Dedham Road, Stratford St Mary, Colchester, CO7


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Available with no onward chain, this intriguing 16th century house offers spacious accommodation internally with the potential to develop the existing layout. Externally the well-managed, landscaped gardens encompass an extensive pond and steam network along with a fenced pool area. The house is conveniently located close to the villages of Stratford St Mary and Dedham, we highly recommend a viewing.

INFORMATION Grade two listed and dating from 1590 with later extensions and revisions, the cottage is predominantly of timber frame construction under a tiled roof with rendered elevations, internally there is a good level of loft insulation and a number of double glazed wooden windows benefiting heat retention. Heating and hot water are via an LPG fired boiler to radiators and taps throughout. Drainage is provided by a regularly maintained septic tank, mains water and electric are connected. The property has been recently redecorated and re-carpeted throughout with plant serviced and certificated.

STRATFORD ST MARY is situated mid-way between the major towns of Colchester and Ipswich with an excellent range of shopping and transport facilities. Main line railway stations in Colchester/Manningtree provide an extensive service to Liverpool Street, regional airport of Stansted within one hours drive. The village has its own post office stores, petrol station, public houses and only a short walk to Hall Farm Shop and restaurant. Being situated in the heart of the Dedham Vale there are many delightful walks from the village into the surrounding countryside. Local facilities include the primary and pre-school education, Parish church and many local groups and organisations. Catchment area for East Bergholt High School, independent schools in Colchester and Ipswich.

SERVICES Mains water and electric are connected to the property.

Babergh District Council 01473 822801 Council Tax Band - D EPC – N/A

Please Note: As vendors agents we are unable to give any guarantee as to the condition of any appliance included (where mentioned) in the property. The photographs are provided to show the internal and external appearance of the building and in no way should a buyer assume that any contents are to be included either inside or out.

BEDROOM ONE 12'6 x 12'1 windows to the front (S) and side (W), large wardrobe and shower cubicle recessed into the wall.

BEDROOM TWO 11'0 x 10'6 increasing to 13'2 dual windows to the side (E), room is split level with a small feature window the landing.

BEDROOM THREE 10'5 x 9'0 windows to the front (S) and side (E).

BEDROOM FOUR 11'7 x 9'11 window to the rear (N) overlooking the pool area, access to eves storage and the airing cupboard.

LANDING 15'5 x 7'8 window to the front, loft access and stairs to the ground floor.

SITTING ROOM 18'4 x 14'7 windows to the front and side, fireplace with brick hearth and log burning stove, central support beam and doors to the hallway and:

DINING ROOM 14'9 x 11'11 window to the front, fireplace with feature terracotta pipes, door through to the sun room and open through exposed beam work to the:

KITCHEN 11'9 x 9'10 window to the rear terrace and sun room serving window, Hardwood veneer flooring extending into the hallway. Range of wooden fronted wall and base units to three sides providing ample storage, worktop space to three side with inset stainless steel sink and drainer. Space for a range style cooker with integrated extractor over, space for double fridge freezer.

SUN ROOM 16'9 x 13'3 of wood construction on a brick base, fully glazed to three sides with glazed roofing. Tiled floor and double doors to the rear, dual radiators, power and light.

BATHROOM 9'1 x 8'3 opaque windows to the side and rear, tiled walls to waist height. The green suite extends to a panel bath, w/c and wash basin.

REAR HALL 9'0 x 4'1 hardwood flooring doors to the w/c and boiler/boot room.

DOUBLE GARAGE 21'6 x 18'6 two sets of double vehicle doors to the front with ample internal space and personnel door to the side.

STUDIO 20'9 x 13'0 accessed via a set of recently renewed wooden stairs to a wood panel door, the room is laid to carpet with night storage heaters, light and a window to the far end. The provision for water and drainage exists downstairs in the garage and subject to planning could lend the studio to annex or holiday let use.

OUTSIDE entrance from the road via wooden five bar gate onto an expanse of gravel leading to the house and garage separated from the garden by a low redbrick wall. The main area of garden sweeps around the rear of the garage and runs to the roadside, it is laid to lawn interspersed with mature trees and has defined boundaries. The principal feature of the garden is the large raised pond recently de-silted, stream fed from the North-Western side of the garden to a weir itself controlling the flow downstream through the garden in a defined brook.

The swimming pool is in a fenced off sheltered area above the rear terrace, it is heated via an electric heat exchanger, fully lined with a summer and winter cover. Wooden pool house and high slide into the pool are within the fenced area. Directly to the rear of the house is an area of terrace that wraps around the sun room and provides a sheltered area for summer use, a further shed lies to the front boundary. Overall the gardens are intriguing with great potential.

Arrange viewing 01206 299222

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