7 bedroom house for sale

John De Bois Hill, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7

Under Offer £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5344 sqft square foot modern home
  • Two-bedroom annex
  • Superb specification throughout
  • Two acres of landscaped grounds
  • Swimming pool and tennis court
  • Exceptional master bedroom suite
  • Excellent train links to London

Full description

The House
Oak House is an outstanding modern home providing substantial living accommodation finished to exceptional standards after a top-to-bottom renovation and extension. The house makes for a superb family home and has the benefit of being located within commuting distance of the City of London.

The ground floor includes a very light, L-shaped kitchen living room that overlooks the rear garden. This takes light from two sets of doors that overlook the rear garden and from two impressive dome skylights. As well as the normal appliances the kitchen includes a Gaggenau warming tray and steam oven, a barbeque grill and a wine fridge. Many of the appliances are incorporated into a central island/breakfast bar making this a social kitchen; very much the hub of the ground floor. The open plan living/dining areas have a mix of gloss tiles an oak flooring and centre on a marble fireplace.

Other ground floor accommodation includes a spacious sitting room with solid wood flooring and two bay windows, a study, a cinema room, a rubber floor gymnasium, a WC, an entrance hall and a utility room.

There are five bedrooms on the first floor of the main house. Like much of the ground floor, the master bedroom suite was created when the property was extended in 2012 and this is a very impressive space akin to that of a luxury hotel suite. It includes a sitting area of its own which has space for several chairs and sofas, a walk-through wardrobe, a second walk-in-wardrobe with shoe shelves and ample hanging space, and a beautiful en-suite bathroom (with his-and-hers sinks, a freestanding bath and double cubicle shower).

The master suite has direct access to a balcony that spans the width of the rear of the house and which takes in views of the garden and Ardleigh Reservoir in the distance. The two additional guest suites also have access to the same balcony and their own shower rooms. A family bathroom is shared by the three remaining bedrooms found on that level.

The Annex
A two-bedroom annex is located above the garage. This is accessed via its own staircase giving it separation from the other bedrooms. This has easy access to a ground floor shower room and utility room and, as such, it could be ideal as accommodation for older teenagers or a nanny.

The Grounds
The house sits in grounds that total just over two acres. To the front the property is set back and screened completed screened from John de Bois Hill and there is an in-and-out driveway with a turning circle and access to the double garage. There are many established trees throughout the grounds and our clients have landscaped extensively to create a wonderful setting and a fabulous entertaining space in the summer months.

As the photos shows there is a hard surface tennis court and a screened outside swimming pool with a pool house. There are a number of detached outbuildings for storage and the garden is entirely private. The rear boundary has been left open to enjoy a view towards Ardleigh reservoir.

Much of the property has underfloor heating and the property had wooden sash windows fitted in recent years. Buyers should note that the cinema system, the gym equipment, the range of fitted walnut cupboards found in the office and the main sitting room and the blinds are available subject to separate negotiation.

The Location
John De Bois Hill is located on the fringes of the village of Ardleigh between Colchester and Manningtree in North Essex. This rural area is popular among City commuters who can catch mainline services from either Manningtree or Colchester train stations with journey times of sixty and fifty minutes respectively.

There is a good primary school in the Ardleigh and the nearby towns of Colchester and Ipswich provide a range of excellent private schooling as well as all necessary services. The area is known for its excellent sailing facilities on the river Stour.

We understand the property is heated by an oil-fired heating system and is connected to mains water and electric. EPC rating D. A short right of access way runs along the south west boundary allowing access to the reservoir - we understand this has not been accessed in at least a decade.

Before booking a viewing of any Bloomfield Grey instruction we suggest that buyers view its full online details including the streetview representation, the site map, the satellite view and the floor plan. If you have any questions then please contact Bloomfield Grey.


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
18 July 2018

Nearest stations

  • Hythe (2.5 mi)
  • Wivenhoe (4.0 mi)
  • Colchester Town (3.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Bloomfield Grey, Colchester

Bloomfield Grey Limited, Barn 1, Runkins Corner Farm, Langham Lane, Boxted, Colchester, CO4 5HZ.

01206 916217 Local call rate

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Bloomfield Grey, Colchester

Bloomfield Grey Limited, Barn 1, Runkins Corner Farm, Langham Lane, Boxted, Colchester, CO4 5HZ.

01206 916217 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Hythe (2.5 mi)
  • Wivenhoe (4.0 mi)
  • Colchester Town (3.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Bloomfield Grey, Colchester

Bloomfield Grey Limited, Barn 1, Runkins Corner Farm, Langham Lane, Boxted, Colchester, CO4 5HZ.

01206 916217 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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