7 bedroom country house for sale

Sea End, Benington, Boston PE22 0DF

Guide Price* £530,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful Grade Two Listed Regency Rectory
  • Circa 1825
  • Seven Bedrooms plus Box Room
  • Just under 4000 Square Feet of Accommodation
  • Undergone Significant Renovation in Recent Years
  • Energy Efficient Okofen Biomass Boiler Unit
  • Many Superb Original Features
  • Former Coach House and other Outbuildings
  • 3.48 Acres of Parkland (sts)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Old Rectory is an attractive seven bedroom Regency Grade Two listed detached property with a two storey coach house, a single storey brick and pantile barn and a range of other timber outbuildings situated within a mature and well established plot of just under 3.5 acres subject to survey.

Thought to date back to around 1825, the current sellers are only the third owners of the property, and have taken on quite a programme of refurbishment in recent years, preserving the many original features such as the decorative coved cornice, the Regency fireplace in the drawing room and the original zinc butler's sink in the butler's pantry, while sympathetically restoring The Old Rectory to the superb family home we see today.

I was pleasantly surprised when I first visited The Old Rectory at both the wonderful abundance of natural light, and also how lovely and warm the property felt. I was definitely anticipating the much darker and draughtier property more typical of a house of this age and size. The current owners have invested considerably in an Okofen Biomass unit to heat the radiators and the hot water system which is fuelled by wood pellets. They cannot sing its praises enough for both efficiency and ease of use and are happy to discuss this in more detail with interested parties.

The house is rendered under a hipped slate roof with a three bay front and well-proportioned large sash windows with the original internal folding shutters. It offers an incredibly flexible level of accommodation to suit many different lifestyles, with ample space for a growing modern family, more than one generation of family, or perhaps a buyer looking to renovate the coach house and outbuildings into offices or further accommodation, subject of course to the appropriate planning consents.

The established grounds offer considerable seclusion from the surrounding open fields, and are mainly laid to grass, with driveways leading out onto both Spicers Lane and Churchway. There are many fine mature trees, including beech, chestnut, maple, ash, oak and limes within the grounds, with the magnificent yew tree at the front of the property certified as being over 280 years old. The rest of the grounds are interspersed with a wide range of flowering plants, shrubs and bushes, planted and tended to by the families of The Old Rectory over the years.

The Main Entrance Hall 13'10 x 10'9 (3.99m x 3.32m) is reached via the front door with over light and side lights covered by a pedimented latticed porch. There is a cast iron grate with surround, central ceiling light, radiator and doors arranged off to

The Drawing Room 15'9 x 21'8 (4.81m x 6.61m) - Dual aspect with sash windows and large bay with French doors opening out to the garden with folding shutters and the original fire surround now also housing a Clearview 650 wood burning stove.

Dining Room 20'8 x 15'9 (max) 6.29 x 4.81m (max) - Large window with inset French doors with folding shutters to the side aspect, fire surround with Clearview 750 wood burning stove, decorative moulded cornice and lockable fitted cupboard with shelving. A double door (to prevent the servants from eavesdropping) leads out into the:

Back Hall 30' x 4'3 (9.38m x 1.32m) with cloakroom off and Study 11'3 x 9'5 (3.42m x 2.86m) The former smoking room with shuttered window to the side aspect and tiled fireplace. This leads back around, through the inner hallway with principle staircase to the first floor to the main entrance hall again or continues around to the former servant's staircase and the:

Butler's Pantry 10'0 x 6'4 (3.0m x 1.95m) - With window to the front aspect, wooden worktop with original zinc butler sink, drawers, cupboards and shoe pegs. To the right a doorway and two turn staircase leads to the Cellar which used to house the communion wine.

Kitchen 21'1 x 13'1 (6.43m x 4.0m) with windows to the front and side, a range of drawer and cupboard units, wooden dresser unit, integral gas hob and electric oven and an oil fired four oven AGA.

The Scullery 13'11 x 7'1 (4.23m x 2.15m) off the kitchen has a sink unit, fitted shelving, water softener and space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Other domestic rooms off the main house include: Pantry with window, shelving and red brick floor and the former Dairy 13'4 x 14'4 (4.07m x 4.36m) with window and red brick floor.

The first floor accommodation is divided by the two staircases with the main landing benefitting from a particularly lovely, large circular skylight. There are seven double bedrooms and a box room. Two of the larger bedrooms have Jack and Jill style bathrooms, with the main bedroom having a bathroom off with a cast iron free standing bath with ball and claw feet stamped and dated back to December 1910. There is also an additional shower room with WC.

External Outbuildings include: Boiler House off the rear courtyard housing the Okofen Biomass Unit and further log store. Coach House 36'5 x 16'5 (11.10m x 5.0m) - A brick and slate two storey former coach house with attached stable and corrugated stores which may be ideal for development subject to the appropriate planning consents. Barn 41'8 x 14'5 (12.7m x 4.40m)- A single storey brick and pantile building with attached corrugated store, and a Timber Store / Workshop 17'9 x 23'7 (5.4m x 7.2m)

Additional Note:
The current owners would like to add the following important statement regarding their boiler and heating system:
"The purchasers of this property will be eligible to receive the balance of the Government's Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) payments outstanding at the Old Rectory. As of April 2017 these payments will total just over 43,000 to be paid quarterly until June 2021 and may be increased as they are index-linked to adjust for inflation. The payments are made irrespective of the amount of heat and hot water generated; in other words the heat produced and fuel used is unmetered. The payments were calculated by the Government when the Okofen Pellamatic 45 boiler was installed and are intended to repay the high initial capital cost of the boiler and to reward the householder for producing heat using a carbon-neutral fuel rather than fossil fuels. The payments are made free of tax. The payments are guaranteed by the Government. The RHI scheme is administered by Ofgem on behalf of the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and the transfer to new owners of the scheme's benefits is quick and straightforward. Our annual heating fuel bill is in the range 1900-2100 (with proof of this available) and that the price of wood pellets is stable, unlike oil, gas and electricity."


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Nearest station

  • Boston (5.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fairweather Estate Agency, Boston

22 Dolphin Lane, Boston, PE21 6EU

01205 626064 Local call rate

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