Detached House   4 bedroom(s)   2 bathroom(s)   3 reception room(s)
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PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Nestled within the Stour Valley, this architecturally unique four-bedroom (one en-suite) detached property set in approximately 0.25 acres is located on a semi-rural lane within the picturesque village of Lamarsh, located on the Suffolk/Essex border. Offering convenient access to the Roman town of Colchester and village of Bures the property combines the convenience of commuter links with rural village life. Blending period style features with contemporary living standards, the property offers an accommodation schedule in the region of 1,700 sq ft, comprising three reception rooms with many of the rooms enjoying a dual or triple aspect. Retained individual features include a brick fireplace, vaulted ceilings, exposed timber work, a scratched rendered farmhouse style internal wall finish and doors complete with Suffolk latches. Ideally suited as a family home, the property is within striking distance of the Ofsted 'outstanding' rated Bures Primary School, Thomas Gainsborough Secondary School and well-known independent schools. Further benefits to the property include garaging, ample off-street parking and picturesque gardens straddling Alphamstone Brook with views to rear over open farmland.
Timbered door with glass viewing screen opening to:
ENTRANCE HALL: 16' 7" x 7' 5" (5.06m x 2.27m) With rendered internal finish, staircase off with useful under stair storage recess and door with Suffolk latch to:
SITTING ROOM: 16' 7" x 12' 4" (5.07m x 3.77m) Enjoying a dual aspect with windows to front and French doors to rear opening to rear patio with views over the gardens incorporating Alphamstone Brook beyond. The focal point of the room is a central redbrick fireplace with hearth, surround and mantle over with inset wood burning stove. Double doors to side opening to:
PLAYROOM/STUDY: 10' 8" x 9' 0" (3.27m x 2.75m) A versatile room currently being utilised as an office/study although offering excellent potential as a snug/playroom if so required. Afforded a triple aspect beneath a 12ft vaulted roofline with windows to front, side and rear overlooking gardens.
DINING ROOM: 16' 7" x 11' 1" (5.07m x 3.40m) A substantial dining room enjoying a dual south-easterly aspect with windows to front and side.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 16' 3" x 12' 11" (4.96m x 3.94m) An open plan farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room, fitted with a matching range of base and wall units with wooden worktops over and tiling above. A four-door Rangemaster oven with five-ring hob and plate warmer is recessed with extraction above. Ceramic butler sink unit with mixer tap over and windows to side and rear incorporating a triple aspect. Space for further appliances including a refrigerator and dishwasher. LED spotlight, views to side over terrace and to rear over gardens, door to linen cupboard housing pressurised water cylinder with useful shelving above.
UTILITY ROOM: 7' 4" x 7' 1" (2.24m x 2.16m) Forming a single storey rear extension to the property with double-glazed windows to side and two-panel door to rear opening to raised decking. Fitted with a matching range of shaker style units with worktops over and tiling above. Stainless steel single sink unit with mixer tap over and window to side. Space for fridge/freezer and washing machine Convection heating system and stone tiled flooring throughout.
CLOAKROOM: Fitted with ceramic WC, wash handbasin with tiling above and tiled flooring throughout.
VAULTED LANDING: 20' 4" x 7' 5" (6.22m x 2.27m) Set beneath a distinctive 10ft vaulted roofline with considerable aesthetic detail and exposed timberwork. Velux style window to front elevation and hatch to loft. Door with Suffolk latch to:
MASTER BEDROOM: 12' 4" x 11' 5" (3.78m x 3.48m) An impressive master suite with timber crossbeams, casement window to front, 10ft ceiling heights and door to recess fitted wardrobe. Further door with Suffolk latch to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 8' 11" x 4' 9" (2.72m x 1.45m) Fully tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash handbasin, fully tiled separately screened shower unit with chrome mounted shower attachment. Clouded glazed window to rear.
BEDROOM 2: 11' 1" x 10' 5" (3.40m x 3.19m) With casement window to front, two exposed roof timbers and 10ft pitched roofline.
BEDROOM 3: 12' 11" x 7' 11" (3.96m x 2.42m) Afforded a dual side and rear aspect with views over gardens incorporating Alphamstone Brook and farmland distant.
BEDROOM 4: 12' 11" x 7' 11" (3.96m max x 2.43m) With casement window to rear overlooking gardens and farmland distant. Useful storage alcove to front.
FAMILY BATHROOM: 11' 1" x 5' 9" (3.39m x 1.76m) Principally tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash handbasin and fully tiled bath with separately screened shower unit with chrome shower attachment. Wall-mounted heated towel rail, 10ft ceiling heights and clouded glazed window to side.
Outside The property is set on a quiet semi-rural lane with considerable frontage, part laid to shingle with further lawned area adjacent providing scope for in-and-out driveway if so required. The existing single width driveway provides off-street parking for approximately five vehicles with direct access provided to the:
GARAGE: 21' 1" x 9' 3" (6.44m x 2.82m) With twin hinged doors to front, light and power connected, window and door to side.
GARDEN Set centrally within its plot, the property enjoys considerable aesthetic appeal with gated access to side illustrating the width of plot and scope for further extension if so required (subject to the necessary planning consents). The rear gardens are arranged around a stone patio with single expanse of lawn undulating away from the property with a central bridge running over Alphamstone Brook beyond. The gardens rise to a further area of lawn with useful timber frame external store and open aspect over gently undulating farmland incorporating the Stour Valley.
AGENTS NOTES: Planning permission was granted in 2013 for a two-storey extension. Although planning permission has now expired, details can now be found at www.braintree.planning.gov.uk application no.: 12/01688/FOL
An area to the rear of the garden is held under licence, which payment to the sum of £75 was due in 2018.
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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