4 Bedroom Detached House Sold
This sizable home was designed and built in 1970 by a prominent local architect and his family for their own occupation - it is now being offered for sale for the first time.
The house was designed to make the most of its plot, with open-plan raised ground floor reception rooms that enjoy an outlook over a south-facing garden, whilst the bedrooms are located at the rear of the building on its northern elevation.
Whilst the property has been well-maintained and partially improved in recent years, it requires some modernisation in places. Subject to the necessary planning consents, we expect any new owners could also add value by extending the house to the side(s) or further into its roof or re-configuring the existing layout. For example, we expect one of the smaller bedrooms could be changed to make an en-suite for largest bedroom.
As the floorplan shows, the house is mostly arranged on one level with only two of its rooms being found on the first floor. These "attic rooms" are in fact quite usable spaces, each having a window and both being accessed by a conventional staircase.
The sitting room, the dining room, the entrance lobby and the kitchen span the southern elevation and make for a wonderful semi-open plan living environment, with just one set of sliding doors for occasional use. These rooms enjoy an outlook over the garden and are flooded with light from a number of sizable widows. The sitting room has a capped feature chimney.
The kitchen has space for a fridge, a dishwasher and an oven plus access to a utility room, a conservatory and a WC.
There are four bedrooms on the ground floor with two being good sized doubles and having fitted wardrobes. These are separated from the living rooms by a pleasant entrance hall which has coat and shoe cupboards plus a side door to the garden. The bedrooms are serviced by a modernised bathroom which has a heated towel rail and cubicle power shower.
OUTSIDE & OUTBUILDINGS
The plot measures 0.36 of acre with the house being on the northern boundary and with the majority of the garden facing south. The driveway arrives from the south-eastern corner where there is also ample parking and turning space for several cars plus a detached 27-foot garage.
The grounds are nicely established and there are well-tended borders on all the boundaries which feature a variety of trees and shrubs. The largest area of lawn makes for a perfect play space for children (being within easy view of the reception rooms and kitchen) and is populated with additional beds and a number of trees including a productive apple tree.
There are two south facing patios and two additional garden spaces on either side of the house - one of these has been the left to lawn whilst the other has been landscaped with a mix of paved paths and beds. Behind the house there is a large, walk-through shed/workshop.
The village of West Bergholt is a popular commuter village to the west of Colchester. It is only a 5-minute car journey or 15-minute cycle ride to Colchester North station where the journey time to London Liverpool Street is around 50 minutes.
West Bergholt is a friendly village and there are plenty of social clubs for the residents to choose from. There is a squash club nearby which offers its members access to tennis courts, a gymnasium and an indoor pool. Facilities within walking distance include a Co-operative supermarket, a pharmacy, a post office and a doctor?s surgery, along with various public houses.
The property is within walking distance of an Ofsted rated "Good" local primary school and West Bergholt is within catchment for Stanway Secondary School in Colchester.
POINTS TO NOTE
We understand the property is connected to mains gas, water, electric and sewerage. The house is accessed via private road, unadopted road. Council tax band F. A restrictive covenant limits the plot to a having just one single-story dwelling. EPC rating = E.
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.
No EPC available for this property
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