7 bedroom detached house for saleMain Street, Cotterstock
- Entrance Porch, Hall, Cloakroom
- Dining Room, Morning Room, Library
- Study, Kitchen, Large Open Landing
- Drawing Room, Boudoir
- Principal Bedroom Suite
- 2 further Bedrooms, Bathroom
- Galleried Landing, 4 further Bedrooms
- Bathroom, 5 room Cellar with Wine Bins
- Range of Stone Outbuildings, Garaging
- In all about 4.7 acres (2.05 Ha)
Cotterstock Hall is an imposing country manor house with a date stone of 1658. Built on earlier foundations, this historic house has been the subject of considerable and careful restoration over the years to form a gracious but manageable home.
The Hall is Listed Grade I and is constructed of limestone under a Collyweston roof. The front elevation is a beautiful E shape in formal Renaissance style with the Flemish influence shown by the volute able over the projecting porch. The main gables have ball finials and there are five chimney stacks.
The extensive accommodation is laid out over three floors with cellars in the basement to create this beautiful house.
Outside there are various outbuildings and garaging.
The whole is set in 4.076 acres of delightful gardens and grounds.
The vill of Cotterstock is mentioned in a charter to the monks of Peterborough in the year 664.
Cotterstock Hall, which is scheduled as being of historical interest, is a dignified medium sized manor house, a most attractive specimen of its kind, and shows the date 1658 on its central gable.
The Hall is closely associated with the poet Dryden who was a relation of Elmes Steward, the owner of the property about 1693 and the poet spent a good part of the last two years of his life there. The attic in the West gable of the South front is by tradition the room used by Dryden and is wainscoted with good early 17th century paneling.
Although the Hall has not any great historical associations the letters of Dryden which are full of local colour in reference to his visits there, give a distinct literary association of much interest.
The Church of St Andrew stands a short distance from the River Nene and retains some of the masonry belonging to a church built not later than the end of the 11th century. A College was founded here in the 14th century, the foundation charter being dated 1338 and the remains have now been converted into the present Church Farm.
A further note of interest for the 21st Century is that Cotterstock Hall was chosen as the film set for The Woman in Black. The actor, Daniel Radcliffe, of Harry Potter fame, played the leading role and said of the Hall Cotterstock Hall is a remarkable building bursting with grandeur, perfect for The Woman in Black.
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