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4 bedroom detached bungalow for sale


Withdrawn from Market £800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 bedrooms complemented by 2 bathrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with adjacent utility room
  • Detached studio
  • Sheltered sun terrace
  • Well stocked formal gardens
  • Meadow land and paddocks with field shelter
  • Gated drive with secure video entry
  • 3.7 miles to Wivenhoe mainline train station with services to London
  • Potential for equestrian use

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Rare opportunity to acquire a unique property set within rolling parkland grounds in excess of 10 acres. Nestled in a secluded position at the end of its own private drive, the property offers spacious and versatile accommodation alongside a useful range of outbuildings, with the potential for conversion/business use (stp).

The property

The property is entered via a glazed door which opens into the porch which has a tiled floor and a door leading to the reception hall. This is a welcoming entrance with a glazed panel looking though the sitting room and on to the verdant gardens beyond. Here there are two useful storage cupboards and a door leads to the study. The study has a window to the front and could be used as a fifth bedroom if required. Next door to the study is a WC with a low level toilet and vanity unit with inset hand wash basin.

From the hall a glazed door leads the sitting room which is a stunning L-shaped room with a wall of glass looking out to the gardens, lake and the woodland beyond. To one side is a redbrick fireplace housing an attractive inset wood burning stove with a decorative canopy and slate hearth. The L-shaped nature of the room provides a separate dining area which is conveniently situated adjacent to the kitchen breakfast room and has a pair of French doors to the rear terrace. The sitting room also has a door leading into the garden room which in turn has a doors into the garden.

The kitchen breakfast room has a sliding door to the dining area, a door to the rear terrace and a door opening into the rear lobby. The kitchen has a tiled floor and is fitted with a contemporary range of wall and base mounted units with work surfaces over. Inset is a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink drainer unit beside which there is an integrated dishwasher. A stainless steel Siemens double oven and coffee machine is built in and adjacent there is a ceramic hob and extractor. The kitchen is fitted with a blue and stainless steel Aga as well as an American style fridge freezer with water and ice making facilities.

Adjacent to the kitchen is the rear lobby which has a door to the garden and a door to the utility room. The utility has  range of fitted wall and base units and space and plumbing for a washing machine.

From the reception hall doors lead off to all principal bedrooms and the family bathroom. The master bedroom is a generous room with a large picture window looking out to the lawned gardens. There are fitted wardrobes and a door opens into the ensuite, which has a storage cupboard and five piece suite comprising; shower cubicle, wc, bidet, large sunken Jacuzzi bath and vanity unit with an inset wash basin. The ensuite is tiled and has two windows to the side.

Bedrooms two and three are spacious double rooms with fitted wardrobes and windows to the side, bedroom four also has a fitted cupboard and a window overlooking the gardens. The family bathroom has a tiled floor and a window to the side with a white suite comprising; panel bath, wc and vanity unit with an inset wash basin.

Accessed via the main driveway is a detached home office/studio. This has a door to the front, wood flooring and glazed French doors to the rear which open onto a decked terrace.

The property is approached via a long tree lined drive with a gated entrance that features a secure video entry system. The drive leads past two barns and terminates at a large shingled parking and turning area with a central planted island. There is a five bar gate to one side which provides vehicular access to the rear of the property. In total the plot measures approximately 10.14 acres and this land comprises; formal gardens, woodland, meadowland and paddocks.

The formal gardens wrap around the rear and side of the property and enjoy a bright south westerly aspect. These gardens are laid mostly to lawn and are bordered by some established planted beds and mature specimen trees. To one side of the property and accessed via the sitting room and kitchen is a paved sun terrace. This terrace has a pergola for shade and is sheltered on one side by an attractive redbrick wall, beyond which are beds containing an array of attractive herbaceous plants. There is a raised area with a hot tub and views across the lawns to a large pond beyond. Past the pond and leading across towards the drive is a small copse with a mature selection of specimen trees.

The remaining grounds which in total measure 8.5 acres are predominantly meadow land interspersed with small trees and some more mature specimens. All well enclosed by established hedging and stock proof fencing.

Two substantial barns share a large area of hardstanding beside the driveway. The first measures 27'9" x 26'6" and is in need of some repair and has an adjoining store measuring 11'3" x 7'5". The second is a very useable structure with two units measuring 39' x 33'9" and 19'2" x 15'10". Power and light is connected. In total the outbuildings amount to approximately 2,500 sq ft.

Entrance porch  

Reception hall  

Study/Bedroom five 10' 1" x 9' 11" (3.07m x 3.02m)  


Sitting room 26' 4" x 17' 6" (8.03m x 5.33m)  

Dining area 11' 3" x 10' (3.43m x 3.05m)  

Kitchen/breakfast room 19' 1" x 11' 4" (5.82m x 3.45m)  

Utility room 9' 5" x 6' 8" (2.87m x 2.03m)  

Master bedroom 16' 10" x 11' 4" (5.13m x 3.45m)  

Ensuite 10' x 6' 4" (3.05m x 1.93m)  

Bedroom two 15' 10" x 9' 10" (4.83m x 3m)  

Bedroom three 12' 11" x 10' 4" (3.94m x 3.15m)  

Bedroom four 9' 6" x 7' 8" (2.9m x 2.34m)  

Family bathroom 9' 6" x 7' 8" (2.9m x 2.34m)  

Garden room 10' 2" x 10' 2" (3.1m x 3.1m)  

Studio 17' 6" x 10' 9" (5.33m x 3.28m)  

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
14 July 2016


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