About the village of Hindon, Wiltshire
Hindon is a thriving pretty village situated approx. 16 miles west of Salisbury and 10 miles south of Warminster in Wiltshire. The High Street was lined with trees in the 19th Century, a key feature of the elegant village centre.
Hindon appears to have been originally a planned settlement with prosperity over the years largely due to it’s status as a centre for markets and fairs as well as the village’s excellent location close to main roads. Coaching was a main industry during 18/19th Century for the village with the London – Exeter road close by.
Hindon is well located just 1 mile from the main A303 road and close to Salisbury and Warminster. Both Winchester and Bath are within an hours drive from Hindon and there are many Wiltshire attractions to visit nearby such as Stonehenge and Stourhead Gardens.
Hindon Primary School ethos is to inspire a love of learning, a strong Christian ethos and happy students. It is a small, rural village school with an emphasis on the needs of the individual. The teaching has been rated as “Good” with a SIAMs report in May 2015 describing the school as “…outstanding at meeting the needs of the learners”.
In addition to Hindon Primary School, South Hills School runs a nursery and after school facility in Hindon.
The two centrally located pubs in the village, The Angel Inn and The Lamb Inn both have early roots in the 18th Century coaching industry.
Built in 1750, the Angel Inn(formerly The Grosvenor Arms) stands at the crossroads of this medieval village. There is still evidence of the stabling on site at the time when Hindon was the stagecoach hub of the area. The Inn is beautifully restored and with many original features and has 9 well-appointed bed and breakfast rooms.
Over the road from the Angel, the character filled Lamb Inn was used as a posting inn for 300 post horses going to and from the West Country. The Inn still retains inglenook fireplaces, heavy beams and flag stone floor. There are 18 boutique style bedrooms.
On the edge of the Fonthill Estate and just outside the village of Hindon is the well regarded Beckford Arms pub. Its traditional yet stylish décor and large garden provide the perfect place to unwind. There is a large sitting room with board games and magazines, a restaurant and bar with roaring fire in the winter. On summer weekends there is a wood fired pizza oven outside with nightly specials. In addition there are 8 bed and breakfast rooms for overnight visitors.
Services in Hindon
As well as the two central village pubs in Hindon, there is a doctor’s surgery, post office and well stocked community shop, Hindon Stores. Run by local residents this shop is open 7 days a week for all the essentials and a few local treats!
Are you looking for houses for sale and rent in Hindon?
Rural View Estate Agents offer a selection of houses for sale and rent in and around the Hindon area. For more information on the Hindon area or any other details on local services, please call us on 01722 716895.