Dinton is a pretty thriving village with a host of amenities situated approximately 8 miles west of Salisbury and 5 miles to Wilton. Dinton nestles the river Nadder, which forms the boundary at the south end of the village with the wooded ridge of The Hanging to the North.
The B3089 runs through the centre of the village with a large park providing recreation for all ages with playgrounds, football and cricket pitch.
Dinton has a wealth of history and is home to several National Trust Properties including Philipps House (to the east of Dinton village), Little Clarendon, Hyde’s House, Dinton Lodge and Lawes Cottage.
Dinton services and amenities
Dinton Village Hall holds a host of regular activities such as whist drives, table tennis and Aikido for the more enthusiastic. It also is home to a pre school with both morning and afternoon sessions. The hall can be hired for one off occasions such as birthday parties, balls or meetings and can seat up to 100 guests. There is a small kitchen and tables, chairs, crockery and cutlery hire is also available.
The Parish Church is Grade 1 listed. It was begun in the late 12th Century and the north door survives from the earliest work while the rest of the church dates largely from the 13th and 14th centuries.
Dinton Pre-School is unique in its setting and character. In 1975 the Pre-school opened in Mrs Clark’s living room with a handful of children, gradually over the years the school expanded and moved in to purpose built premises adjoining National Trust parkland that the children have access too as part of their pre-school day.
Dinton Primary School
Dinton C of E Primary school is a small rural primary school teaching girls and boys from Reception level (age 4-5) up to Year 6 (age 11) with 119 children on roll. Dinton Primary School is pleasantly situated in wooded grounds with its own sports field, playground, adventure playground and swimming pool. In addition to the four main classrooms, the school has a multi-purpose hall, small group teaching areas and an outdoor classroom. The school prides itself in creating a sense of community with pupils, staff, governors and parents working together to ensure that the children are challenged to reach their full potential.
The community shop
Re-opened by local villagers and now staffed by young and old volunteers, Dinton community shop shows how close knit the village community is. With a range of local deli and butcher treats and fresh baked breads and pastries, this is the perfect one stop shop. There is a small coffee area and part time post office operating on site. Worth a visit!
Nadder Valley Pizzas
New to Dinton and opened in April 2016 is the first rural pizza delivery in the area. Run by local lady, Elly, a village resident, Nadder Valley Pizzas provides delicious homemade pizzas with good quality local ingredients.
Pubs in Dinton
Dinton is lucky to have not just one pub but two and both locals and visitors sing their praises regularly. Take a look on Trip Advisor at the reviews and the 4/5 star ratings!
The Wyndham Arms
A friendly pub with a superb menu, excellent food and huge portions are on offer at the Wyndham including the renowned Sunday lunch. Book early to avoid disappointment!
The Penruddocke Arms
The Penruddocke Arms is a friendly family run pub offering lunch and dinner which are rated as excellent and reasonable on the pocket! Bed and a hearty breakfast are also on offer.
Events in Dinton
Every year, the Dinton Fireworks show at Philips House attracts many visitors, with spectacular professional firework displays, stalls and fairground attractions.
Rural property for sale in Dinton
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