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Luxurious rural lodging in the Chalke Valley on the Wiltshire/Dorset border

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Sleeps 4/5, full kitchen with dining, 1 bath, 2 WC, games room, garden, tennis

The Lodge at Chalkway House is the place to stay if you're looking for luxury, homely comforts and a rural setting.

We're nestled in the heart of the Chalke Valley, surrounded by stunning countryside. At the end of a private drive, we have plenty of secure parking just a few steps from the front door. If you like walks, you will be spoilt for choice and there are many you can do straight from the Lodge.


Follow the flagstone path through the garden and enter the Lodge’s spacious ground floor kitchen. There's a useful coatrack and somewhere to put boots and shoes. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooker/hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, kettle and all the utensils you might need for a short stay. We provide household basics such as bin bags, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, foil, cling film, salt, pepper and kitchen towel. The granite round table seats five people and there's a comfy armchair.

The kitchen TV has Freeview and we have Wi-Fi to keep you connected through any other device. Please be aware that mobile reception in the valley is very poor.

A washing machine and drier are also available in the main house. Access to the utility room is a stone's throw from The Lodge and a key can be given on request.

On arrival, you'll find some freshly baked bread, butter, a pint of milk, mini jams, teabags, coffee, sugar and a few biscuits.

There's a door through to the enormous Garden Room bedroom with ensuite WC, and games area. The large shared bathroom is upstairs.

Carpeted stairs lead up to...........


Relax in 350sq ft. of homely and sumptuous living space. The comfy king size bed has a Hungarian goose down duvet and Egyptian cotton sheets.

There are two big sofas and the leather sofa folds out into a very comfortable double sofa bed if you want to share the room.

There's a new flat screen TV with Freeview and a DVD player, and a good selection of books and magazines to flick through.

There are lovely views out over the pretty garden and surrounding fields. You're not overlooked at all, making it very private.


Looking out onto the garden, the bathroom is bright and roomy. There's a full size bath with shower mixer, a heated towel rail and mirror with built-in light.

We provide soft white towels and a few toiletries and if you forget anything we have some basics like toothpaste in the main house. There are thick toweling dressing gowns for you to use during your stay.


There is a comfortable single 3 ft divan bed on the landing between the bathroom and bed/sitting room. It doesn't have a window but natural light comes up from downstairs.


Leading off the kitchen on the ground floor is the incredibly spacious Garden Room at 630 square foot. This huge space has two sets of double doors that can be opened onto a private area of lawn, bringing the outdoors in. Half the room is given over to a sleeping area screened off from the rest of the room (the screens can be left up or put to one side to open up the space completely).

There's a lovely view of the garden from the comfortable king size bed and you can enjoy the peace and quiet without being overlooked. There are two big sofas and an ensuite WC (bathroom is upstairs).

The other half of the room is a great games area to keep everyone entertained, especially if it's a bit wet outside. There's a full size Pool table and Table Football.


We have a beautiful garden, which we hope you'll have time to enjoy. The kitchen and the Garden Room lead directly out onto a secluded lawn surrounded by herbaceous borders and a pergola. There's an outdoor table and chairs for you to enjoy a coffee on sunny days.

You're welcome to use our tennis court. There are a couple of racquets and some balls in the Lodge.

The surrounding garden is well fenced for small to medium size dogs.


Please note we charge £10 extra per day for your dog.

We welcome well-behaved dogs and we have our own friendly Irish Wheaten Terrier. Please speak to us about beforehand if you plan to bring your dog.

Muddy dogs can be cleaned before they enter the Lodge. They must sleep in the kitchen, which is warm and dry.

We have a shower hose over a large butler sink in our utility room if you need to give your dog a proper bath. There is also an outdoor hose. Dog towels are provided.


The landscape of Wiltshire’s Chalke valley provides some of the very best shooting action in southern England, including Rushmore in the West, through Ashcombe, Prescombe, Fifield Bavant and Gurston Down to Knighton, Flamstone and Clarendon in the East.

Chalkway House is opposite Prescombe and a two-minute drive to Fifield Bavant and Gurston Down.

The Lodge is all set up for a shooting stay, with places to put wet and muddy clothing and boots, and a lockable gun cupboard.

More Details

Sophie Bainsfair
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

Why Sophie Bainsfair chose Salisbury

The Lodge at Chalkway House is the perfect location for a rural getaway or romantic weekend.

The main House was built in 2001 and won a Salisbury District award for Best New Build. Up a tree-lined drive surrounded by meadows and well kept landscaped gardens, it's really peaceful with easily accessible walks direct from the property. The award winning local pub, the Horseshoe is a 5 minute walk. Although we're located in the heart of the Chalke Valley we're not far from Stonehenge, Salisbury, Shaftesbury or the New Forest, and there are many gastro pubs in the area.

What makes this cottage unique

Guests are welcome to use the tennis court (a few racquets and balls are there but do bring your own if you prefer). Parking is safe and right outside the lodge.

The lodge was refurbished in August 2015 and has all the comforts you need while on holiday with Hungarian duvets, Egyptian cotton sheets, fluffy dressing gowns and a well equipped kitchen with a stock of household essentials. Bin bags, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, kitchen towel, cling film, tin foil, toilet paper, a few toiletries, and cleaning materials are provided so you only need to bring food supplies.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Salisbury in Wiltshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Large and spacious with a full size bath and shower attachment, toilet, sink with heated mirror, window onto the garden. There is an additional WC off the Garden Bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The 350 sqft first floor sitting room has a king size bed and two sofas, one of which is a double sofa bed if you don't mind sharing the room. There is a single bed on the landing which doesn't have a window but natural light comes up from downstairs. This could increase the available occupancy but if your party is more than five please talk to the owner at the time of booking. There is an open plan landing between the sitting room and bathroom with a full size single bed. The huge Garden Room ensuite WC on the ground floor has a king size bed and triple doors out onto the garden.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


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Luxurious rural lodging in the Chalke Valley on the Wiltshire/Dorset border
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Excellent house with great facilities. Sophie has paid great attention to the detail which makes this holiday rental more like a hotel. Lovely comfy beds, super soft cotton bedlinen, and dressing gowns, toiletries, bottles of water by the bedside, under floor heating, plenty of sofas, full size pool table and drop down cinema projector for the kids with a massive DVD library you can borrow from. Extremely dog friendly and a very pretty setting. Sophie was very accommodating as we did not arrive until after 9pm and I got the feeling that nothing was too much trouble. On hand to help if you needed anything but certainly not intrusive. Thank you Sophie. We will definitely book again if we come back to the area - hopefully longer than 2 nights this time.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing and a lovely experience

  • 5 of 5

The owner couldnt have been kinder supplying all we needed in their beautiful home. Everything is beautiful and of the highest quality. The peace was just what we needed in our busy life.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely home! Beautiful setting and Sophie was so great. One of our favorite homes in the countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Sophie was so helpful and made us feel very comfortable. Cottage well equipped with lots of lovely touches. A fantastic weekend and we will definitely try and come back to stay. Location fantastic-lovely walks from the house and pubs near by.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This property is everything you want when staying in the English countryside! It's beyond beautiful, spacious and the location is great too. The home is well appointed with everything you could need; bath products, coffee, spices, local eggs, bread, milk etc. The beds are comfy and the towels are super soft. Sophie and Paul were gracious hosts and provided some fantastic info for restaurants, grocery stores and sights to see not only in the area, but also in London as well, as that was the next leg of our trip. I would come back to Chalkway Lodge in a heartbeat. Thank you Sophie!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely host beautiful cottage in a quiet village

  • 5 of 5

Sophie went above and beyond to make our stay very comfortable and relaxing. I was extremely grateful for her help when my car broke down! The cottage is warm and cosy with a play room the children just adored. Lovely walks around the area with beautiful views and lots of fresh air. Sophie made some lovely bread and left supplies to help settle us in for a lovely weeks break. Fluffy towels silky soft sheets a hot bath and cinema room made the evenings even more relaxing. Highly recommend staying here for a relaxing peaceful break from the city life.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Horseshoe, Ebbesbourne Wake
Nearest Ferry
32 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Rushmore, Tollard Royal
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
44 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
The Horseshoe, Ebbesbourne Wake
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Sandbanks, Poole
Car: necessary

The Lodge at Chalkway House is perfectly located for some of England's finest sights such as Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, Wilton House and many National Trust properties with wonderful gardens. It is the perfect rural retreat but with a lot going on in the area.

There are frequent race meetings at Salisbury and Wincanton, local point to point meets, and professional equestrian cross country events at Wilton House.

The New Forest (walks, Beaulieu Motor Museum, ferries to the Isle of Wight) is a short drive away, and you can be on the fabulous Jurassic coast of Dorset within an hour where stunning beaches, sea views, fossils and beach cafes await. We highly recommend The Hive at Burton Bradstock, just a few miles along the coast from West Quay where the TV series Broadchurch was filmed.

There are many wonderful towns to explore within easy reach - Salisbury, Winchester, Bath, Shaftesbury. Pretty buildings, great shopping, historic sights, and leisure activities such as cinemas, theatres and parks.

The village of Ebbesbourne Wake is home to the now established annual Chalke Valley History Festival at the end of June. The open air gardens of The Larmer Tree at Tollard Royal hosts a four day open air festival in July (past performers include Tom Jones, Van Morrsion and Jules Holland). The Salisbury Arts Festival is at the end of May.

The topography of Wiltshire’s Chalke valley delivers some of the very best shooting action in southern England from September to the January, including Rushmore in the west, through Ashcombe, Prescombe, Fifield Bavant and Gurston Down to Knighton, Flamstone and Clarendon in the east.

Chalkway House is over the road from Prescombe and a two minute drive to Fifield Bavant and Gurston Down.


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Damage Deposit £150

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