The Old Rectory, Rectory Lane

Lea, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 5JA

Guide price  £400,000 (Sold Subject to Contract)

Sold Subject to Contract


Originally believed to date back to 1796, The Old Rectory is an elegant Grade II Listed period dwelling which sits on a mature private plot of about 1.7 acres (sts). Whilst requiring a programme of modernisation, the property offers the unique opportunity to purchase a south facing family home in this sought after location, retaining a wealth of period features including oak panelling, ornate mouldings, architraves, sash windows and fireplaces.

Principal accommodation briefly comprises oak room, dining room, drawing room, kitchen, study, pantry and garden room to the ground floor with five bedrooms, two dressing rooms and bathroom to the first floor and further bedroom, bathroom and useful attic space to the second floor.

The Old Rectory is set in stunning private grounds of about 1.7 acres (sts) with mature gardens which wrap around the main house with well stocked beds and herbaceous borders.

To the rear, there are further gardens with a plethora of specimen trees, orchard, vegetable gardens, garden room and large detached brick and pantile barn.


Entrance via solid wood glazed door.

Side Entrance Hall

Tiled flooring and radiator.

Living Room

Box window to side elevation. Open fire with cast iron grate and tiled surround, built-in cupboards and radiator.


Obscure wood glazed window to rear elevation. Built-in shelving and tiled flooring.


Wood glazed window to rear elevation. Range of wall and base units with work tops, stainless steel sink and drainer, space for oven and plumbing in situ.


Wood sash window to front elevation. Open fire with cast iron grate and brick surround, solid wood flooring, exposed timber
beams, built-in cupboards and radiator. Access through to front entrance hall.

Front Entrance Hall

Wood glazed door. Stairs rising to first floor landing with original balustrades and radiator.

Oak Room

French door leading to garden room. Original hand carved oak panelling, open fire with cast iron grate, wooden mantle and brick surround, radiator.

Garden Room

Wood glazed windows with French doors leading to gardens, parquet flooring.

Drawing Room

Wood sash window to front elevation. Open fire with cast iron grate, wooden mantle and marble hearth with two radiators.

Rear Lobby

Stairs rising to first floor landing. Under stairs storage and radiator.

Safe Room

Wood glazed window to side elevation. Solid wood flooring.

Dining Room

Wood sash windows to side and rear elevations. Open fire with cast iron grate, wooden mantle and brick surround with original
wood panelling, ornate cornicing and built-in shelving with radiator.


Wood glazed window to side elevation. WC, wash hand basin and tiled flooring.

First Floor Landing

Bedroom One

Sash window to front elevation. Radiator.

Bedroom Two

Sash window to front elevation. Exposed timber beams, wash hand basin and fireplace with wooden mantle and radiator.

Front Landing

Sash window to front elevation. Stairs leading down to front entrance hall and stairs rising to attic space.

Bedroom Three

Sash window to front elevation. Ornate fireplace housing cast iron grate and radiator.

Bedroom Four

Sash window to side elevation. Radiator.


Wood glazed window to rear elevation. Part tiled with bath, wash hand basin and radiator. Airing cupboard housing hot water


Obscure wood glazed window to rear elevation. WC.

Rear Landing

Dressing Room

Sash window to side elevation. Wash hand basin in vanity unit, storage cupboard and radiator.

Bedroom Five

Sash window to rear elevation. Ornate fire with wooden mantle, radiator.


Wood glazed window to side elevation. Bath, wash hand basin and WC.

Dressing Room

Wood glazed window to rear elevation. Wash hand basin in vanity unit, base units and built-in cupboards.

Second Floor Landing

Accessed from rear landing. Wood glazed window to side elevation. Radiator.

Bedroom Six

Wood glazed window to rear elevation. Two radiators.


Wood glazed window. Bath, wash hand basin, WC and radiator.

Attic Space

Accessed from front landing. Three useful rooms with wood glazed windows to front, side and rear elevations.


The Old Rectory is approached from Rectory Lane via a shared driveway leading to the main house. To the front, there is a
parking area which provides ample parking which in turn leads to a pillared entrance leading up to the barns with driveway
and turning circle. To the front elevation, there are mature and private landscaped gardens, principally laid to lawn with original
timber frame Victorian greenhouse with seating area, hedged boundaries, planted beds and borders. To the side elevation, there is a delightful paved terrace area with walled boundaries and ornamental gardens with original trough and water pump dating back to 1796. Leading on from this, there are further lawned gardens which wrap around the house.


To the rear of the main house, there are formal gardens adorned with magnificent mature trees with pretty pathways and a
stunning orchard comprising an array of fruit trees including apples, pears, plumb and fig, walnut trees and a delightful vegetable garden with additional lawned gardens and specimen trees. At the far end of the garden, there is a stunning brick and pantile roof garden room which sits in an elevated position overlooking the gardens.


To the Northwest of the house, there is an L shaped brick and pantile barn surrounded by Wisteria with an array of useful
rooms which could be converted subject to gaining the necessary planning consent.


The village is located on the outskirts of the market town of Gainsborough which provides a wide range of shopping facilities
and amenities, together with Marshalls Yard Shopping Centre, including a Marks and Spencer, and also a large Tesco. There
are several schools located in Gainsborough which cater for all ages, including the highly regarded Queen Elizabeths High
School, whilst the historic Cathedral City of Lincoln is also easily accessible, whilst the fast East Coast mainline to Kings Cross can be accessed at both Retford and Newark.


The origins of The Old Rectory date back to 1796 when Lea Hall, now demolished, was the home of Rev Sir William Anderson 6th Baronet the owner of the Lea estate as well as being Rector of the Church. He in turn was a descendant of historically important Sir Edmund Judge Anderson who was appointed by Elizabeth 1 in 1582, though it is not clear if he built the Rectory for his own occupation or for use by someone else. An etching on a downstairs room glass window shows it was engraved in August 1799. In 1913 the Duncombe- Anderson family sold the Lea Estate and subsequently the Marshall family bought the Rectory off the Church in 1947.


Freehold. For sale by private treaty.


The Old Rectory is in Band F.


West Lindsey District Council: 01427 676676


The Old Rectory will be sold subject to a covenant prohibiting the development of the gardens (but not of the outbuildings) with the intention that in the event of a breach thereof, the purchaser will account for the profits to the executors.


Please note that prior to acceptance of any offer JHWalter are required to verify the identity of the buyer to comply with the
requirements of The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulation 2017.
Further, when a property is for sale by tender an I.D check must be carried out before a tender can be submitted. We are most
grateful for your assistance with this.


Viewing of this property is strongly recommended. If you would like to view the property, please contact a member of the agency team on 01522 504304.


Ben Kendall
01522 504304

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