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

Semi-Detached House         3 bedroom(s)         2 bathroom(s)        2 reception room(s)

A high-specification, exceptionally well-presented Victorian school house enjoying unlisted status and set behind a striking front elevation and further benefitting from ample off-street parking, landscape front gardens and a further area of garden to rear accessed via a shared quiet lane.

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


Features:

  • An unlisted Victorian former school house
  • In a quite setting on a country lane
  • Classically Victorian sitting room with fireplace
  • Dining room with open link to kitchen/breakfast room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with double doors to gardens
  • Utility room and separate g/f shower room
  • 3 first-floor bedrooms and shower room
  • Log cabin in garden with power and light
  • Landscaped main gardens and further area of garden
  • Colchester 4 miles

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Estimated Monthly Rental Income: £1750.00

Estimated Yield Income: 3.65%


PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: An unlisted, three-bedroom Victorian school house set amidst picturesque surroundings within the rural yet commutable North Essex village of Little Horkesley. Lying within the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property retains many of the hallmarks and features associated with the Victorian era including impressive ceiling heights, sash windows, a brick fireplace, dado rails and original doors. Having been subject to an extensive programme of refurbishment by the current owners, the property in its present form is offered to an excellent standard with notable works including replacement windows and doors and installation of engineered oak flooring in addition to underfloor heating in the kitchen and ground-floor shower room. Further works include a replacement staircase with improved access, a high-specification open plan kitchen/dining room and installation of ground-floor shower room. Offering bright, generously proportioned rooms throughout, The Old School House further benefits form landscaped front gardens with summer house, flourishing flower beds, multiple seating areas and border hedging. An allocated driveway provides private off-street parking for approximately four vehicles set behind a five-bar gate, a separate area of garden to the rear via a shared access road and is well stocked with a number of beds, fruit trees and useful timber-framed external store with seating area beyond affording outstanding views across the adjacent landscape.

With timber door to front opening to:

ENTRANCE HALL: 6' 1" x 5' 6" (1.87m x 1.68m) With engineered oak flooring throughout, timber-framed windows to side and stained-glass panel door opening to:

INNER HALL: With door to useful under stair storage recess and further door to shelved storage. Engineered oak flooring and original door opening to:

SITTING ROOM: 15' 4" narrowing to 14' 2" x 12' 9" (4.68m narrowing to 4.34m x 3.90m) A classically Victorian reception space with sash window to front affording an attractive aspect across the well-screened private, flourishing garden. The focal point of the room is a redbrick fireplace with granite hearth, oak mantle over and inset wood burning stove. Recessed book shelving, dado rail, engineered oak flooring and central ceiling rose.

DINING ROOM: 12' 9" x 10' 11" (3.89m x 3.33m) Enjoying a direct, open link with the kitchen/breakfast room with sash window to front, engineered oak flooring and bespoke staircase off. Three fitted base-level storage units set beneath composite preparation surfaces and opening to:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 12' 9" x 10' 11" (3.89m x 3.33m) A high-specification fitted kitchen comprising a matching range of soft-close base and wall units with composite surfaces over. Fitted appliances include a Neff combination fan oven with microwave oven above and a Neff fan oven with hide-and-slide doors below, a four-ring induction hob with extraction above and dishwasher. LED spotlights, patterned tiled flooring and panel-glazed double doors opening to the front gardens. Door to:

REAR HALL: 5' 6" x 4' 10" (1.69m x 1.48m) With window to rear, patterned tiled flooring and half-height panel-glazed door opening to outside. Opening to:

UTILITY ROOM: 5' 10" x 4' 11" (1.78m x 1.50m) Fitted with a single base and wall unit, stainless-steel single sink unit within a preparation surface, mixer tap above and window to side and also housing oil-fired boiler.

SHOWER ROOM: 8' 8" x 6' 3" (2.65m x 1.92m) Fitted with ceramic WC, wall-hung wash handbasin, separately screened shower with both mounted and hand-held chrome shower attachments and tiled underfloor heating throughout. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. Recessed fitted shelving on approach.

First floor

LANDING: With both sash and archway windows to front elevation, dado rail and door to:

BEDROOM 1: 15' 5" narrowing to 13' 11" x 12' 9" (4.71m narrowing to 4.26m x 3.90m) An impressive principal bedroom with sash window to front, dado rail and useful corner storage recess. Affording elevated views across the landscaped gardens and farmland.

BEDROOM 2: 13' 7" narrowing to 10' 0" x 12' 3" (4.16m narrowing to 3.05m x 3.75m) With sash window to front affording views across the gardens and farmland beyond. Notable features include original skirting and dado rail.

BEDROOM 3: 12' 7" narrowing to 10' 6" x 9' 6" (3.84m narrowing to 3.22m x 2.92m) With casement window range to rear, a versatile room ideally suited as a third bedroom or office/study if so required, with door to linen store housing water cylinder.

SHOWER ROOM: 7' 0" x 6' 2" (2.15m x 1.89m) Partly tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, wash handbasin within a base-level unit and separately screened shower with both mounted and hand-held chrome shower attachments. Obscured glass window to rear.

Outside A picturesque individual period property set behind a rendered exterior and of brick construction beneath a pitched clay tiled roofline. Approached via a substantial five-bar gate opening into an area of off-street parking for approximately four vehicles. A timber-framed workshop provides alternative use as a versatile external store with adjacent woodstore, established border planting to rear and summer house with electricity connected.

Behind the property is a 9' 0" x 9' 0" (2.74m x 2.74m) log cabin with electricity and lighting which could be used as a home office.

A further area of garden is set to the rear of the property beyond land within the curtilage of Little Horkesley village hall. With a post-and-rail bordered hedge line, this area provides considerable potential for private off-street parking, vegetable garden, orchard or as lawn with a further timber-framed external store to rear and seating area affording exceptional views across the rolling valley encompassing the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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


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:

  • An unlisted Victorian former school house
  • In a quite setting on a country lane
  • Classically Victorian sitting room with fireplace
  • Dining room with open link to kitchen/breakfast room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with double doors to gardens
  • Utility room and separate g/f shower room
  • 3 first-floor bedrooms and shower room
  • Log cabin in garden with power and light
  • Landscaped main gardens and further area of garden
  • Colchester 4 miles

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: An unlisted, three-bedroom Victorian school house set amidst picturesque surroundings within the rural yet commutable North Essex village of Little Horkesley. Lying within the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property retains many of the hallmarks and features associated with the Victorian era including impressive ceiling heights, sash windows, a brick fireplace, dado rails and original doors. Having been subject to an extensive programme of refurbishment by the current owners, the property in its present form is offered to an excellent standard with notable works including replacement windows and doors and installation of engineered oak flooring in addition to underfloor heating in the kitchen and ground-floor shower room. Further works include a replacement staircase with improved access, a high-specification open plan kitchen/dining room and installation of ground-floor shower room. Offering bright, generously proportioned rooms throughout, The Old School House further benefits form landscaped front gardens with summer house, flourishing flower beds, multiple seating areas and border hedging. An allocated driveway provides private off-street parking for approximately four vehicles set behind a five-bar gate, a separate area of garden to the rear via a shared access road and is well stocked with a number of beds, fruit trees and useful timber-framed external store with seating area beyond affording outstanding views across the adjacent landscape.

With timber door to front opening to:

ENTRANCE HALL: 6' 1" x 5' 6" (1.87m x 1.68m) With engineered oak flooring throughout, timber-framed windows to side and stained-glass panel door opening to:

INNER HALL: With door to useful under stair storage recess and further door to shelved storage. Engineered oak flooring and original door opening to:

SITTING ROOM: 15' 4" narrowing to 14' 2" x 12' 9" (4.68m narrowing to 4.34m x 3.90m) A classically Victorian reception space with sash window to front affording an attractive aspect across the well-screened private, flourishing garden. The focal point of the room is a redbrick fireplace with granite hearth, oak mantle over and inset wood burning stove. Recessed book shelving, dado rail, engineered oak flooring and central ceiling rose.

DINING ROOM: 12' 9" x 10' 11" (3.89m x 3.33m) Enjoying a direct, open link with the kitchen/breakfast room with sash window to front, engineered oak flooring and bespoke staircase off. Three fitted base-level storage units set beneath composite preparation surfaces and opening to:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 12' 9" x 10' 11" (3.89m x 3.33m) A high-specification fitted kitchen comprising a matching range of soft-close base and wall units with composite surfaces over. Fitted appliances include a Neff combination fan oven with microwave oven above and a Neff fan oven with hide-and-slide doors below, a four-ring induction hob with extraction above and dishwasher. LED spotlights, patterned tiled flooring and panel-glazed double doors opening to the front gardens. Door to:

REAR HALL: 5' 6" x 4' 10" (1.69m x 1.48m) With window to rear, patterned tiled flooring and half-height panel-glazed door opening to outside. Opening to:

UTILITY ROOM: 5' 10" x 4' 11" (1.78m x 1.50m) Fitted with a single base and wall unit, stainless-steel single sink unit within a preparation surface, mixer tap above and window to side and also housing oil-fired boiler.

SHOWER ROOM: 8' 8" x 6' 3" (2.65m x 1.92m) Fitted with ceramic WC, wall-hung wash handbasin, separately screened shower with both mounted and hand-held chrome shower attachments and tiled underfloor heating throughout. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. Recessed fitted shelving on approach.

First floor

LANDING: With both sash and archway windows to front elevation, dado rail and door to:

BEDROOM 1: 15' 5" narrowing to 13' 11" x 12' 9" (4.71m narrowing to 4.26m x 3.90m) An impressive principal bedroom with sash window to front, dado rail and useful corner storage recess. Affording elevated views across the landscaped gardens and farmland.

BEDROOM 2: 13' 7" narrowing to 10' 0" x 12' 3" (4.16m narrowing to 3.05m x 3.75m) With sash window to front affording views across the gardens and farmland beyond. Notable features include original skirting and dado rail.

BEDROOM 3: 12' 7" narrowing to 10' 6" x 9' 6" (3.84m narrowing to 3.22m x 2.92m) With casement window range to rear, a versatile room ideally suited as a third bedroom or office/study if so required, with door to linen store housing water cylinder.

SHOWER ROOM: 7' 0" x 6' 2" (2.15m x 1.89m) Partly tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, wash handbasin within a base-level unit and separately screened shower with both mounted and hand-held chrome shower attachments. Obscured glass window to rear.

Outside A picturesque individual period property set behind a rendered exterior and of brick construction beneath a pitched clay tiled roofline. Approached via a substantial five-bar gate opening into an area of off-street parking for approximately four vehicles. A timber-framed workshop provides alternative use as a versatile external store with adjacent woodstore, established border planting to rear and summer house with electricity connected.

Behind the property is a 9' 0" x 9' 0" (2.74m x 2.74m) log cabin with electricity and lighting which could be used as a home office.

A further area of garden is set to the rear of the property beyond land within the curtilage of Little Horkesley village hall. With a post-and-rail bordered hedge line, this area provides considerable potential for private off-street parking, vegetable garden, orchard or as lawn with a further timber-framed external store to rear and seating area affording exceptional views across the rolling valley encompassing the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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

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