Fordham, Colchester, Essex ( Sold STC ) Guide Price £575,000

Detached House         4 bedroom(s)         2 bathroom(s)        2 reception room(s)

BEST & FINAL OFFERS ARE BEING INVITED TO BE RECEIVED BY DAVID BURR LEAVENHEATH BY 12 NOON ON WEDNESDAY 16TH JUNE - CALL FOR FURTHER DETAILS
A charming four-bedroom detached Grade II listed cottage having benefitted from a two-storey rear extension set well back from the road with further benefits including a detached double garage, ample private parking and established, well-screened grounds with a total plot size of approximately 0.5 acres.

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


Features:

  • A detached Grade II listed cottage
  • Approximately 1,655 sq ft of accommodation
  • Wealth of original features
  • 24 ft sitting/dining room
  • AGA kitchen/breakfast room
  • Snug, utility room and ground-floor shower room
  • 4 first-floor bedrooms (accessed via 2 staircases)
  • First-floor family bathroom
  • Ample parking, double garage
  • In all about 0.5 acres

Original timber door with obscured glass panelling opening to:

ENTRANCE HALL: With stripped teak flooring, exposed brick work and low-level panelling. Door with Suffolk latch opening to:

SITTING/DINING ROOM: 24' 2" x 16' 3" (7.37m x 4.97m) The principal reception space of the property offers a dual aspect with casement window ranges to front and rear in addition to a wealth of timbers and studwork with the focal point of the room being a magnificent inglenook fireplace with herringbone patterned brick hearth and inset wood burning stove. Stripped timber flooring and attractive views over various aspects of the garden, door with Suffolk latch opening to:

INNER HALL: With staircase off, opening to useful under stair storage recess and door to:

AGA KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 15' 6" x 13' 4" (4.73m x 4.07m) Forming part of a two-storey rear extension and fitted with a matching range of base and wall units with preparation surfaces over and tiling above. Stainless-steel single sink unit with vegetable drainer to side, mixer tap above and window to rear overlooking the gardens in addition to French doors to side opening to terrace. The principal cooking source is a two-oven gas fuelled AGA, with space and plumbing also provided for dishwasher. Ample space for a breakfast table and chairs, terracotta quarry style flooring and fixed lighting. Door to:

UTILITY ROOM: 6' 1" x 5' 3" (1.86m x 1.61m) Providing space and plumbing for fridge/freezer in addition to washing machine/dryer with single preparation surfaces, fitted shelving and terracotta quarry style flooring. Panel glazed door to outside.

SNUG: 16' 4" x 8' 0" (4.99m x 2.45m) Afforded a triple aspect with casement windows to front, side and rear in addition to door to outside. Extensive range of exposed timbers, door with Suffolk latch to useful under stair storage recess and secondary staircase.

SHOWER ROOM: 5' 11" x 5' 3" (1.82m x 1.61m) Fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash handbasin and fully tiled shower with fitted shower attachment. Quarry styled terracotta tiled flooring and window to side.

First-floor

LANDING: Providing access to the principal three bedrooms and family bathroom, hatch to loft and door to linen cupboard housing water cylinder.

BEDROOM 1: 15' 3" x 13' 3" (4.66m x 4.06m) Forming part of a two-storey rear extension to the property and enjoying a dual aspect with windows to side and further window to rear affording views over the gardens.

BEDROOM 2: 14' 5" x 11' 0" (4.41m x 3.36m) With window to front and chimney breast to corner.

BEDROOM 3: 15' 5" x 10' 2" (4.71m x 3.11m) With three-window range to side affording views over garden and hatch to loft.

FAMILY BATHROOM: Partly tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash handbasin and bath with tiling above. Three-window range to side.

BEDROOM 4: 12' 10" x 7' 9" (3.92m x 2.38m) (Accessed via secondary staircase) With window range to side. A versatile room ideally suited as a guest/child's bedroom although offering excellent potential as a first-floor office/study if so required.

Outside The property is approached via a shingle driveway accessed via Plummers Road with lawned expanse to the east with hedge line border to front, silver birch tree, fir and further perennial and evergreen planting. Distinctive hedge lines separate the garden 'rooms' from one another with willow tree, among others, framing the cottage with the driveway extending to provide access to:

DOUBLE GARAGE: 19' 2" x 17' 5" (5.85m x 5.32m) With twin hinged doors to front, light and power connected and personnel door to side. Ample loft storage space is provided.

Within the gardens are various areas for composting, greenhouse and useful timber framed external stores.

A further expanse of lawn is positioned to the rear of the property with side terrace providing an ideal seating area well placed to enjoy the afternoon/evening sun.

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

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Colchester Borough Council, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3WG (01206 282222).


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:

  • A detached Grade II listed cottage
  • Approximately 1,655 sq ft of accommodation
  • Wealth of original features
  • 24 ft sitting/dining room
  • AGA kitchen/breakfast room
  • Snug, utility room and ground-floor shower room
  • 4 first-floor bedrooms (accessed via 2 staircases)
  • First-floor family bathroom
  • Ample parking, double garage
  • In all about 0.5 acres

Original timber door with obscured glass panelling opening to:

ENTRANCE HALL: With stripped teak flooring, exposed brick work and low-level panelling. Door with Suffolk latch opening to:

SITTING/DINING ROOM: 24' 2" x 16' 3" (7.37m x 4.97m) The principal reception space of the property offers a dual aspect with casement window ranges to front and rear in addition to a wealth of timbers and studwork with the focal point of the room being a magnificent inglenook fireplace with herringbone patterned brick hearth and inset wood burning stove. Stripped timber flooring and attractive views over various aspects of the garden, door with Suffolk latch opening to:

INNER HALL: With staircase off, opening to useful under stair storage recess and door to:

AGA KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 15' 6" x 13' 4" (4.73m x 4.07m) Forming part of a two-storey rear extension and fitted with a matching range of base and wall units with preparation surfaces over and tiling above. Stainless-steel single sink unit with vegetable drainer to side, mixer tap above and window to rear overlooking the gardens in addition to French doors to side opening to terrace. The principal cooking source is a two-oven gas fuelled AGA, with space and plumbing also provided for dishwasher. Ample space for a breakfast table and chairs, terracotta quarry style flooring and fixed lighting. Door to:

UTILITY ROOM: 6' 1" x 5' 3" (1.86m x 1.61m) Providing space and plumbing for fridge/freezer in addition to washing machine/dryer with single preparation surfaces, fitted shelving and terracotta quarry style flooring. Panel glazed door to outside.

SNUG: 16' 4" x 8' 0" (4.99m x 2.45m) Afforded a triple aspect with casement windows to front, side and rear in addition to door to outside. Extensive range of exposed timbers, door with Suffolk latch to useful under stair storage recess and secondary staircase.

SHOWER ROOM: 5' 11" x 5' 3" (1.82m x 1.61m) Fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash handbasin and fully tiled shower with fitted shower attachment. Quarry styled terracotta tiled flooring and window to side.

First-floor

LANDING: Providing access to the principal three bedrooms and family bathroom, hatch to loft and door to linen cupboard housing water cylinder.

BEDROOM 1: 15' 3" x 13' 3" (4.66m x 4.06m) Forming part of a two-storey rear extension to the property and enjoying a dual aspect with windows to side and further window to rear affording views over the gardens.

BEDROOM 2: 14' 5" x 11' 0" (4.41m x 3.36m) With window to front and chimney breast to corner.

BEDROOM 3: 15' 5" x 10' 2" (4.71m x 3.11m) With three-window range to side affording views over garden and hatch to loft.

FAMILY BATHROOM: Partly tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash handbasin and bath with tiling above. Three-window range to side.

BEDROOM 4: 12' 10" x 7' 9" (3.92m x 2.38m) (Accessed via secondary staircase) With window range to side. A versatile room ideally suited as a guest/child's bedroom although offering excellent potential as a first-floor office/study if so required.

Outside The property is approached via a shingle driveway accessed via Plummers Road with lawned expanse to the east with hedge line border to front, silver birch tree, fir and further perennial and evergreen planting. Distinctive hedge lines separate the garden 'rooms' from one another with willow tree, among others, framing the cottage with the driveway extending to provide access to:

DOUBLE GARAGE: 19' 2" x 17' 5" (5.85m x 5.32m) With twin hinged doors to front, light and power connected and personnel door to side. Ample loft storage space is provided.

Within the gardens are various areas for composting, greenhouse and useful timber framed external stores.

A further expanse of lawn is positioned to the rear of the property with side terrace providing an ideal seating area well placed to enjoy the afternoon/evening sun.

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

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Colchester Borough Council, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3WG (01206 282222).

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