Country estate so big it could fit a private golf course up for sale

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Country estate so big it could fit a private golf course up for sale



(Picture: Rightmove)A country estate so huge that it can fit a private nine-hole golf course with fairways you can land planes on is up for sale for £4.25 million.
Ashington Lodge stretches across 76 acres of land less than five miles from the country’s oldest town, Colchester.
Built in 1989, the property features five bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The 8,000 sq ft, fully air-conditioned brick home also has five reception rooms and a coach house that can fit five cars.

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(Picture: Rightmove)‘The garden and grounds are just beautiful, and they are what set this house apart from all the rest,’ said the owners.
‘The house sits right in the middle of the grounds and the views in every single direction are just amazing.
‘We have a more formal area by the house that incorporates a large patio terrace and tiered lawns that lead up to a huge Koi pond, then the rest of the grounds are well-stocked with a huge variety of wonderfully mature trees, so it’s like living in our very own park.’
The current owners transformed an old light aircraft landing strip into a practice fairway with nine holes.
There’s space for a full 18 hole golf course, should you want to extend it, and it already has its own full-size tennis court.
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The owners said: ‘We have a more formal area by the house that incorporates a large patio terrace and tiered lawns that lead up to a huge Koi pond, then the rest of the grounds are well stocked with a huge variety of wonderfully mature trees so it’s like living in our very own park.
‘We also had two fields that both extend to around 15 acres and when we came here I was struggling to know what to do with them, then my father had the brilliant idea of turning one into a nine-hole golf course.’
Can we live here, please?
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