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5 bedroom detached house for sale
West Bergholt, Nr Colchester, Essex
- 5 bedrooms (4 with en suites)
- 3 reception rooms
- 2 cloakroom
- About 4 acres
- Cart lodge garage
Coney Byes House is located off a private lane in a rural situation to the north west of the village of West Bergholt. West Bergholt has the usual village amenities including a village shop and post office, two public houses and a doctor's surgery. Colchester has a wide range of excellent educational (some of the best schools in the country), recreational and shopping facilities, and for the commuter there is access to both Colchester station which is on the north side of the town and provides a fast, regular rail service to London Liverpool Street, and onto the A12.
Coney Byes House is cleverly designed to blend into the rural countryside with extensive and versatile accommodation on three floors, with lower floor accommodation and a number of terraces and balconies. High quality fixtures and fittings include under floor heating, a comprehensive built-in sound system (both internally and externally), extensive Miele fitted appliances in the kitchen and American white oak and limestone effect detailing. Outside there is a cart lodge garage with first floor ancillary accommodation (presently used as a "night club"), a children's play area and enclosed children's five aside football pitch. There is also planning permission for a swimming pool with associated accommodation and home gym (see below)
External steps up to:
With covered decked entrance veranda. An attractive pair of American white oak entrance doors open into the:
Main Entrance Hall
An impressive entrance with wide stairs within a feature American white oak and glass stairwell down to the lower ground hall. Further wide stairs rise to the upper floor with an attractive galleried view. Built in double cloaks/service cupboard, attractive American white oak internal doors to each room, low voltage down lights and built-in sound system speakers (as in the majority of the rooms).
Doors lead to the raised south facing deck terrace which is also accessible from the sitting room and dining room areas with steps leading down to the lower south facing terrace. Walk-in service room cupboard.
With door leading to the south facing raised terrace and also separate access to the sunset terrace, providing plenty of seating space and with views. Stylish room with chimney breast recess incorporating a slightly raised fireplace feature with natural stone hearth and surround, brushed chrome inset and a concealed gas real flame fire through attractive pebble stones.
With part vaulted ceiling and full height arch windows. Fitted wardrobe cupboards.
With attractive limestone effect flooring. Suite comprising WC and attractive "walnut" vanity unit with stylish raised natural stone bowl and mixer taps.
Kitchen/dining room and family area:
A stunning room, particularly well planned to create a split-level dining room area with two pairs of doors leading to the east and south facing terraces. Full height windows providing views and maximum light to the area. Features high vaulted ceiling with step down to family area.
Cleverly designed and fitted with a bespoke William Thomas kitchen with stainless steel door furniture beneath granite work surfaces. Provides excellent storage facilities with an extensive range of high quality Miele integrated appliances to include a built-in coffee maker with integrated freezer beneath, large double Miele full height larder fridge, double stainless steel integrated sink unit with mixer taps and retractable shower with drainers either side. Two integrated dishwashers, attractive stylish chimney breast with deep recess housing a five ring Miele touch control hob with main oven/grill and pan drawer below. Additional built-in Miele oven/grill twinned with a separate steam oven with integrated plate warmer below. Additional walk-in shelved pantry. Built-in display areas to include space for bookshelves and cupboard. Doors lead to a morning terrace which has access also from the dining area with plenty of space for alfresco dining.
A further door leads to the outside. Built-in storage/boot cupboard and secondary stairs leading down to lower ground floor.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
With wide stairs to a:
Part galleried landing
With lovely views. Attractive American white oak balustrade galleried area with access to both the master and guest suite. Further access to a raised storage recess.
A superb architect designed room with a vaulted ceiling providing an entire flank wall of south facing windows incorporating a pair of doors to the covered Swiss style south facing balcony. Due to the roof structure there are areas of restricted standing height incorporating four pairs of deep built-in double slide out drawers either side of the room. The vaulted ceilings have feature lighting and give access to the:
Wth vaulted ceiling features. The area and size incorporates some excellent range of bespoke fitted wardrobes to include dressing room mirrors, a pair of doors concealing the entrance to the en suite with attractive fitted lounge seating areas adjacent to the access for the east facing balcony.
En Suite Bathroom
Entrance recess with space for cloaks etc and further access to a stylish five piece Italian suite having an unique centrally positioned wet room style shower with power shower and three sided glass screening with doors. In addition there is a bath with mixer taps and retractable shower head, low level flush wc and "His and Hers" individual vanity wash hand basins display areas and fitted mirrors with wall light points above. Pair of chrome heated towel rail and attractive limestone effect floor ceramics.
Guest suite/bedroom 2
Walk-in cupboard, fitted wardrobe cupboard and drawers unit. Door to:
En suite shower room
Fitted in a three piece stylish Italian suite to include a double shower cubicle with power shower, wc and pedestal wash hand basin. Chrome heated towel rail, ceramic tiled floor, built-in storage cupboards, display areas and shaver point.
LOWER FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
The entire lower floor has been constructed partly beneath ground level. However, soil areas have been landscaped well away from the lower floor allowing good lighting, numerous access doors onto the terraces and also a lower covered natural stone entrance with a pair of doors to the:
Lower entrance hall
Wide Bellmouth stairs to galleried main floor above. American white oak internal doors to each room to include two further large double bedrooms, each with an en suite, a cinema room and access to the lower utility room and service room.
Previously a bedroom and now housing the entertainment system and incorporating a retractable cinema screen and projector. Concealed door to:
En suite bathroom
An attractive Italian suite to include a large double wet room style shower with power shower, stylish bath with mixer taps and retractable shower attachment and deep bespoke double vanity unit built into the curvature of the elevation incorporating "marble" surfaces and display areas. Twin sinks, cupboard and drawers beneath. Chrome heated towel rail, part tiled walls and limestone style flooring.
With door to:
En suite shower room
Stylishly fitted with large double wet room style shower unit and power shower with low level wc. A pair of wash hand basin set in "marble" surround with drawers and cupboards below with wall lights above. Shaver point, chrome heated towel rail and limestone style ceramic floor.
With doors leading onto the south facing lower terrace. Walk-in dressing room with fitted shelving and hanging rail. Door to:
En suite shower room
Fitted white Italian suite including double shower unit with power shower, attractive light grain marble style ceramic surround and finished with "marble" slab flooring. Chrome heated towel rail, wc and wash hand basin with black granite display recess and fitted mirror fronted cupboards flanked on either side with wall lights. Shaver point.
With secondary stairs rising to the first floor and providing a good size storage area. Plenty of space for additional white goods. Access to a rear lobby having a back door with access to:
With low flush wc and wall mounted wash hand basin. Limestone effect flooring.
From the large storage area there is also access to:
Providing the temperature control system for the under floor heating. Thermicon freestanding oil fired boiler with - Megaflo - high efficiency hot water system. Space and plumbing for white goods and additional access to walk-in storage room/wardrobe.
Coney Byes House is approached over a private lane off Coney Byes Lane through two sets of electric gates set behind a high brick wall to the front of the house. In addition, there is a further entrance off Coney Byes Lane to the east with a long sweeping vehicular access drive to where the stabling facilities had permission to be erected (see below). An impressive sweeping drive leads to extensive parking areas and the cart lodge garaging with a covered parking area. Above the garaging is ancillary accommodation comprising two rooms and a shower room and presently used as a - nightclub - and incorporating a bar. The remaining grounds form attractive lawn areas with a children's play area and an enclosed children's all weather 5-a-side football pitch. Extensive landscaping surrounds the property with natural flagstone providing ample seating areas close to the house with access to the upper terraces. In all:
ABOUT 4 ACRES
Adjacent to the property is a 14 acre parcel of amenity land/paddocks which is available by separate negotiation.
(1) Full planning permission was granted on 30th July 2008 for a swimming pool and gym complex
(Application no: 081194).
(2) Planning permission for a courtyard style stable block (Application no: COL/06/0012) had been granted in 2006 but has since expired.
Mains water and electricity.
Oil fired heating.
Directions (From Colchester North Station)
Take the B1508 to West Bergholt. Proceed through the village and take the next turning to the left after Hall Road. The lane to Coney Byes House will be seen at the first sharp right hand bend. Proceed along the lane and take the second gate on the left hand side.