The Old Rectory is a most attractively situated country house of character, dating back from the 1620s with later 18th Century additions and was used in the 1940s by the ladies of the land army.
The property is located within the village of Thornhaugh and is close to the Cathedral City of Peterborough as well as the towns of Stamford and Oundle. All of which offer a comprehensive range of schooling, shopping, dining, entertainment and sports & leisure. To the south is the well known village of Wansford with two pubs, a fine dining restaurant and the Haycock Hotel. The historic town of Stamford is to the north, offering further amenities.
Burghley House, described as Englands great Elizabethan
House is situated just outside Stamford and is host to the Burghley Horse Trials in September and open to the public between March and November.
The area is well served for schooling has a number of highly
regarded schools including Stamford, Oundle, Uppingham
Leisure pursuits in the area include: horse riding, shooting,sailing and other sports at Ferry Meadows and Rutland Water; golf at Milton and Burghley; and regional theatres at Stamford, Peterborough, Oundle and Uppingham.
The property is principally constructed in a Georgian style
of stone under a steep pitched Collyweston slate roof, with
moulded stone architraves and mullion windows. The house
has been designed to take full advantage of its wonderful
setting with three of the main reception rooms enjoying a
southerly aspect and views over the lawns. Accordingly, the
rooms offer excellent ceiling heights and are flooded with agood deal of natural light which pours in through the most
impressive windows. The house exhibits many wonderful
period features typical of its age, including impressive ornate
fireplaces, decorative plaster work, wood panelling and large
mullion windows, most with shutters and window seats.
The accommodation is on a grand scale and comprises
a number of elegant rooms arranged over four floors, in total there are six reception rooms, ten bedrooms, four
bathrooms and a cellar (including four rooms).
The house sits well within its own grounds and the gardens
include a range of useful outbuildings, a pretty stream and an unused swimming pool. Although in parts the accommodation is now in need of updating, this does give scope for buyers to put their own mark on the property.
Inside this substantial home there are two staircases to help
circulate through the accommodation and give access to all
floors with a separate door and stone steps down into the
Gardens and Grounds
The Old Rectory is approached through a pillared and
gated entrance way with a carriage driveway leading to the
front of the property where you will find ample parking, however the majority of the parking can be found to the
rear of the property. The property stands prominently
within its own grounds, surrounded by lawns to the front,
with mature trees and a well placed southerly terrace and
rear terrace with access to the outbuilding, coach house and
further garden areas.
Of particular note is the section of the house currently
used as a holiday let by the present vendors, which offers
a very good return. As you look at the property the
accommodation to the right hand side is currently used as
a holiday let and offers a private entrance into a striking dining hall, kitchen with electric range, breakfast area and a walk-in pantry. Four bedrooms, family bathroom and a shower room and in total sleeps up to 10 people. As The
Old Rectory is, as you might expect, next to the Church,
the guest accommodation is often booked by couples who
are getting married at the Church because of its romantic
setting, and also its close proximity to the Church. The
sheer size and design of this grand property easily facilitates
a holiday let, and by simply opening three internal doors
the house becomes one entire property again. Further
information on the financial returns can be obtained via the