About this office
The Salisbury team carry with them over 100 years of sales and lettings experience and have had continued success since it opened its doors in 2014. Each with their speciality, there are experts in New Homes, Land and Development, Equestrian Property and Prime & Country Houses. From one bedroom apartments to country estates, we sell and let a wide variety of properties covering the New Forest, Shaftesbury & North Dorset, and all of the river valleys which have their confluence in Salisbury as well as the north onto Salisbury Plain and Warminster.
Why move to Salisbury?
Salisbury is a charming historical city known as the ‘City in the Countryside’ with its fine English landscape and medieval cathedral yet excellent communication links to London making it a popular option for couples and families alike looking to rent or buy.
The city plays host to an array of regionally recognised retail, cultural and educational establishments, as well as a range of award winning restaurants and bars. The Old Market Square provides essential community engagement on Tuesdays and Saturdays with its reputable farmers market which is almost 600 years old.
With a beautiful mix of period and modern properties, Salisbury and its surrounding villages have grown in popularity over the past 10 years and continues to be a prime choice of those moving out of the big cities and was chosen by the Sunday Times ‘Best Places To Live in the UK 2019’ guide because it "remains a divinely attractive and welcoming place".
A little bit of history
Set with the River Avon winding through it, Salisbury is filled with stunning period properties and generous green spaces. Salisbury is a world-recognised historical city known for its fine English landscape and is home to one of the finest medieval cathedrals in the United Kingdom with the tallest spire in Britain. Salisbury Cathedral also holds the famous Magna Carta and one of the oldest working clocks in the world. The Old Market Square provides the key entertainment on Tuesdays and Saturdays when the reputable farmers market, which is almost 600 years old, takes over and adds to the area’s genteel charms. North of Salisbury City Centre sits Stonehenge, a World Heritage Site and best known prehistoric monument in Europe. About two miles north of Salisbury Town Centre is English Heritage’s site of Old Sarum where you can unearth over 2,000 years of history and find out how the Romans, Normans and Saxons have all left their mark on this impressive landscape at one of the earliest settlement sites of Salisbury.
Architecture and Property
The city has an eclectic mix of property with a mix of medieval, Georgian and Victorian & Edwardian all surrounding the world renowned Cathedral Close, whilst the villages surrounding boast some of the most stunning and quintessentially English range of period properties, which any county would be proud of, from quaint cottages to architecturally designed houses of distinction. There really is a style of property to suit all tastes, all set within either down land, river valleys or the expanses of the New Forest and Salisbury Plain.
Shopping and Amenities
Salisbury has an excellent choice of both chain and independent shops, supermarkets (Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Tesco’s and M&S), doctors and dental surgeries, pharmacists (Boots), award winning butchers, health and leisure centres and a post office.
Residents will also find a great selection of both high street and independent clothing and gift shops with high street brands including Jigsaw, White Stuff, Crew, Fat Face, Joules and Sea Salt whilst independent shops include Casa Fina, OSO, Raffinee, Fisherton Mill and Regent Tailoring to name a few.
Spoilt for choice, you will find an abundance of restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars including Cosy Club, Wildwood, Giggling Squid and Prezzo alongside local eateries Tinga, Stones Kitchen Cafe, Maul’s Wine & Cheese Bar, The Old Ale & Coffee House, The Haunch & Venison plus many more.
Salisbury is also home to Wiltshire Creative, formally Salisbury Playhouse, The Guildhall and City Hall which in the past have held productions such as Prunella Scales and Dr Leo Aylen’s ‘An Assortment of Sybils’, Edward Albee’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ and Hugh Whitemore’s ‘Breaking The Code’.
There is also an Odeon Cinema showing the latest releases.
If you’re in need of open space, Salisbury really does live up to its reputation as ‘the City in the Countryside’, as there are a myriad of parks on offer along, and the five river valleys that converge on the city, along with the chalk downlands that surround it and with the New forest on its doorstep which boasts 139,900 acres of woodland, footpaths and cycle routes.
In terms of schooling, Salisbury boasts some great OFSTED ‘outstanding’ primary and secondary schools as well as being home to two grammar schools Bishops Wordsworth & South Wilts Grammar Schools, and private schools such as Salisbury Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove, Leehurst Swan, Godolphin School and Preparatory School. Within easy reach of the City are other regionally recognised schools such as Clayesmore, Dauntseys, Port Regis, Farleigh, Bryanston, Sherborne & Marlborough, all providing high levels of education.
Salisbury has excellent transport links and is serviced by South West Trains with the West of England Main Line running between London Waterloo (85 minutes) and Exeter St Davis, while the Wessex Main Line runs between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour/Brighton. Southampton and Bournemouth Airports are 24 and 25 miles away retrospectively and offer daily flights to a number of national and international destinations. There is easy access to the A303 and on to the M3.