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18th century former rectory in Wilshire

A delightful classic Georgian property listed Grade II, The Old Rectory is constructed of Bath stone elevations with the front of the building believed to date back to the 1780s and the rear parts being even older.

The interiors are elegantly proportioned, as can be expected of a typical 18th century Georgian house, and have attractive fireplaces, cornicing, panelled doors and large sash windows. The drawing room, dining room and sitting room provide a useful range of formal and informal spaces for family and entertaining, while the kitchen has a large open hearth surrounded by stone, and leads through to the garden room which is notable for its three sets of French windows.

Upstairs on the split-levelled first floor are the master bedroom suite and two further double bedrooms, and a further single bedroom; a half landing provides a fine guest suite and the second floor offers two further double bedrooms, and a family bathroom.

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Outside, flagstone terraces are laid out in front of the house and outside the garden room. The well- presented garden amounts to about an acre and includes a large formal lawn, dispersed by formal mixed beds including box hedging, lavender and roses all professionally planted and maintained.

Mature trees and a dry stone ha-ha delineate the formal garden from the all weather tennis court and approximately five acres of well-maintained paddocks. A stone former dovecote is currently used as a wine store, while a purpose-built oak barn has floor-to-ceiling windows in the gable ends, while the ground floor comprises a car port, a gardener’s store/workshop and two loose boxes.

Situated in the village of Wingfield, the house lies about three miles to the south of Bradford-Upon-Avon and west of Trowbridge, while Bath is 12 miles for further amenities.

The guide price is £2m. For further information please contact Savills on 01225 474 500 or visit

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