HISTORY AND BACKGROUND An prominent Grade II listed High Street House, formerly the White Hart Inn, and of local historic interest with substantial 3515 sq ft three storey accommodation accompanied with parking for two cars to the rear within the gated and traditional cobble stone White Hart Mews. There is the further option of purchasing the separate adjoining quaint freehold of 6 White Hart Mews Cottage, if required.
The property is recorded to date back in part to as early as the 16th Century with an 18th Century façade, having recently been been sympathetically converted from its former Coaching Inn days to a beautifully refurbished home of immense charm, whilst featuring particularly well-proportioned rooms with significant living space and good versatility. The house retains many original characteristics including carved oak ceiling beams in the impressive open plan drawing room which further features a glass encased viewing box with glass door down the original stairs for the cellar.
The kitchens and majority of sanitary ware are all brand new with quality appliances, granite detail and throughout the ground floor is hard flooring with either natural stone or oak floorboards. The first floor features four large bedroom suites, each with personal en-suites and the top floor attic accommodation provides separate studio living arrangements, if required.
SETTING AND LOCATION This imposing property stands in Manningtree High Street with immediate access to the High Street shops, cafes and facilities. To the rear of the house is White Hart Mews, where the original stables and former accommodation associated with the Inn have been converted into 6 pretty cottages onto the gated cobblestone parking to the main house, which also benefits from a small private, walled courtyard terrace for outdoor dining.
The gated vehicle access is off North Street, where a short walk leads down to the Stour Sailing Club and the River Stour.
Manningtree is a charming small town, originally a wool town in the 15th Century and later, in the 18th Century noted for a thriving shipping trade in corn and timber. The town is also noted as the smallest town in England, although in later years Manningtree has merged with Lawford whilst becoming a highly sought after location in which to live close to neighbouring Constable Country of Flatford and Dedham. Popular for commuters, Manningtree also has a National rail station for daily access to the City 0.9 miles (55 minutes to London Liverpool Street)