The Nadder Valley
The Nadder Valley has real old fashioned charm, yet remains remarkably accessible. It is one of the most desirable and fashionable areas we cover and it continues to grow in popularity year after year.
The source of the River Nadder is in the Coombes near the pretty village of Donhead St Mary. Flowing eastwards through gently undulatiing downland, pretty farmland and lush water meadows, its route takes in a number of communities including Tisbury, the principal village in the valley continuing to the small market town of Wilton where it meets the River Wylye before joining the River Avon near Salisbury Cathedral.
The peaceful but not isolated villages and hamlets within a 10 mile radius of Tisbury are very desirable and are surrounded by exceptionally beautiful countryside. They include Hindon, Chilmark, the Donheads, Teffont, Swallowcliffe, Ansty, Semley, Wardour, Dinton, Barford St Martin and Hatch.
At the heart of the Nadder Valley is Tisbury, a vibrant village with a bustling high street and a diverse range of shops and facilities including a sports centre, mainline railway station and a contemporary art gallery; Messums Wiltshire in a splendidly restored thatched barn reputed to be the longest of its type in the country.
Local restaurants and pubs we like include:
- The Beckford Arms – Fonthill Gifford
- The Compasses Inn – Chicksgrove
- The Grosvenor Arms – Hindon
- The Forester – Donhead St Andrew
- The Royal Oak – Swallowcliffe
- Pyt House Kitchen Garden – Hatch
- River Barn – Fonthill
- The Lamb – Hindon
- The Mess @ Messums – Tisbury
- Compton McRae – Semley
Places To Visit
Old Wardour Castle, Messums Wiltshire, Salisbury Cathedral & Close, Stonehenge and Hatch House Ballet.
State Primary Schools
Wardour, Semley, Hindon, Chilmark, Dinton & Tisbury.
Tisbury – London Waterloo from 1 hr 50 mins.