Dowtys is set in a peaceful
rural position 8 miles west of Salisbury and
12 miles southwest of Stonehenge. The converted
early Victorian dairy buildings have unrivalled
southerly views over the Nadder valley. The
buildings were converted by the owners in 2005,
winning a Salisbury Civic Society Conservation
Award in 2007, which cited the outstanding
craftsmanship and use of natural materials.
The house is wonderfully
light, sunny and spacious and features an
abundance of oak and stone which is complimented
by antique furniture. Ground floor rooms
have underfloor heating, with radiators in
the first floor rooms. Guests have their
own entrance and staircase and there is ample
parking in the courtyard.
The large, sunny Sitting Room has a
TV, books and magazines and a woodburner
during the winter months. Sliding doors
open onto the garden. There are some
toys and games available for younger
The Dining Room,
where breakfast is served, was once
the milking parlour!
This oak-beamed room contains some fine
antique furniture and oak flooring. The
owners’ collection of books is
housed in the library at one end of the
room. Here guests will also find information
on local attractions and places of interest.
The guest entrance door opens directly
into the dining room.
Tea and coffee making facilities are
laid out in the dining room for guests
to help themselves to, as and when they
The owners take great
pride in their south facing garden which
is well sheltered by the house, and provides
numerous sitting areas, with stunning
views over the Nadder Valley and surrounding
countryside. Guests can relax in the
garden, and may be offered breakfast
and tea outside on the terrace when the
weather is warm enough.