5 bedroom character property for sale

Goulds Road, Alphamstone CO8

Sold STC £630,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Triple Aspect 20ft x 17ft Drawing Room
  • 22ft x 21ft T" Shaped Landing
  • Triple Aspect 27ft x 16ft Sitting Room
  • 5 Large Bedrooms
  • 17ft x 16ft Kitchen and Breakfast Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Study/Snug
  • Ample Parking & Garage Space
  • Boiler/Cloakroom plus Rear Hall
  • Overall Plot 215ft x 110ft - Around 0.55 Acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION
The house is set along a very quiet country lane, tucked away from through traffic. Opposite is a wide greensward leading in to a small cul-de-sac of prestigious houses and all along the road are some delightful period houses and cottages. Alphamstone is a small and much-favoured village set midway between the market town of Sudbury and the village of Bures in the Stour Valley. Sudbury provides an excellent range of shops, schooling and recreational facilities, together with a leisure centre and quayside theatre. Bures has a good local community and a station providing shuttle trains through to Marks Tey with fast services on to Liverpool Street. It is also an easy drive down to Colchester or Marks Tey for direct trains to London. Colchester provides excellent regional amenities. The A120 provides a fast road link across to Stansted.

THE PROPERTY
Sycamore Farm was built in two parts. The front section is Victorian built of brick and now rendered under a slate roof. Around 45 years ago a large new wing was added to the rear in rendered block construction also under a slate roof. The windows are a mixture of traditional sashes and wooden casements. The interior provides very large and bright rooms with two particularly big main reception rooms and a fabulous master bedroom in the new wing. The kitchen, bathrooms and interior are generally very dated and require modernisation but the basis is there for a really good sized country property. There is a 110' road frontage with space on either side to get access for parking and garaging and to the rear is a sweeping garden containing some very fine trees with an open aspect beyond looking out across the valley, fields and woodlands - a fine outlook.

THE ACCOMMODATION

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Galleried Reception Hall 16' 9" x 11' 6" (5.1m x 3.5m) plus side hall. An impressive hall with six panel timber front door and windows on either side, further window to the front on the stairs and two glazed panels giving further light from the kitchen. Elegant turning staircase with banisters and handrail leading up to the landing, which is part galleried. Understairs cupboard and archway through to the side hall leading around to the rear. Radiator.

Front Drawing Room 20' 9" x 17' 6" (6.3m x 5.3m). A triple aspect room with sash window to the front, double sash window and porthole window to the side and a French door with windows on either side to the rear. Chimney breast with a cast iron fireplace with tiled insert and heavy timber surround and mantelpiece. Radiator.

Study/Snug 12' 6" x 11' 6" (3.8m x 3.5m). A double aspect room with sash windows to the front and side, chimney breast with inset cast iron fireplace, tiled sideslips and hearth and moulded surround and mantelpiece. Radiator.

Kitchen and Breakfast Room 17' 3" x 16' 6" (5.25m x 5m) overall. A good sized room at the back of the house with a range of windows right the way along the back wall above the sink and hob overlooking the garden and a further window to the side. Range of older Formica wall and base cupboards and working surfaces, twin bowl stainless steel sink, touch control ceramic hob and built-in Moffat oven. Requiring refitting but a good sized kitchen.

Boiler/Cloakroom 12' 6" x 8' (3.8m x 2.4m). Leading off the side hall with white low flush WC, wall mounted handbasin, range of built-in cupboards, Warm Flow oil boiler supplying central heating and hot water.

Rear Hall 20' 3" x 7' (6.1m x 2.1m). Presently providing both the rear hall and utility room but the latter could be separated off. Half-glazed back door out to the garden and in the utility area another half-glazed door and sash window to the side. Butler sink, plumbing and space for washing machine etc.

Rear Sitting Room 27' 3" x 16' 6" (8.3m x 5m). A triple aspect room with two pairs of French doors to the side, sash window to the other side and a wide bay window to the rear looking down the garden. Operational open fireplace with Adam style surround and mantelpiece, oak woodblock flooring, ornate ceiling cornice and rose.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR
"T" Shaped Landing 22' 3" x 21' 6" (6.75m x 6.5m). With gallery rail overlooking the stairwell and sash window to the front, casement window to the rear and radiator. Linen cupboard with shelving and airing cupboard.

Bedroom 1 23' 6" x 16' 6" (7.1m x 5m). At the back of the house above the rear sitting room, a triple aspect room with two sash windows on either side and a triple sash window at the rear, all with fine country views. Two radiators.

Bathroom 1 12' x 7' (3.65m x 2.1m). With older white suite comprising cast iron bath, low flush WC and pedestal handbasin. White tiled splashbacks, sash window to the side. Agent's Note: A door could be added on the landing to make this bedroom and the bathroom en suite.

Bedroom 2 21' 3" x 13' 3" (6.45m x 4m). A triple aspect room with sash window to the front, double sash window to the side and double sash window to the rear looking down the garden. Good range of fitted wardrobe cupboards all along one side.

Bedroom 3 14' 9" x 11' 3" (4.5m x 3.4m), including wardrobes. With two sash windows to the front, built-in wardrobe cupboards all along one end with two pairs of sliding doors.

Bathroom 2 9' 3" x 6' (2.8m x 1.8m). With window to the rear, matching pale coloured older suite comprising panelled bath, kidney shaped handbasin set into vanity surface with cupboards below and low flush WC.

Bedroom 4 12' 6" x 11' 6" (3.7m x 3.5m). A dual aspect room with sash windows to the front and side, cast iron fireplace.

Bedroom 5 12' 3" x 9' (3.7m x 2.75m). With sash window to the side. Radiator.

THE GARDENS
The house stands back 25' from the road opposite a wide green verge, giving a very pleasant outlook. Across the front is a low brick wall with pillars and wrought iron railings in between and a fine pair of wrought iron gates at the front with a wide flagstone path up to the front door. To the right is a driveway (also giving access to Magnolia Barn) leading down alongside the house with plenty of space for parking and room to construct a garage/cartlodge. There is a pedestrian gateway on the left and also space there to build a garage/cartlodge, or perhaps to create an in and out driveway running across the front of the house. To the left hand side of the house is a lawn, fenced boundary, large conifer tree and a big sequoiadendron tree right in the front corner.

Behind the house is a terraced area opening on to a lawn with a pond, which sweeps right down to the far end with a number of fine trees including a great walnut, oak, ash and various fruit trees including cooking apple and greengage. The left hand boundary is fenced adjoining a large bungalow (the former stables) and the right hand boundary has a picket fence with the former farm barn, now a delightful house alongside. The rear boundary is just a post and wire fence to take advantage of the simply wonderful views across the valley, fields and woodland behind. Overall plot 110' frontage x 215' deep - around 0.55 acres, subject to survey.

MISCELLANEOUS

SERVICES We are advised that mains water, electricity and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Central heating powered by oil with large steel oil storage tank at the rear. Drainage is to a private system. Please note we have not carried out a survey, nor tested the plumbing, heating, electrical or drainage systems. House purchasers are always advised to have a survey.

COUNCIL TAX Braintree District Council (Tel: 01376 552525) advise Charge Band G, amount payable 2017/2018 2,627.92.

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS AND FIXTURES Freehold with immediate vacant possession We have not inspected the title deeds. Carpets, curtains and other fixtures may be available, by separate negotiation. Full list provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. From Sudbury turn left at the bottom of Ballingdon Hill. Drive along the valley, through Great Henny towards Lamarsh. In Lamarsh just past the telephone box turn on the Alphamstone Road (signposted Alphamstone and Pebmarsh). Pass Burnt House on the left and climb up the hill, coming into Alphamstone. At the top by the small green, turn left into Goulds Road (signposted Goulds Farm and Cleese Hall). From Bures take the Henny Road on the Essex side of the river, passing under the railway bridge by the station and follow uphill towards Lamarsh.


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Nearest stations

  • Bures (1.9 mi)
  • Sudbury (3.6 mi)
  • Chappel & Wakes Colne (4.2 mi)
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53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

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53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Bures (1.9 mi)
  • Sudbury (3.6 mi)
  • Chappel & Wakes Colne (4.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sworders, Sudbury

53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 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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