5 bedroom detached house for saleHolton St. Mary, Nr Colchester, Suffolk
- Spacious and flexible accommodation
- 2 Reception rooms & galleried landing
- Kitchen/breakfast room, boot room & utility room
- 4 bedrooms, family bathroom and shower room
- 1 bedroom annexe
- Substantial garage/storage barn (25' x 14')
- Mature gardens in a tranquil setting
- Easy access to the A12 and Manningtree
Having been a wonderful family home for the present vendors, the property now requires a comprehensive refurbishment throughout. A converted barn with flexible accommodation, including 4/5 bedrooms and a 1 bedroom self-contained annexe, large garage/store and delightful countryside views.
This stunning barn presents weather boarded elevations under a Norfolk reed roof with straw ridge. The property offers spacious and flexible accommodation over two floors and can either be lived in as one or with a separately accessed annexe. The central front door with porch over and coach lamp to one side leads into the lobby and reception hall with exposed brickwork and timbers, boarded floor and cloakroom. Main living room with magnificent floor to ceiling brick chimney breast, deep fireplace with wood burning stove and galleried landing above with staircase access to the first floor. Dining area with glazed door and side screens either side to the terrace. Dining room with glazed double French doors to the drive, exposed brickwork and timbers with connecting door to the annexe. Kitchen/breakfast room with fitted wall and floor units incorporating double stainless steel sink and space for Range cooker with tile surround. Rear lobby with coat hanging space, built in cupboards and shelved larder with stable door to the rear drive. Utility room with double butlers sink on brick piers, storage cupboards and space for freezers.
Staircase to the first floor galleried landing with impressive cross timbers, deep airing cupboard with slatted shelves. Master bedroom with pitched ceiling and exposed timbers. Family bathroom. Bedroom two with exposed timbers and wash basin.
Landing bedroom/sewing room with door to shower room and utility area. Inner landing with bedroom three and four off either side.
Connecting door through to the annexe. Annexe bedroom with wash basin. Family bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin and stairs down to the sitting room with its glazed French door to the drive and garden together with display shelving. Dining room with deep storage cupboard. Inner lobby. Cloakroom with wash basin, WC and oil boiler. Utility area with butlers sink and part glazed stable door to the outside. Annexe kitchen with double bowl sink and range of floor units incorporating a Hotpoint double oven. Connecting door to the main barn dining room.
The property is approached off a quiet country lane through a five bar gate to a wide gravelled parking and turning area with a range of timber storage buildings and kennel. Substantial brick timber and weather boarded garage/store all under a pan tile roof (25 x 15). The garden is laid mainly to lawn with a number of mature specimen trees including oak, beech and silver birch. Extensive west facing terrace with low brick walls, York stone, and trellising at one end. Further parking at the end of the property with pretty osier weave fencing and beech tree to the rear of the property with maturing yew hedge.
Laits Barn lies between the village of Holton St Mary and Higham which is in the heart of the Stour Valley surrounded by rolling and picturesque countryside. Approximately 1½ miles to the south is the village of Stratford St
Mary with its local shops and facilities together with excellent access to the A12. The town of Manningtree is approximately 5 miles to the south east with direct mainline commuting trains to Londons Liverpool Street station (about 55 minutes).
The town of Colchester is approximately 8 miles to the south with extensive recreational and commercial facilities with direct mainline commuting trains to Londons Liverpool Street station (about 45 minutes).
The A12 dual carriageway is located approximately 1½ miles to the east which provides excellent communication routes to the A14 to the north and the M25 to the south.
Directions (Post code CO7 6NH)
Take the B1070 road from East Bergholt to Hadleigh. Continue through the village of Holton St Mary. Having passed Holton Hall take the next left signposted to Higham. Bear left at the small green and continue for a further 250 yards. On the sharp right hand bend, continue straight into the drive of Laits Barn.
Services Mains electricity and water. Private drainage system. Oil fired central heating system with two separate boilers serving the main house and annexe respectively.
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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