The Old Rectory Carleton Rode

The Old Rectory is the home of Ian and Annabel Anderson, their two children and a large number of family pets.

 

This wonderful Grade II listed rectory is located in the quiet hamlet of Carleton Rode next to the charming Grade I listed church of All Saints. 

 

The Old Rectory has a long and fascinating history - records show that there has been a dwelling place on this site since 1032, and Annabel has traced the names of every resident and owner back to 1307. The current house combines an early Tudor oak-beamed core with a classic George II red brick facade and later additions that include the former village Sunday School. The school bell tower is still in use!

 

The house has been central to village life for generations and Ian and Annabel enjoy welcoming visitors and guests to this beautiful house and its lovely gardens, and to buy their award-winning produce.

Old Rectory Front

Old Rectory Front

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Dining room set for dinner

Dining room set for dinner

The dining table set for dinner for 8 at Christmas

Wild flower meadow May 2015

Wild flower meadow May 2015

In early May the wild flower meadow is overflowing with cow parsley, camassia, daisies, allium and buttercups. A few of the earlier flowering cowslips, daffodils and fritillaries can still be seen...

Wisteria May 2015

Wisteria May 2015

From mid-April the drawing room is covered by a waterfall of wisteria - the scent is intoxicating. This wisteria flowers again in July.

Lawn tennis court

Lawn tennis court

The heated outdoor swimming pool

The heated outdoor swimming pool

Woodland walk April 2015

Woodland walk April 2015

In January the woods are carpeted with yellow aconites, followed by a sea of wild garlic and cow parsley

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All Saints Church

All Saints Church

A glimpse of the church from the driveway