A handsome former rectory with cottage.
Situated in a conservation area, just off the village green, the Old Rectory is approached though wooden gates to a gravel turning circle in the front of the property. Constructed of limestone rubble with dressed quoins beneath a Cotswold stone and Bradstone slate roof, it retains many of its architectural and period features. Too many to mention, they include, collar-truss roof with butt purlins, C17 stop-chamfered beams, early C18 panelled doors, panelling and sash and stone mullion windows.
Entered through the Gothic porch, the reception hall with flag stone floor is central with the reception rooms leading off and staircase with arch window rising to the first floor. The sitting room has deep skirting boards, picture rails, working fireplace with marble mantle and shuttered French doors opening to the garden.
Of similarly grand proportions and high ceilings, the dining room has parquet flooring, shuttered windows and fitted bookcases. The family room with access to the kitchen, has French doors to the garden, fireplace with stone mantle and wood burning stove. The kitchen has oak units and granite work surfaces, a pantry and a wood burning stove. By the back door is the utility/boot room and access to the barrelled ceiling cellar.
On the first floor the principal bedroom has high ceilings, sash, shuttered windows overlooking the gardens and en suite bathroom with freestanding bath with shower over. There are three further bedrooms on the first floor, all lovely proportions, and a family bathroom. On the second floor are two attic bedrooms with magnificent timber beams and further attic storage rooms.
Thought to have possibly originally been a dairy, the cottage is attached, but with private entrance. There is a sitting/dining room with stone fireplace and exposed timbers and a small kitchen. On the first floor are two good sized bedrooms and a bathroom. (Services are metered separately).
Former stables attached to the cottage are used as a workshop. There is a separate concrete double garage, garden stores and an Alitex greenhouse.
Gardens and grounds
The gardens at the Old Rectory have been professionally designed by the current owners and will be their legacy. Formal gardens, bordered by high yew hedges have well stocked herbaceous borders, rose beds and include a variety of mature native and non-native trees. The orchard, with long grass and wildflowers, includes a very old damson tree, pears, Medlar and Blenheim Orange apple tree. Bordered by a ditch to one part, a treehouse overlooks the gardens. There is a terrace area in the rear garden, a pond and productive fruit and vegetable gardens. There is a further terrace on the North West side of the house, outside the kitchen and further offset a small secret seating and BBQ area.
The Old Rectory is a most inviting family home with rooms of grand proportions and cosy spaces. The gardens and grounds provide delight for children to play and adults to enjoy.
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The Old Rectory is a most inviting family home with rooms of grand proportions and cosy spaces. The gardens and grounds provide delight for children to play and adults to enjoy.Nicky QuentelProperty agent