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Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7


5 Bedroom House For Sale

The Old Stables is a stylish period house converted, as the names suggests, from an early Victorian former stable block.

The house now includes five good-sized living rooms oriented around a very impressive kitchen/dining room. As such it makes for a superb home for large families, especially those who enjoy entertaining.

The property is hidden discreetly from view within gated gardens that encompass a private wood, an elevated deck with distant views over the Dedham Vale into Suffolk and several areas of walled garden. These combine to make a wonderful space for children to play and explore safely.

A detached annex would be ideal for grannies, guests or use as an office.

The Location is equally as special, being only half a mile from the centre of Dedham village at the heart of the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). As such, the house is within walking distance of many shops and restaurants plus Manningtree Mainline Station is only a short distance away by car (London Liverpool Street 60 minutes).

As the floorplan shows, the ground floor is orientated around a 35-foot split level kitchen/breakfast/dining room. This includes an electric Aga, stripped wood flooring, two sets of French doors to the garden, all necessary fitted appliances and several preparation areas.

There are four further reception rooms arranged over the ground floor. These include two split-level sitting rooms both with full-height windows (both of which have large log-burners), a playroom with shelves and cupboards and a family room with a further fireplace.

Other ground floor accommodation includes a large entrance hall with a beautifully tiled floor, a WC, a useful utility room which has recently been re-fitted and a 16 x 14-foot store room with a number of potential uses.  This room also includes an underground wine cellar with capacity for 750 bottles!

The master bedroom suite is at one end of the first floor and is slightly separated from the other bedrooms. It has been recently re-appointed with both a bespoke dressing room and a new en-suite bathroom (including both a freestanding roll-top steel bath and walk-in shower enclosure).

The guest suite has a newly fitted bath/shower room and has its own balcony which enjoys some super views over the property's grounds and neighbouring rolling fields to the horizon.

The three remaining bedrooms share the use of a family bathroom which is well-presented having also been re-fitted recently.

OUTSIDE (see site map)
The grounds total 2.09 acres with the house and the annex found set back and screened from Stratford Road and with the wood and meadowland sat behind and above.

Immediately adjacent to the house there are several areas of garden separated by a number of Victorian red-brick walls. A private west-facing area of walled garden includes a large patio and can be accessed from three sets of French doors, making it perfect for summer afternoon and evening entertaining.

A separated garden area has been cleverly designed for children with a soft bark playground, a sandpit and even a skate ramp! At the side there is a walled parking space suitable for numerous vehicles.

Above the house and beyond the walled garden the grounds rise and open into a large meadow and a small wood which are a perfect adventure space for older children. Towards the back of the land there is a superb large wooden deck affording wonderful views over the Dedham Vale.

The detached two-level annex/office is currently in use as an office. It includes a kitchenette and a WC. Alternatively, there is plumbing provision for a shower which would make this an ideal living space for a relative or an au-pair.

The Old Stables is found on Stratford Road around half a mile from the centre of the village of Dedham. 

Dedham is one of the most sought-after villages on the Essex/Suffolk border and includes a bustling high street with many shops, pubs and renowned restaurants. There are some wonderful countryside walks nearby including the Stour River walk to Flatford Mill made famous by the Landscape artist John Constable.

Ipswich and Colchester are both around fifteen minutes away by car and those looking to commute to London Liverpool Street can catch a direct service from Manningtree Station, which is just four miles from the property (journey time 60-minutes). Dedham has a well-regarded primary school and there are many independent schools within an easy drive.

We understand the property is connected to mains electric, water and sewerage, with a private Calor gas tank. Council tax band G with Colchester District Council (payments IRO £2600.00 PA). EPC rating E. Broadband 35-Mbps.

Postcode: CO7 6HN. The gated driveway is located next the main entrance for the Maison Talbooth Hotel.

We believe that the detached annex entitles buyers to enjoy relief on their stamp duty exposure under the SDLT Relief for Properties with Multiple Dwellings Scheme. We ask that any buyer verifies their own and the property's eligibility with their solicitor prior to making any offer.

Before booking a viewing of any Bloomfield Grey instruction, we suggest that buyers view its full online details including the street-view representation, the site map, the satellite view and the floor plan. If you have any questions, then please contact Bloomfield Grey.



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Barn 1, Runkins Corner Farm, Langham Road,
Boxted, Colchester

01206 911 366