Guide Price £1,500,000
Dedham Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex
We are proud to be marketing this extremely rare to market five bedroom detached property with no onward chain on about 1.6 acres (STS) which comprises a beautifully presented modern kitchen, a utility room, an entrance hall, dining room, snug, home office, reception room, three bathrooms (one en-suite), a heated swimming pool with a pool side summer house, a double garage, storage shed, kennels and a chicken run in the sought after location of Ardleigh close to Colchester.
GUIDE PRICE: £ 1,500,000 TO £ 1,650,000
THE PROPERTY This impressive property is approached from Dedham Road via a driveway leading to a large front garden laid to lawn, with fruit orchard, and an extensive area providing off street parking for several vehicles, complete with a double garage (there is valid planning permission to replace the latter with a cartlodge and gym over - Please see below for further details).
On entering the property, you will be greeted by a good size entrance hall where coats and shoes/boots can be stored. Beyond the entrance hall is a warm and cosy dining room large enough to entertain at least ten/twelve guests in perfect comfort. Next to the dining room, to the left-hand side, is a snug with a wood burner serving both this room and the previously mentioned dining room. Adjacent to the snug is a home office where both of the owners work running their individual businesses. The kitchen is modern and well equipped and comes with a central island doubling up as a breakfast bar with marble top. There is an integrated dishwasher and range cooker as well as plenty of very useful storage. Next door to the kitchen is the utility room beyond which is a downstairs cloak room. There is a bathroom on this floor with a walk-in shower cubicle.
The present owners who have lived at the property for nearly twenty-five years extended the property in 1999 to create a large triple aspect reception room with dual access to the garden. As well as the reception room they added a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, a family bathroom with separate bath and walk in shower cubicle and a further double bedroom overlooking the rear garden.
There are a further three bedrooms with a cloakroom with sink on the first floor.
The large private and secluded garden is the perfect place to entertain friends and family or just to relax in. It comprises of a heated swimming pool with a pool side summer house, a storage shed, a chicken run, kennels, small paddock, and a vegetable garden. The views over the local farmland at the back to the garden are stunning.
The vendors advise us that there is valid planning permission to replace the existing garage with a cartlodge and gym over. Please see planning permission reference below:
18/01273/FUL | Proposed replacement of existing garage with new cartlodge & gym over. | Meadow Cottage Dedham Road Ardleigh Colchester Essex CO7 7QB.
LOCATION Ardleigh offers a delightful rural setting and yet is only a few minutes away from the A12 with links to Ipswich, Great Yarmouth, Felixstowe, and London. Many residents in the area commute to London for work and the town of Colchester is only a short drive, whilst the seaside towns of Clacton and Frinton on Sea are also within easy reach. It is also convenient for Colchester and Manningtree stations. Trains from Colchester run regularly into Liverpool Street and Stansted airport with a journey time of approximately 40 minutes. It also takes approximately 45 minutes to reach the M25.
AMENITIES The village of Ardleigh is ideal for family life, with lots of excellent country walks and rides nearby and further into the beautiful Dedham Vale and Constable Country too. Ardleigh has a corner shop open until 10:00 pm, a good primary school - Ardleigh St Marys primary school, a post office, a doctor's surgery, and a Chinese takeaway restaurant. While for those who enjoy sailing there is Ardleigh Sailing Club which is a thriving and friendly club situated within 136 acres of peaceful and secluded water providing excellent resources for racing, training or simply cruising.
- Detached Five Bedroom Period House
- Three Reception Rooms
- Three Bathrooms - One En-Suite
- No Onward Chain
- 1.6 Acre Plot (STS)
- Heated Swimming Pool
- Modern Well Equipped Kitchen
- Ample Off Road Parking
- Double Garage
- Character Features