Wednesday, October 20, 2021

A classic English home

A former rectory that truly is a classic English home

 

Old rectories and vicarages are the things of novels: Jeffrey Archer lives in one near Cambridge that was previously the home of the poet Rupert Brooke and Joanna Trollope waxes lyrical about them regularly. Charles Moore, the former editor of The Telegraph, went as far as to form a society for those in awe of them also and thus, when we came across a “fine Grade II* Cotswold rectory with medieval origins” at Withington in Gloucestershire, we just knew it would have to feature on our pages.

 

The three winged The Old Rectory with the village church behind
The three winged The Old Rectory with the village church behind
The medieval banqueting hall
The medieval banqueting hall
The drawing room
The drawing room
The billiards room
The billiards room

Currently owned by a solicitor named Chris Cooke and last marketed at £2.5 million in November 2010, this 8,020 square foot property stands in 6.4 acres and is naturally next to Withington’s village church. It comprises three wings including a Georgian centre section, a medieval section and what the selling agents Jackson-Stops & Staff and Knight Frank describe as a “period section”.

 

With “classic proportions” and “good ceiling heights”, this is a house designed for entertaining. It includes 6 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, an integral studio flat and a 2 bedroomed cottage. There is a tennis court, swimming pool and a croquet lawn.

 

The rear of the house
The rear of the house
The outdoor swimming pool
The outdoor swimming pool
A plan of the 6.4 acre site
A plan of the 6.4 acre site

Launched to the market in September 2013 initially at a price of £3.85 million, £3.5 million is now sought for this slice of English history.

 

 

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