The Former Rectory is a splendid example of Georgian architecture with an exquisite, classic façade and the wonderful proportions that one would expect from a house of importance in the centre of this pretty Wiltshire village.
Set within a large walled garden, the house is waiting to be to be transformed and offers a rare opportunity to carry out an exciting restoration project to return a period house to an elegant and imposing village home.
Beautiful, original sash windows remain and allow natural light to flood the main reception rooms and bedrooms. Wide, exposed floorboards, period doors and staircase add character but there is more to find; closed fireplaces to open, paint to be stripped to reveal joinery and features to re-instate.
Extensions to the rear of the building have created large ancillary offices and offer yet more scope for re-invention and alteration. (subject to the necessary consents).
From the original front door with stone porch, the central entrance hall is a perfect entrance to the house. Flanked by the two main reception rooms, both beautifully proportioned and enjoying traditional village views through deep sash windows, the Sitting Room includes an open fireplace with woodburner and attractive, period display shelving.
To the rear of the house , the Kitchen/Breakfast Room is a large space, fitted with some units and has the benefit of a separate walk-in pantry. There is a further utility/boot room and ground floor cloakroom. A door from the hall leads to the large and very useful Cellar.
The period staircase rises to a large square landing with window overlooking the front and leads to two generous double bedrooms. A further bedroom at the rear, includes the airing cupboard and there is a bathroom and wc on this floor.
On the second floor there are two attic rooms, both enjoying far reaching views across the village to the countryside beyond.
The house is set back behind a walled garden, filled with soft planting and with jasmine and roses trained to the front elevations, it forms a lovely frame for the classic architecture.
Double gates to the side open to a large drive, leading to the detached Garage/Outbuilding, which has power connected and there is plenty of private parking.
The Walled Garden at the rear of the house is a wonderful feature, established and mature, a romantic and almost secret garden. Traditional cottage style planting combines with areas of lawn surrounded by lovely mellow brick walls and featuring a pretty, original brick summerhouse with casement doors. From the top of the garden, there are distant views across the village to the surrounding countryside.
Market Lavington is a traditional Wiltshire village, with a friendly and thriving community. Located on the northern slopes of Salisbury Plain, the village was, for centuries, one of the foremost market towns in the County, having been granted a royal charter in 1252 by Henry III.
Local amenities are excellent with supermarket, post office, doctors surgery,chemist, butchers, hairdressers, library, coffee shops and inns. Education is well catered for with schools for all ages and the community has the benefit of a village hall which is home to many clubs, functions and activities. There is a sports field and the beautiful surrounding countryside offers many opportunities to enjoy country sports, riding, cycling and walking.
The nearby market town of Devizes offers further, more comprehensive amenities and the village lies within easy reach of both Salisbury and Bath. Main line stations are easily accessible at Westbury and Pewsey, Warminster