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The Old Chapel, Stocken Hall, Stretton, Oakham, Rutland

£425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Front & Rear Private Entrances
  • Three Double Bedrooms
  • Mezzanine Study & Drawing Room
  • Hexagonal Bespoke Kitchen
  • Master Bedroom & Newly Designed Shower Room
  • Guest Suite with En-Suite
  • Stunning Countryside Setting
  • Parking Area

Full description

A truly unique property with many period features, The Old Chapel is stylishly designed and immaculately presented. It occupies the Eastern end of the historic Stocken Hall which was built in the seventeenth century and lived in by members of the Cecil and Hesketh families until the Second World War; just over fifteen years ago it was entirely renovated and converted into eleven properties. Arranged over two floors, the Old Chapel is one of the most substantial properties attached to the main house, and benefits from its own private entrances. It has been created in a Victorian addition to the main Hall; built as a then fashionable Palm House it originally had a glass-roof which was later replaced but the scale of the design and stature of the windows still remains and give the converted home its quirky architectural style. Unusual features such as the hexagonal kitchen, the vaulted ceiling in the drawing room and magnificent fireplace make this a wonderfully unique home which is flooded with natural light from double height windows which have been cleverly incorporated into both floors. In the past three years the current owners have made further improvements to the property, fitting a bespoke Shower room and adding additional integrated appliances. New hardwood window frames were also recently fitted and there are solid oak doors with latch-handles throughout. The Old Chapel sits within maintained communal gardens, beyond which are open country views and, with its period features and stylish decor, it is an impressive property in a quiet, secure countryside setting.

Entrance Hall 
The impressive solid-oak front door opens into an elegant Entrance Hall, built of local stone and flooded with light from a pair of tall windows. A recent extension, the room marries perfectly with the overall look of the listed property; it has a stone floor and an arched opening in local stone, leading to the Inner Hall, plus a wall of bespoke storage cupboards.

Main Entrance Hall 
The magnificent original fireplace and chimney breast dominate one wall of the Hall - a lovely reminder of the history of the house. The fireplace, made from local stone has carved detailing and stretches from the hall to the upstairs landing due to its size. From here doors lead to the Drawing Room, Cloakroom and Guest Suite with stairs to the first floor.

Drawing Room 
21' 7'' x 19' 2'' (6.57m x 5.84m)
A light, spacious and stunning room. The front section features original high vaulted ceilings and five walls of double height windows flood the room with natural light. Under the Mezzanine level is the perfect location for a dining table and the room is immaculately decorated, with oak shutters on the tall windows, cast-iron radiators and carpet. A bespoke Neville Johnson media unit in solid oak with storage either side, sits comfortably at the front of the room. An under-stairs storage cupboard has a trompe-l'oeil bookcase and a solid oak door with latch handle leads to the kitchen.

Kitchen 
15' 1'' x 14' 5'' (4.59m x 4.39m)
A wonderfully quirky hexagonal room; the many windows flood the space with light and there are lovely views of the gardens and countryside. The unusual room has been cleverly fitted to combine the original shape with modern practicality with a bespoke design by Nathaniel Oliver comprising a range of wall and base units, handmade in solid oak, with a black granite work surface. The Rangemaster double oven with five ring hob sits in a recess with hand painted tiling, there is a double stainless steel sink with mixer tap and waste disposal unit and integrated appliances include a Miele Dishwasher, Microwave, Washing Machine, Tumbledryer and a Neff fridge/freezer. Additional touches include pullout larder cupboards and a bespoke cutlery drawer. The flooring is stone by Fired Earth and there is a contemporary floor to ceiling radiator. A wide stable-door opens out to a secluded patio area - the perfect place for coffee or alfresco lunches and from which to wander out into the gardens...

Cloakroom 
This has stone floor and oak shutters, a vanity unit fitted with a stone sink with mixer tap, and WC.

Guest Suite 
17' 7'' x 14' 7'' (5.36m x 4.44m)
Located on the ground floor, this lovely, spacious room is flooded with light from windows overlooking the gardens. The windows have plantation shutters and there are fitted bespoke Neville Johnson wardrobes. A door leads to the newly designed ENSUITE SHOWER-ROOM, which has stone flooring, a white basin, and WC, shower cubicle with shower and heated towel rail.

First Floor 
The carpeted stairs lead to a long landing with sloping ceiling and beige carpets. Light comes in on two levels; from Velux roof windows above and the top half of the fullheight windows at floor level. The landing also features the top section of the fireplace which has an inscription carved into the stone.

Mezzanine Study 
18' 9'' x 9' 5'' (5.71m x 2.87m)
The study is located on the Mezzanine level overlooking the Drawing room with views through the tall windows of the room below and of the original timbers of the roof structure. It is fitted with a range of bespoke storage units by Neville Johnson which include television and media centre, display and book shelves, integrated filing drawers, extensive cupboard space and fitted desk.

Master bedroom 
16' 8'' x 14' 4'' (5.08m x 4.37m)
At one end of the landing, this occupies the space above the Guest Suite and has light from the top half of those windows, as well as Velux windows in the sloping eaves of the roof. It has been thoughtfully fitted to maximize storage space with a range of bespoke wardrobes, cupboards and drawers and there is a covered radiator with decorative grille.

Shower Room 
Newly designed and installed in 2015, this striking room features Travertine tiles, and white suite comprising of double shower and a basin within a fitted storage unit and WC. There is a heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

Bedroom Three 
15' 0'' x 14' 5'' (4.57m x 4.39m)
A charming hexagonal room located over the kitchen, which is flooded with natural light from the top half of the many windows downstairs, plus Velux windows set amongst the original roof timbers

Outside 
Stocken Hall is approached along a private road off which a gravelled driveway leads to the front and around to the side of the property. The Old Chapel lies at the far end of the main Hall and has ample parking in a gravelled area adjacent to the properties front door. The Hall has extensive grounds, maintained by a team of gardeners. Immediately to the side of the Old Chapel is a patio area, which makes a pleasant place to sit. From here mature trees and lawn run down to the open countryside; the owners have a double garden storage shed located beneath one of the trees. Beyond the immediate gardens, the house is surrounded by parkland and open grazing and there are many walks leading from here through the local countryside.

Parking 
There is ample parking available on the gravelled space adjacent to the front door.

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25 November 2016

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  • Oakham (8.4 mi)
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2 St. Marys Street, Stamford, PE9 2DE

01780 695009 Local call rate

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