Property of the Day: The Old Rectory, Wiltshire

A seven-bedroom house that could also include two period barns

THE PROPERTY: The Old Rectory is built from local limestone and includes seven bedrooms and four reception-rooms over three floors. Outside, there is a swimming pool and wooden summer house, an orchard, a greenhouse and a pony paddock. The property comes in two lots, the second of which comprises two period barns available for a guide price of £275,000.

THE LOCATION: The village of Barford St Martin is situated in the Nadder Valley, which is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers numerous walking and cycling routes, historic estates and a few Iron Age hill forts to boot. Salisbury is fewer than six miles away and offers mainline train services to Waterloo in under two hours.

THE INTERIOR: The Old Rectory has been tastefully decorated with light, bright interiors that make the most of the property’s large sash windows. The decor is in keeping with the property’s many period features, which include stone fireplaces and beamed ceilings. The bespoke kitchen features a four-door Aga and an addictional prep kitchen. Other highlights are a freestanding bath in the master bedroom, a substantial wine cellar and an attractive galleried landing.

WHY WE LOVE IT: There are double doors leading out from the kitchen onto a southerly York stone terrace with views over herbaceous borders and formal lawns: a perfect spot for entertaining.

BUY IT NOW: £1,425,000 with Savills

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