7 bedroom detached house for sale

The Old Rectory, Buckland, Buntingford, Hertfordshire

Under Offer £1,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 Bedrooms (2 en-suite)
  • 2 Dressing Room
  • 4 reception rooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast room
  • 2 Utility Rooms
  • 3 Downstairs WCs
  • Double Garage
  • Stabling (4 Bays, with electricity and water) and paddock
  • About 1.4 acres in all

Full description

The Old Rectory is a magnificent 18th Century Georgian Rectory, on the edge of the village of Buckland, adjacent to countryside and The Church of St Andrew's. The current owners have carried out a detailed restoration and re-decoration, retaining many original features. The Old Rectory is traditionally constructed, principally of brick under a pitched clay tiled roof.

Internally the house flows with exceptional ease, as all Georgian houses should, with the principal reception rooms leading from a spacious and impressive entrance hall. Signature high ceilings, wooden floors, magnificent large sash windows with working window shutters, wood paneling and wonderful fireplaces, to name but a few, can all be found throughout the house. It has a traditional farmhouse kitchen complete with obligatory four oven Aga. Whilst the house may be period it does come with benefit of some modern comforts such as underfloor heating in the first floor bathrooms and zonal heating.

The Rev Thomas Morell lived at The Old Rectory from 1737 to 1784. As the librettist and partner of Handel, he wrote world famous operas such as Judas Maccabaeus, Theodora, Jephtha & Joshua.

The Old Rectory is an 18th Century Georgian Rectory, on the edge of the village of Buckland, adjacent to countryside and The Church of St Andrew's. The church dating from 1348, is preserved by the Church Conservation Trust and is now used for special occasions, including the annual Candlelit Christmas Carol Service. Buckland is an East Hertfordshire village to the North of the pretty market town of Buntingford with its fine selection of local shops, pubs, restaurants and two supermarkets. Buntingford also provides schooling for all age groups and a good range of recreational facilities. Rail connections are found in the neighbouring towns of Royston, Ware, Hertford and Baldock with excellent services to London and Cambridge.

But it is not just the lovely décor that make this house so special. The gardens and grounds are equally impressive and with the beautiful 12th century Church to look upon, not just from the rooms inside the house, the garden holds equal intrigue. Mostly laid to lawn there are a number of magnificent mature trees surrounding the property, offering tremendous privacy and protection. Shrub and herbaceous borders along with patio planting and clever garden lighting combine to make this a truly impressive home.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
01 October 2015

Nearest stations

  • Royston (4.6 mi)
  • Ashwell & Morden (4.8 mi)
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Strutt & Parker, Cambridge

66-68 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1LA

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Nearest stations

  • Royston (4.6 mi)
  • Ashwell & Morden (4.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Strutt & Parker, Cambridge

66-68 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1LA

01223 787117 Local call rate

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