Wonderful Rectory with Coach house
The Old Rectory is a handsome Cotswold stone family house. The present owners have spent a great deal of time and care restoring and refurbishing the main house and the coach house to an exceptionally high standard whilst retaining many original features. Arranged on three floors, the house provides excellent, well-proportioned accommodation with high ceilinged rooms. Standing in a commanding position, the house is privately set within its own delightful gardens and grounds and approached through a pair of remotely operated electric gates onto a large gravelled drive. To the side of the house there is a 2-bedroom Coach House providing versatile ancillary accommodation.
The ground floor offers generous and elegant reception rooms comprising an entrance hall with a large staircase rising to the first floor landing. An impressive drawing room, sitting room and dining room all provide great entertaining and family space. The kitchen/ breakfast room, with a four oven Oil fired Aga is a superb space for relaxed family living. There is an office, boot room, utility room, cloakroom, cellar and great walk-in pantry all located on the ground floor.
On the first floor a wide landing leads to an impressive master bedroom suite with stunning views over the gardens and a large stylish en-suite shower room. A further three double bedrooms lead off the landing as well as a family bathroom. On the second floor, and accessed via the secondary staircase, there are a further two double bedrooms, dressing room and generous shower room. A roof terrace is accessible from the second floor with far reaching views.
The coach house is situated to the rear of the main house retaining its own privacy. It comprises a large open plan sitting room and a contemporary bespoke kitchen. From the sitting room a stair case rises to the first floor landing leading to two large double bedrooms and a stylish shower room.
This property has 2 acres of land.
The gardens have been very well designed throughout with care and attention to provide wonderful colour and surround the property. The gardens, which are south facing, are a balance of the formal with individual corners contrasting well with the lawns and a variety of wonderful mature trees. Numerous doors from the main house lead directly out to a number of terraces and formal lawned areas. Wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and the neighbouring farmland can be enjoyed from almost every aspect of the garden.
The village of Sutton Benger is an active community with a church, village hall, post office, cafe, public house (The Wellesley Arms), primary school, doctors surgery, Hotel (Bell House) and the renowned La Flambé restaurant.
Nearby Chippenham has a good range of shops and services as well as direct rail services to London Paddington scheduled to take from 59 minutes. A new timetable has meant that there are regular trains from Chippenham to Paddington during rush hour in the morning and back regularly from Paddington in evening rush hour, with journey times cut to as little as 59 minutes, and with 4 trains an hour at peak. Other local towns include Malmesbury, Corsham and Tetbury. Bath and Bristol are the main regional centres with excellent shopping facilities as well as theatres and other cultural amenities.
There is an excellent choice of both state and private schools in the area. The latter includes Pinewood, St. Marys Calne, Marlborough College and Beaudesert Park. Bath schools include Kingswood, The Royal High, Monkton Combe and Prior Park. There is a good choice of local sporting opportunities including various golf courses, notably at Bowood. The area has long been associated with equestrian sports, these include Badminton and Gatcombe Horse Trials as well as racing at Cheltenham and Newbury.
From Junction 17 of the M4 follow the B4122 to Sutton Benger. Continue along this road and after about 1 mile, and at the T Junction, turn left onto the B4069. Continue along this road and The Old Rectory is located on the right hand side after a short distance.Read all
- 6 Bedrooms
- 3 Reception rooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Detached 2 bed Coach House
- Gardens and grounds
- In all just under 2 acres
- Map & Street View
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