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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Elmstead, Colchester, Essex

Guide Price £995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • In all about 10 acres
  • Rural setting yet only 4 miles from Colchester
  • Large range of outbuildings
  • Extensive living accomodation

Full description


ENTRANCE HALL: An inviting area with attractive woodblock flooring, staircase to first floor, useful cloaks cupboard, opening to reception room with double doors in turn opening to: 

DRAWING ROOM: 7.6m x 4.8m (24’9” x 15’9”) A particularly elegant room with a 9ft ceiling height, central rose, cornicing, two sash windows and a set of gothic style double doors opening on to a terrace with the gardens beyond. An Oak wood block floor runs throughout, there is fitted book shelving, storage cupboards and a large open fireplace with cast iron grate, marble slips and moulded wood surround. 

RECEPTION ROOM: 4.3m x 4.2m (14’0” x 13’9”) With a large sash window, wood block flooring, fireplace with cast iron grate, marble tiled slips, hearth and moulded wood surround. 

SITTING ROOM: 4.3m x 4.2m (14’0” x 14’0”) A versatile room with wood block flooring, two sash windows, cornicing, picture rail, deep skirting and an open fireplace with slate slips, marble hearth and moulded wood surround.

Inner hall: Attractive tiled floor, cornicing, pretty leaded glass window and a particularly impressive set of double doors with coloured glass leaded inserts opening to: 

DINING ROOM: 5.2m x 4.2m (17’3” x 13’9”) A splendid room, well placed for the AGA kitchen/breakfast room with a sash window, decorative wood moulding and a fireplace with inset log burning stove, flagstone hearth and ornate wood surround. 

GARDEN ROOM: 5.9m x 3.5m (19’3” x 11’6”) An exceptional two storey architect designed addition with walls of glass which provide exceptional light and include a large set of sliding glazed doors opening on to decking. A spiral staircase rises to the first floor and a set of double doors link with: 

AGA KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 5.3m x 4.3m (17’3” x 14’0”) In the traditional farmhouse style finished with an extensive range of painted solid wood units and thick wood worktops incorporating two butler sinks and separate drinking water tap. There is a large 4 oven Aga, plumbing for dishwasher and space for a full height fridge/freezer. Space/point for conventional electric oven and hob. Door to:

Side vestibule: With vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and a door opening on to a gravel path which in turn leads to the outbuildings. 

LAUNDRY ROOM: 4.2m x 2.4m (13’9” x 7’9”) A spacious room with views over the garden, space for full height fridge/freezer, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer and fitted Oak worktop with inset butler sink and mixer tap over. 

SHOWER ROOM: Large double shower cubicle with fountain head shower unit. WC and wash hand basin.

Rear hall: Parquet flooring, rear staircase to first floor off, useful storage cupboard and door to: 

STUDY: 3.1m x 3.1m (10’3” x 10’0”) A light room with a sash window and double doors opening on to the garden. 

First floor  

LANDING: A spacious area with a sash window, access to loft storage space , large shelved linen cupboard and doors to: 

PRINCIPAL SUITE: 6.1m x 4.8m (20’0”x 15’9”) A high ceiling creates a feeling of space with two sash windows in turn providing wonderful far reaching views over the paddocks and countryside beyond. Large full height built in double wardrobes and doors to: 

EN SUITE: A spacious room with two sash windows providing views over the grounds and finished with an enamel ball & claw foot bath, separate shower cubicle, bidet, WC and wash hand basin. 

BEDROOM 2: 4.3m x 4.3m (14’3” x 13’9”) A sash window provides lovely views over the gardens and countryside beyond. Built in double wardrobe. 

BEDROOM 3: 4.3m x 3.8m (14’3” x 12’6”) Two sash windows provide views over the gardens and outbuildings. 

BEDROOM 4: 3.1m x 3.1m (10’3” x 10’0”) Enjoying lovely views over the rear garden with his & hers built in double wardrobes. Wash hand basin. 

BEDROOM 5: 4.3m x 4.2m (14’0” x 14’0”) Door to bedroom 6 if required. 

BEDROOM 6: 5.2m x 4.3m (17’3” x 14’0”) A light room with views over the garden, pine floor and double doors opening on to a landing with separate access to the ground floor (this would make an ideal suite for a relative, teenager, guest etc.) 

FAMILY BATHROOM: A spacious room with a bath, WC and wash hand basin. And linen cupboard 

Outside A long private drive opens to a large gravel parking area in front of the house and: 

DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE: With brick elevations under a peg tiled roof and includes two sets of double doors.

The gravel drive continues to the former AGRICULTURAL BARNS and buildings which now incorporate a TWO BAY CART LODGE with attached store and large former hay barn above (this unique building’s exceptional moulded timbers would not be out of place in many of the area’s most prominent houses of the era) The main outbuildings are ideally placed to be convenient for the house without being a hindrance. There is clearly potential for a variety of uses, ancillary accommodation for the main house, holiday lets, etc (subject to the necessary planning consents)

The grounds together with the property’s secluded location are possibly the key asset, the property sits well within the its boundaries and is bordered by established manageable grounds including gardens, terrace, areas of woodland and paddock.  

In all about 10 acres.  

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
27 April 2012


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