Colneford House, White Colne, Essex
Press Release - March, 2013
‘The best pargetting of its kind in the County’ - Nikolaus Pevsner
Jackson-Stops & Staff and their joint Agents Savills have been instructed on the sale of Colneford House, in the village of White Colne, between Colchester and Halstead. The principal elevation depicts ‘foliage scrolls dating from 1685 with the initials of George and Elizabeth Toller’. Nikolaus Pevsner, the respected architectural historian, considers it to be the ‘best of its kind in the County’. It is certainly very striking and eye catching. Behind the impressive façade lies a comfortable six bedroom family house which enjoys almost six acres of gardens and grounds, which includes frontage to the River Colne.
The property is Listed Grade II* and is of timber frame construction under a tiled roof. The interior is well proportioned and characterful, of particular note being the drawing room which enjoys an outlook to the south and west over the gardens and grounds. On the first floor there are six principal bedrooms; two further bedrooms and bathroom which form a self-contained flat. The property is served by a range of traditional outbuildings including stabling and storage buildings. In addition there is a garage. The well planted gardens comprise lawns and established beds and borders which give way beyond a ha-ha to paddocks which slope down to the River Colne. Within the grounds there is a sheltered heated swimming pool and tennis court.
Schuyler Pratt of Jackson-Stops & Staff’s Chelmsford office comments “Architecturally Colneford House is something of a gem. The property successfully combines the attributes of a country house in a village location. White Colne is situated in a very attractive part of the County and at the same time is eminently commutable, being within easy reach of Kelvedon and Marks Tey Stations”.
Offers are invited in the region of £1,350,000 for the freehold and further details may be obtained through the Joint Agents, Savills (01245 293233) and Jackson-Stops & Staff (01245 467468).
Pound Farm, Rayne, Essex
Press Release - February, 2013
Jackson-Stops & Staff’s Chelmsford Office and their joint Agent Carter Jonas of Long Melford are instructed in the sale of Pound Farm at Rayne, a comfortable Listed Farmhouse set in stunning gardens which have been created by the owners in the 40 years or thereabouts that they have enjoyed the property. This timber framed Listed Farmhouse, believed to date from the 16th Century and having later 18th Century additions, offers comfortable living space on two floors, the overall space extending to over 4000 sq.ft. On the ground floor there is a spacious reception hall with library and study areas, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen and breakfast room, laundry and boot room and cloakroom, whilst on the first floor there are 5/6 bedrooms (the 6th doubling as a dressing room) a family bathroom and en-suite bathroom and en-suite shower room. The house is served by extensive outbuildings comprising garaging, storage and workshop and a stable and a pool room serving the outdoor swimming pool. Beneath the house is a cellar.
The gardens and grounds of Pound Farm are particularly special and comprise extensive lawns broken up by shrubberies and well-stocked borders. There is interesting colour throughout the year. Within the grounds is a lake, wired tennis court. In addition, across the lane is a paddock with pony shelter. The total area extends to about 2 1⁄2 acres.
In addition to the main house there is the possibility of purchasing a separate detached 3 bedroom cottage which lies to the north-east of the property and is served by its own access.
Schuyler Pratt of Jackson-Stops comments “Pound Farm has been a much loved home for many years and this shows in the character and nature of the house. The indoor and outdoor space will be a wonderful setting to bring up a family and at the same time the house is well placed for access to local schools, in particular Felsted (5 miles), and the commute, either by road via the A120 and M11 into the City and Canary Wharf or by rail from a choice of stations.”
Offers are invited in the region of £1,300,000 for the freehold and further details may be obtained through the joint agents, Carter Jonas on 01787 882881 and Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01245 467468.
Gatehouse Farm, Coggeshall
Press Release - February, 2013
‘Stunning Farmhouse Restoration’
Jackson-Stops & Staff’s Chelmsford Office and their Joint Agents, Heritage of Coggeshall, have been instructed in the sale of this stunning, beautifully restored farmhouse set on the edge of a Private Country Estate to the north-west of the popular village of Coggeshall. Gatehouse Farm was bought some 12 years ago, stripped to its timber frame and refurbished and extended - all the benefits of a modern house in an old shell. The property, Listed Grade II, has its origins in mid and late 16th Century and is of timber framed construction with part weather-boarded, part rendered elevations under a tiled roof. The comprehensive restoration programme included re-wiring, re-plumbing, replacement windows, under-floor heating, the fitting of a Keith Gray kitchen and the installation of four new en-suite bath/shower rooms. In addition a garden room was added which enjoys the fine outlook onto the gardens to the lake and spinney beyond. In carrying out the restoration the original character of the house has been retained. Planning permission has also been granted for the conversion of a two storey detached granary to form a two bedroom self-contained cottage and the erection of cart lodge garaging within the part walled yard.
The beautifully designed, well laid accommodation comprises, on the ground floor, reception hall, dining room, drawing room, study, utility room, kitchen and breakfast room, and garden room. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, all of which enjoy en-suite facilities.
The accommodation in the house extends to nearly 5000 sq ft; the planning consent for the conversion of the granary adds a further 1500 sq.ft or thereabouts of living space. The gardens and grounds extend to about 11 acres.
Schuyler Pratt of Jackson-Stops comments “ Rarely does one see a house restored with the integrity and quality as in the case of Gatehouse Farm. The house was literally stripped back to its frame and reconstructed. In doing so it could have been all too easy to have lost the innate character of the original structure, but this cannot be said of Gatehouse Farm – the period charm remains. The position on the edge of a Private Country Estate, yet within easy reach of Coggeshall and all its amenities and, for the commuter, the easy access to the railway station at Kelvedon all combine to make Gatehouse Farm an attractive proposition and certainly a wonderful home to come back to after a hard day’s work, be it in London or locally!”
Offers are invited in the region of £1,800,000 for the freehold and further details may be obtained through Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01245 467468.