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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Brightlingsea, Colchester, CO7


Property Description

Key features

  • Chain free
  • 5,792 Square feet
  • Planning permission to divide into two houses
  • Annex potential
  • Commercial potential (stp)
  • Land totalling 1.53 acres
  • Large cellar

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The House
The ground floor has six reception rooms, including a double length living room and a dining room. There is a further large reception room to the North of the house, which was the former ball room with adjoining bar. This room requires renovation, but the new owners could create an orangery or a large kitchen/living space. There is a full height wine cellar running under the part of the West Wing of the house.

Upstairs there are nine bedrooms, three with en-suites and two further family bathrooms. For those wishing to create two dwellings (see planning permission), there is a clear divide between the West and East Wing. The attic room runs the entire length of the East Wing and has been boarded providing sufficient storage space. This room could also be developed into additional living space if required.

The Grounds
The House is set back from Church Road and the grounds approaching 1.53 acres include a substantial shingle drive with turning circle, large areas of lawn and a walled boundary to the front. The rest of the grounds are bordered by mature trees which frame the countryside views.
Please note, Brightlingsea Hall has access via the front of the property, but there is a driveway to the right-hand side of the property which also leads to a neighbouring bungalow.

Brightlingsea Hall is set on high ground to the Northeast of the coastal town of Brightlingsea, with idyllic views of the rolling countryside, the River Colne and the 13th Century All Saints Church.

Brightlingsea itself is convenient for access to London Liverpool Street via nearby Alresford, Wivnehoe or Great Bentley stations and there is a regular bus service to Wivenhoe and Colchester. Other amenities include a variety of independent shops, a Co-operative supermarket, a harbour with a sailing and yacht club and an open-air swimming pool. The house is within walking distance to Brightlingsea's Colne community School and College which is an Ofsted 'Outstanding' School.

In the words of the owner
'Having lived at Brightlingsea Hall for the last 22 and a half years, we can say with assurance that it is a lovely home. Waking up every morning to such stunning views over the valley along with enjoying the space afforded by the house and garden has been a privilege. Our children loved having a garden, which was, in their words 'like having our own park to play in.' When our daughter married, it provided space for a huge marquee on the lawn and ample accommodation for guests. It was truly magical. Brightlingsea is a very friendly town with good facilities. We have used the local schools, swimming pool, beach and shops with pleasure over the years. We will be sad to leave our home but with our children grown up and flown the nest, now is the time for us to move on and hand over our bright and airy home to the next lucky owners'.

Points to note
The planning permission granted for the creation of two properties can be found on Tendring District Council's planning section, the reference number is 15/01636/FUL, please ask Bloomfield Grey for more information.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
24 October 2016


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