This former priests’ house for sale has origins in the Victorian era and includes its own swimming pool. 

The Old Rectory, in Teigngrace, is thought to date back to 1830 and has been recently refurbished, while retaining period features throughout. 

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The central living and dining space. (Knight Frank )

A Victorian-tiled entrance hall leads into the home, where the main sitting room is double length with floor-to-ceiling sash windows and a wood-burning stove. 

The secondary sitting room features French doors and a bay window, as well as an electric wood burner in a recess. 

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There are multiple reception rooms on the ground floor. (Knight Frank )

The central area of the home is the open plan kitchen, dining room and living room, the kitchen area benefiting from an oil-fired AGA cooker and a walk-in pantry. 

Completing the ground floor is a study, a sunroom with double doors to the garden, and a utility/cloakroom. 

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There is a library wall on the landing. (Knight Frank )

Moving upstairs, there is a split-level landing with a library wall, while the main bedroom includes an en-suite bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe. 

There are three further double bedrooms on this level, as well as a family bathroom. 

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The principal bedroom. (Knight Frank )

Adjoining the main house is an annexe, comprising an open plan living and dining room with a wood-burning stove, a kitchen, two double bedrooms and a shower room, as well as an interconnecting room to the main house that could be used as an additional bedroom. 

Outside, to the rear of the house are landscaped gardens, with a terrace, lawns and mature trees. 

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A key feature of the grounds is the heated swimming pool. (Knight Frank )

There is also a summerhouse with a veranda, a garden shed, and a heated swimming pool.

The property is being sold by estate agents Knight Frank for a price of £1,400,000. 

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An aerial view of the property. (Knight Frank )

The agent commented: “The Old Rectory is a gem of a house! Beautifully refurbished and set in gorgeous gardens which have been landscaped and created by the current owners, this home really does merit the accolade of ‘best in class!’”