Lying next to the church and surrounded by classic Cotswold countryside, this is a very English house. Both the house and garden have a comfortably timeless feel, with no pretence to fashionable chic. The Old Rectory is Listed Grade II and is believed to dateThis charming Listed house is believed to date from c.1830, although with earlier origins.
The handsome, symmetrical main façade enjoys southerly views to the countryside beyond. The interior is typical of its period with well-proportioned rooms and good ceiling heights.
The drawing room and dining room lie to either side of the entrance hall, the latter having double doors to the kitchen/breakfast room. The study is lined with bookshelves and has a door to the garden.
On the first floor, the master bedroom has a dressing room and bathroom and there are two further bedrooms which share a bathroom. The second floor is approached via two staircases, with three further bedrooms and a third bathroom.
This property has 21.6 acres of land.
A gravelled driveway leads to a parking area to the west of the house. Adjoining this is Dunt Cottage, a 2 bedroom property converted from a former stable block. To the north west of the house is a further detached cottage, converted from the original village school. This has an open plan living area on the ground floor with a bedroom above. These two cottages provide charming ancillary accommodation and are ideal for guests or family.
The Old Rectory sits within beautiful gardens and grounds. They have been featured in various publications including Country Life and the Telegraph.
A broad lawn, edged by yew trees, stretches away to the south of the house. Below to the left is a heated swimming pool, screened by high yew hedges with a dell beyond. Closer to the house is a more formal garden with herbaceous beds and graveled paths. On the west side of the house is an orchard and beyond this is a productive vegetable garden.
Lying to the south west of The Old Rectory is a long grass field of approximately 8.7 acres. A further paddock of about 2 acres lies across the ford on the other side of the stream. Adjoining this a mature wood of about 9.25 acres.
The Duntisbourne valley is one of the prettiest and most unspoilt parts of the Cotswolds, characterised by lovely small villages of period houses and cottages.
Duntisbourne Rous is really more of a hamlet and has a wonderful 11th century church. Cirencester (4 miles) has an excellent range of shops and services and Cheltenham (14 miles) is the main regional centre. Bath, Bristol, Gloucester and Oxford are also within daily commuting distance. Kemble Station (London Paddington 75 minutes approx.) is about 10 miles and the village is conveniently about a mile and a half from the A417 for dual carriageway access to the M4 at Swindon.
Ample local sporting opportunities including a number of golf courses and many equestrian events including National Hunt racing at Cheltenham and polo at Cirencester Park. Many lovely walks in the surrounding countryside. A variety of private schools in the area including Beaudesert Park, Rendcomb and the Cheltenham Colleges.