Church Lane, Saxby
- 6 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 4 Reception Rooms
6 bedroom character property sold
- Reference Number 31618424
- Agent James Sellicks Oakham
- Agent Number 01572 724437
Guide price £1,250,000
About this property
Originally built in 1789 with nineteenth century additions, a beautiful and unique former Georgian rectory stands in its own grounds of approximately 1.4 acres with an adjoining paddock to the East. This property has been sympathetically and extensively renovated and restored by the current owners creating a beautiful family home.
The house has extensive accommodation with well-proportioned reception rooms and six bedrooms, the design and arrangement reflecting its Georgian past with unusually high ceilings and sash windows.
The formal entrance is via a period door into a double-height entrance hall with a beautiful tiled floor and the main staircase. There are three south-facing reception rooms sitting to the front of the property, all with wonderful coved ceilings, timber flooring and feature fireplaces. The reception rooms on each end have large sash windows allowing the Southern light to flood in whilst the drawing room in the middle has double doors opening onto the patio. To the rear of the property are the kitchen and dining room, perfectly placed side by side creating a more open feel for entertaining. A spacious utility room and downstairs cloakroom sit just off the rear hall. There is also an extensive cellar of approximately 750 ft², currently used as storage but could be utilised in a variety of ways.
The first and second floor comprise six large double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The first floor has four bedrooms, three facing South, one facing North, all with beautiful timber flooring and original fireplaces. The master bedroom is complemented by an incredible ensuite comprising a free-standing bath, separate shower, double wash hand basins and high flush lavatory. To the second floor there are two generously sized double bedrooms with a large storage cupboard.
The property is approached through electric gates up a sweeping gravel driveway with ample parking. The gardens for The Old Rectory surround it on all sides with a mixture of woodland areas, lawns and rose gardens. A patio stretching the width of the property, approximately seventy feet wide, sits off the front of the property facing directly South, creating a wonderfully private and sunny space to enjoy and take in the beautiful surroundings. To the East of the house and formal gardens there is a paddock extending to approximately two acres.
This glorious home has been lovingly restored by the current owners who have managed to retain and enhance the original character features whilst making it relevant for modern living. It is certainly a rare opportunity and a property that must be viewed to be appreciated.
Saxby is a small village sitting amongst the attractive rolling Leicestershire countryside on the Rutland border and just 9 miles from Oakham and Rutland Water, 19 miles to Stamford. There are mainline rail links to London Kings Cross from Grantham and Peterborough and excellent road links with the A1 being only a fifteen minute drive away. The area is well served by both state and private schooling with Oakham, Uppingham, Oundle & Witham Hall all within the local vicinity.
The property is offered to the market with mains electricity and water, oil-fired central heating with new boiler and pipework and private drainage/septic tank. Council Tax Band H.
6-8 Market Place Oakham Rutland LE15 6DT
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