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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Coles Oak Lane, Dedham, Colchester, CO7


Property Description

Key features

  • Multi levelled accommodation
  • Curved main staircase
  • 32ft Drawing Room
  • Home Office
  • 23ft Dining Room
  • 17ft Bespoke Fitted Kitchen
  • Utility Room
  • Two ground floor cloakrooms
  • Master Bedroom Suite with dressing room, walk in wardrobe and bathroom
  • Three further double bedrooms

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Nestling amid the gently undulating countryside on the Essex/Suffolk borders in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Dedham is a highly sought after village made famous by the early works of Sir John Constable. Village amenities include St Mary's church, Primary school, public houses, fine restaurants and hotels, convenience stores as well as Doctor's and Dentist's surgeries. Highly regarded grammar and private schools as well as state schools can be found in the local area. Commuters to London have the choices of Colchester, Manningtree and Ipswich stations all of which provide services to Liverpool Street with typical journey times between 50 and 65 minutes. The A12 bypasses Dedham to the west and provides access to Ipswich (7 miles), the Suffolk heritage coast to the north, and Colchester (6 miles) , Chelmsford (25 miles) and the M25 to the south.

Uplands is a unique multi levelled family home constructed to the original owners exacting specifications and sited in the centre of almost three acres of mature grounds. Two separate remote controlled security gates leading from Coles Oak Lane provide access to the floodlit driveways and parking areas as well as detached triple garage with workshop space and office/staff accommodation above.

Ground floor 

The driveway surrounding the lawned turning oval passes below part of the property to create an impressive portico with a large elliptical headed window.

Front Entrance 
Two windows on the north elevation are set either side of a pair of ten panelled solid doors which open into:

Reception Hall 
11' 10" x 14' 9" (3.61m x 4.50m) An impressive reception hall with high ceiling and marble tiled flooring and features a curved staircase wrapped around a central curved turret and leads to the first floor accommodation, further flights of steps provide access to the lounge, dining room and study respectively. Internal solid doors lead to the cloakroom and the cloaks cupboard

Cloak Cupboard 
3' 8" x 2' 2" (1.12m x 0.66m) Fitted with emergency lighting and a full width hanging rail

Cloakroom 1 
6' 2" x 4' 2" (1.88m x 1.27m) Fully tiled with close coupled wc and matching wash hand basin set above a marble vanity unit with fitted mirror over, marble tiled flooring.

14' 6" x 12' 11" (4.42m x 3.94m) A spacious room which is further enhanced with high ceiling and features a glazed partition wall and provides an elevated view over the lounge area. Windows to the north and west elevations catch the afternoon and evening sun whilst a security door leads to the exterior of the house.

32' x 14' 9" (9.75m x 4.50m) A very calm, relaxed feeling room with neutral décor and high ceiling with ornate cornice which is accessed via an elevated walkway running alongside the circular brick turret. The room features a large brick built open fireplace with raised hearth and enjoys southerly and westerly views over the rear gardens and countryside beyond as well as access via glazed double doors to the large patio area.

Dining Room 
23' x 16' 5" (7.01m x 5.00m) (excluding recess). A very generously proportioned dining room featuring marble flooring and an unusually high ceiling from which are suspended two stunning crystal chandeliers, Large windows afford views over the front and rear gardens whilst french doors overlook the rear gardens and provide access onto the upper patio and a glazed wall overlooks the lounge area. There is a feature open fireplace whilst on the opposing wall a semi circular recess features a stone water feature.

Fitted Kitchen 
16' 9" max x 14' 4" (5.11m x 4.37m) plus 11' 10" min (3.61m) A modern bespoke fitted kitchen with high ceiling to enhance feeling of space which features checkerboard style tiled floor, handcrafted units and granite worktops with inset sink with mixer tap. The kitchen features extensive storage as well as a centrally located shaped island unit which provides additional storage, a breakfast bar and houses the microwave oven. Integrated AEG appliances include double oven, induction hob with extractor hood over, microwave, dishwasher and two large fridges.
Large southerly and easterly aspect windows catch the morning and afternoon sun and provide views across landscaped gardens and countryside beyond.

Utility Room 
9' 11" x 6' (3.02m x 1.83m) Fitted with granite worktops and bespoke units to compliment the kitchen and provide extensive additional storage. Additional appliances include a large integrated freezer, Miele washing machine and tumble dryer whilst units also house and conceal a water softener and oil fired Boiler. Window overlooking the front gardens and checkerboard style tiled flooring.

Rear Lobby 
7' 10" x 3' 5" (2.39m x 1.04m) A secure fire door from the kitchen leads to the rear lobby with tiled flooring, further doors lead to landscaped gardens to the east and the second cloakroom which can be made accessible to the outside whilst the main residence remains secure.

Cloakroom 2 
6' x 4' (1.83m x 1.22m) Fully tiled walls with white suite comprising close coupled WC and matching wash hand basin, double glazed window to side, radiator, tiled flooring

First floor 

Lower Landing 
Reached via the curved staircase from the reception hall with additional staircase leading onto the galleried middle landing. The staircase continues to wind around the brick turret and onto the master bedroom suite. Doors from the lower landing give access to a double bedroom and the family bathroom.

Family Bathroom 
8' 5" x 12' 3" (2.57m x 3.73m) Fully tiled with a modern white suite featuring a corner bath with built in Jacuzzi and colour changing L.E.D lighting, vanity unit with inset wash basin, WC with concealed cistern, large corner shower cubicle with overhead shower and body jets, tiled flooring, heated towel rail, south facing dormer window

Bedroom Three 
15' 7" x 12' 5" (4.75m x 3.78m) Featuring again an unusually high ceiling to provide a sense of spaciousness the room affords views to the south and west aspects via two dormer windows, wood flooring

Galleried Middle Landing 
8' 10" x 8' 2" (2.69m x 2.49m) Overlooking the lower landing and providing access to two bedrooms, airing cupboard and loft space via retractable ladder.

Guest Bedroom 
22' 1" x 12' 2" (6.73m x 3.71m) Located over the portico the generously sized guest bedroom features two dormer windows with commanding views to the east and west and benefits from an extensive range of fitted bedroom furniture which provides significant wardrobe and drawer space

Dressing area to bedroom 4 
8' 9" x 6' 7" including wardrobe (2.67m x 2.01m) Accessed from the middle landing the dressing area features a built in wardrobe with mirrored sliding doors and overlooks the bedroom area with steps leading down.

Bedroom Four 
11' 7" x 10' 8" (3.53m x 3.25m) Once again an unusually high ceiling features and the elevated dressing room provides additional space, two dormer windows provide views to the north and west, wood flooring

Master Bedroom Suite 
Dressing Room :- 13' 3" x 11' 10" (4.04m x 3.61m) Two south facing windows with views across the gardens and the Blackbrook Valley. There are a number of fitted drawer units and a dressing table and doors leading to the main bedroom area, en-suite and:

Master Bedroom 
20' 11" x 12' 3" (6.38m x 3.73m) Dormer windows provide an outlook to north, south and east aspects and take full advantage of the panoramic views towards Dedham Vale and the Blackbrook Valley.

Walk in wardrobe 
8' 11" x 6' 6" (2.72m x 1.98m) Fully fitted with hanging and shelving space with diffused lighting.

En-suite bathroom 
9' 11" x 8' 11" (3.02m x 2.72m) Plus bath recess 7' 5" (2.26m) diameter. Set into the circular turret is a raised purpose made circular bath with built in Jacuzzi and thermostatic shower above, vanity unit with mirror over and inset 'His and hers' wash basins, close coupled wc and bidet, window to front aspect


Drives and Parking Areas 
Access to the property is granted by either one of two electrically controlled entrance gates with security intercom. These provide access to a gravel driveway which in turn leads to the extensive block paved driveway which sweeps around the lawned turning oval and through the impressive portico. The driveway continues through to the western side of the grounds and provides access to:

Detached Triple Garage 
32' 4" x 21' 10" (9.86m x 6.65m)min. Three single up and over electronically operated doors, storage units and fitted worktops are located to the rear wall. A separate fire door provides access to an internal lobby 11' 4" x 6' 0" (3.46m x 1.83m)which features an external door providing access to the gardens, whilst stairs lead to the first floor space.

25' 3" x 15' 7" (7.70m x 4.75m) This space could easily be adapted into a space suitable for a small home business , staff accommodation or fifth bedroom/annexe accommodation with en-suite facility, subject to usual consents being sought and granted.

Log store & storage shed 
A brick built log store and shed is located to the rear of the garage.

As previously stated the overall plot extends to just under three acres and the grounds are beautifully landscaped and feature well tended lawns and borders stocked with many varieties of specimen trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. Whilst to the south aspect of the house is a large split level paved patio area perfect for outside entertaining.

We understand from the current owners that drainage is by way of a private treatment tank. Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Oil fired central heating is supplied from a 4500 litre oil storage tank housed within its own outbuilding.

For clarification we wish to inform prospective purchasers that we have prepared these sales particulars as a general guide. we have not carried out a survey, nor tested the services, appliances or specific fittings. Room sizes should not be relied upon for measuring of fitted carpets.

Any photographs displayed in these particulars depict only part of the property and it should not be assumed that any contents/furnishings/furniture etc are included in the sale, nor that the property remains as displayed in the photographs. No assumptions should be made regarding other parts of the property that have not been photographed.

The homeowners have specified that ALL viewings are strictly by appointment and that adequate notice is provided.

All interested parties must be in an unencumbered position to proceed with the purchase and will be required to provide written evidence to the selling agents of their financial ability to fund a purchase at the current asking price before any viewing appointment will be considered or arranged.

If for any reason whatsoever you are unwilling to comply to these requests then please do not contact us as they are strictly non-negotiable.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
06 June 2016

Nearest stations

  • Manningtree (3.1 mi)
  • Mistley (4.7 mi)
  • Colchester (5.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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43 New London Road Chelmsford CM2 0ND

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43 New London Road Chelmsford CM2 0ND

01245 930117 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Manningtree (3.1 mi)
  • Mistley (4.7 mi)
  • Colchester (5.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Bond Residential , Chelmsford

43 New London Road Chelmsford CM2 0ND

01245 930117 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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