Teffont Evias, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 5RJ
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Teffont Evias, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 5RJ
Howard’s House is an award-winning independently owned and run country house hotel, located in the heart of a beautiful Wiltshire village. Visit here for fine food, an inspired cellar and a warm country welcome.
What makes a stay at Howard's House unique?
Tucked away in an idyllic corner of the Nadder Valley, Howard's House epitomises the adage 'hidden gem'. Offering fine dining, an impressive wine cellar and impeccable service, Howard's House is also much loved by returning guests for its 'home from home' ambience and exceptionally warm country welcome. Two acres of glorious country gardens, of national acclaim (named among 'Britain's Four Best Spots to Dine Alfresco' by Telegraph Magazine) - provide a true sanctuary from busy modern life. There are few more peaceful places than the garden terrace to enjoy and afternoon tea, relaxed lunch or candlelit dinner. The hotel's is renowned for its 'romantic' qualities, and is winner of the Good Hotel Guide's Cesar award for 'Britain's Most Romantic Hotel'
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Howard's House?
There are nine ensuite bedrooms, comprised of two 'cosy' rooms, five doubles (including twin and family options), a four poster room and a superior room featuring superking bed, luxurious REN toiletries and a Nespresso machine. This size makes it a perfect venue for weddings and other exclusive use events such as shooting parties, conferences and special family celebrations. The hotel boasts a splendid private function facility, 'The Coach House' which provides a luxurious self-contained space equally suitable for private dining/parties and business events. The hotel offers a wealth of getaway packages year round, including seasonal breaks, a gourmet getaway, foraging events, gardening and chef masterclasses, and cultural breaks in association with nearby arts venue Messums.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Salisbury area?
Situated in the heart of rural Wiltshire, Howard’s House is the ideal place from which to visit many of England’s greatest monuments. Stonehenge and Old Sarum, Salisbury Cathedral and Wilton House are all within a 20 minute drive; the magnificent Stourhead Gardens, Longleat House and Bath only a little further. Splendid country walks abound, and a wealth of world-class country pursuits including fishing, shooting and riding can all be arranged. The area is also rich in artistic cultural pursuits - Salisbury Playhouse, Messum's Art Gallery and Shaftesbury Arts Centre all offer a fantastic programme of events year round, and the region is also home to some of the UK's most popular festivals, including Larmer Tree and Chalke Valley History Festival.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
With award-winning head chef Andy Britton at the helm, who honed his skills under culinary greats including Michael Caines and Albert Roux, food at Howards House is fresh and seasonal, and ingredients either locally-sourced or homegrown in the hotel's impressive kitchen gardens. The vegetable gardens boast a wealth of seasonal produce, from six varieties of carrot to lesser-known garden delights such as purple tomatillos, kohl rabi and cucamelons. Andy also keeps show-worthy Legbar and Leghorn chickens, which produce unusual blue and white eggs (also available for guests to take home). Andy also enjoys acclaim for his exceptional afternoon teas - look out for seasonal midweek offers and innovative themed teas for occasions such as Christmas and Easter.
Howard's House also has a Wedding Venue and Restaurant:
Howard's House is part of the following Inspirations:
"In the middle of an impossibly perfect old Wiltshire village called Teffiont Evias sits Howards’s House. It’s an unusual structure, built in stone in 1623 for a man called Augustus Hayter but then given a distinctive Swiss-style roof in the nineteenth century. The house only got its present name in the 1980s after opening as a hotel. Among its first guests was a called Howard who stayed so often that it was eventually named after him.
There are just nine bedrooms, predominantly decorated in white with light oak furniture. There are also a few quirky decorative touches – especially the ornate table lamps whose bases are nesting parrots - - and some splendid original art on the walls thanks to Charlotte Greenwood. Charlotte, one of the co-owners, takes the hotel’s décor seriously concern. She used to come to Howard’s House as a child and was delighted when the opportunity arose for a career change in 2009 when she took the hotel over with her husband Simon
As a general rule for a venue to be so popular in such a remote spot the food has to be good. Under new chef Andrew Britton the small restaurant at Howard’s House is pulling in some good reviews. Much of the fruit and veg used in the kitchen is home-grown. All of the meat and fish is sourced locally, with the venison being stalked locally by a professional hunter. Simon is in charge of the wine and draws on local suppliers whenever possible. Ask for an excellent white wine called Magdalene Angevine produced by the Danebury Vineyards, 24 miles away near Nether Wallop.
It’s worth staying at Howard’s House not just for the food but to visit the village church, which contains Tudor tombs of the Ley family and a Pre-Raphaelite panel painted by Baron Henry de Triqueti in 1863. The nearby rectory was designed by George Gilbert Scott (architect of the Albert Memorial) and the manor house is a Grade II listed building. Many families have owned the village including the Leys, the Maynes and the Hungerfords. One of the Hungerfords, Walter, 1st Baron of Heytesbury was executed in 1540 for treason, sorcery, and offences forbidden by the Buggery Act. More recently, in the 1930s, the rather grand English actress Hermione Baddeley rented the manor house for wild parties which included naked swimming in the goldfish pond.
These days Teffiont Evias is a much calmer place and an ideal venue for a foodie weekend away at its one hotel."
Information on Howard's House hotel , Teffont Evias , Salisbury
|No. of bedrooms:||
Types of room: 2 Cosy, 5 Double/twin/family, 1 Four Poster, 1 Superior
|Room rates guide:||
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Solo, Visa
When Closed: Christmas: 23rd - 26th
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (£15 per night charge applies)
Romantic Details: Cesar Award: Britain's Most Romantic Hotel 2010
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Accreditation: ‘Boutique Restaurant of the Year 2018’, Luxury Travel Guide Awards ‘Best Country Hotel 2018’ – UK Southern Business Awards ‘Hotel and Restaurant of the Year 2018’ – LTG Food & Drink Awards
Direct dial telephone, Flat screen TV, Free Wifi, Hairdryer, Luxury toiletries, bathrobes, Tea & coffee making facilities
Garden, Restaurant, Wedding Receptions - Wedding marquees up to 200 guests, Wedding receptions, 1 meeting room, Conference facilities, For up to 25 delegates, Wi-fi & Wireless - free wifi
|Outdoor activities on site:||
Croquet lawn, Walking
Arts Venue/Gallery (5 miles), Theatre (10 miles), Cinema (10 miles), Bicycling and Cycling - from doorstep, Fishing (5 miles), Riding (7 miles), Shooting (10 miles), Clay shooting (2 miles)
|Local directions:||Travelling west for 2 miles on the A303, after Wylye turn left. Follow the signs for Teffont then join the B3089 to Salisbury. Teffont Evias is signposted.|
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Salisbury (10 miles) (25 mins)
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Wed 13 Mar 2019 – Thu 31 Mar 2022
Experience foodie heaven with this special 2 night package. Dinner & breakfast included - one night to feature a bespoke seven-course tasting menu tailored to your personal fancies. You'll also receive a luxury hamper of homemade goodies to take home with you.
Cosy Room: £540 for two people
Standard Room: £580 for two people
Four Poster: £620 for two people
Superior Room: £650 for two people
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Review of Howard's House
Posted Mike WCustomer stayed Mar 2012by
A beautiful friendly hotel with great service and excellent food. The log fire makes the lounge a welcome place to gather and the patio a wonderful place for afternoon tea. The hotel is located in a very peacful part of the country with plenty to do on foot or by car.
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