The Dovecote

UK England South West England Wiltshire Salisbury

  • Adults Only
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Sensational Views
  • Short walk to pub
  • Walking
In the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, this is a romantic retreat you won't want to leave.
There's a fair chance you won't have stayed anywhere quite like this grade-II-listed stone dovecote, built originally during the 17th century in the grounds of a Manor House in the village of Dinton, not far from Salisbury in the wilds of the Wiltshire countryside. With its thick stones walls dotted with the recesses for the birds, it's a super-cosy retreat in winter and a cool escape in the summer. It's also about as luxurious – and romantic – a country bolthole for two as you'll find anywhere. Settle in here with your loved one and you won't want to leave – we guarantee it!

Despite its historic provenance, the Dovecote has been renovated with a high degree of contemporary style, with two spacious, open-plan floors. The ground floor is given over to a dining area for two, a well-equipped kitchen with induction hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave and Nespresso machine, and a sparkling modern bathroom with fluffy towels and a walk-in shower. Upstairs, there's a large living and sleeping space with a massive corner sofa and 50" Smart TV, a super-king-size bed with goosedown duvet and high-quality cotton sheets, and – last but not least – a sumptuous freestanding bath tub.

You could be forgiven for not wanting to go anywhere much once you've settled in at The Dovecote, and for rainy days or cosy nights in with your loved one it's ideal. Along with the TV which comes with Netflix, there's good wifi, a Bluetooth sound system and a range of books and games. The owners also make lazy days easier by providing a continental breakfast, with muesli, milk, butter, croissants, jam and marmalade, which you can enjoy on the terrace while taking in the beautiful countryside views (there's a firepit and barbecue for summer nights al fresco). Karen, the owner, lives in the house next door and is on hand to help out guests and answer any queries. From summer 2022 there will also be an open-air swimming pool for guests' use.

If you're keen to get out, there are numerous country walks on your doorstep, including around the beautiful woodland on the National trust-owned Dinton Park Estate and chalk valleys of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dinton is a quiet village with a pub, The Wyndham Arms, which can be found just a few minute's walk down the road from The Dovecote. You're only a 20 minutes' drive from Salisbury to the east, while the large and attractive village of Tisbury, in the Nadder Valley, is only a short drive away, and has a couple of great pubs, several excellent delicatessens, a very good fish shop and butcher as well as a selection boutique shops. A romantic retreat par excellence!

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Open

Available all year.

Accommodation

An open-plan cottage sleeping two.

Location

Contact Website    The Dovecote, Dinton, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 5ER

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