This fabulous Georgian House is the perfect base from which to explore the many unique attractions that are a short drive away. Create great holiday memories with fascinating days out at the World Heritage site of Stonehenge, one of the best known monuments in Europe, just 20 minutes away or visit Longleat Safari Park, 20 minutes in the opposite direction. Salisbury cathedral with Britain's tallest spire and best preserved Magna carta, is a 30 minute drive and the beautiful City of Bath with its Roman baths and spas, just 45 minutes away. Orchard View is in the pretty Wiltshire village of Hindon, which has two pubs and a community shop, this stylishly renovated house has fabulous views from the back of the house over the beautiful countryside that surrounds the village, close to the border with Dorset. The open plan interior is perfect for spending time together, although the separate sitting-room and study offer the chance to really get into your holiday reading. There are three good-sized bedrooms as well as a family bathroom and en suite shower-room.
This village location really does give you the best of both worlds, with the opportunity to relax, unwind and walk from your door, taking one of the numerous bridleways that surround Hindon or use it as a base for some truly great days out. A 15 minute drive will take you to the National Trust's Stourhead Gardens, one of the most beautiful and magical of all the great landscape gardens, with an impressive lake, the Palladian House, drop-in workshops, guided tours and seasonal events such as Easter Egg trails. Longleat Safari Park is a land of adventure for all the family; a drive-through safari, Longleat House and grounds, a jungle cruise, adventure castle, railway and home to the world's longest maze.
If you can tear yourself away from the tranquility, there are many nearby destinations to choose from; the quaint hilltop market town of Shaftesbury is one of the highest in England and offers spectacular views of the Blackmore Vale. The New Forest National Park is a one hour drive away, where you can hire a bicycle to explore all the forest tracks and paths, or the bustling Georgian market town of Lymington. An hour or so in the car takes you to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast where you can hunt for fossils at Charmouth or Lyme Regis or for a safe sandy beach day, visit Sandbanks, Shell Bay or Weymouth. Orchard View is the ideal base for exploring, but after a busy day, your quiet village holiday home awaits your return.
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV and iPod dock. Induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Sitting-room with Smart TV
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and TV
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Bedroom 3 with double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
The next door neighbour has access to their back door at the rear of Orchard View; the staircase is quite wide and not suitable for a stair-gate.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 300 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH (partial under-floor)
Orchard View extends over three floors and looks out over the enclosed south-facing rear garden, which gets the sun all day.
The open plan kitchen/dining/living room is perfect for sociable holiday gatherings.
The entrance to Orchard View, is down the driveway beside the house, the south facing terrace catches the morning sun.
The very well-equipped kitchen has an induction hob, compact dishwasher and washing machine.
The sitting room is a great space to escape for a little holiday tranquility.
This fabulous original fireplace was discovered during the renovation and has been made into a feature.The entire kitchen/dining/living room has the luxury of under-floor heating.
The cosy sitting-room is separate from the open plan space, with another television,
The spacious first floor master bedroom has views to the High Street and village church.
The enclosed very private and sunny garden is the perfect place for a BBQ.
Fabulous views from almost every window in this gorgeous house.
The entrance to Orchard View is through the gate and at the side of the house, parking is on the quiet High Street.
The pretty village of Hindon situated within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB is surrounded by beautiful countryside.
The little patio-area is perfect for afternoon tea.
The little terrace catches the sun and is ideal for morning coffee. The enclosed garden is through the gate to the left of this photograph.
The quiet and pretty High Street in Hindon is lined with lime trees.
Orchard View is the Georgian red brick house in the foreground, the front door is through the gate at the side of the house.
This beautiful staircase has been lovingly restored, it is not suitable for a stair-gate.
On the first floor of this stylishly restored house you can escape for a quiet read!
The spacious master bedroom room has a super comfy 5ft bed.
The bright family bathroom has a bath with shower attachment and a shower cubicle.
The first floor family bathroom has a shower cubicle as well as a bath.
On the second floor bedroom 2 has 3ft twin beds and views out over the village.
The second floor bedroom 3 has a 5ft bed and en suite shower-room.
Bedroom 3 looks out to the orchard and countryside beyond.
The village shop and Post Office is run as a community store, stroll along for fresh croissants and local produce.
The en suite shower-room for bedroom 3.
The Lamb Inn is one of two good pubs in the village.
Plenty of space for running around safely in the village play area, 500 yards from Orchard View.
The surrounding countryside is truly magnificent.
The nearby city of Bath is a must-see, Pulteney Bridge is very photogenic.
The Cathedral City of Salisbury is well worth a visit.
The National Trust's Stourhead House and gardens make a great day out and look fabulous in the spring when the rhododendrons are in bloom.
Stonehenge, the magnificent prehistoric monument, is a 30 minute drive away (photograph copyright English Heritage).
The nearby town of Shaftesbury is one of the oldest and highest towns in England and offers spectacular views of the surrounding Blackmore Vale.
Shaftesbury has many independent shops great places to stop and watch the world go by.
Lulworth Cove on the Jurassic Coast is impressive at any time of year. If you are feeling energetic take the coastal path to Durdle Door another iconic feature on this World Heritage coastline.
New Forest ponies, cattle and pigs roam freely within New Forest National Park, about a one hour drive from Hindon.
The New Forest has miles of paths and cycle tracks and is a great place to explore any time of year.