This one’s for all fans of Sense and Sensibility, as Mompesson House was featured in the film version that starred Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman. Every bit as elegant as it appeared in the film, the 18th century house is located in the Cathedral Close in beautiful Salisbury, and stepping through the front door is like shrugging the modern world off and winding back the clock.
The home’s features include an oak staircase that makes you feel like royalty as you glide down it, period furniture and gorgeous plasterwork, and there’s a collection of Turnball drinking glasses that date back to the 18th century too. Outside, the garden’s the perfect spot to snact a few minutes of peace and quiet, and there’s a pergola, as well as traditional herbaceous borders.
Owned by the National Trust, the home houses an exhibition of the costumes we all saw and loved in Sense and Sensibility, as well as genuine Regency outfits and other items. Look out for the small drawing room, which has been decorated with watercolours in honour of the home’s former resident and artist Barbara Townsend. Her painting room has been thoughfully decorated with items on loan from her family.