Restored for comfort

The  Old Rectory, Weeting ANL-140516-123626001
The Old Rectory, Weeting ANL-140516-123626001
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To look at The Old Rectory in Weeting today, you would never guess it had once been unloved and derelict.

The current owners say that during that time many of its original features had been stolen, but the previous owners bought it and lovingly restored the house to a very high standard.

The  Old Rectory, Weeting ANL-140516-123653001

The Old Rectory, Weeting ANL-140516-123653001

In doing so, they replaced many of the features that had been taken, so the house once again has the period features you would expect in an edge of village home of its age and country style.

Then the current owners added two conservatories, one large (18ft by 12ft) and one small (11ft 8in by 6ft 7in). They say they now tend to spend most time in the larger of the two, which has central heating so you can use it right through the year.

The 15ft 6in by 14ft 11in sitting room widens to more than 19ft in a recess and has an open fireplace featuring wood burner stove with brick surround and hearth, A glazed door takes you into the larger conservatory

The 18ft by 16ft kitchen has a range of cupboards and storage units with granite-style work surfaces, inset stainless steel bowls and space for kitchen range. It has a quarry tiled floor plus exposed beams and a door to the smaller conservatory.

The  Old Rectory, Weeting ANL-140516-123637001

The Old Rectory, Weeting ANL-140516-123637001

The 21ft 7in by 16ft 3in drawing room has open fireplace with marble surround and hearth, timber floor boards and single-glazed timber framed windows with shutters.

There is also a separate 16ft 4in by 15ft 7in dining room, study and a utility room on the ground floor.

The six bedrooms are on the first and second floors, of which five have en suite bathrooms. The bedrooms range in size from just over 16ft square to a still roomy 15ft by 12ft.

The property is approached through double wrought iron gates leading to a large shingle parking and turning area which could provide off street parking for five cars. There is covered parking for two vehicles together with two outbuildings each measuring 14ft 6in by 8ft 6in.

The side and rear gardens are laid to lawn with paved and shingle areas and a wide variety of trees and shrubs providing year long colour. There is also a hot tub with shelter providing protection from bad weather.

There is a paddock plus a vegetable garden, orchard and polytunnel and greenhouse.

There are three stables.

The current owners also made the wise investment of solar panels which currently brings in an annual fee of about £800 and considerably reduces heating costs.

Weeting offers a village shop, post office, pub, garage and primary school. Brandon is about two miles away with a rail service to Cambridge and access to the A11.