A fine-looking period farmhouse in a beautiful tranquil setting with far reaching rural views
Reeves Hall is a Grade II Listed period farmhouse situated in a beautiful private setting with views over the surrounding countryside. Whilst the house requires modernisation and refurbishment, it is a wonderful opportunity to restore a period manor farmhouse ideal for families and entertaining.
Reeves Hall is steeped in history and believed to date from the 13th Century although it presents mainly 18th Century brick elevations. The site is in fact understood to date back to the Doomsday Book when in 1086 there were 22 residences on the island and Reveshall was listed as one of them.
The period house mainly dates from the 18th Century, with some later 20th Century additions. The farmhouse faces south onto mature gardens with views over farmland. It is constructed in an attractive mixture of mainly brick elevations with some lathe and plaster, and with timber weather boarding to one gable end under a pegged tile roof, with mostly wooden small pane sash windows.
The accommodation totals over 3,650 ft² and features on the ground floor three principal reception rooms, a farmhouse kitchen, pantry, cloak room, WC, bathroom and farm office. On the first floor are 6 bedrooms with a bathroom, shower room and WC. In addition, there is an attic, adjoining former dairy and a cellar.
This property has 12.31 acres of land.
The gardens lie to the south of the farmhouse and include a gravelled parking and turning area in front, with beyond, areas of lawn enclosed by mature hedges and interspersed with shrubberies, specimen and fruit trees.
In addition, there are 6.09 acres (2.46 Ha) of grass paddocks and 2.37 acres (0.96 Ha) of mainly broadleaf woodland for a smallholding, horses or amenity use ancillary to the main house.
Immediately to the rear of the house are an extensive range of period farm buildings and more contemporary livestock, crop and commodity storage buildings. They offer considerable potential for conversion either into additional accommodation, separate dwellings or uses ancillary to the house.
The house is located in a readily accessible part of the Essex coastline. The A12 provides dual carriage way connections to the national motorway network. There are regular mainline train services to London (Liverpool Street) from Colchester (50- 65 mins.) and Witham (40- 50 mins.). International air travel is available from Stansted Airport (40 miles) and Southend Airport (44 miles).
Local amenities are provided at West Mersea (2 miles) which has a primary school, a broad range of shops, restaurants and public houses as befitting a popular holiday location and excellent sailing facilities. Extensive commercial, retail and leisure amenities can be found in Colchester. There are a number of excellent schools in the vicinity.
Approach via the B1025 and once over the Strood (the causeway to the island) fork left towards East Mersea. After about 2 miles Meeting Lane is on the left. Proceed down Meeting Lane; after about 300m there is the farm gate, and the farmhouse and farm buildings are located about 750 metres down the farm drive.Read all
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