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GREENBANK                                        

     BED & BREAKFAST

           BOWERCHALKE

                    SALISBURY  Tel 01722 780350

FOR

A RELAXING STAY

IN THE

SCENIC  WILTSHIRE

COUNTRYSIDE

Greenbank B&B Bowerchalke

GREENBANK                                        

     BED & BREAKFAST

           BOWERCHALKE

                    SALISBURY  Tel 01722 780350

FOR

A RELAXING STAY

IN THE

SCENIC  WILTSHIRE

COUNTRYSIDE

Greenbank B&B Bowerchalke

About Greenbank

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 & West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ANOB. As our 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 served with freshly squeezed orange juice is available along with healthy alternatives. You also have a choice of homemade bread and preserves to accompany your breakfast.

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 the pronunciation changed to 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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