About The Area
Situated on the confluence of five picturesque river valleys, surrounded by breath-taking Wiltshire countryside, lies the quintessential English cathedral city of Salisbury, rich in architectural heritage and culture. From origins in its world renowned Neolithic settlements and the Roman Old Sarum, modern Salisbury is a vibrant and interesting city enjoying an extensive array of tempting bars, restaurants and bistros, with an excellent range of traditional and modern shopping facilities woven amongst the historic elegance and beautiful buildings.
Relax in the stunning water meadow walks, admire the sheer beauty of the impressive Cathedral or revel in the excitement of Salisbury races, whilst indulging in the many sporting facilities on hand including an excellent range of golf, tennis, cricket and fitness clubs.
More recently Salisbury has become increasingly popular due to its outstanding choice of excellent schooling for all ages both in state and private sectors. It has also retained its Grammar School status, with the South Wiltshire. For the commuter, both road and rail links are ideal, Salisbury train station being both a regional interchange and direct line to London Waterloo.
Alderbury / Whaddon
The village of Alderbury incorporating Whaddon lies on the southern outskirts of the medieval city of Salisbury near the New Forest National Park. Alderbury and Whaddon enjoy a friendly, sociable community with a range of local amenities including a village shop, Post Office, recreation area, public houses and village primary school. Its proximity to the New Forest National Park offers idyllic dog walking, cycling and wonderful scenery. Although in a delightful semi rural location, Alderbury and Whaddon are ideally positioned for commuting, with easy access to Salisbury, Southampton and via the New Forest to Bournemouth.
Downton village is a thriving and long-standing community with a strong sense of identity. There are good local facilities in the village which include shops, doctors, dentist, tennis club, the Borough Cafe, churches, schools and public houses, as well as the famous Cuckoo Fair held each May.
There is easy access to the main regional centres of Salisbury and the B3078 provides access to the M27, onto Southampton and the M3 corridor. The wide ranging opportunities offered by the New Forest are only two miles from the village. There is excellent schooling in the village with its own primary and secondary school and it lies within catchment of the highly regarded Salisbury grammar schools (Bishops for boys and South Wilts for girls).
The village, surrounded by serene countryside offers residents beautiful country walks and a host of local amenities including a church and village hall whilst Alderbury to the south has further good facilities. Six miles to the west is the medieval city of Salisbury which enjoys a range of varied shopping outlets, public houses, restaurants and leisure facilities. The nearby cultural city of Winchester offers a more comprehensive range of amenities and the larger commercial centre of Southampton with its indoor shopping centre and excellent transport links is also within easy reach.
Farley is an attractive village located five miles from Salisbury and features a well regarded public house ‘The Hook and Glove’, a church and the renowned Farley Nursery. Well regarded local schooling both state and private are conveniently accessed from here. More comprehensive amenities can be found in the neighbouring village of Alderbury which is less than two miles away and nearby Salisbury plays host to a more wide range of high street and boutique shopping, leisure facilities and cultural exploits.
Redlynch is an active village with a wealth of amenities including public house, cycle hire shop and restaurant. The property is ideally positioned for nearby commuter links including M27 to Southampton and A338 to Salisbury and Bournemouth, whilst also being within a short journey to the stunning New Forest National Park with its abundance of walks and cycle routes. There are a variety of educational establishments nearby including Morgans Vale primary school and Trafalgar secondary school, as well as a choice of private schooling and within catchment of the local Grammar Schools.
Enjoying a strong village community West Grimstead features a village hall, and church with a nearby Post Office and convenience store in the neighbouring village of Alderbury. Whilst benefitting from a rural aspect West Grimstead is conveniently located for commuters with easy access to the A36 and M27 to Romsey and Southampton. The village lies just five miles from the cultural medieval cathedral city of Salisbury with its comprehensive high street retail outlets, boutique shopping and vibrant eateries.
Served by two pubs, a couple of churches, a primary school and a charming village store, Winterslow is a timeless and quintessentially English country village, interspersed with picturesque thatched cottages that date back to its historical origins. In the midst of Wiltshire’s farming heartland, the village retains a strong sense of its agricultural heritage, with flourishing arable and livestock farms dotted across the surrounding countryside. With under 200 pupils and a good Ofsted rating, Winterslow Church of England Primary School attracts young families. The village is also favoured by professionals and the retired and as a result, enjoys a healthy demographic mix and a true sense of community and local identity.