A restored Georgian rectory on the edge of the Brendon Hills and Exmoor National Park.
The Old Rectory is a charming Grade II listed Georgian rectory which dates from the mid-1800's. In recent years the property has been meticulously restored by the present owners to create a comfortable, spacious and adaptable family home. Set in gardens and grounds of about 4.4 acres, the property enjoys far-reaching views over its gardens to the surrounding countryside.
The building has been thoroughly modernised throughout, to include a centralised Linn audio system, a satellite television system, Cat 5 wiring and a modern security system. Many of the buildings original features have been retained, including ornate plasterwork, open fireplaces and sash windows with working shutters.
The accommodation is arranged over four floors, providing over 5,000 sq ft of spacious, bright and adaptable layout, with plenty of space for entertaining and growing a large family.
At ground floor level, there is an elegant reception hall with original period staircase and doors leading to a morning room, drawing room, library and dining room. From the dining room, there is a study/office and butler's pantry. A staircase leads to the lower ground floor, which comprises a large country kitchen that opens onto a conservatory overlooking the walled garden.
There is also a family sitting room at this level, with substantial wood burning stove. There is a boot room, utility room and series of domestic offices on this floor, including a wine store and linen store.
On the first floor, there is a master bedroom suite with dressing area and ensuite bathroom. There is also a guest bedroom suite, three further bedrooms and a family shower room. On the second floor there is a further bedroom, bathroom and loft storage areas.
The gardens surrounding The Old Rectory are a spectacular feature of the property and include the original walled garden, which is fully enclosed including a vegetable garden with raised beds, a swimming pool and a terrace, which can be accessed from the conservatory, providing a wonderful outdoor entertaining space.
There are formal gardens surrounding the house, which include large areas of lawn, mature borders, a croquet lawn and a fine selection of rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas and many mature trees, including a spectacular copper beech. There is a wildflower area to the south of the house and an all-weather tennis court to the west.
Below the house there is the original stable yard, with a good selection of outbuildings including stabling, storage, a workshop and gym. There is also a coach house, with studio above, which has planning consent to be used as ancillary guest or staff accommodation.
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The Old Rectory, set in a prime West Somerset position, has a fantastic atmosphere, plenty of space for a large family and wonderful views to enjoy.Tom Bedford