5 bedroom detached house for saleLocks Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester, Suffolk
Guide Price £1,595,000
- Premium Country Farmhouse Displaying Modern High Specification Design
- 7 Acres (S.T.S.) to include Immaculate Landscaped Grounds & Equestrian Facilities
- Bespoke Kitchen/Breakfast & Family Room + Utility Room + Pantry
- Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool & Surrounding Sun Terrace
- 60FT by 20FT (approx.) Party/Events Barn
- Ancillary Annexe & Adjoining Four Car Garage Block with Hobby/Home Office/Store Room Above
- Equine Facilities - Six Stables + Tack/Feed Rooms & Divided Paddock Acreage + Excellent Access to the Footpath & Bridleway Network
- Residing in the Rural Idyll whilst Easy Commuter Location of Locks Lane, Leavenheath
Leavenheath Farm has been comprehensively renovated and extended and is beautifully presented throughout. The rooms are light and well proportioned, with views across the garden and surrounding countryside. An impressive galleried entrance floor with oak flooring provides access to all the principal rooms.
To your left, embracing the full depth of the property and so often the hub of a family home, is the stunning bespoke kitchen/breakfast and family room with French doors to the immaculate rear landscaped grounds.
Leading off in-turn are a further four rooms - a cloaks/boot room, utility room, plus a changing shower room with French doors to the heated outdoor swimming pool. Also accessible via the kitchen/breakfast room, is the dining room. To the right of the reception hall are three reception rooms, the drawing room with oak floor, marble fireplace and two sets of French doors, a front aspect sitting room, whilst between these and a pivotal room for a house of this calibre is the study.
Stairs rise to a wide galleried landing off which is a superb dual aspect master suite with fitted dressing room where double doors open to reveal a luxurious en-suite bath/shower room. Bedroom two also has an en-suite bathroom plus access to a fully boarded second floor room above. To the front aspect is bedroom three with fitted cupboards plus access to a fully boarded second floor room above. Bedroom four, and adjacent bedroom five enjoy rear aspect views. There is also a family bathroom and cloakroom.
Leavenheath Farm is situated along Locks Lane, a no through road, on the edge of the village of Leavenheath and is surrounded by attractive open countryside often painted by Constable and Gainsborough with views towards Arger Fen a local nature reserve.
The market town of Sudbury lies nearby and has a good range of independent and high street name shops. Colchester is approximately 8 miles to the south with the railway station providing links to London Liverpool Street taking 55 minutes by fast train service. Local schools include Holmwood House, Old Buckenham Hall, Colchester Grammar School, Felstead School, The Ipswich School and Ipswich High School for Girls.
The property is approached through twin electric oak gates which open into a courtyard of outbuildings with a driveway leading up to the house. Set around the courtyard are the cart lodge, cottage and stables.
The cottage comprises an entrance lobby with cloakroom off, and door opening into an open-plan kitchen/breakfast/living room, and a stairway leads up to a good size bedroom with large en-suite bathroom. Adjoining the annexe are four garages, and partially above this, accessed via an external stairway, is a room offering the potential as a hobby/home office/storage space. There is also a magnificent timber framed barn ideal as an entertainments venue.
The gardens are principally to the south and are immaculately landscaped. To the south of the house is the heated outdoor swimming pool with surrounding sun terrace, and associated pool room.
Further attributes of this property are its equine facilities - a five bar gate leads to the stable courtyard where two blocks of three stables together with separate tack/feed room plus extensive divided paddock land, combined with excellent access to the footpath and bridleway network.
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