If you're after complete tranquillity, head for this early 17th-century house set on 2 acres of grounds in the Nadder Valley. The style is traditional and smart, and a terrace provides alfresco dining overlooking the tidy lawns in summer. Sophisticated contemporary fare makes up most of what's on the set-price menus, such as fillet of wild turbot with goat cheese gnocchi, and breast of guinea fowl with seared foie gras. Nine luxuriously furnished guest rooms may tempt
you into forgoing the 10-mile drive back to Salisbury.
Off B3089, Teffont Evias, SP3 5RJ, England