Guide Price £525,000

Mount Bures Green, Mount Bures CO8 5AU

  • Bedrooms

  • Bathroom


General information

Hillcrest House is situated on high ground with lovely views over the Stour Valley within the scattered village of Mount Bures, close to the Norman castle mound and attractive 12th Century parish church

Hillcrest House has been maintained in beautiful order throughout and when the double garage was constructed foundations were installed to carry a second storey (these would need to be checked for modern requirements).

The house is surrounded by the most beautiful gardens and is set well back from the road approached by a crazy paved path from the lane. A shingle drive leads into a parking and turning area alongside the garage.


In the front of the house on the south side is an attractive herbaceous and shrub border planted to provide year round colour and interest with a selection of mature roses, etc. Also located in this area is a beautifully maintained herb garden with a wide selection of annual and perennial herbs enclosed from the drive by honeysuckle and hedging.

On the opposite side of the drive to the house is a more recently acquired area of garden which has been planted with a mixed herbaceous and shrub border to provide year round colour and interest, together with productive well maintained vegetable area.

The garden is enclosed from the surrounding fields by a clipped country hedge.

The house has an extremely attractive kitchen/breakfast room with utility and cloakroom with shower cubicle. In addition there are two main reception rooms and a small study area. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, one of which is currently being used as a study, and a family bathroom.

Externally there is a double garage and a large cedar greenhouse.

The property is situated on high ground with wonderful views and the village of Mount Bures has a scattered selection of houses with a thriving village inn and the village is conveniently situated for easy access for people wishing to travel to London from Bures branch line station or Marks Tey main line station and with easy access to the A12 and Stansted Airport and of course Colchester.


Sudbury is a thriving market town with Saxon origins and the property lies within the boundaries of the original town ditch. The property is situated within easy walking distance of all town centre facilities, local churches, primary school, doctor's surgery and all of the town's excellent shopping and recreational facilities including The Quay Theatre. A remarkable feature of Sudbury is the large area of meadow land which surrounds the town centre on 3 sides, which provides a wonderful green lung for the town, excellent walking with links to long distance footpaths, the Stour Valley and there is easy access to the branch line railway station which connects to the main line at Marks Tey, providing easy access to London Liverpool Street.


Colchester's town centre is surrounded by its Roman walls and is steeped in history, including its Norman Castle.

The town centre provides much of what is expected of a major town with many national retailers and specialist shops and with bars and restaurants catering for most tastes. The town centre also has its own multi-screen cinema, the Mercury Theatre and the Firstsite Art Gallery.

Excellent schooling includes the leading Grammar Schools. Further education facilities are found in the town centre with not only a Sixth Form College but the Colchester Institute; whilst on the outskirts of the town is the University of Essex.

Entrance porch 5' 11" x 4' 2" (1.8m x 1.27m)

Sitting room 14' 8" x 12' 11" (4.47m x 3.94m)

Study 10' 6" x 10' (3.2m x 3.05m)

Dining room 14' 7" x 12' 5" (4.44m x 3.78m)

Kitchen/breakfast room 14' 5" x 12' 1" (4.39m x 3.68m)

Utility room 7' 9" x 3' 9" (2.36m x 1.14m)

Shower room

First floor landing

Bedroom one 14' 5" x 12' 2" (4.39m x 3.71m)

Bedroom two 13' 0" x 12' 2" (3.96m x 3.71m)

Bedroom three 11' 7" x 12' 11" (3.53m x 3.94m)


Bedroom four 8' 8" x 7' 9" (2.64m x 2.36m)

Double garage 18' 10" x 15' 5" (5.74m x 4.7m)

Property summary

Signature : A most interesting detached period house situated on high ground with lovely views over the Stour Valley within the scattered village of Mount Bures, close to the Norman castle mound and attractive 12th Century parish church.


  • Period house in beautiful garden
  • 4 bedrooms, bathroom, 2/3 reception, kitchen/breakfast, cloaks/utility
  • Double garage, greenhouse and sheds
  • A very special garden with large selection of plants and shrubs to provide year round colour and int
  • Productive vegetable garden
  • Easy access to Bures and Marks Tey stations
  • Good road access A12 (London) and A120 (Stansted & M11)
  • Views from house and garden over unspoilt countryside

Floor plan


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