Bures, Essex (For Sale) Guide Price £735,000

Detached House        3 bedroom(s)         2 bathroom(s)        3 reception room(s)

This unlisted three bedroom (2 en-suite) cottage has been comprehensively improved and comprises three reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility and cloakroom. Further benefits include garaging, workshop, stores and studio and established gardens with total plot size of approximately 0.4 acres (sts).

Contact David Burr Leavenheath on 01206 263007 or email leavenheath@davidburr.co.uk


Features:

  • An unlisted rural cottage
  • Comprehensively improved by current owner
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 17ft kitchen/breakfast room
  • Utility and separate cloakroom
  • Ground floor master bedroom and en-suite
  • 2 first floor bedrooms (1 en-suite)
  • Garage, workshop and separate store
  • 17ft studio with underfloor heating
  • Bures station 3 miles - Colchester 7 miles

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Nestled in an idyllic rural setting whilst offering convenient access to both village amenities and convenient road and rail links, Fishpits Cottage is set on a country lane serving just two other properties. The name of the cottage is understood to be derived from visiting monks of the priory at Earls Colne who would travel to this location to fish. Comprehensively improved by the current owners, the property offers particularly adaptable accommodation arranged over two floors comprising three reception rooms with a handmade, bespoke oak/granite topped kitchen/breakfast room and utility room by Knights Country Kitchens of Clare. Enjoying unlisted status, the property blends individual period features including parquet flooring, pine doors complete with Suffolk latches and exposed fireplaces seamlessly with contemporary Residence 9 wood grained-effect windows and LED spotlights. The property is further complemented by a range of outbuildings including garaging, workshop, stores and studio in addition to established gardens formally understood to be orchard land and outstanding views over gently undulating farmland. In all about 0.4 acres (subject to survey).

Panel glazed solid oak door opening to:

ENTRANCE PORCH: 6' 5" x 4' 3" (1.98m x 1.31m) With flagstone tiled flooring, windows to sides and door to:

ENTRANCE HALL: 17' 2" x 13' 4" (5.25m max x 4.08m max) An L-shaped hall with staircase off, parquet flooring and window to front. Door with Suffolk latch to:

SITTING ROOM: 15' 9" x 10' 10" (4.81m x 3.32m) Centrally sited within the open aspect reception rooms, the focal point of the sitting room is a brick fireplace with Suffolk grey brick hearth, inset wood burning stove and timber mantle over. Recessed shelving and further low-level shelving units. Central exposed timber crossbeam and opening to:

DINING ROOM: 12' 0" x 11' 4" (3.67m x 3.47m) An adaptable room enjoying a dual south easterly aspect with three-window range to side and three-panel bi-folding doors affording an open view over the terrace, gardens and farmland beyond.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 16' 9" x 11' 5" (5.12m x 3.48m) Fitted with a matching range of soft-close solid oak base and wall units with chrome handles, corner unit, part-glass fronted wall unit and walk-in larder/pantry unit with sensor lighting and oak shelving. Base units are all enhanced by granite preparation surfaces with upstands over and part-granite and part-oak window sills. A ceramic butler sink with mixer tap over and Perrin and Rowe boiling water tap, window above. Appliances include a Lacanche three-door gas/electric oven with five-ring gas hob over, plate warmer, extraction above and separate warming drawer. Fitted fridge/freezer, Bosch dishwasher and additional wall unit with central base level wire rack. Central ceiling timber, LED spotlights and afforded a dual aspect with windows to side and rear with additional French doors opening to terrace.

UTILITY ROOM: 17' 3" x 7' 3" (5.28m x 2.23m) Fitted with a comprehensive range of floor-to-ceiling storage units with solid wood handles, further range of base units comprising water purifier, further storage space and washing machine. Granite preparation surfaces over, upstands above and central ceramic Belfast sink with mixer tap over and windows to side. LED lighting throughout. Boot storage and door to outside, further door to storeroom housing water cylinder. Door with Suffolk latch opening to:

CLOAKROOM: With part tongue-and-groove panelling and fitted with ceramic WC, wash handbasin set within a base level unit and wall-mounted heated towel rail. Window to front.

GARDEN ROOM: 14' 1" x 11' 6" (4.30m x 3.52m) Enjoying a south easterly aspect and set on a brick base with glazed surround on two sides, French doors opening to the terrace and pitched roofline. Parquet flooring and Jotul stove set within a recessed fireplace with tiled hearth.

MASTER BEDROOM: 16' 3" x 11' 6" (4.97m x 3.52m) Enjoying a dual south westerly aspect and benefitting from fitted wardrobe unit, attractive views over the private gardens and door to:

EN-SUITE BATHROOM: 10' 10" x 6' 6" (3.31m x 1.99m) With tongue-and-groove panelling and fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash handbasin and corner bath, fully tiled separately screened shower unit with fixed shower attachment.

First floor

LANDING: With triangular window to side, generous sized eaves storage cupboard, door with Suffolk latch to:

BEDROOM 2: 14' 4" x 10' 0" (4.37m x 3.06m max) A double bedroom benefitting from two recessed fitted cupboards and enjoying a south westerly aspect with elevated views over the gardens and farmland distant. Door to:

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 5' 6" x 4' 5" (1.70m x 1.37m) Fitted with ceramic WC, wash handbasin set within recessed tiling and separately screened shower unit with fitted shower attachment. Wall-mounted heated towel rail.

BEDROOM 3: 13' 5" x 9' 6" (4.09m x 2.92m) Enjoying a dual south easterly aspect with window to side and rear, recessed fitted wardrobe units and outstanding views.

Outside Enjoying an idyllic setting amidst open countryside and farmland, the property retains a peaceful, rural position whilst being within striking distance of Bures with its branch line railway station, range of local amenities and convenient access to both the market towns of Colchester and Sudbury.

Upon approach to the property is a concrete area of hardstanding providing off-street parking for approximately three vehicles with direct access to the:

GARAGE: 14' 7" x 8' 6" (4.46m x 2.61m) With twin hinged doors to front, light and power connected and additional storage space above. Opening to:

WORKSHOP: 8' 4" x 5' 8" (2.56m x 1.74m) With window to side, light and power connected and fitted workbench.

STORE: 15' 7" x 9' 6" (4.77m x 2.91m) Timber framed store with fitted shelving, light connected.

STUDIO: 17' 1" x 8' 9" (5.21m x 2.69m) An adaptable outbuilding currently housing a studio space, sauna and shower room, storage space above, windows to side and double doors to rear. Underfloor heating.


GARDEN The gardens offer peace and tranquillity, adapted by the current owners to incorporate a range of fruit trees including apples and cherry with range of diverse colour including roses and perennial plants, established border hedging and a magnificent central oak tree. Various seating areas are well placed to maximise early morning to evening sunshine with expansive lawn and open views over the surrounding farmland with woodland distant.

SERVICES: Electricity is connected. Private bore hole. Private drainage. Oil fired heating. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.


Contact David Burr Leavenheath

Property viewing, strictly by prior appointment only

Phone us on 01206 263007 or email leavenheath@davidburr.co.uk


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Features:

  • An unlisted rural cottage
  • Comprehensively improved by current owner
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 17ft kitchen/breakfast room
  • Utility and separate cloakroom
  • Ground floor master bedroom and en-suite
  • 2 first floor bedrooms (1 en-suite)
  • Garage, workshop and separate store
  • 17ft studio with underfloor heating
  • Bures station 3 miles - Colchester 7 miles

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Nestled in an idyllic rural setting whilst offering convenient access to both village amenities and convenient road and rail links, Fishpits Cottage is set on a country lane serving just two other properties. The name of the cottage is understood to be derived from visiting monks of the priory at Earls Colne who would travel to this location to fish. Comprehensively improved by the current owners, the property offers particularly adaptable accommodation arranged over two floors comprising three reception rooms with a handmade, bespoke oak/granite topped kitchen/breakfast room and utility room by Knights Country Kitchens of Clare. Enjoying unlisted status, the property blends individual period features including parquet flooring, pine doors complete with Suffolk latches and exposed fireplaces seamlessly with contemporary Residence 9 wood grained-effect windows and LED spotlights. The property is further complemented by a range of outbuildings including garaging, workshop, stores and studio in addition to established gardens formally understood to be orchard land and outstanding views over gently undulating farmland. In all about 0.4 acres (subject to survey).

Panel glazed solid oak door opening to:

ENTRANCE PORCH: 6' 5" x 4' 3" (1.98m x 1.31m) With flagstone tiled flooring, windows to sides and door to:

ENTRANCE HALL: 17' 2" x 13' 4" (5.25m max x 4.08m max) An L-shaped hall with staircase off, parquet flooring and window to front. Door with Suffolk latch to:

SITTING ROOM: 15' 9" x 10' 10" (4.81m x 3.32m) Centrally sited within the open aspect reception rooms, the focal point of the sitting room is a brick fireplace with Suffolk grey brick hearth, inset wood burning stove and timber mantle over. Recessed shelving and further low-level shelving units. Central exposed timber crossbeam and opening to:

DINING ROOM: 12' 0" x 11' 4" (3.67m x 3.47m) An adaptable room enjoying a dual south easterly aspect with three-window range to side and three-panel bi-folding doors affording an open view over the terrace, gardens and farmland beyond.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 16' 9" x 11' 5" (5.12m x 3.48m) Fitted with a matching range of soft-close solid oak base and wall units with chrome handles, corner unit, part-glass fronted wall unit and walk-in larder/pantry unit with sensor lighting and oak shelving. Base units are all enhanced by granite preparation surfaces with upstands over and part-granite and part-oak window sills. A ceramic butler sink with mixer tap over and Perrin and Rowe boiling water tap, window above. Appliances include a Lacanche three-door gas/electric oven with five-ring gas hob over, plate warmer, extraction above and separate warming drawer. Fitted fridge/freezer, Bosch dishwasher and additional wall unit with central base level wire rack. Central ceiling timber, LED spotlights and afforded a dual aspect with windows to side and rear with additional French doors opening to terrace.

UTILITY ROOM: 17' 3" x 7' 3" (5.28m x 2.23m) Fitted with a comprehensive range of floor-to-ceiling storage units with solid wood handles, further range of base units comprising water purifier, further storage space and washing machine. Granite preparation surfaces over, upstands above and central ceramic Belfast sink with mixer tap over and windows to side. LED lighting throughout. Boot storage and door to outside, further door to storeroom housing water cylinder. Door with Suffolk latch opening to:

CLOAKROOM: With part tongue-and-groove panelling and fitted with ceramic WC, wash handbasin set within a base level unit and wall-mounted heated towel rail. Window to front.

GARDEN ROOM: 14' 1" x 11' 6" (4.30m x 3.52m) Enjoying a south easterly aspect and set on a brick base with glazed surround on two sides, French doors opening to the terrace and pitched roofline. Parquet flooring and Jotul stove set within a recessed fireplace with tiled hearth.

MASTER BEDROOM: 16' 3" x 11' 6" (4.97m x 3.52m) Enjoying a dual south westerly aspect and benefitting from fitted wardrobe unit, attractive views over the private gardens and door to:

EN-SUITE BATHROOM: 10' 10" x 6' 6" (3.31m x 1.99m) With tongue-and-groove panelling and fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash handbasin and corner bath, fully tiled separately screened shower unit with fixed shower attachment.

First floor

LANDING: With triangular window to side, generous sized eaves storage cupboard, door with Suffolk latch to:

BEDROOM 2: 14' 4" x 10' 0" (4.37m x 3.06m max) A double bedroom benefitting from two recessed fitted cupboards and enjoying a south westerly aspect with elevated views over the gardens and farmland distant. Door to:

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 5' 6" x 4' 5" (1.70m x 1.37m) Fitted with ceramic WC, wash handbasin set within recessed tiling and separately screened shower unit with fitted shower attachment. Wall-mounted heated towel rail.

BEDROOM 3: 13' 5" x 9' 6" (4.09m x 2.92m) Enjoying a dual south easterly aspect with window to side and rear, recessed fitted wardrobe units and outstanding views.

Outside Enjoying an idyllic setting amidst open countryside and farmland, the property retains a peaceful, rural position whilst being within striking distance of Bures with its branch line railway station, range of local amenities and convenient access to both the market towns of Colchester and Sudbury.

Upon approach to the property is a concrete area of hardstanding providing off-street parking for approximately three vehicles with direct access to the:

GARAGE: 14' 7" x 8' 6" (4.46m x 2.61m) With twin hinged doors to front, light and power connected and additional storage space above. Opening to:

WORKSHOP: 8' 4" x 5' 8" (2.56m x 1.74m) With window to side, light and power connected and fitted workbench.

STORE: 15' 7" x 9' 6" (4.77m x 2.91m) Timber framed store with fitted shelving, light connected.

STUDIO: 17' 1" x 8' 9" (5.21m x 2.69m) An adaptable outbuilding currently housing a studio space, sauna and shower room, storage space above, windows to side and double doors to rear. Underfloor heating.


GARDEN The gardens offer peace and tranquillity, adapted by the current owners to incorporate a range of fruit trees including apples and cherry with range of diverse colour including roses and perennial plants, established border hedging and a magnificent central oak tree. Various seating areas are well placed to maximise early morning to evening sunshine with expansive lawn and open views over the surrounding farmland with woodland distant.

SERVICES: Electricity is connected. Private bore hole. Private drainage. Oil fired heating. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.

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Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

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EPC Rating for Bures, Essex


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Property viewing, strictly by prior appointment only

Contact David Burr Leavenheath

Property viewing, strictly by prior appointment only

Phone us on 01206 263007 or email leavenheath@davidburr.co.uk


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