A lovely Old Rectory with land in a prime village location.
The Old Rectory is perhaps the finest house in the village. It is a substantial Victorian house of rare quality and character set in the heart of the village with generous gardens and grounds, including a swimming pool and tennis court, exceptional rural views and in close proximity to the village landmarks of the beautiful St Helens parish church and the iconic Swan Hotel.
The property is approached from the High Street via a private road leading to a sweeping gravel drive at the front of the house. The oak front door sits beneath a tiled copy and opens into a reception hall, itself a magnificent room with stairs leading to the first floor with a wonderful oak balustrade and newel posts apparently of an earlier period than the main house. It has a distinctive tiled floor and also offers access to a small original chapel.
The drawing room is a particularly fine room with a fireplace, a bay window with a window seat and a study area to one end. The dining room provides excellent entertaining space, and like so many of the ground floor rooms benefits from the lovely views. Beyond is a breakfast kitchen with a good range of fitted units and an Aga. Off the kitchen is a garden room/conservatory. Completing the accommodation at ground floor level is a sitting room, pantry, laundry room and cloakroom.
At first floor level the accommodation continues to impress with the half landing having a window overlooking the views to the rear and the landing itself being spacious and elegant. The master suite is impressive in terms of proportions and has a large en suite bathroom. Bedrooms two, three and four are all large doubles and the house bathroom is again a good size and well appointed. Bedroom five has been cleverly designed so as to offer potential to be a self-contained suite having adjacent to it a kitchenette and bathroom. There are two further bedrooms, a study and a store room.
Externally the property has numerous features of merit. To the front of the property there is a sweeping gravelled in and out driveway and access to the useful outbuildings that incorporate a double garage and further additional garage. To the front there is also a raised area of lawn with mature trees, whilst the rear and side gardens are principally laid to lawn but also incorporate a tennis court, swimming pool and pond. The rural views beyond the gardens are a real delight and very rare to be found in such a central village location.
The land adjoins the gardens and sweeps down from the garden terraces to the pond at the bottom. It is an area of great amenity value and also offers equestrian opportunities. The total area is 4.525 acres.
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