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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Upper Street, Higham, Colchester, CO7

Sold STC £1,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Architectural design by Quinlan Terry
  • 4,500 sq ft of accommodation
  • Spacious hall & drawing room
  • Kitchen/dining/living area
  • 3 large first floor bedrooms with en suites
  • Single bedroom/study
  • 2 second floor bedrooms & shower room
  • Purpose built garage & car port for 4 cars
  • Workshop & store
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Stunning Georgian style country house in a 10 acre setting overlooking the Stour Valley.


Drumlins lies on the edge of the pretty village of Higham which is in the heart of the Stour Valley and is surrounded by rolling and picturesque countryside. Approximately half a mile to the south is the village of Stratford St Mary with its local shops and facilities, together with excellent access to the A12. The town of Colchester is approximately 8 miles to the south and there is access to extensive recreational and commercial facilities, together with a direct line commuting train to London's Liverpool Street Station (about 45 minutes). The A12 dual carriageway is located approximately 1½ miles to the east and provides excellent communication for the A14 to the north and further afield and the M25 motorway and London to the south.

There are good schools locally, together with a number of public and private schools in both Colchester and Ipswich. There are riding and walking opportunities in the area and the
Stoke by Nayland Golf and Country Club is approximately 3 miles away providing an excellent facility.


Drumlins, in the heart of Constable Country, was built about 13 years ago in a spectacular location overlooking the Stour Valley. Renowned architect Quinlan Terry drew the
plans, after choosing the site and orientation to take best advantage of the Dedham Vale views.

A classic Georgian style design presents mellow brick elevations under a slate roof with sash windows. Six panelled double front doors with porch over and glazed light above lead into the impressive reception hall which forms the central core of the house. The hall exits the south elevation through double partglazed French doors, with pediment over, to overlook the Stour valley. Handsome staircase to the first floor, limestone floor with cloakroom off.

Superb high-ceilinged drawing room, with deep skirting boards above herringbone parquet flooring, open fireplace with decorative marble surround by Chesneys, deep cornicing and double French doors to the terrace and garden. Kitchen/dining/ living room with a comprehensive range of wall and floor units with central island and granite worktops incorporating a six hob gas stove with electric ovens under, twin stainless steel sinks and sink in the island unit. Archway to the living area with pamment flooring throughout. Off the kitchen is a utility room
with floor to ceiling storage cupboards, space and plumbing for washing machine, deep sink and part glazed door to the rear lobby with extensive coat hanging space.

Staircase to the first floor landing with large walk in airing cupboard and hot water cylinder. Master bedroom with wood block floor, deep coving, en suite dressing room and bathroom with separate shower. Bedroom two with wood strip floor and en suite bathroom. Bedroom three with wood block floor and en suite shower room. Small study/bedroom four. On the top floor are two bedrooms sharing a shower room, all with wood strip floor.

Twin five bar gates and separate hand gate to the gravel drive with mature Yew hedge and access to the purpose built coach house with slate roof and weather boarded elevations providing space for up to four cars, with separate workshop and store area, all with power and light connected. Solar panels on the roof, benefitting from feed in tariff. The drive continues to the north of the house with a large gravelled parking and turning area with the land rising up behind with further shrubs and trees. Useful garden store and
polypropylene oil tank.

A flag stone terrace leads around to the south of the house with steps down into the garden area beyond. Clipped box hedging, lawn area and mature Beech hedge with hand gate into the meadow to the south. Pretty pond in the south west corner with mature willow tree.

To the north and east of the house is a productive kitchen garden with espalier fruit tree walk to the hand gate beyond leading to the adjoining paddock and meadowland with further ponds and mature trees.

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

Freehold and vacant possession upon completion.

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage and oil fired underfloor central heating.

By appointment with joint agents Savills (Tel. 01245 293233) or Jackson-Stops & Staff (Tel. 01473 218218).

Square Footage: 4,049 sq ft
Acreage: 10 Acres


From the village of Stratford St Mary take the signs to Higham. As you drive between Stratford St Mary and Higham, Drumlins can be seen across the fields on the right-hand side. Continue into Higham and at the small green in the centre bear right and continue out of the village back towards the A12 on the B1068. Drumlins comes up on the right-hand side after about 250 yards.


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Added on Rightmove:
11 September 2017

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