Caterpillar Cottage, Ford Street, Aldham, Colchester


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  • Bedrooms: 3
CATERPILLAR COTTAGE The main residence accessed via a storm porch opens to an entrance hallway providing access to the impressive dual aspect sitting room with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. The centre piece of the room is the attractive fireplace complete with log burner. Bi-fold doors provide access to the patio and rear garden.

The kitchen / breakfast room offers space for a range of appliances including free standing oven, fridge and dishwasher. Ample storage is provided via a good array of cupboards and drawers as well as a pantry. The dining area to the kitchen provides access to the garden beyond. The utility room has space and plumbing for a washing machine.

The master bedroom benefits from a built-in wardrobe and French Doors to the rear garden. The accompanying en-suite features a bath with shower mixer attachment, hand basin set within a vanity unit, toilet and heated towel rail.

From the hallway, an integral door provides access to the double garage, the study enjoys views of the rear garden and the cloakroom completes the ground floor and is comprised of toilet with hand basin.

Ascending the stairs to the first floor, both double bedrooms benefit from built-in wardrobes. The en-suite to the second bedroom features a bath with shower attachment, hand basin set within a vanity unit, toilet and heated towel rail.

The family bathroom completes the internal accommodation and features a bath, separate shower cubicle, toilet, hand basin set within a vanity unit and heated towel rail.

Heating to the property is via LPG gas, with the gas tank concealed below ground.

THE HORSE HOUSE / THE ANNEXE Separate from the main residence is the self-contained annexe, known as 'The Horse House'.

The accommodation on offer features a lounge with views to the front, kitchen with space for free standing appliances including a washing machine, cooker and fridge.

The bathroom is comprised of a bath, toilet, and handbasin. Heating is provided via LPG gas tank located to the rear of the annexe. The annexe totals 340 square feet of additional accommodation.

THE PIGGOT / THE ARTIST'S STUDIO (WORKSHOP) To the front of the plot is a separate artist's studio / workshop, known as 'The Piggot', (with power and lighting), that is subdivided into three rooms, and provides a further 383 square feet of usable space for a variety of possible uses.

OUTSIDE The property is approached via a shared gated gravel driveway with electronic entry system. There is ample off-road parking and a double garage attached to the main residence.

The large enclosed rear garden features many mature trees and shrubs as well as a vegetable patch. A patio to the rear of the property is accessed from the sitting room, the kitchen / breakfast room and the master bedroom and provides an excellent space for entertaining.

To one side of the patio there is an attractive pergola and pond. The total plot approaches 0.5 acres.

SITUATION Caterpillar Cottage is located in the popular village of Aldham to the West of Colchester. The local primary school was rated as 'Outstanding' at the latest Ofsted report.

Marks Tey mainline railway station is a s short drive away providing access to London Liverpool Street in around 50 minutes.

The nearby bustling town of Colchester has all the leisure, recreational and entertainment attractions expected of a major regional town. Colchester also provides a range of highly sought-after schooling options including Holmwood House Prep School, St Marys School for Girls and the Royal Grammar School.

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