7 bedroom detached house for sale

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Beds: 7
Baths: 3
The Batch, Butcombe, Bristol BS40 See map

The Old Rectory is a lovely family home which is situated opposite the church. It occupies an elevated and private setting with superb south west facing views, across its lawn and over a gentle valley of farmland to the Mendip Hills. It is Grade II listed and dates from the 1600’s with 18th century and 1867 alterations and additions.

There are many fine features appropriate to its period including stone and period fireplaces, beamed ceilings, windows seats and windows shutters, stone archways and stone mullion windows. The interior has a warm and friendly atmosphere and the majority of rooms, with all principal rooms, looking over the valley.

The entrance vestibule with heavy arched door set in a stone archway leads into an impressive central reception hall with beamed ceiling, gallery landing and a fine turning staircase rises to the first floor. The drawing room is a lovely well proportioned room with
period stone fireplace, window seat and a superb view over the valley to the Mendip Hills. The comfortable sitting room overlooking the drive has a fireplace with period grate and a window seat. Both the kitchen/ breakfast room and study overlook the valley. The
29′ kitchen/ breakfast room is fitted with a four oven Aga and painted wood units with a secondary staircase leading to the first floor and a door leading out to the garden. The study, in the oldest part of the house, is particularly atmospheric and has an arched stone
fireplace fitted with a log burning stove. The current games/family room could easily provide use as a dining room.

The first floor, with gallery landing, is split level. Off the upper level is the principal bedroom with stunning views and an adjacent dressing room. There is a further bedroom and bath/shower room. Four further bedrooms, all with lovely views and family bathroom are located off the main landing.

Adjoining Cottage
Adjoining the house, across a part cobbled and paved courtyard is the self contained cottage. The ground floor has a hall, sitting room with a log burning stove, kitchen and bathroom. The first floor has one bedroom.

The Old Rectory faces south west and is approached over a sweeping drive that leads to the front of the house, with a parking area. Beside the drive, an extended stone and tile former coach house/outbuilding provides a single garage and workshop with a loft room
over. An inner part cobbled courtyard leads to the cottage and to a side entrance into The Old Rectory.

The private gardens to the west and south take advantage of the stunning views over the valley. To the south west is a large expanse of level lawn with deep shaped herbaceous borders and a variety of shrubs and ornamental trees. To the south east is a mixed orchard of apple, plum, pear and greengages. There is a productive kitchen garden with greenhouse.

In all the property extends to about 1.2 acres.

Additional Land
Adjoining the garden is a paddock of about 1.5 acres of glebe land, which the owners currently rent from the church. This arrangement would require separate negotiation with the church in order to continue with the new owner.

Butcombe is a small and peaceful village with a strong community about one mile north of Blagdon and Blagdon Lake. It has a church and a village hall. Blagdon has a general stores/post office, butcher, two public houses and a primary school. Wrington, with a number of village amenities, is about 4.5 miles.

Bristol 12 miles | Blagdon and Blagdon Lake 2.5 miles | Wells 12.5 miles | Bath 19.5 miles | Bristol Airport 3.3 miles | Bristol Temple Meads 11.5 miles | M5 (J19) 13 miles | Cribbs Causeway Regional Shopping Centre 19 miles (Distances are approximate).

Listed: March 22, 2023
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ID: 25949193


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