GREENBANK BED & BREAKFAST             

 GREENBANK CHURCH STREET BOWERCHALKE SALISBURY WILTS SP5 5BE

 Telephone   01722 780350                  e-mail  suelee@greenbank101.com

            A B&B SITUATED IN HEART OF THE WILTSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE 

 

                           A REAL OASIS OF CALM IN A BUSY WORLD

        A CENTRAL LOCATION FOR EXPLORING THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES

      

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Click on the above link to read our reviews in full.

We really enjoyed our stay, Sue's scrambled eggs and smoked salmon.....             ***** C.of A Boston Mass USA

We only stayed one night but it was an utmost delight...  ***** Krysgen Ottowa Canada

a real oasis of calm in a busy world.....      *****   Finwalker Stamford  UK

Warm and welcoming with a gorgeous  breakfast, we arrived late...                   *****   Hannah & Paul  Devon

Thanks for a lovely stay, we loved this place especially...****  Caroline & Rob  Netherlands

   

                             Welcome to Greenbank Bed & Breakfast

 

Located in the scenic Chalke Valley a short drive out from Salisbury, Greenbank offers contemporary style en suite ground floor accommodation, ample off road parking and a warm welcome from your hosts Sue & Paul who will ensure your that stay will be a relaxing and pleasurable experience. Its location is a quiet haven in which to unwind from the days events or use as a base camp from which to explore the wealth of interesting places around the Salisbury area plus walking, cycling and fishing in the surrounding countryside

Accommodation on offer is two non smoking en suite double rooms complete with freeview televisions, radio/alarm clocks, tea and coffee making facilities and WiFi / Internet coverage. Guests also have use of a fridge and their own conservatory / lounge where they have access to indoor and outdoor games, magazines, items of local interest and a CD player. 

Regrettably no pets allowed, except for assistance dogs.

Payment can be by Credit/Debit Card or Cash. Cards accepted are American Express, Master Card, Maestro, Visa, Visa Electron, JCB & Solo. Tariffs start from £40/night for single occupancy and £70/night for double occupancy. In the event of short notice cancellation (less than 48hrs) we reserve the right  to charge one nights room cost and for non-appearance the full booking value.

For lunches and evening meals there are a number of good traditional country pubs nearby serving excellent food. For details of these pubs or other eating places, your hosts Sue & Paul will be only to happy to advise and if you wish book a table for you. However if guests wish to eat in with a takeaway meal our Breakfast Room facility is available for this purpose.

The house is centrally located in the village of Bowerchalke at the upper end of the Chalke Valley, which is part of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As the pictures show we have a large mature garden that has seating areas where you can sit back and take in the tranquil surroundings.    In the summer weather permitting breakfast can be served on the patio.          A full English breakfast is available along with healthy alternatives.

For availability please phone 01722 780350 or Sue's Mobile 07812 486045 or

email  suelee@greenbank101.com

Our Access Statement in large print is available on request, by e-mail. The statement also provides details of fixtures that assist people with reduced mobility.

About Bowerchalke

Although Bowerchalke is only a small village it has some notable attributes in that it has been home to the Nobel Prize winning author William Golding, Gaia Theorist Prof James Lovelock and Poet Siegfried Sassoon. William Golding is also buried in the village churchyard. From 1878 to 1924 the village had its own newspaper the cheapest ever printed in England as it sold for a farthing and was published by the vicar the Rev Edward Collett. A book about the Bowerchalke Parish Papers by Rex Sawyer was first published in 1989.

The Doomsday Book refers to this area as the Manor of Chelke and it was not until 1225 that the name Burchelke first appeared, then over the next six hundred & fifty years transmuted into its current pronunciation of Bowerchalke 

Further back in history prior to the Roman occupation of Britain the Cranbourne Chase was inhabited by a Celtic tribe called the Durotriges and legend has it that the Bowerchalke hamlet of Woodminton was the site of a battle between them and Augusta's second legion commanded by Vespasian circa AD43. The battle was fought at a place known locally as Patty’s Bottom and legend has it that on certain moonlight nights tramping is distinctly heard and headless horses can be seen rushing madly about.

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Whilst  staying at Greenbank why not take in some history and view one of the original copies of the  Magna Carta that is on display in the Chapter House of Salisbury Cathedral.