Bear Street, Nayland, Colchester, Suffolk CO6

Guide Price £995,000

An exceptional village house with spacious & elegant accommodation together with a beautiful garden of about 0.35 acres adjoining the millstream in the highly sought-after village of Nayland.

  • Freehold
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • 2 Baths
  • House
  • Detached
  • Garden
  • 3,492 Approx Sq ft



32 Bear Street is an exceptional village house with a wonderful south facing garden which we believe is the largest garden to front the beautiful millstream. We understand the property was built in 1974 to a bespoke design and therefore the house has the convenience of modern architecture combined with elegant period-style features; these include high ceilings, generous room proportions, large sash windows, parquet flooring, deep coving and skirting boards, a marble fireplace in the drawing room together with a pleasing layout.

The spacious and light accommodation is arranged over 3 floors and amounts to about 3492 sq ft. On the ground floor, all the rooms radiate from a central reception hall which has a turning staircase currently with a Stannah stairlift that will be eemoved by the vendors if not required.

The generous drawing room has a wonderful outlook over the garden towards the millstream, and double doors open onto the terrace; a glazed door also connects to the conservatory. The elegant dining room adjoins the comprehensively fitted kitchen/breakfast room which has white units, an integral Bosch cooker, a calor gas hob, space for a fridge/freezer and plumbing for a dishwasher. This room, and all the rooms to the back of the house, have lovely views over the garden towards the millstream. A study, utility room and wetroom/cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation.

On the first floor there are 5 double bedrooms, a dressing room/bedroom 6, 2 bathrooms (one of which has been recently fitted) and 2 separate wcs. The room configuration allows for an independent master bedroom suite to the eastern end of the property.

On the lower ground floor there is a spacious workshop, a pantry, wine store and an additional cloakroom. The property has been well maintained throughout and has clearly been a much-loved home having only had 2 owners since it was built. There is scope to update the house further which could include installing a more contemporary kitchen/breakfast room.


The grounds amount to about 0.336 acres and form an important further feature. The established garden enjoys a south facing aspect with a terrace to the immediate rear and side of the house with climbing roses and clematis. Steps lead down to an expanse of lawn bordered by curving flower and shrub beds incorporating delphiniums, irises and spring bulbs. The lawn sweeps down to the beautiful millstream which attracts a wonderful variety of wildlife including kingfishers, ducks, swans and dragonflies. Beyond the garage and screened by mature hedging, is a kitchen garden that has previously been very productive. There is a parking drive to the side of the house giving access to the large garage with a garden store to the rear.

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