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  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Galleried reception hall
  • Capacious bespoke kitchen/breakast room
  • Games room with bar
  • Home Cinema
  • Dining room
  • 40ft garden room
  • Office/study
  • Gymnasium
  • Detached ancillry accommodation
  • Extensive landscaped grounds
  • 12380 SQFT


Built without compromise to the vendors exact own high standards, Shaftestbury House has high specification throughout and stands in just over 3 acres with total accommodation amounting 12380 sqft.

House was painstakingly made with specialist architects for house, gardens, interior & exterior along with lighting design. Accommodation Secure front door by Foort with fingerprint recognition leads to an impressive galleried reception hall with bespoke walnut finished staircase handmade by Kevala Stairs. Solid walnut bespoke doors throughout. Designer lights throughout. Games room with bar, fireplace along with full plumbed bar & refrigeration. Door to the home cinema with 104" full wall screen with ultimate sound system and twilight ceiling. Capacious and comprehensive Nicholas Anthony kitchen/breakfast room with utilty. Large triple aspect garden room, formal dining room, luxurious drawing room which has 75" cinema 5:1 surround system built in for "normal" daily use. Home office, ground floor cloaks w/c Designer Duravit Sanitaryware throughout with Senso Smart W.C's to main En-suites and Cloakroom. Gymnasium which gives access to the plant room which also has external access. Door from gym leads to inner hall and triple garage with electric roller doors. Completing the ground floor is bedroom two which comes with en-suite and dressing room. First floor Ascending the stairs, a galleried landing gives way to five bedrooms. The impressive duplex master suite is partially vaulted and comes with balcony. There is a dressing room and en-suite whilst stairs ascend a mezzanine room and further dressing room. There are two more bedroom suites along with bedroom five having an en-suite whilst bedroom six is serviced by a family bathroom. There is a balcony to the front. Second floor Off the landing a door takes you to a further landing which gives access to a bedroom and loft store. There is ancillary accommodation above the garage in the form a living room with kitchenette and bedroom. Outside The property is approached by electric gates that open onto an expansive driveway leading the tripe garage and car port. As previously mentioned, the plot is just over 3 aces of well-tended grounds including kitchen garden with greenhouse. There is also a workshop. To the West is a superb mediterranean terrace with cooking facilities - perfect for entertaining. Gardens with built in water irrigation. There is a one bedroom bungalow for staff. Location The property is situated on the outskirts of this popular village to the east of Colchester with the village offering shopping facilities for day to day needs with a Farm shop, a Budgens store, petrol station incorporating a convenience store and a fish and chip shop all being located a short distance away along with the University of Essex. There is easy access via the A120 to Colchester and Harwich. Nearby railway stations are located at Wivenhoe town and the Hythe offering links to London Liverpool Street and Colchester town centre is a short drive away offering a range of various shopping facilities, bars and restaurants. Control 4 Smart Home Interface Rako Lighting throughout offering individual room scenes Aluminium triple glazed windows by Smart Underfloor heating throughout ground and first floors Cinema Room with 104" full screen Garage Doors - Horman - sectional mechanically operated Secure front door by Foort with finger print recognition Bespoke joinery - Walnut finished internal doors Bespoke walnut finished staircase handmade by Kevala Stairs Designer Porcelain Tiles throughout parts of the property Designer Duravit Sanitaryware throughout with Senso Smart W.C's to main Ensuites and Cloakroom Cinema Denon X4200 AV Reciever Monitor Audio IWA-250 Subwoofer Amp JVC DLA-X5000R 1080P Projector Screen Excellence RF110HD Acoustic Transparent Screen Monitor Audio IWS-10 10" Subwoofer Monitor Audio IWB-10 Subwoofer Back Box Monitor Audio WT280IDC IN wall Speaker Monitor Audio CT265IDC In Ceiling Speaker Monitor Audio CT280 In Ceiling Speaker Jackson-Stops, established in 1910, has an enviable reputation for providing an excellent service to our clients. Our expert and friendly team of professionals have first rate local knowledge and a proven track record for buying and selling houses in the area. We have had representation in East Anglia since the 1950's, and in addition to the Colchester branch, we have offices in Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Norwich, Burnham Market, Chelmsford and Ipswich, providing a network covering the whole region. This links into our national network, including our London offices, with the Country Houses and Estates office located in Mayfair.