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Brookside, Moulton, Newmarket, CB8

Guide price £1,195,000


5 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: NEW240036


  • Highly sought after and desirable Suffolk village
  • Beautifully presented property with superb contemporary extension
  • Welcoming reception hall
  • Generously sized reception rooms
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Utility room, 2 boot rooms and cloakroom
  • Principal bedroom with En-Suite shower room, dressing room, 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom
  • First floor guest suite/ bedroom 5 with dressing room and en-suite bathroom
  • Driveway with extensive parking
  • Attractive established garden


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, Boot Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Utility Room, Further Boot/Plant Room, Cloakroom, Principal Bedroom with En-Suite and Dressing Room, 2 Further Double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Study/Bedroom 4, Landing, Guest Suite/Bedroom 5 with Dressing Room and En-Suite Bathroom. Driveway with Extensive Parking, 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. In recent times the property has been sympathetically extended and improved, 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 screen, concealed in-wall full surround sound and subwoofer speakers with Sonos connectivity and Denon AVR. A Lutron lighting and sensor system allows app control, motion, scenes and schedules for the lighting throughout. A welcoming reception hall boasts a solid 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. A fully fitted boot room 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 impressive bespoke double aspect kitchen/dining room has three arched 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, boiling water tap, separate filtered and sparkling water tap, high quality integrated Gaggenau appliances including grill, two ring hob, indoor BBQ, hot plate, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine, fridge and freezer, KitchenAid oven with rotisserie. Resin floor, mounted spotlights and integrated electric pop lift to house a television within bespoke hand-made walnut unit. A useful second boot/plant 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 well finished cloakroom is located off the drawing room. 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. The extension is currently configured to provide the principal bedroom with fitted dressing room and en suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms (each with doors to the garden) a family bathroom and study/bedroom 4 with fully glazed aspect and door to the garden. The first floor is accessed from the reception hall staircase leading to a landing corridor beyond which is a charming guest bedroom with vaulted ceiling, cast iron fireplace, recessed ceiling downlights and leaded window to the front with village views. There is a fitted dressing room and en-suite bathroom with leaded window. OUTSIDE Rectory School has a gated gravel driveway to the front providing parking for several vehicles and EV charging point. 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, part sunken slate terrace with feature interlocking timber beam surround, 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 exciting potential to utilise the roof top terrace (planning already approved), with a bridge link. 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 centered 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 a nationally acclaimed Primary School - rated ''Outstanding' by Ofsted, 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, Cambridge North, 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. DIRECTIONS CB8 8SG From the Clock Tower in Newmarket, take the road to Moulton. On entering the village of Moulton go straight over at the crossroads towards Gazeley. Continue past The Packhorse pub and turn right into Brookside. Rectory School is located further down on the left hand side. PROPERTY INFORMATION SERVICES: Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating with Genius smart zone controlled heating system throughout, with app control, intelligent scheduling and motion control. TENURE: The property is freehold with vacant possession on completion. LOCAL AUTHORITY: West Suffolk District Council Tel: 01638 719000 COUNCIL TAX: Band G Current annual charge: £3,387.95 VIEWING: Strictly by appointment only through sole agent: Jackson-Stops - 01638 662231