Handsome Grade II listed Georgian rectory in a superb setting on the edge of the pretty Cheshire village of Davenham
The Old Rectory
The Old Rectory stands within nearly an acre and a half of beautifully landscaped south facing gardens leading down to a parkland view over agricultural land to the rear.
For those seeking an outstanding country or village home which is well-placed and private, with a gorgeous outlook, The Old Rectory may well fit the bill'.
Dating from around 1740, The Old Rectory is a beautiful and significant Grade II listed Georgian house which has undergone a superb restoration in recent years to an exemplary standard under the direction of Mark Gillette Interior design of Chester.
Rhodesian Teak herringbone floors, often described as the king of woods' extends throughout the principal reception rooms, a Minton tiled hall and wonderful working period fireplaces grace this elegant home.
Contemporary needs have not been overlooked, there is integrated sound, top quality bathrooms and a modern gloss finish family kitchen with granite surfaces, integrated Miele appliances and an AGA.
The covered entrance leads through to a splendid reception hall with a Minton tiled floor and a working Georgian fireplace. Pediment doors lead off to the library/study to the left with panelled walls, library shelving and cupboards flanking an impressive fireplace and two windows to the front elevation. The formal dining room lies to the right of the hall and features another impressive fireplace, a glass fronted cabinet to the alcove and a service door to the kitchen. Two windows overlook the driveway and gardens to the front.
At the far end of the hall is the study, with an attractive fireplace surround, library shelving and cupboards and stunning views to the south over gardens. Off to the right of the rear hall is the family living room, well-appointed with a splendid working fireplace flanked by shelving and a TV point. A bay window with French doors opens to the gardens and terrace.
The drawing room is simply magnificent, extending into a full width bay which takes full advantage of the south facing rear gardens and views beyond.
The family kitchen is equipped with granite surfaces, gloss finish cupboards with Miele integrated appliances and an AGA. The informal dining area adjoins a boot room with fitted cupboards and the sitting area has French doors opening to the sunny rear terrace, perfect for alfresco entertaining. A staircase leads down to the cellars which include a wine cellar and storage space, with a coal store. Off the boot room is access to the laundry room and a second cloakroom with W.C. and a pantry/larder store.
A Minton tiled side hall leads off the main hall and includes a cloakroom with W.C. and an outside door to the side.
The principal bedroom suite is off to the left and includes a very generous bedroom area, with a period fireplace and a full width bay window providing stunning views to the rear. The flooring is Burmese teak and there is a well-appointed dressing room with a marble topped dressing table. The en-suite bathroom is beautifully appointed with Carrera marble flooring and tiling, a free-standing roll top bath with fabulous views, a twin period style porcelain sink a large shower and a separate w.c. A connecting door opens to the adjoining bedroom, creating the option of a further dressing room or a guest bedroom with fitted wardrobes and again, teak flooring and a wonderful fireplace.
There are two further generous double bedrooms on this floor. They straddle a superbly appointed house bathroom with twin wash stand style wash hand basins, a double ended bath, contemporary w.c. and a separate shower. A laundry room/store lies off the landing along with a wash room with a W.C. and wash hand basin.
The main staircase continues up to the second floor which has been re-crafted to create two further bedroom suites and a gym or playroom. Rich walnut flooring extends throughout the landing and bedroom areas. A very generous and well-appointed bathroom with a double ended bath, walnut twin wash stands with glass bowls and a separate shower cubicle. This serves a double bedroom across the landing . There is a further suite of rooms which have a number of options for use as a self-contained guest, teenage or staff suite and currently comprise a gym/playroom leading with an adjoining bathroom and shower and an adjoining large bed-sitting room with fitted cupboards and access to under-eaves storage.
The large double garage stands alongside the property and has twin electrically operated doors.
The gardens are exceptional and are beautifully landscaped, extending in all to about 1.37 acres. A rear terrace, manicured lawns and a profusion of specimen plants and shrubs grace this elegant garden.
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One of the most attractive Georgian houses in this part of CheshireMark Holden