Detached House   4 bedroom(s)   3 bathroom(s)   3 reception room(s)
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PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Nestled amidst gently rolling countryside and well situated within its 0.7-acre grounds is a four bedroom (two en-suite) detached former vicarage located on the periphery of the highly-regarded North Essex village of Great Horkesley and within the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Understood to date from the 1920s and formerly the vicarage of Little Horkesley until the parish boundary delineation changed, the property offers unlisted status and particularly well-appointed accommodation of approximately 2,775 sq ft having been comprehensively extended and improved by the current owner. Enjoying idyllic surroundings whilst retaining convenient access to various local road and rail commuter links, the property offers retained features including original architraves, doors, cornicing, marble fireplace and enjoying three reception rooms in addition to an AGA kitchen/dining room. Offering views from every aspect over the private, un-overlooked grounds, the property is ideally suited as a family home retaining convenient access to highly-regarded state and independent schools including Great Horkesley primary school, Littlegarth Preparatory School with further choice of schools in nearby Colchester. Further benefits to the property include a detached double garage with planning permission granted for living accommodation above, ample private parking and predominantly south-facing landscaped gardens enveloping the property.
Obscured glass panelled security door opening to:
RECEPTION HALL: 15' 4" maximum x 7' 11" (4.68m maximum x 2.42m) x 5' 9" x 5' 0" (1.76m x 1.54m) With tiled flooring and original architrave within an archway rising to an inner hall with original skirting, cornicing and panel door to:
DRAWING ROOM: 24' 10" x 12' 10" (7.57m x 3.93m) A bright, triple aspect reception room with UPVC framed leaded windows, open fireplace with granite hearth, marble surround and mantle over, original architrave, ceiling rose and views over gardens. Further door to reception hall.
SITTING ROOM: 15' 11" x 11' 5" (4.87m x 3.50m) Centrally located within the property and set beneath eight-foot ceiling heights with the focal point of the room being a wood burning stove set within an open fireplace with stone hearth, pine surround and oak mantle over. Fitted bookcase, original skirting and cornicing. French doors opening to:
GARDEN ROOM: 16' 5" x 11' 11" (5.01m x 3.64m) Set on a brick base with a glazed surround on three sides beneath a pitched roofline with tiled flooring, skirting and French doors to rear terrace. An outstanding single storey addition enjoying delightful views over the mature gardens.
AGA KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 22' 10" x 13' 10" (6.96m x 4.24m) x 12' 9" x 11' 0" (3.89m x 3.36m) Forming part of a two-storey rear extension and fitted with a matching range of shaker style base and wall units with chrome handles, marble-effect preparation surfaces over and upstands above. The centre piece of the kitchen is a four-door electric AGA, with fitted electric multi-function microwave oven, stainless-steel single sink unit with vegetable drainer to side and mixer tap above. The kitchen units are comprised of a range of soft-close cutlery drawers, corner shelving units, wall units in addition to a marble-effect topped island with further shelving units and pull-out pan drawers. Space for an American-style fridge/freezer and further fitted appliances including a dishwasher. Afforded a dual aspect with windows to rear, French doors to side, tiled flooring throughout and set beneath an eight-foot roofline. The kitchen is further enhanced by the original 1920s kitchen linking to the rear hall and utility room with panel door opening to:
CUPBOARD: Housing pressurised water system, twin doors opening to pantry-style unit and door to under stair storage recess. Half glazed stable door opening to:
REAR HALL: 8' 10" x 5' 2" (2.70m x 1.58m) With tiled flooring throughout, hatch to loft and panel glazed door to outside. Door to:
UTILITY ROOM: 13' 6" x 11' 2" (4.14m x 3.42m) Fitted with a matching range of base and wall units with worktops over and tiling above. Single sink unit with vegetable drainer to side, mixer tap over and UPVC leaded light casement windows to front, side and rear. Space and plumbing for washing machine/dryer and also housing oil-fired boiler.
CLOAKROOM: Fitted with ceramic WC, wash handbasin within a gloss fronted base unit and tiled flooring.
STUDY: 9' 5" x 6' 11" (2.88m x 2.11m) With window to side overlooking terrace and gardens, fitted bookshelves and both original cornicing and skirting.
CLOAKROOM: Fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash handbasin with tiling above and obscured glass UPVC leaded light window to front. Tiled flooring throughout.
LANDING: Providing access to all bedrooms and family bathroom with door to storeroom with useful fitted shelving, fitted linen store, fitted wardrobes and original panelled door to:
MASTER BEDROOM: 16' 0" x 13' 11" (4.89m x 4.25m) Forming part of a two-storey rear extension and enjoying a dual aspect with three-window range to side and further window range to rear offering outstanding views over the gardens, copse distant and rolling farmland beyond. Extensive range of fitted wardrobes and set beneath a vaulted roofline with door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 13' 10" x 6' 3" (4.23m x 1.93m) Principally tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, Heritage pedestal wash handbasin and double-width separately screened walk-in shower with chrome shower attachment. LED lighting, wall-mounted heated towel rail and obscured glass window to side.
BEDROOM 2: 15' 1" x 13' 5" (4.60m x 4.10m) Afforded a dual aspect with three-window range to front and further windows to side, set beneath a raised roofline with range of fitted wardrobes. Panel door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 8' 11" x 6' 11" (2.72m x 2.13m) Fitted with ceramic WC, Heritage wash handbasin and separately screened one-and-a-half width shower unit with chrome shower attachment. Three-window range to rear.
BEDROOM 3: 16' 0" x 9' 5" (4.89m x 2.88m) Set beneath a pitched roofline with three-window range to rear, part glass front fitted wardrobes and low-level storage.
BEDROOM 4: 12' 10" x 8' 10" (3.93m x 2.71m) With three-window range to front.
FAMILY BATHROOM: 8' 4" x 8' 1" (2.55m x 2.47m) Principally tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, Villeroy and Boch oval wash handbasin within a granite topped fitted unit, bath with granite shelving above and wall-mounted heated towel rail. Raised window to side.
Outside Tucked away in a private setting on the edge of this highly-regarded village, the property is accessed via London Road with twin gates opening to a shingled area of private off-street parking for approximately ten vehicles. Direct access is provided to the:
DOUBLE GARAGE: 18' 8" x 15' 11" (5.71m x 4.87m) x 8' 7" x 6' 9" (2.64m x 2.06m) With twin electric roller doors, light and power connected and door to rear with staircase rising to:
STOREROOM: 22' 8" x 14' 5" (6.92m x 4.40m) With French doors and Juliet balcony to front, offering excellent potential for conversion into a home office/studio if so required with planning permission granted for use as additional living accommodation.
GARDEN The gardens are an outstanding attribute of this individual country home with single expanse of lawn interspersed with raised terrace enveloping the garden room, established borders of mixed shrubs and perennials. Developed over a number of years the dense boundaries comprise four-foot hedge line border with range of border plants and fine specimens of mature trees including English oak, ash, sycamore and magnolia. The gardens enjoy a gentle gradient away from the property to the east with lawn continuing to a boundary abutting a dense copse with farmland distant. Set within the grounds is a vegetable garden with greenhouse, timber framed external store and gated access through to the area of private parking.
SERVICES: Mains water and electricity are connected with septic tank drainage. Oil fired heating. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.
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