6 bedroom house for sale

The Old Rectory, Grove, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0RJ

£925,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A fine grade II listed Rectory
  • Many character features
  • Grand reception rooms
  • Large breakfast kitchen
  • 6 bedrooms
  • Private south facing gardens
  • Grounds extending to in excess of two acres
  • Triple garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Old Rectory

 

After living in a large city for several years, the present owners decided to move into a more rural location, but with the criteria that, wherever they chose to live, must be within easy reach of major road and rail links for a family member who needed to commute into London.  After much searching, they stumbled across this large country property, secluded from the road and surrounded by its own land, and came to live here in 2004.

 

The Old Rectory is a fine Grade 11 listed Victorian property with origins dating from the 1600's.  This enchanting home happily embraces the delightful characters of both periods. The Victorian part has glorious rooms with high ceilings, fireplaces and shuttered windows, whilst the older part of the house has its own special personality.  Of course, the present owners have updated and enhanced the house, but always with respect and empathy to its unique tradition.  The spacious interior enables ample space for day to day living, quiet study or relaxation in the cosy snug, but the heart and soul of the house is the farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room, with its friendly Rayburn.  The owners do enjoying sharing their home with friends and family, with Christmas time being very special.

 

Twin gothic arched entrance doors open to the vestibule with encaustic tiled flooring which continues into the reception hall with its attractive staircase.  The main reception rooms all have impressive fireplaces and there are bay windows with window shutters to the drawing room, dining room and library.  The kitchen has an extensive range of modern units and an oil fired Rayburn, and there are a number of ancillary rooms including a utility room, two ante rooms and two cellars.  Throughout the property are deep skirting boards, moulded cornice, dado and picture rails, traditional radiators and a variety of oak and pine doors.  On the first floor there are a total of six bedrooms with two bathrooms.

 

The large and gracious garden, with its open parkland style, presents the perfect backdrop for the house.  With its privacy and space, there is a quiet tranquillity everywhere, with areas for relaxation or friendly BBQs.  After living in a city, the variety of visiting wildlife has been a revelation for the owners.  Barn owls, pheasants, woodpeckers, hares and the occasional deer abound.  The grounds extend to in the region of 2 acres in all, and there are extensive outbuildings including a triple garage and several stores.

Accommodation

 

Ground Floor

Vestibule

Twin gothic arched part glazed entrance doors, encaustic tiled floor, built in storage cupboard.

 

Reception Hall

Attractive staircase with mahogany handrail, encaustic tiled floor.

 

Drawing Room

Impressive oak fireplace with slate hearth, cast inset and grate, deep window overlooking the main gardens, window shutters, 4 wall light points.

 

Dining Room

Painted slate fireplace with tiled slips and hearth, bay window with shutters, restored original wooden floor, 3 wall light points.

 

Library

Painted slate fireplace with cast inset and tiled hearth, flanking cupboards with shelving over to recesses, box bay window with shutters, further shelving to recess.

 

Inner Staircase Hall

Secondary/rear staircase to the first floor, door to cellars offering two rooms, one housing the oil fired central heating boiler.

 

Cloakroom

Close coupled WC and wash hand basin, beams to the ceiling.

 

Secondary Hall

Part glazed panelled entrance door, pine fire surround with cast grate, beams and timbers to ceiling, French doors.

 

Snug

Fireplace with marble surround and raised flagstone hearth, exposed beam and window shutters.

 

Shower Room

Corner shower cubicle and wash hand basin, built in storage cupboards.

 

Kitchen

Fitted with an extensive range of modern shaker style cupboards and drawers with work surface over, 1½ bowl stainless steel sink with mixer taps, oil fired Rayburn, integrated appliances including fridge freezer, electric double oven, halogen hob and extractor hood over, tall larder units, beams to the ceiling.

 

Utility Room

Pine cupboards and drawers with hardwood work surface over, Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap, plumbing for automatic washing machine.

 

Ante Room 1

Brick floor, fitted shelving.

 

Ante Room 2

Brick floor.

 

First Floor

Landing

 

Bedroom 1

Box bay window, twin doors to dressing room.

 

Dressing Room

With doors from bedroom 1 and the landing.

 

Bedroom 2

Dressing table with drawers and inset wash hand basin.

 

Bedroom 3

Cast fire surround with tiled slips, bay window.

 

Bathroom

Suite comprising bath, shower cubicle, wash hand basin with cupboard beneath and low level WC, Airing Cupboard with hot water cylinder.

 

Rear Landing

Door to the staircase to the attic storage area, shelved linen cupboard.

 

Bedroom 4

 

WC

Low level WC and corner wash hand basin.

 

Bedroom 5

Exposed beam and timbers, walk in wardrobe.

 

Bedroom 6

Twin built in wardrobes and overhead storage cupboards.

 

Bathroom 2

Suite comprising bath with shower and screen over, pedestal wash hand basin, Airing Cupboard with hot water cylinder.

 

Outside

The magnificent grounds extend to in excess of two acres, with a wealth of mature trees and shrubbery creating excellent privacy. There is gated access to a tarmac driveway with turning circle to the front, and extending through a further gate at the side to a large parking area at the rear.  There is a Triple Garage with three standard separate hung doors, power and light. There are further traditional outbuildings including log and coal stores, garden stores, an outside lavatory, and oil tank store.

 

The main gardens are to the south of the property and offer extensive lawns sheltered by further mature trees, a woodland walkway, a formal square with seating and shrubbery.  

There is a raised terrace, and a greenhouse.  In the lower garden area is a recently constructed Summer House with a living and kitchen area, and a shower room/WC.

 

Tenure

We are given to understand that the property is freehold.

 

Services

Mains water, electricity are connected, and drainage is by septic tank.  Oil fired central heating is installed, with part electric night storage heaters to supplement.  The oil fired

Rayburn provides alternative hot water to the oil central heating boiler.

 

Rating Assessment

We are advised by Bassetlaw Local Authority that The Old Rectory is in rating Band F.

 

Location

Grove itself is a small pretty hamlet in which to enjoy country living, but close to the delightful market town of Retford where everything required is readily available including schools.  Regular markets are held, including a Farmer’s Market. There is also a main line station providing an efficient service into King's Cross of 1 hour 35 minutes and access to major roads is convenient.  The Georgian market town of Newark and the historic Cathedral city of Lincoln are within easy reach.

 

Directions

From the centre of Retford, leave the town to the South on the A638 London Road and continue for about 1 mile until reaching a mini roundabout. Continue straight on at the first

mini roundabout and shortly after turn left at the next mini roundabout signposted to Grove.  Follow the road, passing over the level crossing, and continue for about 1 mile taking the first turn on the left, again signposted to Grove.  On arriving in the village of Grove, The Old Rectory is found on the left hand side immediately before the church.


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