A beautiful Grade II Listed Old Rectory lovingly renovated and presented to a superb standard with a separate holiday cottage/annex.
Kitchen breakfast room
Store | cellar
1 bed cottage
Gardens of 1.415 acres
Further 4.8 acres available by seperate negotiation
The Old Rectory is Grade II Listed with the main elevation dating from the early 19th Century. A stone wall runs the length of the south-facing front façade, separating the house from the street, and leads to stone gate columns and a gravel driveway with the main parking area to the east of the house. The front door opens onto an original, beautifully worn, flagstone floor which has great character. The main staircase rises to the left and to the right is the sitting room with parquet floor, a working fireplace and sash windows with working shutters.
A double door leads through to the drawing room which has been newly refurbished with Parquetde Versailles flooring and has full length sash windows and a working fireplace. Another doorway re-joins the hall and, on the other side of the hall is the dining room with parquet flooring, full length sash windows and a working fireplace. A double door leads through to the bespoke breakfast kitchen which has limestone flooring, a four oven Ever hot 150 cooker, granite work surfaces, a central island and a breakfast area. Adjacent to the kitchen is a pantry and, to the west side of the kitchen, a corridor splits and leads on one side to a playroom with inbuilt tailored cupboards and shelving with a door opening onto the rear terrace and, to the other side, a beautifully boarded and well organized boot room with a side door off. A cloakroom with the entrance to the cellar opposite are located in between the kitchen and hall.
An elegant cantilevered staircase rises from the hall and sweeps clockwise with light pouring in from a cupola above. Ahead is the principal bedroom with built in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with a Jack and Jill door leading to the landing. Adjacent to the principal bedroom is bedroom 2 which is used as a study. Beyond this is bedroom 3, which is used as a nursery and has built in wardrobes and an air conditioning unit.
Beyond this are two further guest bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. A second family bathroom is beyond which has a bath and separate shower. Opposite this is a cleverly constructed bunk room with two adult sized bunk beds. The sixth bedroom is located to the rear of the house and has a wonderful galleried ceiling with exposed and limed oak beams. A stepladder within this bedroom leads to a secret cinema room.
Listed building consent has been given for a Vale Garden House conservatory on the rear terrace (2015/0309/LBA). Plans are available on request.
To the east of the driveway is a garage with a workshop to the rear. Adjacent to the garage is a stunningly renovated one bed cottage which has proven to be a highly successful holiday let. Accessed via a private courtyard, French doors open onto a bespoke living kitchen with oak flooring and a full range of units. Further accommodation includes a dining room, utility room and bedroom with en suite bathroom with separate shower. The property has an air-source heat pump which provides underfloor heating throughout, as well as hot water. To the north side of the cottage, fully shuttered French doors open onto a lovely stone terrace.
The grounds, which encompass the house, are predominantly weighted to the rear. To the front is a well maintained stone wall along which is a line of pleached hornbeams, both of which give privacy from the street. Bordering the front of the house is a neat box hedge. The main body of the garden, which stretches to the rear of the house, is set to lawn with high stone walls on the boundary and is and divided by mature trees, borders and yew hedges.
Of particular note is a grass tennis court and, to the north-east corner of the garden, an old stone and wood pony stable with the original loose box and connected with power and light.
We are advised that approximately a further 4.8 acres of paddock with stabling immediately adjacent to the northern garden boundary, and accessed either via the garden or separately from Main Street, may be available to lease via a separate arrangement.
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 1.41