Overview

Prince Hill House is a stunning Grade ll Listed Mansion of considerable architectural and historical interest nestling within magnificent and tranquil surroundings in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside.

Dating in parts from the 1640’s, Prince Hill House is believed to have played host to Prince Rupert when he fought on the side of the Royalists during the Battle of Bristol. It was considerably enlarged and remodelled in 1914 by Basil Peto at which time the garden was also re-designed by his brother Harold Peto. Some of Harold Peto’s finest work in Wiltshire is recorded as being at Prince Hill House.

Ownership passed thereafter to a Godchild of Queen Victoria, Lady Brassy, who was also related to Winston Churchill. The house was reputedly used by Churchill, Eisenhower and Sikorsky for secret meetings during World War II. 


Find Us
Find us

Car: We are located in the centre of the village of Worton on the A360 between Devizes (3.8 miles) and Seend (3.5 miles). 39 miles from Bristol airport. 20 miles from Bath. 18 Miles from Marlborough.

Train: Please use the main line stations at Chippenham, Westbury & Pewsey.

Bus: Bus services run from Devizes & Trowbridge.

Bike: Please see the Kennet & Avon Cycle Route. 

  • Offers bike storage
Parking

  • Free

Taxi

Devizes Taxis 01380 723 129

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Access statement available

A word from the owner

Sometimes we think the house found us! After we learnt about the house’s connection to Harold Peto we discovered that the Peto brothers had connections to historic houses where both my husband and I spent much of our childhoods. After restoration we are enjoying running the house as a B&B and wedding venue. Constant attention is now given to restoring and maintaining the Harold Peto garden.

Fun Facts

Dating in parts from the 1640’s, Prince Hill House is believed to have played host to Prince Rupert when he fought on the side of the Royalists during the Battle of Bristol.

It was considerably enlarged and remodelled in 1914 by Basil Peto, then Conservative MP for Devizes, at which time the garden was also re-designed by his brother Harold Peto. Some of Harold Peto’s finest work is recorded as being at Prince Hill House.

Ownership passed thereafter to a Godchild of Queen Victoria, Lady Brassy, who was also related to Winston Churchill. The house was reputedly used by Churchill, Eisenhower and Sikorsky for secret meetings during WW2.