5 bedroom detached house for saleNether Compton, Sherborne, Dorset
The Old Rectory has rendered stone and Ham Stone ashlar elevations under a slate hipped roof. The house has Georgian origins, circa 1820
with a later Victorian extension, circa 1860/1870.There is superb light and spacious accommodation with 3 fine reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, garden room as well as 5 bedrooms, 2 of which are ensuite. There are many fine period features including excellent ceiling heights to the reception rooms, many windows with shutters, marble chimney pieces in the drawing room, dining room and one in the sitting room with reeded architrave, roundels and cast iron grate with cable/mould architrave. Many moulded plaster ceiling cornices and an elegant reception hall with floor tiles with Greek key pattern with guilloche border. The extensive cellars are another interesting feature with barrel roofs which have often been used as party rooms by our client.
A long tree-lined drive leads to the rear of the house and an extensive gravelled parking/turning area with adjacent Coach House and Stables with cobbled forecourt. Well stocked shrub beds and borders. Adjacent is an hard surface tennis court(requiring improvement) which is bordered by hedging. Running along the front of the property is a paved and gravelled terrace as well as a verandah. The majority of the gardens are to the front of the house and comprise extensive parkland style areas laid to grass and interspersed with a good variety of mature trees including Oak, Beech and Ash. In all about 3.13 acres (1.27 Ha).
Nether Compton is a highly sought after Dorset village approx 3 miles west of Sherborne and 3 miles east of Yeovil in Somerset. Sherborne has a wide range of shops, local businesses and facilities including both Waitrose and Sainsburys supermarkets. Sherborne has an excellent range of schools with two primary schools within the town, both feeding to The Gryphon School in Sherborne for secondary education. Private schools in the area include the Sherborne schools, Leweston, Bryanston, Clayesmore, St Marys Shaftesbury, Hazlegrove and the Bruton schools. Sherborne has a regular mainline service to London Waterloo
taking about 2½ hours.
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