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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Trinity Road, Mistley

Guide Price £775,000

Property Description

Key features

  • SUPERB UN-LISTED LATE VICTORIAN FIVE BEDROOM FAMILY HOME
  • DUAL ASPECT DRAWING ROOM
  • FAMILY ROOM WITH BAY WINDOW
  • STUDY
  • DUAL ASPECT DINING ROOM
  • TRIPLE ASPECT KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM WITH SEPARATE UTILITY
  • RECENTLY INSTALLED GROUND FLOOR WET ROOM
  • INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL
  • DETACHED TWO STOREY COACH HOUSE
  • GENEROUS PLOT & EXTENSIVE OFF ROAD PARKING

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Summers spent watching the children in the pool or enjoying the open views – family Christmases round the table and winter afternoons while away beside a crackling fire: the current owners of White Lodge will take 36 years of happy memories with them when they leave their handsome Victorian home. Originally built in 1896 for a local vet, the imposing, detached property at Mistley, near Manningtree, came with a separate coach house and swimming pool, and provided all the family space they were looking for at the time. “It had five bedrooms so offered plenty of room for us and our three children,” one of them recalls. “We also liked its high ceilings and layout, with lots of windows facing east, south and west that brought the light streaming in.”

ATTRACTIVE INTERIOR
With a traditional façade, featuring beautiful bay windows, White Lodge still retains much of its period appeal. “We have carried out work on the house over the years, initially restoring much of its character and then upgrading it,” he explains. “We replaced the kitchen and then later improved it further a few years ago with granite work surfaces; we added the ground-floor shower room and study, which also allowed us to create the en suite bathroom.” The other owner adds: “We have decorated it in keeping with its Victorian style but at the same time it does feel contemporary in places. It is a very comfortable home to live in and is perfect for a family.”

FAMILY TIME
The impressive property is entered via a central reception hall. To the left is the drawing room and to the right the family room, both of which have open fires. The family room leads through into the study. “Having two reception rooms always meant there was somewhere quiet to go off into if you wanted to – everyone can always have their own space yet there is lots of room to be together too,” she says. The shower room and utility room are opposite the dining room, while the kitchen breakfast room is to the back of the house, where there are also stairs down to the useful cellar. “There has always been ample space here for entertaining and we have had some lovely Christmases here – some with 14 of us all staying in the house.”

SKIES ABOVE
Many of the rooms face west, she explains: “I will miss sitting in the breakfast room in particular, enjoying the changing colours of the sky as the sun sets.” All five double bedrooms are up on the first floor, together with the family bathroom, a cloakroom and the master bedroom’s en suite bathroom. French windows from the landing open on to a small balcony. “All the children were able to have a room of their own when they were growing up and we still had space for guests,” she says. “The bedrooms are all different and have their own appeal – some have very nice views.”

GREAT POTENTIAL
Increasing the available space at White Lodge is the coach house, where the vet would have kept his horses and carriage. Here the hayloft was renovated by the couple. “This has been a teenagers’ den and games room, but it could have a variety of uses,” he explains. “It has water and electricity, and, subject to the relevant planning permissions, could become accommodation for an au pair, for example, or an office.” The indoor heated swimming pool, which adjoins an external office space, has also been improved by the owners and has given the family hours of fun. “It has been a wonderful facility to have for the children and the grandchildren – we really have enjoyed it so much.”

EXCELLENT LOCATION
The property offers privacy but also has a sense of openness about it. It is in a peaceful setting yet enjoys good access to the A12 and Manningtree Station, with its trains into London. There are excellent schools within easy reach and lots of lovely places to walk, cycle or spend the day. “The Essex Way runs close by and we can walk to Dedham and back,” she says. “We can also get to places like Snape, Aldeburgh and Southwold easily, as well as beaches at Clacton, Walton and Frinton.” He adds: “We are moving now as we are relocating but will miss this area and the lovely vistas we have. We will miss the space in the house too – it has been a perfect home for us for all these years.”

SETTING THE SCENE

Set back from the road by its elegant, gated driveway, White Lodge offers ample off-road parking. There are attractive gardens to the front, side and rear of the house. The property also benefits from an indoor heated swimming pool and two-storey coach house, with lots of storage and a games room


WHATS NEARBY 
Mistley is a village and immediately adjoins Manningtree which is a delightful town (reputedly the smallest recorded town in the country) and both Manningtree and Mistley adjoin the coastal section of the River Stour which extends from Harwich. Also at Manningtree/Brantham the river Stour flows inland for over twenty miles from Sudbury and meanders nearby through Dedham and Flatford Mill (Constable country)
The High Street has many Georgian fronted buildings, which hide their true medieval roots. The town has a wide range of Restaurants, Pubs, Local Businesses, Health Centre/Dentist and a Theatre within the community. Manningtree Beach and 'The Walls' have great views along the river and across the Suffolk shoreline.

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18 November 2019

Nearest stations

  • Mistley (0.8 mi)
  • Manningtree (0.9 mi)
  • Wrabness (4.6 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Mistley (0.8 mi)
  • Manningtree (0.9 mi)
  • Wrabness (4.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Chewton Rose, Colchester

156 - 158 High Street, Colchester, CO1 1PG

01206 916075 Local call rate

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