Anyone for croquet?
PUBLISHED: 10:52 15 July 2017
Classic former rectory at Bucklesham, in the centre of the village, could be yours for £875,000
This classic, Grade II listed former rectory, believed to date from the 17th Century, is set within gardens and grounds of around 1.7 acres - including a croquet lawn.
The house is in the heart of the village, adjacent to the church of St Mary, in the village just 3.5 east of the county town, Ipswich.
It has been the family home of the present owners for 41 years, after it was acquired from the church in 1976.
It is a substantial village house, of six bedrooms and two bathrooms, which sits centrally within delightfully mature gardens.
It offers around 3,700sq ft of living space.
It is in a central, but private, position.
It features well laid-out accommodation, with a series of light, well-proportioned reception rooms.
There is a triple aspect drawing room, with an open fire, a dining room with a large bay window and also an open fire, and a snug/study which has a woodburning stove.
A central sitting room opens on to the kitchen/breakfast room, which is complete with an Aga.
The service rooms complete the ground floor accommodation. There is a utility room, a laundry room/workshop and access to the wine cellar.
On the first floor are six bedrooms, many of which contain ball grate fireplaces and have exposed beams.
There is a large internal landing room with linen cupboards, off which there are separate family bath and shower rooms.
All of the bedrooms have views across the beautiful gardens, and some towards the surrounding woodlands and the neighbouring parish church.
The property is approached over a shingle driveway, offering ample parking space, which in turn leads to the double storey coach house, a double garage and machinery/garden stores.
The beautifully kept gardens include a well maintained croquet lawn to the south west and a former grass tennis court to the east.
The property is interspersed with many colourful herbaceous borders, along with more mature specimen trees, with a productive kitchen garden, an orchard with a wide variety of fruit trees, a chicken run and a small copse.
There is a secondary access through a five bar field gate on the north west boundary of the property.
The Old Rectory is for sale with Jackson-Stops & Staff and it has a guide price of £875,000.