The property is quietly set within secluded grounds on the fringe of Alderbury about 3 miles to the south the beautiful Cathedral City of Salisbury. Salisbury offers an excellent range of shops, there is a good theatre and a number of excellent schools. Access to London is good with rail services from Salisbury to Waterloo taking under 1 hour 30 minutes and central London can be reached by road (via the M3).
Sporting facilities in the area include racing and golf at Salisbury and there is excellent fishing on the River Avon and the Chalk streams of the Nadder and Wylye in the vicinity. Hunting is with The Wilton and The New Forest to the south. Sailing from either The Hamble, Lymington or Poole Harbour is within a 40 minute drive.
Alderbury House is one of the most elegant Georgian houses in Wiltshire and is set in a an attractive position overlooking a lake (see separate note) and parkland and with distant views over attractive rolling countryside.
The house, which is listed Grade II* was believed to have been designed by James Wyatt in the late 18th Century, but recent research suggests it may be by Benjamin Latrobe who designed the White House in Washington.
The main part of the house is ashlar faced stone under a slate roof and is believed (according to Pevsner) to have been built in materials from the campanile of Salisbury Cathedral. It offers grand and elegant reception rooms, yet the house remains a comfortable and manageable size. The reception rooms in particular have good ceiling heights, fine guided cornices and many other period details.
With the delightful gardens, swimming pool, tennis court, lodge, cottage and attractive parkland, Alderbury House offers all the attributes of an elegant yet very liveable country house.
Salisbury 3 miles (Waterloo 1hr 27 mins), Southampton 15 miles, London 85 miles