Rectory Road, Sible Hedingham CO9

Rectory Road, Sible Hedingham CO9

6 Bedroom | 4 Baths | Outbuildings

Guide price £775,000
Sugar Loaves 0.2 miles
Post Office 0.3 miles
Station Road 0.3 miles

An important Grade II* listed Georgian family house reached along a tree-lined driveway with spacious & elegant accommodation & panoramic views - the house has charming associations with the childrens’ novel ‘One Hundred and One Dalmatians’.

The property
Greys Hall is an important Grade II* Listed Georgian house, overlooking the village church of St Peters. Built in 1714 by the Reverend Moses Cooke, Greys Hall is the former family home of several important local families, including the Rippers. More recently, Greys Hall is reputed to have been the inspiration behind Cruella De Vil’s country mansion in the Disney production of 101 Dalmations, with the author, Dodie Smith, living in the nearby village of Finchingfield at the time. A 200ft long tree-lined driveway leads you up to this tall Georgian property, with gardens that surround the house and back onto the churchyard. In all the property stands within about 0.47 acres. Greys Hall is a well presented family house with elegant accommodation arranged over four storeys. Having long sash windows – most with their original shutters and hinged window seats – and occupying an elevated position, the property enjoys far reaching views to all aspects. The property has immense character with two very different facades, and features include a beautiful easy rising carved oak staircase, extensive wood panelling, decorative coving and dado rails, high ceilings and fireplaces to most rooms. Original door furnishings and cast iron radiators, together with high ceilings throughout create an air of elegance. In addition there is a charming roof terrace with panoramic views. Features include a custom built kitchen/breakfast room with oak units and a superb central unit with granite work surfaces. Floorings include polished oak floorboards, slate and natural seagrass covering; in addition stylish white bathroom suites from C P Hart of London with roll top baths have been fitted. Further benefits include an office/studio building, spacious gravelled parking area and a south-west facing garden.

Greys Hall is approached over a long gravelled drive spanning about 200ft. The drive has lawned areas to either side with mature trees including eucalyptus, oak, willow and a mature pear tree as well as holly bushes, and is enclosed by red brick walling and some fencing. At the top of the drive the sweep to the left opens onto a gravelled parking area with steps leading to the front garden. The sweep to the right leads onto a gravelled courtyard with parking space for 7 or 8 cars, and where the office and other outbuildings can be found. The principal garden is south west facing, mainly laid to lawn and partly enclosed by flint and brick walling and part closeboard fencing. From the gravelled parking sweep, steps with wrought iron railings lead up to the delightful front garden with a gravelled path leading to the front door. To either side of the path there are lawned areas with flower and shrub borders. To the front, the boundary with the churchyard is identified by wrought iron railings with intricate detailing, with steps leading up to a gate that gives private access onto the churchyard. This area is west facing. To the east aspect of the property there is a yorkstone sun terrace that is partly enclosed by willow fencing.

The grounds, in total, extend to just under half an acre.

Outbuildings: These include three storage areas, with one accessed via the sun terrace. Outbuilding 2 (about 15’11” x 14’4”) is of brick and tile construction with a brick floor and vaulted ceiling. Outbuilding 3 (about 15’ x 15’) is of flint construction under a corrugated iron roof.

Office: (see floorplan) Part vaulted ceiling and accessed via double doors. 2 windows to front aspect, exposed floorboards, exposed ceiling timbers, ample power points, 3 ceiling light points. Door to cloakroom with white suite.

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Key Property Details
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Outbuildings Garden
Total Sq Ft
3,928 (364.9 Sq M) approx.
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