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  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Family Bathroom and En suite
  • Sitting Room with extensive Dedham Vale views
  • Dining Room overlooking garden
  • Conservatory
  • Kitchen / Breakfast Room and Utility Room
  • Gas Fired Heating
  • Garage, Carport and 2 Large Brick Outbuildings
  • Grounds extending to approx. 1.7 acres (sts)
  • South west facing gardens with extensive Dedham Vale views

Full Description

Delight in Dedham Vale views that inspired John Constable. This unique 1953 built 4 bedroom house situated in one of the most prestigious locations in East Bergholt enjoys stunning south west facing views in grounds of approx. 1.7 acres (sts). Potential for further improvement and extension (stp)

Delight in Dedham Vale views that inspired John Constable

"This peaceful home with panoramic views, extensive gardens and a radiant AGA, could be extended (stp) to incorporate a rear terrace and deliver your dream family home"

"A truly beautiful Constable Country Home! "

A rare opportunity, this unique detached 1953 built 4 bedroom house is privately situated in one of the most prestigious locations in East Bergholt in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoys a stunning location with south west facing grounds of approx. 1.7 acres (sts) offering extensive views over the Dedham Vale. This significant property offers a unique opportunity for those seeking a family home with potential for further improvement and extension (stp)

INFORMATION This unique property was commission in the early 1950's. Built with no expense spared at the time, it was positioned on the site to enjoy optimum views overlooking Dedham Vale. It is of solid cavity brick construction under a plain tiled roof. We understand it has recently been rewired throughout and a new boiler fitted.

The property features original parquet flooring downstairs, a wide staircase and a double breasted AGA. Decoratively, the property could benefit from updating. There are four original toilets, an original bathroom, master en-suite and basins in all bedrooms. Windows are original Crittall metal frames with secondary glazing. There is a gas fire heating system with radiators (not tested). A recently fitted gas fire in the sitting room could be returned to an open fire (subject to survey by a qualified chimney specialist) . There is an attached garage with carport, apple sheds and beautiful woodlands grounds extending to approx. 1.7 acres (sts). The property is waiting for an attentive renovation to transform it into a dream family home.

EAST BERGHOLT is famous for its historical connections with John Constable RA, and the landscape he painted is still very much the same today. From the property and village there are numerous footpaths giving direct access into this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a good range of local facilities including a general store and post office, bakers, chemist, GP surgery and medical centre, Parish, Congregational Churches, and many local associations. The village provides educational facilities from pre-school age to GCSE, sixth form colleges in Colchester and Ipswich. There are several independent schools in both nearby towns and throughout the area. A12 links to the M25 and A14. Regional Airport is Stansted, approximately an hour by car. Mainline railway station in Manningtree, about an hour to London Liverpool Street. Broadband is available in the village.

SERVICES Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage are connected. Oil storage tank.

Babergh District Council 01473 822801 Council Tax Band - G EPC - E

Please Note: As vendor's agents, we are unable to give any guarantee as to the condition of any appliance included (where mentioned) in the property. 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.


MASTER BEDROOM 15'1 x 10'11 Windows to rear providing magnificent Dedham Vale views, wash basin, fireplace.

DRESSING ROOM off 8'6 x 7'6 Range of fitted wardrobes, window to front. CLOAKROOM wash basin, wc. Shower off Tiled cubicle and shower attachment.

BEDROOM TWO 11'2 x 8'1 Window to rear providing magnificent Dedham Vale views.

BEDROOM THREE 13'1 x 12'10 Window to rear providing magnificent Dedham Vale views, shelved cupboard, fireplace, wash basin.

BEDROOM FOUR 15'1 x 11'10 Window to rear providing magnificent Dedham Vale views, large walk-in storage cupboard, lined cupboard.

BATHROOM/SHOWER ROOM Panelled Bath with mixer taps, shower attachment, heated towel rail, window to front, tiled shower cubicle with shower attachment, storage cupboard. Separate wc off.

LANDING Windows to front and rear, airing cupboard, loft access, dumbwaiter access, feature oak return staircase to:


COVERED PORCH with built in seat, tiled floor, part glazed entrance doors with twin side lights leading to: ENTRANCE HALL Parquet flooring, understairs cupboard, dumbwaiter access, Butler bell, storage cupboard. CLOAKROOM wc, wash basin set in vanity top.

SITTING ROOM 19'5 x 14'8 Regency style fireplace with fitted gas fire, 2 wall light points. Windows to rear providing magnificent Dedham Vale views, door to :

STUDY 13'1 x 8'11 Windows to front and side, built in shelving and cupboards, parquet floor.

DINING ROOM 15'1 x 13'1 Regency style fireplace, window to rear providing magnificent Dedham Vale view, parquet flooring.

CONSERVATORY 12'0 x 10'8 folding windows and doors to rear terrace and garden, quarry tiled floor.

KITCHEN 17'9 x 13 max. Dual aspect windows front and rear, feature oil fired Aga range, space for cooker, single drainer stainless sink unit with drawers and cupboards, storage cupboards and dresser, walk in larder.

REAR HALL Broom and storage cupboards, doors front and rear.


LAUNDRY ROOM 11'2 x 8'5 Worcester gas boiler, single drainer stainless sink unit, drawers and cupboards, built in cupboards, window to front.

OUTSIDE The Meadows is quietly situated in Cemetery Lane, set behind high hedging and trees offering privacy and seclusion. The property is access through double gates over a sweeping gravel driveway which provides ample parking, a turnaround facility and leads to the attached Garage (sliding door) with adjacent Carport and large brick build store behind.

The beautiful grounds extend in total to approximately 1.7 acres (sts) which to the FRONT comprise a park like woodland setting with extensive lawns, and an abundance of established trees, bushes, shrubs and conifers. Hidden away in the far north east of the grounds will be found two large brick built storage buildings with a high brick wall which screens part of the side boundary.

There is access either side of the property through side gardens which leads to the beautiful South West facing lawned REAR garden with trees and shrub beds, a terrace to the rear of the conservatory and Brick Arbor. The outstanding feature of The Meadows are the magnificent and panoramic views towards the River Stour taking in the churches of Dedham around to Stratford St Mary on a fine day, a view epitomised by John Constable RA.

AGENTS NOTE: The John Constable connection to East Bergholt. The son of a miller whose images recreated the activities of the agricultural year, interested parties will undoubtedly recognise elements of the landscape that can be viewed beyond. The Meadows in John Constable's Stour Valley and Dedham Church, painted c1815 - Please visit the Museum of Fine Arts Boston MA website http://www, to view the image.

LAND REGISTRY TITLE The Meadows is Registered under Title SK11666. We would ask interested parties to note and satisfy themselves of the boundary as recorded with Land Registry and the actual hedge line / fence that has been established and enjoyed as a physical boundary since the property was previously sold and the land transferred in 1970.

OVERAGE An overage clause is to be imposed for a period of 20 years following completion, this to cover 25% of the value of any planning uplift achieved for additional residential dwellings, within the curtilage of the site.

LEGAL PACK FOR EXCHANGE OF CONTRACTS A Legal Pack comprising Draft specimen contract, with searches and a Property Information Form will be made available to the successful bidder in order to expedite an exchange of contracts within 4 weeks of offer acceptance with completion to be agreed thereafter but no longer than 14 days after exchange.

Please contact us on 01206 299222 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.

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