GUIDE PRICE £500,000 to £530,000 This stunning detached cottage, nestled in the heart of one of North Essex’s most sought after villages, offers so much more than simply being the…
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GUIDE PRICE £500,000 to £530,000
This stunning detached cottage, nestled in the heart of one of North Essex’s most sought after villages, offers so much more than simply being the picture perfect “Chocolate Box” house. This is a four bedroom detached family home, that has been fully renovated and efficiently modernised by the current owners. There are four reception rooms offering genuine versatility, giving today’s’ modern family the flexibility to spread out and find their own space. There are a raft of other reasons to consider this property including, a modern kitchen diner with a granite finish, a utility room, three bath/shower rooms, a double garage, landscaped gardens and a detached home office/gym.
GUIDE PRICE £500,000 TO £530,000 This stunning detached cottage, nestled in the heart of one of North Essex's most sought after villages, offers so much more than simply being the picture perfect "Chocolate Box" home. This is a four bedroom detached family home, that has been fully renovated and efficiently modernised by the current owners. There are four reception rooms offering genuine versatility, giving todays' modern family the flexibility to spread out and find their own space. There are a raft of other reasons to consider this property including, a modern kitchen diner with a granite finish, a utility room, three bath/shower rooms, a double garage, landscaped gardens and a detached home office/gym.
Entrance Hall 15'2 x 10' 2
A spacious area where the character and charm of the property is immediately evident, with exposed ceiling timbers, brick walls and open stud work. The solid oak open stair case is the focal point of this space.
Ground Floor WC 4'7 x 4'2
As with the entrance hall all the same features create a pretty and very practical cloakroom.
Sitting Room 16'7 x 15'4
This generous room as with the rest of this period home offers excellent head height. More exposed ceiling timbers and stud work create that classic period home finish. An open brick fireplace with oak bressumer, houses a stylish enamelled wood burning stove. This warm inviting room is light and airy with cottage style lead light double glazed windows to the front and French double glazed doors leading out to the property's conservatory.
Conservatory 12'0 x 8'9
Located to the rear of the sitting room, with direct access to the rear patio and garden. With glazed roof and tiled flooring.
Kitchen Diner 21'10 x 9'8
A contemporary modern kitchen with granite worktops gives this room a smart edge, a space that again through design, is flooded with light through double glazed windows and skylights. The room is very well equipped with space for range cooker, an American style fridge freezer, wine cooler and dishwasher. The room has stylish hard wearing travertine flooring, there is ample space for a dining table and chairs. Preparation for a wall mounted TV is in place.
Study 8'4 x 5'11
The perfect size for that all important space for working from home, with views out to the rear courtyard.
Utility 12'5 x 5' 2
Every house would like one of these, a decent size space for housing washing machines and tumble dryers. Here there is also a sink perfect for doing all those messy jobs that you'd rather keep out of the kitchen. There is space in here for boots coats and wet pets.
Dining Room 15'4 x 13'9
The character features found throughout this property continue here, there is a second wood burning stove set upon a brick hearth. This generous room is the perfect environment for family gatherings or the entertaining of friends.
Landing 19'11 > 14'1 x 7'11
Two picture windows to the rear, exposed polished floor boards, oak open stair case leading to ground floor and second floor, doors to three bedrooms and family bathroom.
Bedroom 1 15'7 x 11'5
A good sized master bedroom that is well lit by triple aspect double glazed windows. Exposed polished floor boards, stud work and ceiling beams.
En-suite 7'2 x 3'0
Exposed floor boards and stud work. Large shower cubicle, vanity sink over storage units. Chrome ladder style towel rail.
Bedroom 2 13'5 x 7'8
A spacious second bedroom, with double glazed lead light cottage style window, looking out over the landscaped front garden and lane. Exposed floor boards, ceiling beams and stud work.
Bedroom 3 10'10 > 7'8 x 7'6
A double glazed window looks out to the rear, again there are exposed floor boards, stud work and ceiling beams.
Bath Shower Room 10'4 x 7'5
A stylish suite comprising of a close coupled WC and wash basin set into fitted storage units with intergraded mirror and feature lighting. There is a spa bath and separate double shower cubicle, a contemporary heated towel rail sits near to the sink. Exposed floor boards and ceiling and wall timbers maintain the period feel of the property
Landing Two 9'7 x 4'7
Door to loft area with window to the side, excellent space here for storage, further doors to wet room and bedroom 4
Bedroom 4 13'3 x 8'4
Two Sky Light windows to the rear flood this double bedroom with light. There is a storage heater to the side.
Shower Room 9'8 x 2'10
Shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, Sky Light window to the front.
THE VILLAGE The village of Colne Engaine is exceptionally highly regarded, there really is a little bit of something for everyone. The Five Bells pub offers excellent food and a wide range of fine ales and wines. There is a church where regular services and plant and book exchanges contribute hugely to the excellent sense of community. There is a pre-school as well as a primary school, a village shop with post office, always well stocked and open seven days a week. A village hall where several amateur dramatic shows are put on every year. There is an annual Colne Engaine Fireworks display and every other year the much heralded Colne Engaine Summer Festival takes place. There are stunning walks locally taking in woodland, rivers and lakes. There are daily buses in to Colchester. Sudbury and Halstead.
OUTSIDE There is a deep frontage preceded by a line of horse chestnut trees, an iron fence and gate secures the front. Steps that are flanked by two mature holly bushes, lead to a tiled roofed storm porch and the front door. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn, interspersed by mature bushes plants and shrubs. There is a pond to the far right, here you will find a second iron fence, a gate gives access through to the rear garden. The rear garden is laid to lawn with an high brick wall affording security and privacy. There are two outbuildings here the first is a detached weather boarded building, with sliding patio doors, suitable as a summer house or home office, there is power and light connected, this measures 13'8 x 10'4. A second building makes for an ideal potting shed or bike store, this measures 12'6 x 8' max.
Beyond the garden is a courtyard area, with raised planters containing various herbs there is a pergola over this area, with a door to the utility room.
Finally there is the driveway which leads to the double garage 19 x 15'10, again there is power and light here and space for two cars.
AGENTS NOTE There are two parcels of land, one to the side of the property and one to the rear. There is a shared access point to the side of Tolleridges, this leads both to the parcel of land at the rear (soon to be a house) and our property's private drive and double garage.The agent understands that planning permission exists for the building of one detached dwelling on each of the two plots.