5 bedroom detached house for sale

Coggeshall, Essex

Sold STC £1,250,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

The White House is a substantial detached house set slightly back from the street behind iron railings with an extensive frontage onto East Street overlooking the public park. The house is Listed Grade II as being of special architectural and historic merit and is situated within a conservation area. The original structure dates back at least 300 years and was subsequently extended in the Georgian period when the front façade was added and underwent further refurbishments in keeping with the design of the period. The property is timber framed and arranged in an L-shape with rendered elevations and a mixture of double and side hung sash windows, all under a hipped roof covered in clay peg tiles and clay ridge tiles.

The property sits on large irregular shaped plot of approximately one acres. To the immediate South and East of the house is a formal walled garden with extensive flower borders arranged around a lawn and patio area. The larger part of the grounds lie to the South and West. You enter over a gravel drive flanked by well stocked and manicured borders and hedging. To the immediate rear of the property is a recently restored timber frame Chaise Barn, formally stabling and a coach house with loft above (approximately 40' x 15'). Further outbuildings include two modern detached double garages and timber stores. A large lawn interspersed with mature trees running down to a brook on the southern boundary and the current owners have installed a covered swimming pool (at the top end of the lawn closest to the house).

The property itself extends to approximately 4000 Sq. Feet. You enter the house into a reception hall which can be accessed from doors on the North (front) and West (side) of the house. Doors lead into the walled garden and a handy ground floor cloakroom. Stairs ascend from the hall to the first floor landing and further doors radiate into the three principle reception rooms. The study and drawing room are located at the front of the house, both have open fires, high ceilings and large sash windows. The drawing room in particular is flooded with natural light from picture sash windows with Northern and Southerly aspects. The dining room is located in the middle of the house from which a further staircase ascends to the first floor and doors lead to the kitchen and a sun room which offers beautiful views over the walled garden. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of cupboards for storage and ample worktop space for food preparation. The worktop is inset with a five ring gas hob and stainless steel sink unit. There is a built in eye level double oven and space for domestic appliances. On the first floor a split level landing gives access to five bedrooms which are serviced by three bathrooms, of which two are en-suite. All of the rooms are well proportioned with sash windows and period features including decorative fireplaces and high ceilings.

Recent history - The White House was brought in 1924 by Maxwell Angas when his family were hounded out of their home in Ireland by the IRA. Their daughter, Rosalind Tausch, was the last member of the family to occupy the house. During WW2 she took US servicemen as lodgers and for many years after the war she had student lodgers. By the time of her death in 1987 the house was in a poor state of repair. The house was bought by Rosalind's doctor in 1988; he commissioned a structural survey and implemented a major restoration which included underpinning, re-roofing, re-plumbing and rewiring. The present owners bought No. 68 in 1995 and have continued the work of improvements including building the garages, swimming pool and general landscaping.

Coggeshall is a small market town situated in the beautiful North Essex countryside between the larger towns of Braintree and Colchester. It differs from other local towns in that its origins, at least in part, date back to a Cistercian abbey, the remains of which stand and a historic centre which is one of the better preserved in the county, with almost 300 listed buildings. Everyday needs are well served in Coggeshall with a wider variety of amenities located in Braintree & Colchester. For the commuter a fast and frequent mainline rail service runs to Liverpool Street from nearby Kelvedon accessed by a community bus from the centre.

Property ref: 121_2110_4216363

Reception Hall 

Cloakroom 

Drawing Room 
23' 6" x 16' (7.17m x 4.88m)

Study 
L-shaped 16' 7" x 14' 4" (5.06m x 4.36m) plus 9' 1" x 8' 5" (2.78m x 2.57m)

Dining Room 
19' 9" x 14' 8" (6.03m x 4.47m)

Sun Room 
15' 3" x 14' 3" (4.66m x 4.34m)

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
21' 1" x 13' 7" (6.43m x 4.13m)

Split level Landing 

Master Bedroom 
17' 5" x 16' (5.32m x 4.88m)

Jack & Jill En-suite 
16' x 6' 2" (4.88m x 1.88m)

En-Suite 
13' 6" x 5' 9" (4.12m x 1.75m)

Bedroom 
14' 8" x 11' 8" (4.46m x 3.55m)

Bathroom 
12' 3" x 10' 6" (3.74m x 3.21m)

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13 October 2016

Nearest stations

  • Kelvedon (2.1 mi)
  • Marks Tey (4.2 mi)
  • Chappel & Wakes Colne (4.7 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Kelvedon (2.1 mi)
  • Marks Tey (4.2 mi)
  • Chappel & Wakes Colne (4.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Breadmore Webb, Halstead

8-10 High Street Halstead CO9 2AP

01787 720000 Local call rate

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