Property of the Day: The Old Rectory, Claypole

A Grade II-listed country house in Nottinghamshire, dating from the early 17th century

THE PROPERTY: Featured in Nikolaus Pevsner’s Buildings of England series, this 17th-century country home has a number of gothic elements, including steep gables and twin front doors, alongside Jacobean features such as an original staircase, flagstone flooring and period fireplaces.

THE LOCATION: The home is situated in the lively village of Claypole, between the market towns of Newark on Trent and Grantham, and within driving distance of Nottingham and Lincoln. Newark Northgate station offers direct rail access to London King’s Cross.

THE INTERIOR: The expansive property incorporates nine bedrooms, five bathrooms and four reception-rooms, making it perfect for entertaining. There is a lovely country kitchen with excellent facilities, and plenty of attic storage space.

WHY WE LOVE IT: Children will love the treehouse and the zipwire on the extensive lawns that form part of the 1.25-acre grounds.

BUY IT NOW: £895,000 with Fine & Country

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