6 bedroom detached house for saleGreat Bromley, Colchester, Essex
A substantial country house enjoying a tranquil and mature garden setting off a quiet country lane.
Badley Hall was built over the last 250 years with the original part constructed between 1750 and 1800, the centre section was built subsequently with the formal hall, and two principal reception rooms added in Victorian times. The property presents extensive accommodation over two floors and includes many period features including shuttered windows, decorative cornicing, marble fireplaces and boarded floors. The property requires an extensive refurbishment and restoration throughout.
Front door part glazed with semi-circular fanlight over, to the central reception hall off which is the drawing room with open fireplaces and marble surround. Dining room with bay window and open fireplace with marble surround. Rear hall off which is the study with bay window and wood burning stove. Separate cloakroom with shower and glazed door to the garden. Side passage and rear staircase to the first floor, and door to side porch. Kitchen/breakfast room with oil fired AGA and range of fitted wall and floor units. Office. Back door with reception porch and adjacent utility room.
Staircase to the first floor with moulded timber handrail and spindles to light and bright landing with arched window at one end. Bedroom one with marble fireplace and cast iron inset. Bedroom two with cast iron inset fireplace. Bedroom three with walk in storage cupboard. Family bathroom with shower over the bath. Bedroom four and five with further bathroom beyond. Smaller inner landing. Bedroom six with built in storage cupboards (housing hot water tank and immersion heater) and door beyond to the original apple store which could be converted to further bedroom accommodation. Rear staircase to the ground floor.
Immediately to the rear of the house is a brick and pan tile store (40 x 15). Brick and slate range (30 x 20) with open car port to one side and old stables to the rear with internal connecting door. Pretty and well stocked garden with small orchard. Double garage with up and over doors (36 x 20).
To the rear of the house is a sweep of lawn with impressive copper beech tree, deep shrub and flower borders, and original pool currently used as a sunken garden with steps down. Pergola walkway. Many specimen trees including cherry, oak, eucalyptus, holm oak and lime.
The long private driveway accesses the property from a quiet country lane with off to the right, a paddock area. Further garden beyond and below with small pond and extending in all to approximately 2½ acres.
Badley Hall enjoys a private and tranquil setting in the middle of its own grounds at the end of a private drive. It is very accessible to both Manningtree (2½ miles to the east) and Colchester (4½ miles to the west) both with excellent train services to London Liverpool Street station. The county town of Colchester provides excellent recreational, commercial and educational facilities. The A120 lies approximately 2 miles to the south and provides communication routes via the A12 and M25 to London. There are excellent schools with the grammar school for girls and boys in Colchester, together with the Ipswich School in Ipswich and the high school for girls at Woolverstone.
There are also excellent preparatory schools at Orwell Park, Little Garth and Holmwood House.
There is good riding and walking in the area, together with access to the River Stour and Orwell for the sailing enthusiast.
Manningtree 2½ miles (London Liverpool Street station 60 minutes)
Colchester 4½ miles (London Liverpool Street station 50 minutes)
Directions (Post code CO7 7UU)
Take the Colchester to Harwich, A120 road and continue past the turn to Clacton/Walton/Frinton. Continue through the 50mph zone taking the next turning right to Great Bromley. After approximately 1½ miles, turn right at the crossroads, heading towards Great Bromley and Ardleigh on the B1029. At the village church in Great Bromley, bear right into Badley Hall Road and continue for approximately ½ mile where Badley Hall will come up on the right hand side.
Services Private drainage, well water (electric pump in the utility room feeds three water tanks in the roof), oil fired AGA and mains electricity.
Fixtures and fittings Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including carpets and curtains, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewing By appointment with Jackson-Stops & Staff. Tel. 01473 218218.
Tenure Freehold and vacant possession upon completion.
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