Guide price £1,095,000
An impressive and substantial Grade II Listed former school house with a stunning contemporary extension and established garden in this highly sought after village. Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Family Room, Sitting Room/Study, Kitchen/Dining Room, Utility Room, Boot Room, Cloakroom. Five Ground Floor Bedrooms (One with En-Suite Shower Room) and Family Bathroom. Landing, Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and En-Suite Bathroom. Driveway with Parking For Several Vehicles and Established Garden. THE PROPERTY Rectory School is an impressive and substantial former school house with a superb contemporary extension in this highly sought after village. Built in 1849 in the Gothic style, as the Primary School and the Old School House, this attractive Grade II Listed property has knapped flint and gault brick dressings under a fishscale slate roof with decorative ridge tiles and three circular chimneys with patterning in carved gault brick and moulded rendered octagonal bases. Extending to 3,529 sq ft, this beautifully finished property offers light and flexible accommodation with annexe potential and attractive period features including large arched school room windows, vaulted ceilings and fireplaces. The current owners have sympathetically extended and improved the property including re-wiring, re-roofing with hand cut Welsh slates, replacement plumbing with underfloor heating to the ground floor, Celotex wall insulation, solid oak doors and the installation of a home cinema and multi-media Smart System including Dolby surround sound. The house has a welcoming reception hall with a solid cathedral style door with a fan light window, leaded window to the front, fitted mat, sealed fireplace, oak staircase to the first floor, solid oak floor and recessed ceiling downlights. The charming sitting room/study has a leaded window to the front, sealed brick fireplace, solid oak floor and recessed ceiling downlights. The stunning and generously sized double aspect 34 ft drawing room has a vaulted ceiling and two large cathedral windows to the front and rear with black out blinds, solid stone carved fireplace, 6ft electric dropdown projector screen providing home cinema with concealed speakers, exposed timbers and oak floor. The well finished cloakroom is located off the drawing room. The impressive bespoke double aspect kitchen/dining room has three cathedral windows, fitted dining table with walnut and glass top, fitted base and eye level units, resin worktops, one and a half bowl sink with drainer and boiling water tap, high quality integrated Gaggenau appliances including oven, grill, steam oven, two ring hob, indoor BBQ, hot plate, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine, fridge and freezer, resin floor, mounted spotlights and 52" integrated electric pop lift plasma television within hand-made walnut unit. A useful boot room is located off the kitchen/dining room with a window to the front, controls for the multi-media system, resin floor and door to outside. The superb and good sized family room has an exposed flint wall, well with glass top and lighting, recessed ceiling downlights and concertina doors to the garden. The utility/boiler room is located off the family room with space and plumbing for a washing machine, hot water cylinder and oil fired boiler. Forming part of the extension are five good sized bedrooms (one with an en-suite shower room) and family bathroom. The floor coverings and bath/shower rooms to the extension have been left as seen, for the new owners to decide on their own choice of finish and fittings. The first floor landing has a leaded window to the front overlooking the village meadows. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, cast iron fireplace, recessed ceiling downlights and leaded window to the front, dressing room and en-suite bathroom. OUTSIDE Rectory School has a gated gravel driveway to the front providing parking for several vehicles. The front of the property enjoys lovely views over the village meadows and brook and is enclosed by hedging with a lawn and outside lighting. The attractive established garden offers a high degree of shelter and privacy. The garden is enclosed by hedging and close boarded wooden fencing and mainly laid to lawn with flower and shrub beds, mature trees, slate terrace, outside lighting, power points and water tap. A good sized garden/machinery store is located to the rear corner of the garden. There is also splendid potential with the roof top terrace (planning already approved) LOCATION Rectory School is set close to the centre of the village, enjoying a quiet location with attractive views over the meadows. Moulton is a delightful village surrounded by undulating Suffolk countryside just three miles from Newmarket and centred around the large village green, with playing fields, open meadows and a stream. The tower of the imposing St Peter's church, dating back to the thirteenth century and the stone built Packhorse Bridge are splendid features of this village. Amenities include an excellent primary school, the renowned Packhorse Inn and Moulton Village Stores. The nearby horseracing town of Newmarket offers a good range of amenities including shopping, hotels, restaurants, schools and leisure facilities, with health clubs, swimming pool and a golf club. Moulton is commutable to Cambridge with its burgeoning hi-tech industries, science parks and reputable schools. There is excellent access to the A14, A11 and M11 and a branch line connection from Newmarket to Kennett, Cambridge and Ipswich. Cambridge, Audley End and Whittlesford Parkway offer direct rail lines into London, with the fastest trains taking under one hour. Stansted International Airport is approximately 36 miles.
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