Converted rectories make charming country homes. We select five of the best.
Hampshire, £1.1 million
The Old Rectory, Andover
A fine former rectory, believed to date from the 18th century. Grade II listed, it boasts many original features including fireplaces, panelling and a particularly elegant oak staircase with fluted newel posts and barley twist balustrades.
Knight Frank (01488 682 726)
Buckinghamshire, £1.5 million
The Old Rectory, Great Linford
Having been completely restored in 2010, this Grade II-listed house is ideally suited to 21st-century living. It comes with six bedrooms, a large kitchen/breakfast room and a two-acre garden.
Jackson-Stops & Staff (01525 290641)
The Old Rectory, Rodington
This five-bedroom Victorian house stands in 1.3 acres of very pretty and well-managed gardens and is on the edge of the village. It has been carefully maintained by the current owners and has a good kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga.
Strutt & Parker (01743 284200)
Devon, £1.2 million
The Old Rectory, Walkhampton
This early-Regency house is positioned down a private drive on the edge of the village, but within easy distance of the amenities at Yelverton. It comes with seven bedrooms, a cottage and three acres.
Strutt & Parker (01392 248 094)
Leicestershire, £1.025 million
The Old Rectory, Braybrooke
A recently refurbished, Grade II listed former Rectory in an attractive Queen Ann/Georgian style with Gothic additions. It sits in attractive mature gardens and grounds.
King West (01858 435 970)