A Georgian former rectory & cottage set in about 7 acres of beautiful grounds amidst unspoilt countryside.
Chiselborough House started life as a much smaller 17th century house that is reputed to have been dismantled and then re-assembled and extended in its current position during the Georgian period. The house has subsequently remained almost unchanged architecturally and is a lovely example of a house of that period.The principal reception rooms and bedrooms are south facing with wonderful views over the attractive garden and grounds. Many of the classic, early 19th century architectural fittings remain and include small pane, tall windows, moulded architraves, beautiful joinery including oak parquet flooring and Blue Lias flagstones floors. The house has been the home of its current owners since 1997 and now offers the opportunity for a full refurbishment. The principal part of the house is formed around the central reception hall, which has three reception rooms off it and an elegant, sweeping staircase lit by natural light from a roof lantern above the stairwell.Both the drawing room and adjacent dining room are south-facing with French windows providing direct access into the garden. Also on the ground floor is the sitting room, which has oak beams, a fireplace fitted with a wood-burning stove. The good-sized kitchen/breakfast room has a walk-in pantry and is thought to have a Blue Lias flagstone floor beneath its current covering. Upstairs off the main, galleried landing are four bedrooms, of which two have en suite bathrooms. A secondary landing leads to four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.Beside the house is a cobbled hamstone stable yard incorporating two loose boxes, double garage, single garage and a two bedroom cottage (in need of refurbishment) with its own garden behind. Scope exists subject to planningto enlarge the cottage by incorporating the single garage.Chiselborough House is approached by a drive that swings round to the area in front of the house and is set in beautiful parkland grounds of about 7 acres, which have been developed over the past 24 years by the currentowners. On the south facing side of the house there is an impressive climbing wisteria together with a large lawn and an established blue cedar tree. Beyond the lawn the gardens lead into a wonderful rich array of camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias, azaleas and other scented plants.Behind the house enclosed by beech hedging is a hard tennis court adjacent to a swimming pool with pool house (both of which are in need of repair). Beyond is a mixed orchard containing plum, apple, walnut, mulberry and pear trees as well as a former kitchen garden and stone built barn.
Chiselborough House is situated on the edge of Chiselborough village which has a pretty church and pub. The nearest village shop and post office is in the neighbouring village of Norton Sub Hamdon. For wider needs the town of Crewkerne is nearby offering a wide range of shopping, recreational and business facilities, with Sherborne and Taunton also within a reasonable distance by car. There are excellent transport links close by with the A303 being under 2 miles away. The rail services include Yeovil Junction and Crewkerne Station to London Waterloo and Castle Cary Station to London Paddington. Bristol & Exeter Airports are both within about an hour's drive and offer connections to both local and international destinations. The local area also offers a wide choice of good schools from both the state and independent sectors. The latter sector includes Perrott Hill, the Sherborne schools, Leweston, Hazelgrove and Millfield, which are all within a 15-mile radius.