5 bedroom detached house for saleMount Bures, Colchester, CO8
- 2391 sqft house with individual design features.
- Private, established corner plot with kitchen garden.
- 4/5 bedrooms, 3/4 receptions, 3 bath/shower rooms
- Kitchen opening into conservatory/breakfast room.
- High-tariff solar income until 2036.
- Impressive reception hall with double height glazed gable.
- Easy Access to Bures & Chappel Railway Stations.
This bespoke five/six-bedroom family home displays impressive exterior and interior design features along with generous and flexible living accommodation totaling 2,391 square feet – all set within a beautifully established corner plot.
Both the ground and first floors draw light from, and centre on a striking dining hall with a vaulted double height glazed gable end, which also provides stunning elevated views of the Stour valley.
The ground floor reception space includes a dual-aspect drawing room, a relaxing sitting room - plus a study which could be used as a sixth bedroom if required. The kitchen is well designed and is open-plan to the bespoke all-year conservatory. Leading from the kitchen is a utility/boot room and a separate scullery.
The spacious master bedroom has both an en-suite bath/shower room and dressing room, plus there is a guest bedroom with en-suite bath/shower room, a family bath/shower room, plus a ground floor cloakroom and a cloaks cupboard.
Mount Bures is a lovely rural location with a church, village hall and a modest number of houses and cottages of varying periods. Bures village and railway station is just over a mile away, whilst Colchester town is to the south offering extensive amenities, and the market town of Sudbury lies to the north.
THE GROUND FLOOR IN DETAIL
Upon stepping into the reception hall may we recommend firstly opening the door on your left – revealing the striking dining hall. This reception room is quite outstanding in its architectural design - a bespoke commission by the current vendors displaying a vaulted double height glazed gable end, allowing scenes onto the immaculate front landscaped garden, and from the hardwood turning stairway and galleried landing above stunning elevated views over the outlying Stour Valley. The flooring beneath you, like the reception hall and drawing room plus two further ground floor rooms, is real teak woodblock flooring and the window joinery is of Iroko. There is a built-in cloaks cupboard in this room with two doors either side of this.
To your left you enter the second reception room - this dual aspect drawing room features a red brick chimney breast with a coal effect gas fire [L.P.G.] in-situ, plus note the two windows above either side. There are also French doors with full-length side windows offering access and views, respectively, to the rear garden.
The door to the right of the cloaks cupboard brings you firstly to the location of the bespoke kitchen open-plan into an all-year double glazed conservatory. High quality light wood kitchen cabinetry is complemented with granite effect laminate work surfaces and included are the following integrated appliances: Bosch double oven, a four-zone touch control ceramic hob and chimney extractor hood above. There is also space for a freestanding fridge freezer. And the lovely terracotta floor tiles continue into the conservatory.
Off the kitchen to the left is a separate scullery – fitted with a 1½ s/s sink with space and plumbing for a dishwasher. The door on the right of the kitchen opens to a utility/boot room – fitted with eye level cupboards, with space and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. This room also acts as a handy boot room with an external door to the rear garden. The additional door connects to the integral double garage.
To the left of the dining hall is a pivotal room for a property of this calibre – the study [as currently used]. Equally this room offers flexible living options as the sixth bedroom.
Returning to the reception hall and entering the room on your right reveals a third reception room. Triple aspect views and independent underfloor heating are features of this room, and together with the convenience of the ground floor cloakroom off the reception hall [fitted with a hand wash basin and W.C.] equally makes for an additional ground floor bedroom.
THE FIRST FLOOR IN DETAIL
Emanating off the gallery landing are four bedrooms plus the family bath/shower room, and the double doors are to an airing cupboard. Locating the spacious principal suite you initially enter into the en-suite dressing room [dual aspect and currently used as a second study with the option to convert into a separate bedroom].
The large master bedroom with vaulted ceiling is wonderfully bright and airy with dual aspect elevated views taking in this enchanting landscape, and note the mirror finish built-in wardrobes to one wall. The luxurious en-suite bath/shower room has the benefit of a bath and separate shower.
Bedroom two also has an en-suite bathroom making an ideal guest room [with wall-mounted Mira Advance shower], and enjoys rear aspect views to the garden and outlying countryside. The large third bedroom offers elevated dual aspect views to the rear and side and includes extensive built-in wardrobes. Bedroom four is front facing like the master bedroom. The lovely fresh white family bath/shower room is of harmonizing design to the en-suite in the master bedroom.
There is a retractable ladder to the loft which features three separate areas. The middle eaves section is carpeted and an ideal hobbies/games room, whilst to either side are doors to eaves storage.
OUTSIDE AND GARDEN
Hammel Lodge resides within a large and established landscaped corner plot, opposite the village green.
An attractive flower, shrub and tree screened frontage, curving round to the garage, affords privacy, whilst stunning elevated views over the outlying Stour Valley and front garden are captured through the ingenuity of the bespoke double height glazed gable end.
The un-overlooked foliage and fence enclosed rear garden is a delight - commencing with a raised sun/alfresco dining decking area with French doors from the drawing room and conservatory, looking out over a superbly well-stocked kitchen garden [although a lawn could easily be reinstated] and wonderfully established flowers, shrubs and trees. The sheds will remain. There are left and right hand side timber gates to the front of the property, with an area on the left for compost/waste bins.
Double Garage & Parking
There is an integral double garage with an up-and-over door, rear pedestrian door and window, plus side connecting door to the utility room. Internally there is power and lighting, plus a painted concrete floor, plasterboard ceiling, and is the location of the Grant oil condensing boiler. The block paved driveway provides off-road parking for three/four vehicles.
The 4 KW Photovoltaic solar roof panels produce approximately 4,000 units per annum*, currently receiving/producing 52.91p per unit - around £2,000, plus free electricity during the day. A high tariff contract is index linked until 2036. [*Long term average 3913 units].
Sudbury Town Centre: 6.6 miles. Bures Train Station: 1.2 miles. London Liverpool Street: 70 minutes by fast train service. Sudbury Town Centre: 6.6 miles.
POINTS TO NOTE
The conservatory, dining hall and sitting room all feature self-cleaning glass. There is a safe with the property. Select furnishings may be available by separate negotiation.
Mains: electricity and water. Off mains: oil (modern UPVC oil tank), L.P.G. connection (for drawing room fire), and private drainage (septic tank with treatment plant).
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