AN IMPRESSIVE Grade II listed former rectory in Barford St Martin is being marketed by Savills.

The Old Rectory has been improved over recent years by the present owners, who have skilfully blended modern day living with original features.

This handsome property offers fantastic accommodation over three floors, set within beautiful gardens and grounds.

The elegant dual aspect drawing room boasts a feature fireplace and looks out over the gardens from the bay window.

The dining/billiard room, also dual aspect, has a feature stone fireplace.

From the kitchen/breakfast room, there are double doors outside to the stone terrace and rear gardens.

There is also a separate prep kitchen, sitting room, study, playroom/office and a utility/ laundry room on the ground floor.

On the first floor are five double bedrooms and three bathrooms, including a stunning master suite, dressing room and bathroom.

There are two further bedrooms, a living room/study and a bathroom on the second floor.

Other features include a wine cellar and galleried landing.

Adjacent to the back of the house is a southerly terrace, ideal for entertaining, leading to an attractive area of formal garden.

There is also an outdoor swimming pool with terrace and a timber built summerhouse, orchard, kitchen garden, water feature, pergola and enclosed pony paddock. An excellent range of barns/outbuildings which are believed to be the old dairy to the farm, are being offered for sale as a separate lot.

There is planning consent granted to convert these buildings into a gym, indoor swimming complex and offices, and there is further consent for a tennis court.

The buildings, which can be approached from the property or via a separate entrance, currently consist of a large period timber framed barn, stables, garaging and storage, and in addition there is a central courtyard and further area of land to the north.

Barford St.Martin is a small, picturesque village in South Wiltshire located two miles from Wilton, the ancient capital of Wessex and some 13 miles from Shaftesbury. It is located on the junction of the A30 and the B3089. It is within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The river Nadder runs through the village and Barford is known as one of the Nadder valley villages.

Its history can be traced back to the 11th Century and there was reference to Barford in the Domesday Book compiled in 1085/1086.

Lot 1, the main house and grounds, has a guide price of £1,550,000 and Lot 2, the range of barns, is being marketed with a guide price of £275,000.

Contact Savills on 01722 426820.