A stunning old rectory – still attached to the village church – has come onto the market near Hartlepool.
Hutton House, tucked away in Hutton Henry village, was originally built for the Reverend Thomas Slater in 1824.
It has been in private hands, outside the ownership of the church “for some years” but the stunning five-bedroom family home has kept all the grandeur of a residence fit for a man of the cloth in Georgian times.
It’s adjacent to St Peter and Paul Church – and the parish priest was revered as one of the most important figures of early 19th Century village life.
The handsome Grade II-listed property reflects that standing with its high ceilings, large bay windows to the front and “ecclesiastical” gate-posts.
A long, sweeping tree-lined driveway leads to the house, which is set in beautiful, rolling countryside.
It has 11 acres of land and has been described as “ideal” for an equestrian family.
There’s also development potential thanks to a number of “attractive” outbuildings facing a rear courtyard, which could be developed as holiday lets subject to planning permission.
Inside the house is packed with period charm. There’s an original oak floor and stained-glass features in the reception hallway, Victorian Lincrusta to the hall and an impressively wide, curving staircase and landing.
Both the reception rooms with the bay windows looking out to the gardens have a period open grate fireplace.
There are two more substantial reception rooms and a 40ft-long dining kitchen.
The scale of Hutton House – and the versatility of the property – gives massive potential for a family home and business opportunities.
Hutton House is on the market for £775,000. Contact Fine and Country Durham and Tees Valley, North East on 0191 687 0432 to arrange a viewing.
Address: Hutton House, Hutton Henry, Hartlepool.
Number of reception rooms: Four substantial reception rooms in total.
Number of bedrooms: Five double bedrooms on the first floor.
Number of bathrooms: An enormous, luxury family bathroom boasts a free- standing clawfoot bath and large separate shower.
Which room has the biggest wow factor and why?: The property’s 40ft long dining kitchen is the centre of the home; fitted out in a traditional, country style but it has everything that a modern family needs with country-style bespoke units, a centre island, twin Belfast sinks, granite worktops and a range cooker.
Describe the garden and outside space: Hutton House has a large, established garden with a pond, gazebo and sun terrace. A parterre with steps leads onto the land at the house at the front, while to the side is another large area of sunny garden with a lawn and mature shrubs and trees.
What’s the best thing about the property’s location and why: It’s close to the A19, which offers easy access to the region’s main centres, but Hutton Henry is a quiet village with a rural feel and is surrounded by farmland and countryside.
Schools: Hutton Henry C of E (Controlled) Primary School 0.5 miles, Hesleden Primary School, two miles