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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Hadleigh Road, Higham, Colchester


Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Period Country House
  • Located in an idyllic setting of outstanding natural beauty
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • 6 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms
  • Set in about 1.1 Acres of attractive gardens
  • Additional 3 Bedroom Cottage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Hill House is a substantial period country home situated in a highly sought after location benefitting from generous accommodation and attractive grounds. The original property dates back to the 16th Century and was later extended in a sympathetic style.
Internally the property provides well-proportioned family accommodation set over two floors. The ground floor includes a light and airy drawing room with open fireplace, a formal dining room and spacious kitchen/breakfast room all of which enjoy stunning views over the rear gardens.
Both the dining room and drawing room provide access to the gardens and the drawing room leads in to a garden room with views across the surrounding countryside. There is also a wood panelled snug/study with access to a wine cellar.
The first floor enjoys spectacular far reaching views and currently comprises five bedrooms including the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. There is also a WC, family bathroom and spacious library which, if required, could be utilised as the sixth bedroom.

Hill House Cottage
Accommodation in Hill House Cottage comprises a drawing room, dining room, kitchen and utility room. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The cottage sits adjacent to Hill House with its own gated entrance and walled garden.

Hill House is located in one of the most sought after areas in East Anglia within the attractive conservation village of Higham. The property 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. There is good local shopping in nearby Stratford St Mary, Dedham and Hadleigh with more comprehensive educational, recreational and commercial facilities in Colchester and Ipswich. For the commuter the A12 is just over 2 miles away linking into the South and London. Access to the north and midlands is via the A14 and there is a direct train service to London Liverpool Street from Manningtree 7.3 miles away, which takes approximately 60 minutes.

Hill House is approached via a private shingle driveway which provides parking for several vehicles. There is also a detached garage block containing two garages and two sheds which is approached via the courtyard which is situated on the northern aspect of the main house.
The well-maintained rear gardens enjoy a high degree of privacy and are primarily laid to lawn with mature planting and an attractive pathway leading around the perimeter. There are two outside terraces to the South and West elevations and an attractive landscaped circular water feature.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
30 August 2016

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