Property of the Week: Bear Street Nayland

A handsome Georgian house occupying a wonderful, secluded setting in the centre of Nayland

By Derek Davis

6th Oct 2022 | Property of the Week

This beauty secluded in countryside
This beauty secluded in countryside

If you are looking for a new home on or near the Shotley peninsula, then look no further than our Property Of The Week features, which showcase the most interesting homes for sale on our Peninsula Nub News property pages, now being sponsored by estate agents Chapman Sickels.

This week's outstanding home on offer is this imposing detached Grade II listed home in Bear Street in Nayland, on the market with Chapman Stickels for £700k.

The Property

This imposing detached house is built entirely of white brick.

The house is a classic example of Georgian architecture, displaying numerous double-hung sash windows, a six-panel front door with fluted architrave and a shallow hipped roof of slate tiles.

Internally the accommodation offers well-proportioned and symmetrical rooms, with the entire range of sash windows to the front providing wonderful views over the south-west facing gardens.

The two reception rooms are twin aspect, each with fireplaces, and the remaining fenestration comprises high level casement windows to the side and rear aspects.

Although requiring cosmetic updating, the kitchen /breakfast room is comprehensively fitted with hardwood units, integral oven, grill and electric hob with tiled splashbacks.

A utility room adjoins, along with a front vestibule.

The first floor provides three double bedrooms, with the two end rooms being full width. The intermediary rooms are the third bedroom and a large wet room.

Correspondingly to the entire ground floor, all rooms to the first floor enjoys the same attractive vista over the gardens.

Outside, the house is discreetly set well back and 'side on' to Bear Street, which gives the property a good sense of seclusion. This arrangement appears unique to Bear Street, and probably to Nayland at large.

Standing in just under 0.25 acres, the part walled gardens are predominately to south west, with a large central lawn defined by well stocked flower and shrub borders.

A yew hedge delineates the front parking area which is accessed via an electric five-bar gate. Feature trees include a specimen oak tree to the front, and a large ash tree set close to the Mill Stream, which defines the entire southern boundary.

Attached to the southern end of the house is a single storey weatherboarded store.


Nayland is a most attractive and sought-after village on the River Stour which forms the border between Essex and Suffolk. The village has a thriving community with a primary school, Doctors' Surgery, post office, dentist, and a very popular riverside pub. Nearby Stoke-by-

Nayland offers two further renowned pub/restaurants and 36 hole Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Course and Spa/Gym.

There are a number of popular schools within easy reach, including Littlegarth, Holmwood House, and in Colchester, the County High School for Girls and the Royal Grammar School.


Mains electricity, water, and drainage. Oil-fired central heating.


Link here for more details about 16 Bear Street or to arrange a viewing, contact estate agents Chapman Stickels or call 01473 372 372 or email [email protected]

If you are looking to sell your house contact the valuations team.

Chapman Stickels is a company of independent estate agents established in September 2019, headed by the two founding partners Robert Chapman and Benedict Stickels.


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