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Old Rectory in Somerset with land and river frontage

The Old Rectory is a particularly fine example of the symmetrical architecture of the Georgian period, although the property’s origins go as far back at the 17th century.

The house has every high ceilings and lots of period features remain including shuttered windows and, cornicing and fine fireplace surrounds.

The accommodation comprises: Halls, drawing room, dining room, library, garden room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, study, scullery, larder, principal bedroom suite and five further bedrooms plus two further bathrooms and a games room.


The Old Rectory, £1.75m, Jackson Stops & Staff

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Outside there are a stable block and a coach house and the grounds have many mature specimen trees including horse chestnut, beech, ash, lime, hazelnut and others including one of the oldest and largest Ginkgo trees in the country. There is also a kitchen garden with apple and pear trees and a greenhouse, and a swimming pool screened by stone walls and hedges. There are some lovely walks down to the banks of the River Brue near which is a pump house. In total, the property stands in around 15 acres.

The Old Rectory is situated in the pretty village of West Lydford in South Somerset  with Somerton and Castle Cary, which both have trains to London, just five miles away, and Yeovil and Wells 14 miles distant. Hunting is with with the Blackmore and Sparkford Vale and there is racing at Wincanton, Bath, Taunton and Salisbury and there are numerous golf courses within easy motoring distance.

The guide price is £1,750,000. For further information please contact Jackston Stops & Staff on 01935 810141 or visit

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