3 bedroom detached house for saleWest Mersea, Nr Colchester, Essex
Sold STC £585,000
- Quiet location situated on Mersea Island
- Close to The Strood and access to the mainland
- Drawing room, dining room, conservatory + study
- kitchen/breakfast room + utility room
- 3 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms
- Mature and well screened garden
- Double garage with electrically operated up and over door
- Access to good country walks, the beach and sea.
A comfortable family home with well laid out accommodation standing in a mature garden setting.
White Chimneys presents rendered and painted elevations under a tiled roof. The property dates from the 1930s and has been extended and refurbished by the current owners to provide comfortable accommodation arranged over two floors. The arch headed back door with scrolled ironwork opens up into the rear lobby with doors off either side to two useful storage/utility areas with further cupboard storage space and access through to the kitchen/breakfast room with range of wall and floor units together with granite work surfaces and Rangemaster classic stove with gas rings, ceramic hob and electric oven with extractor above. Shelved pantry and separate cupboard with Environmac oil fired boiler. Glazed double French doors leads through to the conservatory which was built approximately 12 years ago with further double doors to the terrace and garden. Central ceiling fan and glazed double French doors to the sitting room with bay window, fireplace with brick surround, timber over mantel and recessed niches either side. Glazed double French doors to the dining room and arch headed glazed doors to the reception hall with a staircase to the first floor, return door to the kitchen and separate cloakroom. Study with exposed ceiling timbers.
Staircase to the first floor landing with floor to ceiling studwork and loft access. Master bedroom with range of fitted wardrobe cupboards and en suite bathroom with double wash basins and WC and separate tiled shower cubicle with multidirectional shower. Bedroom two with wardrobe cupboards and drawers together with en suite with wash basin. Good size bedroom three with range of built in wardrobe cupboards and en suite bathroom with bath and shower over, wash basin with cupboard under together with WC.
White Chimneys is set off a quiet country lane through sliding wrought ironwork gates to the in and out drive. Separate walkway with pretty tiled feature over scrolled iron hand gate with brick pathway to the front porch. Tiled porch with coach lamp over, heavy oak door with central lions head knocker and recesses either side with coach lamps. Double garage with electrically operated up and over door, concrete floor and power and light connected with tiled walkway link to the house. Lean to carport and greenhouse with small terrace. The garden is laid mainly to lawn with a number of deep shrub and herbaceous borders together with mature trees including weeping pear, weeping silver birch, crab apple and weeping cherry. Raised brick ornamental pond, timber and felt garden stores with separate access to the lane together with concrete hardstanding. The property is well screened from the next door neighbours.
White Chimneys is situated in the unspoilt surroundings of West Mersea on Mersea Island accessible from the mainland over The Strood which can be covered at high tide giving the island a special quality. It is set close to the town of West Mersea but also convenient for East Mersea village which has a Post Office/village shop and public house, and the house is close to delightful beaches and country walks. Part of East Mersea is a designated country park and there are great opportunities for bird watching and other rural pursuits. West Mersea has a traditional range of shops complemented by a small supermarket, a primary school, yacht club and sailing club and is an active community. The island provides an exceptional lifestyle which has an off the beaten track feel about it and yet the A12 and main railway line into London Liverpool Street is only 10 miles away as is the large centre of Colchester with its excellent schools and more wide spread shopping and leisure facilities.
West Mersea 4 miles
Colchester 10 miles (London Liverpool Street 55 minutes approx)
Kelvedon and A12 15 miles (London Liverpool Street 50 minutes approx)
Directions (Post code CO5 8SP)
From the mainland take the B1025 Mersea road from Colchester. Continue across The Strood and onto the island. Having done so bear left signposted East Mersea. After approximately ¼ mile continue past Daws Lane on your right and look out for the pink house on your right. Opposite the pink house, turn left down the unmarked private lane and White Chimneys is the second house down the lane on the right hand side.
Services Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired heating.
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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