Nether Compton

Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4QL

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  • 5
  • Reception Room3
  • 3

A Splendid Grade II Listed Former Rectory of much character and charm located on the edge of this popular Dorset village

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).

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