The Old Rectory is a handsome period property with generous accommodation arranged over three floors and combines the amenities of modern living with beautifully restored period features including high ceilings and large double glazed timber framed windows. On the ground floor, double doors from the large welcoming reception hall lead into the light-filled 23ft dining room, which features three large windows overlooking the garden. The spacious drawing room has a fireplace and large bay window, with double doors opening to the garden, while the adjacent sitting room features dual aspect windows and benefits from a multi-fuel wood burner.
The bespoke kitchen has a wonderful array of handmade cupboards and an Economy 7 Electric aga. There is also a built-in seating area creating an appealing breakfast area or for informal dining. There is also a traditional pantry, and a generously sized utility room, which has a door offering access through to the annexe. Situated opposite the kitchen is a superb dining room with a Morso log-burner which has three enormous windows with views across the garden, making this the perfect room for dinner parties and entertaining.
Leading up the elegant stairs is the light and airy principal bedroom which benefits from a generously sized dressing room and a spacious bathroom with double basins and separate shower. There is a further large en-suite bedroom on this floor, along with a study overlooking the garden. Two further bedrooms are located on the second floor, along with a bathroom and a generous shower room. There is also a lift shaft, offering access to the first floor.
The annexe, could be self-contained, or it could be integral with the main house and comprises of an entrance hall, fitted kitchen, a good-sized sitting room with feature bay window and double doors leading to the garden, as well as a double bedroom and a bathroom.<br /><br />Set in the attractive Wiltshire village of Zeals, on the edge of the Cranbourne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property enjoys an appealing and peaceful village location. The market town of Mere is just over 2 miles away and the nearby town of Gillingham is just 5 miles to the south, and offers a good choice of shops, including a Waitrose, and restaurants, as well as a mainline station with direct trains to London.
There is an 18-hole golf course at nearby Bourton and horse-racing at Wincanton.
There are several well-regarded educational facilities in the area, including the 'outstanding' St George's CofE School, Bourton, and the independent Port Regis school, featured in The Good Schools Guide. Other schools in the local area are Sherborne and Kings Bruton.<br /><br />The property is approached over a large gravelled forecourt offering extensive parking bordered by mature trees and hedging. The sizeable garden which is approx. 1.4 acres is laid mainly to level lawn with well-stocked flowerbeds and a wide variety of mature shrubs and trees and features a paved courtyard garden and a paved patio area, both ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining.