Southdown is the home of Sue & Martyn Melvin and is a modern detached house set in
a large garden in the hamlet of Roundway Village, a mile from the historic market
town of Devizes. We are rated 4 stars with Visit Britain and hold both Walkers and
Cyclists Welcome, along with Gold from Green Tourism. We are also holders of the
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s Green Tourism Award for 2012 and the Visit England and
Visit Wiltshire Breakfast Awards.
A footpath running alongside the house leads to the Kennet & Avon Canal and the attractions
and facilities of Devizes. A short walk in the other direction takes you up onto
Roundway Down on the edge of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Here you can find the Devizes Millennium White Horse (one of 8 horses cut into the
Wiltshire Downs), the site of the Battle of Roundway (1643) and Oliver’s Castle hillfort.
Whether you are touring, walking, cycling or on business, you are assured of a very
warm welcome and a comfortable stay. We have three guest bedrooms: two doubles with
en-suite facilities and a twin with a private bathroom.
Welcome to Southdown & White Horse Walking Holidays
Environmentally friendly B&B and walking holidays in the heart of Wiltshire - tailor-madeto suit you
There is a guest lounge containing books, maps & magazines etc, and a guest computer.
There is also a gallery with photos of the area, additional drinks facilities and
more information We have wi-fi throughout the house.
Breakfast is served in the conservatory or dining room, depending on the time of
year. Both overlook the back garden. Guests are welcome to use the garden and the
We regret we are unable to take pets.
The garden is large & green, lawned, with lots of mature trees & shrubs. There are
fruit trees & a vegetable patch. Guests are welcome to relax in the garden after
their day out. It is a haven for wildlife & we are regularly visited by birds, squirrels,
rabbits, pheasants, & deer (although they are rather shyer than the others). Our
most recent sighting is of a large hare in the front & a sparrowhawk in the back.