7 bed detached house
Nightingale Hill, Langham, Essex
This stunningly located country house enjoys unprecedented views South over its eighteen acres of undulating valley with two lakes naturally fed by the Black Brook water course. The house itself is approached over a sweeping driveway up to the main entrance Vestibule. Property therein is an intrigui...
This stunningly located country house enjoys unprecedented views South over its eighteen acres of undulating valley with two lakes naturally fed by the Black Brook water course. The house itself is approached over a sweeping driveway up to the main entrance Vestibule. Property therein is an intriguing and charming mixture of 1920s design with a number of modern touches. Extensive outbuildings provide ample store and garaging space to compliment the acreage. We highly recommend a viewing of this delightful home. INTRODUCTION This stunningly located country house enjoys unprecedented views south over its sixteen acres of undulating valley with two lakes naturally fed by the Black Brook water course. The house itself is approached over a sweeping driveway up to the main entrance Vestibule. Property therein is an intriguing and charming mixture of 1920's design with a number of modern touches. Extensive outbuildings provide ample store and garaging space to compliment the acreage. We highly recommend a viewing of this delightful home. INFORMATION This substantial house dates from the mid 1920's and is of predominantly brick construction under a plain tiled roof, elevations are rendered and colour washed, windows are double glazed throughout. Heating via radiators to all rooms from an oil fired boiler, there are ample power and light fittings to all rooms. The outbuildings are connected to power and light individually from the main house. Internally the house has been extensively re-fitted in the last few years with new bathrooms, shower rooms and kitchen. Throughout the property there are elements of particular note such as the plaster moulded coved cornices throughout the ground and first floor, stained glass doorway to the side entrance and the dark stained turned staircase. DISCLAIMER As vendor's agents, we are unable to give any guarantee as to the condition of any appliance included (where mentioned) in the building. The photographs are provided to show the internal and external appearance of the building and in no way should a buyer assume that any contents are to be included either inside or out. AGENTS NOTE there is huge potential for further development to both the house and the outbuildings. Should a buyer wish to build upon the work the current owners have undertaken extra accommodation could be provided by integration of the fourth outbuilding into the main property subject to the usual planning applications. The other outbuildings provide scope for alteration for equestrian use or for additional staff accommodation, again, subject to planning. SERVICES Mains electricity is connected, private water supply and drainage, oil storage tank Colchester Council 01206 282222, EPC - D Council tax band - G LANGHAM is a medium sized parish which falls into two distinct parts, one being the more built up village with its village school public house and community hall, the other being the rural area which lies closer to the river Stour and the parish Church, Nightingale Farm lies between the two, off a quiet single track lane with little else around the property but farmland. The village of Dedham is some five minutes drive by car and the main line station Manningtree is ten minutes by car with regular services to Liverpool Street. Colchester station is some 15 minutes away by car as is the well regarded town hospital. Access via A12 to both Ipswich and Colchester is very straightforward, excellent independent schools can be found along with all the large town amenities. ACCOMMODATION EXTENDS TO: ON THE SECOND FLOOR: BEDROOM TWO 13'2 X 10'09 window to the side (West) eaves storage cupboards wall light points . BEDROOM THREE 13'7 X 11'7 window to side (East) eaves storage cupboards SECOND FLOOR BATHROOM window to rear (North) white suite includes panelled double ended bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, w/c, heated towel rail and shaver socket, recessed ceiling lights and fully tiled walls. LANDING Access to loft space, storage cupboard and eaves access, stairs to the first floor. ON THE FIRST FLOOR: PRINCIPAL BEDROOM SUITE 28'00 X 14'10 dual aspect windows to the East and South with uninterrupted views over the garden, valley and fields beyond. Half panelled walls and fully panelled bed recess, wooden integrated radiator covers. Open archway to the En-Suite window to the East, raised wooden floor, classic white bathroom fittings include double ended free standing bath, enclosed cistern to wc with bidet adjacent. Cupboards and storage under veined marble surface to rear with twin bowl basins mirrors to the full width of one wall with recessed lighting above. BEDROOM FOUR 15'2 X 7'9 dual aspect windows to the South and West. BEDROOM FIVE 10'4 X 10'9 into recess, window to the South. BEDROOM SIX 10'8 x 7'2 window to the side looking West. FAMILY SHOWER ROOM window to the rear (North) contemporary suite includes large shower with fixed head fitting, horizontal jets and hand held shower, w/c, wash basin. To the side, recessed dressing table, shelved linen cupboard and separate airing cupboard, fully tiled walls and recessed ceiling lights. PRINCIPAL LANDING doors to all bedrooms and naturally lit stair well to the reception hall and: ON THE GROUND FLOOR: ENTRANCE to the South side of the house via glazed double doors into vestibule, tiled floor, recessed lighting, oak panelled door to the: RECEPTION HALL 10'9 X 10'4 doors to the Dining room and Library via decorative arch. DINING ROOM 18'6 X 17'2 windows to the East and South, floral pattern moulded cornice and cherub motif plaster work . To the full length of one wall are fitted three glass fronted display cupboards with drawer units between to complete this elegant run of mahogany units. The focal point of the room is the fluted and carved mahogany fire surround with inlaid tiles and marble hearth. KITCHEN 18 X 9'5 window to the East overlooking the garden. Extensive range of fitted, hand painted wall and base units arranged in a U shape configuration with Corian work surfaces, inset moulded sink with drainer. Integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher, Lacanche range cooker with extractor fan above, numerous drawers and cupboards. Two built-in dresser style units and floor to ceiling wine rack, Amtico tiled floor, doors to all reception rooms and: PANTRY 12'3 X 4'2 shelved to full length of one wall LIBRARY 23' X 10' hand made shelving and display areas with inset multi-fuel stove set on marble hearth, opening through to the: SITTING ROOM 13'6 X 8'5 duel aspect windows to the South and West, open again through to the: DRAWING ROOM 23'2 X 22' this intriguing room enjoys a semi-circular glazed window arc and roof overlooking panoramic views over lawns to the West, two pairs of French doors to the terrace. The Drawing Room being Linked to the Sitting Room and Library above create a striking, usable and imposing entertaining space. BREAKFAST ROOM/UTILITY 14'7 X 14'7 window to the North and double doors to garden, large walk in storage/cloaks cupboard, oil fired free standing boiler supplying hot water and heating throughout, further door to the Cloakroom. Stairs to: MEZZANINE FLOOR/BEDROOM 7 18'8 x 14' providing an ideal space for a home office measuring some glazed to three sides, recessed ceiling lights and ample power points, balustrade overlooking the lower floor. CLOAKROOM suite includes w/c and wash hand basin, extractor fan. GROUNDS The house is approached via a choice of two driveways, the upper leads directly to the outbuildings and main parking area to the north of the house, the lower leads up through a grove of flowering cherry trees with the paddocks to one side and lawns to the other, this drive passes the front of the house and then leads up to the outbuildings. FORMAL GARDENS extend to some two acres and surround the house to both front and side, given the elevated location of the house the lawns slope to the south and west, they have been maintained to the highest standards. There are numerous mature trees and extensively planted mixed flowering borders thought out the garden as can be seen within the included photographs. PADDOCKS are situated to both sides of the Black Brook water course which feeds the two large ponds themselves forming a major part of this properties natural surroundings. Grasslands with a further woodland area to the southern boundary extends to some 18 acres (sts) all of which is fenced and has field gate access from the lane and pedestrian / tractor entrance from the lower garden. THE OUTBUILDINGS comprise of a main barn with two storey roof height 50' x 43' power connected, entrance wooden double doors and security gates from the driveway, concrete floor. WORKSHOP 18'6 X 13'9 power, light, water and sink. TRIPLE GARAGE & IMPLEMENT/TRACTOR STORE 48' x 14'2 power and light connected, fixed benches to the sides. Large area of concrete apron leading onto gravel yard extending to some 120' x 50' providing an open parking area for vehicles, boats or any other machinery. SUMMER HOUSE is formed as and used at present for oversized triple garaging 41'x 21' within this building a treatment unit and pumps for the borehole water supply. To the south side of this building are three sets of glazed double doors opening onto the large southerly terrace facing the lawn. This building with some alteration, would form a wonderful games room and outside entertaining space. Viewing Please contact us on 01206 299222 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information. Energy Performance Certificate to view the Energy Efficiency Rating and Environmental Impact Rating for this property. 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