Great Horkesley, Colchester, Essex


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  • Bedrooms: 4
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Set on a rural lane amidst open farmland on the periphery of the commutable North Essex village of Great Horkesley. Offered to the market for the first time in approximately 75 years, this substantial four bedroom detached unlisted period property is being extended by the current owners and offered for sale with the benefit of a number of ancillary outbuildings. Enjoying characterful accommodation of approximately 2,200 sq ft arranged via three/four reception rooms with notable period features including exposed Victorian brick work, open fireplaces, deep skirting, terracotta tiled flooring, pine doors and a particularly distinctive 29ft Rayburn kitchen/breakfast room with central island and views over open farmland. Further benefits to the property include a detached workshop/barn with independent parking facilities, and triple garage with further off-street parking, adjacent salon ideally suited as an excellent home business unit (subject to the necessary planning consents), summer house and south facing gardens to side with a total plot size of approximately 0.2 acres.

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ENTRANCE HALL: 4' 5" x 3' 6" (1.37m x 1.08m) With tiled flooring throughout, windows to side and clouded panel glazed door to:

SITTING ROOM: 19' 3" x 10' 5" (5.87m x 3.18m) A distinctive reception room with a central Victorian style fireplace with slate hearth, exact tile surround and wooden mantle over with inset grill. Exposed brick chimney breast, brick recesses to side and a range of bespoke, floor-to-ceiling shelving units. Door to:

DINING ROOM: 20' 10" x 9' 9" (6.36m x 2.98m) Centrally located within this individual period residence with terracotta tiled floor throughout, affording a dual aspect with windows to sides and central oak ceiling timber. Further features include an exposed redbrick fireplace, deep skirting and painted brick supports. Door to:

SNUG: 11' 1" x 10' 5" (3.38m x 3.20m) A versatile room currently being used as a less formal sitting area with window to front, central redbrick fireplace with grey brick hearth, bressumer beam over and inset wood burning stove.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 29' 9" x 21' 3" (9.08m x 6.48m) An outstanding open plan addition enjoying a dual aspect with window to rear overlooking gardens and farmland beyond, stable door to outside and bi-folding doors opening to side terrace. Terracotta tiled flooring throughout and fitted with a matching range of bespoke base and wall units with worktops over and tiling above. Ceramic butler sink unit with stainless steel mixer tap over and sky lights above. Four door Rayburn oven with tiling above and extraction over, four-ring Smeg ceramic hob with extraction over and Neff oven with grill above. A central island with a ceramic sink unit with ample range of further base level storage and space and plumbing for a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer. LED lighting throughout and staircase off.

STUDY: 9' 6" x 5' 11" (2.90m x 1.82m) With stripped timber flooring, recessed shelving units and window to side. Spotlights throughout and Velux window to side.

GROUND FLOOR BATHROOM: 10' 9" x 5' 0" (3.28m x 1.54m) With tiled flooring throughout and fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash hand basin and bath with tiling above and shower attachment. Clouded glazed window to rear and spotlights throughout.

First floor

LANDING: With window to front, linen cupboard housing water cylinder with water tank above. Hatch to loft and door to walk-in storeroom with fitted shelving.

MASTER BEDROOM: 25' 8" x 10' 9" (7.84m x 3.29m) Forming part of a two storey extension to the property with windows to side and rear affording a southerly aspect to side over private gardens and open farmland to rear.

BEDROOM 2: 11' 1" x 10' 5" (3.40m x 3.18m) With window to front, feature brick wall, views over paddock land.

BEDROOM 3: 11' 6" x 10' 5" (3.52m x 3.20m) With window to front and deep skirting.

BEDROOM 4: 11' 3" x 9' 8" (3.45m x 2.96m) With windows to side and rear. Deep skirting and feature brick wall.

SHOWER ROOM: 10' 3" x 5' 2" (3.13m x 1.60m) With part tongue and groove panelling, deep skirting and fitted with ceramic WC, spherical wash hand basin within a base level unit and fully tiled separately screened shower unit with chrome shower attachment.

Outside Situated on Holly Lane, this rarely available individual property is particularly distinctive with its rendered finish beneath a sloped roofline with hedge line to front, five-bar gate opening into an area of off-street parking for approximately four/five vehicles. Direct access is in turn provided:

TRIPLE GARAGE: 31' 4" x 16' 0" (9.56m narrowing to 5.70m x 4.88m) With two sets of twin hinge doors to front, light and power connected. Adjacent to the garage is a salon which is a particularly versatile and used as a home office, business or scope for annexe accommodation (subject to the necessary planning consents).

SALON: 13' 8" x 12' 2" (4.19m x 3.71m) With electric heating, windows to side, tiled flooring throughout, water connected and LED lighting. Two Velux windows offer further natural light with stable door to outside. Door to:

KITCHENETTE: 6' 9" x 5' 10" (2.08m x 1.79m) With a matching range of base and wall units with worktops over and tiling above. Twin stainless steel spherical sink units with mixer tap above, space and plumbing for fridge and dishwasher.

CLOAKROOM: 5' 5" x 3' 6" (1.66m x 1.09m) Fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash hand basin and clouded glazed window to side.

DETACHED WORKSHOP/OFFICE: Of brick construction with timber clad exterior, twin doors to front and stable doors to side. The workshop/office retains its own parking facilities with independent driveway for approximately four vehicles.

ROOM 1: 27' 0" x 19' 6" (8.25m x 5.95m max) Completed to first fix with internal pipework, electricity and drainage. Window to rear overlooking farmland.

ROOM 2: 16' 3" x 10' 7" (4.96m x 3.23m) With window to rear overlooking farmland.

ROOM 3: 10' 7" x 6' 0" (3.23m x 1.85m) With shower tray, hot and cold water piping with provisions for waste disposal.

GARDEN Enveloping the property and its ancillary buildings are the gardens which are set to various 'rooms' with distinctive hedge line borders to side and rear, various expanses of lawn, a side terrace, summer house and range of fledgling trees.

SERVICES: Mains water from Holly Lodge Farm and electricity are connected. Private drainage. Oil-fired heating to radiators. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.

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David Burr

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