Property of the Day: De Vaux House, Salisbury

A historic 13th-century property near Salisbury Cathedral

THE PROPERTY: The original parts of this Grade II-listed home date back to c.1260, making it one of the oldest residential properties in Salisbury. It was once part of the College of De Valle, founded by Bishop Giles Bridport, and dissolved by Henry VIII. It is a spacious six-bedroom house, with several charming historic features and private walled gardens. 

THE LOCATION: Situated just beyond the southern walls of Cathedral Close, De Vaux House is only a short walk from the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral. The city centre is a mere 15-minute walk and offers a range of shopping and leisure opportunities. Meanwhile, a direct train service to London Waterloo takes under an hour and a half. 

THE INTERIOR: The gothic arched front door leads to an immaculately finished interior. All three reception-rooms have been sympathetically restored and are well-proportioned. The kitchen is modern, with white units and contrasting dark, Brazilian granite surfaces. The master bedroom is en-suite with a walk-in closet. The guest bedroom is also en-suite, and the further two double bedrooms share a family bathroom. On the second floor there are two double bedrooms and a shower room.  

WHY WE LOVE IT: The rich history of the property can be read in small, exquisite features throughout the house, such as the beautifully carved Jacobean fireplace and carved mediaeval door in the dining-room. 

BUY IT NOW: £1,500,000 with Strutt & Parker

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