The principal residence of Brantham Court with views over the river and established formal gardens. About 1.15 acres
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.
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.
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Beautifully renovated and refurbished Victorian residence with outstanding viewsTom Orford