Great Horkesley, Colchester, Essex

Abutting a private lake with fishing rights, this exceptionally well-presented two bedroom detached bungalow offers accommodation comprising 22ft sitting room, garden room/bedroom three, modern kitchen, two double bedrooms and bathroom . Benefits include, garaging, parking and south facing gardens.

  • Abutting a private lake with fishing rights
  • Exceptionally presented detached bungalow
  • 22ft sitting room with bi-folding doors to rear wood burning stove
  • Garden room/bedroom 3
  • Modern 15ft kitchen
  • Separate utility
  • Two double bedrooms and bathroom
  • Generous south facing gardens with views across lake
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Abutting a private lake, this exceptionally well-presented two bedroom detached bungalow is a true hidden gem, nestled within private south-facing gardens on a much sought after road, situated within the ever-popular North Essex village of Great Horkesley. Extended and refurbished by the current owners whilst being offered to the market for the first time in 21 years, the property offers low maintenance, high specification materials including oak bi-folding doors, UPVC double glazing throughout, herringbone patterned brick fireplace with inset 'Colne Stoves' wood burning stove and Hammond fitted wardrobes. Offering convenient access to the A134, A12 trunk road, range of amenities including village stores, post office and public house within this well-served village, further benefits to the property include garaging, workshop and south facing gardens abutting a privately owned lake.

Double UPVC doors with central oval obscure glass windows to front opening to:

ENTRANCE HALL: 7' 3" x 6' 5" (2.21m x 1.97m) With stripped wood effect flooring throughout, central light fitting and two-panel glazed door opening to:

SITTING ROOM: 22' 6" x 13' 2" (6.86m x 4.02m) Forming the principal reception room of the property and forming a southerly rear aspect with oak internal frame bi-folding doors opening directly to the rear terraced, gardens beyond and lake distant. Notable room features include central red brick fireplace with herringbone patterned hearth and inset 'Colne Stoves' multi-fuel burning stove. Stripped wood effect wood flooring throughout, skirting and range of ceiling of wall lights. Two-panel glazed door and step down to:

GARDEN ROOM/BEDROOM 3: 13' 1" x 11' 5" (3.99m x 3.50m) Forming a single storey addition to the property and enjoying dual aspect with windows to side and south facing oak internal frame bi-folding doors to rear. Stripped wood effect flooring throughout, rows of spotlights and 8ft ceiling heights.

KITCHEN: 15' 3" x 7' 3" (4.67m x 2.23m) A Royal Dolton galley style kitchen fitted with a matching range of base and wall units with chrome handles, worktops over and upstands above. Ceramic single sink unit with vegetable drainer to side, mixer tap over and window to front affording views over gardens. Fitted appliances include a Zanussi oven with four-ring Hotpoint hob over and extraction above. Further useful fixtures include a Patmore water softener. Space and plumbing for an American style fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Range of spotlights, stripped wood effect flooring throughout and clouded panel glazed sliding door to:

UTILITY ROOM: 5' 10" x 3' 7" (1.78m x 1.11m) With door to useful storage recess with fitted shelving. Space and plumbing for washing machine/dryer. Clouded panel glazed door to outside.

INNER HALL: Forming a front to rear access route linking the bedrooms and family bathroom with clouded glazed window to rear and hatch to loft. Door to storeroom with useful fitted shelving and further storage space above.

BEDROOM 1: 11' 10" x 10' 2" (3.62m x 3.10m) Situated to the rear of the property with stripped wood effect flooring throughout, Hammond fitted wardrobes and clouded glazed window to side with further window to rear affording a southerly aspect with outstanding views over the gardens and lake beyond.

BEDROOM 2: 10' 11" x 8' 0" (3.33m x 2.44m) With window to front and side, stripped wood effect flooring throughout and Hammonds fitted wardrobes.

FAMILY BATHROOM: 8' 9" x 8' 0" (2.68m x 2.44m) Principally tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, wall-hung wash hand basin and bath with tiling above. Fully tiled separately screened shower unit with chrome shower attachment, spotlights throughout and clouded glazed windows to side.

Outside A discretely situated on Ivy Lodge Road, the property is approached via a pressed gravel driveway providing parking for approximately three/four vehicles. Bordered by a single expanse of lawn with further gravelled border to front, fencing to front and side and various paths and walkways. Direct access is provided from the driveway to:

GARAGE: 20' 5" x 8' 5" (6.24m x 2.59m) With up-and-over door to front, light and power connected and useful alcove to rear with door to outside.

WORKSHOP: 15' 1" x 7' 8" (4.60m x 2.35m) With door to front, light and power connected and window to rear.

GARDEN South facing gardens are a truly outstanding feature of the unique property, enjoying a sloping gradient away from the property with a single expanse of lawn interspersed via a raised paved terrace, central slate chip walkway and various low-level seating areas providing an idyllic aspect over the lake with its range of fish, wildlife and attractive views. The gardens continue to the east with useful timber framed external store, low-level log store and fenced border.

SERVICES: Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. Oil fired heating to radiators. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.

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