Savills | Mill Lane, Colne Engaine, Colchester, CO6 2HX | Properties for sale
4,898 sq ft(455.04 sq m)
Guide price £1,400,000

Mill LaneColne Engaine, Colchester, CO6 2HX

  • Under offer

Key features

  • South facing elevated situation
  • Distant views over the Colne Valley
  • Surrounded by beautiful countryside
  • Planning permission to convert outbuildings
  • Grade II listed
  • Cellar
  • Cart lodge
  • Adjacent bungalow may be available by separate negotiation
  • About 1.3 acres

A south-facing, early Victorian country house in an elevated situation with distant views.

About this property

  • The Lodge is listed as being of Architectural or Historical Interest Grade II and is believed to date from 1847 constructed of gault and red brick construction under a slate roof. The house is typical of this period of architecture, with high ceilings in the main reception rooms and sash windows, with 19th and 20th century additions. A panelled front door under a “Greek doric” portico with fluted pilasters and columns, opens into the reception hall with a staircase rising to a galleried landing. In the hall there are mirrored “windows” and steps down to the wine cellar with wine bins. To one side of the hall is the drawing room with a lovely fireplace and bay window with a door opening out onto the terrace and on the other side a study/sitting room with fitted bookshelves and fireplace. Further along the hall is the dining room with a fireplace, feature oriel window and with French doors out onto the terrace. Opposite is the kitchen/breakfast room which is also accessible from the study and which is well fitted with a range of wall and floor units, an “Everhot range”, Miele oven and microwave with a gas hob in one corner and polished flagstone floor. Off the rear hall is a boot room, pantry, utility room and cloakroom with a door to outside and off the boot room is the sitting room fitted with a wood burner, cupboards and book shelving.

    The main staircase rises up to the galleried landing to the bedroom accommodation. Off the main landing is the principal bedroom with an en suite bathroom and two further bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room, a family bathroom and the laundry room. Steps down lead to a fourth bedroom with an en suite shower room and off the rear side landing are two further bedrooms with a secondary staircase to the ground floor.

    The Lodge is approached over an in/out shared (at present) gravel drive with a small lawn area to the front set behind a high hedge screening it from the lane. The drive continues to the side to a range of red-brick and tiled outbuildings (in need of repair) comprising two “garages” and four former stables. (Planning permission has been granted for “Partial conversion of carriage block to studio and guest rooms” – application no.18/01215/FUL and 18/01216/LBC). At the end of the drive is a cart lodge/wood store. To the east of the house is a lawn area interspersed with trees and shrubs. The main garden is laid to lawn to the west with a terrace adjacent to the drawing and dining rooms, opening out onto a lawn with islands of shrubs and flowers. To one side is a thatched summerhouse with a greenhouse behind. Steps lead up to a further lawn area, previously an informal grass tennis court, all enclosed by mature trees and bounded by farmland to the north.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A lovely elevated spot along one of my favourite lanes.

Jeremy KempProperty agent

Local information

  • Colne Engaine: 0.6 of a mile ; Earls Colne: 1.8 miles; Halstead 3.3 miles; Coggeshall: 5.7 miles; Marks Tey station: 7,3 miles (Liverpool Street from 48 minutes); access A12: at Marks Tey; Kelvedon: 9.3 miles (Liverpool Street from 50 minutes); Colchester: 10.3 miles.
  • Situation
  • The Lodge is delightfully situated in the Colne Valley surrounded by beautiful countryside, lying between the rivers Colne and Stour. Earls Colne provides the local amenities and has a remarkably wide range of shops for a village. There is a further range of shops at Halstead with a main shopping centre at Colchester. There are schools in 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 both Kelvedon and Marks Tey.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Propane gas heating.
  • Agent's note: (1) An adjacent bungalow may also be available by separate negotiation with planning permission for “Redevelopment of site to provide a two-storey four-bedroom detached dwelling house, together with a single-storey garage/outbuilding and new vehicular access” (Application no: 19/01902/FUL). The boundary between the house and adjacent bungalow is marked by stakes in the ground. (2) Photographs taken September 2019.
  • 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 1 mile take the first turning into Mill Lane. Continue along Mill Lane for about a mile around left and right-hand bends and the property will be seen a short distance along on the right-hand side. Postcode: CO6 2HX
  • EPC Exempt