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Beautiful listed house on the edge of Exmoor

The Old Rectory is a beautiful Grade II listed Georgian property on the edge of the Exmoor National Park in Somerset. The house retains many excellent period features including open fireplaces and sash windows, while the open plan kitchen, which leads to the wonderful conservatory, is of particular note.

The main house has six bedrooms while the coach house outside has additional sleeping accommodation.

The main house comprises: reception hall, morning room, drawing room, library, dining room, butler’s pantry, studio/work room, kitchen, family sitting room, conservatory, boot room and a walk-in pantry. Upstairs are the master bedroom suite and five further bedrooms, plus three bathrooms.

Outside, the cottage provides excellent secondary accommodation with two en-suite bedrooms, a sitting room and a kitchen/dining area, as well as its own private garden.

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The gardens and grounds are exceptional, and surround the main house completely. The original walled garden is a super enclosed space, while the kitchen garden, and formal and less formal lawned areas, provide variety. There is also a fine plantation of beech and ash trees and beyond here lies the main paddock, which comes to around 12 acres.

Additionally, a range of outbuildings comprises storage areas, an office, and a barn with planning consent to be converted into guest accommodation.

The Old Rectory sits on the edge of the village of Elworthy on the borders of the Exmoor National Park. For further amenities, Wiveliscombe (five miles) has a post office, well-regarded butcher and a range of other shops. Taunton is 12 miles.

The guide price is £1.9m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01392 848 823 or visit

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