.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 23 February 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

Lovely house

We were lucky enough to stay here for half term. The house is very stylish, very clean and has everything. We had two pre-teens, two teenagers, two couples, a grandparent and two dogs with us and there was plenty of space for everyone. The house has a very relaxing and welcoming feel to it and we were very comfortable here. The owner was very helpful and answered all emails (leading up to the stay) promptly and was readily available for any queries. Everyone we met in the village was very friendly. The village has everything you need from butcher to florist, post office to train station! We found some very good reading in the plentiful books in the house. The children loved the games and sound system. The Boot Inn across the road does great pub food and the owners were very friendly. The fish and chip shop and Chinese takeaway in the village were also very good. The local station is only one stop away from Salisbury and has easy links to London. We found it quicker to reach Bath by driving to Warminster first and catching the train from there. I would highly recommend this property for anyone wanting a large, comfortable house in a lovely village with easy access to many towns and villages.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 3 November 2015. 5 of 5 stars.

Wonderful home in a beautiful setting

We had a family gathering of seven adults aged from 21 to 57 and the house was perfect; spacious, very comfortably and stylishly furnished. The owners books and pictures give it the feeling of a real home and the owner was very thorough and helpful in welcoming us. Tisbury is a busy, friendly village and a great centre for visiting a very beautiful area.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 30 September 2015. 5 of 5 stars.
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Lovely, stylish, perfect

Graden House was the perfect destination for our inter-generational holiday. We received a wonderfully warm welcome on our first day and the house was immaculate. It is stylishly decorated but comfortable for a young family. The garden was beautiful.

Tisbury itself has great amenities and we found some little gems near by: a delicatessen, Pyt House kitchen garden and The Lamb in Hindon were well used. Plenty of local attractions for the family as well - Longleat, Wardour Castle and Wilton House to name but a few of our destinations. We would love to holiday here again!

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 12 August 2015. 5 of 5 stars.

Spacious, comfortable and flexible house in a quiet Wiltshire village

Great stay. Our extended family stayed for two nights--my main regret is that we didn't stay longer. The glowing description of Graden House on the website is accurate, or even a little understated. Lots of room to be together in a large group, or to find somewhere quiet to be alone. Good kitchen and adjacent dining. Two large lounge rooms...etc. There is also a nice back garden. Interesting art, and the book collection included a wide variety of first-rate literature. There were also travel guides and detailed maps for hiking--we used one to guide us on a hike to Old Wardour Castle. It was an easy walk to the co-op for groceries and to other High Street businesses. We did not get to any of the Tisbury restaurants during our short stay, but had an excellent dinner at the Beckford Arms in nearby Fonthill Gifford.

Coming from the US, I was not sure whether there would be much to do in Tisbury, as it is relatively small. It of course has less to offer--or conversely is much quieter-- than Bath or London (our other two stops), but there was more than I expected. For our too-brief stay we used Graden House as a base for a day trip to Stourhead House and Gardens, did one hike, and stopped at Stonehenge on the way in. There seemed to be a lot of other appealing hikes in the vicinity, as well as good day trips; we could easily have stayed longer.

In short, very spacious, comfortable and flexible accommodation in a quiet village in beautiful Wiltshire.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 12 June 2015. 5 of 5 stars.

Just right

This was a wonderful place for our growing family (3 generations comprising 7 adults, a toddler and a new baby) to meet and spend quality time together. It really was a home from home with everything there that we needed. The enormous downstairs room was great for playing the piano or walking the baby to sleep, the upstairs lounge was snug for the evenings, the pretty garden was enjoyed by all, especially our grand daughter - who also loved playing hide and seek in the window seats! - and lovely to have space for all around the dining table. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 2 June 2015. 5 of 5 stars.

Lovely house - ideal for time away with family and friends

Lovely house, which is very well equipped with plenty of space for a group. It is both stylishly decorated and very comfortable. There were lots of extra touches - plenty of books, maps and walks and pub recommendations thoughtfully printed out ready for use. We also enjoyed the extensive music library and piano. It is great to be able to walk from the house and we hardly used our cars as pubs, walks and shops are easily accessible on foot.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 3 March 2015. 5 of 5 stars.

The perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and atmosphere Tisbury has to offer.

We were a group of 10 (5 couples) staying over New Year. Bridget and Steve were fantastic hosts. Bridget was also there to welcome us with Sloe Gin and a bottle of wine upon our arrival! Steve assisted us with kindling for the fire during our stay (there was ample wood provided free for us to use) and helped us get set-up on the Sonos sound system installed throughout the house.The house itself was absolutely stunning. The living room is massive and easily accommodated everyone around the TV and fire. We were able to watch Netflix through the TV and enjoy music from the downstairs sound system. Upstairs, the kitchen is equally impressive with all the equipment to cook for 12+ easily. We even enjoyed the decking out the back of the house on one of the warmer afternoons. All of the bedrooms are a generous size, the bathrooms are also spacious and the entire house was spotlessly clean upon our arrival with towels and everything we would need.

Guests at Graden House, January 2015

Seven of us and two babies stayed here for Christmas and it was absolutely perfect.

The house is amazing. Kitchen and bathrooms all fantastic too. Bridget set up a huge Christmas tree in the living room and welcomed us to the house to show us around - with homemade sloe gin, wine and a fire lit for good measure. She also recommended a good butcher nearby to get our turkey. Tisbury is lovely village in a really beautiful part of the country. I hope we'll be back.

Guests at Graden House, December 2014.
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