Savills | High Street, Langham, Colchester, CO4 5NT | Property for sale
212.75 sq m
Excess of £700,000(€811,635)

High StreetLangham, Colchester, CO4 5NT


    Key features

    • Handsome period house
    • well-proportioned rooms
    • Delightful rear garden
    • Excellent terrace
    • Superb location in sought after village

    Attractive family house with south-facing garden.

    About this property

    • The Thatched Cottage is an enchanting period yet unlisted house, with wonderful historical charm and delightful, south-facing gardens.

      Originally a medieval barn, dating back to around the 15th century, the building is believed to have been converted into a house in the 19th century.

      The principal building is timber framed with casement windows and a straw thatch; later additions, including the spacious sitting room and principal bedroom, are under traditional clay pantiles.

      Internally, the accommodation flows exceptionally well and comprises wonderfully proportioned rooms with good ceiling height throughout.

      The double aspect kitchen/dining room is light and bright space with terracotta tiles, plenty of cupboards, a Belfast style sink and wooden work surfaces. French windows lead directly to the terrace - ideal for al fresco dining.

      The kitchen leads through to the dining room: occupying one of the oldest parts of the house, it has an exposed brick wall and many beautiful timbers. A further set of French windows lead to the terrace while the main hall door is to the north elevation.

      Beyond the dining room is the cosy snug and family bathroom, and to the right is the elegantly proportioned sitting room, with a wood-burning stove. Double doors leads to a conservatory, which in turn leads to the terrace.

      The first floor accommodation comprises four double bedrooms. The principal bedroom is an especially lovely, bright space, with built in wardrobes, casement and velux windows, and an en suite shower room.

      OUTSIDE
      The Thatched Cottage is set back from the road behind a neat hedge, with wisteria growing on the side. It has beautiful, south facing gardens.

      Immediately behind the house is an excellent terrace with a brick built barbecue. Steps lead to an expanse of lawn surrounded by hedging.

      At the rear is an enclosed and well-protected area for chickens, and at the front is a useful shed.

      There is ample parking over a shingle drive and double garage, with power and lighting.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    The Thatched Cottage is a wonderful family home in one of my favourite locations, on the edge of Constable Country. I adore the field views and the garden is especially lovely.

    Alexander McNabProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Thatched Cottage occupies a superb position, with incredible views over surrounding farmland in the pretty and popular village of Langham in north Essex.
    • Occupied since at least the Roman Age, Langham is a delightful village on the edge of the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with an enchanting medieval church, dedicated to St Mary.
    • The thriving village has two schools, a community centre, community shop and public house. There are a variety of activities, clubs and societies to join including Pilates, bridge, book clubs and Scouts. The community centre hosts regular cinema nights.
    • Within the local area are a number of other pretty and well-regarded villages, many of which are closely associated with the artist, John Constable, including East Bergholt, Flatford, Higham, Stoke-by-Nayland and Dedham.
    • Dedham (3.4 miles) is a wonderful larger village, with a great array of amenities including acclaimed restaurants - Talbooth (formerly Le Talbooth) and The Sun Inn are included in the Michelin guide - public houses, independent shops and cafés.
    • Colchester (5.7 miles), reputed to be Britain's oldest recorded town, has an extensive range of amenities and is famed for its Norman castle, built on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius and now home to a museum celebrating te town's Roman past.
    • Ipswich (14 miles) is the county town of Suffolk and provides a wide selection of independent and high street shops, numerous restaurants, and a variety of theatres, galleries, and museums.
    • A mainline railway service offers direct trains to London Liverpool Street from Ipswich (from 68 minutes); Manningtree, 6.5 miles distant (from 56 minutes); and Colchester (from 45 minutes).
    • Local sporting facilities are fantastic: there are tennis courts in Langham, sailing on the River Orwell and Stour estuaries and golf clubs at Stoke by Nayland, Hintlesham, Colchester and Ipswich. For the spectator, there is racing at Higham.
    • Education provisions in the area are excellent in both the state and independent sectors including Holmwood House, Littlegarth School, Royal Hospital School and Colchester Royal Grammar School, all of which are included in the Good Schools Guide.
    • All times and mileages are approximate.

    Additional information

    • SERVICES - Mains electricity, water and drainage; oil fired central heating.
    • LOCAL AUTHORITY - Colchester Borough Council; Tax Band E
    • EPC Rating = E
    • Tenure = Freehold