A beautifully restored Georgian Rectory, set in opulent gardens and grounds, a short distance from the head of the Helford River.
The Old Rectory is an exceptional property of classic Georgian symmetrical appearance laid out over four floors with the lower ground floor now being a separate two-bedroom apartment.
The main entrance is through a Pillared Porch off the driveway leading into a large reception hall with travertine tiled floor and high ceiling as found throughout the formal rooms on the ground floor, with a turning staircase with polished hardwood hand rail rising to the galleried first floor landing. Ahead is the Drawing room which has two large sash windows with window seats with views out over the garden to open woodland and a fireplace with an inset Chesney's wood burning stove.
The dining room is dual aspect with a large sash window and to the side two sets of French doors opening onto the side slate terrace and a fireplace with an inset Chesney's wood burning stove.
From the main hallway there is doorway through to an alternative entrance hall, with a downstairs cloakroom and a second flight of stairs rising to the first floor. From here there is access to the kitchen/breakfast room, which is fitted with bespoke range of kitchen units providing a vast amount of storage and display space including a walk in larder. There is also a period Welsh slate fireplace with ornamental cast iron grate and slate hearth. By the window is a doorway leading through to the Orangery with a long run of windows and glazed doors along one wall with two apexed sections of glazed roof all with automatic fitted blinds. Also off the kitchen via a side hall is the utility room, boiler room, WC and access into the double garage and workshop.
The First Floor: off the landing are four double bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms and a newly fitted large modern family bathroom with contemporary sanitary ware including a free standing double ended bath and double sized walk in shower.
The Second Floor: can be accessed by two different staircases. There are three potential double bedrooms and two bathrooms, however the central room has previously been used as an office and has an extensive amount of fitted book and display shelving around the walls along with a period fireplace. The large open landing has significant built in wardrobes and cupboards.
The lower ground floor apartment can either be approached from the main house via a staircase beneath the principle stairs which descends to a large storage room with further door into the apartment or via its own curving flight of granite steps from the driveway leading to a glazed front door.
An external door leads into the Kitchen/dining room with a recently refitted cream kitchen with integrated appliances. The two double bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, lead off from the kitchen dining room, both with glazed French doors out onto the main terrace and garden. The sitting room is also off the kitchen dining room with a polished wooden floor, granite and slate fireplace with inset wood burning stove and two sets of glazed doors out onto the main terrace and garden.
Gardens & The Exterior - The Old Rectory sits in 2 ¾ acres of landscaped tree lined gardens with views out over mature woodland beyond. Accessed from the lane down a sweeping tree lined gravelled driveway to the front of the house where there is a large gravelled area and access to the double garage.
On the opposite side of the driveway to the house above a granite wall are planted beds with Camellias, Rhododendrons and flowering plants with an area of lawn with walkways leading through a wooded copse. A gravelled pathway continues round to the side of the house to the garden beyond.
A further pathway opens through the Rhododendrons to a concealed working area of the garden with composting and large log store. The garden to the rear of the house is of formal appearance initially and becoming less formal as it extends away from the house.
There are a series of terraces accessed via granite steps with Hydrangea lined gravelled paths between. From the main terrace granite steps lead up to the Orangery where there is a further paved terrace. To the side of the first level lawned terrace is a Victorian Style Glasshouse (cream painted aluminium) being built over low brick walls.
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The Old Rectory is a truly exceptional Georgian Grade II listed property with elegance, charm and immense character with stunning gardens in an outstanding location.Chris Clifford