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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Lower Street, Higham, Colchester, Suffolk

Under Offer £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful Grade II Listed Timber Framed Manor House
  • Sensitively Restored to the Highest Standard
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 5 Bedrooms & 4 Bathrooms
  • 3914 sqft of Accomodation
  • Situated in Constable Country

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Olden Manor is believed to date back to the 16th Century and is Grade II Listed of Special Architectural or Historical Interest. The property is of timber frame construction with rendered and colour washed elevations with some red brick herringbone noggin and a peg-tiled roof. It has a jettied first floor with moulded jetty plates and attractively carved wooden barge boards.
Olden Manor retains many period features including a wealth of exposed timber beams, leaded light windows throughout, linen fold panelling and magnificent fireplaces. Of particular note is the Great Hall which extends to the full height of the building with a fine King post and the wood panelled drawing room and study. The drawing room features a wide stone fireplace with carved mantel over and moulded plaster coat of arms of the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers of the City of London.
The first floor is accessed via the Jacobean staircase with oak balustrade from the vaulted hall to the landing which overlooks the great hall. First floor accommodation comprises the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with a free standing roll-top bath and solid walnut flooring. There are four further characterful bedrooms a bathroom and shower room.
The house has been sensitively restored in recent years and the current owner have modernised and refurbished the property to the highest standard.

Olden Manor is situated in the attractive conservation village of Higham which is set in the undulating countryside of the Stour Valley between the popular and picturesque villages of Stoke-By-Nayland and Dedham. The area has been designated as one of outstanding natural beauty and is famous for the works of John Constable.
The nearby village of Stratford St Mary offers day to day amenities and the A12 gives ready access to Ipswich and the ancient Roman town of Colchester with their extensive shopping, schooling and recreational facilities. Direct train services to London Liverpool Street from Colchester takes approximately 50 minutes.

Olden Manor is approached through a pair of wrought iron gates on the western side of the house, over a gravelled drive opening into a parking and turning area to the north. There is a double garage with sliding doors, constructed from brick under a tiled roof with a garden store to the rear.
On the southern side of the house is a beautifully restored wrought iron pedestrian gate between two brick pillars with gargoyles and a paved path leading to the front door and gravel paths around the east and west of the house, bounded by yew hedging, rose beds and well stocked borders. The main gardens are primarily south facing and are laid to lawn interspersed with herbaceous flower beds, filled with a variety of roses, lavender and other flowering shrubs.
A small spinney in the front corner of the garden contains a fine walnut tree. A large old wisteria covers the wall of the east wing and there are numerous ornamental cherry trees. Adjoining the house, to the rear, is a paved courtyard with a box hedged knot garden, with standard roses and lavender beds, an ornamental fish pond and fountain, all bounded by yew hedging.

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08 June 2016

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