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A rare chance to purchase this grand Grade II Listed former Rectory of around 7,580 sqft, together with large detached period barn/coach house, enjoying a picturesque setting next to the church within gardens and grounds of approximately 2.34 acres.
8 bedrooms including master bedroom suite with dressing room, study/lounge area and en suite bathroom, 4 further bathrooms/shower rooms, drawing room, dining room, playroom/games room, reception hall, beautifully fitted kitchen/breakfast room, summer kitchen, study/garden room, boot room, rear lobby, utility room, inner hall, cloakroom, gas fired central heating, numerous stunning period features, range of outbuildings providing extra accommodation potential, detached period coach house at present is used as a garage.
The Old Rectory is a stunning house commanding a fine position next to the Church in the very centre of the village. It is believed to date back to the 14th Century with 16th, 17th and 19th Century additions and alterations. Only a small part of the 14th Century Square Tower House remains, in the form of clunch blocks and these can be seen in the two walls facing the church. The rest of the house is of beautiful old red and Cambridge brick elevations beneath a handsome peg tiled roof. The dramatic elevations feature magnificent tall hung sash windows, many with the original shutters still in place. The rear elevation is further enhanced by the striking garden veranda and copper canopy which was built between the south wing and stair turret, just off the main reception hall.
The accommodation in all extends to some 7,580 sqft and is arranged across three floors. The ground floor layout affords considerable flexibility, the principal reception rooms combining to create outstanding entertaining space, and the kitchen/breakfast room is particularly worthy of note having been recently modernised. There is a large boot room and further summer kitchen overlooking the rear gardens, as well as the garden room/study and large cellar.
Upstairs the 8 bedrooms are arranged across the first and second floors. The master bedroom suite with fitted dressing room, lounge area/study and en suite bathroom is particularly impressive, and elsewhere on the first floor can be found 4 further double bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms including a quite beautifully fitted contemporary family bathroom. There are 3 further bedrooms on the second floor, (1 with adjacent dressing room) plus a shower room and 3 attic rooms, needless to say this layout offers considerable versatility also.
The adjacent detached coach house/period barn provides further potential and it is understood that the Local Authority has been approached with a view to converting the coach house to a residential dwelling. Whilst planning permission has not yet been sought, the Local Authority has indicated that they would look upon such an application favourably. Another alternative would be to convert the coach house/barn into a home office/studio for those looking to work from home. There is additional ancillary accommodation attached to the main house, in the form of a small caretaker's lodge/studio.
The gardens and grounds surround the property and there is ample car parking to the front of the house, as well as driveway and turning area to the front of the barn. The formal gardens to the rear of the property enjoy considerable privacy and seclusion and these are laid mainly to lawn with thickly planted flower beds and borders, mature trees including a spectacular Cedar and shrubs. There is a paddock to the rear of the coach house and the gardens and grounds extend to around 2.34 acres.