An impressive Grade II Listed 5/6 bedroom former rectory with distinctive architectural features.
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The Old Rectory is a substantial 5/6 bedroom semi-detached former rectory situated in a tucked-away position within the centre of the Somerset village of Aller. The Grade II Listed property is thought to date back to the 15th Century and was once in the ownership of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The emblem of the College can still be seen on many of the door frames and windows. Notable theologian, Ralph Cudworth, was born here.
The accommodation is arranged over three floors. On the ground floor there are two wonderfully spacious reception rooms; the dining room and the sitting room. The triple aspect dining room has a wood burner, elegant fitted cabinets and two sets of French doors with shutters, whilst the double aspect sitting room also has an open fireplace, fitted bookshelves and large windows looking out to the garden. The kitchen is to the rear of the house, with an oil-fired Esse, pantry, electric hob and oven and French doors leading out to the garden. There is also a utility room and a WC on the ground floor, as well as access to the cellar and wine cellar.
There are three double bedrooms on the first floor. Each spacious room has high ceilings and sash windows, two of which have a basin. There is also a study, which could be used as a sixth bedroom if required. A shower room with a very large walk in shower, WC and the family bathroom complete the first floor. A beautiful and unique decorative window looks out to the front of the house from the family bathroom.
The second floor was converted by the current owner to provide two further double bedrooms. Both rooms have appealing features including fireplaces and decorative detail on the window frames. Views of the garden can be enjoyed from both rooms.
A shared driveway leads from the road to The Old Rectory. An attractive gravelled driveway in front of the property provides ample parking for numerous vehicles. A pretty winter-flowering cherry tree is in the centre of the driveway. There is a double garage accessed from here, with storage in the loft.
The large rear garden at The Old Rectory has been thoughtfully designed to create a number of different areas within the garden, including a pathway created by a trellis in the centre with mature flowerbeds beds and roses, and a vegetable/fruit garden. The majority of the garden is laid to lawn, with a variety of established plants and trees including spring flowering bulbs, pear trees, plumb trees, apple trees and quince trees. A stone terrace provides the ideal space for al-fresco dining and entertaining. Two greenhouses and a shed provide ample storage space.
The Old Rectory is located on the edge of the ancient and historic village of Aller, which is surrounded by beautiful open countryside and several Sites of Special Scientific Interest including Aller Hill, Aller Wood and Beer Woods. Aller has an historic Grade II* listed church, recreation field, village hall and Public House. The area is popular with walkers, with many footpaths in the area.
The market town of Langport/Huish Episcopi is approximately 2.5 miles away and has an excellent range of day to day amenities including shops, a supermarket, schools (Huish Academy is well regarded), a leisure centre, churches, banks, Inns and a doctors surgery. A more extensive range of facilities can be found in the county town of Taunton, approximately 14.5 miles away, which has extensive shopping facilities and a farmers market twice a week. Musgrove and Nuffield Hospitals serve the town and surrounding area.
Communication links are excellent; the M5 motorway provides links to the A38 to Plymouth, or the A30 to the South. To north the M5 gives access to Bristol and the A303 provides links to London to the North and East. There are frequent rail services from Yeovil to London Waterloo and Taunton to London Paddington.
From Junction 25 of the M5 take the A358 towards Yeovil and Ilminster. At the end of the dual carriage way take the A378 towards Langport. Continue through Langport until you reach the Shires Garage, turn left here on the A372. You will enter Aller after about 2 miles. Pass The Old Pound Inn on your left, continue up the hill for about 70 yards. The driveway to The Old Rectory will be found on your left, it is signposted "Ilex Trees". Follow the driveway until you reach a fork in the drive, take the left fork. The property will be found at the end of the driveway.Read all
- 5 bedrooms
- 2 reception room
- Established gardens
- Views of the Somerset Levels
- 3,809 sq ft
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