A remarkable Grade I Listed former Rectory at the heart of Sudbury's elegant historic quarter and within easy walking distance of town centre amenities.
- Semi Detached
- Double Garage
A truly remarkable Grade I Listed former Rectory at the heart of Sudbury's elegant historic quarter within easy walking distance of the town centre and railway station.
Salters Hall is the former Rectory home of Rev. Canon Sir John Molyneux, Rector of St Gregory and St Peter (1855-79), and was later a preparatory school. The property features some of the finest examples of C15 detail in Sudbury. The upper storey projects on curved brackets with moulded capitals and shafts, the timber-framing is exposed and the oriel window in the upper storey is particularly fine.
Benefiting from high ceilings and views over the water meadows towards the River Stour, the property boasts immense character and charm throughout with many original features including a heavily-beamed Reception Room with panelled walls, a stunning open fireplace and door opening out to the formal knot garden.
The possibility exists to extend the present accommodation, subject to planning and listed building consent, by creating additional bedrooms within the Attic Space or the Annexe, which we are advised was designed by William Butterfield, the Gothic Revival architect noted for his use of polychromy.
The property also benefits from a pretty and private rear garden and a double garage accessed through the peaceful and private Salters Hall Mews.
This spectacular townhouse is traditionally constructed with timber-frame and plaster under a tiled roof. The timber-framing of the front elevation is exposed with much original and delicate tracery. The soffit is carved with a man and some grotesque animals and the west wing features Victorian flint work. The spacious accommodation, arranged over two floors, is light and welcoming - a stunning and truly unique home.
STUDY / ENTRANCE HALL:
Stone steps lead up from street level to the four-centre arch doorway with solid timber front door opening into a grand dual-aspect reception hall with exposed beams and stud work. Wooden flooring. Under-stairs cupboard. Stairs rising to the first floor. Doors to:
A beautifully bright dual aspect room, heavily-beamed with part-panelled walls, stunning open fireplace and door opening out to the formal knot garden.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM:
A delightful and informal space, very much the heart of the property and with direct access to the dining room, rear garden and rose garden. Fitted with a range of base units with work surfaces over. Stainless steel sink and drainer with 1½ bowl and stainless steel mixer tap. Matching island with integrated gas hob and oven. Integrated dish washer. Wall-mounted gas boiler, space and plumbing for washing machine.
A bright and well proportioned room with 3.2m ceiling. Dual aspect. Door to store room.
Presently used a store room but could be converted to a downstairs en-suite bedroom subject to planning and listed building consent.
A spacious double bedroom. Built-in wardrobe. Dual aspect with westerly views over the knot garden and beyond to the River Stour and Sudbury's water meadows.
Tiled floor with partly-tiled walls. Matching white suite with large corner shower unit, pedestal hand wash basin and low-level WC.
A very spacious double bedroom. Triple aspect with lovely views over the gardens. Fireplace.
A double bedroom with beautiful wide-board wooden flooring. Window to the front aspect. Cupboard. Fireplace.
Matching suite with panel bath with shower over, pedestal hand wash basin and low-level WC.
Accessed via ladder from landing. This superb space could be converted for use as an additional bedroom.
To the front of the property is an enclosed formal knot garden with manicured, low-level box hedges and heavily scented with mature rose and clematis. The private rear garden is less formal with a delightful paved terrace for outside dining. This area of garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature and established borders adding colour and texture and manicured hedges providing privacy with different shapes adding interest to the landscaping.
A stone path leads from the rear garden to a modern, purpose-built double garage. Brick and timber frame construction under a tiled roof. Lighting and Power. There is a wide area of gravelled driveway for off-road parking.
Gas-fired central heating. We are advised that mains water, gas, electricity and telephone are connected. Alarm system.
Babergh District Council - Council Tax Band G
At the heart of Sudbury's elegant historic quarter within easy walking distance of town centre amenities and Gainsborough House, the museum and art gallery at the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough.
This popular and thriving Wool Town dates back to Saxon times and has a heritage in the weaving and silk industries. The town boasts a twice weekly farmers market, supermarkets (Aldi, Sainsburys, Tesco & Waitrose), shops and excellent medical facilities. Sudbury also provides excellent recreational facilities with many clubs and associations, including rugby, football, cricket, tennis, bowls and rowing. There is a also a theatre and a modern swimming pool/leisure complex. The town railway station provides a branch link to the main London and Colchester line, with fast services on to Liverpool Street and there are good bus and road connections to the surrounding area, towards the A12, M11 and Stansted Airport.
The surrounding Stour Valley countryside is absolutely delightful - gently sloping, quintessential rural Suffolk. Country walks and numerous country pursuits are literally on your doorstep.
"Stour street is the beau ideal of an old-world and picturesque street, the curious gabled and timbered houses, with the branching ornamental trees partly screening them and hanging over the roadway, giving agreeable shade in the "dog-days", forming a very attractive picture, which has often pleased visitors."
Extract from The Old Timbered Houses of Sudbury by W.W. Hodson