Originally the stables to a neighbouring former manor house, Mistley Lodge Mews is a beautifully converted property, with an abundance of charm and period features throughout. With nods to the building's past, the property has been sympathetically converted and extended by the current owners to create a light, individual home offering a wealth of character alongside contemporary interiors.
On entering, the retained timber fitments and cast iron columns of the original stable stalls, along with brick flooring, create a stunning dining room and the perfect setting to entertain. The adjoining sitting room has exposed timbers to the part-vaulted ceiling and a free-standing, modern wood-burning stove. This light-filled room has triple-aspect windows and glazed doors which open onto the garden terrace. Fitted with bespoke cabinetry, wood work-surfaces and stone flooring, the kitchen leads into the light-filled breakfast room, together acting as the heart of the home. A roof lantern provides ample light for this informal dining space, and double doors lead to the garden, bringing the outside in.
The property provides three bedrooms, two of which are situated on the lower floor, with one having a half-glazed door which opens into the garden. An adjacent family bathroom has wall-panelling and is fitted with a bath-tub and separate shower cubicle. The principal bedroom, which was the former hayloft, is reached via a staircase from the dining room. The en suite shower room features stylish, vintage fittings and a part-glazed wall which utilises some of the stable boards from the original property, complete with horse hoof prints.
Local Authority: Tendring District Council
Services: Electric under floor heating throughout the house with the exception of night storage heaters in the dining room. All other mains services are connected.
Council Tax: Tax band C.
The property is within easy reach of Manningtree town centre amenities, which include a selection of independent shops, convenience stores, restaurants, public houses and cafes, along with a theatre and a mainline station for services to London, Norwich, Ipswich and Harwich. Situated close to the banks of the River Stour Estuary, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are endless opportunities for walkers, kayakers, paddleboarders and sailors, with the waterside Manningtree Sailing Club also having a Clubhouse. The A12 is easily accessible providing a main arterial route, which links to the A14, providing journeys in and out of Ipswich and the surrounding areas including the stunning Suffolk countryside and coastline. Independent schools in the vicinity include Littlegarth School, Royal Hospital School and Ipswich High School.
Manningtree railway station 1.6 miles (London Liverpool Street from 1 hour), A12 5.4 miles, Colchester 10.2 miles, Ipswich 12 miles, Frinton-on-Sea 13.6 miles, Woodbridge 20.8 miles
The garden at Mistley Lodge Mews is particularly noteworthy, being professionally designed and maintained to create an outdoor haven framed within the walled boundaries. Specifically designed with 'successional planting' the garden offers year round colour and interest. Wonderfully zoned with the use of evergreen hedging, pleached trees, paved terraces, gravelled and grassed pathways, there is the perfect spot to sit, dine and relax at every point of the day. Flower beds are filled with an interesting selection of architectural shrubs and perennial plants, with climbers to the walls. In addition, a timber outbuilding has a covered terrace and provides options for use as a summerhouse, or home office, if required, and a driveway to the side of the property offers parking for two vehicles.