Finding an unmodernised house in the Cotswolds, let alone one of the most treasured kind – an old rectory – is increasingly challenging.

The Old Rectory at Icomb, which is just four miles from Stow-in-the-Wold, was launched on the market yesterday for the first time 60 years.

With six bedrooms, a coach house, wood stores, a greenhouse and 3 acres of garden, the house has been well maintained by the vendors and offers scope for modernisation and improvement.

The house stands in well established gardens and grounds providing privacy and shelter. A long tarmac drive lined by mature trees and shrubs, leads to the property forming a circular driveway to the front of the house. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with park fencing adjoining the paddock, providing a seamless join to the far reaching countryside beyond.

Herbaceous borders are stocked with seasonal planting and a selection of trees and shrubs include lilac, fruit trees and beech.

Guide price: £1.85m through Butler Sherborn (01451 830731)