7 bedroom detached house for sale

Church Lane, Brantham, Manningtree, Essex, CO11

Under Offer £2,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 7 bedrooms, 2 dressing rooms, 5 bathrooms
  • kitchen/breakfast room, utility & boot room, cellar
  • coach house with first floor flat & playroom
  • triple garage, range of workshops/stores & office
  • Gate Lodge - 2 bed cottage
  • tennis court & swimming pool
  • mature gardens & grounds
  • About 18 acres
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Stunning Regency house with outstanding views across the river, delightful lodge house, annexe and established formal gardens


Location

Situated on the edge of the village, Brantham Glebe is in a rural yet easily accessible position. It is within easy reach of the centre of Manningtree which lies at the head of the Stour Estuary and is situated between Colchester, Ipswich and Harwich. It offers a wide variety of amenities including a sailing and yacht club, various pubs and restaurants, general stores, optician, doctors surgery, primary and secondary school, delicatessen, banks and sports centre. There are commuter trains from the main line station direct to London's Liverpool Street, taking approximately 55 minutes. The popular villages of Dedham and East Bergholt are just a few minutes drive.

The nearby towns of Colchester, reputed to be the oldest recorded Roman town in Britain, and Ipswich, Suffolk's county town also offer main line rail links as well as a wider range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. There are regular ferry services to the continent from Harwich.

Description

Brantham Glebe is an outstanding country house: a handsome facade, parkland setting, elegant reception rooms and an impressive tree lined approach leading to a sweeping gravel drive. The house is believed to have been built during the Regency period and is constructed of Suffolk white brick under a hipped slate roof. The property maintains many original features such as open fireplaces, sash windows, cornicing, stone floors and well proportioned rooms throughout.

The light reception rooms are graceful and elegant, typical of the Regency period, with many having full height multi-paned sash windows enjoying the views over the gardens and river beyond. Of particular note is the fine, light and airy double drawing room which benefits from two open fireplaces with marble surrounds, detailed cornice work and two charming bay windows. The dining room has been extended and has double doors directly through to the kitchen. The kitchen/breakfast room has base and wall mounted units, marble worktops, gas fired Aga, Gaggenau oven, large Viking fridge and shelved butlers pantry. Off the kitchen lies the cloakroom, utility and boot room.

The study, sitting room and garden room are along the west elevation. The spacious cellar, off the rear hall, has five separate rooms used for storage and wine cellar. The layout of the property flows beautifully with the principal rooms positioned around the double height reception hall with impressive sweeping staircase giving access to the first floor landing with roof lantern. The first floor accommodation is spacious. The master bedroom has stunning views of over the Ha Ha, paddock, river and fields beyond as well as having a dressing room and en suite bathroom. The guest suite also has a bedroom, dressing room and en suite bathroom. There are an additional two bedrooms on the first floor both with en suite bathrooms and a further two bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor.

The property extends to approximately 18 acres and incorporates a fully restored coach house and garaging.

COACH HOUSE
Adjacent to the main house is the Coach House constructed of brick under a slate roof with a most attractive clock tower. The Coach House is set out on three sides of a central courtyard. It consists of a triple garage alongside which lies the swimming pool changing rooms, shower and drinks/reception room. The first floor of the Coach House has been converted into a flat offering a double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, sitting/dining room. Opposite the coach house is a range of workshop/stores and an office. There is a playroom at the rear of the coach house.

GARDENS & GROUNDS
The formal gardens lie predominately to the south and west of the house with a large terrace running along the side elevation with a large open area of well tended lawn leading to the front field with a Ha Ha. The gardens are surrounded with mature trees including a number of specimen trees and a cypress avenue. The slate swimming pool is situated in a part walled Italian parterre garden which in turn leads through to the Astroturf tennis court and tennis pavilion.

There are also two strips of woodland, wild flower meadow, a walnut grove, orchard and kitchen garden with raised beds and fruit arches.

GATE LODGE
This is a pretty cottage situated at the beginning of the drive and is also constructed from brick and rendered under a tile roof. The accommodation offers sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. The cottage also has a private garden and patio to the rear.

SERVICES
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage and gas fired central heating.

Square Footage: 7,054 sq ft
Acreage: 18 Acres

Directions

From Ipswich proceed south on the A137 towards Manningtree. Upon entering Brantham turn left on to Church Lane and Brantham Glebe will be found on the left.


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Added on Rightmove:
19 July 2017

Nearest stations

  • Mistley (1.6 mi)
  • Manningtree (1.9 mi)
  • Wrabness (4.5 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Mistley (1.6 mi)
  • Manningtree (1.9 mi)
  • Wrabness (4.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Ipswich

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01473 870065 Local call rate

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