2 bedroom apartment for sale

Bridge Street, Bures, CO8

£210,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Covered Porchway & Entrance Lobby
  • Minstrels Galleried Landing
  • 19ft x 16ft Vaulted Sitting and Dining Room
  • 18ft x 11ft Vaulted Bedroom 1
  • Fitted Shaker Kitchen
  • Attic Room
  • Double Bedroom 2
  • Leasehold with Share of Freehold
  • Contemporary Bathroom
  • Allocated and Visitor Parking

Full description

Tenure: Share of Freehold

THE LOCATION
Bures is a most attractive and highly regarded village set on the River Stour, straddling the Essex/Suffolk borders. It has a wonderful selection of historic and period houses at its centre and a great community with well regarded primary school, village hall, large playing field, delicatessen and hairdressers. There are two pubs and an historic parish church by the river. This property overlooks the smaller village green with the river running at the back - a wonderful outlook. Bures mainline railway station is within walking distance providing shuttle trains through to Marks Tey for trains onto Colchester and London's Liverpool Street, making it ideal for a city commute. There are also regular bus services through the village up to Sudbury and down to Colchester. The surrounding area contains lovely countryside and the nearby market town of Sudbury provides a great range of shops and schooling with further facilities in Colchester.

THE PROPERTY
The Old Toll House is Grade II Listed (list entry no. 1122881 (called Newmans, 5 Bridge Street)) and full listing description can be viewed on the English Heritage website. It dates from the late 15th Century and is built on a massive oak timber frame with a hand cut clay tiled roof. This apartment is in the main part of the house at the front and the side, and contains a wealth of wonderful heavy timbers and a spectacular vaulted sitting/dining room with minstrels gallery. There is an excellent contemporary shaker kitchen and superb modern contemporary bathroom and gas fired central heating is provided. To the rear is a private parking space and there are two visitor spaces for the four residents.

SHARE OF FREEHOLD
The freehold of the building was recently purchased by the four apartment owners and they are creating a Limited Company to manage their affairs, of which the only four shareholders will be the residents. This means there will be no external service charge and maintenance of the building will be divided equally between the four, as will building insurance. It is always an advantage not to have an external or remote freeholder.

THE ACCOMMODATION

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Covered Porchway 3'6" x 3' (1.09m x 0.9m) A covered porchway with the first door serving 5a and 7a with individual bells. Fine old antique cast iron working pump.

Entrance Lobby 8' x 3'6" (2.42m x 1.09m) Coming in from the porch with stairs leading up and exposed timbers. Window to the side and meter cupboard.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Shared Landing With stairs up from the reception hall, shared with the other upstairs apartment 5a. Six panelled front door opening to:

Vaulted Sitting & Dining Room 19'6" x 16'3" (5.95m x 4.95m). A superb room with a sash window to the front and two sash windows to the side, looking right out across the village green with the river and playing field beyond - a fine outlook. The sitting area has a normal height ceiling with exposed wall and ceiling beams. The dining area is vaulted right up to the ridge with superb exposed roof timbers and a turning staircase leading up to a minstrels galleried landing. Under stairs cupboard with timber doors. Two contemporary radiators and various downlights.

Inner Hall 14' x 3' 9" (4.25m x 1.15m). With fine exposed ceiling timbers and doors to bedroom 2, the kitchen and the bathroom. Useful cloaks cupboard with pine door, downlights.

Kitchen 11' 3" x 9' 9" (3.4m x 3m). With a window at the side of the sink to the rear overlooking the car park with gardens beyond. Fine exposed wall timbers and ceiling beam. Fitted with a good range of cream shaker style base units with real oak woodblock working surfaces on three sides. Hardwood wall cupboard and matching shelves. Equipped with porcelain Franke sink and integral drainer with column mixer tap and Hotpoint dishwasher below. Space for 70cm slot in cooker (Smeg stainless steel double oven range style cooker available) and space for full height fridge/freezer (matching stainless steel Smeg appliance also available). Cupboard housing integrated washer/dryer. Riven slate style flooring and downlights.

Bedroom 2 11'5" x 10'9" (3.5m x 3.25m) With fine exposed wall and ceiling timbers, double casement window to the side, contemporary radiator, downlights.

Bathroom 9'9" x 7'6" (3m x 2.3m) Slightly "L" shaped with casement window to the rear, frosted glass lower panes. Excellent contemporary suite comprising double ended bath with side mixer tap and pop up waste, with a built in Triton T300SI shower over and glass shower screen. Low flush WC with concealed cistern and pine shelf above. Wall hung square handbasin with column mixer tap and pop up waste. Mosaic tiling, air exchanger, some exposed beams, chromium heated towel rail and downlights. Marble effect vinyl floor tiles.

ON THE SECOND FLOOR
Minstrels Galleried Landing 8'6" x 2'6" long (2.60m x 0.78m). Galleried on both sides with bannisters looking down to the sitting/dining room. Fine vaulted ceiling timbers and braces and doors to bedroom 1 and the attic room.

Vaulted Bedroom 1 18'3" x 11'3" (5.5m x 3.45m) Vaulted room with fine exposed rafters all around and central crown post with twin brackets sitting on the great crossbeam. Conservation velux window to the side with views over roofscapes. Useful eaves storage cupboard at the far end, contemporary radiator and downlights. 6'9" (2.05m) ridge height.

Attic Room 11'3" x 6' (3.45m x 1.85m) With door in from the landing and lined out with insulation and plasterboard. Potential to be another useful room with exposed timbers. Power point.

OUTSIDE
Parking One allocated space each, plus two visitor spaces for the four apartments. The space for this property is just before the wrought iron gates on the left.

MISCELLANEOUS

SERVICES We are advised that mains gas, water, electricity, drainage and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Gas fired central heating. 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 A, amount
payable 2017/2018 is 1093.83.

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS AND FIXTURES Leasehold with a share of the freehold included (please see above) Fitted carpets, curtains and blinds may be included, as can the Smeg range cooker and Smeg fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, by negotiation. Full list provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. The property is easily found just on the Essex (Colchester) side of the river bridge over from the church. To Park, turn down the side of the building and the visitor space is the shingled area right at the far end.


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
02 January 2018

Nearest stations

  • Bures (0.2 mi)
  • Chappel & Wakes Colne (3.2 mi)
  • Sudbury (4.7 mi)
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Sworders, Sudbury

53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Bures (0.2 mi)
  • Chappel & Wakes Colne (3.2 mi)
  • Sudbury (4.7 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

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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