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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Layer Road, Kingsford, Colchester

Sold by Us £835,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Recently renovated and extended house
  • Extending to approx. 2328 sq.ft
  • Stunning bespoke kitchen with Aga
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Family room
  • Master bedroom with new en-suite
  • Three further bedrooms and family bathroom
  • Large garden store, two sheds and summerhouse
  • Rear terrace with pergola
  • Beautiful wooded gardens extending to over an acre

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

PROPERTY Waylands Lodge is a substantial detached family house with light and well-proportioned rooms. The house is understood to date from the 1980s and has been altered and extended over the years, including a single storey extension added in 2016. It has undergone a comprehensive programme of refurbishment including new uPVC windows, a stunning hand-made kitchen, a new en-suite bathroom, new staircase and general redecoration throughout.

The solid oak front door opens to an entrance lobby with double glazed doors which open to the entrance hall which has oak flooring. Doors open to the sitting room, which is triple aspect and has a woodburner, and the family room which has oak flooring. A passageway leads to a side hall off which is a wet room with WC, shower and basin and a separate WC with travertine floor.

To the rear of the house, overlooking the garden is a superb bespoke kitchen by Churchill Brothers with Travertine flooring, handmade cupboard and drawer units with Silestone worktops, inset double Belfast sink with mixer tap, and integrated electric five door Aga with four ring gas hob module, Bosch integrated fridge and Smeg dishwasher. There is ample dining and living space and double doors provide access to the rear garden, as well as having windows with views of the garden.

Similar to the kitchen, the utility room has travertine floor with a range of units with a stainless steel sink, space for washing machine and tumble dryer, door to garden and space for fridge freezer.

On the first floor, there is the master bedroom which has built in cupboards and an en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle with Aqualisa shower, WC, hand basin, and travertine tiles. There are also a further three bedrooms and a family bathroom, with Aqualisa shower, panelled bath, WC, hand basin, tiled floor and fully tiled walls.

SITUATION Waylands Lodge is situated in Kingsford, a small hamlet on the edge of the popular village of Layer de la Haye which has good local amenities including a primary school, two public houses and a village store. Colchester is only 3 miles away and offers a wide range of shopping and recreational facilities as well as mainline rail service to London Liverpool Street taking about 55 minutes.

There are a number of well-regarded schools in the area including Colchester Royal Grammar School, Colchester High School, St Mary's and Holmwood House.

OUTSIDE The property is approached through remote control wrought iron gates opening to a large gravel driveway with plenty of parking and turning space with a variety of shrubs and trees including yew, hazel, laurel and conifer.

A paved terrace spans the rear of the house with a timber pergola at one end adorned with climbing plants. The former garage cannot be accessed with a vehicle but provides extremely good storage space and has an up and over door, pedestrian door and power and light. There are two further timber garden sheds. The garden is laid to lawn with well stocked beds of lavender and other shrubs with many mature trees. Halfway down the garden is a small wildlife pond and a timber summerhouse with power and light connected.

An area of orchard has been planted with a variety of fruit trees including apple, pear and plum and there is a kitchen garden with raised beds and an adjacent greenhouse. At the bottom of the garden is a stream and this backs onto an area of woodland. There are many mature specimen trees in the garden including pine, birch, oaks and hazel.

SERVICES Mains electricity, water and gas are connected. Gas-fired central heating. Electric Aga. Private drainage.  

TENURE & METHOD OF SALE The property is being offered for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion 

LOCAL AUTHORITY Colchester Borough Council. Tel No 01206 222282
Council Tax Band G. 

VIEWINGS Strictly by prior appointment via the vendors Sole Agents, Nicholas Percival, on 01206 563222 or email Ref 10767. 

RIGHTS OF WAY, WAYLEAVES & EAS The sale is subject to all rights of support, public and private rights of way, water, light, drainage and other easements, quasi-easements and wayleaves, all or any other like rights, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.  

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13 July 2017


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