5 bedroom detached house for sale

Mill Hill, Lawford

Guide Price £1,300,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

INTRODUCTION This remarkable property positioned on a site mentioned within the Domesday Book in the Dedham Vale, offers a purchaser the unique opportunity to acquire a home that, with the associated Mill, Ponds and Land, presents a complete historical setting. Combined with the agreed planning permission in place setting out a clear route of enhancement going forward for the site, Shirburn Mill is an opportunity not to be missed.  

INFORMATION Shirburn House, Shirburn Mill and the two Mill Ponds together are integral parts of the historic landscape and architecture of the Dedham Vale. The Mill is in need of repair and restoration to secure the future of this building, initially constructed between 1800 and 1806, to this end a planning permission and schedule have been agreed with Tendring District Council that provides a route forward, details of which are set out below.  

PLANNING PERMISSION has been obtained for an independent four bedroom detached property within the grounds of Shirburn House, the permission has been granted within a sensitive historical setting on the basis that it enables works to be undertaken on Shirburn Mill. Therefore the wording of the permission is especially important in that the new build property shall not be occupied until Shirburn Mill has been made structurally sound, wind and weathertight. Moving forward within six months of the start of occupation of the new build, The Mill shall be converted to a residential annex and be available for ancillary occupation to Shirburn House.

Consent is also in place for sympathetically designed two and single storey extension to the rear of Shirburn House, enhancing and greatly enlarging the Kitchen into a full Kitchen/Dining/Family room overlooking the gardens to the rear, along with a main bedroom suite above.

Please contact us directly for copies of the consents in place. Full and comprehensive details of the above mentioned planning consents can be found on the Tendring District Council Planning portal, the specific planning case numbers are as follows: New Build Permission & Repairs to The Mill - 18/00096/FUL - Listed Building Consent Mill - 18/00097/LBC - Shirburn House Extension - 19/00030/FUL - Shirbun House Listed Consent - 19/00031/LBC 

DIRECTIONS from the A12 heading South take the Stratford St Mary junction and continue on the B1029 towards Dedham, once in the centre of Dedham turn left onto Brook Street and follow the road round to the right, take the next left onto Manningtree Road. Continue on to the top of Jupes Hill and turn left onto Mill Hill, the driveway to Shirburn Mill can be found on the right hand side. 

DEDHAM & LAWFORD located between these two villages the property benefits from quick links to both by car. Dedham is a delightful historical village with a Georgian street scene, the village has a great deal of facilities from the Co-Op store to a number of pubs, boating on the river Stour and well regarded primary schooling. The village of Lawford also has an abundance of facilities including a village shop, numerous pubs and a garage. There is schooling in the village along with many clubs and societies creating a diverse village atmosphere. Manningtree, with its mainline station running regular trains to London Liverpool Street taking around n hour is no more than 10 minutes away. The A12 links to the M25 and A14 and the regional airport of Stansted in approximately 45 minutes by car. 

SERVICES mains water and electric is connected, drainage via private system. Tendring District Council Council Tax Band - TBC EPC - N/A.  

PLEASE NOTE: As vendors agents we are unable to give any guarantee as to the condition of any appliance included (where mentioned) in the property. The photographs are provided to show the internal and external appearance of the building and in no way should a buyer assume that any contents are to be included either inside or out. 

THE MILL a building of historical significance within remarkable surroundings, of timber frame construction with white painted weatherboarding over a brick built foundation within the first ponds retaining wall and embankments. The Mill is unusual in East Anglia in that it and the sister Mill that originally stood at the foot of the upper mill pond, were both overshot, an unusual feature that given East Anglia's usually level topography, was enabled by the position of the mill on the edge of the then Shir Valley, a steep sided glaciated feature within the landscape. Power light and water are connected to this building. As outlined, the building has permission for conversion to ancillary annex usage in conjunction with the main house. Set over four levels as follows: 

LOWER GROUND LEVEL 28'07 x 12'07 secure stable door and windows to the front, milling components are evident throughout the space and the drop that originally contained the mill wheel is still in place. Open stair ladder to the: 

GROUND LEVEL 29'10 x 15'00 this main milling level has doorways to the sides and windows to the front and side. Millstones in place with clear markings linking them to a W.TINSLEY stone works in Ipswich. Ladder stairs up to: 

FIRST FLOOR 29'04 x 14'04 windows to all sides, further milling equipment and hatches to the floors above and below. Upwards again to the: 

UPPER GRAIN LOFT LEVEL 29'05 x 14'00 here in the centre of the roof extends to the front the pulley block and cover where grain would be hauled to the top of the building for the start of the milling process, trapdoors down to the lower levels and further machinery. 

WORKSHOP part of a later addition to the Mill and accessed via a lower level STORE ROOM 22'02 x 8'00 window to the side overlooking the mill race, stairs up to the main: WORKSHOP 29'04 x 8'02 glazed double doors open out to the rear and take in a stunning view over the lower Mill Pond, the space has power, light, water, electric heating and drainage in place.  

THE HOUSE set on an elevated position overlooking The Mill and approached via private driveway from the road to its imposing entrance Portico. Five bedrooms and a generous ground floor offer extensive accommodation over two floors. The kitchen opens out to a sunny rear terrace facing South. Details of the accommodation are as follows: 

INFORMATION the property is a blend of construction styles dating from the early 19th century including traditional 9 inch brickwork through to timber frame elements under a hipped slate tiled roof. Heating is via an oil fired boiler to radiators throughout, hot water likewise. Gas bottles provide fuel for cooking. Windows are a mixture of sliding sash and conventional single glazed units. Private drainage system. There is a delightful mixture of predominantly bare original floorboards with some rooms carpeted and tiling to the kitchen.  

BEDROOM ONE 14'00 x 12'08 window to the front overlooking the driveway woodland and Mill, shallow recessed cupboards and doorway to the: En-Suite Bathroom 7'06 x 5'09 window to the front with internal folding wooden shutters, panel bath to side, sink inset to vanity unit, heated towel rail and w/c inset to wall unit with hidden cistern. 

BEDROOM TWO 13'11 x 12'08 window to the front taking in a glimpse of the Mill Pond, recessed cupboard to side contains a sink inset to a papered cupboard with storage under, a charming feature. Further recessed storage cupboard. 

BEDROOM THREE 13'06 x 12'02 window to the side offering a glimpse of the mill pond, intriguing room with a gently domed ceiling and front wall, (max height 6'06). En-Suite 7'00 x 6'02 panel bath to the side, w/c, wash basin and towel rail, peculiar yet pleasant space with a domed ceiling. 

FAMILY BATHROOM 7'00 x 6'09 window to the rear, wooden panelled to shoulder height, inset bath with extended shower over, granite topped unit with inset wash basin, w/c , heated towel rail and a charming quirky style. 

BEDROOM FOUR 15'00 x 12'01 dual aspect windows to the side and rear overlooking the fruit garden to the side and landscaped sloping rear garden. 

BEDROOM FIVE 12'08 x 7'05 windows overlooking the rear and side, extensive storage cupboards to two walls and easily space for a large single bed. 

LANDING 7'07 x 7'03 affording access to the rear of the house, stairs return and descend to the ground floor. REAR LANDING 19'11 x 4'10 storage to the side and providing access to the remaining three bedrooms. 

ENTRANCE HALL 13'08 x 7'01 enter via steps up to the entrance portico supported by two pillars and into the house via painted wooden panel door into this inviting space, stairs head up ahead and the ground floor extends out to all sides. 

LIBRARY 13'11 x 13'10 window to the front, this space with built in bookshelves to three sides and flanking the fireplace a single purpose and inspiring space. 

DINING ROOM 14'00 x 13'11 window to the front, feature open fireplace provides a focal point for this excellent entertaining space, of particular delight is the hidden doorway to the kitchen. Doorway to the: 

DRAWING ROOM 19'11 x 12'00 a triple aspect of windows and doors along with a remarkable curved sash corner window bring in an abundance of light, woodburner on granite fire hearth serves as a focal point. 

REAR HALL with access to the cellar and following rooms:  

CLOAKROOM window to the rear, w/c and wash basin inset to corner storage cupboard 

STUDY 13'09 x 12'02 windows to the rear and side, ample space for desk and further seating, doorway to the: 

UTILITY ROOM 11'02 x 6'05 window to the side and part glazed stable door to the rear, useful room with a carved wooden work surface to the side with inset butler sink, space and plumbing under for washing machine and dryer. Suspended clothes airer, floor mounted boiler, extensive storage and space for fridge and freezers. 

KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM 18'01 x 11'09 a warm inviting space which one is naturally drawn to upon entry of the house. Built in corner bench seating to the side and to the walls of the room a range of hand made open storage racks for plates and utensils. Base units to two sides under a granite work surface with inset dual sinks and drainer, ample further storage. Space for Gas fired oven and hob, wooden fired Esse range style double oven cooker. The large pantry cupboard gives excellent storage space, double panel glazed doors out to the rear. 

CELLAR 13'07 x 13'05 a most useful space cool and quiet for storage, fireplace with open grate and wall mounted suction Hoover integrated through the house with various plug in points. 

THE LAND in total a little over 10 acres of land provide the setting for Shirburn House, the land rises gently to the South East away from the property and provides ample space for grazing within two fields boundaries by hedges and separated by the upper mill pond. 

FORMAL GARDENS to rear and side of Shirburn House, the rear has an area of gravelled terrace which gives way to the landscaped and coming on Rose Garden the land then slopes upward into the fields. The side garden is formally set out for vegetables and fruit and has in previous years been highly productive. To the front of the property the driveway is defined by a central well kept box hedge.  

MILL PONDS The Mill Ponds are in a good condition having within recent years been dredged by Miles Water Engineering, there are continual active overflows in place to manage the water levels. The ponds provide and enhance the stunning setting giving classic reflective views to the Mill and from the Mill building down the length of the pond.  

STORAGE a timber construction garage with power and light connected sits adjacent to the driveway and is securely locked, further along the pond and accessed via a track is a machinery and wood shed both providing good storage facilities.  

NEW BUILD PROPERTY as outlined above, permission has been obtained for a four bedroom detached property within the grounds, positioned to the North of Shirburn House between the property and Mill Hill Road. The new property will share existing driveway access from Mill Hill and then take a spur off turning left onto a generous driveway which curves around to the front of the property, cart lodge & garden store beyond. The property has a large sitting room, open plan kitchen breakfast room with bi-folding doors to the rear, study, utility room and snug on the ground floor. The first floor is generous with the main and second bedrooms having en-suite bathrooms. Property has been designed from the outset to blend into the delicate landscape in which it is due to be constructed, and to take nothing from the historical setting of Shirburn House & Mill while playing a key part in the future of this historical setting.  


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