9 bedroom detached house for saleCoggeshall, Essex
Sold STC £1,400,000
Coggeshall, with its charming market place and historic buildings, offers a wide variety of shops meeting day-to-day needs, a choice of restaurants and public houses, Church and doctors surgery. A more extensive range of shopping and recreational facilities are available in the historic town of Colchester which lies about 7 miles to the east, with the Tollgate shopping centre to the west of the town.
There is an excellent choice of schooling within the area both in the state and public sectors, including a Montessori School, St Peters School, Church of England (VC) Primary School and Honywood Community Science School in the village. Other schools nearby include the Colchester High School, Colchester Royal Grammar School, Colchester County High School for Girls, St Marys, Oxford House, Holmwood House and the Sixth Form College in Colchester are within easy reach to the east. Felsted Preparatory and Public School and New Hall School in Chelmsford, are accessible to the west and south-west respectively.
For the London commuter, the Coggeshall community bus provides a direct link from the centre of Coggeshall to Kelvedon Station (Liverpool Street 48 minutes) at commuter times. For those who prefer to drive, the A120 links to the A12 at Marks Tey to the east whilst Braintree and the popular Freeport Shopping Village lie to the west. The A120 dual carriageway continues westwards to Stansted Airport and the M11 (junction 8).
The nearby Marks Hall Estate and surrounding countryside offer a wide range of country walks and bridle paths. Further recreational facilities nearby include the Essex Golf and Country Club (4 miles), Colne Valley Golf Club in Earls Colne (6 miles), Braintree Golf Club at Stisted (5 miles) and Braxted Park Golf Club (5 miles)
Coggeshall House is Listed as being of Historical or Architectural importance Grade II. The older parts of the building are thought to be 14th Century and 16th Century with later additions being added towards the end of the 19th Century. The property is principally of timber framed construction presenting part red brick elevations in Flemish Bond with stone dressings to the openings, beneath a roof of red clay tiles.
The main Oak front door (with Linenfold panels set in a chamfered stone surround with carved spandrels and Tudor head) opens to the entrance hall which contains a Tudor brick fireplace with stone surround and main staircase that leads to the first floor galleried landing. Gently rising steps lead to the central reception hall/music room, having large French doors opening to the south facing Yorkstone terrace and wide doors opening to the well-proportioned drawing room. This elegant room has an ornate frieze and two sets of double French doors set to either side of a central fireplace, with ornate carved surround and over-mantel.
The dining room also benefits from an open fireplace with carved marble surround and two full height sash windows overlooking the terrace and gardens and a further door linking to the kitchen and breakfast room beyond. Doors from the breakfast room open to the secondary staircase , secondary hall, utility room (with workshops beyond) and the panelled sitting room with brick fireplace and ornately carved over-mantel with further doors to secondary hall and good sized study that links back to the entrance hall.
The main galleried landing gives access to the master bedroom suite, guest suite, two bathrooms and three bedrooms, one of which links to the secondary staircase landing that in turn gives access to two further bedrooms and a shower room. There are a further two good sized bedrooms on the second floor.
Approached from Nunns Close, substantial brick piers set within high brick walls open to a sweeping gravel drive which provides parking for a number of vehicles. A gravel pathway leads to the rear of the house and a wide York-stone terrace with low balustrade. The path continues to a walled courtyard area that gives access to a garden store, workshops and breakfast room.
Expansive lawns to the south of the house are contained within mature hedgerows and high red brick walls and are interspersed with a number of specimen shrubs and trees including magnolia, cherry, acacia, yew, wellingtonia, monkey puzzle and magnificent cedar (thought to date from the early 1800s) that stands at the end of the former tennis lawn. Beyond this is a woodland glade, under-planted with spring bulbs.
In all about 1.3 acres
Services: Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.
Local Authority: Braintree District Council Tax Band: G
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