• The Old House Guesthouse

    A warm family welcome in Salisbury

  • High quality accommodation

    and a delicious fresh breakfast each morning

  • Set close to the heart

    of historic Salisbury

  • Just a short distance from

    Salisbury's attractions and landmarks

We are Covid Safe

We are delighted to be open and welcoming guests back to our home again.

Our main objective is to ensure you can 'Escape with Confidence', and with this in mind we invite you to read about the preparations and procedures we have implemented.

Please download the documents below, and return the questionnaire to us before your stay:

Guest Pre-Arrival Questionnaire
Covid Safety Measures


  • A lovely but very short one night stay at this beautiful guest house. Nothing is too much trouble and such a friendly welcome from Hilary. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Salisbury especially if you enjoy a good breakfast with so much choice of fresh fruit and homemade preserves.
    Thank you so much.


    me and my wife came across the old house back in 2005 after our honeymoon,we where given the number by tourist information centre.we have stayed there many times when we go down to wiltshire,the welcome we get is like being part of hilarys and patricks family.allrooms are avery high standard.patrick is very helpful with routes and directions,around the county,hope to be back before xmas alan and pauline


  • Hilary and her son Mark are the most excellent hosts of a guest house! The rooms are spacious, clean and elegant. The breakfast leaves no more to wish and you can enjoy the full service of Hilary 🙂 The whole atmosphere is very welcoming, open and “familiar”.
    There’s parking space right outside, and the stroll to town is nice and not too long.
    I can’t express enough how pleasant we found our three nights here!


    We recently spent 2 nights at this lovely guest house. Could not fault it at all. The rooms are elegantly furnished and spotlessly clean. Breakfasts were first rate and the family friendly and welcoming.


  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple were looking for somewhere quiet, but relatively central, for a peaceful night’s sleep, with a good hearty breakfast to follow, and this beautifully run Guest House (which we stumbled upon by a chance recommendation from another local hotelier who was full) surpassed all our expectations.
    The welcome was warm and friendly; we were made to feel at home from the moment we stepped through the door and the attention to detail throughout our stay was lovely.
    We had a great night’s sleep in a lovely comfortable bed and the room and en suite were scrupulously clean and well presented. A private little courtyard provided a welcome place to sit out and my husband’s needs as a smoker were discreetly and thoughtfully provided for in this outside space.

    Fantastic power shower in en suite and lovely little touches in bathroom provisions.

    The breakfast was second to none; we were beginning to despair of hotel/guest house breakfasts, but this one outstripped them all and restored our faith, served in a lovely dining room. Afterwards we were able to take a stroll through the beautiful garden which I can imagine will be a particularly fantastic place for summertime visitors to relax.

    We came away feeling we have found a hidden gem and look forward to staying here again on our regular visits to Salisbury.

    Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple


    A very good place too stay and very nice food and very friendly people. They made you very welcome. Excellant location for the town and easy reach to all the attractions like stonehenge, A must is a walk by the river stoure

    • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo

    Rabbits2 -

  • “Clean and good value”

    We stayed at the old house for one night. Very clean. New bathrooms. Beautiful garden. Very, very pleasant owners (Mrs. M). Parking available. Generous selection of breakfast. 20 minutes from stone henge. Convenient.

    Stayed August 2013

    Healthyplaces, UK - via Tripadvisor

    “perfect B&B”

    great place, clean, spacious, new bathroom, walking distance into town and the cathedral, lovely friendly hostess. beautifully furnished sitting room, large dining room with excellent English breakfast. tea, coffee and cookies in the room. highly recommend!

    Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends

    jform, Somers, CT - via Tripadvisor

  • “Perfect”

    We ended up in this hotel after our booking was cancelled by another one for hazardous reasons. But we did not regret it and found this hotel perfect for us! The tenants are lovely, very accommodating and warm. The rooms are clean and comfortable. There is everything one could need for a short stay.

    The tenants cooked an amazing (homemade) breakfast (with small portion for kids). Definitely a good place to stay in Salisbury for a couple of days.

    Sébastien V -

    “Comfy, cosy, spotless – you can’t go wrong!”

    Mr and Mrs M made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. The rooms were all newly decorated and spotlessly clean. The beds were amazingly comfortable and both of my children slept longer than they had ever done before!

    The garden is lovely and peaceful and the perfect place for relaxing. My kids loved running around pointing out unusual objects! I have nothing but praise for this place and am very grateful to Mr and Mrs Maidment for making us feel at ease during a very stressful time for us.

    Effalent - via Tripadvisor