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  • Spectacular views over Abberton Reservoir
  • Elevated setting
  • Drawing room, dining room & sitting room
  • Generous kitchen/breakfast room
  • Master bedroom with en suite shower & dressing room
  • Guest bedroom with en suite
  • 3 further bedrooms & family bathroom
  • Brick & tile storage outbuilding
  • Long private drive
  • Formal gardens, grounds & paddocks extending to approximately 4.43 acres


A pretty Grade II Listed Regency house in a stunning elevated setting enjoying panoramic views of Abberton Reservoir. Abberton Hall is Grade II Listed and enjoys a stunning elevated position with panoramic views over Abberton Reservoir. The house is rendered and painted under a slate roof, with part-glazed front door, with lion's head knocker, into the reception lobby and beyond to the reception hall, cloakroom and access to the cellar. There are period features throughout the house including deep cornicing, dado rail, skirting boards and working shutters. Off the main hall is the drawing room with decorative panelling and wood burning stove. Dining room with decorative panelling, cast iron open fireplace and serving hatch to the kitchen. Sitting room with wood burning stove, with wooden over mantel over and built in cupboards either side with display bookshelves. Kitchen/breakfast room with comprehensive range of wall and floor units incorporating a two oven AGA, sperate Nostalgie electric range, a double bowl butler's sink, built-in fridge freezer and dishwasher. Open plan to the kitchen is the breakfast area with floor to ceiling cupboards and bookshelves and glazed double French doors to the terrace. A good size utility room with one and a half bowl sink, fridge and freezer and part-glazed door to the terrace. Staircase to the first floor with part galleried landing. Master bedroom with en suite shower room and dressing room. Family bathroom. Bedroom two with cast inset iron fireplace and glass fronted wardrobe cupboards. Bedroom three with mirror fronted wardrobe cupboards. Bedroom four, which interconnects with bedroom three, has glass fronted wardrobe cupboards and en suite shower room. Bedroom five with cast iron fireplace, deep wardrobe and airing cupboard with dual stream tank. OUTSIDE A long tree lined drive with two magnificent lines of horse chestnut trees leads up to the gravelled parking and turning area. There are lawns to the front and either side of the house. Brick and tiled storage outbuilding with enclosed garden area mixed deciduous hedge, small orchard and timber and corrugated iron stable block with two stables and lean-to. To the rear is a York stone terrace with wrought iron gate, brick and tile potting shed, greenhouse, pergola, oil tank and low boarded fence. There is a southeast facing terrace outside the kitchen/breakfast room. Throughout the grounds there are a number of mature specimen trees and deep shrub borders with beyond, a post and rail fence and paddock, together with spectacular views over the adjoining valley. In all about 4.43 acres. LOCATION Abberton Hall lies to the east of Abberton and Langenhoe villages. The area benefits from swathes of open space, a large reservoir which is home to countless nesting birds and excellent proximity to the Essex coastline and Mersea Island. Colchester lies 3 miles to the north with its comprehensive educational, recreational and commercial facilities, together with the two highly regarded boys' and girls' grammar schools. There is a regular main line rail service from Colchester directly into London's Liverpool Station (55 minutes) and from Marks Tey (56 minutes). To the south is Mersea Island with plenty of opportunity for sailing and water sports at both Mersea and the surrounding coastline. DIRECTIONS (CO5 7NH) Driving south on the B1025 Mersea road, take the first right-hand turn in Abberton to Layer-de-la-Hay. Continue for approximately three quarters of a mile, ignoring the Rectory Lane and Church sign on your left, continue round Oxley Hill onto Layer Road and the drive comes up on the left-hand side. What3words: SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Private drainage system. Oil fired AGA and central heating. FIXTURES AND FITTINGS Items regarded as fixtures and fittings are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation. AGENTS NOTE Sold as seen. VIEWINGS By appointment with Jackson-Stops.