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Colne Engaine Road, Halstead, CO9

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Reduced on 11/02/2022
Purplebricks, covering Colchester






Key features

  • Grade II Listed Georgian Manor House
  • 9.5 Acres Surrounded By Beautiful Countryside
  • Eight Bedrooms And Seven Reception Rooms
  • 'Coachmans Cottage' Plus Annexe Potential
  • Private Driveway And Exceptional Grounds
  • Tree Lined Drive, Triple Garage
  • Floodlit Tennis Court And Sun Terrace With Pond
  • Formal Gardens, Woodland Areas And Paddocks
  • Accommodation Approx. 8200 Sq Ft.
  • Rural Location Just Minutes From Halstead

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

The Property
A rare opportunity to acquire this beautiful Grade II listed Georgian Manor House constructed in the early 19th Century of gault brick in Flemish bond under a slate tile roof. Once the home of Agnes Morton, the 1910 Wimbledon champion, the current owners have lived at Star Stile House for over 30 years but have now decided to pass this exceptional family home to a new set of owners.

The property is approached via electric double gates with a long driveway lined with Horse Chestnut trees leading to a gravelled parking area to the front of the house, which also branches onto a gravelled inner courtyard with additional parking.
Occupying a plot of approximately nine acres of gardens, including; a tennis court, manicured lawns, wooded areas, stabling with paddocks and a dry tiding area, with the properties former swimming pool now home to a number of large Koi carp.
The grounds also include a good selection of outbuildings with garaging for up to four cars, having an adjoining property ‘The Coachmans Cottage’ provides self contained accommodation which (STLP) could be developed to provide secondary accommodation.
The location affords excellent views, yet is in walking distance of the market town of Halstead offering local schooling for all ages, leisure facilities, a good range of both independent and well known stores, boutiques, numerous restaurants and several pubs. For the commuter there are railway stations located in Sudbury, to the North and Braintree to the South. Stansted airport is also approximately 25 miles away, plus links to both the A12 and A120.

General Information
This impressive and substantial eight bedroom property displays numerous features of the period including an impressive front entrance with ionic columns and a stone canopy with dentilled cornice.

To the rear of the house is a wonderful two storey bay with pyramidal roof. Internally, the property offers a wealth of original features including; beautiful fireplaces, windows with original glazing, extensive wood panelling and aged exposed floorboards.

The accommodation is both spacious and flexible with plenty of scope for the new owners to individualise their new home, offering high ceilings and plenty of natural light the property offers tasteful decor throughout.
The approx. nine acre plot offers spectacular countryside views and the house has many unique features such as the row of servants bells and the original swimming pool now a home to a mature Koi collection. The spacious reception hall greets the visitor on arrival with a magnificent sweeping staircase and you will find large rooms throughout with windows offering pleasing views across the surrounding countryside.

Ground Floor
Starting on the ground floor, the grand reception hall has the aforementioned sweeping staircase from which all the reception rooms radiate.

The drawing room is exceptional with full height sash windows, a window seat, stunning central chandelier, marble open fireplace and exposed floorboards.

The dining room, which connects to the kitchen, has a large sash window with double doors opening onto stone steps leading down to the courtyard garden. The kitchen includes a black 'Aga' inset to a fireplace recess surrounded by red brick. Steps lead down from the inner hallway to a good size, useful cellar providing a good level of storage space.

The Snooker room again has a tall sash windows and original fireplace with the study close by and off the rear hall, a cloakroom, closet/boot room and a ground floor WC can be found.

First Floor
The staircase rises from the reception hall to a large and impressive, galleried landing servicing a total of eight bedrooms, two bathrooms and a shower room, all having a variety of of original features as well as Georgian charm.

The beautiful master bedroom has twin, tall sash windows with spectacular views. This room connects to a dressing room/nursery and a spacious bathroom with a free standing centre roll top bath, large shower cubicle, wash basin and chandelier.

There are four further good size bedrooms and two
more bathrooms plus a shower room to this floor with a rear landing, with secondary staircase, leading in turn to two further bedrooms.

The second floor has a flexible layout and could be utilised as home working or perhaps annexe accommodation if required.

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Colne Engaine Road, Halstead, CO9


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  • Chappel & Wakes Colne Station5.0 miles
  • Bures Station5.2 miles
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