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Romancing the stone

Carved stone heads, said to represent local characters are a feature of the village of Tisbury, with some lovely examples shown on a property recently launched, The Cross, at the top of the High Street. Tisbury, shares its name with West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. As one of its sons, Thomas Mayhew established the first English settlement there in 1642. Perhaps better known for its pubs, there are plenty of hostelries in the area but for something romantic around Valentines Day, The Telegraph describes one of its localsas "The Beckford Arms really does seem to have it all. Near a station (Tisbury), it's an attractive building in a romantic place , with a garden that rambles towards something unusual: a professional boules court. Sunday night is movie night, when a film is projected in the sitting room while you eat supper and put your feet up. Oh, and it's affordable. Heaven." As an alternative, the dining room at The Cross in the oldest part of the building, dates to a time shortly after the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell, and provides the perfect place for a repas romantique pour deux. Or a cosy kitchen supper 'a deux can be equally romantic. The choice is yours. But for those looking to cook some of the wonderful produce available locally, The Telegraph list Pythouse Kitchen Garden & Cafe in their best fifty farm shops in Britain, saying "I love this little shop for its close proximity to the walled garden, overlooking a valley, where you can walk around and see the vegetables before buying them. In the shop you will find freshly dug organic produce, home-reared organic meat and a selection of larder foods." Certainly, the cook is well catered for, and can connect with their dinner date who can perch themselves at the island with a glass of something with bubbles, whilst their meal is prepared. Who said romance was dead' With the Beckford Arms known for its fish to a wet fish shop in the village, the world is your oyster in Tisbury. The Cross, High Street, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire Guide price £650,000 Winkworth Salisbury  

Carved stone heads, said to represent local characters are a feature of the village of Tisbury, with some lovely examples shown on a property recently launched, The Cross, at the top of the High Street.

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Tisbury, shares its name with West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. As one of its sons, Thomas Mayhew established the first English settlement there in 1642.

Perhaps better known for its pubs, there are plenty of hostelries in the area but for something romantic around Valentines Day, The Telegraph describes one of its localsas "The Beckford Arms really does seem to have it all. Near a station (Tisbury), it's an attractive building in a romantic place , with a garden that rambles towards something unusual: a professional boules court. Sunday night is movie night, when a film is projected in the sitting room while you eat supper and put your feet up. Oh, and it's affordable. Heaven."

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As an alternative, the dining room at The Cross in the oldest part of the building, dates to a time shortly after the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell, and provides the perfect place for a repas romantique pour deux.

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Or a cosy kitchen supper 'a deux can be equally romantic.

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The choice is yours. But for those looking to cook some of the wonderful produce available locally, The Telegraph list Pythouse Kitchen Garden & Cafe in their best fifty farm shops in Britain, saying "I love this little shop for its close proximity to the walled garden, overlooking a valley, where you can walk around and see the vegetables before buying them. In the shop you will find freshly dug organic produce, home-reared organic meat and a selection of larder foods."

Certainly, the cook is well catered for, and can connect with their dinner date who can perch themselves at the island with a glass of something with bubbles, whilst their meal is prepared.

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Who said romance was dead' With the Beckford Arms known for its fish to a wet fish shop in the village, the world is your oyster in Tisbury.

The Cross, High Street, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire Guide price £650,000

Winkworth Salisbury

 

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