Dream Property - The Old Rectory, Church Lane, Gawsworth
PUBLISHED: 00:00 20 October 2014
This former rectory has been given a modern makeover and has lost none of its charm
What: Grade One listed former rectory substantially improved and restored in recent years creating an impressive, characterful and luxurious period home. Main house with self-contained cottage attached plus guest/entertaining Lodge House. All set within about 10 acres of mature grounds overlooking the lake and 15th century St James’s Church and alongside Gawsworth Old Hall.
Inside: The house retains its great hall and there is much original timber framing, oak panelling and a diverse range of period features spanning its 500 years. The bathrooms, kitchens and facilities are considerably more recent and the current owners have created a substantial, comfortable and unique home. Within the main house there has been provision made for subdivision into a separate self-contained cottage sharing only the entrance vestibule and linked at first floor level. Within the main house there are six reception rooms, study and farmhouse kitchen, second kitchen, seven bedrooms and four bathrooms. The lodge has open plan reception room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms and is a superb entertaining area.
Outside: The main house is approached by two gated driveways. The gardens are beautifully laid out with ornately planted beds, an outdoor lounge area and an alfresco dining area. Grazing land in two tranches in all about 10 acres. Garaging for four cars, outbuildings.
Guide price: £3.95 million
Contact: Savills Wilmslow, 01625 417450,