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  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 5 reception rooms


  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Reception rooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Orangery
  • Celler/Games Room
  • Office
  • One Bedroom Annexe
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Essex Barn

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Rectory Farm is of 17th century origins and substantially improved by the present owners, now offering five bedroom accommodation arranged over two floors, plus a converted cellar. The orangery extension to the kitchen has superb views across the formal gardens. The double fronted property has a central entrance hall with solid wooden floors and stairs rising to the first floor. Two formal reception rooms have feature fireplaces, one with a logburner. The utility room is located to the left and the kitchen is fitted with a range of base and wall cabinets with corian surfaces and surrounds and integrated appliances, within the chimney recess is a range cooker. The office has the original bread oven built into the wall. Adjacent to the kitchen is the fantastic orangery with underfloor heating and a lantern skylight to the roof and bifold doors which gives the effect of bringing the outside into the home. Also off the kitchen is a cloakroom and pantry and the wc is located to the rear of the entrance hall. The dry cellar has been converted to a games room and is accessed from the hall.

The first floor comprises a master bedroom and four further bedrooms, all with sash windows. The family bathroom is fully tiled and has an oval free standing bath, matching his and hers wash hand basins, separate walk in shower unit.

The grounds extend to approximately 11 acres. The formal grounds, commence from a long gravel drive bordered by well tended privet hedging, and extensive lawns with an ornate circular pond. The terrace extends to both sides and the rear and includes a heated swimming pool, enclosed by a protective garden wall. The remainder of the grounds are mainly pasture with post and rail fencing, a selection of mature trees, a garden pond and has excellent views over the valley. To the front of the property are several outbuildings, these include a large Essex Barn, primarily used for storage, a triple car port, a games room and a stable block with first floor accommodation above. The stable block can also be approached via a separate drive.
• Lot 1: Rectory Farm: Guide £1,495,000
• Lot 2: Delvyns Farmland: Guide £1,425,000
• Whole: £2,920,000

Rectory Farm is located on the outskirts of the village of Gestingthorpe. Located nearby is St Mary the Virgin Church and The Pheasant, public house. The village of Castle Hedingham is nearby with a selection of public houses, a restaurant and village shop. The larger towns of Halstead and Sudbury offer a good range of independent high street shops, restaurants and several public houses as well as a local supermarket and Sudbury offers a rail connection via Marks Tey to London. There is also a regular train service to London’s Liverpool Street from Braintree station (average journey time 58 minutes), Marks Tey station (average journey time 56 minutes) and/or Witham station (average journey time 45 minutes).There is also access onto the A12 at Witham and the National Motorway Network. Locally, the A131 connects to the national road network via the A12, A120 and M11.

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Local Amenities

  • Sudbury (Suffolk) 4.5 miles
  • Bures 6 miles
  • St Giles' Church of England Primary School 1.9 miles
  • de Vere Primary School 2.3 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Sudbury (Suffolk) 4.5 miles
  • Bures 6 miles
  • St Giles' Church of England Primary School 1.9 miles
  • de Vere Primary School 2.3 miles

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  • £466,571
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Sold prices provided by Land Registry
8th May 2019 £1,495,000 First listed
8th Jul 2004 £665,000 Last sold

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