5 bedroom detached house for saleThurning, Near Oundle, PE8
Sold STC £1,200,000
- A beautifully updated and refurbished Period home
- Lovely gardens of 1.37 acres
- Five reception rooms
- Large, family kitchen
- Five bedrooms
- Two en suite bathrooms
- Barn with Planning Permission for annex conversion
An elegant Grade II Listed detached, former rectory with a range of useful outbuildings and attractive gardens of 1.37 acres, set adjacent to the ancient church of St James.
Hall | Drawing Room | Sitting Room | Study | Music Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Dining Room | Utility | Guest Cloakroom | WC | First Floor Landing | Master Suite | Guest Suite | Three Further Double Bedrooms | Bathroom | Garages | Barn With PP for Annex | Grounds of 1.37 Acres
Location: Thurning is a picturesque village with a delightful 13th century church. The historic town of Oundle sits in the Nene valley about 5 miles away and offers a range of traditional family run businesses, shops and restaurants set around the market place. The village of Barnwell is only about 2 miles from Thurning and has a pub and a well stocked village shop / post office. Peterborough and Huntingdon offer extensive shopping and leisure facilities as well as main line rail travel with journey times of about 48 minutes to London. There is an excellent choice of schooling in the area.
The Old Rectory, Thurning, Northamptonshire
Oundle 5 miles, Peterborough 14 miles, Huntingdon 13 miles, Cambridge 29 miles
London King’s Cross from 48 minutes from Huntingdon and Peterborough
The property: The Old Rectory is a handsome thatched house, Listed Grade II and thought to have 15th Century origins. It sits within attractive gardens of 1.37 acres and has a range of useful out-buildings that have planning permission for conversion to an annexe.
The property evolved during the 18th & 19th Centuries and was refurbished and altered in the mid 20th Century when it ceased serving as the rectory. Recent, sympathetic modernisation has taken place whilst retaining many of the original features, including exposed stonework, beams and inglenook fireplaces, and refurbished parquet flooring, creating a comfortable and elegant family home, with gas fired central heating, high pressure, circulated hot water system and double-glazed windows. The accommodation is set over two floors with well-proportioned rooms offering a degree of versatility.
The main entrance leads into a formal reception hall that has a 19th century staircase to the first floor and the guest cloakroom to one side. The study lies to the west and over-looks the front garden. There are five attractive reception rooms, three of which can be reached from the hall. The sitting room has a wood burning stove set within a handsome stone fireplace. There are windows to the South& West over-looking the beautiful gardens as well as the church of St James.The drawing room is an elegant and light room with large, south-facing sash windows over-looking the lawn. The refurbished fireplace houses a wood burning stove. The atmospheric dining room is set to the North and has a beautiful inglenook as its focal point. The music room lies adjacent and it too has a wonderful inglenook with original bread oven. Another large, light room, the kitchen /breakfast room is superbly designed for family life with ample space for daily and informal dining as well as plenty of space for food preparation and storage. An extensive range of bespoke furniture has granite work-surfaces, an inset sink and a number of integrated appliances. The tiled side hall is used as the day to day entry and this ha sample coat & boot storage space. A useful utility room lies adjacent,providing space for appliances and further storage, and houses the recently installed hot water cylinder and circulation pumps. A second WC lies beyond.
There are two staircases to the first floor, one from the kitchen and the more formal staircase from the reception hall. The landing provides access to the family bathroom and to the five double bedrooms. The master bedroom enjoys a double aspect, with views over the garden. There is a well-equipped dressing room. The en suite bathroom has recently been re-modelled and includes a state of the art Geberit WC and large shower / steam cabinet. The guest bedroom also has en suite facilities.
The Old Rectory sits adjacent to the 13th Century church of St James, which can be seen from many parts of the garden. A gravelled drive provides ample parking in front of the garaging and barn, before sweeping around to the side of the house. The stone barn offers a tremendous amount of storage and workshop space and has the potential for conversion to ancillary accommodation. Planning Permission has been granted for this conversion under reference 14/00417/FUL. Two large garages and a potting shed complete the run of buildings, beside which is a parterre and lovely rose garden. The remaining gardens have been thoughtfully designed and planted to create areas of interest to each elevation of the house. There are terraced seating areas capturing the sunshine throughout the day. The majority of the garden lies to the south of the house where there is an extensive lawn surrounded by maturing trees and shrubs. A wild flower meadow has been planted to the East.
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