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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Belchamp Otten, Sudbury, Essex

Guide Price £995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 bedrooms (1 en suite)
  • Attic bedroom , bathroom
  • Reception hall
  • 3 bay cart lodge
  • About 1.5 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Belchamp Otten is a pretty village situated between the villages of Belchamp Walter and Belchamp St. Paul to the west of Sudbury. Local shopping facilities are provided in the larger village of Clare and Long Melford and a more extensive range of shopping and recreational facilities in Sudbury. For the commuter there is a train service from Sudbury connecting at Marks Tey for London's Liverpool Street.


The Old Rectory is listed as being of Architectural or Historical Interest Grade II. An extract from the listing states "C18 features. Timber framed and plastered. Hipped grey slate roof. 2 flat headed dormers with small paned casements. 2 storeys and attics. First floor 4 window range of small paned vertical sliding sashes. Ground floor, 2 small paned vertical sliding sashes to right. Angled bay to left with parapet and glazed margins to French doors. Central double doors with glazed margins to top lights. Flat canopy with brackets. 4 gault brick chimney stacks. Good C18 staircase and other details".

The Old Rectory provides good accommodation on three floors and exudes a very comfortable feel with a particular appeal to a family. Rooms of particular note are the sitting room with floor-to-ceiling French windows with folding side shutters overlooking the gravelled sweep, the dining room with a parquet floor and exposed red brick fireplace and glazed door out into the garden, and the study with its curved French window with side shutters opening into the garden. In addition, the reception hall has a lovely exposed timber floor and a double arch opening into the side hall and with access to the cellar. The house has many period features and details including an 18th century staircase, corner cabinets and of particular note in the utility room is an old range and bread oven. On the first floor there are 6 bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room, and a bathroom with twin panelled baths. On the second floor there is an attic bedroom. The delightful gardens with numerous mature trees give great privacy with a pond, a 3 bay cart lodge with a studio above, kitchen garden and a number of outbuildings.



Central glazed double doors open into the welcoming entrance hall with doors off to the sitting room, dining room and study with access to a cellar incorporating a private well. Off the side hall is a well-fitted kitchen/breakfast room with an oil fired Aga, a utility room and cloakroom.


A staircase leads up to the main landing illuminated by two skylights with 6 bedrooms (one with an en suite shower room) and a bathroom.


Reached by a staircase from the main landing on the first floor and leading to an attic bedroom and further room previously used as a kitchenette.


The Old Rectory is approached through wrought iron gates and over a gravel, tree-lined drive leading to a sweep to the front of the house. To one side of the drive is a 3 bay cart lodge with a room above and there is parking for a number of cars. Opposite the front door is a gate which leads through to the church. The delightful private gardens are laid to lawn with flowerbeds and numerous mature trees including oak, ash and beech, screened from the road by a high hedge. To the west is a gravelled terrace overlooking a fenced pond with a lovely wooded walk on the opposite side, full of wild flowers and a haven for wildlife. Adjacent to the kitchen is an outhouse and paved terrace with a gate leading to an enclosed yard housing a dog kennel and an outbuilding located behind the cart lodge. A path leads away from the house across a further lawn area with a workshop and barbeque area to the side and through to a further area of garden with a kitchen garden bounded by open farmland. In all:



Directions (From Sudbury)
Take the A131 towards Halstead. On the very edge of Sudbury, before starting to ascend the hill, turn right. After about 1 mile, take the first turning to the right. After a further 1 mile, at a T-junction turn left and continue to Belchamp Otten. Proceed into the village and the gates to The Old Rectory will be seen just past the church on the right hand side.

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28 September 2011


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