5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale
This substantial, Grade Two Listed family home was converted and extended by our clients in 2000, with a view to creating a versatile and substantial property that was well-suited to entertaining, especially during the summer months.
Although the property is rich in character with beams and studwork visible in most spaces, large areas have been left open-plan and a number of substantial windows were incorporated into the conversion. This has allowed a significant movement of light throughout the home, a characteristic not always typical of barn conversions.
The accommodation centres on a double height dining/sitting room which has full height windows on both its eastern and western elevations, a limestone floor, an exposed red-brick plinth, exposed studwork and a feature inglenook fireplace and stack, all of which can be enjoyed from a Minstrel's gallery above.
The traditionally designed L-shaped kitchen/breakfast room has double doors to the garden and includes space for a large breakfast table, bespoke oak units, granite surfaces, a butler's sink and a large gas-fired Aga.
A substantial master-bedroom suite is secluded at one corner of the house (accessed from a half-landing) and includes a large en-suite bath/shower room, a walk-through dressing room and double doors to the poolside. Other ground floor accommodation includes several very light areas of open hallway with plenty of storage, a WC, a bathroom, a utility room, a snug, study and separate (triple aspect) family room.
There are three first-floor areas which incorporate three additional double bedrooms. These all have their own en-suite facilities; either a bathroom or a shower room in each case. One of the bedrooms was originally divided in two, forming identical children's rooms with a shared shower room (as demonstrated in the floorplan) - this could easily be restored to make two rooms.
In Summer 2021 full planning permission and listed building consent was granted for the demolition of a stable block and for the construction of a detached single storey annex. This will include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study, a WC and an open-plan kitchen/living room. PDF’s of the plans are available on request.
The Garden & Outbuildings
Within its 2.1 acres of garden the house includes two former stable buildings. The first is mentioned above and currently measures fifty-feet and currently includes a gym area, an office area, two store rooms and a kitchen.
The second former stable is within the original walled courtyard and has been used as a dining barn during the summer months. It is found next to the swimming pool and has an attached changing room and sauna.
The walled garden and swimming pool make for an ideal entertaining and relaxing environment in the summer months. It also includes areas of patio and deck, all of which face west for afternoon and evening sun.
Beyond the walled garden there is an expansive area of lawn that includes a-number-of large trees and well-kept beds. To the front and side of the house there is a tree-lined large driveway, ample parking, a patio that faces south (for morning sun) and a front lawn with various shrubs and trees. The property includes a fenced ménage within its grounds.
A 2500 square foot former agricultural barn is located beyond the house. This has a variety of potential uses in its current form and may also be suitable for conversion (stp).
Hill House Farm is one of three houses on a private drive in the popular village of West Bergholt, close to Colchester in north Essex.
The village is extremely popular with City of London commuters due to its proximity to Colchester North mainline station where direct service runs with a journey time of fifty minutes. Within walking distance of the property West Bergholt includes two shops, a pharmacy, a good primary school, a restaurant, and two public houses.
Postcode: CO6 3JX
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Points to note
We understand the property is connected to mains gas, electricity and water and has a private drainage system.
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