About this property
The Old Rectory is a very fine example of a former Rectory Listed Grade II being of architectural and or historical importance and is believed to date from around the 1800’s. It combines many of the qualities of an outstanding country house: a handsome facade, parkland setting, elegant reception rooms and an impressive sweeping approach.
The house is approached through gates by a gravelled drive leading to a large gravelled sweep at the front of the house. The Old Rectory is constructed of Gault brick under a Welsh slate roof with extensions to the right and rear. The front façade detailing includes four Ionic pilasters rise through two storeys supporting a shallow pediment, below which sits an elegant semi-circular fanlight. Internal features include sash windows and shutters, deep skirtings and decorative cornicing, ceiling roses and open fireplaces. The light and well proportioned reception rooms are graceful and elegant, typical of the Georgian period, with many having multi-paned sash windows enjoying the views over the parkland and beyond. Of particular note is the impressive ballroom, a later addition, and the dining room with fluted Ionic columns. The layout of the property flows beautifully with the principal rooms positioned around a stunning reception hall with Flaxman ovals and panels over doors. The entrance hall leads to the staircase hall with decorative wrought iron balustrade.
The first floor accommodation is also light and spacious. The principal bedroom suite has a beautiful bay window with views over the parkland, a dressing room and en suite bathroom. Bedroom two is another generous double bedroom and has an incredible Adaartype plaster ceiling as well as an en suite bathroom. There are a further six bedrooms and two bathrooms. Old Rectory Cottage Situated to the east of The Old Rectory is Old Rectory Cottage constructed of brick under a slate roof. It consists of an open plan kitchen/dining area on the ground floor with three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.
1 & 2 The Lodge
1 & 2 The Lodge are a pair of semi-detached cottages which lie just to the north of the drive with their own separate access. The accommodation comprises a kitchen/breakfast room, a reception room, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom in each property.
Gardens & Grounds
The house sits very centrally within its grounds with the formal gardens surrounding it on all sides, mainly laid to lawn with the paddocks and woodland beyond. The gardens and paddocks are surrounded with mature trees which provide a high degree of privacy and seclusion. To the north of the house lies the delightful walled garden filled with roses and also houses the heated swimming pool and pool house.
The stable yard has a range of 7 loose boxes, tack room and kennels. There is a flint and pantile stores, garden store as well as a timber barn and pole barn.
The Old Rectory is a hidden gem within the village of Tostock. The property sits within its own private parkland bordered by woodland on all sides. Tostock is a sought after village with a pretty village green in Suffolk and has a range of local amenities including a well regarded village inn The Gardners Arms, village hall with playing field and parish church. Bury St Edmunds lies to the west of the village with its recreational and cultural amenities including the Cathedral and the Theatre Royal, along with extensive shopping and entertainment facilities including the Arc shopping centre. Stowmarket, to the east, offers a regular rail service to London Liverpool Street Station. The Old Rectory has good access to the A14 with its links to Ipswich and the Heritage coast in the east and to Cambridge and beyond in the west.
- Distances: Bury St Edmunds 8 miles, Stowmarket 8 miles, Ipswich 20 miles (London Liverpool Street from 75 minutes) Cambridge 34.4 miles (All mileages and times are approximate)
- Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Bore hole. The Lodges have separate mains supplies.
- Tenure: The property is freehold with vacant possession save for the three cottages which are currently let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies but vacant possession of these could also be given on completion.
- EPC Exempt
- Tenure = Freehold