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4 bedroom house for sale

Mistley, Manningtree, Essex

Guide Price £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming Grade II Listed Georgian house
  • Comfortable accommodation arranged over 4 floors
  • Views over the River Stour
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Reception hall & 2 reception rooms
  • 2 first floor bedrooms with family bathroom
  • 2 second floor bedrooms
  • Walled garden to the rear
  • Annexe comprising bedroom & shower room
  • Single car parking space

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A charming Grade II Listed Georgian townhouse with well laid out accommodation over four floors, with walled garden and annexe to the rear.

Swan House is a stunning 17th Century Grade II Listed Georgian townhouse, positioned in the centre of Mistley overlooking the Swan pool. The front elevation presents rendered and painted walls under a peg tile roof, with the side elevation overlooking the walled garden in exposed brickwork. Many original features have been preserved, such as original fireplaces in every room, including the bathroom. Robert Adam’s influence is seen in the understated elegance of surrounding buildings, also. The property requires a refurbishment programme.
Steps up to the central front door, with staircase to the first floor and further steps down to the lower ground floor, with the kitchen/breakfast room providing excellent family space including a range of floor units incorporating a sink with space and plumbing for cooker, fridge and freezer. Brick arch with recess and Raeburn (non-functioning) with the walls and ceiling panelled out in tongue and groove boarding. Access to the larder and cloakroom with steps up to a part-glazed door opening out onto the walled garden area.

Returning up the stairs to the front hall and two well-proportioned Georgian reception rooms. The drawing room has painted, panelled walls, central ceiling beam, deep sash windows, exposed boarded floor and access door to the conservatory. Pretty built-in display shelves. The dining room has paneling to dado height, central ceiling timber, deep sash windows, boarded floor and fireplace with cast iron inset and decorative over mantle and surround with storage cupboards either side. Built in corner cupboard.

First floor landing with passage access to the rear and a good sized family bathroom with bath, shower, WC and wash basin. Two bedrooms on this floor with a further two bedrooms on the top floor with the rear bedroom enjoying spectacular views over the Stour Estuary behind.


To the rear of the house, and accessed from the kitchen and externally direct from the square, is a pretty and atmospheric walled garden area with mature trees including Holme oak and acacia. Gravelled and brick pathways with steps up to the pretty Victorian conservatory. Set in the garden wall is the ‘annexe’ with brick walls under a pan tile roof and comprising a bedroom and en suite shower room, providing useful extra accommodation for either a nanny, dependent relative or as potential additional rental income (the current owner has received £350 per month).


Swan House is set in the centre of Mistley overlooking the square. Mistley provides a local post office/store, together with the excellent Thorn pub/restaurant and church. Mistley station, four-minute walk, links through to Manningtree with regular trains to London Liverpool Street (60 mins approx). Access to the River Stour with a local sailing club in Manningtree. Manningtree (1 mile), Ipswich (8 miles) and Colchester (6 miles) providing further comprehensive recreational, educational and commercial facilities.


Mistley station – 4 min walk (London Liverpool Street Station 65 mins)
Manningtree – 1 mile (London Liverpool Street Station 60 mins)
Colchester – 6 miles
Ipswich – 8 miles


Drive to the centre of Mistley and Swan House faces onto the Pool and Swan in the middle of the High Street.


Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.



Items regarded as fixtures and fittings are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation.


By appointment with Jackson-Stops.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
01 October 2019


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