Attractive period house occupying a unique and protected island on the east coast.
The Rectory was constructed in circa 1845 of mellow stock brick under a slate roof and occupies a lovely mature plot opposite the islands former church. Adjacent to the garden lies a post and railed paddock with stables together with the village's former Sunday school, now converted to a lovely useful detached garden room.
The house is approached over an impressive reception hall with a fine staircase. At the front of the house is the former rector's study with fitted bookcases and shuttered windows and on the opposite side a separate dining room with high ceilings and deep shuttered windows. The drawing room features an attractive marble fireplace, two deep shuttered sash windows and high ceilings. At the rear of the house lies a comprehensively fitted kitchen/breakfast room with a wood burner and an adjacent utility/boot room. Beyond, through a back lobby, lies a wood store and access to a large scullery with the original copper and bread oven. On the first floor there are five generous bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom. There are lovely views from all the rooms over the surrounding countryside.
The house is discreetly situated behind a high bank of mature trees and shrubs which provide for a lovely private oasis. The gardens extend to about 140' to a small woodland copse, which itself is about ¼ acre. The gardens include two large wired chicken run enclosures with hen housing. Adjacent are two post and railed paddocks extending to 0.6 acres which include a bank of stables comprising two boxes, tack room and hay barn/cart lodge with power and light. Lying adjacent to the house is a lovely detached period style garden room with pitched roof and windows overlooking the paddocks and this is reputedly the village's former Sunday school.
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A period island retreat on the Essex coast.Stephen White