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337.14 sq m
Guide price £1,400,000(€1,587,144)

Rectory RoadLangham, Colchester, CO4 5PW

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Charming secluded house
  • 5 characterful bedrooms
  • 3 bath/shower rooms
  • The drawing room and conservatory have stunning views down the garden and woodland
  • 2 further reception rooms with exposed timbers
  • Utility room & cellar
  • Stream, ponds, mature gardens in secluded grounds of about 7.2 acres

Wonderfully positioned country house in the heart of the Stour Valley

About this property

  • Exceptionally secluded and yet conveniently positioned, Godfreys is reached by a long private driveway (shared with only one other house and the local farmer). The house which is not listed is believed to have been constructed in the mid 1600s and is built predominantly from timber frame with rendered elevations under pitched peg tiled roofs.

    Internally the house has been presented to an exceptional standard by the current owners and the house is now light and bright combining period character with a contemporary feel. Period features include an array of exposed beams and studwork, a fine Newell staircase, exposed red brick chimney breasts and open fireplaces fitted with wood burning stoves but combined with a high quality kitchen and a large drawing room fitted with bi-fold doors opening out to the garden.

    The house has been renovated to a high standard by the current owners in addition to which they have installed a domestic solar array, hidden entirely from the house yet providing a significant income. On the ground floor there is a spacious drawing room with a fully renovated master bedroom suite above which has French windows opening out on to a balcony with views over the garden and wooded valley.

    OUTSIDE
    The gardens and grounds of Godfreys are a particular feature of the house surrounding the property on all sides. There are some exceptional mature trees that drop down into the valley leading to a meandering brook at the bottom. The formal gardens that lie to the south of the house which is bordered by a paved and shaped terrace are spectacular with a series of well stocked herbaceous beds with an array of specimen plants. Beyond is a path leading down into the valley past a croquet lawn and two ponds. Beyond the brook lies two fenced paddocks totalling approximately 14.25 acres with separate road access which are fully available for sale by separate negotiation.

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The delightful gardens surround the house on all sides offering the ideal rural retreat.

Peter OgilvieProperty agent

Local information

  • Godfreys is located in one of the most sought after and attractive rural areas within the Dedham Vale. The area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Stour Valley has many beautiful and popular villages including Dedham, East Bergholt, Higham and Stoke by Nayland, between them they have a variety of shops, schools, hotels, restaurants and other amenities. The ancient Roman town of Colchester, the oldest recorded town in England, has a more extensive range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities and together with Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk they offer a wide range of amenities. There are excellent schools in the area with Littlegarth at Nayland, Holmwood House at Colchester, Orwell park at Nacton and
  • The Royal Hospital School at Holbrook. Colchester Grammar School is also within easy reach. The commuter can take advantage of convenient access to the A12, linking into the major motorway network, and trains from Colchester and Manningtree which terminate at London's Liverpool Street Station. Other amenities in the area include golf at Stoke by Nayland, Hintlesham, Colchester and Ipswich, sailing on the Orwell and Stour estuaries and racing at Higham.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = C