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.