Dorking Tye, Bures CO8

Dorking Tye, Bures CO8

Freehold | 2 Baths | Outbuildings

Guide price £1,250,000
Bures 2 miles
Elm Tree Lane 1.6 miles
Rugby Road 3 miles

An exceptional Grade II listed Georgian family house with a beautiful & elegant interior together with traditional outbuildings in established grounds of about 4.75 acres enjoying a peaceful hamlet setting on the edge of Bures. Well placed for commuting & good schools.

Dorking Tye House is an impressive Grade II listed Georgian house with beautiful grounds in a peaceful and elevated hamlet setting enjoying views over rolling countryside. Dating back to around 1830, the property has brick elevations with tall sash windows, stuccoed flat arches and a stunning central glazed front door with a rectangular fanlight, all under a hipped slate tiled roof. Internally, elegant features include high ceilings of about 9ft, generous room proportions,
fireplaces, some window shutters and coving as well as a classic Georgian staircase with a mahogany handrail.

The well presented accommodation is naturally light with a pleasing layout that radiates from the central hallway which has double doors opening onto a terrace leading to the lake. The spacious drawing room has an open fire with marble slips and connects to the dining room with an adjoining butler’s pantry. Leading off the hallway are 2 studies or snugs as well as a bespoke kitchen/breakfast room. This has extensive custom built units with granite work surfaces, a pewter 5 door Aga, Neff appliances including a fan-assisted oven, dishwasher and large fridge/freezer; there is also a double sink with carved drainer, a dresser unit, spacious breakfast area and a pantry. A large conservatory adjoins the kitchen which has a mature vine and is used as a summer dining room.

Completing the ground floor accommodation is a sitting room, utility room, boot room and cloakroom. On the first floor there is a large and bright landing with a lovely outlook over the lake. The master bedroom suite with a dressing room and bath/shower room has far reaching countryside views, also enjoying the scent and outlook onto a mature magnolia grandiflora. There are 4 more bedrooms and a further bath/shower room. In summary, the property offers ideal family accommodation in an excellent location well placed for commuting from either Bures or Marks Tey stations, also with good access for the highly regarded schools in Colchester.

Location

Dorking Tye is a small and pretty hamlet located on the rural edge of Bures, not far from Assington and Arger Fen which falls within the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bures offers a good range of local amenities including a doctors' surgery, Ofsted Outstanding primary school, post office, shops, farmers’ market and pubs. There is also a branchline station connecting at Marks Tey onto the mainline for London’s Liverpool Street
(about 55mins). The nearest supermarkets are found in the market town of Sudbury, whilst Colchester provides for extensive needs including highly regarded schools such as the top grammar schools of The Royal Grammar for boys and the County High School for girls.

Outside

The established grounds of about 4.75 acres form a further important feature. The property is approached via a quiet country lane onto a spacious gravelled parking area which adjoins the brick & tiled period outbuildings that could provide garaging (stp). Currently they incorporate charming traditional stabling with brick floors and the original hay racks and mangers; there are also 3 good stores. A further large former stable provides generous space for garden mahcinery which has the potential to provide a studio/home office (stp) if required. There is small lake with a west facing alfesco dining terrace and balustrading which gives way to the principal fomal garden and a small wooded area. Beyond is an expanse of meadowland planted with wildflowers and interspersed with trees all of which is a haven for wildlife. Should one have ponies or horses, this area could be returned to its former use as paddocks. Trees and plants include a mulberry, beech, oak, weeping cedar, acer and tree peonies, whilst a magnolia grandiflora graces the front facade and there is also a mature wisteria and honeysuckle.

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Key Property Details
Property attributes
Detached
Era
Period
Parking available
Off Street Parking Garage
Additional attributes
Outbuildings Land/Paddock
Locality
Rural
Tenure
Freehold
Total Sq Ft
3,753 (348.7 Sq M) approx.
Carter Jonas reference
MEL170216
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