Salisbury, Wiltshire
Bed & Breakfast

A former dairy farm with wonderful views, comfortable rooms and space for families. Arrive for tea and cake - in the garden on sunny days


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 5


A beautiful country house with fabulous views over the Nadder valley. Peaceful, private, stylish bedrooms (one on the ground floor with its own sitting room) have original beams, antiques and supremely comfy Vi-Spring beds; bathrooms are perfect. The sunny guest sitting room has a contemporary feel, with its wood-burner and sliding doors to the well-tended garden. Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the dining room, or out on the terrace, sit beneath the espaliered limes in the lovely garden, dip into the National Trust woods. Footpaths start from the gate and your charming hosts will help you with all your plans.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Packed lunch from £7. Pub 0.25 miles.


Nightly price
from £90
Singles from £65.
1 Suite for 5
From £90
1 Double
From £90
1 Twin
From £90


Our third visit & as wonderful as ever. Di & Willi are the most the most welcoming and generous of hosts. Dowtys is a delight. Recommended

Philip, Norton st philip

Lovely character house in a quiet location and very caring hosts

Stuart, London

Di and Will were the most hospitable of hosts. Lovely, spacious and comfortable bedrooms plus use of a large living room with log stove. Fresh cake from Di on both days. Great breakfast. Very knowledgeable about the area. You can walk to Dinton Park from the house. All in all one of the best B&B's we have been to, full stop.

Geoff, London

Wonderful rural location, very warm welcome, spacious and comfortable accommodation

Patrick, Chipping ongar, essex

Wonderful house and location. The room and other facilities were very pleasant and comfortable. The hosts seemed pleased to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.


Daughter and family and us,the grandparents, had the 3 rooms at DOWTYS to ourselves which was extremely pleasant. The house is a farm restored to a high spec. Guests have lovely spacious sitting and dining room to themselves with glorious views over tranquil and beautiful countryside and well stocked, well loved, interesting garden - one feature is a mature lime pergola. Afternoon tea in a quiet corner of the garden on arrival while the children worked off their car-bound energy on the trampoline and paddock, and scrummy breakfast. Plethora of info from Di about activities in the area.


a delightful setting, very comfortable and welcoming


A very warm welcome. The bedroom was very attractive with a comfortable bed, the bath/shower room was spacious and gleaming. The sitting room was delightful,comfy sofas and wonderful views. Di & Willi were very friendly and full of ideas about places to visit. Breakfasts were delicious, fresh fruit and yogurt, cereals, full English, toast, croissants/hot cross buns serves in the pleasant dining room. We would definitely go there again.

Tony, Berkhamsted

We have just spent a most enjoyable night at Dowty's. Our host and hostess were very hospitable and we were extremely impressed with their home.


We had a delightful stay at Dowtys. DIane and Willi made us feel most welcome. The beds were really comfy, the room was large and airy and the view peaceful. We were greeted with delicious home made jam tarts and tea and the breakfast was tasty. We loved exploring the atmospheric bluebell wood up the hill behind the house. HIghly recommended.

Sue, Cambridge

Set in a beautiful garden the guest accommodation is equally impressive. Views from the Garden Room across the grounds and beyond are stunning. The comfortable private sitting room has floor to ceiling sliding windows which can be pulled back on a warm day. Access to the large and tastefully furnished shared sitting room is from the Garden Room bedroom. Hosts Di and Willi are really welcoming, helping with local information, suggestions for places to visit and routes to take. Having enjoyed many Sawday recommended B&Bs, we rate Dowtys as a special favourite.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Di & Willi Verdon-Smith

  • Just 8 miles from Salisbury with its stunning Cathedral, Museum and Mompesson House (NT) in the Close. Excellent Salisbury Playhouse & the annual Chalke Valley History Festival in June.
  • 1 mile to Dinton Park and Philpps House (NT). 4 miles from Wilton House. 10 miles from Stonehenge. 10 miles from Old Wardour Castle, and not much further to Stourhead.
  • Superb walking in the Nadder Valley and Grovely Woods - expect to have the walking to yourself with buzzards soaring overhead!
  • Great cycling area - both off-road and country lanes. Secure lock-up available for bikes.
  • Very friendly local pub The Wyndham, Dinton, just 5 minutes walk away. Paul (chef) serves delicious homemade food.