Constructed in Georgian style, Chartham is a stone-built former vicarage in the Rutland Village of Ryhall dating back to the 1870s and boasts generous accommodation brimming with interesting period features. The property sits on a secluded plot with southern aspect to lawn, mature trees and shrubs.
Village amenities on the doorstep include a post office/village shop, library, two public houses, a primary school, sports facilities ( including tennis and bowls clubs) as well as direct road links to Stamford 2 miles to the south and Bourne 8 miles north.
Upon entering the property you are immediately greeted by a light and airy hallway with exceptionally tall ceilings, deep skirtings and a flagstone floor leading to various reception rooms and an impressive sweeping staircase leading to the 1st floor. At the front of the property is a dining room with feature fireplace and a bay window. Facing due south onto the private garden is the drawing room and a large family room, both rooms featuring period detailing with floor to ceiling sash windows giving access to the sun terrace, original shutters and decorative open fireplaces. The family room flows through to the re-fitted kitchen with gas-fuelled AGA, integrated dishwasher, wooden shaker units, breakfast bar and space for a small table. Accessed off the kitchen itself you find a pantry and utility area with space for further appliances. Also on the ground floor is a rear lobby, dual-aspect study and a boot room with recently re-fitted cloakroom.
The impressive Victorian sweeping staircase leads to the first floor, with an archetypal stained glass ceiling sky light over and large hanging lantern light fitting to the centre. Off the landing are 4 generous double bedrooms, all tastefully decorated and boasting the similar tall ceilings and sliding sash windows but with secondary glazing rather than shutters. 3 of the 4 bedrooms benefit from integrated storage and the master with a Jack-and-Jill 5-piece bathroom with double basins, toilet, roll-top bathtub and shower cubicle. There is a further shower room off the landing with basin and toilet. Stairs to the second floor arrive at a small landing area with wardrobe and door through to the 5th bedroom and its en suite shower room. There is ample, easily accessible storage in the eaves of the property.
Externally there is a gravel driveway with 5-bar gate at the entrance and turning circle around an ancient mulberry tree, a double car port and further secure single garage for storage. The enclosed mature garden wraps around the house to provide south facing patio, two lawned areas with deep beds and tall trees of copper beech, yew and horse chestnut. Must be viewed to appreciate this unique opportunity to rent a really special home. EPC rating DRead more