Savills | Cock Street, Leavenheath, Colchester, CO6 4PJ | Property for sale
278.71 sq m
Excess of £1,500,000(€1,651,934)

Cock StreetLeavenheath, Colchester, CO6 4PJ

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in May 2020
  • Secluded position off a quite country lane
  • Surrounded by undulating countryside
  • Stunning views across fields to Stoke by Nayland
  • Productive vegetable garden and paddocks
  • Storage outbuildings

Beautifully positioned house with converted guest barn set amongst stunning undulating countryside and 14 acres

About this property

  • Enjoying a truly magical setting amidst the picturesque countryside of the Dedham Vale, A Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB), Thomsons Farm is a rarely available opportunity for complete escapism. Standing just off a bridle path at the very end of a lane, the house stands
    amidst 14 acres of undulating gardens and meadows bordered by thick natural hedgerows and mature trees. The house was subject to a complete renovation project by an award winning Cambridge architect about 25 years ago and presents rendered elevations, peg tile roofs and displays some exposed timbers and extends to almost 3,000 sq ft. The brick barn which stands to the side of the house has also been fully renovated and offers versatile use including ancillary accommodation with the house. The barn has its own under floor heating system and connects to a loggia which over looks the courtyard and a further range of outbuildings which includes a tractor store, work shop and machinery barn and amounts to a further 1,500 sq ft. During the renovation process the house was extended which includes a stylish bowed stair tower with the same curves reflected in the design of the interior accommodation. The house is light-filled with attractive rooms displaying features including open fireplaces, some exposed timbers and lofted ceilings in the bedrooms and modern bathroom fittings. The kitchen is also comprehensively fitted with double doors out to the gardens and also folding doors opening
    into the sitting room and conservatory giving a superb open plan layout. The approach from the lane is through a double gate way and onto a wide parking sweep in between the house and barn. There is a superb vegetable garden to the rear of the barn and delightful gardens including a walled garden immediately around the house with an extensive variety of espaliered fruit trees. There are stunning far reaching views from the house over the rolling countryside and across to Stoke by Nayland with the church tower in the background. Beyond the gardens are post and railed chestnut fenced paddocks, wooded areas, an orchard and on the other side of the bridle path a further meadow of about 4 acres.

    Mains electricity, water and private drainage. Oil fired central heating

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

The property is situated in one of the most beautiful settings along the Essex/Suffolk borders with delightful undulating countryside and stunning walks in the area.

Tom OrfordProperty agent

Local information

  • Thomsons Farm is delightfully positioned off a quiet country lane and surrounded by stunning countryside. Whilst being wonderfully secluded, the property is in fact accessible to the A134 which links directly to Colchester station (8 miles) from where mainline rail services run regularly to London's Liverpool Street station in about 50 minutes and also offers access to the A12 which links through to London's M25, Stansted Airport and Ipswich. The picturesque villages of Nayland and Stoke by Nayland provide a range of local facilities.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Colchester travel in a northerly direction on the A134 and after passing the Nayland junction proceed for a further 1 miles passing into the Parish of Leavenheath. Continue beyond The Lion public house, shortly thereafter turn right signed Plough Lane and continue for about 0.4 mile. Turn right into Cock Street and proceed for approximately 0.2 of a mile where the lane divides, take the left hand fork and proceed for a further 0.2 of a mile, and at the point where you reach the end of the tarmac road, the house will be seen on the left. Distances Colchester station – 8 miles (London's Liverpool Street Station, 50-55 minutes approx), Stoke by Nayland village – 2 miles, Nayland village – 2 miles
  • EPC Exempt