The Old Rectory is set within the pretty village of Goathurst. Goathurst is situated on the lower slopes of the Quantock Hills and is a popular, yet quiet village. Local amenities can be found nearby in the neighbouring villages of Enmore, with a fantastic Primary school, and Durleigh with local shops. The small town of North Petherton has a Church, Primary school, shops and butchers. The historic town of Bridgwater offers a comprehensive range of amenities and has easy access to the M5 motorway at junction 24. Taunton, the County town of Somerset has a mainline railway station, three independent schools and a wider range of recreational and shopping facilities. The Quantock Hills are the country's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offer a wide range of walking and riding opportunities.Description
The Old Rectory is a superbly presented village house, which offers excellent flexible accommodation over two floors and is constructed of rendered elevations under a tiled roof. The property is approached off the village road by a long gravelled driveway, which in turn leads to a substantial parking area with garaging. The property is set back providing a high degree of privacy.Accommodation
An entrance porch provides access to the entrance hall with a tiled floor and fitted cupboards. The kitchen is bespoke and a wonderful room centred on an electric Aga in a recess with a range of wall and base units, Corian work surfaces over and a fitted Neff oven. There are doors to the patio and access to the sitting room, which is a stunning room that is centred on an open fireplace with inset wood burner with brick lintel, bread oven and brick surround. There are stairs to the first floor and an archway leads back to the inner hall and family room. This room enjoys an open fireplace with brick lintel and lovely views over the front garden. There is a downstairs WC / Utility room and stairs from the sitting room lead up to the first floor. At the other end of the inner hall is the characterful Dining Room, with patio doors facing the garden and windows facing onto the patio. There is a feature beam and this light and airy room also benefits from under floor heating.
On the first floor, there is a master bedroom with exposed beams and a fireplace. The master en-suite comprises a shower, low level WC and wash hand basin. There are four further bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a dressing room and a family bathroom with shower, bath, low level WC and wash hand basin.Outside
A long gravelled driveway leads to the solid wood double garage, that could be used as a work shop or office space with electricity and a mezzanine floor area. The gardens are a stunning feature of the Old Rectory and they include large expanses of lawn with flower and shrub borders. There is a vegetable garden, newly built summer house, a store shed and a swimming pool area with decking. A gate leads to a further area of garden that leads onto a stream. Close to the property is a raised terrace with a curved brick wall creating a wonderful garden feature.Directions
From Junction 24 of the M5 motorway take the first exit off the roundabout towards Bridgwater and the A38. At the next roundabout take the first exit to North Petherton. On entering North Petherton turn right into Old Road. Continue along this road and take the right hand turning to Goathurst, follow this for 1.75 miles into the village and continue through where the property can be found on the right hand side.