2100 sq. ft, Grade II listed home set on 0.27 acres plot.
Charming detached home which in part dates back to Tudor times and was originally a lodge at the entrance to the Marks Hall estate. Grade II listed, timber framed with rendered exterior and handmade red plain tiles which includes a full-length catslide to the rear elevation. Highly decorative range of timber casements windows with ogee heads which were derived from those of Marks Hall.
The property is located on the corner of Colne Road (B1024) and Mark Hall Road at the entrance to the Marks Hall estate on the outskirts of Coggeshall. Surrounded by countryside and within easy reach of the amenities in the historic market town of Coggeshall or the large nearby village of Earls Colne.
Internally the accommodation is heavily beamed and is unusually light with high ceilings, and extends to just over 2100 square feet. You enter the house through a part glazed six panel entrance door and arrive in a central reception hall with feature fireplace. From the hall stairs ascend to the first floor and doors radiate to the principle reception rooms, kitchen, adaptable ground floor bedroom and shower room. The country style kitchen is position to the rear of the hall and is fitted with a comprehensive range of cupboards offering plenty of storage and a wooden worktop which offers ample space for food preparation. The worktop is inset with a sink unit positioned under a large window overlooking the south facing rear garden. Additional storage cupboard and alcove with space for range style cooker or Aga, The kitchen has space for a good size breakfast table and six chairs with two doors giving access to the garden and double doors which inter-connect with the sitting room. There is a external laundry room/utility with additional storage/worktop and sink with plumbing for various appliances. The sitting room is dominated by a inglenook fireplace with open fire and bressumer beam which is believed to be original. The sitting room opens to the dining room on one side and conservatory to the rear.
On the first floor there are three more bedrooms, one with en-suite, and family bathroom all accessed from a central landing which also provides access to a spacious loft/eves storage area. Outside the house is approached by an in and out drive with ample parking to one side and a established garden with a variety of flower and shrub borders, hedging, wildlife pond, vegetable garden and shed.
Marks Hall Estate is a beautiful heritage landscape that extends to over 2,350 acres of Essex countryside. The estate includes broadleaved woodlands, a world-class Arboretum showcasing a collection of rare trees from across the globe, A visitor centre and play area, lakes, and a walled garden featuring the longest herbaceous border in the county.
Nearby Coggeshall is a small market town situated in the beautiful North Essex countryside between the larger towns of Braintree and Colchester. It differs from other local towns in that its origins, at least in part, date back to a Cistercian abbey, the remains of which stand and a historic centre which is one of the better preserved in the county, with almost 300 listed buildings. Everyday needs are well served in Coggeshall with a wider variety of amenities located in Braintree & Colchester. For the commuter a fast and frequent mainline rail service runs to Liverpool Street from nearby Kelvedon accessed by a community bus from the centre. Read more