National Trust – Mompesson House

Elegant, 18th-century house with period furniture, an oak staircase and drinking glasses collection. Visiting Salisbury’s Cathedral Close, you step back into a past world. Mompesson House, which featured in the film Sense and Sensibility, has a warm and inviting atmosphere and many different families have called the house ‘home’.

The sense of tranquillity is enhanced by the magnificent plasterwork, graceful oak staircase and fine period furniture, which are the main features of this quintessential Queen Anne townhouse. Mompesson has one of the finest displays of English 18th century drinking glasses and a collection of watercolours by former resident Barbara Townsend. The garden, with its traditional herbaceous borders and pergola, is an oasis of calm.

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