Sophisticated Formal Drawing Room With Period Marble Fireplace
Dining Room/Sitting Room & A Study
Traditional Kitchen with utility and Store Room
Four Bedrooms & Family Bathroom
Walled Rear Garden & Detached Double Garage With Side Garden
EPC: EPC D
The Old Rectory is an outstanding country home situated on the fringe of the highly desirable village of Scotton. Steeped in local history originating back to circa 1780-1790 with later extensions in the 19th and 20th century. Perfect for a family with four bedrooms and a stunning walled rear garden
Enjoying a cottage style façade with a definite air of grandeur hinting to the stunning property within.
A central canopied entrance with solid wood door opens into the welcoming entrance hall. The layout typifies that which is found in many period properties. There are two defined sides to the house, the formal where the Rector and his family would have spent their time and an informal staff's side to include the kitchen and former sleeping quarters above.
A great deal of care and attention has been given to retain the original charm and character starting in the main entrance hall with principal spindled staircase with polished handrail. The sophisticated drawing room is set around a marble period fireplace with inset cast grate and period tiling, two sets of French doors with shutters and secondary glazing panels open to the rear garden allowing for ample natural light to enter the room; other period features include deep cornicing, dado railing and polished wood flooring which is throughout the formal ground floor rooms.
On the entrance to the formal dining room/sitting room is a small lobby way which was historically the butler's pantry allowing him to prepare before serving in the dining room where there is still a fold-down serving table from that period. The dining room is currently used as music/sitting room and is set around a wood period style fireplace with multi-fuel burning stove, there are twin sash windows to the front and to the rear a porch which is accessed from a half glazed door with corresponding side panels and top light over there is also a feature arched window with leaded coloured glass edging. The rear porch from the dining room has an etched glass door to the rear garden with half glazed panels.
The entrance hall also opens into the more informal side of the property where there is a ground floor cloakroom and a latch door which leads down to a useful cellar with light. The traditional dual aspect kitchen is fitted with a selection of painted solid wood cabinets and there is a Rangemaster dual fuel stove with mantel over to match the kitchen. Within the kitchen there is space for a family dining table and a second informal staircase leads to the first floor.
The kitchen has a rear lobby with door to the garden and accesses the study perfect for home working which has a period fireplace and storage cupboards with shelving over. The rear lobby also opens to a utility room which has a storage room with power and light and completing the ground floor is a useful cloakroom and shower room with cupboard housing the washing machine and central heating boiler.
The principal staircase firstly has a lower level landing which serves a forward-facing double bedroom with period fireplace and twin sash windows onto the front aspect. The landing leads around to meet the servant's staircase to the kitchen and turns to the rear aspect where there are two windows onto the rear garden, allowing for natural light with a door to the forward-facing family bathroom with feature ball and claw freestanding bath. A second dual aspect double bedroom is accessed from a linked dressing room which could provide two linked bedrooms for siblings or a playroom/teenage study depending on a family's needs.
The main staircase continues to a second landing to the formal side of the property where there is a circular feature window onto the front aspect. The main master bedroom has twin sash windows with panelling under with rear garden views, a period fireplace and deep cornicing to the ceiling. Steps from the landing lead down to an entrance area where there is an inset wardrobe/storage space and a door opens into a dual aspect double bedroom with a built-in cupboard and a period fireplace.
The property fronts Eastgate and has a low brick wall with wrought iron railing with two pedestrian entrance gates the first leading to a pathway to the canopied front entrance door and continuing on to meet the path from the second gate which continues around to meet the block paved entrance drive at the side of the property. The front paths are flanked by lawned areas with established shrubs and rose bushes. The boundary wall continues to the side of the property with a pillared entrance gives vehicular access onto the block paved drive with ample parking space and a double detached garage with twin up and over doors, side window, personnel door to the rear garden power and light. To the side of the driveway is a good-sized lawned garden with established borders to include an array of trees to include an apple tree, shrubs and bushes. There is a tall privacy gate into the rear garden.
The rear walled garden is simply stunning providing a lovely idyllic setting with numerous seating areas arranged to various levels to include a timber summer house to the raised rear garden.