4 Bedroom Character Property in Old Stevenage£900,000

About this property

A beautiful Grade II* listed timber framed residence dating from the 13th Century. Believed to be one of the oldest properties in the area the building has evolved and been extended over the centuries with generations of the same family being custodians of this unique home. The Old Bury is set in an elevated mature plot adjacent to St Nicholas Church and has an abundance of history and period features throughout. There is a wealth of potential for improvement and restoration as the next phase in the life of this period gem. With 3,650sqft of accommodation, including four double bedrooms, four reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, along with two cellars and a garage/store room there is ample scope to further enhance the authentic features. The delightful gardens are to three sides with off-street parking for several vehicles, various outbuildings and a swimming pool requiring refurbishment. Stevenage Railway Station is just 2 miles from the property. Commuter trains to London Kings Cross take just 23 minutes.


Oak front door opening to:-

Entrance Hall
Quarry tiled flooring. Windows to both sides. Access to the Dining Room and Sitting Room.

Sitting Room - 24ft 9in x 14ft 0in
Sash windows to front and rear. Glazed pedestrian door to the side. Feature fireplace with quarry tiled hearth.

Dining Room - 16ft 6in x 15ft 11in
Sash window to the front. Feature fireplace with inset wood burning stove.

Rear Hallway
Accessed from the Kitchen/Breakfast Room. Access to the main Cellar. Pedestrian door to rear. Built-in storage cupboard.

Main Cellar - 21ft 1in x 14ft 10in
Power and light connected. Blockpaved flooring.

Family Room - 19ft 5in x 11ft 1in
Windows to side and rear. Feature gas fireplace (not tested) set on a tiled hearth. Feature former bread oven.

Inner Hallway
Leading from the Sitting Room. Access to the Cloakroom. Staircase to the First Floor with built-in storage cupboard below.

Fitted with a suite comprising W.C and washbasin. Window to rear.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 18ft 3in x 12ft 10in
Fitted with a range of floorstanding and wall mounted units together with a central island unit. Granite worksurfaces. Butler sink with mixer tap over. Gas fired AGA (not tested) set into a fireplace with tiled splashback. Integrated electric oven (not tested). Integrated fridge (not tested). Integrated dishwasher (not tested). Window and part glazed stable door to the front.

Utility Room - 11ft 1in x 8ft 1in
Fitted with a range of floorstanding units with worksurfaces over. Stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap over. Built-in pantry with access to the Second Cellar. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Space for a tumble dryer. Space for an American style fridge freezer. Window to the side.

Study - 9ft in x 8ft 2 in
Fitted with a variety of built-in storage. Window to the front with window seat.

Doors to:-

Master Bedroom - 15ft 10in x 14ft 8in
Walk-in wardrobe. Dual aspect windows.

Jack & Jill En-Suite/Bathroom
Fitted with a suite comprising inset bath with mixer tap and shower attachment over, corner shower cubicle and washbasin. Built-in linen cupboard. Heated towel rail. Window to the rear.

Fitted with a W.C and washbasin with mixer tap over. Window to the rear.

Bedroom Two - 16ft 10in x 13ft 9in
Feature fireplace. Washbasin with taps over and storage beneath. Window to the front.

Bedroom Three - 15ft 9in x 13ft 11in
Feature fireplace. Washbasin with taps over and storage beneath. Window to the front.

Bedroom Four - 16ft 1in x 15ft 7in
Washbasin with taps over and storage beneath. Built-in double storage cupboard. Window to the side.

At the Front
Twin five bar electric gates lead to a gravel driveway which provides off-street parking for minimum 5 cars. A further five bar gate and gravel driveway leads to:-

Detached Timber Framed Garage - 13ft 4in x 11ft 6in
Double barn door to the front. Windows to either side. Store area 116 x 75 with pedestrian door and window to the rear.

Gardens and Grounds
The front gardens are mainly laid to lawn and enclosed by mature tree and hedge borders. There are a variety of flower and shrub beds, together with a direct view of the Church. To the side, the garden is enclosed by wall and fence. There is a further lawn area, together with a feature pond, space for a summerhouse and a former swimming pool. The rear courtyard garden is mainly laid to lawn.

Please note that the floor plans are not to scale and are intended for illustrative purposes only. Any dimensions given are approximate. Therefore the accuracy of the floor plans cannot be guaranteed.

We are advised that the Council Tax Band for this property is Band ..... This information was obtained from the Valuation Office Agency - Council Tax Valuation List displayed on the Internet.

Not required - this property is exempt from EPC due to its Listed status.

All mains services except drainage are understood to be installed and connected. Please note that we have not tested any services installations or appliances.

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Rectory Lane
Old Stevenage

Property Overview

  • Grade II* Listed detached house
  • Originally 13th Century timber framed
  • Believed to be the oldest property in Stevenage
  • Accommodation of 3,650sqft
  • 4 double bedrooms, 4 reception rooms
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