5 bedroom house for sale

Ashington Lodge, Aldham, Colchester

Guide Price £4,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Exceptional, fully air conditioned home of 8000 square feet
  • Parkland setting of 76 acres
  • Private 9 hole golf course & light aircraft landing strip
  • Garaging for 5 cars & office of 1000 sq feet
  • All weather tennis court
  • Range of modern farm buildings
  • 5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • 5 Reception rooms
  • Far reaching views over own grounds
  • Commutable location - easy access to train station & A12

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A substantial modern country house in a superb private parkland setting with waterfalls, ponds, lake & woodland. Ashington Lodge is surrounded by 76 acres of stunning landscaped gardens, paddocks, a private golf course and light aircraft landingstrip. Other noteworthy features include a tennis court, modern outbuildings, a coach house, and garaging for 5 cars.
Highly commutable by road and rail, the house is situated on the edge of the village of Aldham, in the picturesque Colne Valley, some 6 miles to the north-west of Colchester.






Location
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 Colchester's 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 London's Liverpool Street and the A12 is within easy reach at Eight Ash Green and Marks Tey.

The Property
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 station at Colchester.

The Grounds
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 serves the private 9 hole short golf course and grass landing strip. In addition, there are a variety of modern farm buildings, all serving the estate.

Services : Mains electricity, private water and drainage.

Local authority: Colchester Borough Council

Tax band: H


Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
07 March 2018

Nearest stations

  • Chappel & Wakes Colne (1.7 mi)
  • Marks Tey (1.9 mi)
  • Bures (4.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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78 Hutton Road, Shenfield, Brentwood, CM15 8NB

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Nearest stations

  • Chappel & Wakes Colne (1.7 mi)
  • Marks Tey (1.9 mi)
  • Bures (4.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ParryCohen, Shenfield

78 Hutton Road, Shenfield, Brentwood, CM15 8NB

01277 577227 Local call rate

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