A charming Grade II Listed country residence.
Dating from the 17th Century The Old Rectory enjoys a private position nestled behind the parish church, with a southerly aspect overlooking its mature grounds.
The house enjoys a timeless charm and whilst needing some upgrading, offers well-proportioned family accommodation. Complementing the main house is the two bedroom Gate House and separate one bedroom apartment which are currently generating an investment income, but equally suitable for accommodation dependent relatives or young family members.
The garden and grounds are a pure delight and enjoy a high degree of privacy. A viewing will be essential to fully appreciate its setting and the lifestyle opportunities it affords.
Stone steps lead up to the panelled front door opening into a part glazed porch with flag stone floor. Beyond, a fully glazed door opens into the reception hall with fitted book shelving and storage cupboards. Lying off the reception hall is the cosy family room/study with additional fitted book shelving and bay window overlooking the drive. Int the corner of the hall is the cloakroom.
A pair of part glazed hardwood doors open into the inner hall allowing access to the staircase and the remainder of the ground floor accommodation, with a wooden staircase leading down to the cellar, divided into two rooms and providing the perfect environment for laying down wine. The two principal receptions have commanding views over the formal grounds from circular bay windows. The drawing room features a central fireplace with green marble hearth and surround with decorative wooden mantelpiece. A picture rail and decorative coving runs around the exterior walls of the room and a pair of French doors offer direct access into the garden.
The dining room can be accessed directly from either the drawing room or kitchen and benefits from matching picture rails and coving. A serving hatch opens into the side kitchen.
The kitchen is partly divided to create a side serving kitchen with archway leading through into the main kitchen/breakfast room.
Matching base and eye level units adorn the external walls of both parts providing generous storage facilities. A display dresser lies at one end with cupboards below. Appliances include a Rosieres Range cooker with double oven, four ring gas hob and warming plate. A door leads from the kitchen into the utility room with matching red tiled floor and fitted units running along one wall with stainless steel sink and recess for a washing machine. Two Sheila maids hang from the ceiling. A door leads to the pantry with original slate surface and wooden shelving above. The back door leads to an enclosed porch with access to a gardeners W.C.
The conservatory is accessed from the utility room and enjoys commanding views over the main garden with direct access onto a raised seating terrace.
A dog leg staircase gently rises to the split level first floor landing. The master bedroom suite and main guest bedroom are accessed from the upper tier and both benefit from circular bay windows affording wonderful views over the main garden and beyond.
The master bedroom enjoys wonderful proportions along with separate dressing room and walk-in wardrobe with hanging rails and shelving. The en suite bathroom enjoys a dual aspect and is part tiled, featuring a panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, bidet, low level W.C., a pair of pedestal wash basins, along with two stainless steel towel rails. Across the landing is the equally well-proportioned guest bedroom with recessed fitted wardrobe and benefitting from direct access into the well-equipped family bathroom which includes a tiled shower cubicle. A further bedroom lies on this floor.
The stairs continue on up with half landing enjoying elevated views across to the church. The second floor landing is again split level and provides access to a further three bedrooms, two doubles and one single, all served by a family bathroom on this level. A cupboard houses the water tanks and on the upper landing are a range of fitted storage cupboards and wooden book shelving.
Lying to the north east of The Old Rectory is the studio and outbuildings which are constructed of brick and timber under a clay tiled roof. Double doors open into the studio which doubles up as a workshop and could easily be used as a home office. To the left hand side of the studio are two open bays for storing logs and fuel. To the right is the gardeners store and mower store, accessed via two pairs of double doors. Lying opposite the studio is the aluminium greenhouse.
Lying to the west of The Old Rectory and accessed via the gravelled drive is the double garage with two electric up and over doors. To the side of the garage is a pedestrian door allowing access into a store room with connecting door through to a large single garage accessed off the main drive.
The Gate House enjoys a prominent position overlooking the drive and is constructed of brick under a red clay tiled roof. The property provides very comfortable and well-presented accommodation over two floors. On the ground floor is a generous sitting room divided from the well equipped kitchen by a central entrance hall with small cloakroom.
A dog leg staircase rises to the first floor landing housing recessed cupboards and allowing access to two double bedrooms served by a fully tiled bathroom with wall mounted shower above the bath. Lying in front of The Gate House is a west facing paved seating terrace. To the front and south side of the property is a gravelled parking area.
The One bedroom flat lies above the garaging and can be accessed via external steps or internally from the single garage which currently runs with the flat. The internal staircase rises up to the galley kitchen which lies in the middle of the flat. The sitting room enjoys a dual aspect with fitted book-shelving. The bedroom lies at the western end with built-in wardrobe and is served by a fully tiled bathroom.
The Old Rectory is approached over a surface dressed drive over which two neighbouring properties also have access. A pair of wrought iron gates open into the private gravelled drive which sweeps round into the courtyard.
A raised, paved terrace runs along the front of the house which is south facing and overlooking the main manicured lawn with well stocked island border. On the western side of the lawn is a small wooded wildlife area. The southern boundary is defined by a chain link fence.
The former moat has been turned into a feature with gravelled path, accessed via steps, lying at the bottom with slopes providing a profusion of colour during the growing season along with an amenity pond.
Lying to the east of the main lawn and sheltered from the house is the slightly elevated outdoor concrete swimming pool with tiled surround, seating area and circular wall at the northern end allows access to two covered changing areas. Beyond the holly hedge lies the tennis court enjoying panoramic views over rolling countryside. At the far end of the tennis court is the orchard with a selection of fruit trees. The kitchen garden lies to the east of the main house with beds divided by paths.
• Reception hall, drawing room and dining room
• Family room/study
• Kitchen/breakfast room
• Utility room, cloakroom and pantry
• Wine cellar
• Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing rooms
• Five further double bedrooms
• Two family bathrooms
• Two bedroom gatehouse and one bedroom apartment
• Garaging for three vehicles
• Store room, outbuildings and greenhouse
• Mature gardens of two acres
• Swimming pool and tennis court
Property Features Include: Historic Home
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Lot Acres: 2