5 bedroom detached house for saleAldham, Nr Colchester, Essex
A substantial fully air conditioned country house in superb private landscaped parkland setting with waterfalls, ponds, lake & woodland. Post and rail paddocks. Outbuildings. Coach house. Private Golf Course/landing strip. Tennis court. About 76 acres. Highly commutable by road and rail.
4 / 5 reception rooms
Range of modern farm buildings
Post & rail paddocks
Private golf course
Light aircraft landing strip
Coach house, workshop & office suite
Garaging for 5 vehicles
About 76 acres
Ashington Lodge is situated on the outskirts of the village of Aldham, in private grounds amidst the picturesque Colne Valley, some 6 miles to the north-west of Colchester. The town offers comprehensive shopping facilities and the out of town Tollgate Shopping Centre, which includes Sainsburys, is within easy reach. There are excellent private and state schools in the vicinity, notably Holmwood House and Littlegarth, and Colchesters two Grammar Schools, CRGS and CCHS. The Colne Valley is acknowledged as some of the prettiest countryside in the County. Colchester and Marks Tey offer a choice of stations serving Londons Liverpool Street, and the A12 is within easy reach at Eight Ash Green and Marks Tey.
Ashington Lodge is a remarkable modern country house, constructed in 1989, which enjoys a beautiful established and private parkland setting in grounds extending to some 76 acres, on the edge of the village of Aldham, in the Colne Valley, to the north-west of Colchester. The siting of the house was chosen with care affording attractive unspoilt views across its own grounds to countryside beyond. The building was designed also with ease of maintenance and modern living in mind, having air conditioning throughout and a high standard of bespoke fixtures and fittings installed.
The main house extends to almost 8000 sq. ft. of comfortable living space and the adjoining Coach House, which provides cart lodge garaging for 5 vehicles, and office and storage above, extends to a further 1000 sq. ft.
The property is constructed of brick beneath a series of tiled roofs and lies at the head of a sweeping drive which meanders up through the grounds to the house, edged by lawns, trees and a lake.
Ashington Lodge offers a rare opportunity to purchase a well-designed, easy to run family house in a most attractive and maturing setting, yet within easy reach of the A12 and the mainline railway station at Colchester.
The grounds are well-planted with a wide variety of traditional English and ornamental trees, including stands of Elder, birch, oak and ash. The boundaries are well-defined by post and rail fencing, trees and hedgerows. The grounds fall away gently from the house, to the lake and a greensward of lawn. To the rear of the house is a wide terrace with steps leading up to a sheltered seating area. An important element of the design is the close relationship between the house and its grounds. Beyond the Coach House is an all-weather tennis court and sheltered vegetable garden. A second drive to the south of the property and serves the private 9 hole short golf course and grass landing strip. In addition there are a variety of modern farm buildings, all servicing the Estate.
Services: Mains Electricity, Private Water & Drainage
Local Authority: Colchester Borough Council
Tax Band: H
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