The Old Rectory is a spacious, light and airy stone property set in the village of Folkingham. Miranda and her family have lived at the Grade II Listed home for 15 years.
When asked what drew them to the property and area, Miranda said: “We were living in London at the time and decided to look and see what we could afford there in comparison to here, and what we would be getting for that price – it was clear which was the better option. I already had family in the area, and Folkingham is a great village. It has everything you need and a good social side. Various events are put on in the hall and there are plenty of activities for kids and festivals.”
Miranda bought The Old Rectory at auction, where it was being sold by the church. The property, which though built in 1842 is Georgian in style, was in a “poor state of repair.”
In their work on the home the family have ensured to keep its original features, from its cornice work to its interesting staircase.
One enters the home into an Amtico floored entrance hall. To the left of the hall is a study and to the right is the drawing room, which features an open fireplace and a large bay window that overlooks the south facing garden. Continuing down the hall there is a WC, followed by the sitting room and kitchen/dining room. French doors open up the space to a gravelled courtyard, while a utility room can also be found off of the dining area of the kitchen.
Upstairs one will find two further floors, the first of which hosts three double bedrooms and a family bathroom with a marble vanity unit and separate WC. On the second floor three additional bedrooms can be seen including the principal suite which connects to the spacious Jack and Jill family bathroom.
Moving outside, the property’s formal gardens can be discovered, which are laid to lawn with beautiful vintage roses, along with a shingled patio, prime for outside dining, and a fruit and vegetable garden. The gardens also offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
The former coach house can also be found separate to the house and is currently used for garaging but has the potential to be transformed into an annex.
The family are now selling The Old Rectory, primarily to reduce Miranda’s commute to work. The property is now on the market for £795,000 with Savills.
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