Fine former rectory in this most historic village.
The Old Rectory is a wonderful Grade II* Listed period property with origins dating back to approximately 1780 thought to have been designed by the famous architect Sir William Chambers. Its handsome, double fronted façade with rendered elevations, Purbeck stone tiled roof and reconditioned small pane sash windows allow it to stand proud as one of the most notable homes in the village. Original features are prevalent throughout including high ceilings and exposed wooden floors and the current owner's sympathetic programme of works allows the property to be in excellent order and cater to the demands of modern family life. Improvements include a fitted Mark Wilkinson hand painted kitchen with integral appliances and electric programmable Aga, breakfast island and a delightful orangery with ceiling lantern affording views over the gardens.
The entrance hall welcomes guests with its generous proportions and the first floor landing is flooded with light from the south facing, feature fanlight window. The accommodation is flexible and adaptable in its layout including five reception rooms, three of which offer original fireplaces and five bedrooms arranged over the top two floors, the principal bedroom offering an en suite with walk in shower and roll top bath.
The Old Rectory sits prominently in its plot surrounded by well tended gardens and a southerly facing main lawn. From a quiet village lane a driveway provides off road parking and access to the garage. The gardens lie mainly to the side and rear of the property from where they rise to the rear of the plot and back onto open farmland. The pretty gardens are elegantly landscaped with level areas of lawn, colourful borders and some fine mature trees. Immediately to the rear of the house is an attractive, secluded stone terrace with steps up to the rear lawn.
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Such a pretty house in a unique and characterful villageAshley Rawlings