Heale House

Middle Woodford Salisbury SP4 6NT

That Heale House is a small-fry estate compared with Wiltshire’s other stately homes only adds to the charm of this aristocratic home in the lovely Woodford Valley. Much of the house is unchanged since King Charles II hid here in 1651 but only its beautiful gardens are open to the public. These eight acres are a horticultural treasure-house of formal planting, small meadows and woodland threaded by tributaries of the River Avon. The floral range is diverse and colourful throughout the year. There’s also a small specialist nursery on-site, with a cottagey garden coffeeshop.

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