A fine former rectory in secluded grounds.
The Old Rectory is a fine former rectory believed to have been built in 1849. The property is constructed of mellow red brick under a slate roof with pantiled outbuildings and Coach House. The house has features typical of its period including gothic front door, spacious reception hall, impressive light and airy reception rooms of good proportions with original shutters and open fireplaces. The ground floor reception hall leads through to the reception rooms, principal and back stairs, kitchen and breakfast room. The drawing room has a beautiful bay window with views across the gardens. Both sitting room and drawing room face south and have floor to ceiling windows. There are wood/multi-fuel stoves in the sitting room and study. The kitchen is a more recent extension to the property and offers a wide range of bespoke wooden base and wall units with granite worktops, an electric range with double ovens and a built-in microwave/grill. There is a gothic stable door to the garden. To the north of the house with access from the kitchen is the utility room with a door giving access to the courtyard and outbuildings. The principal staircase leads to the large landing, off which are five double bedrooms and a single bedroom, two bathrooms, a separate cloakroom, the back stairs and stairs to the attic floor. There are attractive views from the bedrooms over the gardens and surrounding fields. The attic floor, originally built as staff bedrooms, provides an additional four rooms. Three of these had dormer windows which were removed some years ago but could easily be reinstated.
The Old Rectory is approached over a tree lined drive which splits giving access to the gravel sweep in front of the house and also to the courtyard and Coach House area at the side of the house. At the back of the house is the original walled garden of mellow red brick with a wide terrace area, swimming pool, extensive herbaceous borders and fruit trees. Outside the walled garden on all sides are sweeping lawns and hedges with some fine mature trees including oak, Scots pine, maple and walnut. Parts of the lawns can be used as a paddock and there is a small wood at the eastern end of the property.
Mains water, electricity and drainage Oil fired central heating.
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Wonderful Old Rectory in a secluded and peaceful position in the charming village of Rede.Mark Oliver