About Rokeby House
A guest house with character in Salisbury
Rokeby has been in the Rogers family since 1983 and next year 2014 will see Rokeby House celebrate its 30th anniversary as guest accommodation. We bought the house from Mark's parents in 2001 and are in our 13th year of trading, during which time we have added 3 en-suite bathrooms and two new bedrooms to the modifications they had already done. Rokeby House is 112 years old and was started in 1899 in the Victorian era but took 2 years to build, finally being complete in 1901. When you visit you will find both Victorian and Edwardian features to the house. We have the original deeds and unbelievably there was a clause which stated that the house was not to cost more than £300 to build! Unbelievable to see what they achieved when you consider the beauty and elegance of this "grand old lady", and the wonderful plot of land she stands on yet still so close to Salisbury city centre. We have researched the history from start to end and list it in our bedroom browsers for those who are interested, and consider ourselves privileged to work in and own such a enchanting, historical building.
Before we came to Rokeby Mark did 22 years in the RAF as a Physical Training Instructor and laterally specialised as a Parachute Jumping Instructor and spent 3 years on the Falcons display team. Photographs can be found in the hallways for people to see. Karen was a financial advisor for 20 years and both careers were left way behind when we came to Rokeby House. We love welcoming people to share our home and enjoy Salisbury and everything it has to offer. We hope you will come to see us and share our hospitality.
Whilst we obviously strive to give really good service we do pride ourselves on our breakfast and the awards we have won because of it. In 2010 we won the Eviivo Friendliest Guest House award for the whole of the South West area. We offer a varied and large choice of buffet cereals, fruits and yoghurts to start your day, followed by a good choice of cooked breakfasts from your usual full English, to pancakes and smoked salmon and scrambled egg to mention just a few. All high quality ingredients are used, many of them locally sourced from independent suppliers, and we have been told Mark's poached eggs are the best in Salisbury by our returning guests.
Nearby in Salisbury
Salisbury Crematorium lies on the North East outskirts of the city just off the A30.
The Crematorium occupies a site of approximately 3 hectares, with the Grounds and Garden of Remembrance laid out in a mixture of formal and informal landscaping. The beautiful mature trees, herbaceous planting, rose beds and shrubberies give an air of peace and tranquillity to the surroundings and are a haven for quiet contemplation and remembrance.
Godolphin School Salisbury
Godolphin School is a boarding and day school for girls aged 3 – 18. Set in beautiful grounds just a five minute walk from Salisbury city centre and a two minute walk from Rokeby Guest House, the girls benefit from excellent classroom teaching enhanced by outstanding pastoral care and co-curricular opportunity.
Chafyn Grove School offers a warm and welcoming setting where your child's learning experience can be nurtured in small class sizes. They aim to help each child to have high academic expectations of themselves relative to their own ability and to take advantage of the many opportunities on offer outside the classroom. Chafyn Grove is just a minutes walk from Rokeby Guest House.