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6 bedroom detached house for sale

South Clifton, Newark, Nottinghamshire.

£895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • SET WITHIN TWO ACRES OF PARKLAND-STYLE GARDENS
  • BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN RECTORY BUILT IN 1870S
  • SIX BEDROOMS AND FIVE BATH OR SHOWER ROOMS
  • RECENTLY REFITTED KITCHEN, UTILITY ROOM AND CELLAR
  • ADDITIONAL 3.52 ACRE ADJOINING FIELD
  • COACH HOUSE
  • MANY ORIGIINAL FEATURES
  • STUNNING LOCATION

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story

Thinking back over the past 28 years at The Old Rectory, Caroline and Chris Jones have nothing but the fondest memories. They arrived when their three children were tiny and now they enjoy watching their grandchildren playing in the spacious Victorian house and running about in the extensive grounds too.
“We were looking for our next home for two years before we came across this house,” recalls Caroline. “But we knew we wanted to buy it before we had even stepped inside.”
The impressive red brick property stood centrally within its two-acre parkland gardens and still displayed much of its original character.
“It was also within easy reach of Lincoln, in a village location yet offering privacy,” she adds. “Inside it was unspoiled, with many of its beautiful features still in tact.”

ENHANCING THE HOME
The six-bedroom house dates back to the 1870s, with the Joneses as only the second people to own it following its sale by the church. For most of its past the property would have been home to the local vicar and the family were also told that there was a school room in the attic. “We carried out quite a lot of work here before we moved in here and we have maintained the house over the years,” says Chris. “We have installed central heating, stripped the woodwork and added a conservatory; within the last couple of years we have also had a solid wood, bespoke kitchen put in by Murdoch Troon of Louth and have refurbished the main family bathroom.”

FAMILY OCCASIONS
The substantial house includes four reception rooms, as well as the conservatory, offering spaces for different seasons and occasions. “When it is just the two of us here we tend to spend a lot of our time in the kitchen, breakfast and family room area, where we have a table and chairs, sofa and wood-burning stove,” Caroline says. “The dining room is an atmospheric room, which is very light during the day but dark and inviting in the evening, when it is nice to light candles. We use that for big family meals and gatherings, and for parties.”
Christmas is always a special occasion at the house, she continues: “It is usually a big family affair, with a large tree and lots of decorations in the hallway and up the beautiful oak staircase.”

ALL SEASONS
With its marble fireplace and open fire, the drawing room comes into its own as the nights draw in. But, says Chris, the adjoining conservatory is also fabulous during the colder months.
“In the winter there is no shade on the conservatory so the clear glass keeps it lovely and warm. In the summer, when it is shaded by some of the many mature trees we have here, it is wonderfully cool. It is a great place to have breakfast and look out on to the garden.”
Every window at The Old Rectory takes in views out across the magnificent grounds and the house also opens up beautifully on to its gardens. “In the summer we often entertain outside – all three of our children have been married from here, with marquees for their wedding receptions,” he says.

EXTRA SPACE
With six bedrooms and five bath or shower rooms, it is very easy to accommodate friends and family overnight. There could also be scope to create even more living space at the property, subject to the relevant planning permissions.
“The coach house does offer potential if someone wanted to look into converting it – at the moment there is a large area where we keep our caravan and then a section that would have been used for horses and still has its original hay racks. There are seven or eight individual storage areas and then a huge area, which was the hayloft but became a teenagers’ den for our children. They played their drums and guitars up there, and had their own space to spend time with their friends.”

OUT AND ABOUT
In addition to its two acres of leafy garden, The Old Rectory comes with a three acre field, where new owners could consider keeping horses or other livestock.
The rural setting of the house could be ideal for anyone who enjoys outdoor pursuits. Chris and Caroline love to walk and cycle in their surroundings, often following the Trent Valley Way virtually from their doorstep.
“There is also a recently opened route on which you can walk or cycle to Lincoln – we also like to go Clumber Park and the National Trust’s Belton House,” says Chris. “We have really enjoyed living here: this is a friendly village and the location of the house is absolutely fabulous. It was everything we wanted and we have been very happy here.”

Setting The Scene

The Old Rectory comes with five acres of land, including a two acre parkland garden and a 3.52 acre field. The beautiful mature gardens include some magnificent old trees, such as copper beech, oak, horse chestnut and lime, as well as extensive lawns.
The original coach house is now used as a garage, garden store and teenagers’ den.
The field wraps around to the right and back of the property.

What's Nearby ()

There’s easy access to the A1, which is about a 10 minute drive way, and it Is about an hour’s drive to East Midland International Airport. Collingham train Station is on the Lincoln to Nottingham line. The journey to Newark North Gate takes 15 minutes and trains from there to London Kings Cross take approximately 80 minutes. Lincoln provides excellent schooling for senior level both in the private and state Sector. There are also a number of village primary schools in the area.

Within Easy Reach

The area is blessed with good road and rail links, the A46 allows access to the A1 north or south and connects to M1 at junction 21a near Leicester Forest East. The A46 offers a quick journey to Lincoln and to Nottingham. Newark station is just a few miles away and the position of the house lends itself to an easy journey to Newark North Gate Station. Finally both East Midlands and Robin Hood Airports are within an hour drive.

DIRECTIONS:

Proceeding north on the A46 following the signs off one of the main roundabouts just North of Newark signposted to Winthorpe & Collingham. Proceed through the village for about 3 miles, South Clifton will be sign posted on the left hand side. Proceed along this road until you enter the village and the property is on the right.


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  • Saxilby (5.3 mi)
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Chewton Rose, West Bridgford

15 Tudor Square, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BT

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Nearest stations

  • Swinderby (4.5 mi)
  • Saxilby (5.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Chewton Rose, West Bridgford

15 Tudor Square, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BT

0115 798 0255 Local call rate

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