Local attractions – under half an hour’s drive away
Salisbury Historic Cathedral City
Has two markets on Tuesday and Saturday; museums, small independent shops; cafes and restaurants; Old Sarum; Woodford Valley; Chalke Valley. View: Salisbury Cathedral
Set in its own beautiful parkland amid surrounding farms and fields, the grandeur and magnificence of the house has changed little over the past 400 years. Visit www.breamorehouse.com
Wilton Estate is approximately one-third of what it was in the 1870’s, and today it comprises 5,870 Hectares (14,500 Acres) extending over the valleys of the Wylye and Nadder rivers. Visit www.wiltonhouse.co.uk
Somerley, the beautiful stately home designed by Samuel Wyatt in 1750, has been in the Normanton family for five generations since it was bought by The 2nd Earl in 1825. The Somerley Estate covers 7000 acres. Visit www.somerley.com
New Forest National Park
One of the most beautiful places in the world, with outstanding views. A genuine walker’s paradise with miles and miles of traffic free tracks leading you into the heart of the Forest. View: Newforest National Park Web site
Fordingbridge & Ringwood
Fordingbridge and Ringwood, are towns on the eastern edge of the New Forest, that have hidden depths. The Avon Valley walk passes through Fordingbridge the town and on through some beautiful countryside.
Local attractions – within an hour’s drive
Stonehenge is probably the most important prehistoric monument in the whole of Britain and has attracted visitors from earliest times. It stands as a timeless monument to the people who built it. View: Stonehenge
Longleat House & Safari Park
Longleat House is widely regarded as one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public. Also famous for its Safari park and the Lions of Longleat. View: Longleat House & Safari Park
Beaulieu Motor Museum
Few car museums in the world can match the unique collection of the world renowned National Motor Museum Trust, Beaulieu is also home to the Palace House and beautiful gardens. View: Beaulieu Motor Museum
Discover the world famous historic ships – HMS Victory, the Mary Rose & HMS Warrior 1860 that have shaped British history at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard View: Historic Dockyards
Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park
Peppa Pig World is the worlds first Peppa Pig themed fun park with 7 fun new rides and attractions. Peppa Pig World is a must for all Peppa fans. View: Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park
Elegant and spacious 18th-century house in the Cathedral Close. Rare retreat of peace and tranquility in Salisbury city center, the house has fine Georgian features and charming walled gardens to explore. View: Mompesson House
One of the finest examples of mid-Georgian architecture in England, Broadlands stands serenely in a unique place in British history. Its distinguished owners and many of its important visitors have helped to shape the course of history. View: Broadlands
The spectacular 200-acre woodland garden,world-famous for the Rothschild collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias, rare trees and plants, a riot of colour in spring, and a dazzling sight in the autumn. View: Exbury Gardens
A 13th-century former priory set in glorious landscaped grounds and walled gardens, home to the National collection of roses. Tranquil park, woodland and riverside scenic views. View: Mottisfont Abbey
Milford on Sea
With stunning views, the unspoiled village offers a wide range of shops and a pleasant traditional village green. The cliffs have been left free of buildings and in their natural state. On the inner side of Milford is the Parish church built in the late 13th Century. View: Milford on Sea
A thriving boatyard, situated in a prime location at the foot of Lymington High Street adjacent to the Town Quay and railway station. Costal boat tours available throughout the season.
World-famous 18th-century landscaped garden and Palladian mansion. Enchanting temples, monuments and rare planting around a tranquil lake. Spectacular views and two Iron age hill forts to explore. View: Stourhead
The Jurassic Coast (World Heritage site) is a Walk Through Time. With its rocks and fossils we can uncover detailed stories from Earth’s ancient past. Through its landslides, cliffs and beaches we can learn about the natural processes that formed the coast and continue to shape the world today. Visit the Jurassic Coast Website
Sculpture by the Lakes
Described as one of the most beautiful and unique sculpture parks in the United Kingdom, Sculpture by the Lakes marries the soft beauty of nature’s wild river landscape with the more formal presentation of monumental outdoor sculpture. View: Sculpture by the Lake Web site
Places to Eat
The Wooden Spoon
Built in 1740 and owned by Strongs of Romsey in 1960s. Two bars, public bar recently refurbished. Popular for drinkers and diners. Food is always fresh and there’s plenty of it. The board warns that they ‘don’t do fast food but they do good food as fast as they can”! 01725 511899
The White Horse Inn
The White Horse Inn is a country pub in the heart of the picturesque village of Downton. Serving delicious meals 7 days a week, with thirst quenching local ales and a varied wine list we have something for everyone here at The White Horse Inn.
The Lamb Inn
Situated in a beautiful spot overlooking the village green, traditional pub food, reasonably priced, great for lunch. 01794 390246
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I’ve always wanted to run a B&B and after 30 years of working full time, and our children having left the nest, I am able to put this dream into a reality. I love cooking, in particular baking and making home made bread on a regular basis, so I hope you enjoy my food.