Alresford - Sold STC

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Tenpenny house

  • Eight/nine bedrooms
  • Four bathrooms
  • Three ensuite
  • Three reception rooms
  • Conservatory/Orangerie
  • Kitchen with utility room, larder and creamery
  • Office/outbuildings
  • Garage and car port
  • double in/out driveways
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An imposing Grade II listed, eight/nine bedroom detached Period Property.  Three reception rooms, 3 ensuite, 1 family bathroom and a separate WC on the ground and first floor.    Over three floors and in excess of 5,416 square feet of accommodation the total plot size of 2.5 acres with 2,219 square feet of Outbuildings.  Exempt of EPC.
Tenpenny House is a beautiful house with an 1876 Edwardian Facade with the original house reaching as far back as 17/18c.    Fully rewired in 2016 the house has been upgraded with a new large Oil and water tank, plumbing to current standards and all major functions of the house up to date.  The House runs it’s own septic tank, the system  is up to standard with a new soak away refurbishment back in 2018.  The original 21ft pond built in the 1920’s still stands in full glory and is a sight to see.   A security system wired to the emergency services with cameras surrounding the house and gates.
Leading directly from the Hall, the Living room is to your right with a large family log burner, original  large sash windows and trophy cabinet.  A wonderful cosy room on those winter nights with the log burners keeping more than the room warm.  Another smaller room leading off from the living room with multiple use, either an office, storage facility or cloakroom.   To your left of the hall is double spaced reception/dining room.   An original fireplace with a combination of original sash windows and Crittall windows from the 1920’s with double doors opening out into the Orangery.  Original floorboards with Oil skirting heating, truly magnificent rooms for entertaining all year round with the added bonus of the orangery where everyone loves to mingle/relax in all seasons.  There is also an additional side door leading out into the log storage area and access to the garden.
A large inner hall leading to the Dining room, Orangery, Hall and Living room, not forgetting access to the downstairs WC and Bedroom Nine/Snug room/Office/Hobby room.
A unique spaced kitchen with the original larder and creamery and additional utility room.  The Victorian creamery with grey slate mantle , original tiling, doors and mesh windows.   The wonderful Oil fuelled Aga was new to Tenpenny post war and has been fully reconditioned  by the current owners and in full use.  A well equipped kitchen with wooden beams and the original front/back door still hanging with all original features and beams.   Base cupboards in abundance and plenty of storage for the enthusiastic cook.   A large separate laundry room outside with heating is perfect to keep laundry away from the house, to have it’s own space has been a godsend to the present owners.
A very large Master Bedroom with large original sash windows overlooking the lawn and into the paddock beyond.   An ensuite with separate bath and shower unit.  A bright bathroom overlooking the front and side  of the house.  Adjacent  to the Master Bedroom is the dressing room/Bedroom Two, professionally fitted by Conquest this is a large room with an ensuite ,  a bath and overhead shower, hand basin and toilet  overlooking the garden from the side.
Bedroom Three
A large kingsized bedroom with original Crittall windows and wooden floors over looking the orangery and walled garden .
Bedroom Four
A double sized bedroom with wooden flooring and Crittall Windows.
A family sized bathroom with a freestanding shower with electric power shower.  A family sized bath with a large basin/storage unit.  Crittall windows with a views to the back of the garden/pond.
Bedroom five
Large Kingsize bedroom with a Walk in Wardrobe and second door access to an inner hall, bedroom 6 and ensuite.   Wooden framed windows overlooking the side of the garden.
Bedroom six
Double bedroom with wooden windows looking into the back of the garden.  A beautiful and special room with it’s own hall area for anyone needing separate accommodation and bathroom.
Bedroom 7/8 Two large double bedrooms adapted with walk in wardrobes.  These rooms would additionally be excellent for a workshop, hobby room or studio space to get away from it all.  The quietness is wonderful, neutrally decorated, these rooms combined give a sense of peace and space.
Tenpenny is setback from the Lane and hidden from the main road offering two entrances of 180 and 360 degree pebble driveways.  Tenpenny can accommodate 12+ vehicles with a very large lawn to the front of the property.  Sitting on 2.5 acres , the four outbuildings consist of the original stable (now storage), a carport and triple garage (all connected to the main house) .   An office building with running water and lighting.
With an original apple tree, walnut and fruit trees to the front of the property and hedges nearing 100 years old, Tenpenny has magic on the grounds with many plants going back many many years, long lived trees surround the boundaries of the house giving much seclusion and beauty all year round.  The original sunken garden we believe was built in the 1920’s still remains.  original grey slabs wrapping around the orangery to the hot tub area leading down towards the stairs and sunken garden, an original  painting hangs in the house  with the back view of Tenpenny house.  The garden is mainly laid to lawn.  At the end of the garden is a small woodland area , used by many animals/Wild Life  and home to monkjack deers in the Spring/Winter.
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Property Information
  • Price: Sold STC
  • Location: Alresford
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Study: 1
  • Kitchens: 1
  • Ensuite: 3
  • Garages: 2
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Located between Brightlingsea and Wivenhoe Alresford offers a train station, local school, a pub which is as old as Tenpenny and small amenity shops including a Farm Shop.  Only 50 minutes into London, 15 mins. into Colchester and 30 mins. away from Frinton on Sea and Mersea, it doesn’t get any better.
Accessible to excellent schools in Colchester both Grammar and Private, Alresford, Wivenhoe and Brightlingsea offer Good and Excellent Offsted Primary Schools.  Not far from the A12 and the boarders of Suffolk only 30 minutes away, the A12 offering even further excellent schools in Ipswich, Day and Boarding.
Surrounded by other beautiful villages such as Great Bentley, North Essex really has so much to offer from country walks, farms and local produce to the sailing clubs of Wivenhoe, Frinton on Sea and Mersea.

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