6 Bedroom Detached House Sold STC
Oak House was originally constructed in the mid-1980s, and has been significantly improved on in recent years by the current owners.
Interior designers Rendall & Wright advised our clients on the specification of many of the rooms that have been upgraded; this includes stunning fitted cabinetry in the utility, boot and dressing room, as well as elegant bathroom suites.
The front porch, constructed of Green Oak with Limestone steps, welcomes you into the large entrance hall. Underfloor heating commences in the porch and flows throughout much of the ground floor.
To the immediate left is the home office which has been laid with new light oak flooring. Beyond this there is the substantial triple aspect formal sitting room that centres around a handsome fireplace with multifuel burner. The dining room is also triple aspect and includes a multi-fuel burning stove situated in a large inglenook fireplace and newly laid wooden parquet flooring.
The impressive kitchen/dining room, arguably the hub of the home, can easily accommodate the largest of families and is immersed into its rural surrounds, taking full advantage of the splendid garden views to the rear. Also enjoying a free-standing multi-fuel stove, the thoughtful design incorporates a double pantry and large central island with bench seating. Fitted appliances include two fridges, a freezer, an induction hob, a ceiling mounted extractor fan, two ovens, a dishwasher, and boiling water and filtered water taps. The rear entrance to the right of the kitchen features a bespoke fitted boot room with lots of storage, bench seating and a sink/wash area, perfect for muddy dogs.
Further ground floor accommodation includes a utility room with dog-bunks, a cloakroom and a boiler house (with outside access).
On the first-floor there are five bedrooms (one is currently used as a second study) three of which have en-suites, plus one large family bathroom. The master suite easily fits an emperor bed and boasts both a generous dressing room fitted with wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and a double vanity sink. There are also two large storage cupboards on the first floor, one being home to one of the two high pressure water systems.
GROUNDS AND ANNEX
The total plot measures just under 1.5 acres (1.4) and is mostly laid to lawn, the rear elevation faces South. New electric gates to the property are found at the front and there is a substantial shingled drive leading up to the house. To the left is a double garage with a converted gym room on the right-hand side. Above the garage is a fully functioning self-contained flat/annexe. This includes a shower room, a lounge with a kitchenette and a large double bedroom; this would make an excellent living space for a relative or an au-pair, and would also function well as a work-from-home office.
To the left of the house there is a kitchen garden with raised beds and a large greenhouse. In the garden there are two large terraces and several smaller areas of hard-standing, placed to take full advantage of the sun throughout the day. There is also a children's play area to the right hand-side of the house, a stable block and several large composting areas. The brick and timber stable block could be converted to alternative uses including as a party barn or a cinema room. There is ample space in the grounds to build an indoor or outdoor pool if needed.
A cluster of Alder trees sits towards the rear boundary beyond where there lies a pleasant brook and undulating paddocks.
Alphamstone is a very pleasant village in the Stour Valley, an area notable for its associations with the Sudbury based landscape artist Thomas Gainsborough and Dedham based artist Sir Alfred Munnings. It features some of the most spectacular rural views of the Essex/Suffolk border.
The village has the added advantage of being only a short drive from several larger towns and villages. The market town of Sudbury is just five miles away, where there are plenty of shops and supermarkets (including a Waitrose), and a leisure centre. Day-to-day groceries can be found a few minutes away by car in the adjacent village of Bures, (which has a train station and free parking). The City of Colchester is only a twenty-minute drive, with its links to London Liverpool Street in 50 minutes.
Postcode: CO8 5HS
POINTS TO NOTE
The property has oil-fired central heating, with a private sewerage system. An easement exists within the grounds. A footpath runs adjacent to northern and eastern boundaries, but is out of sight of the property. EPC rating D.
Council tax band H with Braintree District Council (payment of £3962.44 PA). We understand the property is connected to Superfast broadband.
*Stamp duty land tax saving: As the property has a functional annexe, buyers can benefit from Stamp Duty Relief for Properties with Multiple Dwellings. At the asking price this relief will yield a saving of £36,250. Please ensure your solicitor is satisfied with the property’s eligibility and your personal eligibility as a buyer, before offering.
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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