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Bishops Mead by Charles Church

Salisbury Road, Downton, SP5

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Bishops Mead

Make a move to beautiful Wiltshire

Bishops Mead is a stunning selection of one bedroom apartments and two, three and four bedroom homes located in Downton, an ancient village in the beautiful county of Wiltshire. Perfect for first time buyers as well as growing families, there's something for everyone at Bishops Mead.

  • Choice of 1 bedroom apartments and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes

  • Wonderful village location

  • Situated in the beautiful county of Wiltshire

  • Excellent transport links

  • Good choice of nearby schooling

Nestled in between Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the New Forest National Park, the village of Downton is unsurprisingly in a stunning location. Situated just 6 miles south of the cathedral city of Salisbury, Downton lies on the River Avon and is surrounded by Wiltshire countryside. The village benefits from excellent transport links and fantastic local schooling.

Living in Downton means you'll have everything you need for day-to-day life close to hand as there's an excellent selection of local shops, including a Co-op supermarket, Post Office, butchers and a pharmacy. Facilities also include a library, doctor's surgery and dentist. The village has a thriving industrial estate and business centre, which is home to businesses like Hop Back Brewery and Help for Heroes Trading.

Fantastic local schooling

If you have children you'll be pleased to know the schooling is fantastic in the village. Downton Cof E VA Primary School recently received an Ofsted ‘outstanding' rating and, for older children, the well-respected Trafalgar Secondary School has a ‘good' rating. Nearby Salisbury has excellent grammar schools for boys and girls, with private schools including, Godolphin, Chafyn Grove and Leaden Hall.

With its new homes, Bishops Mead embodies modern living at its best, but you're also not far from cultural Salisbury, which effortlessly combines a mix of old and new. Salisbury's city centre and its attractive historic streets also make an excellent place to shop. There are hundreds of shops; small and large, chained and independent, meaning there's something for everyone. There is also a defined art culture, with many art galleries, exhibitions and festivals for all to enjoy.

Getting out and about…

For those who enjoy the outdoors and keeping fit, Bishops Mead offers endless outdoor leisure opportunities from boating on the beautiful River Avon to walking and mountain biking across the Salisbury Plain. The New Forest National Park also provides a variety of leisure activities including walking and riding, with the nearby South Coast home to a wonderful coastline and numerous pristine beaches. Downton also has its own leisure centre within walking distance from the development. Its facilities include a 35-station gym, a four-court multi-use sports hall, an aerobics studio and two tennis courts.

With a peaceful rural feel, all the day-to-day amenities you need close to hand, and close proximity to larger cities, Bishops Mead could be your perfect place to call home.

To hear more about this fantastic new development make an appointment now.

  1. Choice of 1 bedroom apartments and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes
  2. Wonderful village location
  3. Situated in the beautiful county of Wiltshire
  4. Excellent transport links



Salisbury Road, Downton, SP5

Opening hours

By appointment only. Call for further information.

Local Information

Leisure Facilities

Downton has its own
leisure centre located on Wick Lane, within walking distance of the development.

Local Shopping

The village is served by several shops, a supermarket and local
pubs. The village boasts an industrial estate and business centre which is home
to businesses like Hop Back Brewery and Help for Heroes Trading.


Local schools include The Trafalgar School (mix 11 – 16yrs), Downton CofE VA Primary School (mix 4 – 11yrs), Salisbury Cathedral Private School (mix  3 – 13rs day and boarding) and Leaden Hall Private (girls 3 – 11yrs day and boarding).


Local healthcare facilities include Downton Surgery and Salisbury District Hospital.

Transport Links

Bishops Mead in an excellent location for commuters with convenient links to both the A338 and A36, which leads on to the M27. Access to Salisbury City centre via the A338 is also easy.

For those looking to go further afield, Downton is ideally located with easy access to Bournemouth and Poole to the south; and Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester to the south-east.

For destinations further afield, there are airports in nearby Southampton and Bournemouth, with ferry ports to Europe also easily accessible.

Approximate travel distance by car to:
Salisbury city centre: 6.5 miles

Salisbury train station: 8.6 miles

Bournemouth: 20 miles

Southampton: 22 miles

Winchester: 29.9 miles

Nearest station:

National Train Station logo Salisbury (5.5 miles)

Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Driving directions

Downton is a village 6 miles
South of Salisbury and 6 miles North of Fordingbridge, located on the
North edge of the New Forest. The development is located west of Salisbury Road
and north of Wick Lane.




We are a national house builder with a local approach to building your new home.

We will provide you with the specification appropriate to the locality of your selected new home and development and we will explain the choice of external materials used, for example your brick colour and roof tiles. You will be able to select certain elements of the fixtures and fittings encompassing the latest designs from leading manufacturers, subject to the stage of build of your chosen home. If you wish to further personalise your new home, an exciting range of options is available to purchase from our Finishing Touches scheme. Our experienced sales team is on hand to guide you through the choices available to you depending again on the stage of build.

Quality Assured

Your new home will be built in accordance with all relevant technical and building regulations, in particular the Government's Code for Sustainable Homes. In addition all stages of the construction of your new home will be inspected by our experienced construction staff. On completion of your new home we will provide you with a quality assured certificate for you to keep.

10-year NHBC (or equivalent) Warranty

A 10-year warranty is provided with every new Charles Church home. A comprehensive guide explaining the warranty will be supplied to you.

We will ensure warranties provided by the manufacturers of appliances are honoured for the first year of occupation. Our Customer Care Department is on hand to offer you the necessary guidance and assistance.

About Developer

Charles Church - The Name on the Finest Homes

When Charles and Susanna Church laid the foundations of their first home in 1965, they were doing more than building a desirable residence. They were turning their vision of the perfect home into a benchmark for quality and a legacy for future generations to appreciate.

In the intervening years, Charles Church has grown to establish itself as one of the countrys foremost housebuilding brands whilst maintaining its unrivalled reputation for the design and quality of the homes it builds.

Over four decades later, their principles remain the cornerstone of every home we build. Charles Churchs philosophy of combining aesthetically pleasing designs with traditional building techniques is as relevant today as it was then, and the company prides itself on the sympathetic way in which its homes are designed to harmonise with their surroundings. Wherever possible, many period or regional features are incorporated, including its trademark brick and knapped flint combination, decorative tile hanging and the use of natural stone.

Perhaps best known for its traditional designs, Charles Church has not remained rooted in the past, however, and has evolved to ensure that it continues to meet and exceed the demands of a new generation of homeowners. That is why you will now find an impressive array of Charles Church homes to suit all lifestyles in both rural and city centre locations. Not only does the scope of its developments now encompass traditional design reflecting the prevailing local architecture, but also embraces contemporary and exciting architectural styles and breathes new life into redundant historic and commercial buildings through their sensitive conversion and restoration.

What remains the same, however, is the companys emphasis on exacting standards and attention to detail at every stage of the construction process, enabling it to achieve in its homes a totally unmistakable quality and sense of style. The results of this unique combination of principles have been rewarded with numerous prestigious consumer and industry awards over the years.

The ultimate winner however, is the buyer of a Charles Church home.

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Call us on 01721 617027 or fill in the contact form below.

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