Church Lane, Nayland CO6

Church Lane, Nayland CO6

Freehold | 3 Baths

Guide price £1,350,000
Bures 4.5 miles
Colchester 4.9 miles
Mill Street 0.1 miles

In one of the best settings in the sought after village of Nayland, an exceptional Grade II listed family house with a large south facing garden of about 0.6 acres, garaging and good parking.

The White House is an impressive Grade II listed family house set in generous grounds in one of the best locations within Nayland. Tucked away behind the Church, the property has almost no passing traffic and is a very short walk into the centre of this picturesque village. Of mainly timber frame construction under clay and slate tiled roof, the property is believed to date back to the 1400s with later additions in the 1700s and 1800s. Period features include some exposed timbers in the oldest part and fireplaces which marry well
with the high ceilings and natural light afforded by the many sash windows. The property is well presented throughout with a pleasing layout making it ideal for family living and entertaining. The cosy sitting room with an inglenook fireplace and woodburner flows into the bespoke kitchen/breakfast room built by Knights Country Kitchens. This incorporates solid pine units, Iroko and granite worksurfaces, integral appliances as well as a pewter Aga with a conventional 2 door Aga plus a 2 electic oven Aga and 4 ring gas hob. The breakfast area leads into a large conservatory/family room which is special feature with a lovely outlook over the garden and this also has air conditioning units.

There is a more formal wing to the house which comprises the drawing room, dining room and reception hall with a cloakroom off and double doors opening onto a delightful terrace. Quality floorings throughout the ground floor include Fired Earth slate and terracotta as well as original and contemporary oak floorboards. On the first floor, there is a spacious master bedroom with a lovely view of the Church plus an ensuite dressing room and attractive Fired Earth ensuite shower room. There are 3 further double bedrooms on this floor as well as a further ensuite shower room and a stylish family bath/shower room. On the second floor, there is a good sized vaulted fifth bedroom which is currently used as an office.

The grounds of about 0.6 acre are partly walled, fully enclosed and form an important feature. Enjoying a south westerly aspect, the garden is attractively landscaped with a central lawn which gives way to a large Mediterranean-style garden with a delightful water feature. This area replaces a former tennis court which could be re-established and is also the ideal area for a swimming pool if required (stp). There are well stocked flower and shrub beds, a variety of trees including fruit trees as well as 2 sun terraces, one of which incorporates a lily and fish pond. Three traditional outbuildings provide a workshop and general storage. There is also a double garage which electronic doors accessed via Newlands Lane. Double gates from Church Lane open onto a spacious gravelled parking courtyard.

Nayland is a picturesque and sought-after village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has an active community with facilities including a school, waterside pub/restaurant, Littlegarth prep school, a highly regarded butchers, village shop, post office, interior designers, doctors' surgery, dentists and Church. There are further popular restaurants in nearby Stoke by Nayland as well as a gym and golf course. More extensive amenities are provided in Colchester (about 6.5 miles) with highly-rated schools including the Royal Grammar School, Colchester High and Holmwood House. For the commuter, regular trains from Colchester to Liverpool Street take from 48 minutes.

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Key Property Details
Property attributes
Parking available
Off Street Parking Double Garage
Additional attributes
Total Sq Ft
3,464 (321.8 Sq M) approx.
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