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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Lexden Road, Colchester

Guide Price £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed Detached Residence
  • Meticulously Renovated By The Present Vendor's
  • Approximately One Mile From Colchester's Town Centre
  • Close To The Most Highly Regarded Schools In The Country
  • Many Original Period Features Throughout
  • Carport Providing Parking For Two Vehicles
  • South Facing Terrace
  • Backs Onto Woodland

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Occupying a pleasant and elevated position on the highly revered Lexden Road, is this grade II listed six bedroom detached residence, which has been meticulously renovated by the present vendor's. The property offers exceptional period accommodation, including six good sized bedrooms, four reception rooms, open fires, oak flooring, an original feature bar area and is arranged over three floors. The property further features two cellar rooms with full height ceilings stretching the breadth of the property, as well as a covered carport providing off street parking for two vehicles. To the rear of the property there is a South facing terrace which has been cut into an embankment, with areas of paving and decking expanding the width of the property and backing onto woodland. This property benefits from many opportunities as it could be used as a single accommodation, potentially converted into a bed and breakfast with stunning character features or split into two separate dwellings.

Lexden is situated to the West of Colchester's historic town centre and is home to the most highly regarded schools in the country, including the Colchester Royal Grammar School, St. Mary's School for girls, Oxford House Private School and Lexden Springs. The property's location also lends itself well to excellent walks, with nearby Lexden Springs Local Nature Reserve and Cymbeline Meadows, as well as Hilly Fields to name a few. Colchester's historic town centre is approximately one mile to the East of the property, with Tollgate Retail Park and the A12 being located approximately one mile to the West. There is further excellent access to Essex County Hospital and Colchester's North Station with its mainline links to London Liverpool Street.

The current building dates back to the 18th century, although there is evidence for an older building on site, believed to have heritage from the 15th century. A solid oak entrance door opens to a hallway, which leads to the open plan living accommodation where to the West and East is the original bar, providing access to the terrace which is to the rear. The residence was in fact previously a historical inn in the years gone by. The open plan living accommodation incorporates a sitting area, dining area and kitchen, with a large bay window having views overlooking Lexden Road to the front, as well as an impressive Inglenook fireplace, oak flooring, exposed timbers and a feature wood burner. To the rear of this is the bespoke Christians kitchen, featuring a range of granite and oak work surfaces with bespoke oak cupboard and draw units and a Rayburn stove set into the chimney breast, in addition to a separate Range cooker (which we understand is to remain at the property). From the kitchen there is a corridor leading to a kitchenette/utility room which matches the kitchen and has plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. There is also a ground floor cloakroom.

The hallway comprises a staircase leading to the first floor accommodation, as well as stairs down to two basement rooms, which in turn have access to the front of the property. The master bedroom benefits from having a luxury en-suite, as well as access to the terrace. To the opposite side of the property is a large and airy second bedroom, with a bay window overlooking Lexden Road and a large walk-in wardrobe. There is also a third double bedroom benefiting from a cast iron fireplace and storage cupboards, in addition to a good sized fourth bedroom. Also along the landing, the bathroom can be found, featuring a four piece contemporary white suite, with a shower area, deep set bath, vanity hand wash basin, low level WC and chrome heated towel rail. The first floor landing comprises of a second staircase opposite the bathroom, leading to the two attic rooms which are both of a good size and have part restricted head room. Finally, to the rear of the property there is a good size office/study with access to the terrace.

An early enquiry is advised as we are expecting considerable demand for this unique and character filled family home. EPC: E

Entrance Door To Hallway
Lounge & Open Plan Dining Area 4.75m (15'7") x 6.86m (22'6")
With feature bay window.

Bar/Music Room 5.05m (16'7") x 4.60m (15'1")
Kitchen 3.89m (12'9") x 6.71m (22'0") Max
Sitting Room/Cinema Room 3.78m (12'5") x 5.26m (17'3")
Gymnasium 4.60m (15'1") x 2.54m (8'4")
Bedroom One 4.01m (13'2") Max x 4.14m (13'7")
With an en-suite.

Bedroom Two 4.75m (15'7") x 4.60m (15'1")
Bedroom Three 4.75m (15'7") x 3.25m (10'8")
Bedroom Four 3.78m (12'5") x 3.51m (11'6")
Office/Study 2.51m (8'3") x 2.01m (6'7")
Second Floor Bedroom Five 3.48m (11'5") x 6.88m (22'7") Max
Second Floor Bedroom Six 3.48m (11'5") x 4.60m (15'1")
Cellar Room One 4.75m (15'7") x 4.60m (15'1")
With access to the front.

Cellar Room Two 2.97m (9'9") x 2.62m (8'7")
Located to the front of the property is the original public house sign and London style red phone box with steps leading up. To one side there is a double carport providing off street parking for two vehicles and in turn giving access to the rear terrace.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
03 August 2016

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