Detached House   5 bedroom(s)   4 bathroom(s)   4 reception room(s)
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PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Set at the foot of a private lane on the banks of the River Stour is a Grade II listed, five-bedroom (one en-suite) detached Georgian residence of impressive standing, located a short walk from the centre of the historic village of Bures. Located on the Suffolk/Essex border, this elegant country residence offers approximately 3,200 sq ft of accommodation arranged in a classically Georgian style with adaption and enhancement work done by the current owner to incorporate a range of outbuildings to the principal residence which can be utilised as either annexe/ancillary accommodation (subject to the necessary planning consents) or additional reception space. Retaining many of the hallmarks, characteristics and features associated with properties of this ilk and standing including sash windows, nine-foot ceiling heights, original doors, architraves, skirting and picture rails. Conveniently located for the branch line village railway station, Ofsted 'outstanding' rated village primary school and range of high-performing state and independent primary and secondary schools within the locality. Arranged via four ground-floor reception rooms in addition to a part granite, part walnut topped AGA kitchen/breakfast room, the property further benefits from a triple garage with attached studio/gym, private, partly walled gardens with a total plot size of approximately 3.23 acres, Indian sandstone terracing and direct access to the River Stour.
ENTRANCE PORCH: An open bay brick framed entrance porch with wood panelled original door opening to:
ENTRANCE HALL: With nine-foot ceiling heights, stripped timber flooring and staircase off with Georgian panelling. Arranged in the classically Georgian style with two reception rooms immediately off, door to:
SITTING ROOM: Afforded a dual aspect with sash windows to the front and side elevations, well placed for the morning sun with notable features including nine-foot ceiling heights, original skirting, picture rail and wood burning stove set within a plastered fireplace with tiled hearth, marble surround and mantle over.
DRAWING ROOM: Mirroring the dimensions of the sitting room with sash window to front and side, the former affording a direct aspect to the north across the walled gardens. Victorian style open fireplace with hearth, wooden surround and mantle over, original skirting, stripped timber flooring and picture rail.
DINING ROOM: Set adjacent to the kitchen/breakfast room with sash window to side, stripped wooden flooring, skirting and central fireplace with granite hearth, carved wooden surround and mantle over. Nine-foot ceiling heights, additional door to rear hall and fitted book shelving.
AGA KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: Adapted by the current owner to create an open plan, practically arranged AGA kitchen fitted with a matching range of grained wood-effect shaker style base units and carousel units with chrome handles and part granite and part walnut preparation surfaces over. Double sink unit to side with mixer tap above, fitted appliances include a four-door electric AGA, Kupperbusch oven, steam oven, two-ring electric hob and teppanyaki plate. A granite topped central island provides an ideal breakfast bar/seating area with further stainless-steel single sink unit to side with mixer tap over and Quooker tap, further base level storage below, integrated fridge and adjacent dishwasher. Range of LED spotlights and Karndean flooring throughout. Further range of tall storage units are set to the rear of the kitchen with larder style units, double width storage, integrated audio speaker system and glass panel door to outside. Further panelled door and step to:
INNER HALL: With terracotta tiled flooring throughout, double glazed casement windows to side, LED spotlights and glass panelled oak door to outside. Providing a link to what can be utilised as either an additional reception space to the principal residence or self-contained accommodation, oak door to rear with Suffolk latch opening to:
SNUG: Forming part of the conversion of outbuildings to the principal residence, set beneath a vaulted roofline with crossbeams, stripped oak flooring, feature brick wall and central wood burning stove on a tiled hearth with brick surround. Tall column radiators and French doors opening to decked rear terrace.
UTILITY ROOM: With space for an American style fridge/freezer if so required, space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer. Also housing gas-fired boiler. Terracotta tiled flooring throughout, casement double glazed window to side and oak door to side terrace.
SHOWER ROOM: Fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash handbasin and a fully tiled separately screened shower with electric shower and chrome shower attachment. Double glazed obscured glass casement window to side.
REAR HALL: Continuing via a pine door from the entrance hall with nine-foot ceiling heights and providing access to the dining room and kitchen/breakfast room with door to useful under stair storage recess. Traditional tiled flooring, skirting and panel door to rear. Door to:
STUDY: With sash window to side, integrated office desk and tiled-effect flooring throughout.
WET ROOM: Fully tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash handbasin and electric shower.
LANDING: Spanning the depth of the property, providing access to all bedrooms and family bathroom with nine-foot ceiling heights, hatch to loft, door to linen store with range of useful fitted shelving, sash window to rear affording direct views across the rear gardens and River Stour.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM: Afforded a dual aspect, well placed for the morning sun with sash windows to side and rear, plantation shutters, fireplace and fitted wardrobes. Affording outstanding views across the private, well-screened gardens with door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Fully tiled and fitted with Duravit wall-hung WC, Duravit wash hand-basin within a granite topped floating gloss fronted unit and raised, separately screened shower unit with both mounted and hand-held chrome shower attachments. Range of spotlights and sash window to front.
BEDROOM 2: With sash windows to front and side elevations, the former affording an attractive aspect to the north across the walled gardens. Nine-foot ceiling heights, fireplace with wooden surround and mantle over and mirror fronted triple width fitted wardrobe.
BEDROOM 3: Having undergone recent refurbishment with sash window to side, extensive range of fitted wardrobes and storage units, nine-foot ceiling heights and central fireplace framed by wooden surround and mantle over.
BEDROOM 4: With sash window to side, nine-foot ceiling heights, part mirror fronted fitted wardrobe and fireplace with wooden surround and mantle over.
BEDROOM 5: With sash window to side, part mirror fronted triple width fitted wardrobe unit with nine-foot ceiling heights and deep skirting.
FAMILY BATHROOM: Fitted with ceramic WC, stainless-steel double width wash hand-basin, central bath with hand-held shower attachment and separately screened one-and-a-half width shower unit with both mounted and hand-held shower attachments. Wall-mounted towel rail, sash window to side and door to linen store housing water cylinder with useful fitted shelving.
Outside Set at the foot of a private lane serving four other residential dwellings, the property is instantly recognisable for its striking, classically Georgian front elevation with sash window range, walled gardens and extensive hedge line boundary border. The grounds are arranged by an expanse of lawn interspersed by low level hedging, silver birch trees, fir trees and willow in addition to further specimens dotted around the periphery. The aesthetics of the hall are enhanced by the eastern elevation which is framed by Indian sandstone terrace with adjacent decked terrace providing an ideal setting for entertaining with views directly across the River Stour. A country residence of impressive standing, the property offers a further opportunity for those looking to secure direct access to the river for rowing, kayaking etc. To the western edge of the plot is located a:
TRIPLE GARAGE: With two double width doors to front, light and power connected and further garage door to side. Adjacent is a:
STUDIO: With light and power connected, individual thermostatic electric controlled radiators with access provided from either the garage or via a panel glazed door to side.
A shingled area of private parking is provided with space for approximately ten vehicles.
SERVICES: Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage. Gas-fired heating. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.
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