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Vicars Hall

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Salisbury, Wiltshire
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps10
Bedrooms5
Bathrooms3
Pets 2
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Description

Set within the walled enclave of magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, this spacious and characterful property makes for an inspiring and memorable stay.

This superb, Grade II listed, medieval town house dates back to the early 14th century and enjoys a wonderful location. Set within the walled enclave surrounding Salisbury Cathedral, it has direct access to the city centre. It is a surprisingly light and spacious home with an abundance of charm and character, including flagstone floors, exposed brick walls, an Aga and wooden, turning, steep stairs, as well as some low sloping ceilings and beams. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped, leading to the garden/breakfast room with French doors leading to the walled garden which has a patio, sitting out area and various ornamental shrubs and trees sheltering the property. There is a ground floor living/dining room in addition to a spacious first floor family/TV room, three bathrooms and five bedrooms (one of the top floor twin bedrooms has two additional beds for occasional guests or alternative sleeping). There is private parking for 1-2 cars and public parking from £6 per day locally.
Vicar’s Hall, as its name suggests, was reclaimed in the Restoration by the local vicars. Prior to that, the only named owner was William de Chadleshunt, the Archdeacon of Salisbury in 1304.
Malmesbury House, with its famous sundial inscribed with ‘Life’s But a Walking Shadow’, is opposite the property, and adjacent is St Anns Gate. All of the surrounding gates are locked at 11pm each night (owners will supply a key). The author Bill Bryson once commented, ’There is no doubt, in my mind, that Salisbury Cathedral is the single most breathtaking structure in England, and The Close around it is the most beautiful space.’
Salisbury Cathedral draws people from around the world, with its ornate beauty. It also has Britain’s tallest spire, Europe’s oldest clock and one of the original (and best preserved) copies of the Magna Carta. There are various events within the cathedral, including ‘Darkness into Light’, musical services, theatre productions, as well as singing by the choir. Salisbury is a lively, vibrant city with a range of shops, arts, crafts and entertainment, and has a twice weekly charter market. There are lots of eateries, inns and leisure amenities. The train station is about 10 minutes’ walk, for those who prefer a car-free holiday, where there are tour buses to Stonehenge and other local attractions. Visit Old Sarum, an early settlement and an English Heritage Site, and Old Wardour Castle, which is a 14th-century structure set in gardens besides a lake. Within easy driving distance are Stonehenge, Monkey World, The Tank Museum, scenic walks along the Avebury Rings, the Fovant Badges (regimental badges carved into the chalk hills), and the Museum of Army Flying. The New Forest and various beaches, including Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, are about 45 minutes’ drive. Beach 30 miles. Shop 800 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

Ground Floor:
Living/dining room: With gas coal-effect fire.
Kitchen: With gas Aga, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Utility area: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Garden/breakfast room: With French doors leading to garden.
3 steps to...
Bathroom: With roll-top bath and toilet.
Steep, turning stairs to...
First Floor:
Family/TV room: With gas coal-effect fire, 52" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize four-poster bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Steep, turning stairs to...
Second Floor:
Bedroom 4: With twin beds and sloping ceiling.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds and sloping ceiling.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Parking permit for 2 cars. No smoking.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    10/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/03/2018
    A fantastic house in an exceptional location. The house was quirky, spacious and very comfortable. The owners couldn’t have been more helpful. I would recommend this house, although the stairs are a little steep and winding so could be difficult if you had small children or elderly people in your party.


  • 7

    24/02/2018
    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2018
    This house is in a stunning location. We were able to go to the cathedral and see the Magna Carta, which was beautiful. The house itself is lovely but needs some work to bring it up to date. The stairs are also very steep and slippery.


  • 9

    16/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 09/10/2017
    The communication with the owner and representative was efficient and helpful. We felt very welcome, relaxed and at home. It was beautifully warm on arrival and the heating was easy to control. There was a rare feeling of the owners generosity to guests in the way of equipment and use of amenities, including lots of towels and we were more than happy with the bedding and the beds. The house was characterful and every room was comfortable. We were 5 friends and dining on either table was perfect. The kitchen was well equipped and the welcome hamper generous. We gave up on using the little halogen hob but managed well using the aga. The setting was perfect, quiet and out of the way, close to the stunning cathedral and no distance to the city centre with shops and restaurants. Car parking was easy. It is very hard to find something that was 100% perfect, but for us, who go away together once a year, this is the first place we felt that we might like to return to.


  • 10

    01/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 10/09/2017
    Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location, we enjoyed an amazing couples break celebrating a friend's birthday.


  • 7

    18/08/2017
    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2017
    The location is amazing and the house old and full of character. There is plenty to do in and around Salisbury. There needs to be some more thought put into the furniture, bedding curtains etc in order to bring up the standard to what is expected after paying this amount of money for accommodation. There should be no broken, stained or ripped furniture, linens should be hotel standard and towels and curtains should be thick and luxurious. There was not really comfortable space for 10 guests to eat or sit together, the only television was not wired correctly to support DVD and the set-top box at the same time and the wifi was unreliable. Some rainy day DVD's and games would be a good idea and information on the area, also perhaps an aga cookbook? The aga is the only cooker save for a single hotplate - not a problem for me as I have used an aga before but maybe for other guests as I am not sure cooking for10 on a single hotplate is possible! We had a lovely holiday but this accommodation needs some TLC.


  • 8

    01/05/2017
    Confirmed guest, 23/04/2017
    Huge space, perfectly located for a weekend in Salisbury. Excellent Wi-fi, very comfy beds, heating worked brilliantly considering the house was so large. Only downside was the bathrooms. The drainage in the nicest bathroom did not work, so we were unable to utilise the shower/toilet, and the shower door in the other bathroom did not close.


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