Detached House   5 bedroom(s)   3 bathroom(s)   4 reception room(s)
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PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Set amidst open farmland and paddock land, on the periphery of the much sought-after village of West Bergholt is a five-bedroom (two en-suite) detached Grade II listed period farmhouse. Having been subject to a comprehensive programme of extension, adaption and enhancement by the current owners, the property is presented to the market in excellent condition throughout, blending a wealth of original period detail with high specification contemporary fittings. Offering an accommodation schedule in excess of 3,000 sq ft, in its current form the accommodation schedule is arranged via three distinctive reception rooms with an open plan, south facing part vaulted kitchen/breakfast room and offers further scope for the western wing of the property to be used as a self-contained annexe/ancillary accommodation if so required. Notable retained features include an extensive range of exposed timbers and studwork, original brick fireplaces with wood burning stoves, bay windows and an original bakehouse which has been incorporated into the principal dwelling with glass viewing screen to the well below. Complementing the original period detail is an oak topped, bespoke AGA kitchen/part vaulted breakfast room with oak flooring, Travertine tiling, stable doors, French doors opening to the gardens and plantation shutters to the snug. Set within convenient reach of Colchester North Station, the A12 trunk road, the village bus route and Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property further offers an array of outbuildings including a four-bay carport with adjoining store, detached garage and further outbuildings set within the grounds. In all offering a total plot size of approximately 1.25 acres comprising a wealth of English oak trees, established hedge line borders and further diverse range of fledgling trees.
Archway timber door with glass viewing screen opening to:
ENTRANCE PORCH: 4' 9" x 2' 11" (1.45m x 0.91m) With tiled flooring, twin seating areas and glass viewing screens to side. Stable door opening to:
ENTRANCE HALL: 14' 11" x 6' 4" (4.57m x 1.95m) With staircase off, tiled flooring throughout and panel door to:
SITTING ROOM: 15' 1" x 14' 0" (4.62m x 4.28m) Enjoying a dual aspect affording a south-westerly orientation with leaded light casement windows to side and bay window to front with window seat. Offering an extensive range of exposed timbers and studwork with notable distinctive features including a plastered fireplace with brick hearth and inset cylinder style wood burning stove.
DINING ROOM: 14' 8" x 13' 6" into bay (4.48m x 4.12m into bay) With bay window to front and window seat, central fireplace with brick hearth and inset wood burning stove. Recess to side and enjoying an extensive range of exposed timberwork.
AGA KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 35' 1" x 13' 8" (10.71m x 4.19m) An exceptionally bright entertaining space enhanced by the south-facing side aspect with the kitchen comprising a matching range of traditional farmhouse style bespoke solid wood units with oak preparation surfaces over and upstands above. A central island provides a practically positioned seating area with three-door AGA set within a recessed tiled fireplace. The kitchen units are interspersed with a ceramic sink unit with vegetable drainer to side, mixer tap over and four-door electric oven with five-ring gas hob over, plate warmer and extraction hood above. Space for fridge/freezer, engineered oak flooring throughout and range of LED spotlights. The kitchen opens directly to the:
VAULTED GARDEN ROOM: Set on a brick base with a glazed surround on two sides with a pitched roofline, exposed timber struts and French doors opening to the side terrace.
PANTRY: 9' 6" x 4' 0" (2.91m x 1.23m) With range of wall shelving, casement window to rear and space for freezer if so required. Hatch to loft.
SNUG: 18' 4" x 12' 5" (5.60m x 3.79m) Understood to have originally existed as a bakehouse, the third reception room of the property shows evidence of an outstanding brick fireplace with herringbone patterned hearth, bread oven, array of original brickwork and timbers and glass viewing screen over well. Afforded a triple aspect with windows to sides and rear with plantation shutters, views across the rear gardens and easterly aspect. Door to side opening to exterior walkway.
CLOAKROOM: 6' 9" x 2' 10" (2.07m x 0.87m) Fitted with ceramic WC and wash handbasin with a gloss fronted base unit. Tiled flooring throughout.
BEDROOM 4: 18' 6" x 13' 4" (5.66m x 4.08m) Forming part of the western wing of the property with a significant single storey side extension comprising two bedrooms with bedroom four characterised via a 12-foot vaulted roofline with casement windows to front, side and Velux window to front elevation. Two exposed crossbeam timbers with ceiling struts, door to:
BEDROOM 5: 19' 7" narrowing to 15' 10" x 13' 4" (5.98m narrowing to 4.85m x 4.08m) The principal bedroom suite within the western wing of the property with French doors to rear opening to a raised terrace, further casement window to rear in addition to Velux window to the front elevation. Two exposed ceiling struts with support timbers, LED spotlights, wall lights and door to:
DRESSING ROOM: 13' 4" x 4' 0" (4.08m x 1.22m) With casement window to side, fitted hanging rails and hatch to loft.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 9' 6" x 6' 1" (2.90m x 1.87m) Fitted with ceramic WC, Roca wash handbasin within a floating gloss fronted unit and walk-in double shower unit with Travertine tiling, glass screen to front, spotlights and both mounted and hand-held shower attachments. Wall-mounted heated towel radiator and obscured glass window to side.
LANDING: 15' 3" x 10' 2" (4.66m x 3.10m) A substantial landing offering scope for use as a first-floor office/study if so required with casement window to front affording views across the gardens and farmland beyond. Significant exposed timber crossbeam, further exposed studwork and opening to inner hall with casement window to side and panel door to:
BEDROOM 1: 13' 5" x 10' 5" (4.11m x 3.19m) Afforded a dual aspect with casement window to side and rear affording a north easterly aspect with views to side across paddock land to rear over the gardens. Panel door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 10' 4" x 4' 5" (3.15m x 1.36m) Fitted with ceramic WC, Roca wash handbasin within a floating gloss fronted unit, fully tiled shower unit with shower attachment and wall-mounted heated towel rail.
BEDROOM 2: 13' 11" x 9' 3" (4.26m x 2.82m) With casement window to front affording views across the gardens and farmland beyond. Exposed timber crossbeams and recessed fitted wardrobe.
BEDROOM 3: 15' 3" x 8' 9" (4.65m x 2.67m) With casement windows to front, recessed wardrobes/storage space and exposed timberwork.
FAMILY BATHROOM: 8' 5" x 7' 2" (2.58m x 2.20m) Fitted with ceramic WC, Roca wash handbasin within a floating gloss fronted unit and oval free-standing bath with centrally positioned shower attachment. Wall-mounted heated towel rail, obscured glass window to side and hatch to loft. Door to linen store housing pressurised water cylinder with useful fitted shelving.
Outside Positioned on Bures Road, the farmhouse is well set back with a particularly striking double fronted elevation with oriel bay windows and patterned clay tiled roof lines with twin chimney stacks. Benefitting from two driveway approaches, the access to the south is shingled and opens into an area of private parking for approximately eight vehicles. Direct access is then provided to the:
FOUR VEHICLE OPEN CARPORT: 32' 8" x 16' 5" (9.97m x 5.02m) With four vehicle spaces arranged via two open bays with double doors to side, loft storage space and both light and power connected. Attached to the carport is a:
STORE: 19' 4" x 13' 0" (5.91m x 3.98m) With twin doors to front.
GARAGE: 24' 0" x 11' 6" (7.32m x 3.51m) Re-roofed during the clients' tenure.
Sitting particularly well within its grounds, a paved walkway to the side and rear provides a convenient walkway with an enclosed south-facing terrace ideally placed to maximise the orientation with raised deck terrace and direct access to the:
UTILITY STORE: 9' 4" x 9' 3" (2.86m x 2.84m) Fitted with a matching range of base units with stainless steel single sink unit, vegetable drainer to side and mixer tap above. Space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer.
GARDEN: The gardens envelope the property with a single expanse of lawn bordered by a mature hedge line with an array of English oak trees, further flourishing planting and central pond with reed bed covering. A silver birch tree is positioned slightly to the south with two further outbuildings set within the grounds, namely a useful external store and single garage.
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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