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Station Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7


5 Bedroom House For Sale

This detached family home has enjoyed comprehensive renovation and re-configuration over the last year as well as an extension into its loft. The result is a substantial, well-appointed, light and cleverly laid out house which is ideal for families.

Other recent improvements include new double-glazed timber windows, bi-fold doors, new carpets and laminate floors, three new bathrooms plus a new boiler, radiators and pressurised water system. The addition of a new front porch has given the property a more imposing frontage.

The house was originally built in 1971 by a local blacksmith Jim Smith and his wife for their own occupation and the property is for sale for the first time.

Of particular note is the attached garage/workshop complex which measures around 450 square feet and offers potential to create an annex, a work from home office or a hobby room.

As the floorplan shows the ground floor centres on a substantial open-plan kitchen/breakfast room. This has been fitted with a freestanding gas range cooker, a double sink with a commercial style tap, a series of base level units under a Minerva Stone worktop (including a separate island) and a bin drawer. There is a cupboard space for a fridge, a freezer and a dishwasher.

The kitchen has a breakfast area with bi-fold doors to the patio and also opens directly into a playroom/dining room.

The sitting room can be accessed from the breakfast area as well as the hall and runs the depth of the house. It is dual aspect, has tilt-and-turn doors to the garden, a gas fire and a dimmer switch.

Other ground floor accommodation includes a WC off an open-plan entrance hall which also has a coat cupboard and under stairs storage.

There are five bedrooms arranged over the first and second floors. The master suite is at the front of the first floor and has two fitted wardrobes and an new en-suite with a shower above a bath.

The two additional bedrooms on the first floor are both good-sized doubles and they share the use of a large family bathroom with a both a double sized walk-in cubicle power shower and a large bath with hidden taps.

The top floor was cleverly converted from a large loft by Steve Wright & Daughter loft conversion specialists. There are two bedrooms leading from a landing, one of which has an en-suite shower room. This floor would be ideal for an older child looking for semi-independent living space.

Of particular note due to their potential are the attached garage, boot room and office. These total around 450 square feet and offer potential as work from home office or workshop space. Alternatively, they could be converted to make an annex.

The plot measures 0.20 of an acre with rear garden facing west for afternoon and evening sun. Immediately behind the house there is a raised patio that can be accessed from both the sitting room and the breakfast area and this has two retractable awnings above to add extra shade and privacy.

The garden is walled or fenced on every boundary and is separated into two tiers. It includes a large lawn a second patio and various well-tended beds that host a variety of plants and small trees. Further outbuildings include a solidly constructed workshop (measuring approx. 20-feet), a summer house and a shed. 

The green double gates at the rear of the garden provide private access from the property into Mary Warner Road.

At the front, the property has around 70-foot of frontage to Station Road which includes a rose garden (which is a delight in the summer months) and ample parking space for at least four cars.

The property is only minutes on foot from the centre of the village of Ardleigh. As such it is within easy walking distance of the village shop, Post Office, doctor?s surgery, community centre, playground and primary school (2017 Ofsted rating, good). We understand a number of children from the village have also recently been accepted into nearby Dedham and Lawford Primary Schools.

Manningtree Train Station is around four miles from the house where a direct service runs to London Liverpool Street with a journey time of around 60-minutes. Colchester and Ipswich are both with a fifteen-minute drive and provide all necessary shops and services as well as some superb private schooling.

We understand the property is connected to main gas, electric, water and sewerage. Council tax band E (2117.12 PA), EPC rating D. The house has significant amounts of under-floor storage (being raised ground floor) and eaves storage on the top floor.

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

01206 911 366