The Former Rectory, 1 The Walks East

£675,000 OIRO
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Property Summary

THE WALKS EAST is a short, pedestrianised parade of about 10 properties lying between St Mary's Street and Malthouse Road in Huntingdon town centre. A wide range of amenities are within walking distance and there is a mainline railway service to King's Cross with journey times from about one hour.

THE FORMER RECTORY is believed to date from 1937 and is a spacious, individually-designed detached residence of brick construction with a plain tiled roof. It occupies an extensive site of about 0.30 of an acre (0.124 hectares) as shown within the boundaries edged red on the identification plan included in these particulars. It is in need of general updating.

THE ACCOMMODATION is as follows (N.B. All dimensions are approximate) :-


Entrance Porch: Feature exposed beams. Bulkhead light. Timber panelled entrance door with leaded glazed windows to each side.
Entrance Hall: 13' 5” x 10' 11” (4.09m x 3.33m). Coved ceiling. Feature exposed beams. Boarded floor. Twin radiator.
Inner Passage: 16' 1” x 6' 11” (4.90m x 2.11m), including walk-in under-stairs storage cupboard with electric light. Coved ceiling. Boarded floor. Radiator. Service hatch to Dining Room. uPVC leaded double glazed door to rear garden.
L-shaped Cloakroom: 1: 9' 2” x 2' 10” (2.79m x 0.86m) plus 5' 11” x 2' 11” (1.80m x 0.89m). Two leaded obscured glazed windows. Vinyl flooring. Hand-basin with tiled splashback. W.C. Twin radiator.
Lounge: 15' 11” (4.85m), including chimney breast, widening to 17' 6” (5.33m), including leaded glazed bay window with front aspect. Tiled fireplace with “Baxi” grate. Two twin radiators. TV aerial point. Telephone point. Door to:-
Side Entrance Lobby: 7' 8” x 5' 11” (2.34m x 1.80m). Sealed unit leaded double glazed windows with front and side aspects. Vinyl flooring. Hardwood panelled door to garden. Door to:-
Cloakroom: 2: 6' 11” (2.11m) x 5' 1” (1.55m) widening to 5' 10” (1.78m). Leaded obscured glazed window. Hand-basin with tiled splashback. Close-coupled W.C. Radiator. Extractor fan. Trap-door to roof-void.
Dining Room: 15' 11” (4.85m) widening to 18' 9” (5.72m) including leaded bay window with front aspect x 13' 11” (4.24m) max., including chimney breast. Brick fireplace with “Devon” grate and timber mantel. Boarded floor. Three twin radiators. Telephone point. Television aerial socket. Service hatch from Inner Hall.
Study: 13' 11” (4.24m) x 9' 11” (3.02m), widening to 11' 6” (3.51m), including leaded glazed bay window with rear garden aspect and chimney breast. Brick fireplace with timber mantel. Twin radiator. Telephone point.
L-shaped Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 19' 5” (5.92m) x 10' 9” (3.28m) max. narrowing to 8' 6” (2.59m) plus 10' 6” (3.20m) x 5' 5” (1.65m). Leaded glazed windows with side and rear garden aspects. Coved ceiling. Vinyl flooring. Worktops with inset 1¼ bowl stainless-steel sink and with drawers and cupboards under. Matching wall-mounted cupboards. Twin radiator. Built-in pantry with fitted shelves. Gas and electric cooker points. Plumbing for dishwasher. Fluorescent strip ceiling light. Extractor fan. Telephone point. Walk-in Larder (off): 5' 7” x 4' (1.70m x 1.22m). Leaded glazed window. Tiled cold-slab with meat safe under. Fitted shelves. Electric light. Door to:-
Side Entrance Passage: 14' 4” x 3' 5” (4.37m x 1.04m), widening to 4' 6” (1.37m). Top glazed side entrance door. Doors off to:-
Boiler Room: 5' 8” (1.73m) x 4' 9” (1.45m) min. Obscured leaded glazed window. Wall-mounted “Worcester Greenstar 30CDi” gas-fired boiler serving central heating and hot water.
Utility Room: 7' 8” x 4' 9” (2.34m x 1.45m). Side aspect. Deep white glazed sink with worktops each side. Plumbing for automatic washing machine.
Storage Area: 5' 4” x 2' 11” (1.63m x 0.89m). Obscured leaded glazed window
Laundry Room: 4' x 2' 5” (1.22m x 0.74m). Leaded glazed window. Plumbing for washing machine.


Approached via Staircase with timber balustrade.
L-shaped Galleried Landing: Leaded glazed window with rear garden aspect. Built-in cupboard housing “Megaflow” large capacity hot water cylinder. Radiator. Trap-door with retractable wooden ladder giving access to thermally insulated roof-void with electric light.
Bedroom 1: 16' (4.88m), including chimney breast x 14' 5” (4.39m). Leaded glazed window with front aspect. Two secondary leaded glazed windows with side aspect. Twin radiator.
Bedroom 2: 13' 11” (4.24m), including chimney breast, x 13' 1” (3.99m). Leaded glazed window with front aspect. Twin radiator. Telephone point.
Bedroom 3: 14' (4.27m), including double fitted wardrobe with cupboard over, x 11' 11” (3.63m). Leaded glazed window with rear garden aspect. Radiator.
Bedroom 4: 14' (4.27m), including built-in double wardrobe with cupboard over, x 9' 11” (3.02m), including chimney breast. Leaded glazed window with rear garden aspect. Radiator.
Bedroom 5: 11' 3” (3.43m), including built-in wardrobe with cupboard over, x 9' 4” (2.85m). Leaded glazed window with front aspect. Radiator.
Bathroom: 9' 3” x 6' 3” (2.82m x 1.91m). Two obscured leaded glazed windows. Walls part-tiled, part timber panelled. Timber panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Pedestal hand-basin. Close-coupled W.C. Ladder-style towel-rail/radiator. Electric shaver socket. Extractor fan.
Separate Shower Room: 5' 4” x 4' 6” (1.63m x 1.37m) plus 2' 8” x 2' 6” (0.81m x 0.76m). One wall part-boarded panelled. Shower cubicle with glazed door. Hand-basin. Close-coupled W.C. Ladder-style towel rail/radiator. Electric shaver point. Extractor fan.


Detached Brick and Tiled Garage (approached from a private gravelled driveway leading past the side of the Archdeaconry Library). 18' 1” x 13' 1” (5.51m x 3.99m). Sliding/folding door. Leaded glazed window. Electric light and power. Solid fuel bunker


The gardens and grounds extend to an area of 030. of an acre (0.124 hectares), or thereabouts as shown within the boundaries edged red on the sale plan and comprise:- Enclosed Front Garden: lawns, flower borders, ornamental shrubs and trees.
Enclosed Rear Garden: Gravelled area with steps down to lawn with flower borders, ornamental shrubs and trees. Pedestrian gateways to driveway and front garden. Courtesy lighting.


It is understood that all mains services are either connected, or are available for connection to the property and that drainage is to the public sewer.

Band 'G' payable to Huntingdonshire District Council.


Viewing is only by prior arrangement with the Agents. Please allow up to 48 hours for the necessary access to be arranged.


The sale of the vacant possession freehold of the property described in these particulars will be subject, inter alia, to the following conditions:-

The approval of the purchase price by The Ely Diocesan Board of Finance.
Subsequent to completion of purchase the property shall not be known as nor designated 'The Rectory', 'The Vicarage', 'The Parsonage', 'The Old Rectory', 'The Old Vicarage', 'The Old Parsonage' nor by any similar name which might imply that it is, or was once, the residence of the Rector of Huntingdon St. Mary.

The property shall be used for private residential purposes in single family occupation only and nothing shall be done, suffered or permitted on the property which is, or may become, a nuisance annoyance or disturbance to those attending functions in the adjoining nearby St Mary's Parish Room or the Archdeaconry Library.
No part of the property nor any existing or future building thereon or on any part thereof shall at any time be used as or for a place of amusement, hotel, tavern, inn or public house nor shall any spirituous or fermented liquors at any time be sold in or upon the property or any part thereof.
Only one dwelling unit (including the existing dwelling) shall be permitted to be erected, constructed or placed upon any part of the property at any one time.
The reservation by the Vendor of all existing rights of light, air, water supply, soil and drainage in respect of its adjoining or nearby property.
The purchaser shall put and for ever thereafter maintain to the satisfaction of the Vendor the south-eastern boundary walls, gate and fences of the property shown between the points marked “A” - “B” ; “C” - “D”; “D” - “E” and ”E” - “F” on the plan.
Any replacement of the boundary enclosures under (8) above shall be not less than 1.8 metres in height and, unless otherwise approved in writing by the Vendor, be to a similar specification to the existing walls, gate and fences.
The purchaser will be granted rights of vehicular and pedestrian access over the driveway edged yellow on the sale plan, subject to the payment by the purchaser of a fair proportion of the cost of repairing, maintaining and renewing the surface thereof and
No parking will be permitted on the said driveway which must be kept clear of obstruction at all times.


The Vendor informs us that the property is freehold and that vacant possession will be given on completion of sale.

None of the appliances or services has been tested and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves that they are in working order. The floor plans included in these particulars they are intended as an approximate guide only and their accuracy is not guaranteed.

The Agents for themselves and for the owner of this property hereby give notice that: (1) These particulars do not in any way constitute an offer or a contract; (2) Any intending purchasers/tenants must not rely on the statements made in these particulars as representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their correctness as they are made without acceptance of any responsibility on the part of the Agents or the owner; (3) No representation whatever in relation to this property is made or given by the Agents or the owner, nor has any person in their employment any authority to make or give any such representation or warranty.