Location

This quirky grade II* listed two story apartment is set within the very heart of vibrant Salisbury. Only moments away is the historic cathedral close, home to Mompesson House, and of course the stunning Salisbury Cathedral itself, which boasts one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta.

 

There are numerous shops, cafes, pubs, and restaurants close at hand, making this the perfect destination for foodies and those wishing to indulge in a spot of retail therapy. Ideally placed for touring, from here you can easily visit the open countryside of Salisbury Plain, admire Stonehenge or travel south to the picturesque New Forest National Park, where there are numerous pretty villages to explore and walks aplenty.

1 ½ hours from London by car, 5 minutes walk from the train station, less than 30 miles to the beaches of Bournemouth and 12 miles to Stonehenge.

History

Purlins, which is over two floors, forms part of 56 High Street a Grade II* listed property in the heart of the medieval city of Salisbury.  It was one of the first buildings to be built outside of the walled area around the cathedral called The Close.  A timber framed building built in the 1400’s, later covered externally with mathematical tiles.  It has modern conveniences alongside old features such as an inglenook fireplace, the exposed timber frame and many quirks that have stood the test of time and are long gone in modern building styles.  The property has been within the same family for over 125 years initially they traded as antique dealers, latterly as retailers and new for 2021 as hosts.

Purlins

56 High Street

Salisbury

Wiltshire

SP1 2PF