The Close, Salisbury


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A charming Grade I Listed 18th Century cottage with pretty gardens, located in the historic Cathedral Close.

Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, ground floor cloakroom, three bedrooms, bathroom and gardens.

Dating back to the mid-18th Century, this delightful cottage, which is Listed Grade I because of its attachment to the Harnham Gate, is built of a mixture of brick, stone and flint under a mellow red tiled roof with mainly casement windows, some with gothic arched glazing bars . With windows on all elevations there is a great feeling of light in the cottage, which has good ceiling heights. Deceptively spacious and with well-presented accommodation over two storeys this is an excellent home in an exclusive setting.

The Cathedral Close is a rare and special place with numerous attractive period buildings and an atmosphere all of its own. From here, it is a short level walk into the city centre where there is an excellent range of shopping, educational, leisure and cultural facilities as well as a mainline station with trains to London Waterloo (journey time approximately 90 minutes). Salisbury also supports a well thought of theatre and a twice weekly market. There are a good range of both private and state schools in Salisbury and the surrounding area, whilst Salisbury still maintains grammar schools for both boys (Bishop Wordsworth) and girls (South Wilts Grammar).

The front door, which is sheltered by a small canopy, is set back behind a garden gate and leads into the:


Welcoming and spacious, wide enough to take some furniture and with stairs to the first floor. An understairs storage cupboard and a telephone point. Doors to the dining room, ground floor cloakroom and the:


An elegant room with a Gazco wood burner type gas fire standing on a slate hearth within a period fireplace with marble surround and mantelpiece. Range of built in full height book/display shelves and television point.


A welcoming and light room which is the day to day heart of the cottage and has a gas fired Rayburn set into a chimney recess. Double doors to the kitchen and wide glazed double doors lead into the:


Another useful reception room with central heating and power points. One wall of the conservatory is formed by the Cathedral Close wall. Television point and doors to the rear garden.


Attractively fitted with a range of painted high and low level storage units (with under-unit lighting), open display shelves and drawers and a wooden worktop incorporating a 1 bowl stainless steel sink and drainer unit (with mixer tap above). Space and plumbing for a washing machine, space for a free-standing cooker and fridge/freezer. Tall casement windows overlooking the rear garden.

From the entrance hall, stairs lead up to the first floor landing, which is lit by a large period window, with leaded cames, giving a glimpse of the impressive Harnham Gate. Access hatch to the roof space.

NB: The rooms are listed in order of viewing rather than size.


Well fitted with a suite of panelled bath (with mixer tap and wall mounted shower attachment above) and vanitory unit with concealed cistern WC and wash hand basin (with mixer tap above). Tiled splashbacks, shaver point, wall mounted Dimplex wall heater, extractor fan and towel radiator.


A light double bedroom with a built in wardrobe and wash hand basin. Windows with secondary double glazing on two elevations, one looking down the rear garden.


Again a light double bedroom with built in airing cupboard containing the lagged hot water tank and immersion heater, two windows with secondary double glazing and views across the Cathedral Close.


A light single bedroom, irregular in shape and overlooking the Cathedral Close. Currently used as a study and well fitted with a good sized wooden desk and matching shelving.


The property is et back behind pretty iron railings that lead to the front door. There are two areas of garden, to the side of the cottage is an area of lawn bordered by an old brick, stone and flint wall. Border flower beds and some established trees including a mulberry and a gingko. To the rear of the cottage is a completely walled garden, one of which is the original Close wall with a wisteria. Central area of lawn, border beds and a gate out to De Vaux Place.


Leasehold Term of 60 years from 15th December 1995.


Ground Rent - £2,800 pa. To be reviewed in 2037.


The vendors currently rent parking opposite the cottage, from The Dean and Chapter.


Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas are available.

BROADBAND suggests that maximum speeds of 64Mb are available with fibre broadband through BT.


Band F. Charge for 2016/2017 £2,413.44




By appointment only please through Myddelton & Major, 49 High Street, Salisbury, SP1 2PD.

Tel 01722 337575


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Our Reference: 16814.180208

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Myddelton & Major

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