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New Road, Aldham, Colchester

Offers in Excess of
£4,000,000
Added on 29/07/2019
Fine & Country, Colchester
PROPERTY TYPE
Detached
BEDROOMS
x5
BATHROOMS
x3
SIZE
8,000 sq. ft.
(743 sq. m.)

Key features

  • Grounds Approaching 76 Acres (STLS)
  • Five Double Bedrooms
  • Five Reception Rooms
  • Two En-Suites
  • Tennis Court
  • Lake & Koi Pond
  • Coach House
  • Outbuildings, Ideal For Business Use
  • Five Bay Carport & Ample Parking
  • 9 Hole Golf Course

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

THE PROPERTY This exceptional family home, which is set right in the middle of around seventy-six acres of spectacular private parkland, boasts an enviable semi-rural location just five miles from Colchester town centre. "Before purchasing Ashington Lodge fifteen years ago my wife and I had been searching for a new family home for around four years," says the owner. "I own a construction company so I'm incredibly fussy when it comes to build quality and for me nothing that we looked at quite made the grade. Then our estate agent suggested that we take a look at this. I remember driving up the long tree-lined driveway and then there before me, right in the middle of seventy-six acres of the most beautiful grounds was this stunning home. I got out of the car and literally felt as if I was in another world, and that for me was what really sold it." 

SELLERS INSIGHT "The house was built in 1989 and it was beautifully designed to take full advantage of this wonderful setting. It's incredibly spacious, everything has been done to the highest of standards and so when we came - apart from having air conditioning installed throughout the whole house - it was really just a case of moving in and enjoying all it had to offer. We have a total of five reception rooms; a lovely big family kitchen and all of the bedrooms are generously proportioned and very luxurious. Because of the position of the house within the grounds the views are just breathtaking from every single room and there's a wonderful feeling of peace, tranquillity and total privacy throughout. It's without doubt a large house, but it has a warm and welcoming feel so it's very much a comfortable family home and we've been extremely happy here."

"The garden and grounds are just beautiful and they are what set this house apart from all the rest," continues the owner. "We have a more formal area by the house that incorporates a large patio terrace and tiered lawns that lead up to a huge Koi pond, then the rest of the grounds are well stocked with a huge variety of wonderfully mature trees so it's like living in our very own park. We also had two fields that both extend to around fifteen acres and when we came here I was struggling to know what to do with them, then my father had the brilliant idea of turning one into a nine-hold golf course. It's set a few minute's walk from the house and interestingly, what is now one of the fairways, was once the previous owners' light aircraft landing strip, so if the new owners have a small plane / microlight, this would be perfect".

"If I had to choose, I'd say that the large main living room is my favourite part of the house simply because it's double aspect; relishing three really stunning views of the grounds, as well as a direct link to the large conservatory to the rear of the property" says the owner.

"The house sits right in the middle of the grounds and the views in every single direction are just amazing, so it's often hard to believe that in actual fact we are so close to everything," says the owner. "We're just two miles from the nearest train station, that has a direct link into London and two and a half from the A12, and I can be in the centre of Colchester in around ten minutes. It's absolutely ideal."

"Attached to the house is a huge five-bay car port, above the car port there is a fully boarded storage space that extends to around 1000 sq ft," There is also a fully fitted four person office above the garage says the owner. "We currently use it as an office but the possibilities for its use are endless."

"It's the space, the tranquillity and the privacy that the setting has afforded us that I think I'll miss most when we leave," says the owner. "It's a uniquely beautiful place to live and it has given us the most wonderful quality of life." 

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New Road, Aldham, Colchester

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NEAREST STATIONS

Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Chappel & Wakes Colne Station1.7 miles
  • Marks Tey Station1.9 miles
  • Bures Station4.5 miles
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Fine & Country, Colchester

60 Caelum Drive, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8FP

Fine & Country, Colchester

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