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6 bedroom detached house for sale

The Street, Tendring, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO16

Sold STC £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms
  • drawing room
  • sitting/dining/study room
  • breakfast room, kitchen, utility, cellars
  • swimming pool, coach house, garaging
  • outbuildings, loggia, summer house
  • mature gardens
  • 2 paddocks, large field shelter
  • about 7.7 acres
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Classically proportioned period house set in exceptional gardens


Church House largely faces south over beautiful gardens and grounds. In a conservation area, Tendring has a well regarded primary school. Nearby Thorpe le Soken has good local facilities including a supermarket, baker, doctor's surgery and a variety of pubs and restaurants. There is a wider range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities at Colchester and the well known seaside town of Frinton has a beach, a tennis and golf club and a range of shops. For the commuter there are high speed train services from Manningtree and Colchester and there is ready access onto the A120 which links with the A12.


Built in 1855 as a Dower House for Tendring Hall, Church House was sold in the 1930s to a Mrs Sykes who remodelled it and employed Percy Cane to redesign the gardens. Constructed from brick under a slate roof the property benefits from many period features associated with a house of this era such as sash windows, French windows, working fireplaces, mahogany type doors, cornice work, oak floors and hand rails.

The front door enters a spacious reception hall with exposed oak floors which opens into the drawing room and the open plan sitting/n dining room/study a light, airy, spacious room with three French windows opening onto a long and wide south facing terrace. The drawing room bay window has full height sash windows and there is a woodburner with marble surround. The kitchen has exposed American white oak floors, 4 door Aga, base and wall mounted units with tiled work surfaces and French windows to a terrace. The breakfast room is connected through the kitchen.

On the first floor the master bedroom has French windows facing south onto a balcony, there are a further 5 bedrooms all with white wash hand basins and 3 bath/shower rooms.

The house is approached via a gravel sweep through electric wrought iron gates. The gardens are a particular feature of the house divided into different "rooms" formed by clipped and shaped yew hedges with topiary. The gardens have sweeping lawns with beautiful well stocked flower beds and shrubberies, interspersed with mature, specimen trees along with a kitchen garden and greenhouse. There are also a number of fruit trees, a delightful rose garden and pond.

The property benefits from a loggia, summer house, wine cellar/air raid shelter, garden stores and an open fronted wood shed. At the bottom of the garden is a secluded, heated swimming pool. The coach house, which is contemporary with the house, has two garages with electric up and over secure doors, a series of garden sheds and a workshop/former tack room.

AGENTS NOTE: The house also enjoys a vehicular right of way along a neighbouring farm drive to the gardens and a private entrance to the churchyard.

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Square Footage: 4,265 sq ft
Acreage: 7.7 Acres


From London take the A12, bypass Colchester and take the A120 to Clacton, proceed onto the A133 and go straight over 1st roundabout onto the B133 and then turn left on to Crown Lane just before the large roundabout. In the village turn right and immediately after the church, Church House will be seen on the right hand side.

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13 December 2016

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