At a glance
- Private cinema room to enjoy all your favourite classics in style
- Perfect for large groups of family and friends
- Tennis court, games room, private pool and hot tub
About the property
Majestic and luxurious the Old Rectory is a Georgian-period property that can sleep up to twenty two people making it the perfect place to enjoy with friends and family. An ideal place for an intimate wedding with its Orangery which can seat 50 guests or as a corporate venue with break out rooms and complete privacy. In the summertime enjoy lazy afternoons by the pool (between May and October), a spot of tennis, football or a civilised game of croquet followed by a dip in the hot tub. Bicycles of varying sizes are on hand to help you explore the grounds. The property includes seventeen acres including some beautiful gardens and local wildlife.
In the winter the property is equally as spectacular with roaring fires, hearty meals and drinks in the snug awaiting your return. There's plenty to entertain on a rainy day too with a pool table, home cinema and games room to keep you entertained.
On the ground floor and through the stone flagged reception hall you will find four rooms to explore, from the magnificent dining room to an impressive farmhouse kitchen with its four oven Aga. The gorgeous country kitchen has an electric oven as well as the Aga and is equipped with everything you can think of to create a sumptuous feast. Get all the family involved around the central island or just meet for a mid morning coffee and read of the papers. Where better to enjoy the feast you have created than in the formal central dining room, complete with elegant table and chairs and wood burner for the chilly nights as you gaze out of the traditional sash windows. The Orangery suitable for larger parties is here to and just off to the right lie two reception rooms - a snug with sofa and armchairs fireplace and large TV and an elegant drawing room also with fireplace and seating. In addition to all of this is the basement where you will find a three quarter size snooker table in the games room along with table tennis and darts.
From the beautiful wooden staircase you reach the first floor which has four of the eight bedrooms. All four rooms are individually designed en-suite rooms with views of the garden and surrounding countryside. The master suite being extremely impressive with its own magnificent bath and shower. On the second floor are the remaining four rooms, two family bathrooms and the generous sized snug. These rooms have lower exposed beam ceilings giving a more cosy feel and views across the Blackmore Vale. A combination of sleeping arrangements can be accommodated from doubles to twins with cots available for the little ones.
Outside you will find wild meadows, a small lake, beautifully kept gardens with terraces for BBQ's and al-fresco dining for all to enjoy. With an abundance of flowers and plants in the south facing gardens why not pull up a seat and admire the surrounding whilst indulging in some afternoon tea and cake.
Although the property is equipped to a very high standard for all your catering needs not everybody wants to spend their precious time in the kitchen. The Old Rectory can offer a variety of options to suit all your guests needs:-
- Fully self-catering
- Shopping and filling the fridge for you
- Locally cooked meals for the freezer
- Locally sourced caterers
- Hire of a chef
- A selection of all the above
All of these needs can be discussed before your arrival and it is the perfect way to sample all the delightful produce the local area has to offer.
The property is accessed via a private gravel driveway. Guests will be met by the property manager to gain access.
The property owners have works hard to minimise its impact on the environment and is powered by renewable energy. It also has some nice touches including a welcome pack full of local produce.
If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.
Keep in mind
Check-in: After 16:00
Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.
Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking and service fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.
Security deposit: A security deposit of £1,500 will be charged prior to check in and returned following your stay.
- Strictly no smoking on all the premises or grounds
- Parties or events allowed