DATING from circa 1820, this home was formerly the Barley Mow Public House, which is Listed Grade II (see front page).

Following a conversion some ten years ago, which was sympathetic to the history and carried out with a close attention to detail, Barley Mow House occupies the principal portion of the building, which is priced £409,950 with Winkworth.

This is a well presented townhouse.

The flow between the rooms works well for entertaining and family life alike.

Of particular note are the large rooms and windows that let in plenty of light, and the flexibility offered by the characterful living space.

Features include stripped floorboards, fireplaces and sash windows. A courtyard from the kitchen is perfect for al fresco dining.

The views over The Greencroft from the spacious main bedroom are lovely. The kitchen/ breakfast room opens onto a courtyard area. A large lower ground floor room is ideal for use as a home cinema, games/ family area, home office or a den.

The Barley Mow is located opposite the Greencroft, a park on the eastern side of the city, around which a community lives and works.

All of the city centre amenities are within a largely level walk, including the Salisbury Arts Centre nearby.

On the west side of the park is a cafe and to the north is a pub, The Wyndham Arms, the home of award-winning local ales.

The Greencroft is documented as a piece of common land from the early days of the new City of Salisbury in the late 13th century, and throughout the Middle Ages, when the wool trade was an important part of the Wiltshire economy.

The Greencroft itself was used as a tenter ground where cloth was stretched on racks before being baled (hence the term ‘on tenterhooks’). Although it was farmed, rights were reserved by the city for playing and walking.

In the late 19th century, the magnificent trees that line the avenue were planted.

Transport links include the station within waling distance, with direct trains to London Waterloo in around ninety six minutes, with main road routes to the south coast and the West Country.