A substantial Grade II listed detached residence with adjoining cottage and outbuilding in Westborough, near Long Bennington, is the Property of the Week.
The Old Rectory, a 10-bedroom, four-bathroom property with a wealth of character features, is on the market for £850,000 through Grantham agents Pygott & Crone.
The home is situated in mature enclosed walled grounds of around 1.2 acres in the middle of the hamlet and has a grand entrance hallway with galleried landing, five principal receptions rooms, two kitchen areas and feature vaulted cellars.
Stone steps with banister rails lead to the front door and the reception hall which has a flagstone floor, period original oak staircase and Myson radiator.
There is a period hob-grate fireplace in the drawing room, which has plaster-moulded cornice, panelling to a dado rail and original window shutters and also in the dining room, which has similar features.
In the sitting room is a brick fireplace with original pine alcove display area with seashell and shaped shells, flagstone flooring and exposed ceiling beams.
The study has a feature fireplace with marble surround and hearth, dado rail, corner cupboard and exposed ceiling beams. There is also a rear entrance hall.
A second staircase leads to the first floor, the cellar, and back door, which has stone steps and banister rail to the rear courtyard.
The breakfast room has quarry-tiled flooring, exposed beam to ceiling and a walk-in cupboard with five original bells. There is a range of pine units in the kitchen with inset sink, ample cupboards and drawers, wall mounted store cupboards, a split level cooker of an AEG double oven and four-ring ceramic hob with concealed extractor over, tiled splashbacks, Myson convector heater and pine-panelled ceiling. There is also a utility room.
The vaulted cellars can be reached from the rear hallway and include a boiler room, wine cellar and store room.
Off the first floor landing is the first bedroom, which allows access to a dressing room and the main bathroom by B C Sanitan which has twin wash basins inset into marble-topped vanity units, cast iron bath with shower taps, toilet, brass Victorian style trimmings, dado rail, Myson radiator, cupboard and access to the second bedroom, which has two window seats and a built-in wardrobe.
The third bedroom has built-in wardrobes and period fireplace and leads to the second bathroom.
The rear landing has a secondary staircase to the second floor half-landing leading to a further suite of eight rooms comprising seven bedrooms and a bathroom.
There is a priest house in the east wing accessed from the breakfast room. This comprises an entrance hall, cloakroom, utility room, living room, kitchen, first floor landing leading to two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outside, the main gardens, which are organic, are to the front with a gravel driveway. They are laid to lawn with matures trees, borders and flower beds with numerous specimen plants. At the back is a paved courtyard and range of outbuildings, workshop and a high brick walled patio.
Pygott & Crone
23 Watergate, Grantham NG31 6NS
Tel: 01476 591414