Detached House   6 bedroom(s)   4 bathroom(s)   4 reception room(s)
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PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: An outstanding example of blending an originally period property with a high specification contemporary extension is a six-bedroom (three en-suite) detached property set amidst open farmland and on the periphery of the much sought-after village of Wormingford. Located on the Suffolk/Essex border, the property offers an accommodation schedule of approximately 3,500 sq ft having been subject to a comprehensive programme of adaption, extension and enhancement by the current owners with significant two-storey extension completed in 2012. With recorded deeds suggesting the property was owned by a cousin of John Constable, the property is understood to have originally existed as three timber framed cottages and in its current form is arranged via four distinctive reception rooms with the central granite topped, bespoke kitchen/breakfast/family room enjoying a southerly rear aspect with bi-folding doors opening across the south-facing rear aspect being of particular note. Ideally suited as a family home in offering six bedrooms with three en-suite shower rooms, Crown Cottage has been further enhanced by the installation of Cat-5 wiring, external CCTV system, superfast broadband and a 'wet' underfloor heating system. Further benefits to the property include particularly versatile outbuildings offering potential scope for redevelopment use as part of a substantial garage block or possible conversion to annexe/ancillary residential premises (subject to the necessary planning consents). Set within a total grounds of approximately 1.4 acres, the property embraces a southerly rear aspect with Indian sandstone terrace and established gardens and parking, with views across open farmland.
ENTRANCE PORCH: An original timber door, exposed timber and studwork, window seat and pamment brick flooring. Original door opening to:
SITTING ROOM: This impressive timbered sitting room offers two sash windows to front, central ceiling timbers, exposed studwork and seven-foot ceiling heights. A raised fireplace with brick hearth and inset wood burning stove with mantle over and opening to:
DINING ROOM: With sash window to front, extensive exposed timber work on a brick base, central ceiling timber and brick fireplace with hearth and mantle over.
STUDY: (Accessed via door with Suffolk latch from sitting room) Afforded a dual aspect with three window range to front and further casement window to rear. A generous sized study with extensive timberwork, central crossbeam and corner store.
AGA KITCHEN/BREAKFAST/FAMILY ROOM: Forming the principal feature of an outstanding two-storey rear/side extension to the property completed in 2012, with handmade traditional shaker style kitchen units with granite preparation surfaces and upstands above. The focal point of the kitchen is a four-door electric AGA with further fitted appliances including two Neff convection fan ovens, five-ring Neff induction hob with extraction above and double ceramic Belfast sink units with waste disposal set within a central granite topped island with fitted dishwasher. Space for full-height American style fridge/freezer. The wall units further benefit from an up-lighting feature with electricity points below the breakfast bar within the granite topped island which in turn offers an extensive range of further base level storage. Range of LED spotlights, engineered oak flooring with 'wet' underfloor heating system and with dining and further seating area beyond. Two sets of bi-folding doors provide a direct aspect onto the Indian sandstone rear terrace embracing the southerly rear aspect enjoyed by the principal entertaining space. With study recess to corner, staircase off and oak door to:
PANTRY: With polished stone tiled flooring, lighting and sockets.
UTILITY ROOM: Fitted with a matching range of shaker style base units with wood-effect worktops over, tiling above. Space and plumbing for washing machine/dryer and further dishwasher and a stainless-steel single sink unit with mixer tap above. Tiled flooring throughout, panel glazed door to outside and door to storeroom housing control systems.
CLOAKROOM: Partly tiled and fitted with ceramic WC and pedestal heritage wash handbasin. Window to side.
PLAYROOM: A versatile further reception room set immediately off the kitchen with bay window to rear and integrated oak topped shelving storage.
INNER HALL: Providing a link between the kitchen/breakfast/family room and parking area, with polished natural stone tiled flooring, panelled door to outside with adjacent glass screening and 'wet' underfloor heating system, oak door to:
BOOT ROOM: With casement window to rear, ample fitted cloaks and boot storage, also housing oil-fired boiler.
LANDING: A T-shaped landing providing access to all bedrooms and family bathroom, with exposed timber work to the original pre-18th Century building, central Velux skylight and door to linen store housing pressurised water cylinder and extensive range of fitted shelving.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM: With two window ranges to rear affording an elevated aspect with views across the south-facing rear gardens and adjacent farmland. A substantial principal suite that offers scope for subdivision into two separate bedrooms if so required with range of LED lighting, panel oak doors to storeroom, walk-in wardrobe with lighting and further door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Fully tiled and fitted with RAK Ceramics WC, double-width wash handbasin within a floating gloss fronted unit and fully tiled separately screened shower with mounted and hand-held chrome shower attachments.
BEDROOM 2: Afforded a dual aspect with sash window to front and casement window to rear, extensive timber and studwork and corner fitted wardrobe. Step up and door with Suffolk latch to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Fully tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, Heritage pedestal wash handbasin and fully tiled separately screened shower with both mounted and hand-held chrome shower attachments. Wall-mounted heated towel rail and window to side affording views across farmland.
BEDROOM 3: With sash window to front, wealth of exposed timber and studwork and door to corner wardrobe. Step up and door with Suffolk latch opening to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Fully tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, Heritage pedestal wash handbasin and fully tiled separately screened shower with both mounted and hand-held chrome shower attachments. Door to storeroom with useful fitted shelving.
BEDROOM 4: Forming part of the two-storey side and rear extension and affording a dual aspect with three-window range to rear affording a southerly aspect across the rear gardens and further window to side with views across adjacent farmland.
BEDROOM 5: With sash window to front, a wealth of exposed timber and studwork.
BEDROOM 6: With sash window to front, exposed timber and studwork.
FAMILY BATHROOM: Fitted with ceramic WC, Heritage pedestal wash hand-basin and bath with shower attachment over, half-height tongue-and-groove panelling, wall-mounted heated towel rail and window to side.
Outside The property is located on the periphery of the village, set immediately adjacent to the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and approached via a double width shingled area of off-street parking with space for approximately eight vehicles.
An Indian sandstone rear terrace provides an ideal seating/entertaining area spanning the width of the property with timbered border beyond leading directly to a single expanse of lawn with hedge line border. The gardens are interspersed with a range of both fledgling and mature trees, perennial and evergreen planting with a central weeping willow, red robin hedging and opening to the south with direct access to two particularly versatile outbuildings.
OUTBUILDING 1&2: Of brick construction and offering scope for redevelopment into a garage/cart lodge block or possible conversion into annexe/ancillary accommodation to the principal residence (subject to the necessary planning consents). Services including water, electric and broadband cabling have been run to the building in readiness for alternative use.
The grounds continue beyond the outbuildings into a more substantial expanse with surrounding treeline border and adjacent aspect across meadow and farmland.
AGENTS NOTE: Planning permission was approved in 2020 for a single-story rear/side extension. Application reference number 202064 details of which can be viewed at www.colchester.gov.uk/planning-search/
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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