This Victorian former Rectory sits in over three acres of grounds, with open fields to the rear, and includes a paddock of over an acre. The accommodation is well-presented throughout with a wealth of period features including open fires, high ceilings and sash windows. There five bedrooms, two with en suites, and a Jack & Jill Bathroom. There is a detached coach house and garage, which is…
This Victorian former Rectory sits in over three acres of grounds, with open fields to the rear, and includes a paddock of over an acre. The accommodation is well-presented throughout with a wealth of period features including open fires, high ceilings and sash windows. There five bedrooms, two with en suites, and a Jack & Jill Bathroom. There is a detached coach house and garage, which is ideal for conversion into an annexe or additional accommodation.
"The Old Rectory has been a tremendous family home for us over the last 35 years. Both of our children have grown up here and we've made full use of all the facilities in the surrounding villages and counties. We feel privileged to have been able to raise our family here," say the current owners.
"There are some extremely good schools in the local area and plenty of options for family days out, including country parks and sailing at nearby Grafham Water. There's go-karting in Kimbolton and we're spoilt for choice with stately homes, easy access to London and the coast. Cambridge is a wonderful day out within easy driving distance and there are plenty of superb restaurants and pubs in the local area."
"When we moved in, Dutch Elm disease was at its peak and it decimated the beautiful spinney, so we planted fresh trees and native bushes that are now all coming to fruition. The formal gardens compliment the classic Regency style of the house and we enjoy entertaining on the patio areas. The spinney is wonderful, especially in the spring when we're treated to a vibrant display of flowers, starting with the aconites which have featured on local TV! They're followed by snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells and blossom on the trees. The wildlife really picks up through into the summer and the paddock has been home to horses, cows and sheep over the years, as well as being a playground for our children."
"We enjoy relaxing in the rustic seating areas in the spinney, where we can sit back and fully enjoy the surroundings, it's the ideal spot to get away and enjoy nature. There are resident owls, woodpeckers and a wide variety of birds, including finches and chaffs."
"The lounge is our favourite room. It's a lovely, light room with a bay window and has a wonderful ambience to it. It's nice and warm in the winter and the log fire is like a magnet where we can sit and enjoy a glass of something, whilst the world goes on around us."
"The village is small but vibrant, with the old school hall being at the centre of local events. There are numerous clubs to get involved with and the village intranet and website keeps us all connected. We have always felt safe here and our children have grown up with the freedom of playing safely outdoors."
"It's a superb family house and over the years, the lounge has been the focal point of family life and celebrations, including birthdays, christenings and some memorable Christmas parties. It lends itself perfectly to easy entertaining."
"We're moving to Australia to be with our extended family, but we will miss our friends in the village and we feel so lucky to have lived here."
Recessed porch with light and original door bell.
Solid wood door with inset glazing to:
Part-glazed door to side aspect. High skirting and cornicing. Return staircase to first floor landing with turned spindle bannister. Door with stairs, with window to side aspect, to cellar. Door to cloaks cupboard. Three radiators.
DRAWING ROOM 5.50m x 4.55m (18'0" x 14'11")
Two full-height sash windows with original shutters to front aspect. Large multi-pane bay window to side aspect. High skirting and cornicing. Open fireplace with tiled hearth and timber surround. Two radiators.
DINING ROOM 5.50m x 4.55m (18'0" x 14'11")
Two full-height sash windows with original shutters to front aspect. High skirting and cornicing. Two radiators.
FAMILY ROOM 5.50m x 3.30m (18'0" x 10'9")
Full-height sash window with original shutters to side aspect. Multi-pane window to rear aspect. High skirting. Two radiators.
Multi-pane window and two further windows to rear aspect. Door to separate low level WC. Corner vanity unit with oval hand wash basin with pillar mixer tap. Part-tiling to walls. Tiled floor. Heated towel rail.
KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM 6.35m x 3.95m (20'9" x 12'11")
Two sash windows with original shutters to side aspect. Exposed beam to ceiling. Fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units with granite worksurfaces and upstands. Tiled splashbacks. One and a half bowl sink unit with swan neck mixer tap and worksurface cut drainer. Four ring induction hob with extractor over. Built-in double oven/grill. Space for dishwasher. Under-pelmet lighting. Quarry-tiled floor. Radiator.
LARDER 6.35m x 1.85m (20'9" x 6'0")
Two windows to side aspect. Window to rear aspect. Brick floor.
BOOT / LAUNDRY ROOM 3.40m x 2.75m (11'1" x 9'0")
Sash window and door to side aspect. Fitted with a range of base mounted units with complementary worksurfaces. Butler sink. Space for washing machine and tumble drier. Three cupboards. Water softener. Quarry-tiled floor. Radiator.
CELLAR 4.35m x 2.90m (14'3" x 9'6")
Two windows to front and window to side aspect.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Window to side and rear elevations. Door to large cupboard. Two radiators.
MASTER BEDROOM 5.50m x 4.55m (18'0" x 14'11")
Two sash windows to front elevation. High skirting. Three triple built-in wardrobes. Two radiators.
Sash window to side elevation. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin with mixer tap, and walk-in shower cubicle with hand-held and overhead showers. Recessed ceiling lights. Fully tiled. Heated towel rail. Radiator. Extractor.
BEDROOM TWO 5.50m x 4.55m (18'0" x 14'11")
Two sash windows to front elevation. High skirting. Two double built-in wardrobes. Two radiators.
Sash window to front elevation. High skirting. Three piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, and double-ended claw-foot bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Recessed ceiling lights. Tiled floor.
BEDROOM THREE 3.45m x 3.30m (11'3" x 10'9")
Multi-pane window to rear elevation. High skirting. Built-in double wardrobe. Radiator.
Window to rear elevation. Low level WC. Tiled floor. Radiator.
Two multi-pane windows to side elevations. Multi-pane window to front and rear elevations. Skirting-level radiator.
JACK & JILL BATHROOM
Multi-pane window to side elevation. Four piece suite comprising a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin with mixer tap, freestanding bath with mixer tap, and large shower cubicle with hand held and overhead showers. Door to airing cupboard housing hot water tank. Heated towel rail. Radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR 3.95m x 3.05m (12'11" x 10'0")
Sash window to side elevation. High skirting. Radiator.
BEDROOM FIVE 3.95m x 2.75m (12'11" x 9'0")
Sash window to side elevation. Window to rear elevation. High skirting. Two radiators.
Sitting behind mature trees and verge, remote wrought-iron gates open onto a gravel driveway with turning circle and central yew tree, giving access to the garage and coach house. Path to front door. Formal lawns to either side of the drive and front of house which continue to the side of the house. Wrought-iron fence with a pedestrian gate open onto a block-paved courtyard with well-stocked borders. A wall with a gate opens onto the part-walled formal rear garden which is mainly laid to lawn with fruit trees and hedging. There is also an enclosed paddock measuring approximately 1.1 acres with a separate grass lane entrance. Lightly wooded area.
GARAGE 6.30m x 4.00m (20'8" x 13'1")
Double barn doors to front aspect. Power and light connected.
SECOND GARAGE 6.30m x 3.05m (20'8" x 10'0")
Double barn doors to front aspect. Power and light connected.
COACH HOUSE 4.70m x 4.00m (15'5" x 13'1")
Ideal for conversion into an annex or studio. Double and single door to front aspect. External access to store (2.95m x 1.80m). Power and light connected. Sliding door to separate room (2.85m x 1.50m) with window to side aspect. Step ladder to:
COACH HOUSE FIRST FLOOR 8.05m x 4.00m (26'4" x 13'1")
Entrance into Room One, with door to Room Two with window to side aspect.
Oil-fired and wood-pellet-fired boiler. Storage. Power and light connected.
GARDEN STORE 3.90m x 3.65m (12'9" x 11'11")
Doors to rear aspect. Power and light connected.
Date built: circa.1849
Grade II Listed
Primary wood-pellet fired boiler. Secondary oil-fired boiler
Water softener (whole house)
All measurements are approximate and quoted for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. Seller Insight: Comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.