This listed Stable, on the edge of a pretty village, has been given a contemporary new life with plenty of nods to its stable past. Sleek, comfortable and wood-fire warmed, it’s an inviting romantic escape.The lofty, open-plan spaces make for easy living. Settle in by the wood-burner on nippy nights, sit out in the courtyard in summer; the smart kitchen area will keep cooks happy, but the pub and village cafe are a short walk if you fancy a break. Your bedroom has French windows to the courtyard, and there’s a sofa bed for an extra guest.Walk down the lane past the Georgian manor that Cecil Beaton lived in, head through the owners’ paddock to the peaceful river or hike over rolling downland. You’ll find the owners next door – warm, welcoming and happy to advise on exploring the Chalke Valley or what’s going on in Salisbury.