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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Ardleigh

Guide Price £675,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed period house
  • Range of useful outbuildings
  • Grounds extending to 1.1 acres
  • Wealth of character and exposed timbers
  • Oil fired central heating
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga
  • Large utility room

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A Grade II Listed 4 bedroom detached period house, situated in grounds extending to approx. 1.1 of an acre with a range of useful outbuildings in a country lane setting on the outskirts of Ardleigh. The house which dates back from the 16th Century and retains a wealth of charm and character and was at one time owned by Garrick the Actor in the 18th Century. The house enjoys excellent living accommodation with 2 separate staircases providing access to the 4 bedrooms.

The property

Ground floor

The main entrance door opens to a long panelled reception hall leading front to back with leaded light window at the rear. The sitting room is a well proportioned room with exposed timbers, large redbrick fireplace with brick and stone hearth and inset stove with open stud work through to a dining room with dual aspect, exposed timbers and an attractive shelved cupboard. There is a small lobby with stairs leading up to the fourth bedroom and a shower room with tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level wc.

On the other side of the hallway is a study with exposed timbers, redbrick fireplace with a cosy snug with exposed timbers leading through to the kitchen/breakfast room. This room is an impressive size with 11' high vaulted ceiling and chimney breast with inset oil fired Aga. There are granite work surfaces with cupboard and draw units under and a range of matching wall mounted cupboards as well as double bowl butler sink and space for further appliances. There is tiled flooring and a door leading to the outside, whilst a further door leads through to the utility room, an impressive sized room housing the Grant oil fired boiler again with wooden work surfaces with cupboards and draws under with inset butler sink with space and plumbing for a washing machine. There are two shelved cupboards as well as a walk-in pantry and stable door leading out to the garden. Finally on the ground floor is a second shower room with tiled shower cubicle, low level wc and wall mounted wash hand basin.

First floor

The main stairs lead from the reception hall up to a landing providing access to three of the four bedroom and a bathroom. The main bedroom enjoys exposed timbers and has a built-in wardrobe. The second bedroom is accessed from the landing with steps over and exposed timber into a good sized dual aspect bedroom with large exposed timbers and double door wardrobe. The third bedroom is a single with a wardrobe and further shelved linen cupboard as well as having access into the loft space.
The main bathroom has an attractive porthole window with roll top with claw and ball feet and pedestal wash hand basin. On the other side of the landing is a separate toilet with low level wc and pedestal wash hand basin. The final double bedroom is found off the second staircase again enjoying a dual aspect and having exposed timbers and housing the airing cupboard.

Outside and gardens

Clarkes Farm has a shared access with the neighbouring property leading round into its own shingled driveway affording ample parking and leading to the main house. Screened along the front boundary is a range of useful outbuildings including a stable, carport, open garage and workshop as well as a further second workshop building. The outbuildings all have power and light connected to them and could be suitable for a variety of uses subject to any necessary consent.

Situated along the front boundary are a number of mature trees with the gardens leading round to the side where there is a large walled shingle area with sunken pond whilst the other side is a brick pathway leading through attractive shrub beds to the rear garden. The rear garden commences with a brick patio area leading out onto expansive lawns with well stocked shrub beds and trees with a central pond with further paved patio. A gateway in a wall provides access through to a vegetable garden where there is a greenhouse and garden shed whilst located towards the end of the garden is a further timber framed outbuilding measuring 32' x 18'.

In total the grounds extend to approximately 1.1 acres forming a delightful setting to Clarkes Farm.

 

Hall  

Sitting room 17' 7" x 14' 2" (5.36m x 4.32m)  

Dining room 12' 8" x 10' 7" (3.86m x 3.23m)  

Shower room  

Study 13' 3" x 11' 7" (4.04m x 3.53m)  

Snug 14' x 8' 9" (4.27m x 2.67m)  

Kitchen/breakfast room 18' 4" x 13' 8" (5.59m x 4.17m)  

Utility room 14' 7" x 13' 1" (4.44m x 3.99m)  

Shower room  

Bedroom one 13' 2" x 11' 6" (4.01m x 3.51m)  

Bedroom two 16' 4" x 11' (4.98m x 3.35m)  

Bedroom three 10' x 8' 2" (3.05m x 2.49m)  

Bathroom  

WC  

Bathroom  

Bedroom four 17' 9" x 12' 6" (5.41m x 3.81m)  

Outbuilding 32' x 18' (9.75m x 5.49m)  

Stable 15' 7" x 9' 7" (4.75m x 2.92m)  

Cartlodge 15' 7" x 9' 6" (4.75m x 2.9m)  

Open Garage/Workshop 23' x 18' 7" (7.01m x 5.66m)  

Workshop 25' x 17' 6" (7.62m x 5.33m)  


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
12 April 2017

Nearest stations

  • Colchester (3.6 mi)
  • Hythe (3.6 mi)
  • Manningtree (4.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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146 High Street, Colchester, CO1 1PW

01206 916074 Local call rate

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146 High Street, Colchester, CO1 1PW

01206 916074 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Colchester (3.6 mi)
  • Hythe (3.6 mi)
  • Manningtree (4.0 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

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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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