Lovely period Old Rectory in a private secluded setting.
Stunning period Old Rectory in a private setting of 6.5 acres, approximately 15 minutes from Manningtree Station with a fast direct service to London in under an hour. Ideal for those looking to enjoy country living but with easy access to the capital.
The Old Rectory is a delightful former rectory to All Saints Church and until 1976 was the home of the village rector. The church itself dates back to the 12th century. The current house was built in 1836 in Regency and Gothic revival style by St John's College, Cambridge. The house was designed by the college architect. It retains the college coat of arms over the main entrance door. The house is Grade II listed. It is constructed from local red brick under pitched handmade clay peg tiled roofs with hexagonal red brick chimneys. On the ground floor there are handsome south-facing drawing and dining rooms as well as a third reception room which could be used as a sitting room or home office, plus a comfortable Aga kitchen for family meals. There are five bedrooms and three bathrooms on the first floor, and four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the second floor. All the main bedrooms are south or west facing. There is a wealth of period features throughout, of particular note being the open fireplaces, elegant Regency style sash windows with original shutters, and well-proportioned rooms with high ceilings. The Historic Buildings Register notes that This house is an exceptionally complete example of its style and period.
A traditional range of outbuildings, including coach house and stables, lies to the east of the house, arranged around a cobbled courtyard. Sheltered gardens and grounds surround the property with many fine trees including yew, oak, ash, cedar, horse chestnut, laurel, beech, blackthorn, sycamore and holly. There are extensive paddocks to the south and west of the house. These, together with the original stables and hay loft, make the house ideal for equestrian pursuits. Wix Equestrian Centre lies just two miles away.
Mains electricity and water, private drainage, oil fired central heating. High speed broadband.
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I love the way the house is so well hidden. The seclusion and the delightful gardens make it very special.Karl Manning