Communication is first-rate with the M5 motorway network (Junction 21) within 8 miles and Bristol Airport within 7 miles. Schooling is also excellent with Sidcot independent school about 2 miles away and Wells Cathedral and Millfield School about 10 and 18 miles away respectively. Local amenities include fishing at Blagdon and Chew Valley Lakes, shooting, walking and bridle paths throughout the Mendip Hills. Bristol is about 15 miles to the North and Bath is about 25 miles to the North
The Old Rectory is a truly stunning 19th century Georgian Rectory set within stunning gardens amounting to 5 acres. This beautiful home has been transformed by its current owners and has been their family home for nearly 30 years. The property has been sympathetically modernised whilst retaining its stunning period features.
The front door opens into an elegant entrance hall with doors leading to the drawing room, with a triple aspect outlook over the beautiful gardens and duck pond, with a lovely marble fireplace completing the room. The dining room also enjoys a double aspect outlook over the grounds also with a marble fireplace.
The beautifully finished kitchen/breakfast room features Corian worktops, fully integrated appliances and an Aga. There is ample space in the breakfast area for more informal dining. There is also a butlers pantry and utility room.
The bespoke conservatory is the latest addition to complete the home, which has created an impressive room and accessed from both the drawing room or the garden room. You can enjoy a full 180 degree view of the magnificent gardens, ponds and stream.
The stunning staircase leads up to the first floor with six bedrooms complemented with 3 bathrooms all with beautiful aspects. The master bedroom has a large en suite bathroom and walk-in closet.
The former coach house provides covered parking with ample storage and a potting shed on the ground floor. The first floor provides a secure independent two bedroom apartment with shower room anda living room with kitchen.
Stabling and Outbuildings
Attached to the house is a workshop with gardeners’ WC, kennel and gas store. The enclosed heated swimming pool opens onto a decked leisure area incorporating barbecue and smoker with ample space for various tables and chairs.
Away from the main house, the large agricultural buildings include a modern wood clad barn and front and rear access on a concrete base. To the side is a machine shed ideal for tractor storage with front and rear access. The stable block has three loose boxes, a tack room and feed room and surrounds the stable courtyard. The remainder of the adjacent land which is available by separate negotiation is given to open fields all of which are fenced with post and rail or post and wire and incorporate a number of split paddocks which are all ring fenced. These are to be sold on a number of separate titles and could be split should any prospective purchaser wish. They all offer first class grazing.
Swimming Pool and Barn
Attached to the house is a workshop with gardeners’ WC, kennel and gas store. The enclosed heated swimming pool opens onto a decked leisure area incorporating barbecue and smoker with ample space for various tables and chairs. Away from the main house, the agricultural buildings include a modern wood clad barn with front and rear access on a concrete base. To the side is a machine shed ideal for tractor storage with front and rear access.
Grounds and Gardens
The garden was crowned as best large garden in the BBC West TV regions and became a finalist in the BBC West Real Gardens competition 2004.
The judge said of it. 'It's an amazing garden with lots of attention to detail. There is a wide variety of plants, trees, shrubs, herbs, fruit and vegetables, with a lake, stream, wild area and stunning topiary.' The much-loved formal gardens wrap around the house and offer a number of walkways and meandering paths. Many focal points have been created which are enjoyed from all of the principal rooms of the main residence. The expansive duck pond is a major feature and is fed by a gentle stream which runs through the majority of the garden (water supplied by a bore hole).
The owners have also planted a small copse of trees with various walkways, which are abundant with daffodils, rhododendrons and further seasonal foliage. The orchard, lined by a variety of fruit trees has a central knot garden running its length and is another aspect of this well planned outside space.
The original walled kitchen garden is beautifully maintained and has vehicular access for easy maintenance. This well-planned space includes a fruit cage, raised beds, herb garden, potting shed and greenhouse. The views from this walled garden are beautiful, overlooking the rolling hills of the Somerset countryside. The enclosed heated swimming pool opens onto a decked leisure area incorporating barbecue and smoker with ample space for various tables and chairs.
From the M5, leave at Junction 21 and follow signs to the A370 towards Congresbury. In Congresbury, take the right hand turn onto the B3133 towards Churchill/ Cheddar. Follow this road straight on, passing the Langford Veterinary Services on your left. At the mini roundabout, turn right onto the A38. At the junction next to the Esso service station, turn right towards Taunton / Bridgwater. Follow this road for about 1.3 miles pass through Churchill. At top of hill turn left, signposted towards Rowberrow. Follow this lane for about 0.3 mile, passing the church on your left, and the entrance gates to The Old Rectory will be found on your right hand side.
A further ring fenced block of land extending to about 22.4 acres adjoins the property and is given to open fields, all of which are fenced with post and rail or post and wire and incorporate a number of split paddocks. These fields have additional road access and could be sold in various lots to suit an incoming buyer. They all offer first class grazing.
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil-fired central heating. Fire alarm. ADT security alarm. Back-up generator.
Fixtures and fittings
All items usually known as tenants’ fixtures and fittings, whether mentioned or not in these sale particulars are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. Such items include all fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, domestic electrical items, garden equipment, statuary and machinery.
Sedgemoor District Council
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Tel: 01179 734464