Halstead Road, Aldham, Colchester, CO6 3PP | Property for sale | Savills
4,210 sq ft(391.12 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000

Halstead RoadAldham, Colchester, CO6 3PP

    Key features

    • Handsome Grade II listed house with 15th century origins
    • Approximately 4,200 sq ft of accommodation with 3,600 sq ft of outbuildings
    • Fine levels of period detailing offering immense charm
    • Variety of useful outbuildings providing development potential (STP)
    • Private gardens full of colour and interest extending to about 1.44 acres

    Handsome period house providing excellent levels of a accommodation with outbuildings.

    About this property

    • Old Hill House is a prominent village house that dates back to the 15th century, with modifications made during the 17th and 18th centuries. The house boasts an appealing interior design, showcasing captivating internal framing that offers charm and character. Its external facade is decorated with brick and rendered elevations, complemented by a peg tiled roof. Recognised as a Grade II listed property, it holds significant historical value, showcasing exquisite period detailing throughout.

      Spanning across approximately 4,200 sq ft, the house offers spacious and well-proportioned living spaces, comprising both formal and informal reception rooms, as well as six bedrooms. The delightful interior has carefully preserved many of its original features, such as fireplaces and tall sash windows, contributing to its overall allure and character.

      The property's outdoor area encompasses over 3,500 sq ft of outbuildings, which include a workshop with an attached garage with possible development opportunities (see Agent's Note i), a garden store and a greenhouse. Additionally, there is a former agricultural barn that provides covered parking spaces, an internal office and a WC, offering versatile options for various uses. Attached to the main house is another tool shed and a garden room, creating a splendid setting for entertaining.

      The house has been thoughtfully designed to offer well-balanced accommodation, spread across three levels. It features two reception rooms facing south, adorned with fireplaces and showcasing remarkable timber details and a cosy snug. At the back of the house, you will find the kitchen/breakfast room, two pantries and a shower room. The kitchen boasts a contemporary ambiance with its light-coloured units and a variety of non-integrated appliances. Two separate staircases lead to the first floor, which is equally delightful, housing four spacious double bedrooms with two en suite bathrooms and a family bathroom. On the second floor are two more bedrooms and an attic room, making it an ideal space for teenagers.

      The property boasts beautiful gardens as its outstanding feature. The gardens primarily consist of well-maintained lawns with diverse borders filled with a wide variety of plants and shrubs. This creates a vibrant display of colours and ensures year-round interest. The house is centrally positioned within the grounds and has two separate entrances.
      On the western side, there is a former agricultural barn equipped with a four-bay cart lodge, storage facilities, an office, and a WC. Towards the back, there is an additional detached building currently serving as a workshop, accompanied by a connected greenhouse and another garage.

      A pathway passes the front of the house, enhanced with a charming pond and a collection of mature trees and shrubs, providing natural privacy from the road. The entrance gate opens to a driveway that gracefully sweeps to the eastern corner of the house. The remaining garden and grounds extend beyond this point, thoughtfully designed and divided into separate zones. These zones cater to various purposes, including seating areas for relaxation and a designated space for cultivating vegetables.

      In total, the property encompasses about 1.44 acres of land.

      Agent's notes
      i) A planning pre-application has been undertaken which suggests there should be the opportunity for development/conversion of the outbuildings for separate or supplementary residential accommodation to the main house. Further information available upon request

      ii) There is a proposed scheme by the National Grid to construct a green route for electricity via pylons from Norfolk to Tilbury. The route is undefined but shown in the adjoining countryside

      iii) We wish to inform prospective buyers of this property that the seller is related to an employee of Savills.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A wonderful period house with a very useful range of outbuildings. The gardens have been very thoughtfully planted and I love the garden room.

    Karl ManningProperty agent

    Local information

    • Marks Tey train station: 2.2 miles, Colchester: 4.8 miles, Ipswich: 21.2 miles, Chelmsford: 21.6 miles, Stansted Airport: 28.6 miles, Canary Wharf: 59 miles. All distances approximate.
    • Old Hill House occupies a delightful rural situation between Eight Ash Green and Aldham to the west of Colchester, fronting Halstead Road.
    • Local shopping facilities are provided at Tollgate, Stanway including a Sainsbury's supermarket with a more extensive range of shopping and recreational facilities in Colchester.
    • Colchester offers a wide range of schooling for all age groups including Colchester Royal Grammar School, Colchester County High School for Girls, Holmwood House, Colchester High School and St. Mary's School.
    • For the commuter there is a train service from Marks Tey to London Liverpool Street and access onto the A12 and the A120 trunk road at Marks Tey with direct access to Stansted Airport and the M11.

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains water and electricity. Oil-fired heating. Mains drainage.
    • Agent's Note: We wish to inform prospective buyers of this property that the seller is related to an employee of Savills.
    • Local authority: Colchester Borough Council. Council tax band = G.
    • Directions: What3Words: abruptly.proof.ascendant
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G