Old Rectory, Great Orton, CARLISLE, Cumbria


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  • Bedrooms: 5
The Old Rectory is a detached Grade II listed Georgian five bedroomed property benefiting from a large and private walled garden, with a sunny south westerly aspect.

The property occupies a prime site in Great Orton and is of significant historic interest being associated with the Norman church directly opposite.Local Information

The village of Great Orton offers a primary school with nursery, a pub (the Wellington), a church (St Giles), a village hall and a butcher's shop (R J Mulholland). Located just 7 miles from the centre of Carlisle, the M6 motorway, for access north and south, is also easily reached via the new western city by-pass.

The historic city of Carlisle has an impressive cathedral and castle and benefits from being on the West Coast Mainline which provides fast and frequent services to London.

Carlisle's centrally located railway station serves many other destinations including The Lake District and West Cumbria, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Manchester Airport and Birmingham.

Great Orton is a large and varied village strung out along a lane, where the entrances to the village used to be closed with chains at night, probably to prevent cattle from straying.

St Giles Church was built in 1098, when William Rufus, son of William the Conqueror was on the English throne. Much of the original Norman architecture has been retained, with some restoration taking place in Victorian times, and again the 1980s. It is the only church in the Carlisle Diocese dedicated to a French saint.

Property Information

The property retains many original features both Georgian and Victorian with modern additions such as double glazed sash windows, a solid oak kitchen with Aga and en-suite to the master bedroom.

The detached two storey lofted former coach house is currently used as a garage but does offer potential to the prospective purchaser.

There has been a property on the site since Norman times and has appeared in various incarnations since then. The front of the house dates from the 1740s and was remodeled in the 1860s to its current layout.

The property benefits from a rich history and it is believed that King Edward I spent a night at the property on his way to Burgh Marsh and the famous Victorian Mrs Beeton spent her childhood with Rev. John Mayson in the vicarage.

There is a gated driveway and a range of outbuildings and stores, five generous bedrooms, two reception rooms, ground floor study, utility room, first floor family bathroom and cellar with wine store.

Current planning permission and listed building consent exists to build a substantial Sunroom to the rear of the Kitchen off the French doors and straighten out the Victorian rear garden wall as part of the building process. In addition, there are plans to adjust the family bathroom and W.C. Details are available upon request.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hallway

8.05m x 2.57m max (26' 5" x 8' 5")

Large open and welcoming central hallway with period front door, oak flooring, feature archway, period Georgian doors leading to both reception rooms, study, kitchen dining room and utility room. Open balustrade stairs leading to the first floor landing. Radiator, part glazed door to rear vestibule.

Rear Vestibule

Period rear door to the block paved parking and outbuildings.

Living Room

5.36m x 4.42m (17' 7" x 14' 6")

A large light living room set in the rear left corner of the house with two large Georgian period windows overlooking the garden, a sandstone fireplace with multifuel stove, recessed cupboards and shelving, cornice and a central ceiling rose.

Dining Room

5.46m x 5.41m (17' 11" x 17' 9")

The dining room is located in the front left hand corner of the property offering dual aspect period windows with views over the garden to the side and towards St Giles Church at the front of property. Feature Victorian fireplace, cornice and a central ceiling rose, and a radiator.


4.37m x 3.07m (14' 4" x 10' 1")

A spacious study with a window to the front aspect, radiator, recessed shelving with cupboard underneath.

Breakfast Kitchen

7.75m x 3.36m (25' 5" x 11')

A spacious triple aspect room with a range of solid oak base and eye level units, oil fired double oven Aga, matching Aga fridge, double butler sink, integrated dishwasher, Karndean flooring, recessed ceiling spotlights. The dining area has French doors with panel windows leading to the rear garden. Door to pantry.


Built in shelving and a door leading to cellar.


Stone steps lead down to a substantial storage cellar occupying a large space with light and power.

Utility Room

3.56m x 3.15m (11' 8" x 10' 4")

Hot water cylinder and oil fired boiler, butler sink, plumbing for washing machine, wall mounted radiator.


Fitted with a two piece suite comprising wash hand basin and WC. Extractor fan.

First Floor


Open balustrade dog leg stairs, a large feature arched window giving views over the rear garden. Door and steps down to an internal hallway with a skylight.

Master Bedroom

5.41m x 5.33m (17' 9" x 17' 6")

Large dual aspect room set in the front left hand corner of the property, two period windows to the front overlooking St Giles Church. The third period window overlooks the garden. A range of recently fitted bespoke wardrobes with window seats and storage under frame the two front windows. Additionally, there is a picture rail, central ceiling rose, radiator and a door to en suite.

En Suite Bathroom

4.27m max x 2.08m max (14' x 6' 10")

Fitted with a four piece suite comprising bath with mixer tap and shower attachment over, corner shower cubicle, WC and a pedestal wash hand basin. Recessed ceiling spotlights, tiled flooring, tiled splash backs and extractor fan.

Bedroom 2

5.35m x 4.52m (17' 7" x 14' 10")

Two period windows overlooking the garden, radiator and central ceiling rose.

Family Bathroom

3.48m x 3.05m (11' 5" x 10')

A spacious room fitted with three piece suite comprising corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and a free standing roll top bath with hand held mixer shower. Radiator, window to the side elevation, painted tongue and groove paneling to dado height, recessed ceiling spotlights.

Separate WC

WC, radiator, extractor fan, painted tongue and groove paneling to dado height.

Bedroom 3

4.43m x 4.39m (14' 6" x 14' 5")

Two large period windows with views over the garden, radiator.

Bedroom 4

4.42m x 3.48m (14' 6" x 11' 5")

Two period windows to front aspect, radiator, interconnecting door leading to bedroom 5. The room has potential to create a second en-suite or perhaps a dressing room.

Bedroom 5

4.42m x 4.32m (14' 6" x 14' 2")

Georgian fireplace, two period windows to front aspect, and a radiator.


Gardens, Parking and Outbuildings

The property is very privately situated being surrounded by gardens to the front, rear and both sides. The property is set back from the road with a walled garden, lawns, borders and parking area. The whole comprising approximately three quarters of an acre.

The side and rear gardens are surrounded by large mature hedges providing privacy for the property. The current owners are adding an herb garden and additional features.

The rear patio area is accessed by French doors from the kitchen. There is also an orchard to the rear containing a variety of fruit trees including both dessert and baking apple, plum, greengage and damson.

To the side is a block paved and gated driveway with a cattle grid, leading to a range of single storey slate roofed storage sheds/workshop and a two storey stone built coach house/garage. The outbuildings are divided into four sheds, with total measurements of 11.69m x (approx.) 1.90m (38' 4" x 6' 3"), all being serviced with light and power.

To the side is a block paved and gated driveway with a cattle grid, leading to a range of single storey slate roofed storage sheds/workshop and a two storey stone built coach house/garage. The outbuildings are divided into 4 sheds, with total measurements of 11.69m x 1.90m (approx.) (38' 4" x 6' 3"), all being serviced with light and power.

Coach House

Coach House - 9.06m x 3.77m (29' 9" x 12' 4"), Cow Shed - 3.33m x 3.70m (10' 11" x 12' 2")

The two storey coach house is located at the end of the block paved parking area and incorporates the old cow shed and pig sty. A separate bothy/potting shed also exists at the rear boundary.

The Coach House may offer potential for refurbishment subject to the necessary planning consent. Uses include an artist studio, home office, granny/teenage flat and/or a holiday let.

Referral & Other Charges

PFK work with preferred providers for the delivery of certain services necessary for a house sale or purchase. Our providers price their products competitively, however you are under no obligation to use their services and may wish to compare them against other providers. Should you choose to utilise them PFK will receive a referral fee: Napthens Property Lawyers/Conveyancing Service - completion of a sale or purchase, PFK will receive a referral fee of £180 per transaction; Pollard & Scott/Independent Mortgage Advisors – arrangement of mortgage & other products/insurances, PFK will receive a referral fee - the average fee earned in 2018 was £226.32; ETSOS/EPC and Floorplan Providers - EPC and floorplan 66.00, EPC only £24.00, floorplan only £6.00. All figures quoted are inclusive of VAT.

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