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6,125 sq ft(569.03 sq m)
Guide price £1,600,000

Brantham CourtBrantham, Manningtree, Suffolk, CO11 1PP

  • Under offer

Key features

  • 7/8 bedrooms
  • 4 bath/shower rooms,
  • Reception hall & 3 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, laundry room, 2 cloakrooms, pantry
  • Double garage, parking for 4 cars
  • Mature gardens including communal swimming pool
  • Private garden of 1.15 acres and communal gardens of 6 acres

The principal residence of Brantham Court with views over the river and established formal gardens. About 1.15 acres

About this property

  • The Solar forms the principal section of Brantham Court, a Neo-Elizabethan mansion constructed around 1850 and enlarged in 1913 from brick under pitched tiled roofs. Internally there are numerous features which include well-proportioned rooms, exposed English oak floors, original shutters and wood burners in the dining room and sitting room. There are impressive high ceilings, oak panelling and an outstanding oak staircase with a mezzanine solar looking all the way up the drive. The principal rooms have superb views over the gardens and the river. The current owners have sympathetically renovated and refurbished the property to a very high standard throughout now offering the conveniences of modern day living within a period property. The bathrooms have all been designed and fitted by West One Bathrooms and the kitchen is Plain English. The ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance hall that leads through to an impressive double height, vaulted and panelled reception hall and dining room with full height stone windows. The drawing room is an elegant, spacious room with a charming bay window overlooking the gardens beyond.

    The bespoke kitchen/breakfast room is delightfully light and airy benefitting from parquet flooring, an electric Aga, 2 dishwashers, pantry and base & wall mounted units with marble worktops. The laundry room and cloakroom are accessed off the reception hall along with the rear staircase. The first floor is reached via a handsome oak staircase with a mezzanine cloakroom and The Solar, which has been cleverly converted into a bar area.

    The first floor landing gives access to the master suite with fantastic views across the mature gardens and out across the River Stour . The master suite continues via a separate staircase up to the second floor, which the vendors have added as this was previously an attic, now providing a sitting room with balcony, dressing room/bedroom 7 and en suite bathroom with shower steam room, free standing bath and underfloor heating. There are a further 4 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms (1 en suite) on the first floor. Bedroom 6 with balcony and en suite bathroom is accessed via the rear staircase as is the roof terrace offering the most amazing river views and laid with astro turf, perfect for sunbathing.

    Outside
    The gardens to The Solar lie immediately to the south of the house with a wide terrace area fronting the main elevation with steps leading down to sweeping lawned gardens which are interspersed by numerous specimen trees including oak, redwood, copper beech and Corsican pine. Brantham Court is approached through an imposing gateway and down a long drive which culminates in a circular parking sweep in front of the property. A drive leads away from the front drive to a wrought iron gate surrounded by yew hedging leading to the heated swimming pool which is enclosed by lawns and stone paving and backs onto woodland. To the side of the swimming pool lies a double garage, owned by The Solar. The property also has 4 parking spaces at the front of the property. The communal facilities which include wooded grounds of about six acres and the heated swimming pool are for the private use of the seven properties that comprise Brantham Court.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Beautifully renovated and refurbished Victorian residence with outstanding views

Tom OrfordProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated on the edge of the village, Brantham Court is in a rural yet easily accessible position. It is within easy reach of the centre of Manningtree which lies at the head of the Stour Estuary and is situated between Colchester, Ipswich and Harwich. It offers a wide variety of amenities including a sailing and yacht club, various pubs and restaurants, general stores, optician, doctors surgery, primary and secondary school, delicatessen, banks and sports centre. There are intercity commuter trains from the main line station direct to London's Liverpool Street, taking approximately 55 minutes. The villages of Dedham and East Bergholt are just a few minutes drive. The nearby towns of Colchester, reputed to be the oldest recorded Roman town in Britain, and Ipswich, Suffolk's county town also offer main line rail links as well as a wider range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. There are regular ferry services to the continent from Harwich.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Ipswich proceed south on the A137 towards Manningtree. Upon entering Brantham, turn left just before the pub signposted to Stutton. Continue along this road and the entrance to Brantham Court will be seen on the right-hand side. Proceed to the very end of the drive and The Solar is positioned in the centre of Brantham Court.
  • EPC Rating = F