Howard’s House is an independently owned and run country hotel nestled in the heart of an idyllic Wiltshire village.
The country house hotel is a traditional stone building, which has been at the heart of the unspoilt Wiltshire village of Teffont for many centuries. Originally built in 1623, it has had many functions but has always been a central part of the life of this ancient village. Everything about the hotel remains genuine, with little changes over the centuries. The open fire still blazes in the cooler seasons and every room has its own individual history. From the bottom of the ancient cellar to the crest of the original roof, Howard’s House remains a true testament to its role as the warm heart of this heritage village.
Howard's House Hotel has 9 newly refurbished rooms, all designed with your relaxation and comfort in mind. All rooms feature en suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen televisions and luxurious comfortable beds. The bathrooms have both bath and shower, and feature luxury White Company toiletries.
The true raison d'etre of Howard's House is the the food. The restaurant serves an ever-changing choice of table d'hôte and a la carte dishes. Bringing out the best in local meats and game, seasonal fish and seafood and the freshest of vegetables is head chef Nick Wentworth's deceptively simple art.
"Nick Wentworth and Paul Firmin's dishes surprise and delight," said 'hotel guru' Fiona Duncan of The Telegraph, while both Sally Shalam of The Guardian and Tom Chessyhre of The Times applauded Nick's food as "excellent". TripAdvisor reviewers agree: "It was one of the most perfect culinary experiences of my life,", "The best meal I have ever had,", "Picture-book location. Michelin level cuisine."
Conference Facilities in Salisbury
Be it an intimate lunch or a large corporate celebration, Howard’s House is equally well appointed for private parties or exclusive use bookings. Events can be tailored to requirements ” please contact Simon or Noele for further information.
Wedding Venue in SalisburyThe secret garden at Howard's House is the perfect environment for a marquee and the nine cosily comfortable rooms make Howard’s House the ideal choice for aselect celebration on a solus booking basis. The church can be available to non-residents for blessings. Every aspect of the wedding celebration or your special event will be planned on an entirely customised basis.
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Directions from London by Car: Leave M3 at Junction 8 and follow A303. You will pass Stonehenge on your right after about 30 miles. Continue on A303. You will cross under the A36 Interchange 6 miles after Stonehenge. The duel carriageway continues uphill beyond the A36 for another 2 miles. Continue for a further 0.5 miles after the end of the duel carriageway.
Turn left on the minor road signposted Chilmark 2 1/4 Teffont 21/2. Proceed slowly for 0.8 mile.
Turn left onto the narrow road signposted Teffont. Proceed downhill for 1.8 miles, entering the village of Teffont on the way. A main road joins from the right.
Turn left onto the main road through the village for 0.4 miles to the sharp left bend, then, following the signs to the hotel, turn right on the very narrow road signposted Chicksgrove. Howard’s House is 350 yards on the right.
Trains run frequently from London Waterloo to Tisbury. The hotel is located within ten minutes from the station and the village hosts two taxi companies that can take you there if pre-booked.
“Perfect”, Richard E Grant
“Well recommended, and they were right”, Mr & Mrs M Mason, Herts
“What peace” we’ll be back”, C&M Newman
“A jewel of an hotel, superb food and a happy and relaxed atmosphere”, J & S Hedges
"Nick Wentworth and Paul Firmin's dishes surprise and delight", Fiona Duncan, The Telegraph
"Howard's House Hotel: antidote to stress",Madeleine Spencer, Mads About Town
"The best of old-school country house charm with food that would impress the most discerning of gourmets",Country & Town House
"The most jaw-droppingly beautiful place you'll ever set eyes upon",Salisbury Life Magazine
"A beautiful setting offering total peace. Stunning gardens, friendly service, excellent food." Will Hetherington, Shooting Gazette
"A rare oasis in a sea of mediocrity",Fourpence4, Salisbury
"Our top-rated fine dining experience in Wiltshire", Brooska, UK
"Historic hotel in an idyllic Wiltshire village, more than matched by its excellent restaurant", Sally Shalam, The Guardian
"One of the four best places to eat al fresco in Britain", Telegraph Magazine
Hidden in the depths of rural Wiltshire, yet easily accessible by road or rail, Howard's House is the ideal place from which to visit many of England's greatest monuments. Stonehenge and Old Sarum, Salisbury Cathedral, Old Wardour Castle and Wilton House are all within 20 minutes drive; the magnificent Stourhead Gardens, Longleat House and Bath only a little further. Splendid walks abound and country pursuits such as riding, fishing and shooting can all be arranged... but if its a quieter life you yearn for then perhaps a game of croquet on the lawn or the chance to curl up in front of the log fire with a good book... all are possible at Howard's House.
For further detailed information on places of interest, please visit the The official tourism site for Salisbury and Stonehenge