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Tisbury

Top places to live in Wiltshire Tisbury

It’s country life for the smart set in Tisbury, with a station, lovely independent shops, pubs, cafes and a top-notch art gallery. Part of our Top 200 Places to Live series.

Tisbury

WHY?

Steeped in over 2,000 years of history, Tisbury is the largest village in the Nadder Valley, in the West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. St John’s 12th-century parish church is in the centre of the village, with the churchyard boasting an ancient yew tree still flourishing after 4,000 years. It’s a seductive town with an appealing mix of ancient stone properties and Victorian redbrick houses, a growing number of commuters both to London and Exeter, and a thriving high street with a great range of shops.

EAT

Set in the most gorgeous location in stunning parkland on the nearby Fonthill Estate is The Beckford Arms – worth a stop for lunch; or check out other local county pubs The George Inn and The Lamb, Hindon.

SHOP

The high street offers up the fab Beckford Bottle ShopTisbury Deli, Genuis Coffea for espressos, or Beatons Tearooms for a pot of the fine stuff. We love Clementine’s Shop for an eclectic mix of clothes, toys, games and homeware, Casawara for jewellery, greetings cards and accessories, and, of course, The Loft is our fave boutique.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Bowood House is a positively perfect place for a day out with the kids, with gardens to die for and adventure playgrounds galore. Explore the wonderful local countryside, with its fantastic network of public rights of way; head for local attractions such as Old Wardour Castle – a fine example of a 14th-century castle.

AVERAGE HOUSE PRICE

£360,174. Good local estate agents in the area are Boatwrights and Myddelton & Major.

HOT PROPERTY

SCHOOLS

Sandroyd Prep is a wonderful country prep, or the Salisbury schools are just around the corner. Warminster School is a co-ed, all-through day and boarding school on the edge of Salisbury Plain that prides itself on nurturing happy, confide nt and community-spirited pupils.

BEST KEPT SECRET

At the edge of the village is the Grade I listed thatched Tithe Barn at Place Farm, arguably the largest tithe barn in England and open to the public as a gallery, arts centre and restaurant run by Messums Wiltshire.

COMMUTE

2 hours 9 mins from Tisbury to London. Driving to London takes 2 hours 12 mins.

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