Great Horkesley, Colchester, Essex ( For Sale ) Offers in Excess of £695,000

Cottage         4 bedroom(s)         2 bathroom(s)        3 reception room(s)

This charming Grade II listed detached thatched cottage occupies a private position and benefits from a substantial programme of refurbishment and improvement in recent years. Benefits include garaging, double cart lodge, established gardens and a total plot size of 0.3 acres.

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


Features:

  • A charming detached thatched cottage
  • Extending to approximately 2,250 sq ft
  • AGA kitchen/dining room and separate utility
  • Sitting room, living room and snug
  • 3 bedrooms over two floors
  • Study/4th bedroom
  • En-suite shower room and family bathroom
  • Established gardens and summer house
  • Garage, double cart lodge and ample parking
  • In all about 0.3 of an acre



PROPERTY DESCRIPTION This charming detached thatched cottage occupies a private position situated on the much sought after 'School Lane' within the ever-popular village of Great Horkesley. The property is set beneath a thatched roofline and enjoys Grade II listed status and believed to be dated from the 16th Century or earlier with the current owners having undertaken a substantial programme of restoration and improvement in recent years. The property is offered to the market in excellent condition throughout with a wealth of period features blending with high-quality contemporary fittings. The living accommodation in brief comprises three reception rooms, three/four bedrooms (one en-suite) and family bathroom. The property enjoys a wealth of character and individual features throughout including impressive inglenook fireplace, exposed timbers and studwork, stripped oak flooring, oak doors with Suffolk latches and leaded windows to front and rear. Further benefits to the property include private gardens extending to approximately 0.3 of an acre, an oak framed double cart lodge, garage and off street parking for a number of vehicles set behind hardwood electric gates.

Solid oak door with Suffolk latch to:

ENTRANCE HALL: 6' 4" x 5' 2" (1.94m x 1.58m) With stripped oak flooring throughout, exposed timbers and studwork and twin leaded windows to front. Oak door to:

SNUG: 11' 5" x 10' 4" (3.50m x 3.16m) Linking directly with the living room with features including exposed oak flooring, timber frame windows to side and wealth of exposed timbers and studwork. Timbered opening to:

LIVING ROOM: 16' 4" into fireplace x 14' 0" (5.00m into fireplace x 4.28m) Enjoying an attractive position at the heart of the property the living room offers a dual aspect, linking directly to the snug with timber framed windows to front. This room enjoys a wealth of character and individual charm throughout with exposed timbers and studwork, impressive inglenook fireplace benefitting from hearth and oak bresummer beam over with inset wood burning stove. Glass fronted fitted corner unit, stripped oak flooring throughout and door to:

INNER HALL: 13' 6" x 6' 4" (4.13m 13' 6" x 6' 4" maximum (4.13m x 1.95m maximum) With exposed oak flooring throughout, timbers and studwork and door to secondary staircase. Solid oak door with Suffolk latch to:

SITTING ROOM: 15' 8" x 14' 0" (4.79m x 4.29m) With oriel bay window to front and enjoying an open aspect over the private, established landscaped gardens. Exposed oak flooring and offering a wealth of character with exposed timbers and studwork throughout, central red brick fireplace with hearth and bresummer beam over with inset wood burning stove. Door to low level storage and solid oak stable door to:

AGA KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: 34' 1" x 10' 3" (10.39m x 3.13m) Fitted with a matching range of bespoke hand painted hard wood base and wall units with sand blasted granite worktops over and south facing windows to rear. Ceramic double butler sink unit with stainless steel taps above and pull out spray tap to side. The kitchen enjoys a range of fitted appliances including a 3 door AGA oven, Neff combination microwave/oven with two-ring induction hob above and fitted Miele dishwasher. Space for fridge/freezer with fitted halogen down lighting throughout and Velux windows to rear. The kitchen is further fitted with tiled flooring throughout with a central breakfast bar providing further base level storage, fitted wine store and solid oak worktop above.

UTILITY ROOM: 6' 7" x 5' 2" (2.02m x 1.60m) With tiled flooring and fitted store room with shelving and space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer.

OFFICE/BEDROOM 4: 11' 4" x 8' 11" (3.47m x 2.73m) With exposed oak flooring throughout, window to front, door to store room with useful fitted shelving.

BEDROOM 3: 12' 6" x 11' 0" (3.83m x 3.37m) Fitted with a range of bespoke wardrobe units with hanging rails and further shelving above. Oak flooring throughout, fitted LED down lighting and south facing windows to rear.

EN-SUITE WETROOM: 11' 6" x 5' 2" (3.51m x 1.58m) With Travertine tiled flooring and fitted with WC, wall-hung wash handbasin and fully tiled wet room with down lighting, shower attachment and further shower jet attachments. Door with Suffolk latch to linen cupboard with useful fitted shelving.

FAMILY BATHROOM: 13' 1" x 5' 10" (3.99m x 1.80m) With Travertine tiled flooring and fitted with WC, twin wash handbasins within a granite work surface, splash back tiles above and vanity unit below. Deep fill air bath with tiling above. Clouded glazed windows to rear and fully tiled separately screened single shower unit with fitted shower attachment.

First floor

MASTER BEDROOM: 14' 7" x 13' 0" (4.47m x 3.97m) Enjoying a dual aspect with leaded windows to front and rear and enjoying a wealth of individual charm and character throughout with exposed timbers and studwork, recess to rear, bespoke wardrobe units and elevated views over the private gardens.

BEDROOM 2: 13' 10" x 13' 8" (4.22m x 4.17m) With exposed studwork throughout and enjoying a dual aspect with window to side and leaded window to front. Bespoke fitted wardrobes.

Outside The gardens are an exceptional feature of the property being laid principally to lawn with an established border comprised principally of established hedging and mature trees. The gardens are arranged via a central expanse of lawn although have been developed in recent years by a diverse range of plants, shrubs and flowers. The gardens are well placed to enjoy sun throughout the day with an attractive terrace set beside the dining room. The side courtyard offers external lighting, Indian sandstone terrace and fence line border. The gardens also enjoy a range of useful outbuildings with a timber framed external store set to the front of the plot with a low-level log store and:

SUMMERHOUSE: 9' 8" x 9' 6" (2.96m x 2.91m) Designed and built by 'Chelsea Summerhouses' with lighting and timber flooring.

In all about 0.3 of an acre.

DOUBLE CART LODGE: 19' 10" x 19' 0" (6.06m x 5.81m) An oak framed double cart lodge offering two open bays, ample roof space storage and an array of exposed oak timberwork.

GARAGE: 19' 0" x 9' 7" (5.80m x 2.93m) Of principally timber frame and render construction beneath a pitched tiled roof with twin hinged door to front, light and power connected and personal door to side and rear.

The property further enjoys a stone paved area of off-street parking for multiple vehicles set behind twin electric gates with direct access onto School Lane.

AGENTS NOTE: The main roof is Norfolk Reed thatch which has the best longevity and has been regularly maintained by the original thatcher. The ridge was replaced in 2018.

SERVICES: Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. 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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Full Details

Features:

  • A charming detached thatched cottage
  • Extending to approximately 2,250 sq ft
  • AGA kitchen/dining room and separate utility
  • Sitting room, living room and snug
  • 3 bedrooms over two floors
  • Study/4th bedroom
  • En-suite shower room and family bathroom
  • Established gardens and summer house
  • Garage, double cart lodge and ample parking
  • In all about 0.3 of an acre



PROPERTY DESCRIPTION This charming detached thatched cottage occupies a private position situated on the much sought after 'School Lane' within the ever-popular village of Great Horkesley. The property is set beneath a thatched roofline and enjoys Grade II listed status and believed to be dated from the 16th Century or earlier with the current owners having undertaken a substantial programme of restoration and improvement in recent years. The property is offered to the market in excellent condition throughout with a wealth of period features blending with high-quality contemporary fittings. The living accommodation in brief comprises three reception rooms, three/four bedrooms (one en-suite) and family bathroom. The property enjoys a wealth of character and individual features throughout including impressive inglenook fireplace, exposed timbers and studwork, stripped oak flooring, oak doors with Suffolk latches and leaded windows to front and rear. Further benefits to the property include private gardens extending to approximately 0.3 of an acre, an oak framed double cart lodge, garage and off street parking for a number of vehicles set behind hardwood electric gates.

Solid oak door with Suffolk latch to:

ENTRANCE HALL: 6' 4" x 5' 2" (1.94m x 1.58m) With stripped oak flooring throughout, exposed timbers and studwork and twin leaded windows to front. Oak door to:

SNUG: 11' 5" x 10' 4" (3.50m x 3.16m) Linking directly with the living room with features including exposed oak flooring, timber frame windows to side and wealth of exposed timbers and studwork. Timbered opening to:

LIVING ROOM: 16' 4" into fireplace x 14' 0" (5.00m into fireplace x 4.28m) Enjoying an attractive position at the heart of the property the living room offers a dual aspect, linking directly to the snug with timber framed windows to front. This room enjoys a wealth of character and individual charm throughout with exposed timbers and studwork, impressive inglenook fireplace benefitting from hearth and oak bresummer beam over with inset wood burning stove. Glass fronted fitted corner unit, stripped oak flooring throughout and door to:

INNER HALL: 13' 6" x 6' 4" (4.13m 13' 6" x 6' 4" maximum (4.13m x 1.95m maximum) With exposed oak flooring throughout, timbers and studwork and door to secondary staircase. Solid oak door with Suffolk latch to:

SITTING ROOM: 15' 8" x 14' 0" (4.79m x 4.29m) With oriel bay window to front and enjoying an open aspect over the private, established landscaped gardens. Exposed oak flooring and offering a wealth of character with exposed timbers and studwork throughout, central red brick fireplace with hearth and bresummer beam over with inset wood burning stove. Door to low level storage and solid oak stable door to:

AGA KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: 34' 1" x 10' 3" (10.39m x 3.13m) Fitted with a matching range of bespoke hand painted hard wood base and wall units with sand blasted granite worktops over and south facing windows to rear. Ceramic double butler sink unit with stainless steel taps above and pull out spray tap to side. The kitchen enjoys a range of fitted appliances including a 3 door AGA oven, Neff combination microwave/oven with two-ring induction hob above and fitted Miele dishwasher. Space for fridge/freezer with fitted halogen down lighting throughout and Velux windows to rear. The kitchen is further fitted with tiled flooring throughout with a central breakfast bar providing further base level storage, fitted wine store and solid oak worktop above.

UTILITY ROOM: 6' 7" x 5' 2" (2.02m x 1.60m) With tiled flooring and fitted store room with shelving and space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer.

OFFICE/BEDROOM 4: 11' 4" x 8' 11" (3.47m x 2.73m) With exposed oak flooring throughout, window to front, door to store room with useful fitted shelving.

BEDROOM 3: 12' 6" x 11' 0" (3.83m x 3.37m) Fitted with a range of bespoke wardrobe units with hanging rails and further shelving above. Oak flooring throughout, fitted LED down lighting and south facing windows to rear.

EN-SUITE WETROOM: 11' 6" x 5' 2" (3.51m x 1.58m) With Travertine tiled flooring and fitted with WC, wall-hung wash handbasin and fully tiled wet room with down lighting, shower attachment and further shower jet attachments. Door with Suffolk latch to linen cupboard with useful fitted shelving.

FAMILY BATHROOM: 13' 1" x 5' 10" (3.99m x 1.80m) With Travertine tiled flooring and fitted with WC, twin wash handbasins within a granite work surface, splash back tiles above and vanity unit below. Deep fill air bath with tiling above. Clouded glazed windows to rear and fully tiled separately screened single shower unit with fitted shower attachment.

First floor

MASTER BEDROOM: 14' 7" x 13' 0" (4.47m x 3.97m) Enjoying a dual aspect with leaded windows to front and rear and enjoying a wealth of individual charm and character throughout with exposed timbers and studwork, recess to rear, bespoke wardrobe units and elevated views over the private gardens.

BEDROOM 2: 13' 10" x 13' 8" (4.22m x 4.17m) With exposed studwork throughout and enjoying a dual aspect with window to side and leaded window to front. Bespoke fitted wardrobes.

Outside The gardens are an exceptional feature of the property being laid principally to lawn with an established border comprised principally of established hedging and mature trees. The gardens are arranged via a central expanse of lawn although have been developed in recent years by a diverse range of plants, shrubs and flowers. The gardens are well placed to enjoy sun throughout the day with an attractive terrace set beside the dining room. The side courtyard offers external lighting, Indian sandstone terrace and fence line border. The gardens also enjoy a range of useful outbuildings with a timber framed external store set to the front of the plot with a low-level log store and:

SUMMERHOUSE: 9' 8" x 9' 6" (2.96m x 2.91m) Designed and built by 'Chelsea Summerhouses' with lighting and timber flooring.

In all about 0.3 of an acre.

DOUBLE CART LODGE: 19' 10" x 19' 0" (6.06m x 5.81m) An oak framed double cart lodge offering two open bays, ample roof space storage and an array of exposed oak timberwork.

GARAGE: 19' 0" x 9' 7" (5.80m x 2.93m) Of principally timber frame and render construction beneath a pitched tiled roof with twin hinged door to front, light and power connected and personal door to side and rear.

The property further enjoys a stone paved area of off-street parking for multiple vehicles set behind twin electric gates with direct access onto School Lane.

AGENTS NOTE: The main roof is Norfolk Reed thatch which has the best longevity and has been regularly maintained by the original thatcher. The ridge was replaced in 2018.

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

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