Church Lane, Great Wenham, Colchester, CO7 6PN | Property for sale | Savills
3.36 Ac(1.36 Ha)
Excess of £1,500,000

Church LaneGreat Wenham, Colchester, CO7 6PN

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in December 2021
  • A delightful family room with aga.
  • Modern garden room with views of the countryside.
  • Beautiful mature gardens and grounds.
  • Serenely positioned on the edge of a hamlet.

Well positioned, striking Grade II Listed Old Rectory.

About this property

  • About this property
    The Old Rectory is a delightful former Rectory with well proportioned rooms, which are of huge charm and character with many fine period features. The property dates from the early 16th Century, possibly even earlier with later alterations and additions including Georgian and Victorian wings. It also benefits from a modern garden room which has been added by the current vendor.

    The house is Grade II listed as of historical or architectural interest. It is largely of timber frame under a predominately red tiled roof. On the ground floor there are handsome south-facing drawing and dining rooms as well as a lovely garden room with wonderful views. The well fitted kitchen leads onto a relaxing family room with aga, perfect for family dining.

    The property can be reached through a walled entrance opening onto a gravel driveway. There is an excellent range of traditional period outbuildings including garaging, storage and a barn with a hayloft. The Old Rectory is perfectly positioned in well stocked and beautifully laid out gardens, orchard and grounds interspersed by many new and mature trees. It is peacefully situated on the edge of the hamlet opposite St Johns Church with open views over surrounding countryside.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

We are very excited to be able to offer this enchanting and magical Old Rectory of huge character, especially as it is set in such a wonderful position.

Mark OliverProperty agent

Local information

  • East Bergholt 3 miles, Manningtree Station 7 miles, Ipswich 8 miles, Colchester 12 miles, (London Liverpool Street station 55,65 & 50 minutes respectively)
  • (All mileages and times are approximate)
  • Great Wenham is an attractive hamlet with a church and public house, it is situated approximately two miles from Capel St Mary, which offers a range of local amenities including a doctors' surgery, shop and primary school. Great Wenham falls within the catchment area of East Bergholt High School. Ipswich and Colchester, the oldest recorded Roman town in England, are nearby and provide a wider variety of shopping, educational, leisure and recreational facilities. There is ready access to both the A14 and A12 trunk roads which lead to London, the Midlands and the major motorway network beyond. To the south of the A12 lies the Dedham Vale area of outstanding natural beauty, whilst the Rivers Stour and Orwell and Alton Water are within easy reach making the area an excellent base for sailing.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Ipswich take the A12 south and exit 32B off the A12 towards Capel St Mary, Great Wenham, Bentley. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto The Street towards Capel St Mary and Great Wenham. Go through Capel St Mary on The Street which turns into Mill Hill. The road then turns into Brook Lane after a sharp bend. At the T junction turn left. Take a left onto Wenham Lane. Then take 1st left onto Church Lane (Priory Farm only). The Old Rectory will be on the right opposite St John's Church. From London/Colchester, take the A12 north. Turn left off A12 onto Wenham Lane signposted Great Wenham. This is a small exit after the Hadleigh/East Bergholt exit. Carry on Wenham Lane for almost a mile. Turn right onto Church Lane, (Priory Farm only) and the Old Rectory will be on the right opposite St John's church.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold