The Old Rectory, St. Johns Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 7
The Old Rectory is a beautiful and elegant Grade II listed property, which retains many of the original Georgian period features including; sash windows, fireplaces, good ceiling heights and well-proportioned rooms that flow particularly well.

The house is approached through a charming conservatory with a view of the church leading to the front door which opens on to a spacious entrance hall with an elegant staircase which is central to this wonderful home. The property has been carefully refurbished and updated by the current owners to create an immaculate and practical family house. Three large reception rooms on the ground floor provide excellent living space which are flooded with natural light thanks to the French windows, that lead out on to the adjoining south facing terrace. Both the drawing room and sitting room have beautiful open fireplaces.

The first floor comprises of five good sized bedrooms. The dual aspect master bedroom with a spacious ensuite bathroom boasts wonderful views over the beautiful garden and to the church beyond. A guest bedroom with a Jack and Jill ensuite, in addition to, three further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a large airing cupboard completes the accommodation on the first floor. There are two further attic bedrooms on the second floor, and a second staircase which leads to the ground floor.

The Old Rectory is situated on the edge of Shaftesbury, a pretty Saxon hilltop town in Dorset. The position of The Old Rectory makes the most of the far reaching views over the Blackmore Vale countryside. Shaftesbury is an ancient market town that offers an excellent range of cafes, restaurants, two supermarkets and independent retailers including; a delicatessen, a florist, a small hospital and an arts centre. Waitrose is available in Gillingham. The nearby cathedral city of Salisbury offers a wider range of cultural, shopping and entertainment facilities including several theatres, a cinema and a City Hall.

The beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside surrounding The Old Rectory provides extensive walking, cycling and horse riding opportunities, a large number of which are directly accessible from the property.

Nearby Gillingham and Tisbury have mainline railway stations with direct trains to London Waterloo.

Communications by road are excellent with the A303 providing a link to the M3, M25 and London, or the West Country.

The local area is renowned for its schools, both private and state. Within Shaftesbury there are two excellent primary schools and a secondary school. Private schools in the area include St. Marys Shaftesbury, Clayesmore, Bryanston, Milton Abbey and Sherborne School. Prep schools include Sandroyd, Port Regis and Hazelgrove.

The Old Rectory is approached through a set of electric gates to a large gravelled parking area. To the edge of the parking area are a range of outbuildings including a wine store, log store, further storage/game store and a potting shed.

The stunning gardens are principally to the south and west of the property and are largely within a 7ft period walled garden. These mature gardens are carefully planted with established herbaceous beds bordering the lawn. A small oak pergola is a feature of this wonderful garden under which is a terraced sitting area and a larger oak pergola dressed with roses and clematis leads to a water fountain. There is also a productive vegetable garden with raised beds and a substantial Alitex greenhouse. There are two additional sheds within the garden, the larger of which is connected to power.

There are many mature and beautiful trees within the garden including; Magnolia, Amelanchier in addition to a white garden with mixed shrubberies, all helping to create a wonderful setting for the beautiful period house. In addition, there is also a fully insulated summerhouse with power, allowing for entertaining all year round.

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