Countess Cross, Colne Engaine, Colchester, CO6 2HT | Property for sale | Savills
1,735 sq ft(161.19 sq m)
Guide price £850,000

Countess CrossColne Engaine, Colchester, CO6 2HT

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Charming Edwardian farmhouse with a beautiful garden
  • Pretty hamlet of Countess Cross
  • Practical design with light filled accommodation
  • Useful detached summer house
  • Double garage and driveway

Extended Edwardian farmhouse in a lovely stretch of north Essex countryside.

About this property

  • An attractive red-brick Edwardian farmhouse occupying a peaceful and accessible semi-rural setting with far-reaching countryside views.

    Dating back to 1905, Countess Cross Farmhouse offers four bedrooms and occupies a prominent position within the charming hamlet of Countess Cross, some 8.5 miles from Kelvedon train station and 8.7 miles from the market town of Sudbury. The property has been sympathetically extended to the rear, offering naturally light accommodation opening to a delightful east-facing garden incorporating a useful summer house, driveway and double garage.

    The property's attractive brick elevations under a clay tiled room are typical of its period of construction and are often an attractive addition to the countryside and their agricultural roots. The property enjoys a practical design with a central reception hall giving access to a sitting room, dining room and snug, all of which have wood-burning stoves. To the rear of the house is a superb kitchen/breakfast room with a bright blue Aga and a bespoke range of units with integral appliances. Floor to ceiling bi-folding doors beautifully connect the building to the outside to a wide terrace and the garden beyond. Adjoining the kitchen is a utility room and cloakroom.

    On the first floor a spacious landing opens into an office area. There are four double bedrooms, one of which has en suite shower facilities, in addition to a spacious family bathroom.

    Outside
    Countless Cross Farmhouse is set back from its country lane setting behind a green picket fence with an area of garden to the front. A shingled driveway is positioned to the side of the property which provides ample off street parking and leads to a double garage with a useful workshop and machinery store adjoining the rear of the building.

    The rear garden forms a special feature to this stunning home, having been thoughtfully planted by the current owners, with deep borders incorporating an interesting selection of flowers and shrubs providing all-year-round enjoyment. The garden extends from the rear of the house onto a wide terrace opening to a lawn and enjoys a scattering of fruit trees which include apple and plum.

    To the immediate rear of the garden is a very useful summer house providing an ideal work-from-home or hobbies space. To the side is a workshop building and a Hartley Botanics greenhouse.

    The garden is east facing with a total plot size of 0.22 of an acre.

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

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I love this stretch of countryside, full of bridleways, footpaths and offering lovely views. The house doesn't disappoint, providing the perfect balance of traditional and modern design.

Karl ManningProperty agent

Local information

  • Colne Engaine: 1.5 miles, Halstead: 3.9 miles, Sudbury: 8.7 miles, Kelvedon: 8.5 miles, Colchester: 10.6 miles, Chelmsford: 22.2 miles. All distances approximate.
  • The property is positioned within the hamlet of Countess Cross, a largely agricultural area offering a scattering of period homes, surrounded by open farmland, around 1.5 miles east of the village of Colne Engaine. The area provides a network of footpaths and bridleways offering miles of picturesque walks over some delightful Essex countryside and despite its rural feel, is situated only 8.5 miles north of Kelvedon train station providing frequent links into London Liverpool Street.
  • Approximately 1.5 miles away is the village of Colne Engaine which incorporates a post office/shop, primary school, church and a popular local pub. Nearby Halstead provides a wider selection of amenities including a supermarket and a range of national and independent shops and further education facilities. The popular Essex Golf & Country Club is located in the village of Earls Colne which is around 2.5 miles away.
  • Colchester, the old oldest recorded town in England, offers a much wider range of recreational, shopping and educational facilities, including two grammar schools. Further independent, educational facilities can be found at the co-educational preparatory schools of Holmwood House and Littlegarth. Other educational facilities in Colchester include St Mary's Senior School for Girls, Colchester Royal Grammar School and Colchester County High School for Girls.

Additional information

  • Local Authority: Braintree District Council
  • Council Tax Band: F
  • Directions: From Halstead proceed east on the Colchester Road following signs for Colne Engaine. Procced through the village exiting via Green Farm Road which becomes Overhall Hill. The property will be found on the left-hand side. Postcode: CO6 2HT
  • EPC Rating = E
  • Tenure = Freehold