The Old Rectory
Barn Corner, Collingtree, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 0NF
- Grade II listed former rectory
- Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite shower room
- Five further bedrooms
- Two further bathrooms
- Spacious entrance reception; three reception rooms
- Newly extended kitchen/breakfast room
- Garaging for four cars with room over
- Walled garden
A Grade II listed former rectory set in approximately 0.4 acres of walled garden in Collingtree village.
Part of the property dates back to the 13th century but it is Georgian in style due to alterations and extensions carried out in both the 18th and 19th centuries. The construction of the property is mainly of local limestone and ironstone with a Welsh slate roof and sash windows. The rear of the property has 19th century extensions in brick and slate. The current owner has further extended the property to provide an open plan kitchen/breakfast room whilst maintaining the traditional architecture. The accommodation is arranged over three floors with high ceilings and period features. There are also two double garages one of which has a first floor room which could be used as a home office or a games room
A part glazed door leads into a porch area with a door to the entrance/reception hall which has ornate ceiling coving, a dado rail, stone flooring and a bay window to the front. Stairs with individual balustrades and a wooden handrail lead to the first floor.
A door from the reception hall leads to stone steps under the main staircase into a large storage area which has wine cellar storage, decked flooring and 7ft. high ceilings.
The drawing room is dual aspect. The sash windows to the front and rear have working shutters and the window overlooking the garden has a window seat. There is a working fireplace with a stone mantel over and a slate hearth with a log burner which is DEFRA approved. There is hand moulded original coving. The dining room has a wood panelled bay window with sash windows overlooking the front lawn and a further side window. There is a marble working fireplace and hand moulded original coving. The family room has a bay sash window, and a door to the kitchen.
The kitchen/breakfast room is a modern extension carried out in 2014 and architecturally designed to be in keeping with the rest of the house. The kitchen area is fitted with a hand built and hand painted Harvey Jones kitchen with wood wall and base units with Corian work surfaces which incorporate a breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include a Miele single oven, a combination microwave oven, a dishwasher and an induction hob with an extractor over set under an oak mantel and a separate Gaggenau full height fridge and freezer. The ceilings are vaulted and the floor has ceramic tiles with underfloor heating. Double doors lead out to the garden and there are double sash windows to three aspects. In the corner is a log burner for wood only and DEFRA approved. There is space for a dining table to seat eight and a seating area with sofas.
A door from the kitchen leads to the rear lobby which has a door to the outside. A further door leads to the pantry which has shelving and a window. The utility room is fitted with base units and a porcelain sink and has a port hole window. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a triple aspect office which has a vaulted ceiling, a port hole window and a door to the outside. There are exposed beams and shelving.
First Floor Master Bedroom Suite
The landing has stairs to the second floor. The master bedroom has a sash window with views to the front over the front garden and driveway to the church. There are built in triple wardrobes and a door to the dressing room which has further built in wardrobes. The en suite has an obscured glazed window to the side, and is fitted with a large shower enclosure, twin vanity wash basins with Corian work tops, a WC, a range of built-in cupboards and a chrome towel rail.
Bedrooms Two and Three
Bedroom two is a dual aspect room with a sash window overlooking the front and a casement window to the rear. Bedroom three has a sash window looking out over the front lawn and the church. Both bedrooms have built in wardrobes.
The family bathroom is fitted with a four piece suite comprising a Kaldewei shower enclosure, a double ended Kaldewei bath with a shower attachment, a WC and a vanity wash basin. The bathroom is part tiled with eaves storage
Bedroom four is a part vaulted room overlooking the church and has a stripped pine wood floor. Bedroom five is a mirror of bedroom four with a cast iron fireplace and slate heath and a window to the front overlooking the church. Bedroom six also has a sash window to the front. The bathroom has a window to the rear and is fitted with a three piece suite comprising a large shower enclosure, vanity wash basin, and a WC
The property is accessed via a five bar gate to a gravelled driveway with a double garage with a former hay loft above. There is also a newer stone built double garage which has a slate roof, electric doors, a painted floor and a door to the terrace. Stairs lead to a room above which could be used as a home office or games room and has wood flooring and three Velux windows. The terrace has a southerly aspect and a pergola. There is a raised lawn area with a lychgate leading to the rear garden which is laid to lawn with a model railway running around the perimeter. Stone walling encompasses the entirety of the house. There is a summer house, and a stone shed currently used to house the sit on train and carriages.
Collingtree is situated about 4 miles to the south of Northampton and is 2 miles from M1 junction 15. There is a health club and a restaurant within 0.5 miles, and the property is within walking distance of the Collingtree Park Golf Club. Collingtree has a village primary school, a village hall and a thatched village pub which is 600 years old.