5 bedroom detached house for saleSapiston, Suffolk
An elegant Victorian rectory in an exceptional rural setting on the edge of the Duke of Grafton's Euston Estate. All in 1.75 acres (sts).
Situated in an exceptional setting on a private road on the edge of the Euston Estate, overlooking Sapiston Church, The Old Rectory is a beautiful house of elegant proportions, once being part of the Duke of Grafton's Euston Estate and displaying Victorian architecture at its finest, with red-brick elevations with attractive diapering underneath a peg-tiled roofline. The accommodation is arranged over two floors, being beautifully presented, with graceful Victorian proportions, welcoming a large level of natural light, generous high ceilings and large sash windows, many with views to the south towards the church and low water meadows.
The ground floor is accessed from an attractive porch with Gothic arch with stone columns, into a wonderful large reception hall with attractive chequer quarry-tiled floors, providing access into the reception rooms. The drawing room enjoys a double aspect, with fireplace with stone surround, mantel and wood-burning stove, with double doors leading to a large 21ft garden room, extensively glazed and offering fine views towards the church and over the garden.
From the drawing room are bi-folding doors to the dining room, with full-length bay window overlooking the gardens, and open fireplace with moulded stone and marble surround, whilst to the back of the property is a charming snug with south-facing window and open fireplace with wood-burning stove. The Aga kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of cream painted Shaker-style units with granite work surface, twin ceramic sinks and matching island unit with granite work surface, together with a 4-oven oil-fired Aga in the chimney breast.
The kitchen opens to a lovely breakfast room with French doors to the terrace; boot room with walk-in boiler cupboard, attractive brick floors and Shaker-style painted units, and cloakroom. Accessed from the inner hall is a walk-in pantry with pamment floors and shelving, a cellar with fitted shelving and slate game shelves and secondary staircase to the first floor.
On the first floor is a large landing area with built-in storage cupboards, leading to a delightful double-aspect bedroom with some wonderful views over the gardens and beyond; bedroom 2 with storage cupboard and southerly aspect overlooking the gardens and meadows beyond and guest bedroom 3 with en suite shower room and wardrobes, together with two further double bedrooms, all served by two well-fitted and good-quality bathrooms.
The property is approached through a pair of automated gates leading up to a large gravel driveway and on to a former Coach House 25'10" x 21'10" and 15'3" x 12'7" which provides useful facilities for workshop and storage, but would equally suit conversion to annexe or studio (subject to the usual planning consents).
The grounds have been beautifully kept and are a particular attribute of The Old Rectory, offering a high degree of privacy through all seasons, together with fine views over the meadows and over paddocks towards the church.
The gardens are largely lawned, interspersed with wonderful mature trees, including yew and cedar, together with two terraces facing south and east. To the rear of the property are further lawned areas framed by mature beds and borders, with beautiful roses and yew hedging. To the furthest point of the grounds is a meadow which is largely left to encourage wildlife, and currently houses a family of barn owls.
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