At the end of a quiet country lane in the English countryside stands a beautiful historic house with a walled garden. The Old Rectory is an 18th-century Georgian country house set on eight acres of grounds.
The beautiful private home is surrounded by wonderful gardens, and from the home, you have views of the Sussex Downs. The house has carefully been restored and now spans 6,300 sq ft of living spaces across three stories and eight bedrooms.
The house has been enlarged by adding the barn and the coach house to the living spaces. The original house has kept its elegant Georgian features, such as six-panel doors, joinery, cast-iron radiators, chimney pieces, and fine plasterwork. And the converted barn has a high-pitched ceiling that showcases its original wooden beams.
Pale Annabelle hydrangeas line the stone steps leading up to the front door framed by slender pilasters. The six-panel entrance door boasts a white paint finish, crowned with an ornate fanlight overhead.
The sitting room is a wonderful, serene space with views of the garden and a door leading to a covered veranda. The walls are painted in a light stone color, which pairs nicely with the pale pink sofas and the historic features in the room.
The television room is painted in a moody black hue. A large velvet blue sofa is perfect for family evenings in front of the television.
The light kitchen is located in the former barn, which you can see by the pitched ceiling and wooden beams. The modern white kitchen is a design by Bulthaup, and it’s combined with marble worktops.
The wooden beams and rustic dining table give this room a slight French country style.
On one side of the kitchen, in the original house, lies a pantry with a beautiful stone floor and glass-fronted cabinets.
The utility room is a wonderful space with light gray cabinets, a Calacatta marble worktop, and hexagon floor tiles. A large skylight in the pitched ceiling floods the room with natural light.
In the old coach house, you can find another sitting room. The peaceful Van Duysen-like room has washed oak floorboards and chalky white walls. The large sofa has pink, red, and brown pillows for a warm color accents.
The entranceway and door to the downstairs toilet are clad in polished brass.
The house has eight bedrooms, this room has an amazing antique bed paired with light brown walls.
The bathroom has an Albion Bath Company bateau tub thoughtfully positioned in front of the window, with direct views of Wolstonbury Hill.
a second bathroom has marble tiles and in this room, they also placed the bath in front of the window. a great choice if you have such great views from the windows.
The covered veranda that can be accessed through the sitting room. The raised platform is painted entirely in the lead-colored ‘Downpipe’ by Farrow and Ball.
A spacious York stone terrace graces the kitchen’s exterior, sheltered by an impressive mature magnolia tree—making it an idyllic spot for open-air lunches during the warmer seasons.
Sweeping lawns stretch across the full width of the house, transitioning into gently elevated terraces with embedded stone steps, all bordered by fragrant lavender banks leading to a distinct parterre garden highlighted by its neat topiary. Splashes of forget-me-nots, poppies, pale pink tulips, and sweet peas grace the ancient walls.
This beautiful historic home is listed with Inigo.