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Idyllic former rectory in Somerset for sale

The Old Rectory in Cricket Malherbie is a fantastic period property in a beautiful Somerset hamlet. There has been a house on the spot since the 16th century and this old rectory is a fine example of its kind.

It has some fabulous period features like the cross-beamed drawing room, working fireplaces, superb joinery throughout, as well as wonderful panelling in the hall.

The accommodation comprises in full: halls, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, office, kitchen, boot room, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms as well as some outbuildings.

The gardens are a particularly winning feature of this property and have been lovingly maintained over the years: a deep and colourful border flanks the drive, beyond which is a lawned area with mature trees. There is also a kitchen garden in the grounds which in total amount to around 1.25 acres.


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The Old Rectory, £995,000

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The Old Rectory is set in fantastic Somerset countryside and the hamlet of Cricket Malherbie is well placed within this conserved landscape, which to the south and west gives way to the more dramatic scenery of west Dorset.

Despite its rural nature, the house has good communications, situated just three miles from the A303 and junction 25 of the M5 is within easy reach at Taunton, from where there are also trains to London Paddington.

The guide price is £995,000. For further information please telephone 01935 810141 or visit

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