• For Sale
  • Guide price 7,000,000 GBP 
  • Build Size: 14,683 ft2
  • Land Size: 14,683 ft2
  • Bedroom: 7
  • Bathroom: 7
An impressive Grade II listed country house in an edge of village setting, set in historic grounds.
Colne Priory is believed to have been built around 1825 and is an imposing architecturally interesting Grade II listed house, built in the Strawberry Hill Gothic style, with red brick elevations in a Flemish bond under a slate and tile roof.The accommodation is arranged over three floors and the house has been modernised by the current owners with new services and modern additions to this historic house. Whilst the house retains many character features, the house also includes Cat-5 cabling for audio-visual equipment throughout, CCTV, underfloor heating in many areas and a large kitchen/living area as well as a gymnasium with treatment room extension, added in 2010.The ground floor accommodation in the house flows well and is ideal for every day family life, as well as entertaining. On entering the house through the front vestibule, there is a welcoming staircase hall off which the principal reception rooms lie. This includes the well-proportioned drawing room, sitting room/library and study. There is also a lower ground floor WC and from the inner hall there is access to the dining room, further study and an integrated guest suite with sitting room, bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Steps lead down to a fabulous kitchen/living room with ideal for everyday living. The breakfast and sitting areas enjoy wonderful views across the grounds to the lake and swimming pool. Also on this level is the open gymnasium with doors out to the swimming pool and treatment room, with separate shower room and steam room. To the rear of the house, there is a fabulous billiard room with seating area and wet bar, with doors leading through to the cinema room.The lower ground floor is principally devoted to a one bedroom flat, comprising a sitting room with kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and utility room. A sweeping oak staircase rises from the hall to a half landing where there is a large stained glass window. From the galleried landing, there is the principal bedroom with ensuite bathroom along with five further bedroom suites. There is also a secondary staircase which leads down to the inner hall.Chapel CottageThe former chapel has been converted to a three bedroom cottage with excellent open plan living space on both the ground and first floors. The layout is such that this could be used as two separate apartments or as a whole and lends itself as guest accommodation, for extended family or staff.Gardens and grounds To the rear of the house is an adjoining orangery and potting shed with a carport with covered walkway to the swimming pool terrace. The outdoor swimming pool has an electric cover and also a separate hot tub. There is also a sunken decked seating area. Beautiful wide steps lead down to the lawn and to the rear of the pool area there is a circular covered stone built gazebo, with the pool behind. The formal gardens are split into different 'rooms' including a formal walled garden to the rear of the pool terrace and an orchard garden and an AstroTurf tennis court.To the side of the house is a large courtyard accessed from the main drive through double electric gates. Within the courtyard buildings there is a triple garage with inspection pit, stores and a workshop, as well as two stables, tack room and groom's kitchen with shower. Within the grounds, there is a former aircraft hangar with a mezzanine level deck and double height doors for use as storage or as a workshop. There is also a separate octagonal function room/car museum extending to around 2,000 sq. ft, ideal for storage, entertaining or events.Within the gardens and grounds, there is a large lawn area leading down to the lake, with a decked platform for swimming, as well as a wooden gazebo. The outline of the remains of the extent of The Priory can be seen within the extended lawn areas of the garden and beyond there is a post and rail paddock, along with a field she
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An impressive Grade II listed country house in an edge of village setting, set in historic, South East, England, United Kingdom is a 14,683ft2 South East luxury listed for sale Guide price 7,000,000 GBP. This high end South East is comprised of 7 bedrooms and 7 baths. Find more luxury properties in South East or search for luxury properties for sale in South East.