New Road, Aldham, Colchester, Essex

This sprawling country estate is so vast that it has a private nine-hole golf course in the back garden. Ashington Lodge, built in 1989, stretching across an amazing 76 acres, is on the market for £4.25 million.

Located less than five miles from the country’s oldest town of Colchester, the property boasts five bedrooms, but the biggest selling point of this stunning family home is every golf fan’s dream. The current owners transformed an old light aircraft landing strip into a practise fairway with a full nine holes, with clearly defined greens and flags waving in the wind.

The house also comes with a full-size tennis court and a five-bay carport. Overall, the living space extends to more than 14,500 sq ft, which also includes outbuildings and a coach house.

The property is for sale with Fine & Country. For more information visit