Salisbury – much more than just a Cathedral, albeit a stunning example of medieval architecture boasting the highest spire in the country! Salisbury is without doubt a wonderful place to live. A thriving community with a strong emphasis on moving to the future without losing the beauty of the past; with a diverse mix of period properties ranging from Victorian terraces to many fine Tudor houses, combining with modern additions to keep pace with the times. We are lucky to be considered as one of the leading Estate Agents in Salisbury, so feel free to come to us if you need any property advice.
A lively City that encompasses the needs for both young and old, Salisbury offers excellent cultural and entertainments amenities. The Playhouse, well known for excellent productions, is joined by a fantastic Arts Centre that offers an exciting choice of workshops and shows. A noted Museum, set within the stunning Cathedral Close, charts Salisbury through the ages and provides many new exhibitions to enjoy.
Which brings us to the Cathedral, one of the most recognisable landmarks in Britain and proud to be home to the best preserved original manuscript of the Magna Carta as well as displaying the oldest working clock. The impressive spire, rises above the renowned Close, the largest Cathedral Close in Britain, extending to about 80 acres and including some of the most beautiful and historic buildings in the City.
Education scores high in the area, two outstanding Grammar Schools, Bishop Wordsworth for boys and South Wilts Grammar for girls, are joined by high achieving secondary schools and a considerable number of private schools, both day and boarding, are available in the area.
The beautiful market square, proudly overlooked by the imposing Guildhall, is a hive of activity with a twice weekly farmers market and hosting many festivals and fairs throughout the year. Popular inns and eateries abound throughout the City, whilst independent shops make sure the centre keeps its ‘market town’ uniqueness that appeals to many.
Although a vibrant and busy centre, the countryside is close at hand, with many central parks including the lovely Elizabeth Gardens, which enjoys views across the water meadows to the Cathedral, famously painted by John Constable in 1831. Set at the confluence of five rivers, the Avon, Nadder, Ebble , Wylye and Bourne, the City is surrounded by some of the most beautiful valleys and countryside in the area, renowned for its fine sporting, riding and fishing opportunities.
Communications are excellent with the A303 within easy motoring distance for connection to M3 London and the West Country. Rail links are good with Waterloo in about 90 minutes and airports at Southampton and Bournemouth make for easy travelling.
With hidden medieval streets and tucked away locations, modern homes in convenient locations and residential roads that continually maintain their popularity, Salisbury properties are always actively sought after.