Handsome Georgian living with delightful views.
Handsome Grade II listed former rectory believed to date from 1764 with a beautiful Georgian façade.
Painted brick and render elevations under a grey slate and clay tile roof.
Wealth of period features include open fireplaces, shuttered sash windows, window seats, six panel internal doors with elegant door furniture, exposed timbers, cornicing, door mouldings, deep moulded skirtings, picture rails, exposed floor boards, chequer board stone flooring, elegant principal staircase, detailed stained glass windows.
The current owners have undertaken a sympathetic refurbishment programme including the installation of a bespoke handmade kitchen/breakfast room, the hub of the house with four oven gas fired Aga, island, marble work surfaces, glazed roof lantern, bi-fold doors to stone sunken terrace; cast iron radiators and extensive redecoration.
There is a lovely modern orangery accessed from the drawing room which allows for year round entertaining and a vantage point to take in the view. There is also a beautiful dining room with original English Oak flooring.
All this attention to detail allows for modern living amongst the grandeur and finesse of this important architectural era.
Double electric gates lead to a drive and attractive courtyard providing ample parking and to the garage block beyond comprising substantial garaging with automatic electric up and over doors, workshop/garden store, gardener's WC. Accessed separately is a useful first floor studio ideal for working from home, gym or games room.
Outside includes landscaped, partly walled, gardens with many handsome trees, rose and shrub borders, a sunken York stone terrace with flower bank for summer entertaining, vegetable garden and Pergola with seating area.
The garden extends to the front of the house (east elevation) flanked by estate fencing. Here there are far reaching views across the valley. Beyond there is Rectory Meadow, a lovely parkland field flanked by estate fencing with separate access from the public road. There is a delightful spinney, frontage to the River Leam and a jetty ideal for a boat or a spot of fishing. The property enjoys Riparian Rights.
Occupying an enviable slightly elevated edge of village position, the property commands views across its land and countryside beyond and offers plenty of space and privacy.
In all about 11.24 acres.
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My perfect home would be a former Georgian rectory, and this a really good example!Nick Rudge