A fine Grade II * Cotswold rectory with Medieval origins.
The Old Rectory in Withington is an outstanding Grade II* listed country house offering spectacular views of the surrounding Gloucestershire countryside. The property has three main wings: a Georgian centre section, a medieval section and a period section.
The Georgian section offers pleasing classic proportions with good ceiling heights and large sash windows; the painted panelled drawing room is a good example of its kind, with exemplary cornicing, an open fireplace and views out to the garden and lake. The dining room has similar proportions and views, while the sitting room/library sits in the medieval wing and has built-in bookcases and a beamed ceiling.
On the first floor, the magnificent banqueting hall has broad oak wooden floorboards and vaulted ceiling timbers, while the east wing features a dedicated reception hall, a billiard room and an integral studio flat. The kitchen/breakfast room has an electric Aga and fitted oak furniture.
Accommodation in total comprises: reception halls, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room/library, further sitting room, a magnificent banquet hall, billards room, cellars, master bedroom suite, guest bedroom suite, integral flat with bathroom, three further bedrooms and one further bathroom.
The Old Rectory sits in 6.4 acres of extensive grounds. Directly in front of the property a sloped lawn leads down to a naturally fed lake. On the north side of the main house, raised up on a higher level, is an enclosed croquet lawn with an orchard, and below is the tennis court and outdoor heated swimming pool. The house also boasts an attached staff/guest cottage and lower ground floor stables.
The pretty Cotswold village of Withington has two pubs, a church and a primary school, and a post box. Cheltenham and Cirencester are just eight miles and nine miles respectively, and offer more extensive shopping facilities.
Perfect for the commuter, there are fast direct trains which run from Kemble to London Paddington in about 75 minutes. There are also easy links to the A40/M40 to the east and the M4 to the south giving fast access to Oxford, London and the south east.
The guide price is £2.5m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01285 659 771.