Thorington Street, Stoke By Nayland, Colchester, Suffolk, CO6 4SP | Property for sale | Savills
701.51 sq m(7,551 sq ft)
Guide price £3,300,000($4,177,635)

Thorington StreetStoke By Nayland, Colchester, Suffolk, CO6 4SP

    Key features

    • Stunning Georgian village house
    • delightful self-contained 4 bed cottage
    • superb walled garden and delightful grounds
    • swimming pool with excellent pool house and tennis court
    • equestrian facilities and 3.5 acres

    Outstanding Georgian village house with detached coach house cottage and stunning gardens.

    About this property

    • Thorington House is a handsome Grade II Listed Georgian country house built in 1815. The property was extended in 2000, with the addition of a stunning drawing room and the spacious master bedroom suite.

      Outside, the Coach House and walled garden are also Grade II Listed and it is thought the latter was part of the neighbouring Thorington Hall property (now owned by the National Trust). The property sits under a slate roof with attractive grey brickwork and sash windows. Internally, the rooms are well proportioned with high ceilings, panelled doors and architraves throughout.

      The south facing façade of the main house, clad with wisteria, leads from the York stone terrace through the front door into the impressive Entrance Hallway with main staircase and walk-in drinks cupboard. Accessed off the hall is the attractive Sitting Room with Jetmaster fireplace, marble hearth and French
      windows with working shutters. Opposite is the morning room with oak flooring, French windows, working shutters, attractive cornice work and fluted working fireplace with slate inlay. Beyond the principal staircase and off the inner hall with Suffolk pament flooring and door to stairs leading down to
      the cellar, is the dining room featuring a working fireplace with slate hearth and inlay, shelving with double cupboards below and attractive window seats. Beyond is the study with fireplace flanked by arched bookcases with cabinets below and
      working shutters. The inner hall continues north and leads to the cloakroom with WC and basin. Double mahogany doorway entering into the impressive drawing room with sash windows, one of which opens as a doorway to the garden, with working shutters and pine stripped flooring. Along the west side of the house, there is further accommodation including the kitchen with four door electric Aga, full range of fitted floor and wall units, working shutters, electric hob, Siemens oven, sink and central island with 2 dishwashers and walk in larder. From here, a side hall, also with working shutters, recessed boot storage and back door to outside leads to the boiler room and the utility room with door to the central courtyard. Beyond is the boot room/cloakroom 2 with WC, basin, walk-in store cupboard and additional walk in domestic cupboard beyond. Situated at the far end of the hall is the second study with fitted book shelving and views out to the gardens.

      The first floor comprises all the bedroom accommodation including the principal bedroom suite with an open plan dressing area, bathroom with bath, washbasin and shower cubical. In addition, the upstairs accommodation includes 2 bedroom suites each with a bathroom comprising WC, bath and wash basin. In addition, there are 5 further bedrooms all of good size with fitted cupboard space all served by 3 separate bathrooms each with WC, washbasin and bath and 1 with shower cubical.

      The handsome Coach House with attractive red brick and peg tile construction is accessed from the front drive and includes a parking area, lean-to log store and potting shed with kennel to one side. Internally the accommodation comprises; Sitting Room, Kitchen with Aga and fitted units, Boot Room with back door to outside, Utility/Drying Room, 2 Bedrooms and 1 Shower Room all on the ground floor. On the first floor is the Main Bedroom Suite with sizeable bathroom.

      The property is approached from the village lane through gates leading into the grounds to the west side of the house and around a sweeping gravel parking area with central lawn with yew and cherry trees. From here, the main lawns stretch to the
      south of the house sweeping round to the Swimming Pool Area with heated tiled Swimming Pool surrounded by wide stone paving, shed housing the heating and filter facilities and a pair of charming Pool Houses, one with self contained kitchen and the other with a changing/dining room with pergola eating area in between. The gardens continue round to the east of the house and give access to the Tennis Court with all-weather surface surrounded by pleached lime trees. Beyond is the Stable Block comprising a practical concrete yard area, tack room and 5 loose boxes to the front with a feed store, rug room and hay store area to the rear. The property also boasts a full size Manège with sand and rubber surface surrounded by post and rail fencing and accessed via its own drive leading off the main entrance to the house. Situated to the west of the house is the walled garden, an enchanting area comprising a number of fruit trees including; plum, pear, cherry, apricot and greengage trees. Herbaceous borders intersperse an area of lawn with beautiful wisteria and rose clad framed walkway to the central lawn area, approached also via an intermingling network of gravel pathways. To one end is a delightful rose garden area. There are also raised vegetable plots. The Coach House has a garage to one side and a delightful private garden with a former cart lodge (requiring renovation).

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    The house has great proportions, it gives such a sense of grandeur, immediately setting the tone for this impressive and beautiful family home.

    Tom OrfordProperty agent

    Local information

    • Thorington House, overlooking the beautiful and renowned Stour Valley, is situated in the heart of Constable country on the edge of the village of Thorington Street, near Stoke by Nayland. The Stour Valley is designated an Area of Outstanding
    • Natural Beauty and is one of the prettiest and most sought after areas in East Anglia. There are a number of attractive villages in the area including Nayland, Higham, East Bergholt, Dedham and Hadleigh most of which provide village shops and
    • public houses, the latter being a market town with a wider range of shopping and recreational facilities. Colchester and its surrounding area, has an extensive range of educational (some of the best schools in the country), recreational and shopping facilities. For the commuter, Colchester Station provides a fast and regular rail service to London Liverpool Street taking from 50 minutes. Alternatively, Manningtree offers train services on
    • the same line to London Liverpool Street taking from 55 minutes. If travelling by car, the A12 trunk road is easily accessed from the area and offers fast access to the M25, London and the south east. Outside the immediate Colchester area, other schools in the region include Orwell Park Preparatory School near Ipswich, Old Buckenham Hall Preparatory School near Brettenham, Framlingham College near Woodbridge, Felstead School to the south near Braintree and New Hall at Chelmsford.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From the A12 north/eastbound, shortly after passing Colchester, exit at the turning signposted Higham and Stoke By Nayland. Follow the road through the village of Higham and after approximately 1.5 miles enter Thorington Street. Take the second right hand turning past the brick wall and the entrance to Thorington House is immediately on the right through the gates.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H