Dating from 1705, Rectory Farm House is a lovely example of an elegant, Queen Anne period farmhouse. It is built of local stone under a slate roof, with tall sash windows and an elegant colonnaded porch on its south-facing front. At the rear is a single storey, red-brick Victorian extension containing the rear hall, laundry room and cloakroom. The house is beautifully presented with a neutral colour scheme that combines with its position and tall ceilings to give a light and airy feeling throughout. It has also retained many of its original architectural fittings including fireplaces, an inglenook fireplace in the sitting room, window seats, original joinery, working shutters, flagstone floors and ceiling beams. On the ground floor are two well-proportioned reception rooms, one on either side of the large reception hall and both with open fireplaces and views over the surrounding countryside. The reception hall has a lovely flagstone floor, with the original staircase rising to the first floor. A door from the hall opens to a flight of brick steps, which lead down to the large cellar with a flagstone floor and barrel-vaulted ceiling. The large kitchen/breakfast room is at the rear of the house with windows on two sides overlooking the garden and paddock, with views to King Alfred's Tower on the Stourhead Estate on a clear day, and French windows opening out onto the terrace. It is fitted with a range of painted timber units under timber work surfaces, a range of electrical appliances and a 2-oven oil-fired aga. On the first floor are the master bedroom and two further double bedrooms, all with far-reaching garden/countryside views and built-in cupboards. The master bedroom has its own bathroom and the other two bedrooms share the family bathroom. In the attics are two further double bedrooms, one each side of a central sitting area and a further bathroom. The house is approached off a peaceful country lane, with the drive passing through stone gate pillars, over a cattle grid before sweeping in front of the house and round to a parking area at the rear. At the side of the parking area are a well and a large tool and wood store. Beyond is an area of kitchen garden beside two storage shelters. At the front and on one side of the house are deep, richly planted borders that provide a good degree of privacy. The formal garden extends across the rear and around one side of the house and is largely lawned, with a paved terrace extending out from the kitchen beside a deep border planted with roses and herbaceous perennials. The terrace and area of lawn abutting it are sheltered by mature, clipped yew hedging. Further out and bordering the lawn are an orchard and a small copse. Beyond the garden is the paddock, which is enclosed by stock-proof fencing and at the far end of which is a copse of mixed, broad leafed trees. In all the garden and grounds extend to about 4.38 acres (1.77 hectares).
Rectory Farm House is situated amidst unspoilt countryside outside the small village of Charlton Musgrove, which is an active community of about 400 with a pub, hall and church (see ). The house is also close to Wincanton Racecourse and between the small towns of Wincanton and Bruton. The latter is one of the smallest in England but has excellent amenities including restaurants and cafs, two public houses, a butcher, mini-supermarket, petrol station, pharmacy and many other shops. The town also has a Post Office, vet, doctor's surgery and a dentist. For wider requirements Bath, Salisbury and Yeovil are all also within a reasonable distance and there is an excellent choice of schools locally, both state and private, including Hazleg
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