Postcode: TA19 0LJ
Sale Type: Sold
Property SummaryThe Old Rectory is the major part of the former rectory for the pretty village of Shepton Beauchamp.
Set in very attractive grounds the property has been split into two houses each with private gardens. The house as with most of the village properties is built of local honey coloured hamstone and dates back to the early 19th Century. As to be expected with a substantial property as this the house has high ceilings and well proportioned rooms.
The scene is immediately set on entering the attractive hallway which has a beautiful tiled floor and leads into the light filled sitting room which has striking views over the garden and the church beyond. Other notable rooms are the large family kitchen/dining room with flagstone floor and bonus of a good sized pantry and there is a recent extension close to the kitchen which has a large lantern roof light and glazed doors to the garden. This light filled room can be a fantastic dining room or an extra sitting room with an attractive glass balustrade with doors down to the very useable cellar. Another useful reception room is the good size study which could equally be used as a playroom or snug.
The bedrooms are arranged with one on the first floor with family bathroom, two bedrooms on the second floor with potential to go up into the attic (subject to required planning permission). A really useful feature is the ground floor bedroom that has a shower room with WC next to it.
There is also a very useful boot room off the hall and a good sized utility room.
This house is justifiably Grade II listed for historical and architectural interest.
The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property and are split into two large and separate areas. One is terraced with a large area of lawn with views to the church. The other more private garden leads off from the new extensions and has large areas of lawn, well stocked flower beds plus there is a paved terrace, a thatched summerhouse, an area of fruit cages and raised beds.
The is parking for several cars plus a garage and a large shed.
The Old Rectory is set in a very convenient location for travel being close (about 3 miles away) to the A303 and yet it is nestled in a quiet corner of the very pretty village of Shepton Beauchamp which is set amongst the beautiful local countryside which is designated a Special Landscaped Area due to local fruit growing. The property lies within the Conservation Area, opposite the church, in which a policy of strict planning control operates to preserve
its special character.
Within easy walking distance is the post office/village shop, a pub and a primary school all of which lends itself to a good community.
Communications in this part of the world are excellent. The A303, which is a dual carriageway almost the whole way to the M3 lies about 3
miles to the south and junction 25 of the M5 lies about 13 miles to the north west. There are mainline railway stations at Taunton which is about 30 mins away (Paddington connection) and from Crewkerne and Yeovil (Waterloo connection).
There is a primary school in the village plus there are schools at South Petherton and Hinton St George. There are many excellent private schools within the area including prep schools at Hazelgrove and Perrot Hill. Plus there are the Taunton, Sherborne and Bruton Schools.
Mains electricity, water, drainage and oil fired central heating.
South Somerset District Council
Viewings by appointment only.
Travelling on the A303, at the roundabout which lies to the south of South Petherton village, take the exit to the west sign posted Seavington St Mary, Ilminster, immediately passing the filing station on the left and continue on to the next roundabout (Lopen Head). Go over this roundabout and immediately right signed Shepton Beauchamp and Barrington. Continue for about 1 ½ miles crossing over the Ilminster bypass (A303) and then turn right signed Shepton Beauchamp. Continue to the centre of the village, and with the butcher on the right and with the pub immediately opposite, turn left into Great Lane and the drive to the OldRectory will be found on the left. There is parking to the front of the house.
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- Very attractive property in a desirable village
- The major part of an old rectory
- High ceilings and well proportioned rooms
- Modern light filled extension
- Downstairs bedroom and shower room
- Great views of the Church
- Very attractive grounds
- Useful cellar
- Off road parking and garage
- Grade II listed
- Village is a conservation area and has shop, pub and school
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