No.8 Harcourt Terrace is deceptive. A traditional Victorian town house, it offers the lofty ceilings and well proportioned rooms that one would expect from a house of this era, however careful extension has resulted in creating a fabulous family home with versatile accommodation, set in a superb location.
Harcourt Terrace is locally recognised as one of the best addresses in Salisbury, an ideal location for those who enjoy City life, within minutes of the Centre and easy reach of the Station. Add to this the wonderful open space of Elizabeth Gardens, beautiful water meadow views and lovely country walks, along with the Cathedral Close on the doorstep, and you have, quite simply, found the perfect spot.
The property is substantial, arranged over four floors, the rooms are elegant and well laid out and retain some lovely period fireplaces. A spacious reception room at the front of the house would make a comfortable Sitting Room, the fireplace including a gas fire, making it a most inviting room.
The equally spacious Family Room at the rear, conveniently opens to the Kitchen/Dining Room, a glazed side extension creating a lovely light dining space, with French doors opening to the private, walled courtyard garden. Open plan to the Kitchen, which is well fitted with a comprehensive range of units under granite worksurfaces, complemented by an attractive slate floor. There is a useful built in larder, integrated cooker and six ring hob with extractor over, fitted dishwasher and concealed washing machine and dryer.
On the first floor, the fine Drawing Room is generous and elegant, two deep sash windows allowing natural light to flood in and framing the lovely views out towards Elizabeth Gardens and the countryside beyond. A striking period fireplace forms a suitable focal point and an ornate ceiling rose is an attractive feature. There are two bedrooms on this floor, along with a family bathroom with period style fittings.
The second floor features a wonderful Master Suite, a large airy bedroom also enjoying the lovely views, with adjoining dressing room and luxury en-suite bathroom with free standing rolltop bath and separate large shower.
A fantastic further bedroom/studio space is to be found on the top floor. Exceptionally light and spacious, with two deep, dormer apex windows with cityscape views across to the Cathedral spire, and with excellent built-in storage, this exceptional room could be utilised in so many different ways.
To the rear of the property there is a fully walled courtyard with gated access to Water Lane. An easily maintained and pleasant place to relax or dine, with raised brick paved area, section of artificial grass and border planted with flowering evergreens trained against the walls to provide colour and interest.