Substantial former rectory in village of Stansfield could be yours for £850,000
Set in grounds of around three acres, the Grade II listed Old Rectory at Stansfield has come to the market for the first time since it was sold by the Church Commissioners 65 years ago.
Requiring substantial modernisation and renovation, the property is believed to date from the 15th century, with alterations in the 16th century, and a Victorian extension built in the 1880s. This extension and the front eastern timber framed part of the house has recently been occupied and overall is in a dated but generally satisfactory state of repair.
However, the original timber framed 15th century wing of the house is not currently lived in and is in a basic state of order with no fitted kitchens or bathroom but, according to agents Jackson-Stops, affords outstanding scope for improvement subject to the relevant consents.
The property has a guide price of £850,000.
Stansfield Rectory was sold by the Church Commissioners in April 1956 to Dr Leo Harrison Matthews, a world-renowned British zoologist especially known for his research and writings on marine mammals and exploration to South Georgia on RSS Discovery. The much-loved home has remained in the family ever since.
In brief, the ‘main residence’ comprises an entrance hall, three reception rooms, kitchen and a cloakroom/boiler room plus five-six family bedrooms, family bathroom and separate WC.
The connected older west wing of the house has been used principally as storage, with four/five bedrooms on the first floor, a former range kitchen, hall room and wine cellar.
Outside, the grounds are well maintained and enjoy views across rolling countryside. The property, which is set well back from the road, is approached over a gravelled driveway which leads to a parking area in front of the house and to the outbuildings which include a garage and store.
The gardens are laid traditionally to lawns with a croquet lawn, while there is also kitchen garden and an area left as meadow for wildlife.
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