Eyston Hall
8,810 sq ft(818.48 sq m)
Asking price £2,750,000

BorleySudbury, Suffolk, CO10 7AJ

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2019
  • Renovated to an exceptional standard
  • Long tree lined driveway
  • Uninterrupted views of undulated countryside
  • London Liverpool Street Station from 50 mins (Colchester)

Elegant Grade II Listed, late Georgian country house in a commanding position with superb accommodation overlooking uninterrupted southerly views of attractive countryside.

About this property

  • Eyston Hall is a classically proportioned Grade II listed country house with well proportioned rooms, high ceilings and numerous original features throughout including mouldered plastered ceiling decoration, working fireplaces, sash windows with working shutters and panelled doors. The house has recently been renovated to an extremely high standard and now offers superior living accommodation throughout.

    GROUND FLOOR

    Entering via a central stucco porch with Tuscan columns, into the entrance hall with original parquet flooring and elegant cornicing. The T-shaped entrance hall leads perfectly to the main reception rooms. Drawing room to the south west, with working fireplace, bay window, shutters, and detailed plasterwork. Library and drawing room both overlook the parkland setting, the library has a working fire with elegant marble fireplace, parquet flooring, built in bookshelves, detailed plasterwork and cornicing. The study has dual aspect
    also with an open fireplace. The dining room, is accessed via the main entrance hall and the rear hallway giving good access for entertaining, and close to the kitchen.

    The vendor's family have lived in the local area since 1946 during which time they have renovated three other historic houses including Dynes Hall, Coldham Hall and Chadacre House. These houses have been painted onto fabric in the dining room by the renowned artist Michael Alford to correlate with their points on the compass from the Hall together with countryside scenes. As such the dining room has unquestionably become a statement room within the house and has brought a sense of the wider Stour Valley into the Hall itself. There is a downstairs cloakroom and recently installed lift for access to the first floor. The rear hallway gives access to a butler's pantry, with sink and built in storage. The hand built kitchen is perfect for informal dining with a breakfast room and north facing pantry. There is a 4 oven Aga and Gaggenau fan oven, separate gas hob on a marble topped island. Just past the rear entrance is a laundry, and a sitting room/snug, with built in book shelves and an fireplace. A secondary staircase also leads to the first floor.

    FIRST FLOOR

    A sweeping staircase leads to the first floor with an attractive galleried landing overlooking the entrance hall. At the head of the landing is a master bedroom suite with a large bathroom and extensive built in wardrobes and a separate spacious dressing room. There are two further bedrooms, which share a family bathroom. A corridor leads to a further 5 bedrooms and 2 family bathrooms.

    GARDEN & GROUNDS

    The house is approached via a long private drive planted with winter orange lime trees and culminating in a convenient turning circle with an elegant parterre. There is additional access to the rear of the Hall sufficient to park up to ten further vehicles. The gardens have been recently laid out to a very high standard with mature lengths of yew hedging and various beds containing roses and herbaceous perennials typical of a classical English garden. The gardens include a lovely woodland walk with a folly, a picnicking area next to a charming Suffolk pond and an orchard. Beyond the formal gardens is an expanse of rolling parkland. Eyston Hall enjoys uninterrupted views over the parkland to the front of the
    property beyond which lies the valley itself comprised of water meadows and particularly attractive wooded and unspoilt countryside.

    SERVICES

    Oil fired central heating, private drainage and water supply, mains electricity

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A fine and handsome country house set in rolling countryside, the perfect size house for family living and entertaining

Tim PhillipsProperty agent

Local information

  • Eyston Hall is set in an elevated position facing south and overlooking countryside typical of the Stour Valley, beloved of Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable both of whom worked and lived nearby. Thomas Gainsborough lived in the market town of Sudbury which is a few miles from the Hall and offers many fine historic buildings and an extensive range of everyday shopping, schooling and recreational facilities.
  • Colchester, once the Roman Capital of England offers a range of amenities together with historical and cultural events. The famous Michelin star restaurant La Talbooth is just outside in the village of Dedham. There is a regular direct InterCity train service from London, the journey time taking from 50 minutes.
  • Further recreational amenities in the area include sailing and fishing on the estuaries of the rivers Stour and Colne together with waterways around Mersea Island.
  • There are a number of nearby golf courses including Stoke by Nayland, Newton and Earls Colne. There are a large number of other historic houses in the local area, some of which are open to the public. Lavenham, arguably the country's finest medieval town, is fifteen minutes from the Hall by car. Long Melford, another beautiful historic.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Ipswich proceed westbound on the A1071 towards Sudbury. Turn right on the A134 towards Sudbury. Proceed through Sudbury on the A131 towards Halstead. Continue over the Ballingdon Bridge and at the traffic lights take the first right hand turn. Continue for about half a mile and take a right hand turn signposted Borley and onto Finch Hill. Continue on this road over a small bridge and bear left. Pass a turn to the right signposted Borley Green and the entrance to Eyston Hall and Home Farm will be seen on the right hand side.
  • EPC Rating = F