Great Oakley, Harwich, Essex


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION An idyllic three bedroom detached unlisted period cottage understood to date from the early 1800's enjoying an enviable setting, nestled within open countryside just a short distance from the centre of the ever popular North Essex village of Great Oakley. The cottage is accessible to both Colchester town centre (15 miles) in addition to the award winning coastal towns of Harwich and Frinton on Sea, the latter offering both a 9 and 18 hole golf course. The property has enjoyed sympathetic restoration in recent years with a clear attention to detail and evident focus on high quality fixtures, fittings and materials utilised throughout. Providing a seamless blend between both period and contemporary living with bespoke, individual features the property has retained a number of exposed timbers and studwork, an open fireplace with inset electric stove, double glazed UPVC windows and an attractive aspect over the established gardens. Further benefits to the property include a double carport with adjoining store and gardens abutting open farmland with a total plot size of approximately 0.3 acres.

Panel glazed UPVC door opening to:

ENTRANCE HALL: A bright, inviting entrance with tiled flooring throughout, exposed timberwork and staircase off. Opening to:

KITCHEN: 3.68m x 3.63m (12' 0" x 11' 10") Enjoying a south-westerly dual aspect with windows to side and patio doors to rear opening to an area of raised decking with gardens beyond. The kitchen offer a bespoke range of oak fronted base and wall units with granite worktops over and upstands above. A central granite topped island provides an ideal breakfast bar/informal eating area with the kitchen further benefitting from a range of integrated appliances. Opening to:

DINING ROOM: 5.16m x 4.17m (16' 11" x 13' 8") Linking exceptionally well with the kitchen and immediately characterised by an array exposed timberwork with twin floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the gardens and further window to front providing a dual aspect. The dining room is a particularly pleasant aspect of the house with a central open fireplace, granite hearth, timber mantle and inset electric stove. Door with Suffolk latch opening to:

SITTING ROOM: 5.36m x 4.22m (17' 7" x 13' 10") Showcasing high quality craftsmanship via the bespoke store units and further under stair recess this room provides a triple aspect with windows to front, side and rear with a central ceiling timber and further exposed timbers off. Notable further features a wall mounted electric fire and internal glazed window overlooking the staircase/entrance hall.

CLOAKROOM: Fitted with ceramic WC, wash hand basin with window to rear.

First floor

LANDING: Centrally located within the property and providing access to all bedrooms. Door to:

MASTER BEDROOM: 4.57m x 4.29m (14' 11" x 14' 0") Set beneath a vaulted roofline and enjoying a dual south-westerly aspect with elevated views over the garden, paddock land beyond and farmland distant. Recessed fitted wardrobe and door with Suffolk latch opening to:

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Principally tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, wash hand basin and recessed fully screened shower unit with wall mounted shower attachment. Window to rear.

BEDROOM 2: 5.26m x 2.72m (17' 3" x 8' 11") A vastly characterful room with exposed low level brickwork, an array of complementing timbers with central rotation lighting and three sets of casement windows. The front, side and rear afforded numerous different aspects over the surrounding gardens and farmland. Further features include a Victorian style cast iron fireplace, red brick feature wall and bespoke, recessed fitted wardrobe units.

BEDROOM 3: 3.86m x 3.58m (12' 7" x 11' 8") Largely comparable to the master suite in its overall footprint and similarly offering an attractive dual aspect over the gardens and farmland to front. Features include windows to front and side and exposed timberwork.

FAMILY BATHROOM: Exceptionally presented and principally tiled with fittings including a ceramic WC, pedestal wash hand basin and free standing roll-top, claw foot bath with shower attachment over. Velux skylight to rear and set beneath a vaulted roofline.

Outside The property is discretely set on Beaumont Road, nestled in rural surroundings with far reaching views from every aspect of farmland to front and paddock land with undulating countryside beyond to the rear. The property is approached via a substantial gravel driveway with a five bar gate opening to an expansive area of off street parking for multiple vehicles. Direct access is in turn provided to:

DOUBLE CARPORT: 6.12m x 4.09m (20' 0" x 13' 5") Offering excellent scope for a variety of uses with adjoining workshop, light and power connected and personnel door to:

WORKSHOP: 4.22m x 2.79m (13' 10" x 9' 2") With windows to front and sides. Light and power connected. Door to outside.

GARDEN The gardens are one of the properties strongest assets, enveloping the cottage and enjoying a 6ft hedged border to front and side. A French drain borders the property, abutting impressive lawns with a total plot size of approximately 0.3 acres. A decked rear terrace is ideally placed to enjoy the early afternoon to evening sun with views over the gardens which are well stocked with a diverse range of mature trees. To the rear of the gardens feature a number of flower beds with the kitchen garden well stocked with diverse produce and ample raised beds. Within the grounds are garden stores, a greenhouse and number of seating areas deliberately placed to embrace the views over the adjoining paddock land.

SERVICES: Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. 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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