The Old Rectory is an elegant property, which dates back in part to the Tudor period, presented in very good order. The original part of the house was built with local stone with an extension being added in the 1930s in matching stonework. The property boasts wonderful far-reaching views of the surrounding area.
This charming village property encompasses the perfect family home with multiple entertaining and family spaces including a library/snug, drawing room, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room on the ground floor.
The kitchen is the real heart of the home and displays a country feel with a Smallbone fitted kitchen and dining space. The dining room follows from the kitchen and is the perfect place to entertain, overlooking the enchanting gardens and enjoying direct access. The drawing room is elegant yet cosy with an impressive inglenook fireplace with wood burner. There is also a library/sitting room, with another wood burning stove, that is full of character and charm. The wide stairs lead to the first floor with a large traditional window that brings in plenty of natural light and imbues the history and atmosphere of the property.
The first floor has an impressive principal bedroom suite with a Smallbone bathroom and views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. There are a further 4 double bedrooms, a family bathroom and shower room on this floor. The property also benefits from a large attic, which has scope for further use.
The property has enormous amounts of character and history, all beautifully incorporated throughout.
This property has 2.31 acres of land.
The property is approached via a driveway that leads to the double garage, parking area and turning circle with the house on the right. The house is surrounded by an enclosed formal garden, which is laid mainly to lawn with woodland and a pond. Towards the east of the house a large potting shed and bothy can be found. There is also a 1 acre paddock that could be ideal for horses or a small holding.
The Old Rectory is situated on the edge of the popular village of East Knoyle. The village has a very active community and a variety of clubs, including a drama club and wine society, with a church, post office/store and the Fox and Hounds Inn, all in close proximity. Nearby Tisbury has a number of independent shops and a mainline station to London Waterloo. Shaftesbury is within easy reach and caters for most daily requirements, while Salisbury offers a wider range of cultural, shopping and entertainment facilities.
The surrounding area is well known for its natural beauty and rolling countryside, yet is still extremely accessible, as the A303 is about two miles north of the village and provides access to the national motorway network and airports via the M3. Access to the coast is via the A350.
Travelling on the A303 east of Mere and west of Wylye turn south onto the A350 signed to Shaftesbury. Descend the hill into East Knoyle passing the turning to Upton and Milton. Take the next turning right to East Knoyle and then the second right, passing the shop on the left. Continue past the church and proceed along this road for some distance. Follow the road round to the right, where The Old Rectory is on the right after 200 yards.Read all