Savills | Mill Lane, Colne Engaine, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2HX | Property for sale
368.08 sq m
Guide price £1,695,000(€1,866,685)

Mill LaneColne Engaine, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2HX

    Key features

    • Beautiful situation crisscrossed with footpaths and bridleways
    • Just half a mile from the nearest village and its shop
    • Magnificent Essex barn offers fantastic scope for a business
    • Amazing potential to work from home
    • Idyllic gardens and grounds
    • Large kitchen and cutting garden
    • Fenced paddocks, Loddon stables and hay barn
    • Charles Britton manège
    • Synthetic chipping and putting golf green

    Rural living for the London commuter with great facilities to work from home.

    About this property

    • Believed to date from the 1800s of part timber frame construction, Millbrooks is a delightful mix of period and contemporary, having been the subject of an extensive programme of refurbishment and extension by the present owners, beautifully marrying the old and the new. The expert craftsmanship and superb attention to detail is apparent in the quality of the finish and the accommodation is light and airy throughout.

      Accommodation: There is a beautiful entrance hall with a high ceiling overlooked by a galleried landing, above which is a central glass atrium. Off the entrance hall is a kitchen/breakfast/family room with bi-fold doors opening directly onto a terrace and the garden beyond. Also off the hall is a sitting room, snug with a Jydepejsen woodburner and access to the front door, a study and a garden room also with a woodburner. Located off the kitchen is a loggia and the utility room. On the first floor are five principal bedrooms including a spectacular main bedroom with a high vaulted ceiling and a large window framing the distant views over the garden and farmland beyond, and with an en suite bathroom. There are four further bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom but also accessible separately as a family bathroom.

      Outside: Millbrooks is approached over a gravel drive through electric wooden gates leading to a parking area to the side of the house for a number of cars. The drive continues to a yard, on one side of which is a Charles Britton manège with a Martin Collins Equisand surface and on the other a part-brick and weather-boarded barn housing five Lodden stables, a hay store/feed room, tack room and w.c. The beautiful gardens surround the house and have been lovingly created by the present owners with lawn areas, herbaceous borders, flower beds and terracing. Doors open out from the kitchen/breakfast/family room onto a large terrace and deck area leading to a lawn area and raised part-walled garden. Steps up from a side terrace lead up to flower beds and plants, trees and shrubs and a greenhouse. A gate to the west of the drive leads into the mill field incorporating a ‘Southwest Greens' synthetic chipping and putting golf green in the grounds which extend away from the house, interspersed with numerous young trees with more mature trees and a stream along the boundary. Sloping uphill, away from the barn and house, are four fenced paddocks and on the other side of the lane is a cutting garden.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    It really is a special spot along this lane.

    Jeremy KempProperty agent

    Local information

    • Colne Engaine: 0.5 of a mile; Earls Colne: 1.5 miles; Halstead: 3 miles; Coggeshall: 6 miles; Marks Tey station: 6 miles (Liverpool Street 48 minutes); access A12: 7 miles; Kelvedon: 8 miles (Liverpool Street 43 minutes); Colchester: 9 miles. All distances approximate.
    • Millbrooks is delightfully situated in the Colne Valley, surrounded by beautiful countryside, nestling in its surroundings.
    • Earls Colne provides local amenities with a wide range of shops. There is a further range of shops at Halstead with a main shopping centre at Colchester.
    • There are schools at Colchester, Halstead and Coggeshall and for the commuter there is a through train service from either Marks Tey or Kelvedon, with access onto the A12 at Kelvedon and Marks Tey.

    Additional information

    • Note: A public footpath runs from Mill Lane into mill field and then onto neighbouring land.
    • Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage (treatment plant). Oil-fired heating.
    • Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Savills.
    • Directions: From Coggeshall take the B1024 to Earls Colne. At Earls Colne take the second exit at the mini roundabout onto the A1124 onto Upper Holt Street. Proceed over the river bridge and turn left at the green into Colne Park Road. After about one mile take the first turning into Mill Lane and the property will be seen on the right-hand side just before crossing a stream bridge. Postcode: CO6 2HX
    • EPC Rating = E