Rectory Road, Newton, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0RA | Property for sale | Savills
6,317 sq ft(586.87 sq m)
Guide price £2,000,000

Rectory RoadNewton, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0RA

    Key features

    • Impressive light-filled accommodation (5,848 sg ft)
    • Lovely private setting with established gardens
    • outbuildings and equestrian facilities
    • tucked away edge of village location
    • about 5.15 acres

    Wonderfully positioned country house with established gardens and grounds.

    About this property

    • Offering light-filled and well-proportioned accommodation, this fine Grade II Listed former rectory sits in a tucked away and private setting. The house is believed to date in part to the early 16th and 17th Century and was substantially extended in the 18th and 19th century. The property benefits from over 5 acres of established gardens and grounds. In addition, are a wide variety of outbuildings that could offer further ancillary accommodation and equestrian facilities.

      An entrance hall provides access to the majority of the principal rooms, all well-proportioned, with period features and high ceilings; the elegant drawing room with open fireplace and dining room both have full height bay windows overlooking the gardens, along with a door that joins the two rooms. A study, sitting room and a cloakroom complete this side of the ground floor. From an inner hall, access is provided to the large kitchen/ breakfast room with space for a kitchen table and access to both a sizable utility room and a snug to the other side. There are two cellars, one acts as a wine store which is accessed from the inner hall, and the other is an ideal pantry, located near the kitchen.

      Two staircases lead to the first floor; consisting of the spacious principal bedroom with a substantial en-suite bathroom, and four further double bedrooms, one is currently being used as a dressing room to form a principal suite, another with en-suite, a separate wc, and family bathroom. A second floor has another bathroom and four further rooms, which offer additional bedrooms.


      Well positioned within its stunning grounds, The Old Rectory is approached by a long, tree-lined gravel drive that weaves round a teardrop shaped central lawn before sweeping to the front of the house; offering ample space for parking. To one side is a double garage, with attached stores that surround a courtyard, behind which, is an array of outbuildings that incorporate the stable complex with hardstanding and the open sided barn.

      The paddocks, grazing and meadow land, lie to the side of these buildings and boarder the entire plot, extending their way around the edge of the formal gardens to the rear, and back round to the opposite side; with a second gated entrance from the road ideal for a horse box access.

      An additional storage barn/workshop has a separate access from Rectory Road and backs onto the west paddock, which subject to the necessary consents, might offer potential for conversion.

      The gardens are south and east facing, with lawns that are interspersed by pathways and well-stocked flower beds. Bordered by mature and well-shaped hedging and trees, the formal gardens lead to a swimming pool with patio and well planted surround, and the pool house. The hard tennis court, which is in need of resurfacing, is located just beyond the garden and surrounded by hedging.

      Oil-fired central heating. Mains water, drainage and electricity.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I love this period of property, the proportions are so elegant and the space always light and airy.

    Tom OrfordProperty agent

    Local information

    • The house is located off Rectory Road, a small country lane, about half a mile from the centre of the village which has a pub and golf course. To the north is the market town of Sudbury which sits on the River Stour, forming part of the Stour Valley and Dedham Vale AONB. The area is known widely for its countryside, rivers, attractive villages, hamlets and towns; and being one of the prettiest parts of Suffolk.
    • The market towns of Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds with branch line rail services and Hadleigh, along with the medieval village of Lavenham are all within a few miles away and have a wide range of shopping and recreational facilities. Both the A12 and Colchester are about 12 miles to the south; the latter has an extensive range of facilities and a mainline rail service to London Liverpool Street taking less than an hour.
    • The area has excellent sporting and leisure opportunities, including a number of golf courses, water activities on the river and many excellent areas for walking, riding and also bird watching. There are a number of excellent schools in the area, private, state and grammar.

    Additional information

    • Directions: Newton Village Centre 0.5 miles, Sudbury (Station with trains to London Liverpool Street via Marks Tey in 80 minutes) 3.2 miles, Colchester 12 miles, Cambridge 37 miles what3words/// pillows.reconnect.clouding
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G