- Beaumont Hall is a magnificent Grade II* listed Jacobean property set in 12.5 acres of mature gardens, grounds and woodland with a separate thatched cottage
- Nine bedrooms – six first floor and three second floor – three ensuite, two bath/shower rooms, and two cloakrooms
- Five reception rooms – reception hall, grand 37ft great hall, dining room, sitting room, and study, plus a conservatory and gym/utility
- Detached double garage, plus a three section outbuilding, apple store and greenhouses
- Wonderful rural location – excellent walking, riding, sailing, plus access to the Walton backwaters from Beaumont Quay and Titchmarsh Marina
- Local amenities available in nearby Thorpe-le-Soken – 2.5 miles Manningtree – 8 miles and Colchester 12 miles
- Direct trains to London Liverpool Street available from Thorpe-le-Soken (80 minutes) Manningtree (60 minutes) Colchester (50 minutes)
- Stanstead airport (60 minutes)
- local independent schooling includes Holmwood House and St Mary’s in Colchester, plus highly regarded Colchester Royal Grammar School, with further independent schooling in nearby Ipswich
- No onward chain
Beaumont Hall is a nine bedroom Grade II* listed country house described by architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as ‘a remarkable and characteristic example of brick architecture’. Whilst dating from the late 17th century it is rumoured to have Roman foundations, a medieval core, and was altered and extended through the Tudor, Jacobean, Georgian and Edwardian eras: a rich history that is subtly apparent as you make your way through the residence and surrounding grounds.
There is reference to the house under the British Listed Building Register, which describes in detail its exquisite and complex construction. The property presents impressive red brick elevations with Jacobean curvilinear gables under a peg tile roof, with a mixture of Georgian sash windows and heavily mullioned Tudor casements. There is extensive accommodation provided over three floors.
Sequestered at the end of Church Lane, past St Leonard & St Mary Church nestling on the left, you arrive at the entrance of this fine residence. Approaching through the pillared gateway, brick piers, and on to the gravelled turning area, you come to the imposing front elevation of the property.
From the grand entrance porch into the 37ft long great hall take a moment, you will notice several striking features: wonderful exposed hard wood floorboards, a large fireplace with wood burner, painted full height panelling, and an authentic heavily beamed ceiling over.
To the right a further hall where the main staircase is located, off this stairwell to the right is found the front aspect dining room, and to the left, the south-west facing sitting room, complete with hidden panel linking to the study/office, from which access can be gained to the adjoining conservatory, which like the sitting room enjoys views and access to the exquisite grounds.
The living accommodation to the left side of the Great Hall includes the reception hall, kitchen/breakfast/dining room, complete with generous centre island, range cooker, and the original bread oven set in the inglenook fireplace. There is a substantial utility/gym adjacent offering access to the rear grounds via a picturesque courtyard.
Additionally there is lobby access to the side grounds, the ground floor cloakroom and
the service staircase leading to the upper East wing.
The fine oak staircase, likely contemporary to the Jacobean period, extends to the full height of the house, serving first and second floors. The first floor comprises six large double bedrooms, two served by a luxurious split level Jack-and-Jill ensuite bathroom. Stepping into these bedrooms you find yourself drawn to the windows and the extensive views beyond.
The remaining three bedrooms on this floor, are accessed via a central corridor, the first served by an ensuite shower room, and the two further, flanking a family bathroom, these form the upper part of the east wing. Part of the charm of a unique historic home lies in its complex and split level architecture that never fails to please.
Access to the second floor is either by the main staircase or secondary service stairs.
The second floor has a further three double bedrooms and a bathroom. With views across the estate, this is a fine location to pause and consider the grounds and the wider landscape beyond. Additional storage rooms are found on this level.
Beaumont Hall is a fine 12½ acre (S.T.S) country estate. The mature gardens and grounds include a number of impressive trees and well stocked boarders. The rear southerly aspect, with far reaching views, looks across rolling lawns, a picturesque pond, and specimen trees in a parkland setting. Most notable amongst them the expansive copper beach believed to date from the Jacobean era of construction.
To the westerly aspect you will find the more formal walled garden with an octagonal fountain, yew topiary and herbaceous borders. Adjacent is a parterre sunken garden, accessed through a brick archway and down curved brick steps. This is the picturesque setting for the thatched cottage, nestled between formal gardens and a substantial woodland shelter belt.
The further outbuildings include a detached double garage, a three section brick built lean-too, Apple-store and greenhouses, a legacy of the kitchen garden.
The Thatched Cottage
The enchanting thatched Edwardian cottage lies to the westerly aspect and combines an endearing charm with a modern touch. The living accommodation comprises: an entrance lobby leading to a dual aspect kitchen, featuring a centre island with hob and oven, ample workspace, plus the traditional Butler style sink. This leads on to an open-plan living room which is also dual aspect, with double doors opening out on to the gardens. The double bedroom and en-suite bathroom completes the accommodation.