West Bergholt, Colchester, Essex ( For Sale ) Guide Price £3,500,000

Detached House         5 bedroom(s)         2 bathroom(s)        5 reception room(s)

A striking five-bedroom Grade II* listed property with self-contained converted barn and separate ancillary building, set within eight-acre grounds.

Contact David Burr Leavenheath on 01206 263007 or email leavenheath@davidburr.co.uk


Features:

  • A striking Grade II* listed property
  • Extending to approximately 5,575 sq ft
  • 5 reception rooms including a billiard room
  • Vaulted open plan AGA kitchen/breakfast/family room
  • 5 first-floor bedrooms
  • Converted barn: 1,375 sq ft kitchen/breakfast room
  • Sitting/dining room and bedroom
  • Ancillary building 690 sq ft
  • Extensive garaging and parking
  • In all approximately 8 acres including tennis court

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Approached via a private driveway, discretely nestled within the much sought-after North Essex village of West Bergholt. An imposing, jettied Grade II* listed timber framed residence of exceptional standing, offering an accommodation schedule of approximately 5,575 sq ft enjoying an idyllic south-facing front aspect across established gardens, meadowland and across the River Colne. Combining some particularly fine period features including a wealth of chamfered timbers and studwork, inglenook fireplaces, nine-foot ceiling heights and beautifully proportioned reception space throughout. Offering a setting on the edge of the Colne Valley that is largely unrivalled within the locality, the property is arranged via five ground-floor reception rooms and has been further enhanced by a contemporary extension in the form of a vaulted, brick built AGA kitchen/breakfast room with granite preparation surfaces, double-glazed oak windows and afforded a triple aspect with French windows to both front and rear elevations. Maintained to an excellent standard over a number of years this grand country home is further enhanced by a triple garage, ample private parking area, versatile outbuilding currently utilised as a substantial external store and ornate, well-screened gardens with a total plot size of approximately eight acres.

SITUATION: Horsepits Farm enjoys an outstanding rural setting within the Colne Valley, enjoying far reaching views across meadow land, and farmland and with the eight-acre grounds abutting the banks of the River Colne. Tucked away in a rural location, approached via a long private driveway, off Cook's Hall Road but conveniently located for the many amenities of West Bergholt including Heathlands Primary School, East of England Co-op, GPs surgery and The Queens Head Public House. Ideally placed for commuting with the A12 trunk road three miles distant, Colchester North Station three miles and Stanstead approximately 45-minute drive. Local independent schools include Holmwood House, less than two miles distant and Littlegarth Preparatory School five miles distant.

BARN CONVERSION AND DAIRY: A high-specification, detached barn conversation of approximately 1,375 sq ft, with air-source heat pump, underfloor heating to the ground-floor, a significant open plan ground-floor aspect comprising a sitting/dining room and kitchen/breakfast room of approximately 530sq ft and 445 sq ft respectively, set beneath a 21-foot vaulted roofline and wealth of oak timberwork. There is a ground-floor cloakroom with WC and basin. A first-floor bedroom benefits from a shower room. An Indian sandstone terrace accessed directly from oak framed double doors with glazed panel surround from the sitting/dining room, private, partly walled gardens with pond, willow tree and further gardens enjoying river frontage onto the banks of the River Colne. Breath-taking views across the Colne Valley and ancillary building previously understood to be the old dairy to the farmhouse with footbridge to rear. Of brick construction set beneath a clay tiled roofline and fuelled by an air-source heat pump providing underfloor heating to the ground-floor.

MEASUREMENTS: ENTRANCE HALL 28' 10" x 7' 6" (8.81m x 2.30m)
DRAWING ROOM 24' 6" into fireplace x 17' 7" (7.48m into fireplace x 5.36m)
SITTING ROOM 18' 8" into fireplace x 13' 2" (5.70m into fireplace x 4.02m)
DINING ROOM 28' 3" x 15' 2" (8.63m x 4.63m)
BILLIARD ROOM 34' 4" x 14' 2" (10.47m x 4.33m)
STUDY 13' 0" x 10' 1" (3.98m x 3.09m)
SNUG 16' 2" x 15' 8" (4.94m x 4.79m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 26' 10" x 14' 2" (8.20m x 4.33m) x 14' 3" x 14' 2" (4.36m x 4.34m)
INNER HALL 19' 8" x 11' 3" (6.00m x 3.45m)
REAR HALL 11' 3" x 8' 2" (3.43m x 2.49m)
ANTE ROOM 9' 10" x 9' 1" (3.00m x 2.78m)
CLOAKROOM 5' 7" x 5' 2" (1.72m x 1.58m)
SHOWER ROOM 8' 9" x 6' 2" (2.69m x 1.88m)
TRIPLE GARAGE 29' 2" x 16' 11" (8.91m x 5.16m)
First floor
PRINCIPAL SUITE 30' 11" x 16' 1" (9.44m x 4.91m)
BEDROOM 2 19' 1" x 11' 3" (5.84m x 3.43m)
BEDROOM 3 14' 4" x 9' 6" (4.38m x 2.91m)
BEDROOM 4 16' 5" x 12' 1" (5.02m x 3.69m)
BEDROOM 5 15' 2" x 8' 9" (4.64m x 2.67m)
FAMILY BATHROOM 11' 4" x 9' 1" (3.46m x 2.78m)

ANCILLARY BUILDING (OLD DAIRY)

BARN
SITTING/DINING ROOM 26' 7" x 19' 11" (8.12m x 6.08m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 24' 3" x 18' 3" (7.41m x 5.57m)
CLOAKROOM 4' 9" x 4' 2" (1.47m x 1.29m)
First floor
BEDROOM 13' 9" x 12' 0" (4.21m x 3.67m)
SHOWER ROOM 6' 0" x 5' 4" (1.85m x 1.65m)


SERVICES: Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage. Oil-fired heating. Air-source heat pump to the barn and dairy NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.


Contact David Burr Leavenheath

Property viewing, strictly by prior appointment only

Phone us on 01206 263007 or email leavenheath@davidburr.co.uk


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Features:

  • A striking Grade II* listed property
  • Extending to approximately 5,575 sq ft
  • 5 reception rooms including a billiard room
  • Vaulted open plan AGA kitchen/breakfast/family room
  • 5 first-floor bedrooms
  • Converted barn: 1,375 sq ft kitchen/breakfast room
  • Sitting/dining room and bedroom
  • Ancillary building 690 sq ft
  • Extensive garaging and parking
  • In all approximately 8 acres including tennis court

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Approached via a private driveway, discretely nestled within the much sought-after North Essex village of West Bergholt. An imposing, jettied Grade II* listed timber framed residence of exceptional standing, offering an accommodation schedule of approximately 5,575 sq ft enjoying an idyllic south-facing front aspect across established gardens, meadowland and across the River Colne. Combining some particularly fine period features including a wealth of chamfered timbers and studwork, inglenook fireplaces, nine-foot ceiling heights and beautifully proportioned reception space throughout. Offering a setting on the edge of the Colne Valley that is largely unrivalled within the locality, the property is arranged via five ground-floor reception rooms and has been further enhanced by a contemporary extension in the form of a vaulted, brick built AGA kitchen/breakfast room with granite preparation surfaces, double-glazed oak windows and afforded a triple aspect with French windows to both front and rear elevations. Maintained to an excellent standard over a number of years this grand country home is further enhanced by a triple garage, ample private parking area, versatile outbuilding currently utilised as a substantial external store and ornate, well-screened gardens with a total plot size of approximately eight acres.

SITUATION: Horsepits Farm enjoys an outstanding rural setting within the Colne Valley, enjoying far reaching views across meadow land, and farmland and with the eight-acre grounds abutting the banks of the River Colne. Tucked away in a rural location, approached via a long private driveway, off Cook's Hall Road but conveniently located for the many amenities of West Bergholt including Heathlands Primary School, East of England Co-op, GPs surgery and The Queens Head Public House. Ideally placed for commuting with the A12 trunk road three miles distant, Colchester North Station three miles and Stanstead approximately 45-minute drive. Local independent schools include Holmwood House, less than two miles distant and Littlegarth Preparatory School five miles distant.

BARN CONVERSION AND DAIRY: A high-specification, detached barn conversation of approximately 1,375 sq ft, with air-source heat pump, underfloor heating to the ground-floor, a significant open plan ground-floor aspect comprising a sitting/dining room and kitchen/breakfast room of approximately 530sq ft and 445 sq ft respectively, set beneath a 21-foot vaulted roofline and wealth of oak timberwork. There is a ground-floor cloakroom with WC and basin. A first-floor bedroom benefits from a shower room. An Indian sandstone terrace accessed directly from oak framed double doors with glazed panel surround from the sitting/dining room, private, partly walled gardens with pond, willow tree and further gardens enjoying river frontage onto the banks of the River Colne. Breath-taking views across the Colne Valley and ancillary building previously understood to be the old dairy to the farmhouse with footbridge to rear. Of brick construction set beneath a clay tiled roofline and fuelled by an air-source heat pump providing underfloor heating to the ground-floor.

MEASUREMENTS: ENTRANCE HALL 28' 10" x 7' 6" (8.81m x 2.30m)
DRAWING ROOM 24' 6" into fireplace x 17' 7" (7.48m into fireplace x 5.36m)
SITTING ROOM 18' 8" into fireplace x 13' 2" (5.70m into fireplace x 4.02m)
DINING ROOM 28' 3" x 15' 2" (8.63m x 4.63m)
BILLIARD ROOM 34' 4" x 14' 2" (10.47m x 4.33m)
STUDY 13' 0" x 10' 1" (3.98m x 3.09m)
SNUG 16' 2" x 15' 8" (4.94m x 4.79m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 26' 10" x 14' 2" (8.20m x 4.33m) x 14' 3" x 14' 2" (4.36m x 4.34m)
INNER HALL 19' 8" x 11' 3" (6.00m x 3.45m)
REAR HALL 11' 3" x 8' 2" (3.43m x 2.49m)
ANTE ROOM 9' 10" x 9' 1" (3.00m x 2.78m)
CLOAKROOM 5' 7" x 5' 2" (1.72m x 1.58m)
SHOWER ROOM 8' 9" x 6' 2" (2.69m x 1.88m)
TRIPLE GARAGE 29' 2" x 16' 11" (8.91m x 5.16m)
First floor
PRINCIPAL SUITE 30' 11" x 16' 1" (9.44m x 4.91m)
BEDROOM 2 19' 1" x 11' 3" (5.84m x 3.43m)
BEDROOM 3 14' 4" x 9' 6" (4.38m x 2.91m)
BEDROOM 4 16' 5" x 12' 1" (5.02m x 3.69m)
BEDROOM 5 15' 2" x 8' 9" (4.64m x 2.67m)
FAMILY BATHROOM 11' 4" x 9' 1" (3.46m x 2.78m)

ANCILLARY BUILDING (OLD DAIRY)

BARN
SITTING/DINING ROOM 26' 7" x 19' 11" (8.12m x 6.08m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 24' 3" x 18' 3" (7.41m x 5.57m)
CLOAKROOM 4' 9" x 4' 2" (1.47m x 1.29m)
First floor
BEDROOM 13' 9" x 12' 0" (4.21m x 3.67m)
SHOWER ROOM 6' 0" x 5' 4" (1.85m x 1.65m)


SERVICES: Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage. Oil-fired heating. Air-source heat pump to the barn and dairy NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.

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Contact David Burr Leavenheath

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Phone us on 01206 263007 or email leavenheath@davidburr.co.uk


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