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Luxury lodge in idyllic riverside location near Salisbury

Bedrooms 1
Space 495 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Peaceful one bedroom lodge close to shops and transport.

'Hare House' is a beautiful luxury wooden Lodge, set in two acres of an English garden; the River Nadder flows through the garden and there are beautiful views of the countryside and the Italianate church of Wilton. Designed in 2014 by the owner Sara, to be a calming and peaceful space, it offers the perfect base for a couple or individual seeking the quiet of the countryside, together with the many amenities of the small town of Wilton, the ancient capital of Wessex, just a few minutes walk away. Only 3 miles from Salisbury, it is also a good base to explore Stonehenge, the New Forest, Southampton, Bath and Dorset. Wilton has a good range of shops including a bakery and supermarket, together with pubs and cafes for meals. It is home to the Earl of Pembroke who lives in Wilton House, which has been used as the setting for many films, including Pride and Prejudice, and which is open to the public.

Hare House is a self-contained Lodge, adjacent to our home. It has a well equipped separate kitchen; luxury bathroom with bath and shower; and a super Kingside bed which can be separated into two full-size single beds if required. The sitting area has a lovely Swedish log burner which provides warmth in the cooler days and evenings. The Lodge is very well insulated and always feels very warm and cosy.

We appreciate how important a comfortable bed and offer a choice of pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets, together with fluffy white towels and luxurious toiletries.

Your Welcome Pack will have everything you need to get you started for breakfast, and will include homemade cake and jam, bread, milk, juice, butter, muesli and granola and a variety of teas and coffee. Freshly laid eggs are usually available when our hens are behaving themselves!

The River Nadder which flows through our garden is renowned for its trout fishing; our section of the river also has a variety of specimen fish. If you are interested in fishing during your stay, please ask us for more information.

We are surrounded by beautiful countryside and there are many wonderful walks through the Chalke Valley and beyond. We have many walking guides of the immediate area and the New Forest and can offer advice on walking routes.

More Details

Property Manager
Sara Hunter
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Sara Hunter

I love meeting people which is why I decided to join Homeway as a host in September 2015. I also know how important it is have privacy when you are travelling - my husband John and I travel widely and we love it when we can find somewhere which offers the perfect balance of leaving us alone to get on with our holiday, but being on hand to offer local knowledge and advice - ideally over a cold beer! I hope we can achieve this with our guests.

We have sheep and chickens and I have rebuilt the raised veg beds and ordered the greenhouse so I can start growing my own seeds for the year's crop. Our guests are welcome to roam free in the garden and on our island over the river. John and I look forward to meeting you and sharing a special part of Wiltshire with you.

Sara Hunter purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Sara Hunter chose Wilton

Hare House is a beautifully furnished, contemporary lodge. It is very light with views of open countryside, and the River Nadder runs along the south side of the lodge. Spacious, warm and with everything you need for your holiday within walking distance in Wilton. This includes two excellent pub / restaurants, coffee shops, bank, baker and supermarkets.

What makes this cabin unique

Peaceful and quiet with uninterrupted views of countryside yet within walking distance of goof pubs, baker, deli and supermarkets.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Wilton in Wilton

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 495 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large luxury bathroom. Full size bath and quality shower with two shower heads. Quality bath towels, a bathrobe and toiletries.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom and sitting room are in one very large space. The bed is a 6ft super king side bed which can be 'un-zipped' into two full-size single beds. Egyptian cotton sheets, choice of pillows.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking


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(26 traveller reviews)

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Luxury lodge in idyllic riverside location near Salisbury
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Exceptional. Peaceful restful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

What can I say.

Hare House is the perfect place for a get away and to do whatever you want.

Lovely scenery and wildlife right outside the picture windows and inside is all you could ever wish for.

Decor, furnishings and furniture all to the highest standards and that bed... wow. Just sink into it and get thoroughly lost.

Sara and John are the perfect hosts, giving you time and space and are always at hand if needed.

Lovely touches of fresh bread, jam and cake to welcome you.

Everything in the kitchen ready for you to grab a snack and drink on arrival.

There are a selection of local eateries which are very nice and highlighted in the welcome pack just inside the door, which is a very nice and handy pack explaining everything you need to know about your surroundings.

There is a big selection of reading and viewing material available to suit all tastes if required, but I must admit just sitting on the sofa, log burner going, looking out over the garden, river, fields and wildlife with cup of tea in hand was a luxury you can’t seem to manage in normal life..

Many places to visit within a short distance, and bus routes, park and ride etc very close so you don’t need the car!

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay even with typical January weather.

The only problem... it is so nice it may be hard to get a booking again!! 😳

But we will try..

Thanks Sara and John for allowing us to share your home.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay - despite the January rain! And we very much hope to see you again soon. Sara and John.
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  • 4 of 5

Relaxing, lovely views. The little extras provided were very thoughtful. We would recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

I can’t speak highly enough of Sara’s hospitality or the lodge itself. After being 7 hours delayed, we arrived tired and weary, but found a warm home with cake on the side, plenty of tea and a fire ready to be lit.

Everything you could possibly want and more.

The lake makes a wonderful sound as it ripples at the bottom of the garden, and the birds in the morning feel like you’re in a fairy tale.

The walks are great (books are so helpful and everything you could need in the handbook).

The extra special kindness shown by letting us stay later to miss the traffic home was so thoughtful and meant driving home was so much faster. That kindness was really extra special of Sara. Anyone who stays will fall for this magical place. We will be back x

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review; we are so pleased that you found the peace and relaxation you were seeking at Hare House, and look forward very much to welcoming you back!
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely Lodge clean tidy everything you need and what a lovely place to have it out in the countryside lovely views from the lodge and host were wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful lodge in a picturesque setting

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful stay at Hare House and recommend it highly. We will be returning! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a 3 night stay at Hare House and it was everything we wanted when we booked a getaway from work. Sara was so accommodating and made us feel at home by leaving lots of little touches such as fresh bread, cake, jam and milk and a lit candle for when we arrived. She gave us all the information we could've needed and also left us to explore on our own accord which was perfect! We enjoyed walks around her and the farms grounds, especially loved meeting her friendly sheep and cute Labrador Tiffin! It was the perfect location as we were a few minutes walk from the pretty village, pubs and shops. We were so happy staying with Sara and can't wait to return in the spring!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time in Hare House. Thank you for your lovely review and we hope to see you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Portsmouth Southampton
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: recommended

15 min drive to Stonehenge. 30 Minutes from the New Forest. One hour from Bath. 10 mins drive to Salisbury. Salisbury railways station is 10 minutes drive and links to London, Bath, Southampton. Beautiful country walks in local area including pubs.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £20

I cannot accommodate children or additional guests (maximum occupancy is two). Sorry, no pets. We have a dog on the property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.