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5 bedroom detached house for sale


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Property Description

Key features

  • Approaching 3,000 sq ft of versatile accommodation
  • 5 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms
  • Recently refitted kitchen breakfast room with utility
  • 3 generous reception rooms and study
  • South west facing conservatory overlooking manicured gardens
  • Double garage and extensive parking
  • Delightful private grounds of 0.5 acres
  • Convenient position on the outskirts of the village
  • Just 10 mins to Manningtree mainline station
  • Conversely only 13 mins to Colchester North Station also with direct services to London

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Characterful and well-appointed family home with versatile accommodation over three floors in attractive established grounds of half an acre. The property is conveniently located on the outskirts of this highly sought after village with easy access to the A12 and the villages of Dedham and Ardleigh. The flexible layout offers potential for six bedrooms or five and a study.

The property

The part glazed entrance door, with windows to either side opens into a spacious hallway. A door leads off to the downstairs cloakroom which has been recently re-fitted with a pedestal hand wash basin and a low level WC, there is a window to the side. Also accessed via this hallway is a generous sitting room. Two windows look to the front and a third to the side. There is a feature fireplace with a decorative wooden surround and an inset coal effect electric fire. To one side is an attractive fitted display cabinet and another useful storage cupboard.

From the entrance hall steps lead up to a second hallway from which doors lead off to the remaining reception rooms. The drawing room is a good size with a window to the front and French doors opening onto the rear patio. The room has an abundance of character with exposed timbers and a red brick chimney breast. This hosts a charming cast iron effect gas fire inset upon a brick hearth. Further glazed French doors lead into the conservatory which is under floor heated and offers a beautiful view of the established gardens. From here a pair of doors lead out onto the patio.

The kitchen breakfast room has been recently refitted and offers a charming range of wall units, display cabinets and base units with Corian work surfaces and tiled splash backs. A one and a half bowl sink drainer is inset alongside an electric hob with extractor. There is an integrated larder fridge, freezer, dishwasher and twin Siemens stainless steel ovens with warming drawer. There is a tiled breakfast bar with further storage below. A window overlooks the rear garden and part glazed doors lead to the front and rear gardens. Adjacent is a useful utility room with a window to the side. Here there are further base units with work surfaces and an inset stainless steel sink. Below there is space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer and to one end is an airing cupboard. Next door is a generous dining room with French doors and twin picture windows looking out to the rear gardens.

From the hallway stairs lead up to the first floor. This floor is split into two levels, the first gives access to the guest suite comprising a generous double bedroom with an oriel bay window to the front and a window to the side. Here there is a good range of fitted furniture including a chest of drawers, dressing table and wardrobes. Adjacent and with a window to the side is a fully tiled shower room with a double shower cubicle and rainfall head, pedestal hand wash basin and low level WC.

The second landing has a window to the front and gives access to the remaining accommodation. The master bedroom has a range of fitted furniture including twin double wardrobes, chest of drawers, dressing table and bedside tables. This is a spacious room with a dual aspect giving views over the rear gardens and a door which leads to the fully tiled ensuite shower room. Here there is a corner rainfall shower, pedestal hand wash basin, low level wc and a window to the side. Bedroom three could potentially be used as two bedrooms as it comprises two interconnected rooms both with windows overlooking the rear gardens and featuring a fitted wardrobe. Bedroom four also has a window overlooking the rear gardens and there are two fitted wardrobes and dressing table with lockers above. The family bathroom has also recently been refitted and fully tiled. The white suite comprises low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin and corner bath. There is also a useful fitted vanity unit and a window to the side.

From the first floor stairs lead up to the study which could also be used as another bedroom. Here there is a large fitted wardrobe and a window to the front which offers a far reaching view across the neighbouring countryside and farmland. From here a door gives access to a storage cupboard at the back or which is the loft access door.


Through a five bar gate a sweeping shingle drive provides ample parking for several vehicles and access to the double garage. A block paved pathway leads up to the front porch and to the side. The driveway is bordered by some deep and established beds, adjacent to the garage is an attractive side garden laid mostly to lawn and interspersed with planted island beds offering a mature selection of small trees, shrubs and roses. To one corner is a shed and greenhouse, which will remain.

The rear garden faces south east where a paved patio spans the rear of the property and a block paved path leads down and to one side. The rear garden again is laid predominantly to lawn and is boarded by some beautiful and well established planted beds. There are a selection of mature trees and raised beds. The garden is enclosed by closed board fencing, to the west side a path leads beside the house giving access to a brick store housing the oil tank and an adjacent boiler cupboard.

The double garage has twin up and over doors and a door and window to the side. Power and light is connected as well as a useful work bench and fitted cupboards.   NB: We understand that an irrigation system is installed within the grounds however this is not currently in use by the current owners.  

Entrance hall  


Drawing room 26' 2" x 22' 7" (7.98m x 6.88m)  

Conservatory 13' 1" x 10' 6" (3.99m x 3.2m)  

Dining room 18' 4" x 10' 3" (5.59m x 3.12m)  

Kitchen/breakfast room 16' 2" x 11' 9" (4.93m x 3.58m)  

Utility room  

Sitting room 16' 4" x 16' (4.98m x 4.88m)  

Master bedroom 16' 2" x 11' 11" (4.93m x 3.63m)  


Bedroom two 16' 1" x 11' 4" (4.9m x 3.45m)  

Shower room  

Bedroom three 11' 7" x 10' 3" (3.53m x 3.12m)  

Dressing room 11' 11" x 7' 10" (3.63m x 2.39m)  

Bedroom four 11' 7" x 10' 4" (3.53m x 3.15m)  


Bedroom five/study 17' 3" x 10' 2" (5.26m x 3.1m)  

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
05 October 2016


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