Sandy and Peter Borchert
3 Kingsbury Square
Wilton SP2 0BA
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Kingsbury Apartment - A Rental Holiday Home within a Beautiful Georgian Town House set in Kingsbury Square, Wilton, Salisbury.
We thought you may like to find out a little about who is behind this web-site, Wilton and the Apartment you may rent from us!
Three miles west of Salisbury, right where the Wylye and Nadder rivers meet, lies pretty
Wilton, its an attractive market town with a rich historical heritage, one that stretches right back to the 8th century AD and the Anglo-Saxons. Wilton was once the county town of Wiltshire, and
for a population of about four thousand people – it has some remarkable claims to fame:
Alfred the Great once lost a major battle here to advancing Danes; carpet-weaving expertise
allowed the town to give its name to perhaps Britain’s most celebrated floor covering; while
over the years it’s been home to everything from a major smallpox epidemic to the
military top brass.
Our house and the Apartment sits in a particularly pretty tree-lined Square. Its a handsome townhouse believed to date from 1860 or thereabouts – the year that
Abraham Lincoln became US president and Charles Dickens published his first chapters
of Great Expectations!
the House was originally built in the 18th Century 3 Kingsbury Square was only two storey but in the early 18 Century a second floor was added to the rear of the house as servants quarters to serve the main house.
When we bought the house, it and the Apartment on the second floor were in a sorry state having been neglected for many years. We set about restoring both and were lucky enough to be asked by a Televsion Company if they could make a documentry about the work as we undertook it. So for 9 months every detail of the restoration work to the house was filmed. This culminated in 15 half hour programmes which were shown endlessly on Discovery Home and Leisure for about 3 years! Still it was a great record of what we did to the house and still today some 14 years on every now and then we come across folks who proudly tell us they watched every episode.
If you would like to see more of the main house it is featured as one of our restoration projects on our web-site http://www.classicarchitecture.co.uk/GradeIITownHouse.aspx
Our day job is running an Architects Practice which we operate from a converted church that backs onto our garden in Kingsbury Square. We are both passionate about architecture and if you would like to see what we do then do have a look at our web-site http://www.classicarchitecture.co.uk