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The Old Rectory is a particularly handsome Grade II listed Georgian Rectory, beautifully situated on the edge of the village with far reaching easterly views over farmland and Shotesham Park. We understand that the house was designed and built by Sir John Soane, with the very fine hall, stairwell, and galleried landing being typical of his work. The house is built of grey brick under a slate roof and amongst the characteristics of this fine property are the beautiful proportions of the house itself; the full length sash windows to ground floor level, and the very well proportioned accommodation with the principal rooms facing south-east to west.
Complementing the elegance and detail is a functional layout, with extensive living space totalling circa 7000 square feet. Alongside the formal rooms are useful areas such as laundry, boot room, cellar, study and reading room, together with 9 bedrooms on the first floor. There are two areas of the house that would be suitable for creation of self-contained annexe/wings should they be required. The current owners have been true custodians of the house, enhancing period detail where needed and reclaiming rooms previously unused.
The house sits comfortably back from the village road, approached via a private driveway, sweeping through wooded area and opening out to the west of the house with gravelled parking and a turning area. The drive continues onwards to the garaging. The formal lawned gardens are to the south, stretching away from the house and flanked by shrubs and some fine trees such as Holm Oak, Yew, Oak and Beech. A York stone terrace adjoins the house providing an ideal area for outside dining and entertaining. The lawns continue round to the east, overlooking the park like grounds beyond and with a former swimming pool now in need of attention. Wooded walks meander along the southern boundary, with Copper Beech, London Plane, Redwood, and Horse Chestnut dotted throughout. The paths open onto the park like grounds, with mature hedged boundaries, that open out from the south to the north of the house and to an area of woodland at the northern most point of the grounds. The gardens and grounds extend to about 5 acres.
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There is little that is more alluring than an elegant Old Rectory, and this has elegance by the bucket load.Ben Rivett