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2 bedroom cottage for sale

Brook Street, Dedham, Colchester

Withdrawn from Market £415,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Surprisingly spacious accommodation with light and airy rooms
  • Vaulted main bedroom with exposed beams
  • South facing double reception room with wood burning stove
  • Country kitchen with delightful views
  • Secluded terraced garden with leafy views across the grounds of Dedham Hall
  • Well served village community with good transport links

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Delightful Grade II Listed village home retaining a wealth of period features and benefiting from a good sized reception room and vaulted bedroom with a country kitchen leading out to a secluded terraced garden. Perfectly located just a few steps from the village centre with access to a wealth of amenities and benefiting from a southerly orientation and enjoying wonderful leafy views over the grounds of Dedham Hall.

The property

Approached by a pretty wrought iron gate, a brick path flanked by herbaceous borders leads to the side entrance of the cottage. Beneath a welcoming porch, a solid wood door opens into a spacious hallway with quarry tiled floor. A discreet coats cupboard also houses the Vaillant gas boiler and there is a separate small understairs cupboard.

The sitting room is beautifully proportioned and has attractive exposed beams. Two broad windows face south flooding the room with light. The focal point of the room is a soft red brick chimney breast Inglenook fireplace, with a brick hearth and oak bressumer housing an efficient Clearview multi-fuel wood burner. Leading from the reception room is a surprisingly spacious kitchen.

The well-appointed kitchen has a range of Shrieber wooden white units which have been cleverly fitted to make the most of the space. Extensive cashmere white granite work surfaces and upstands in an 'antique' finish complete the kitchen, with an under mounted Franke sink being well placed beneath a broad window. Appliances include: Neff double oven and grill, Neff induction hob and Bosch slimline dishwasher. Tucked away behind a beam is the utility area which also has a granite topped area beneath a window, with space for a washing machine and fridge/freezer. Finally, the room features striking exposed beams, a semi-vaulted ceiling, quarry tiled floor and a door leads out to the courtyard garden with a porch providing shelter.

Returning to the hallway, the family bathroom has a white suite including a cast iron bath with shower over. The easy rising staircase leads up to the first floor landing and is lit by a tall south facing window offering glimpses of the Wisteria.

The main bedroom has superb proportions with south facing double height dormer windows offering leafy views and making the room extremely light and airy. The vaulted ceiling features superb exposed beams that are well preserved. There is a deep cupboard for clothes and a niche to the side of the chimney breast provides additional storage. Within the breast is a small original fireplace.

Bedroom two is a charming room, currently housing a small double bed. it is currently also used as a study, enjoying wonderful views across the gardens of Dedham Hall towards the pond from both windows.


The secluded courtyard garden provides peace and tranquillity with plenty of space to sit and enjoy the sun throughout the day in the summer months. It has brick terracing wrapping around the rear of the property with Wisteria, Honeysuckle and Jasmine. It benefits from the 'borrowed landscape' of the adjoining grounds of Dedham Hall. There is a useful brick built garden shed with mellow pan tiled roof. A wrought iron gate leads back to the garden path linking to the front door and the side of the house.  

Entrance hall  


Sitting room 20' 7" x 10' 5" (6.27m x 3.18m)  

Kitchen 15' 5" x 8' (4.7m x 2.44m)  

Master bedroom 20' 5" x 10' 11" (6.22m x 3.33m)  

Bedroom two 10' 1" x 9' (3.07m x 2.74m)  

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
25 August 2016


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