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Manningtree, Essex, CO11

Guide price £785,000


3 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: IPS200169


  • Fine estuary views
  • Grade II Listed double fronted Georgian townhouse
  • 3 superb reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room & utility room
  • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
  • Enclosed courtyard
  • Pretty mature walled gardens
  • Detached garden office
  • Separate garage
  • No onward chain


A Grade II Listed pretty double fronted Georgian townhouse with river views and private walled garden. Brantham House presents red brick elevations under a slate roof, with the oldest parts of the house at the back, but the main portion with the double fronted Georgian faade dating from the 1820s and built by James Howard, a ship owner and trader to the ''south seas'. Steps up and wrought iron balustrade to the front door, with fluted columns either side and pedimented portico over, with substantial front door with central knocker and glass light to the delightful circular reception hall, leading off to the principal reception rooms and staircase to the first floor. The property offers many period features throughout, including high corniced ceilings (9ft 9in), original working window shutters, exposed boarded floors, picture rails, decorative fireplaces and deep skirting boards. The dining room and drawing room lead off the hall with staircase to the first floor and steps down to an extensive cellar area which includes the Gloworm gas boiler, plumbing, heating pipes and extensive storage. Rear hall with side door to the inner courtyard, drawing room, rear terrace and kitchen/breakfast room with a range of floor units, incorporating butler's sink with side drainer, space and plumbing for dishwasher, gas fired two oven AGA and storage cupboards, inset ceiling spotlights with steps up to the utility room, with space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer. Deep butler's sink and part glazed rear door to the garden. Cloakroom with wash basin and WC. On the first floor are the master bedroom with large en suite bathroom, two further good sized bedrooms and the family bathroom. The en suite bathroom is also accessible from a secondary staircase back to the ground floor. OUTSIDE To the rear is a pretty and private walled garden well stocked including peach, pear and apple trees. Detached garden office and separate garden shed. Seating area shaded under a mature vine on pergola, sunny brick terrace, garden fish pond with lotus plants and potential (subject to any necessary consents and easements) to create an access through to the garage behind. The front of the house accesses the street and there are superb views across the River Stour. Access to a freehold garage via Malthouse Road and Hilton Close. LOCATION Brantham House is pleasantly situated at Wherry Corner, where the Mistley end of the High street turns towards the river, giving charming views over the Stour Estuary. The town provides excellent facilities including shops, schools, pubs, restaurants and a main line station to London Liverpool Street (60 mins approx). Access to the River Stour with local sailing club. Ipswich is approximately 8 miles to the north and Colchester 6 miles to the south. Both providing further recreational, educational and commercial facilities. DIRECTIONS (CO11 1AJ) From Mistley and driving along ''the walls' with the river on your immediate right, continue to Manningtree. After the first left hand bend and just before you commence the right hand bend, Brantham House is directly in front of you. Park either before the bend (on the front by the sailing club or in the Kiln Lane car park) or continue past the property and park in the High Street itself. SERVICES Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. FIXTURES AND FITTINGS Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including carpets, curtains and light fittings, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation. VIEWINGS By appointment with Jackson-Stops.