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5 Bedroom detached house Lower Green, Wakes Colne £1,395,000

A Grade II listed farmhouse with a traditional range of outbuildings and equestrian facilities overlooking the Colne Valley with about 35 acres.

Jordans Farm is listed as being of Architectural or Historical Interest Grade II and is believed to date from the 17th century constructed of a heavy timber frame under a peg-tiled roof with rendered elevations and a more recent extension. A front door leads into the sitting room with a natural brick floor and lovely inglenook fireplace with a large oak bressumer above housing a log burner, with the original staircase to the first floor. Also off the sitting room there is a dining room leading through to the inner hall, a second staircase, a study, a living room with exposed brick fireplace and inset wood burner and a third staircase to the first floor. Off the sitting room is the kitchen/breakfast room with an oil-fired Rayburn leading through to the utility room, pantry and shower room. Off the cloakroom lobby to the rear is a snug which could be used either as a sitting room, playroom or a guest suite with an en suite shower room. Also accessible off the cloakroom lobby is the bespoke conservatory overlooking the garden and pond.

Off the main landing are three bedrooms (one with an en suite shower room) and bathroom, and off the secondary landing a further two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Outside
Well screened from the road, access is through electric gates leading to a gravel parking area with space for numerous vehicles. To one side is a four-bay cart lodge (37' x 36') and to the other side a fenced paddock. The gravelled vehicular access leads beyond the main converted barn and divides, one drive to the traditional outbuildings/equestrian facilities and another through brick pillars to the house and established formal gardens with lawn, a large weeping willow, shrub borders, apple trees and with a large natural pond adjacent to the conservatory with an area of decking. To the south of the house is a delightful well-stocked terrace, a suntrap, enclosed by a flint stone wall opening onto a further lawn area and ancillary outbuilding used for storing machinery. To one side is a kitchen garden.

The main barn (presently used for 'Bridal Re-Dress' and with change of use planning permission personal to the owner), is located to the north east of the house. There is courtyard stabling with traditional red-brick outbuildings including a former dairy with a tack/groom's room, gravelled courtyard, kennels and access to the paddocks and grassland. To the rear is a barn with three-bay lean to, a protected tractor storage area and a further concrete hardstanding washing bay area opening out into a paddock with fields beyond. There is post and rail, hedging and permanent electric fencing with automatic drinkers in the paddocks.


Jordans Farm is situated to the north east of Earls Colne in a delightful stretch of countryside with distant views, on the edge of the Colne Valley surrounded by its own extensive acreage. The present and previous owners have planted dozens of trees including native black poplar, oaks, weeping willow, eucalyptus, walnut, ash and small leafed lime.

Local shopping facilities are provided in Earls Colne and Chappel with a more extensive range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities in Colchester, Sudbury and Halstead. There is a good range of state and private schools within easy reach including the village primary school, Holmwood House prep school at Lexden, Colchester Royal Grammar School and Colchester County High School for Girls. For the commuter there is a train service from Chappel, which is on the branch line to Marks Tey, or Marks Tey to London's Liverpool Street. There is access onto the A12 at Marks Tey, Kelvedon and Eight Ash Green.


Chappel 2 miles (branch line station to Marks Tey), Earls Colne 4 miles, Marks Tey 6.6 miles (London Liverpool Street 56 minutes), access A12 at Marks Tey, Eight Ash Green or Kelvedon, Halstead 7.1 miles, Sudbury 9 miles, Colchester 9 miles.

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