Former home of Sir Edward Heath:
Prime Minister, Sailor, Musician
House, Garden, Art Collection & much more in the heart of Salisbury.
From 1985, Arundells was the home of Sir Edward Heath KG MBE, Prime Minister, statesman, sailor and musician. Heath bequeathed Arundells to the Charitable Foundation set up in his name following his death in 2005.
Arundells is presented today as it was when Sir Edward lived here, with gifts from famous leaders such as Nixon, Chairman Mao and Fidel Castro sitting alongside beautiful collections of ceramics, glassware and sculpture.
Bringing together six architectural periods, Arundells is one of the finest houses in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close, with parts of the property dating back to the 13th Century.
The house is surrounded by a beautiful, two-acre walled garden that stretches down to the confluence of the rivers Avon and Nadder, offering a spectacular view of Salisbury Cathedral.
The house features artwork by Sir Winston Churchill, L S Lowry, John Singer Sargent, John Piper, Walter Sickert and Augustus John. As well as a cartoon gallery, model ships made by Napoleonic prisoners of war, Sir Edward’s sailing and musical memorabilia, there are treasures from the Far East- including hand painted Chinese wallpaper, a stunning collection of Japanese woodcut prints and much more.
EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
Arundells hosts a number of events and exhibitions throughout the year, from outdoor theatre and historical and political talks, to intimate concerts. Please visit our website or page for more details and tickets.
We are also available for private events and parties, so please get in touch to see how we can help you celebrate that special occasion.