Lodge Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast
Lodge Farmhouse lies in a superbly elevated rural position on the most southerly downland ridge in Wiltshire, with commanding views of perhaps 1000 sq miles of Southern England, from the Isle of Wight and the New Forest to Purbeck.
Your hosts, Janet and Michael Roe, will ensure comfortable bedrooms, a delicious breakfast and cheerful service that will set you up for whatever you choose to do in this captivating and unspoiled part of Wessex. They would be delighted to help you with suggestions of things to do and see, as well as places to eat and drink.
Lodge Farmhouse is conveniently placed for visiting Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, Wilton House, Old Sarum and many National Trust properties, such as Stourhead, Mompesson House, Philipp's House and Kingston Lacy.
Quite apart from the two world famous attractions of Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral, the area has so much more to offer and Lodge Farmhouse is the perfect tour base.
Nearby, nestles the tranquil Chalke Valley in which a string of small villages lie sheltered between maternal downs, typifying the landscape of South Wiltshire and Cranborne Chase. Visitors love to explore the maze of lanes and are always rewarded along the way by the charm of the cottages, the friendliness of the communities and often by the hospitality of the many rural pubs and restaurants.
Within comfortable walking distance of Lodge Farmhouse you will find 1200 acres of land with access to the public;
National Nature Reserve (Martin Down) 1500 metres.
Vernditch Chase (Forestry Commission) 600metres.
Middleton Down Nature Reserve (Wiltshire Wildlife Trust) 500 metres
Many beautiful and rare species of plants and animals are to be found on these sites and in addition there is an RSPB reserve just 3 miles west, not to mention a large number of privately owned Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Did you know that South Wiltshire and Cranborne Chase possesses 70% of Europe's remaining chalkland habitat?
A walker's paradise, this is outstanding walking country. Lodge Farmhouse lies on the Ox Drove, which is among the most ancient of Britain's pre-historic routes and one of many 'green lanes' to which hundreds of miles of bridleways and footpaths interlink. This allows walkers to tailor a route with an objective (so often a pub!), or just to wander and to take in the magnificent views from the tops of the downs.
As Britain's pre-historic cradle, the chalkland of Wessex nurtured man's earliest post ice-age development in these islands and so its burial grounds and hillforts are so much part of the landscape that they often go unnoticed by the visitor, but it's worth remembering that you are rarely more than a few hundred metres from an historic feature, or monument.
This will tell you something about the continuity of the 10,000 years of human history that has run its course here. Lodge Farmhouse is surrounded by just these features; an Iron Age Village site, a Roman Road, a medieval hunting ground and so on. The clues to our past are here. Why not come and find them?
We are always happy to suggest places and activities of interest that you might otherwise miss.
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This page was last updated: 03 August 2013