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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Nayland, Essex/Suffolk Borders

Sold STC £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed period property
  • Three bedrooms complemented by three bathrooms
  • Stunning Kitchen/breakfast/garden room with river views
  • Characterful dining room and sitting room
  • Established cottage gardens with summerhouse and private jetty
  • Garage and adjacent studio offering potential to extend (stpp)
  • Just a 15 minute drive to Colchester mainline station

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Beautifully restored, this most charming home enjoys an exceptional and secluded waterside setting with delightful south facing gardens and Jetty onto the millstream. A magical riverside retreat, the property is tucked away in this desirable Stour Valley village on the Suffolk border which offers direct access to a mainline station and excellent local schooling.

The Property

Approached through a discreet solid gate inset within a characterful brick wall, a brick path leads through a further gate into a wonderful 'secret' garden providing a tremendous feeling of peace and seclusion.

Immediately to the right is a good sized garage which is currently divided into a workshop and separate utility area with plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble dryer and a window overlooking the garden. There is potential to link this building to the main house and possibly to extend further across to the area where the studio is currently sited or conversely create further secure parking (subject to planning permission). The studio is well insulated and is currently utilised as a comfortable office and occasional guest room.

Whilst the house could be entered immediately through a white door under a pretty porch into the rear hall, the usual entrance is via an attractive stable door directly into the charming country kitchen. The kitchen has a vaulted ceiling featuring beautifully preserved beams. It is fitted with simple bespoke hand painted units (built by the Master Carpenter John Hilliard) with extensive work surfaces of honed granite and solid French oak. The focus of this area is a cream two door Aga with adjacent two zone electric hob, whilst a French farmhouse style butlers sink is well placed beneath a window which provides lovely views out across the gardens. There is plenty of space for additional appliances such as a fridge, freezer and dishwasher. The kitchen area flows through to a light and airy breakfast room which enjoys stunning southerly views out across the Millstream to the leafy riverbank on the other side. The muted painted floorboards continue through to the vaulted bespoke garden room with casement windows to all three sides benefiting from superb south westerly light and views along the Millstream to the stretch of river beyond. French doors lead out directly to the terrace.

Leading off directly from the kitchen with mellow brick flooring, the dining room has exposed beams and a brick chimney breast with bressumer and hearth. Currently sealed with a register plate, the fireplace could easily house a wood burner. To either side of the breast there are fitted cupboards and shelving. The room has a double aspect, benefiting from plenty of southerly light and the views are framed by meticulously maintained leaded casement windows. An oak arch with good headroom leads into the sitting room. Wide French oak floorboards are a feature of the sitting room which also has an old soft red brick chimney breast with inset wood burning stove and brick hearth. The broad casement windows capture the afternoon sun. The rear hallway gives access to a useful shower room with period style white fittings. A winding bespoke solid wood staircase leads up to two good sized bedrooms and is lit by a pretty casement window. Bedroom two is a charming double with a west facing window and inter connecting door to the main bedroom if required. Bedroom three could be utilised as a double or a generous single. It enjoys beautiful views out across the gardens to the Millstream. There is the potential to reinstate a corridor within this room to allow the adjacent bathroom to be used by both bedrooms two and three. The bathroom has a white suite, including bath, with suitable period style fittings. It has an airing cupboard and plenty of light from two windows. A broad oak staircase leads up from the dining area to the master bedroom. This room has wonderfully conserved period features including a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a crown post. This superbly proportioned room includes a cleverly hidden ensuite with Teuco condensing shower enclosure and wash hand basin on marble stand.

Outside

The enchanting setting and beautiful gardens, which benefit from sun throughout the day, are a key feature of the property and lead down to the Millstream. There is a generous private jetty enabling the prospective owner to make the most of the special waterside location and enjoy the views out across the river.
The cottage gardens are well stocked with a mixture of shrubs, small trees, climbers and perennials with different areas of interest including: a timber pergola, garden shed/potential greenhouse ( 11'8" x 4'9"), summerhouse (7'7" x 6') and extensive brick terrace.




 

Hallway  

WC  

Sitting room 16' 9" x 11' 11" (5.11m x 3.63m)  

Dining room 13' x 11' 9" (3.96m x 3.58m)  

Kitchen 16' 7" x 7' 10" (5.05m x 2.39m)  

Breakfast/Garden room 16' x 12' 2" (4.88m x 3.71m)  

Utility room  

Garage/Workshop 13' 8" x 10' (4.17m x 3.05m)  

Studio 10' 4" x 8' 4" (3.15m x 2.54m)  

Master bedroom 18' 11" x 12' 6" (5.77m x 3.81m)  

Ensuite  

Bedroom two 12' 5" x 8' 4" (3.78m x 2.54m)  

Bedroom three 12' 9" x 8' 5" (3.89m x 2.57m)  

Bathroom  

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
08 August 2016

Nearest stations

  • Bures (4.4 mi)
  • Colchester (5.0 mi)
  • Chappel & Wakes Colne (5.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fenn Wright, Signature Home Sales North Essex

146 High Street, Colchester, CO1 1PW

01206 916074 Local call rate

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fenn Wright, Signature Home Sales North Essex

146 High Street, Colchester, CO1 1PW

01206 916074 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

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

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Nearest stations

  • Bures (4.4 mi)
  • Colchester (5.0 mi)
  • Chappel & Wakes Colne (5.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fenn Wright, Signature Home Sales North Essex

146 High Street, Colchester, CO1 1PW

01206 916074 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

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

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