4 bedroom detached house for saleDedham, Nr Colchester, Essex
- Reception hall
- Dining room and drawing room
- Kitchen/breakfast room, boot room and playroom
- Sitting room and study
- 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) and dressing room
- Integral double garage
- 4 bay open fronted cart lodge
- 3½ acres
- Outskirts of village setting
- Stunning views across the Dedham Vale
A pretty period house set in 3½ acres on the outskirts of the village with stunning views across the Dedham Vale to Stratford St Mary Church.
The Old Orchard is a most attractive part rendered and painted, and part brick period property all set under a peg and pan tile roof. The house is believed to date from the 17th century and provides flexible accommodation arranged over two floors. There is scope for a renovation and refurbishment programme.
The panelled front door accesses the spacious reception hall with cloakroom off and staircase leading to the first floor. Good sized dining room with deep bay window at the far end and a pair of double doors leading down into the large drawing room. Open fireplace with brick hearth and mantel to ceiling height, built in bookshelves to one side, pine boarded floor, double French doors to the terrace and door to the adjoining playroom. Light and bright kitchen/breakfast with central island, solid fuel four oven AGA, fitted wall and floor units and glazed door to the playroom with its own double French doors to the terrace. Freezer room. Boot room and integral double garage. The ground floor is completed by a sitting room with a Tortoise stove and study with an open fireplace.
On the first floor is a generous landing and master bedroom with en suite bathroom and separate dressing room. There are five further bedrooms together with a family bathroom.
The property is approached off the Stratford Road down the private drive and into the courtyard adjoining the side of the house. Four bay open fronted cart lodge garage with pan tile roof. The garden is laid mainly to lawn with some magnificent mature trees including London plane, weeping lime, walnut and cherry. Paddock land with maturing oak and beech trees. Mixed deciduous hedge and access to the Essex Way footpath which leads along the river to Dedham village.
The house stands in a convenient location on the outskirts of Dedham village and within walking distance to Milsoms restaurant. It is close to, and enjoys views over, the River Stour along with a spectacular vista of the Dedham Vale and Stratford St Mary Church in the distance.
The historic and picturesque village of Dedham is within walking distance across the fields and has been made famous by the painter John Constable. It stands amidst some of the most picturesque country in East Anglia in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dedham has a magnificent church and offers a good and interesting range of local shops, restaurants and pubs. There are playing fields, a primary school and the village is also home to The Munnings Museum. The historic town of Colchester and Suffolk's county town of Ipswich provide an extensive range of shopping, commercial, recreational and educational facilities.
The main A12 dual carriageway is close by with excellent access to London's M25, the east coast ports, Stansted Airport, Cambridge and The Midlands via the M11. Regular mainline services run to London's Liverpool Street station from Manningtree which is just 2½ miles to the east, in approximately 55 minutes and from Colchester in about 50 minutes. The nearby east coast, together with the Stour, Orwell and Blackwater Estuaries and the reservoirs at Tattingstone and Ardleigh, provide excellent watersport opportunities and there are a number of golf courses locally at Stoke by Nayland and Colchester.
Manningtree - 2½ miles (London's Liverpool Street station - 55 minutes)
Colchester - 7 miles (London's Liverpool Street station - 50 minutes)
Ipswich - 12 miles
Directions (Post code CO7 6HN)
Driving north from Colchester on the A12, take the first turning to Dedham. Continue down the slip road and continue ignoring the first left to Langham and Boxted and taking the next right hand turn, back over the motorway. Continue past Milsoms on your left and after a further 250 yards, turn left into the drive of The Old Orchard which stands back on the left hand side.
Services Mains electricity and drainage. Metered mains water. Oil fired central heating. Solid fuel four oven AGA.
Fixtures and fittings Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including carpets and curtains, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewing By appointment with Jackson-Stops & Staff. Tel. 01473 218218.
Tenure Freehold and vacant possession upon completion.
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