Plough Lane, Leavenheath CO6

Plough Lane, Leavenheath CO6

4 - 5 Bedroom | Freehold | 2 Baths | Outbuildings | 3.3 acres (1.3 hectares)

Guide price £920,000
Bures 4.2 miles
Hare and Hounds 0.8 miles
Hare and Hounds 0.8 miles

A wonderful Georgian style family house standing in about 3.3 acres of paddocks and garden, with a substantial barn and stabling.

The Property

Plough House is a fine Georgian style family house that was totally rebuilt in the 1980’s principally using the original red bricks from the early 19th Coaching Inn that stood on the site.

The property has a pleasing traditional layout with an attractive triple aspect sitting room with French doors out to the south facing terrace and a formal dining room with an open fireplace and oak floor. The excellent Kitchen/breakfast/family room provides the focal point of the home with doors out to the terrace and openings to the utility/boot room and boiler room.

On the first floor there are four double bedrooms with luxury ensuite shower room to the principal room, a family bathroom and a study/bedroom 5


The gardens and paddocks are a particular feature and amount to about 3.3 acres.

Set behind high walls and mature hedges the gardens are well stocked with specimen trees including a magnificent Walnut, Lawns, an ornamental pond, dovecot and orchard.

The L shape stable block offers good versatility, currently with four stables (these could be converted to fewer, larger stables, if preferred) with open log/rug hanging bay, a corner feed kitchen with wash room/w.c., a further workshop/store, ice cream making parlour with space for freezers and the double garage which has been used as a sound proof music room.

The 2300 sq ft Barn (located in the rear yard) offers the advantage of having 3 phase connected together with solar panelling. The barn has wide doors for vehicle access and currently there are three large hunter size stables at one end with plenty of room for additional stables, if needed.

A small all weather turn out area with bark surface provides the collecting point with gated access to the four main paddocks with water connected. The outer perimeter is livestock fenced and remainder post & rail. A double field shelter is sited in one paddock and a small fifth paddock has been used for keeping pet pigs and lambing pen.


Leavenheath is about 1.5 miles north of Nayland. This exceptional village has an active community with facilities including a school, restaurant, public house, shops, post office, doctors’ surgery, dentists and Church of England and Roman Catholic Churches. A wide range of educational and recreational facilities are provided in historic Colchester and Ipswich, which is Suffolk’s county town. The commuter can take advantage of train services from Colchester to London’s Liverpool Street Station, the journey taking from approximately 48 minutes. Excellent schooling in the area includes the leading Grammar Schools of Colchester County High School for Girls and the Royal Grammar School for Boys. Nearby prep schools include Littlegarth about 3 miles away and Holmwood House.

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Situational Details
Parking available
Double Garage
Property type
Detached House Land Equestrian
Total land
3.3 acres (1.3 hectares)
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