- Charming 18th century cottage set over three floors
- Idyllic location in the heart of the conservation area
- Beautiful family home with many character features
- Good sized lounge with ingle set log-burning stove
- Further reception room with French windows to rear
- Spacious Shaker style breakfast kitchen with Rayburn
- Well-proportioned bedrooms with superb views
- Off street parking to the side for three or four cars
- Close to village amenities and renowned local schools
- Good sized private rear garden benefiting from no communal access
Nestled at the end of the eminent Church Street, The Old Rectory is a beautifully appointed cottage with accommodation set over three floors and which arguably holds the most picturesque location at the heart of Croston’s conservation area. Having striking views of the church, hall and gardens, the cottage also benefits from parking for three/four cars and walled gardens which reach down to the Yarrow.
A painted timber door with studded detail opens into the elegantly presented and beautifully-proportioned dual aspect lounge of this charming cottage which is brimming with character features throughout the rooms, including exposed beams. The sash windows to the front and side allow natural light to filter through and highlight the superb sandstone ingle fireplace with log burning stove resting on a flagged hearth which then coordinates perfectly with the stone flagged flooring. Spot lighting strips showcase the beams and give evening ambience, there is a television point and a corner alcove cupboard housing the energy meters.
A panelled door opens to the well-appointed breakfast kitchen with ceramic tiled flooring and which has been fitted with a wide range of ivory coloured Shaker style cabinets to include drawer banks, shelving and a wine rack. Black granite work surfaces and up-stands surround and incorporate a Villeroy & Boch twin bowl enamel sink unit with swan neck mixer tap. A beamed and tiled niche houses the black Rayburn range cooker, there is an integrated automatic dishwasher and, amongst the stairwell cabinets, is space for an American style fridge freezer.
Steps descend to the dining room which has a sash window to the rear and French window to the rear garden, two pendant lights illuminate the table space and there are two radiators for additional warmth. A door gives way to the cloakroom with a window to the rear and ceramic tiled flooring. Fitted with a two-piece white suite, the room doubles as a utility area being fitted with further units, wood effect work surface and having under-counter space for a washing machine.
Off the kitchen, stairs rise and turn to the first-floor landing, passing a rear window along the way and having a painted spindle banister. The light and airy dual aspect master bedroom has windows to the front and side, oak flooring which accentuates the available space in the room for storage furniture, and a traditional style radiator adds the finishing touch.
The family bathroom lies adjacent, having a sash window to the rear and ceramic splash and floor tiling of muted metallic shades forming the backdrop to the white Villeroy & Boch four-piece suite comprising panelled bath, shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin and w.c. A tubular wall-mounted radiator is on hand to warm the towels and a cupboard houses the hot water tank and linen shelves.
Further stairs rise and turn to the second-floor split-level landing with a window at the halfway level. Panelled doors give way to the two bedrooms on this floor. Bedroom two is a good sized, dual aspect double room with oak flooring and stunning church view. Bedroom three has a sash window also having church views, space for a single bed and a raised niche play or sleeping area with recessed down-lights.
Outside, alongside the house is a pebbled driveway providing parking for three/four cars which is surrounded by a low wall with decorative iron railings atop and a raised shrub border to one end. A latch gate opens to the rear walled garden where York stone steps and a pathway lead to the south facing sun terrace and barbecue area which abuts a low retaining wall. Beyond this is an extensive lawn which has cottage garden planting, shrub borders and two specimen trees and which reaches down to the River Yarrow. A semi-detached brick-built outhouse with two latch doors provides storage for garden tools and furniture as does a further timber shed.
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