Salisbury, the city of New Sarum, was founded in 1220, when Bishop Poore started building the new cathedral on the banks of the River Avon. Lying among the chalk hills of Southern Wiltshire, Salisbury is a harmonious blend of ancient and modern and can justly claim to be one of England's most attractive cities. The cathedral has the tallest spire and the largest close in England. The granting of the first market charter took place in 800 years ago and on Tuesdays and Saturdays the Market Place is thronged with people. Hideaways' extensive choice of holiday cottages in and around Salisbury provide the ideal base for exploring this ancient cathedral city.
This is one of a group of recently built apartments in Salisbury, situated in a very convenient location in the heart of this beautiful cathedral city.
A stylish 2nd floor apartment right in the centre of Salisbury yet tucked away in a private, gated courtyard away from traffic. Minutes walk from shops, restaurants, market square and cathedral.
A short walk from the Cathedral Close and city centre shops, this small Victorian terraced house has been restored to a high standard by its current owners.
Reputedly one of the oldest cottages in Salisbury, this Grade II listed property is within easy walking distance of the centre of this ancient and historic city.
A carefully refurbished, Victorian terraced house within easy walking distance of Salisbury city centre shops, market square and cathedral.
Hidden away behind high gates, beautifully converted Nadder Barn feels like an oasis of calm yet is only a short riverside walk away from the hustle and bustle of the centre of Salisbury
Dating back to 1720, this Grade II listed cottage has been lavishly modernised to provide accommodation of an exceptional standard. Visit England 4 stars (Gold Award).
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This oak timber clad barn is situated in the garden of an 18th century house, a quarter of a mile down a 'no through lane' , yet only 2 miles from Salisbury city centre.
In a magical setting by the River Avon, on the Wiltshire Hampshire border, Avon Turn Barn provides stunning accommodation within an imaginatively designed, timber-clad barn.
Imaginatively converted and extended from an outbuilding within the garden of a larger house, Bridge Studio lies in the pretty village of Bishopstone, half way along the unspoilt Chalke Valley.
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This wonderful city should be high on everyone’s visiting list – and Hideaways has a wide range of comfortable and attractive holiday cottages in Salisbury city centre as well as a large number in the countryside and villages surrounding it, all providing perfect bases for exploration. Set in a chalk valley in South East Wiltshire on the edge of the Plain, Salisbury boasts five rivers, four of which are tributaries of the Avon, which flows into the sea at Christchurch. Some of them have been redirected, to the benefit of public spaces such as Queen Elizabeth Gardens. Slightly further out are the water meadows made famous by the paintings of John Constable.
Salisbury is an historic place. The original cathedral was two miles to the north at Old Sarum but disputes between the garrison and the clergy resulted in its relocation to the present site. Built between 1221 and 1259, it is regarded as a masterpiece of Early English architecture. The 404 ft high spire (the highest in England) was added later. The cathedral contains the best of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta as well as the oldest surviving mechanical clock dating from 1386. Several of Hideaways’ Salisbury cottages are within easy walking distance of the cathedral.
By the 14th century, the town was the foremost in Wiltshire, ‘though charters for regular markets had been granted a hundred years before. These are still in operation today and are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays. There is also an annual Fair in late October and a thriving Christmas market – just one of the many great markets featured in our UK Christmas market guide. As with other cathedral cities, Salisbury has an enormous amount to offer lovers of music and the arts: there are regular concerts and recitals, many in the cathedral itself, as well as the Southern Cathedrals Festival every third year. The city boasts a renowned Playhouse and is also the venue for the annual Salisbury International Arts Festival in May. Many of our visitors arrange their stay in one of our cottages in Salisbury to coincide with their favourite events.
Salisbury has long been a source of inspiration for creativity. Handel stayed here in rooms above one of the Close gatehouses, and the city was the original for Hardy’s Melchester as well as the probable basis of Golding’s ‘The Spire’. The Close, the largest and one of the finest in the country, contains some superb buildings such as 18th century Mompesson House (National Trust), the Salisbury and South Wilts Museum with its permanent Stonehenge exhibition, which is housed in the 13th century King’s House and Arundells, chosen by former Prime Minister Edward Heath for his retirement. In 2012 the city was awarded Purple Flag status in recognition of its welcoming environment, interesting venues and excellent travel facilities and in 2014 was named by the Lonely Planet’s panel of expert travel writers as one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2015.
The countryside around ancient cathedral city is steeped in history – and indeed pre-history – and is full of interest as well as containing some lovely hidden regions such as the Woodford and Wylye Valleys. The wide choice of Hideaways’ Wiltshire holiday cottages in these and other nearby areas provide a high standard of accommodation for every need and some wonderful bases for exploration. There is a great variety of country pursuits, including wonderful walks and rides (both horseback and cycle), the ancient drove roads running south west of the city being particularly attractive; and the New Forest is within easy reach by car to the South. Stonehenge, with its new visitor centre, is only eight miles away, whilst Woodhenge, Silbury Hill and Avebury Rings near Marlborough are all accessible in a day. For those whose interests tend towards slightly more recent times, superb historic houses are waiting to be discovered, among them Wilton House, seat of the Earls of Pembroke; the Marquis of Bath’s Longleat (house and safari park), and the National Trust’s Stourhead and Lacock village.
With nearly fifty holiday houses and cottages in and around Salisbury to choose from, visitors are sure to find a ‘Hideaway’ to suit them. To make the most of all that Salisbury has to offer, why not treat yourself to a stay right in the city centre. Hideaways has a great selection of town houses and apartments minutes' walk from Salisbury's shopping centre and world-famous cathedral close. You could even stay in what is reputedly one of the oldest residential properties in Salisbury. If you prefer to be a little further from the hustle and bustle of city life but close enough to take a leisurely stroll into town, then we have a number of options for you - luxury cottages and barn conversions in Salisbury's outlying neighbourhoods, each one offering something special....a magical setting beside the river Avon or an inspiring view of the cathedral spire across the water meadows.
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