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Hardys Green, Birch, Colchester, Essex, CO2


5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

This 500-year old Grade Two Listed farmhouse offers very nicely renovated and well-proportioned accommodation on three levels.

The house has three ground floor living rooms. These include a delightful triple-aspect dining room that opens directly into the kitchen/breakfast room, a sitting room with an open fire inside a handsome red-brick chimney, plus a reception room with a log burner.

The kitchen was opened-up in recent years to create a breakfast area and to allow simultaneous views over the front and rear lawns. It has been re-fitted with bespoke units that include granite surfaces, a central island/breakfast bar, an electric oven, an electric Aga and a dishwasher. Other ground floor accommodation includes a utility/WC, a garden room and an entrance hall to the front.

There are four double bedrooms on the first floor which are serviced by two modernised bathrooms, one of which has a shower above a bath and the other having a double-sized walk-in cubicle power shower. Fitted wardrobes and storage cupboards have been added in a number of places on the first floor.

For anybody considering working from home, the first-floor study has a wonderful outlook to the front and is nicely secluded from any activities on the ground floor. A fifth double bedroom/attic room is located on the top floor and is accessed by its own set of stairs.

The house sits within a plot that measures 1.08 acres and is set back from the road by a 100-foot gated, shingled driveway. This leads to a detached, timber-framed garage which has a log store attached to its rear.

The grounds include a variety of substantial and well-maintained trees including a number of Chestnuts. There are a number of raised beds, post-and-rail fencing along the front boundary, a newly built red-brick wall providing separation from the neighbour and a private (south facing) patio behind the kitchen.

Shemmings Farmhouse is located in peaceful location in Hardy’s Green, approximately six miles to the south of Colchester and four miles to the east of Kelvedon in north Essex. The lane on which the house is located has little passing traffic whilst at the same time the southbound A12 at Easthorpe is reachable in less than ten minutes, placing Witham and Chelmsford with an easy drive.

The property lies within catchment of Birch Primary School and the sought after Stanway School (not Thurstable School).

We understand the property is connected to mains electric and water. It is heated by an oil-fired central heating system.

The house has the right to discharges water and waste into a private sewerage system beyond the rear boundary fence which is owned and maintained by the neighbouring Birch Estate. If necessary, this can be accessed/serviced under an easement arrangement.

Registered under council tax band G with Colchester Borough Council with monthly payments of £254.00. The property is listed so does not require an energy performance assessment.

With broadband speeds in the region of 16-mbp. However we understand that Hyperfast Broadband is soon to be installed by a local firm (County Broadband).

Planning consent has been granted for a series of neighbouring barns to be converted into a substantial single dwelling. The planning consent can be viewed on Colchester Borough Council’s planning portal using reference 200826 or by searching using the postcode CO2 0NY. Copies of the site plan are also available from Bloomfield Grey on request.

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. To see the precise location of the property please view the details on the Bloomfield Grey website.  A PDF version of the floorplan is available by email on request.



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Office Details

Bloomfield Grey
Barn 1, Runkins Corner Farm, Langham Lane,
Boxted, Colchester

01206 911 366