Mompesson House

Elegant 18th-century house in the Cathedral Close

Mompesson House is an elegant and spacious 18th-century house in the Cathedral Close in Salisbury.

  • Mompesson House is about 50 minutes from Bournemouth

When walking into the celebrated Cathedral Close in Salisbury, visitors step back into a past world, and on entering Mompesson House, featured in the award-winning film Sense and Sensibility, the feeling of leaving the modern world behind is deepened.

The tranquil atmosphere is enhanced by the magnificent plasterwork, fine period furniture and graceful oak staircase, which are the main features of this perfectly proportioned Queen Anne house. In addition, the Turnbull collection of 18th-century drinking glasses is of national importance.

The delightful walled garden has a pergola and traditionally planted herbaceous borders.

Sense and Sensibility Revisited - New for 2015

Did Jane Austen know the Portman sisters of Mompesson House? The National Trust presents an exhibition of costumes from the film, which starred Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman, alongside historic Regency accessories and drawings. Connections will be made between the literary Dashwood sisters and the Portman sisters.

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  • The Close
  • Salisbury
  • Wiltshire
  • SP1 2EL


  • Telephone: 01722 335659