Guide price £735,000
The Old Rectory is a handsome early Victorian house with ashlar stone faade clad with an established wisteria. Facing south, the house is a fine example of this era of domestic architecture with well planned and spacious accommodation. Some of the many attributes include fine sash windows with shutters to all the principal rooms, open fireplaces and a handsome staircase. There are three good reception rooms, a kitchen with four oven Aga; on the first floor there are three principal bedrooms together with a dressing room/fourth bedroom and at the second floor are three further bedrooms and a box room. In addition to the main accommodation there is also a well appointed two bedroomed lower ground floor flat with separate access which adds to the versatility of the house. The property is approached off Bimport through electronically operated timber gates leading to a car parking area. The garden, which lies to the rear, is partially enclosed by stone walls and it is principally paved and edged with herbaceous borders and climbing roses. Shaftesbury, a Saxon hilltop town which dates back to the times of Alfred the Great who founded the Abbey in the 9th century, has a good range of facilities. These include cafes, restaurants, niche retailers, a boutique hotel, banks, supermarket, a small hospital, library, health centre and an arts centre. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the Cathedral city of Salisbury to the east, the Georgian spa town of Bath to the north and Sherborne to the west. There are mainline railway stations at both Gillingham and Tisbury (London Waterloo) and the A303 lies some 8 miles to the north, giving access to the south west and London, via the M3.
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