Ebbebourne Wake is mentioned in the Domesday Book and lies 12 miles south-west of Salisbury. It's one of the prettiest villages in the Chalke Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), and makes a perfect base for shooting, fishing, walking and cycling holidays.
Sited near the head of the River Ebble valley, the tiny Grade II* listed church of St John the Baptist has been at the centre of the village since the 15th century. The Horseshoe, an award winning pub described by The Telegraph as one of the best kept secrets in the country, is tiny and very sociable, and only a short 5 minute walk from the house.
Every summer in late June, early July the week-long nationally acclaimed Chalke Valley History Festival takes place in nearby Broad Chalke, just few miles up the road. With a fantastic line up of lectures by famous historians and presenters, talks, walks, food and all things vintage, it's something not to be missed.
Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, Wilton House, Salisbury racecourse, the exciting new Messums art gallery in Tisbury, and the pretty market town of Shaftesbury with its cobbled Gold Hill (made famous by the Hovis ads) are all under half an hour away. The beautiful city of Bath, Sherborne Castle and Dorset's stunning Jurassic coast are about an hour's drive.