A striking and substantial Georgian home, set within fantastic private gardens with views of the village church, with sweeping lawns, swimming pool and woodland fringes.
Clatterpot House is an impressive and unlisted period house, formally the village Rectory, offering over 7,000 square feet of elegant and symmetrical accommodation over three floors, on the edge of this desirable Rutland village.
Set back behind private gates and high garden walls, and approached along a long private lane, the property is positioned within beautifully landscaped gardens with St Nicholas Church as a backdrop.
With elegant and symmetrical principal rooms, which retain the grace, proportions and sought after features of the Georgian era, including high ceilings, stone mullion and sash windows, period fireplaces and elegant ceiling mouldings and roses, the front door opens into a wide and inviting Minton tiled entrance stairwell hallway.
The three principal reception rooms are impressive and line the south facing frontage of the house, and all offer attractive garden views over a wide gravelled terrace that spans the house frontage. The sitting room is beautiful and impressively proportioned, with a deep mullioned bay and wood burning stove within a stone fireplace with Tudor brick inlay. The dining room with double width, full height mullions with views of the garden. The drawing room with it's 21' symmetry, with a proud bay window. All have lovely fireplaces and elegant scale. The study, close to the side entrance and drawing room, would double well as a playroom, if children are young.
The spacious, stone flagged family kitchen breakfast room has plenty of room for informal dining. Fitted with a shaker hand-made wooden suite by Chalon, incorporating a four-door Aga and separate hob, along with integrated appliances. There is also a large utility room with plenty of fitted Chalon units, and integrated dishwasher and washing machine, a boot/cloak room with sink and tiled floor, with access to the integral garage and a cloakroom.
The first floor landing provides access to the elegant principal bedroom, with dressing room and en suite (also accessible from the landing), four further double bedrooms, two share a Jack & Jill bathroom, one with a dressing room and a separate family bathroom.
The second floor would be perfect for teenage children or visiting guests, and has been used as a housekeeper's flat in the past. It offers a further four bedrooms, games room, as further study a fitted kitchen and another bathroom on this floor.
The property is approached via a gravel driveway, which offers plenty of parking space and a turning sweep at the front of the house, along with access to the integrated garage.
The gardens wrap around the house and are beautifully presented with landscaped lawns, deep flowering borders and mixed deciduous trees with woodland fringes. A gate gives private access to the Churchyard. Largely walled, the gardens offer formal and informal areas, along with a small paddock, there are strategically placed terraces within the gardens from which to track the sun.
In addition, a heated swimming pool lies close to the house to the west. The overall feel is one of privacy and space, with a mature backdrop to trees and the church spire.
The grounds extend to about 2.15 acres in total.
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If you love period grace and proportions and seek a village home within large private gardens, or a house that you can entertain within, or within the gardens of, this is a fabulous home to consider. Cottesmore is also a great village to live in, with a thriving community and easy access to many of the area's favoured schools and commuter links.James AbbottProperty agent