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27 acres, Cherry Lane, Great Yeldham, Halstead, CO9, Essex
Under Offer - Guide Price £1,750,000

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Spaynes Hall is a quite stunning Grade II listed house wonderfully situated within its own rolling parkland. The property has undergone a significant programme of restoration and modernisation including a new roof, plumbing, heating, wiring, bathrooms and kitchen with the quality of workmanship seamlessly combining the old with the new. Spaynes Hall retains many remarkable historic features particularly within the dining room with its mahogany linenfold panelling and curved fire surround. The sitting room is part panelled with a fine brick fireplace whilst the beautifully proportioned drawing room overlooks sloping lawns down to the River Colne. The newly installed Kitchen is fully integrated with twin ovens, 5 ring ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and 'island' unit. On the first floor there are 5 double bedrooms with the sixth providing the option of as a dressing room to the principal suite.

The Manor dates from the 13th century when the house was named Spains Hall by Michael de Hispania, who built three properties of the same name for each of his daughters. In 1590 the estate was owned by the Plume family and passed by marriage to Richard Seymour; who probably built the present house and it is his crest that is over the front door. The spelling of the property changed with the introduction of the mail service in the latter part of the 19th century to avoid confusion with nearby Spains Hall in Finchingfield. The property was acquired by the present owner's family in 1955.

Spaynes Hall is approached over a long drive through stunning parkland while passing over a small bridge across the River Colne. The formal gardens surround the property with wide lawns sweeping down to the River and have recently been extensively cleared to create a wonderful opportunity to restore them to their former glory. Beyond the garden there is an area of well-established mixed woodland, including horse chestnut, oak, ash and beech. The parkland has remained unchanged over time being grazed by a herd of pedigree cattle. The traditional farm buildings and garaging are in disrepair but the 7 bay 'Atcost' barn and adjoining cattle pens are in relatively good order.

Great Yeldham is a thriving Essex village with a good range of day to day amenities including a villages stores, newsagents, post office and doctors surgery. The nearby towns of Braintree, Halstead and Sudbury all offer a wide range of shopping and recreational facilities.

1. There is an attractive, recently refurbished 2 bedroom cottage in the meadow between the house and the public highway which is currently let on an assured short hold tenancy but is available for purchase if required.

2. The parkland and farm buildings are currently part of a farming business and so is commercial property. Since any purchase would be of part commercial and part residential the whole of the purchase would be subject to stamp duty and stamp tax at commercial rates rather than residential rates. The second home surcharge would not apply to a private buyer.

3. The total area shown on the plan is approx 27 acres; if a purchaser requires less land, the sellers (who retain the adjoining farm) are happy to reduce the area in any way an interested purchaser wishes.


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