The Old Rectory Bed and Breakfast Salisbury - Trish Smith, the proprietor of The Old Rectory, offers her guests a friendly welcome and warm hospitality.
The Old Rectory was built in 1919, immediately following the First World War. For 30 years, it was home to the Annetts, one of Salisbury's leading families, who still own Watson's Gift Store in Queen Street. The house was originally known as "Fairstowe". In the 1950's the house was purchased by the church to serve as the earthly home of the rector of nearby St. Edmund's Church. As "The Rectory", it was first home to the Reverend Herbert Geoffrey Goodall, and later to Reverend John Henry Rumens. The tower of St. Edmund's can still be seen from our windows, although it is now the vibrant and popular Salisbury Arts Centre. In recent years, the house has become a family home again under the nameplate of The Old Rectory, and is now owned by Trish Smith and her family, who have converted it into the Bed and Breakfast facility that it is today.
The house still projects a feeling of its time as a happy, family environment, as well as a quiet, peaceful place of goodwill and spiritual reflection. The two combined make it a perfect place for the traveler looking for a quiet, comfortable, convenient stopping place on their journey of discovery through the South of England.
En-suite, or private facilities to all rooms
Colour televisions in all rooms
Radio alarm clocks in all rooms
Hair dryers in all rooms
Beverage trays in all rooms
Ironing facilities on request
Children welcome (over 12 years)
Cyclists welcome (lock-up garage for bikes)
Central heating throughout
Patio and garden available to guests
Guest sitting room with open fire
English or Continental breakfast
Special diets catered for
Nestled into a rich, green English country garden, The Old Rectory is a truly historic find, with well-appointed rooms, and helpful, friendly staff. For your comfort and convenience, all rooms at the Old Rectory are complete with either en-suite or private facilities
:: The Rumens Room
One of the luxurious double rooms overlooking the garden of The Old Rectory.
:: The Annetts Room
Double with en-suite.
Bright, spacious, lots of cupboard space. A home away from home.
:: The Goodall Room
Small, twin. Complete comfort in a small package. Z-z-z-z-z
:: The Goodall En-Suite Appointments
Just one of The Old Rectory's newly furnished bathrooms.
:: The Fairstowe Breakfast Room
Dine and mingle with a picture window view of our lovely, walled garden. Enjoy traditional English breakfast served with a smile.
Trish Smith, the proprietor of The Old Rectory, offers her guests a friendly welcome and warm hospitality. The time and effort she has spent decorating the property has its own rewards when she hears her guests say those magic words: "Thank you. We had a great time. We're going to tell all our friends about this place, and we'll be coming back soon!"
Salisbury and its surrounding area is one of the most historically rich areas of Britain. The city itself is an ideal base for visiting many of the South's leading attractions. Below you will find brief snapshots of some of the cultural sites you can visit. For more information travel the world wide web and then turn your dreams into reality by visiting us here at The Old Rectory.
Stonehenge,Britain's most outstanding monument. As the ceremonial centre of one of the world's earliest cultures, Stonehenge stands as a monument to the spirit of human achievement. To visit it is to stand in the presence of 5000 years of mystery, and feel shivers down your spine!
The beautiful Heale & Stourhead Gardens. 8 acres of resplendent gardens in a formal setting of clipped hedges and finely crafted stonework. Unusual plants from the garden can be bought in the specialist Plant Centre.
Old Sarum Castle. This massive Iron Age hill fort was used by the Romans, Saxons and Normans before becoming one of the most flourishing settlements in medieval England. Hear echoes of England's glorious past among its ruined walls and burial mounds.
The lofty tower of Salisbury Cathedral. Recent restoration work has returned this superb example of medieval architecture to its former glory. Stand on hallowed ground and admire the tallest church spire in England. Housed in the Cathedral is one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta. Amazing!
Wilton House. From 9th century nunnery to home of the 17th Earl. Like a stately home out of a Jane Austen novel, Wilton House has 21 acres of landscaped parkland, water and rose gardens, a world famous art collection... and 200 teddy bears with their own house and stables.
Wilton Shopping Village
Antique stores and factory outlets.
Need we say more?
Wilton was the ancient capital of Wessex. Now, it's a fascinating capital of shopping with a wide range of factory outlet shops featuring leading brands. It's certainly a unique shopping experience offering good value in an historic, riverside setting.
Salisbury Playhouse. That's entertainment! There's a lively theatre complex and a cinema just a short stroll from The Old Rectory. In fact, the heart of Salisbury's downtown core is just a few minutes walk from your room. Civilization awaits you!
The Old Rectory Bed and Breakfast - Salisbury - Wiltshire