5 bedroom Detached House for sale: Winwick Road, Thurning, Near Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8

  • reception rooms 5
  • bedrooms 5
  • bathrooms 4
Reference: 37290_WAC180046

Key Features

  • A charming former Rectory with grounds of 1.37 acres
  • Includes a barn for conversion to annex or separate dwelling
  • Five reception rooms
  • Great family kitchen
  • Five Bedrooms, three bathrooms
  • Delightful gardens
  • Ultrafast Broadband Available


An elegant Grade II Listed detached, former rectory with an attractive garden, a barn for conversion, and garaging, in alll about 1.37 acres, set adjacent to the ancient church of St James.
Available as a whole or in two lots.
Lot1 House and gardens of 1.17 acres
Lot 2 Barn with consent for residential development, in grounds of 0.20

Oundle 5 miles, Peterborough 14 miles, Huntingdon 13 miles, Cambridge 29 miles
London King’s Cross from 50 minutes from Huntingdon and Peterborough

The property: The Old Rectory is a handsome thatched house set wtihin beautiful gardens of 1.17 acres. In addition there is a stone barn and garaging, with planning permission for conversion to an annex or separate dwelling, set within grounds of 0.20 acres.

The property is available as a whole or in two lots.

This charming house is Listed Grade II. Dating from 1500 during the reign of Henry VII, the property evolved during the 18th & 19th Centuries and refurbished and altered in the mid 20th Century when it ceased serving as the rectory.

Sympathetic modernisation has taken place whilst retaining many of the original features, including exposed stonework, beams and inglenook fireplaces, creating a comfortable family home, with gas fired central heating and double-glazed windows. The accommodation is set over two floors with well-proportioned rooms offering a degree of versatility.

The main entrance leads into a formal reception hall that has a 19th century staircase to the first floor and the guest cloakroom to one side. The study lies to the west and over-looks the garden.

There are five attractive reception rooms, three of which can be reached from the hall.
The drawing room is an elegant and light room with large, south-facing sash windows over-looking the lawn. The fireplace has an Adam style surround.

The snug has a wood burning stove set within a handsome stone fireplace. There are windows to the South & West over-looking the beautiful gardens as wel as the church of St James.
The atmospheric sitting room is set to the North and has a beautiful inglenook with wood burner as its focal point. The dining room lies adjacent and it too has a wonderful inglenook with original bread oven.

Another large, light room, the kitchen /breakfast room is superbly designed for family life with ample space for daily and informal dining as well as plenty of space for food preparation and storage. An extensive range of bespoke furniture has granite work-surfaces an inset sink and a number of integrated appliances. The tiled side hall is used as the day to day entry and this has ample coat & boot storage space.

A useful utility room lies adjacent, providing space for appliances and further storage. A second WC lies beyond.

There are two staircases to the first floor, one from the kitchen and the more formal staircase from the reception hall.

The landing provides access to the family bathroom and to the five double bedrooms. The master bedroom enjoys a double aspect, with views over the garden. There is a well-appointed en suite bathroom and a dressing room. The guest bedroom also has en suite facilities.

The Old Rectory sits adjacent to the 13th Century church of St James, which can be seen from many parts of the garden. A gravelled drive provides ample parking, before sweeping around to the side of the house.

The gardens have been thoughtfully designed and planted to create areas of interest to each elevation of the house. There are terraced seating areas capturing the sunshine throughout the day. The majority of the garden lies to the south of the house where there is an extensive lawn surrounded by maturing trees and shrubs.

The barn and garaging has recently had consent for the conversion to a residential dwelling. This consent has just expired but has been re-applied for. The permissison previously granted was for the conversion to a 2/3 bedroom property.

Services: Ultrafast Broadband installed in the village. Mains water and electricity. LPG heating. Private drainage.

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Reference: 37290_WAC180046

Contact Agent

Woodford & Co
Tel: 01832 274732