Whites Estate Agents guide to villages on the edge of Salisbury
Whites Estate Agents have been selling and letting houses across Salisbury and the surrounding villages since 1957. In 2019 Salisbury was voted by the Sunday Times in their Best City to live in Guide as the best city to live in in the UK. We believe this is not just down to the amazing historic city itself, but also due to the extremely picturesque villages and idyllic countryside surrounding it. Here is Whites guide to villages just outside the city centre, plus a few pictures of some of the gorgeous houses Whites has for sale or to let.
To the West of Salisbury:
Lying just two miles west of the City Centre is the village of Netherhampton. The village has a great mix of houses and being bypassed by the main road, the heart of the village lies on a quiet back road – perfect for those with children and pets. It is also close to Wilton and has good bus routes.
We love the village pub, The Victoria and Albert which is a CAMRA award winning 16th Century thatched pub with a large garden to the rear. Not only does it welcome both dogs and children, but also serves delicious classic pub food and has a cosy fireplace!
There is also a small industrial estate here with useful businesses.
Other interesting buildings include the stunning church of St Catherine. This was rebuilt, except for its 18th-century tower, in 1876–7 by William Butterfield.
To the south of the village is The Salisbury and South Wilts Golf Club, Wilton House Garden Centre, which also has a great fish shop,Maidenhead Aquatics, the renowned Netherhampton Sales Rooms, In Exess general hardware store and garden centre and café and Salisbury Racecourse. The racecourse not only has fantastic flat meets regularly occurring, but the course is also used as the location for the popular Rockbourne Christmas Fayre and other events.
To the north of the village lie the water meadows of the River Nadder with quite a few houses benefitting from the river passing through their gardens.
The catchment primary school is Wilton and Harnham and Manor Farm Nursery School is in the heart of the village and is rated GOOD on their Offsted report.
Burcombe village is to the west of the city and is an unspoiled ancient village which has evidence of Neolithic or Bronze Age activity in the area. This includes to the south of the parish a round barrow overlooking a Punch Bowl Bottom and on the northern boundary an iron age earthwork known as Grovely Ditch.
The village has a great mix of houses and many of the gardens lead down to the River Nadder. The parish includes the hamlet of Ugford which is near the boundary with Wilton.
We love Burcombe Manor B and B with its 4 star ranking.Here guests can enjoy residing in a wonderful Victorian Farmhouse.
The village also has a butcher's shop and a small area of rented office space, perfect for those with small busineses not wishing to work from home. There is a pretty village church of St John the Baptist. Not to forget the useful nearby Tinkerbell service station and store.
The catchment primary school for the area is Wilton.
To the North East of Salisbury:
Ford is a popular, but quiet village located approximately two miles north east of the city near Old Sarum. It is conveniently located between Hurdcott, the Winterbournes and Laverstock.
Nearby, Old Sarum is an English Heritage site and features the ramparts of Wiltshire’s once thriving town and has fantastic views over Salisbury. It also has lots of events on throughout the year, suitable for all the family.
In Ford there is a good mixture of propertys (with the emphasis on modern houses) and is especially good for dog lovers, gorgeous countryside and good walks all around. There is also an industrial estate with lots of interesting businesses which includes inflatable play park, Jump.
The catchment primary school for this area is Winterbourne Earls.
To the South East of Salisbury:
Britford is a pretty village beside the River Avon about two miles South East of the city centre with a population of about 592.
Britford has good amenities with a church, memorial hall, primary school and park-and-ride facility.
The primary school is called Longford C of E Primary School and is named after the Longford estate.
A Park and Ride bus service for journeys to Salisbury operates from a site on the A338 near the village
We love Britford Farm Shop and Café providing delicious cakes, chocolates and more. For keen anglers, nearby is Britford Fishery, many a barbel, roach and carp have been caught here!
Being well positioned outside the city centre, the village benefits from being set next to the idyllic water meadows which are regarded as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI). There is a lovely off-road walk through the water meadows which leads back to the city centre. The village also benefits from a pretty village green.
Nunton is a small village about two and a half miles south east of Salisbury. The A338 lies between this and the village of Bodenham.
North of Bodenham is the Longford Castle estate, seat of the Pleydell-Bouverie family, Earls of Radnor. On the estate we love the
FANTASTIC 15th Century thatched pub The Radnor Arms. This has fantastic food and is perfectly positioned for a good dog walk – after enjoying a sumptuous dinner.
Nunton Farm Dairy is next door to the Radnor Arms and from here you can buy fresh milk from a vending machine. It also hosts working farm days for the public
In Nunton Field on Sundays throughout the summer months there is a popular car boot sale and once a year the annual fete takes place called Ebble Fest.
We love the Bridge Farmhouse and Old Stables which offers holiday accommodation and boasts fantastic reviews on Trip Advisor.
To the South West of Salisbury:
Coombe Bissett is a picturesque village with good amenities set three miles southwest of Salisbury. The parish includes the village of Homington; both villages are in the River Ebble valley. There is a footbridge, which used to be a medieval packhorse bridge crosses the Ebble close to the newer road bridge at Coombe Bissett.
The village has an extremely active community and local amenities include The Fox and Goose pub, a village hall, primary school and a shop with a post office. Plus there are various clubs within the village, including a tennis club, cricket club and badminton club.
For nature lovers there is also a is a nature reserve on the nearby chalk Homington and Coombe Bissett Downs .
This is just snap shot of some the villages on the perimeter of Salisbury. Whites agents love to chat, so why not give them a call and talk to them about which village may suit you to live in or to find out about houses Whites has sold or has for sale or to let in these areas. Simply call 01722 336 422