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2 bedroom cottage

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2 bedroom
1 bathroom

Property features

  • Stunning detached cottage backing onto woodland, down a quiet country lane with a fifth of an acre (STS)
  • Large outbuilding, Log store and brick built circular reading room
  • Oil -fired central heating and wood burning stove
  • Brick built garage with power, Car Port, Parking for 6 cars
  • Self contained office and store
  • Sandblasted beamed walls and ceilings, Ledger & Braced latched internal doors
  • Refurbished bathroom with double ended slipper bath and separate shower cubicle
  • Large refurbished Rayburn kitchen with solid oak and granite worktops and oak fronted units

Property description

DETACHED GRADE II LISTED COTTAGE IN QUIET RURAL LOCATION. Lovingly restored and improved to an exceptional standard by the current owner. This part thatched, part red tiled property is set well back from a quiet country lane, in a plot of approx. 0.2 acre (STS) backing onto woodland. Whilst situated in the country, the property is just 4.3 miles from Colchester North Station with regular, fast commuter links to London Liverpool Street. The refitted kitchen has solid oak fronted units, a double butler sink and a mixture of granite and solid oak work surfaces. The bathroom has a double ended slipper bath plus separate shower cubicle. There is oil central heating via a recently fitted Rayburn plus a log burning stove in the sitting room. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with two paved and several different seating areas. There is a large, brick built garage with W.C., a loft above and attached office and store offering the potential to convert into an annex (subject to planning), a circular reading room, log store and a large utility outbuilding.

Directions - Leave Colchester on Bromley Road towards Great Bromley, then turn right into Chapel Lane, proceed for approximately a quarter of a mile until you come to a sharp left hand bend, the driveway to Ivy Cottage is to your right on the bend. Please park on the right in front of the pink garage.

Porch - Wooden entrance door from the garden, window to the side, brick tiled floor, wooden stable door leading to kitchen

Kitchen - 5.67m max x 3.44m max (18'7" max x 11'3" max) - Windows to the front, side and rear. Vaulted ceiling and period brick flooring, fitted with a range of beautiful, bespoke solid Oak fronted units and a mix of solid oak and granite work surfaces with double butler sink with mixer taps over. Integrated Neff washing machine & dishwasher. Walk-in pantry with window to the side. Five ring Smeg Calor gas hob. American style fridge freezer with cold water and ice maker (to remain). Cloak hanging area.

Breakfast Room - 4.28m x 3.64m (14'0" x 11'11") - Window to the rear overlooking the adjacent woodland, solid oak breakfast bar, recently fitted, oil fired Rayburn stove with double oven, hot plates plus boiler facility providing central heating and hot water. Fitted solid Oak fronted unit with granite work surface, wall mounted plate rack, high level built-in cubby hole with wooden doors, radiator

Sitting Room - 3.25m x 3.04m (10'7" x 9'11") - Windows to both the front and side, timber door to front. Red brick fireplace with tiled hearth and solid oak mantle housing log burner. Built-in cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted wooden shelving over and further high level "cubby hole" with feature wooden doors, period brick floor, radiator

Inner Hallway - Borrowed light via window to dressing room, brick floor.

Bedroom One - 3.13m x 2.78m (10'3" x 9'1") - Lovely beamed room with window to the front, radiator

Dressing Room - 2.72m x 2.31m reducing (8'11" x 7'7" reducing) - Window to the side, two built-in wardrobes with radiator and lighting and storage shelf over, step down to bedroom one

Bedroom Two - 3.25m x 3.04m (10'7" x 9'11") - Window to the front, radiator

Bathroom - 3.28m x 2.76m max (10'9" x 9'0" max) - Window to the rear, recently fitted free standing, double ended slipper bath, separate walk-in shower cubicle, wash-stand basin and close coupled W.C, heated chrome rail radiator

Office - 3.81m x 2.69m (12'5" x 8'9") - Window to the rear, access to loft area with fitted ladder, fitted work surface, personal door to garage

Garage - 5.76m x 3.78m (18'10" x 12'4") - Wooden double doors to the front, windows to both sides, power and light connected

Garage Loft Room - 8.0m x 3.48m (26'2" x 11'5") - Windows to both the front and rear, power and light connected, good size area, currently used as a substantial storage room, accessed by a fitted ladder from the office, but with the potential to be converted into further living accommodation giving the possibility of an annex (subject to planning)

Garage Cloakroom - 1.21m x 0.83m (3'11" x 2'8") - Window to the side, situated inside the garage, adjacent to the office with W.C. and wash basin

Store - 2.70m x 2.32m (8'10" x 7'7") - Window to the side, power and light connected, access to small separate loft area

Circular Reading Room - 2.33m x 2.33m (7'7" x 7'7") - Windows to two sides, power and light fitted

Log Store - 3.58m x 2.35m (11'8" x 7'8") - Lowered floor and raised shelves providing easy log storage, power and light connected

Outbuilding - 6.35m x 3.96m (20'9" x 12'11") - Windows to both the rear and side this large, part brick, part timber framed building provides a large utility / storage space

Car Port & Driveway - Providing sufficient parking for up to 6 vehicles

Gardens - The property sits towards the rear of a substantial plot of approx. 0.2 acre with a small garden to the rear abutting onto the adjacent woodland and providing an ideal habitat for wildlife. There are large, formal gardens to the front and both sides where cobbled paths lead to an ivy covered walkway which in turn leads to the circular reading room. There are two paved seating areas, well maintained lawns with flower and shrub borders interspersed with mature fruit trees and divided by feature English box hedging. The garden is fully enclosed by fencing, making it ideal for dogs, with two front gateways leading to the driveway and parking.

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  • Chapel Lane, Crockleford Heath, Colchester
    1. Gallant

      Gallant Richardson - Colchester

      5 Culver Street West Colchester, Essex CO1 1JG

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