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Salisbury house on The River Avon

The North Canonry is one of the most picturesque buildings in the Cathedral Close in Salisbury. The 16th century house is fashioned within the shell of the 13th century house and it has had a number of well-documented historic owners.

Internally, the rooms are magnificent and provide views out over the Close and the gardens. In particular the Regency dining room and drawing room are of note – the later has a very beautiful ancient oak floor.

Accommodation in total comprises: reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, music room, study, library, kitchen/breakfast room on the ground floor, and the master bedroom suite, guest suite, two further bedroom suites and two further bedrooms on the first floor. The large basement has a wine cellar, pantry, and flower room.

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Outside the garden is enclosed by 18th century walls and extends for 180 metres down to the River Avon which forms the western boundary: Gertrude Jekyll pronounced it one of the most beautiful gardens she had ever seen. There is a paved terrace and a modern fish pond, ancient trees and a new glasshouse has been constructed on the riverbank which has been designed to mirror the roofline of the North Canonry.

There are outbuildings, a gatehouse, a summerhouse and a stable block and the property comes with fishing rights on the River Avon.  

Salisbury is a popular market town in south Wiltshire and is awash with history, including the UK’s finest medieval Cathedral, as well as providing excellent local amenities.

The guide price is £5.5m. For further information please contact Savills on 01722 426 800 or visit

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