Old Cann Rectory, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
Grade II listed Rectory with views over the Blackmore Vale

Close to town centre

3 Receptions

Kitchen/dining room

6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms

Utililty, 2 Cloak rooms


Extensive gardens of about 1.2 acres

Old Cann Rectory is a wonderful Grade II listed property built of local greenstone under a slate roof. The front of the house is believed to have been built in the mid-18th century and is full of period features including large bay windows, fireplaces and high ceilings. South west facing, it is extremely light throughout with large windows with the principle reception rooms overlook the gardens and views over the Blackmore Vale beyond.

The entrance hall runs the depth of the house from which the beautiful wood staircase leads to the upstairs. The sitting room has a wonderful floor to ceiling bay window with central French windows opening out onto the garden. There is a large open fire with fitted shelves to the side. The kitchen/dining room has an excellent range of wood cupboards, a range master, integrated appliances and large central island with a sink. The dining area has French windows opening onto the terrace. There is a further sitting room with doors also opening to the garden and a large study with bookcases. The property benefits from super-fast fibre optic broadband, perfect for home-working. There are also two cloakrooms.

On the first floor is a large master bedroom with a bay window and en-suite bathroom. A second bedroom has an en-suite shower room, there are 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom and a utility. On the second floor is a further bedroom with bay windows and en-suite bathroom and another bedroom.

Old Cann Rectory is situated in the heart of Shaftesbury, a pretty Saxon hilltop town in Dorset. The position of the house makes the most of the far reaching views over the Blackmore Vale countryside. Shaftesbury is an ancient market town that offers an excellent range of cafes, restaurants, a supermarket and independent retailers, a small hospital and an arts centre. Waitrose is available in Gillingham. The nearby cathedral city of Salisbury offers a wider range of cultural, shopping and entertainment facilities.

The beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside provides extensive walking, cycling and horse riding opportunities. Nearby Gillingham and Tisbury have mainline railway stations with direct trains to London Waterloo. Communications by road are excellent with the A303 providing a link to the M3, M25 and London, or the West Country. The local area is renowned for its schools, both private and state. Private schools in the area include St. Marys Shaftesbury, Clayesmore, Bryanston, Milton Abbey and Sherborne School. Prep schools include Sandroyd, Port Regis and Hazelgrove.

There is parking to the right side of the house with a garage. To the rear of the property are the extensive, beautiful and private gardens. Adjoining the house is a large terrace and a flat area of lawn perfect for croquet. From here steps lead down to the rest of the garden. Bordered with mature hedging and well stocked flower beds the rest of the garden is mostly laid to lawn with various seating areas that the owners have created.

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