Howard’s House

Salisbury, Wiltshire
+44 (0)1722 716392

A 1623 dower house with pretty gardens, elegant interiors and delicious food in the restaurant - lovely local walks and Stonehenge await


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

This ancient village is a dream, a wormhole back in time, a fitting stage for this Grade-II listed house that dates to 1623. Outside, fine gardens sweep uphill to a ridge of old oak, where views stretch out across the valley. Inside, warm country-house interiors come with the odd beam, fine arched windows and original flagstones in the hall. You’ll find smart sofas, fresh flowers and the morning papers in the cosy sitting room, where a fire crackles on colder days. In summer, doors open onto a pretty terrace, where you can breakfast in good weather. Elegant bedrooms are deeply comfortable with pretty fabrics, mullioned windows and super-comfy beds. You get bowls of fruit, a sofa if there’s room, then robes in spotless bathrooms. Spin downstairs for some lovely country food, perhaps wood pigeon with garlic, lemon sole with crab bisque, passion fruit soufflé with mango sorbet; climb back up afterwards to find your bed turned down. Uplifting walks start from the front door, the renovated coach house is perfect for small parties. 


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

Family friendly

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


  • 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

5 days over Christmas.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch from £25. Dinner: seasonal menu £28-£33.50; à la carte £37-£46.50; 6-course tasting menu £80.


Nightly price
from £150
Singles £95-£120.
2 Twin/doubles
From £190
1 Four-poster
From £210
6 Doubles
From £150



We couldn't have picked a lovelier place to spend our 10th wedding anniversary. Champagne and croquet on the lawn in the glorious evening sunshine with swifts sweeping overhead and the heady scent of blossom... Then in to a stunning dinner celebrating seasonal, local ingredients - many plucked from their very own beautifully managed gardens. Afterwards, we drifted upstairs to our tastefully decorated room, complete with 17thC mullion windows, Nespresso machine, White Company smellies and a view of dreamy Wiltshire meadows. I may have died and gone to heaven...perfect.

Sally, Portsmouth

I have just spent two days at Howard's House Holel, with my girlfriend and her dog. Simon, one of owners, greeting us warmly on arrival Tuesday and could not have made us more at home. They are very doggie friendly. The hotel feels more like a private home, and is delightfully cozy. Our room on the top floor was comfortable and warm, with plenty of hot water available, The lounge and dining room are charming and the food delicious. It was our visit but certainly won't be the last - we cannot wait to return.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Charlotte Greenwood

  • The Nadder Valley is a haven of country pursuits - from world class walking to fishing, shooting and riding. We can make all the arrangements for you. Why not ask us about our delicious picnic hampers/knapsacks for the ultimate al fresco lunch?
  • Our newly renovated private dining room, 'The Coach House' is a luxurious, discreet and elegant space, perfect for private parties and business meetings.
  • Foodie Heaven: indulge the senses with our Gourmet Getaway, including a bespoke seven course tasting menu and a hamper of homemade goodies to take home with you.
  • Planning a private meeting or romantic occasion? Ask us about our 'hidden terrace' which holds one table and boasts the garden's best views. A beautiful spot for evening drinks followed by a candlelit dinner.
  • Book our four poster room and enjoy a little luxury with a special turn down treat - or drift off in the comfort of a luxurious superking bed in our newly refurbished Superior room.
  • Explore the area with a wealth of fantastic day trips to choose from, including Old Wardour Castle, Stonehenge, Longleat, Wilton House.