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5 bedroom detached house for sale

The Old Rectory, 131 Church Street, Werrington, Peterborough, PE4

Sold STC £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached former rectory
  • Sympathetically refurbished
  • Many original features
  • Views over the village green
  • Set in approximately 0.4 acres
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A detached five bedroomed former Rectory, retaining a wealth of period features and charm, with enclosed rear gardens and views towards Werrington's Village Green, 3.5 miles, or thereabouts, from Peterborough's mainline railway station.


The Old Rectory is positioned on the western side of the village green in the desirable village of Werrington, which is a suburb of the City of Peterborough. The village has an older part which includes The Old Rectory and New Werrington has been created as a result of the village expansion to the north. There are several shops, takeaways and services available in Werrington with a large Tesco nearby. More extensive shops, restaurants and services are found in the Cathedral city of Peterborough; the city centre being some 3.5 miles to the south.

Recreational opportunities are abundant in area and include a cinema, bowling, sport centres and sports clubs. Outside the city there is an extensive public footpath network, Ferry Meadows country park, Sacrewell Farm and Rutland Water with its land and water based activities. There is a well-respected primary school in Werrington, accompanied by additional nearby primary schools and a secondary school in New Werrington. The Peterborough School on Thorpe Road and The King's School on Park Road are both well respected public secondary schools.


The house is constructed of stone walls under a pantile roof and has undergone a scheme of refurbishment by the current vendors who have owned it since 2000. The south-eastern end of the house is believed to date back to the late 18th century and was thought to have been used as a farmhouse. The Church acquired the property in 1879 and extended the house to the north-west creating large, well-proportioned reception rooms and bedrooms, typical of the Victorian era.

The front door is at the north-west end of the house and leads into a long central hall, off which are the principal reception rooms and main staircase. The drawing room has a striking bay window allowing plenty of daylight in, there is an open fireplace with dressed stone mantle and surround. The dining room and sitting rooms are also well proportioned and both have open fireplaces. The kitchen has been fully replaced and now offers a contemporary, welcoming atmosphere for family dining. There are timber units with granite work surfaces and a central island, accompanied by first class integrated appliances to include two ovens, a hob, dishwasher and coffee machine. From the back hall is the entrance to the older section of house and provides a WC with cloakroom area, study with large fireplace and the former kitchen, now utility room, with evidence of the old fireplace and wash bins. There is also a secondary staircase leading up to the principal bedroom suite.

The principal staircase from the main hall leads to the first floor, to four spacious double bedrooms; one with a matching large bay window above the drawing room. Leading down a few steps is the WC with basin and a separate, spacious family bathroom recently re-fitted with bath, separate shower and basin. The principal bedroom suite has been created in the old part of the house and benefits from a walk-through dressing room and a generous sized ensuite bathroom with separate shower.

The house retains period features throughout and with an internal floor area of approximately 4,312 sq. ft. (401sq m would easily split into two dwellings, subject to consent, which may prove inviting to someone wishing to create an annex, or secondary dwelling for additional income.

There is off street parking in front of the timber gates to the garden. The drive leads through these gates into the rear garden and to a double carport. To the north-west of the house is the vegetable garden area with greenhouse. To the south of the house is a range of stone outbuildings under a Collyweston tile roof which were formally used as stables and stores. They are unconverted at present and are currently used as garden stores. There is a pedestrian access to the village green between the outbuildings and house, which could be used as access should consent be given to create secondary accommodation.

The principal garden to the south and west of the house is laid to lawn bounded by large trees along the road boundary creating excellent privacy to The Old Rectory. There is also a terraced area for outside dining leading off the back hall.
In all the property extends to 0.42 acres (0.17ha).

Square Footage: 4,312 sq ft
Acreage: 0.4 Acres


The post code for the property is PE4 6QF. From our Stamford Office proceed up St Martins away from the town and join the Great North Road /A1 Southbound. Take the exit off the A1 signposted A47. Turn left from the slip road on to the A47 heading towards Peterborough. At junction 17 exit towards City Centre/Marholm. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit on to Lincoln Road/A15. Follow Lincoln Road for 2 miles and take the third exit off the roundabout on to Church Street. After 0.7 miles, The Old Rectory will be on the right.

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16 June 2016

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