The Old Rectory is a most appealing and substantial village house.The garden façade offers double storey bay windows on the principal house andcomplimentary gables on both of the property wings. Dating from the late 17thcentury the principal house and north wing (Rectory Cottage) was rebuilt andenlarged in 1852.A central two storey porch has a date stone over the wide plank front door. Along hall with its fine oak floor and staircase runs along the front elevation andprovides access to all of the ground floor rooms. Internally the arrangementis superb. The property has been the subject of a meticulous programmeof refurbishment, with all improvements having been implemented withconsiderable style and attention to detail, to make this property the perfectfamily home. Magnificent contemporary fixtures and furnishings perfectlycomplement the many architectural details typical of the period that lie within.The drawing room(with open fire), dining room and kitchen are large elegantrooms with fine views over the garden and across to the Limpley Stoke valley.There are fine architectural details with wooden floors, ceiling mouldings,panelled doors and original restored fireplaces.The ground floor games room features a log burning stove and comfortablyaccommodates a 3/4 length snooker table, while a second kitchen offersa concealed Sub-Zero freezer. The master bedroom en suite and groundfloor guest cloakroom both benefit from luxurious Bisazza mosaic tiles. Thepresentation and appointment is excellent. There is a great deal of flexibilitywith the accommodation available.Rectory Cottage is a two bedroom self contained annexe. A gravel parking area withelectronic gate makes parking easy and the large garden with established hedges andcopse provides a lovely setting. At the front of the house two stone outbuildingsprovide useful storage. A pretty bothy in the rear garden could become a lovelygarden or play room.OUTSIDETo the front of the property is a low stone wall to village lane with gate piers andpedestrian gate leading to front door. Further clipped yew hedge and formal lawnbordered by flagstone path running along the front elevation. There is pedestrianaccess to the Dower House and the former rectory wing and vehicular access to agravel parking area and Rectory Cottage : A wide gravel walk runs along the rearelevation. A flagstone terrace along the Dower House. The rear gardens at The OldRectory are stunning. There is mature woodland (with tree house) at the base ofthe garden giving privacy to the property. Beautifully maintained to an exceptionalstandard, the gardens have been thoughtfully landscaped. Areas of lawn are flankedby formal and informal planting. There are a wide variety of plants, shrubs andflowers as well as mature trees that provide privacy and seclusion. In addition thereis a very pretty and productive kitchen garden.