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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Frinton Outskirts

£790,000

Property Description

Key features

  • BACKWATER VIEWS
  • 0.75 ACRE PLOT
  • SYMPATHETICALLY RESTORED
  • SIX BEDROOMS
  • FOUR RECEPTIONS
  • 39FT DINING HALL
  • 31FT KITCHEN/DINER
  • NO ONWARD CHAIN
  • GARAGE
  • STAMP DUTY PAID

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

BUYERS INCENTIVE.... THE SELLERS WILL PAY PURCHASERS STAMP DUTY

The Ashes is a stunning Grade II listed farmhouse situated on the outskirts of Frinton, built in approximately 1490 and enjoying six bedrooms with beautiful views over the Walton Backwaters, all set in grounds of circa 0.75 of an acre.

The house has been improved and sympathetically restored by the previous and current owners. It now offers an eclectic mix of old character charm and modern, contemporary styles, which combine harmoniously together. The main feature of the farmhouse must be the extravagant 39ft dining hall with its regal stone fireplace, barrel vaulted ceiling and priory style windows. There is even a viewing gallery that looks down from the landing above.

If you love to cook and entertain then the spacious 31ft kitchen/diner is a feast for your eyes. The shaker style kitchen is light and airy with an abundance of work surfaces, two ovens and a central island complete with Teppanyaki hot plate. There is even a winery to hold the finest bottles of wine. The dining area is on a raised wooden floor with views to the front and a window seat to the side, which calls you to relax with a cup of tea and a good book. In addition to these ground floor rooms the farmhouse offers a sitting room, study, reading room and utility with two ground floor cloakrooms.

The first floor is accessed via a hidden staircase where you can find four double bedrooms. Most of the bedrooms have timber beams to walls and ceiling and have fireplaces of differing styles and designs. There are two bathrooms on this floor; The master bathroom has been arranged in a Contemporary style with double square ended Heritage bath, tiled shower and double basins inset into a marble topped vanity unit.

On the second floor there are two further character bedrooms with beams and latch style doors, which would make an ideal suite for a teenager if combined together.

As previously mentioned, the The Ashes is situated on a total plot of approximately 0.75 of an acre. Its wood lap gateway gives access onto an impressive gravel driveway, which provides parking for an abundance of vehicles and also leads to a double garage.

The gardens surround the house with nooks & crannies, secluded garden areas and an enclosed courtyard. These feature an array of mature plants, fruit trees and a pergola covered with wisteria. The secluded areas of the gardens offer a place to enjoy some quiet time, whilst the more open areas provide the perfect place for entertaining friends and family.

The nearby town of Frinton has been dubbed the “Bond Street of Essex” with its vast array of boutique style shops, cafes and restaurants and also features the well renowned greensward and seafront. It has a mainline railway station linking to London Liverpool Street, which is ideal for both the commuter and day-tripper. There is a marina within a mile of the property, with a lovely restaurant overlooking the scenic backwaters and boats moored in theharbour.

Entrance to the property is made via wooden entrance door to
ENTRANCE HALLWAY – Built in storage cupboard, stone floor, doors lead to sitting room and study.

SITTING ROOM 17’ x 14’4 – A cosy sitting room enjoying a beautiful Inglenook fireplace with open fire, an abundance of beams to ceiling and walls, built in TV and storage cupboard, Oak floor, window to front, double wooden doors open onto the dining hall, door to dining area and a wooden door opens onto a cottage style staircase leading to the first floor.

DINING HALL 39’6 x 14’9(max) – An absolutely stunning room with an impressive stone fireplace with inset wood burner, barrel vaulted ceiling and priory style windows. Another feature of this beautiful room is a viewing gallery that looks down from the landing above. Three bay windows overlook the gardens and allow light to flood into the room. Stone floor, radiators, double wooden doors open onto the sitting room with further doors to the reading room and inner hall.

KITCHEN/DINER 31’ x 15’3 – A delightful sunny aspect kitchen designed by Henderson and Redfern which is ideal for the cooking enthusiast and comprises of double bowl sink with cupboards under, granite work surface to the length of one wall having a comprehensive range of Shaker Style cupboards and drawers under, incorporating integrated dishwasher and two ovens built into housing unit, wine rack to one side. Further granite work surfaces to one wall having matching Shaker style cupboards and drawers underneath. Central Island with 5 ring gas hob, food preparation block and teppanyaki hot plate, built in cupboard with arched doors, beams to ceiling and walls, tiling to floor, alarm system, windows to side. The dining area is on a raised Oak floor with views to the front and a window seat to the side which calls you to relax with a cup of tea and a good book, radiator. Doors lead to sitting room, utility room and:-

INNER HALLWAY – With door to dining hall, tiled floor and access to

WINERY – 7’ x 4’7 Fitted with a range of triangulated, wall hanging wine racks with built in Shaker style cupboards underneath, tiled floor.

UTILITY ROOM 13’7 (max) x 11’1 – Designed by Henderson and Redfern and comprising:-Butler style sink inset into and L shaped work surface with cupboards and drawers under, built in combination oven, integrated American style fridge/freezer, built in seating with coat hooks, boiler cupboard housing Vailant gas fired boiler (NOT TESTED BY THE AGENT) we understand fromm the owner that the boiler is regularly serviced, a hot water tank and water softener are also situated here. Windows to side and rear of the utility room, part panelled walls, access to loft space, tiling to floor, windows to side and rear with door opening onto the rear courtyard. Door to:-

CLOAKROOM – Low level W.C, wall mounted wash hand basin, part panelled walls, tiled floor, window to side. Large built in storage cupboard.

STUDY 16’6 x 12’8 (max)- Character beams to ceiling and walls, window to front, radiator, doors to entrance hallway, reading room and second cloakroom.

CLOAKROOM 2 – Door from the study leads into a lobby area with wall mounted wash hand basin, tiled floor, door to W.C with high level suite and window to side.

READING ROOM 10’3 x 10’2 – Character beams to ceiling and walls, radiator, window to side and door which opens onto a secluded area of the garden.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING – Cottage style staircase lead to both the ground and second floors. A rare feature of this landing area is the wooden galleried landing which overlooks the grand dining hall; from here you can really appreciate all the features contained within this beautiful room. Part Oak floors flow through the first floor landing giving access to the bedrooms and bathrooms.

MASTER BEDROOM 16’6 x 13’ – Character beams, wooden fireplace surround with ornate cast iron grate, Oak floor, radiator, walk in wardrobe with hanging which also opens onto bedroom 2, sash window to front with views overlooking farmland and the backwaters, further window to side.

BEDROOM 2 - 14’5 x 13’4 Wooden fireplace surround with attractive cast iron grate, character beams, radiator, walk in wardrobe with hanging which also opens onto the master bedroom, Oak floor, window to front with stunning views overlooking farmland and the backwaters.

BEDROOM 3 – 18’2 (into bay) x 12’1 (max) Character beams, wooden floor, radiator, bay window to side enjoying views over farmland and the back waters, door with stairs lead to:-

ATTIC ROOMS – These rooms are currently used for storage however could have the potential to create an additional bedroom (subject to building regulations).

BEDROOM 4 – 15’4 x 10’2 Wooden fireplace surround with feature cast iron grate, radiator, Oak floor, window to front with views over farmland and the backwaters.

POWDER ROOM – Bespoke marble topped dressing table with mirror, Oak floor, built in airing cupboard, access to

MASTER BATHROOM – Having a white Heritage suite comprising of double square ended bath, walk in tiled shower cubicle with built in marble seat, low level W.C; dual white wash basins built into a bespoke marble topped vanity unit with mirrors over, one of which conceals a cupboard behind. Marble style tiles to walls, radiator, heated towel rail, tiling to floor and windows to rear.

FAMILY BATHROOM – Double ended roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, low level W.C; dual pedestal wash hand basins, character beams, radiator, part tongue and grooved panelled walls, window to side.

SECOND FLOOR – stairs lead to the first floor and doors lead off to both bedrooms which if combined together would make an ideal teenage suite.

BEDROOM 5 – 16’4 (into bay) x 13’5 A character room with wood latched door, character beams and sloping ceilings (please note that head height is slightly restricted), built in cupboard with chest of drawers to one side, electric panel heater, 2 Eaves store cupboards, bay window to side.

BEDROOM 6 – 15’ x 13’1 Once again this room has an abundance of character features with beams, latched wooden door and wooden fireplace surround, sloping ceiling (please note that head height is slightly restricted) electric panel heater, window to rear.

OUTSIDE
As previously mentioned, The Ashes is situated on a total plot of approximately 0.75 of an acre. Its wood lap gateway gives access onto an impressive gravel driveway, which provides parking for an abundance of vehicles and also leads to a DOUBLE GARAGE. The front garden is retained by a low brick wall and has been primarily laid to lawn.
The gardens surround the house with nooks & crannies, secluded garden areas and an enclosed courtyard including a pergola covered with wisteria. The gardens feature an array of mature plants and fruit trees including eating and cooking apples, pear, plum and greengage. The secluded courtyard is enclosed by a brick wall and has been laid to patio with fountain and fire burner; there is a door from the courtyard into the utility room and two gates open from the courtyard to the side garden area. Behind the garage there is a large timber storage shed, with two further sheds to the side of the garage. The secluded areas of the garden offer a place to enjoy some quiet time, whilst the more open areas provide the perfect place for entertaining friends and family.







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05 June 2018

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  • Walton-on-Naze (0.7 mi)
  • Frinton (0.9 mi)
  • Kirby Cross (1.7 mi)
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