£5.75 Million Grade II Listed ‘East Donyland Hall’ Queen Anne Country House
£5,750,000 | 21,295 Sq. Ft. | 7 Beds | 5 Baths | 83.94 Acres
Rowhedge, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7JE
Georgian doors lead into the entrance hall with an 18th Century staircase adorned with twisted balusters and bespoke moulded handrails. The entrance hall leads into the formal drawing room, with dual aspect over the gardens, with open fireplace with marble surround. There is a smaller study at the rear of the house overlooking the moat and parkland gardens, this room is linked to a shower room with wc. Off the back hall, with beautiful marble columns, there is a well-proportioned dining room again overlooking the moat to the rear, and with easy access to the kitchen. There is also a 2 room cellar, with access from the study. To the right of the entrance hall is a sitting room with open fireplace. This room leads to the kitchen with a 4 door aga and walk in pantry. There is a rear lobby with access to a utility room and a conservatory, which has access to the gardens and has beautiful views over the moat and parkland. Stairs from the main hallway rise to the first floor landing, where there are 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The second floor is currently used as a separate annexe, with kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.
The house is approached by a long, private lime tree lined driveway passing through a set of gates. The drive sweeps past The Lodge between paddocks and extensive parkland. The drive bends right and passes through a second electronically operated gate for the main house. A circular driveway leads to the front of East Donyland Hall. The Main Hall sits perfectly in its landscape surrounded by mature gardens facing three attractive pedimented buildings. From the front of the house there are formal gardens overlooking the rural landscape and moat. To the rear of the house is a parkland setting and there are various areas of woodland. There is a beautiful walled garden, formal rose garden, gazebo, kitchen garden, outdoor swimming pool, an all- weather tennis court, green houses and woodland walks. In one section of woodland there are various fish ponds.
There are three Listed pedimented buildings within the inner drive, facing the Hall which include:
– The Stables with storage leading to an inner yard.
– The Garden Room overlooking the walled swimming pool with 2 changing rooms, kitchenette, w/c and storage.
– The Brewhouse including a former bread oven, tool shed, workshop and water system.
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