Take a look around The Old Rectory, Hedenham, on the market for £1,300,000

The Old Rectory at Hedenham.

The Old Rectory at Hedenham. - Credit: Archant

Set in splendour, within approximately 12 acres of its own land, The Old Rectory at Hedenham stands in a world of its own.

Hallway in The Old Rectory at Hedenham.

Hallway in The Old Rectory at Hedenham. - Credit: Archant

The striking country house offers substantial accommodation and also comes with a separate gardener's cottage, bungalow and barn.

This beautiful property has been a much-loved family home to the same family for some 45 years but now holds huge potential for new owners to come in and put their stamp on it. While the Grade II Listed house is certainly ready to move into, it does also – subject to the relevant planning permissions – have scope for some exciting modernisation possibilities as well as the creation of additional accommodation.

A living area in The Old Rectory at Hedenham.

A living area in The Old Rectory at Hedenham. - Credit: Archant

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Dating back to 1702, the Queen Anne-style home is believed to have been built as a rectory. It currently offers three main reception rooms, together with a study, kitchen breakfast room, utility room and family or games room. There is also an incredible walk-in pantry and a cellar.

A bedroom at The Old Rectory at Hedenham.

A bedroom at The Old Rectory at Hedenham. - Credit: Archant

The Old Rectory still retains a wealth of attractive features, from its original shutters and flagstone hallway to an ornate plasterwork ceiling in the drawing room.

The drawing room and sitting room are both set at the front of the striking house and have glorious views out over the gardens on two sides. Sun streams in through the beautiful bay windows here and there are open fireplaces where roaring log fires create an inviting ambience in the winter months.

A dining area in The Old Rectory at Hedenham.

A dining area in The Old Rectory at Hedenham. - Credit: Archant

The kitchen is already a good size, with plenty of space for a breakfast table, but new owners could consider reconfiguring this part of the house.

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There could be the possibility of opening the kitchen up into the utility and family rooms, for example, creating an enormous kitchen, dining and living area, possibly with doors out on to the garden.

Land at The Old Rectory at Hedenham.

Land at The Old Rectory at Hedenham. - Credit: Archant

Equally, the spacious family room could make an ideal home office as it has its own entrance. The broad staircase rises up from the hall into a fabulous square galleried landing, giving access to the bedrooms and bathrooms.

The master bedroom sits above the drawing, benefitting from the same attractive bay windows and opening into a spacious dressing room, with exquisite built-in wardrobes, and then an en suite bathroom.

Interior of The Old Rectory at Hedenham.

Interior of The Old Rectory at Hedenham. - Credit: Archant

The main guest bedroom enjoys the other enviable front position and also has an en suite bathroom. Four more bedrooms and an additional bathroom are towards the back of the house. All the rooms are well proportioned and most have good cupboard and wardrobe space.

The floor above currently offers generous loft space and, again, new owners could look into the possibilities of creating extra accommodation up here. The beautiful old barn is tucked behind the house and is currently open to the rafters. Should planning permission be granted for conversion, this could make a significant home in itself either for family members or to let to holiday guests or other tenants.

One of the bedrooms at The Old Rectory at Hedenham.

One of the bedrooms at The Old Rectory at Hedenham. - Credit: Archant

The two-bedroom gardener's cottage and three-bedroom bungalow are currently let on assured short-hold tenancies.

The grounds at The Old Rectory have been well maintained and feature some delightful areas, including an exquisite walled garden. Elsewhere there are lawns and flower borders, as well as some magnificent, mature trees and hedging, and areas of paddock and field.

Kitchen area in The Old Rectory at Hedenham.

Kitchen area in The Old Rectory at Hedenham. - Credit: Archant

The great beauty of The Old Rectory is that it offers everything one could desire from a country home of this size – including period features, generous family space and superb grounds.

Yet it also has the potential to become whatever its new owners wish it to be and, situated just 12 miles from Norwich, it offers the chance to experience grand country living within just half an hour of the city centre.

An exterior view of The Old Rectory at Hedenham.

An exterior view of The Old Rectory at Hedenham. - Credit: Archant

The Old Rectory at Hedenham is on the market with Brown & Co at a guide price of £1,300,000 in its entirety. However, it may also be available as two lots. To discuss this or for other information on the property in general call 01603 629871.

Brown & Co will be marketing The Old Rectory at the London and Country Property Show on Wednesday, May 10th.

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