Welcome to the Old Rectory
Located in rural Royal Berkshire, the Old Rectory, a Grade II* listed property, is steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful gardens, made famous by the late Esther Merton and enjoyed from 1961 by members of the public.
The extraordinary Cedar of Lebanon on the front lawn is believed to be one of the first three brought to Great Britain and arguably the finest example in the country.
Mrs Merton’s celebrated gardens have been undergoing a comprehensive restoration by some of the UK’s leading horticulturalists and The Old Rectory will be once again open for members of the public to enjoy from Summer 2021.
A member of the Historic Houses of Britain, The Old Rectory is Grade II* listed and one of the most prestigious Rectories in Great Britain. The main house is believed to date back from the 16th Century with further 18th Century alterations and a 20th century addition on the north western side of the property. Built on the historic site of Nether Court in Burghfield, West Berkshire both the house and gardens offer visitors an experience to remember.
The Property is a working estate which is also available for event hire as well as film and photographic shoots.