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4 bedroom detached house for sale

School Lane, Straftord St Mary, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6LZ

Withdrawn from Market £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fully refurbished former Rectory
  • Four double bedrooms
  • En-suite facilities to three bedrooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room with high quality cabinetry
  • Drawing room
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Study
  • Ground floor cloakroom, utility room, boot room
  • Off road parking and Gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A newly renovated and refurbished former Rectory arranged to provide incredibly spacious and well appointed accommodation including a large entrance hall, 17ft 8ins drawing room with open fireplace, dining room, sitting room, study, 20ft 1ins kitchen/breakfast room, comprehensively fitted with quality cabinetry and integrated appliances, utility room, boot room and ground floor cloakroom together with four first floor double bedrooms, three with en-suite facilities all occupying beautifully landscaped gardens on the edge of this popular village.

Stratford St Mary is located just off the A12 on the Essex/Suffolk border and the towns of Ipswich and Colchester are within easy reach, each offering main line rail services with London Liverpool Street Station. The village offers a wide range of amenities and facilities including a primary school, general store, post office, garage, public houses and the highly regarded Le Talbooth Restaurant. Those looking for independent education for their children are spoilt by easy access to a number of acclaimed schools, these include Orwell Park which feeds the major public schools nationally, Holmwood House, Oxford House, St Marys School for Girls, Ipswich High School for Girls, Little Garth School, Saint Josephs' College, Amberfield School and Old Buckenham School.

Of period origin "The Old Rectory" presents a mixture of painted brick, rendered and colour washed elevations under pitched roofs clad with a mixture of tiles and slate. The property has during the course of 2015 undergone an extensive programme of renovation and refurbishment and benefits from a wealth of period features together with the modern convenience oil fired radiator heating and sealed unit double glazing. The accommodation is as follows: 


Part glazed door to:  

Entrance Hall 17ft 5ins x 12ft 6ins widening slightly at one end. With window to front and staircase rising to first floor, doors to the dining room, inner hallway and kitchen/breakfast room, deep built in storage cupboard housing hot water system, solid wood flooring, radiator and spot lighting. 

Kitchen/ Breakfast room 20ft 1ins x 17ft 4ins With dual aspect windows overlooking the gardens and grounds, door leading to same, additional door to utility room. The kitchen itself comprises a comprehensive range of units including an inset sink unit with matching mixer and range of Corian work surfaces with matching upstands incorporating a breakfast bar with cupboards and drawers under, free standing fridge freezer, integrated hob with extractor, two integrated eye level ovens, additional eye level integrated microwave, warming drawer with storage above and beneath, numerous exposed wall studs and ceiling timbers, solid wood floor, two radiators and spot lighting, 

Utility room 8ft 7ins x 8ft 1ins With window to side and range of cabinetry including sink unit with matching mixer, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, radiator, spot lighting and tiled floor. 

Dining room 17ft 3ins x 13ft 6ins With dual aspect windows, feature fireplace with tiled hearth and timber surround, radiator and ceiling light point. 

Inner hallway With doors to the cloakroom, sitting room and drawing room. 

Drawing room 17ft 8ins x 14ft 1ins With sealed unit double glazed French windows overlooking and leading to the gardens, brick open hearth fireplace with stone hearth and Oak Bressummer, radiator, ceiling light point and four wall light points. 

Sitting room 14ft 6ins x 12ft 2ins With window to front and feature fireplace with tiled hearth and timber surround, ceiling light point, radiator and door to: 

Study 10ft 9ins x 8ft 6ins With dual aspect windows, radiator and ceiling light point. 

Boot room 9ft 5ins x 6ft With high level window and door to ground floor shower room. 

Ground floor cloakroom 10ft 2ins x 6ft 1ins With window to rear and white suite comprising low level wc, wash basin and chrome mixer and tiled shower enclosure, tiled floor, part tiled walls, radiator and spot lighting. 


Spacious galleried landing With doors to bedrooms bathroom and shower room, radiator and spot lighting. 

Principal bedroom suite comprising  

Bedroom 1 16ft 8ins x 13ft 10ins With dual aspect windows, built in storage cupboard, radiator, ceiling light point and door to: 

En-suite bathroom With window to front and white suite comprising low level wc, wall mounted wash basin, tiled panel bath with chrome fittings and separate large shower enclosure, fully tiled walls, tiled floor, heated towel rail and spot lighting. 

Guest bedroom suite comprising  

Bedroom 2 13ft 11ins x 12ft 1ins widening at one end With sash window overlooking the garden, built in double wardrobe with top box storage above, built in cupboard and door to: 

En-suite shower room With white suite comprising low level wc, wash basin with chrome fittings and large tiled shower enclosure with chrome fittings heated towel rail and spot lighting. 

Bedroom 3 23ft 3ins x 15ft 7ins maximum overall divided at a central point with some open studwork, with triple aspect windows, built in storage cupboard, Victorian feature fireplace, two radiators, two ceiling light points and door to family bathroom. 

Bedroom 4 15ft 4ins x 12ft 3ins With window to side, Victorian feature fireplace, radiator and concealed lighting. 

En-suite / Family bathroom With window to front and white suite comprising low level wc, wash basin with chrome fittings and tiled panel bath with chrome fittings, towel rail and spot lighting.  

Bedroom 4 15ft 4ins x 12ft 3ins With window to side, Victorian feature fireplace, radiator and concealed lighting. 

Shower room  

Shower cubicle and wc.  


Parking Immediately adjacent to the property is a gravelled driveway providing off road parking for several vehicles. There is planning consent for a cart lodge garage which could be constructed by separate negotiation.

A gateway from the driveway provides access to the gardens and continue to the front of the property providing access to the main door. 

Boiler room Accessed externally housing oil fired boiler serving domestic hot water and central heating and additionally providing some useful storage space. 

Gardens Immediately in front of the property is a pleasant garden laid mainly to lawn with mature flowering and shrub borders bounded by a mixture of brick wall and natural hedge.

To the rear the gardens which are a particular feature of the property comprise a substantial terrace providing a pleasant outside entertaining area which in turn leads to the formal gardens which are again laid mainly to lawn with flowering and shrub borders and two specimen trees, all bounded by a mixture of brick wall, natural hedge and fencing. 

Services We understand mains electricity, water and drainage services are connected. 

Viewing Strictly by prior appointment with the vendors' agents. 

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
12 November 2015


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