Fields Farm Road, Layer-de-la-haye
Nestled within a serene setting in the prestigious village of Layer-de-la-Haye sits Willow Barn, a unique three bedroom semi-detached barn which has been constructed using modern standards and high specification around two years ago with eight years remaining on the structural warranty.
Willow Barn benefits from fabulous views over the surrounding countryside with Abberton reservoir just moments away. The property has been sympathetically designed to combine both character and a traditional style with elegant fittings which have been built to the highest standard. Each room is complemented by large rooms which create the feeling of vast open space.
To the front of the residence, a private road gives access to electric gates upon arrival leading to your personal driveway which opens up to provide ample secure parking alongside a recently constructed full insulated double cart lodge which offers garaging with accommodation above, comprising of a studio and en-suite bathroom. This could easily be adapted to create a one bedroom detached dwelling subject to the necessary planning consents.
Upon entering this delightful home, you are greeted by a welcoming reception hall with stairs ascending to the first floor landing. The lounge has the advantage of being dual aspect, allowing the natural light to flood the room, the owners have commented how they often see a monk jack or badger passing by.
The accommodation flows seamlessly throughout Willow Barn, bi-folding doors open through to the kitchen/family room, which is the real hub of the home, with a fully fitted kitchen complete with a centralised island, lending itself incredibly well for a growing family. The luxury Laura Ashley kitchen benefits from granite work surfaces, high specification fitted units and integrated Siemens appliances.
On the first floor are three double bedrooms, all of which have wonderful views over the garden and countryside. The principle bedroom offers modern en-suite & Sharpe bespoke fitted wardrobes with both this and the second bedroom having French doors with a Juliet balcony offering far reaching views of the garden and surrounding scenic views.
The rear garden wraps around the side and rear of the dwelling, commencing with a paved patio seating area, with the remainder being predominantly laid to lawn, enclosed by pretty flowered borders.
LOCATION Layer de la Haye is a peaceful village located towards the South West of Colchester, England's oldest recorded town. There is a strong community, with a new village hall offering a variety of activities, including yoga and pilates. The village infants' school is well rated by OFSTED and there is a variety of good schools within close proximity, including the renowned Colchester Royal Grammar School. The village has two great pubs serving traditional food, a village shop, doctors, golf course, Clarice House health spa and gym (now Bannatynes).
The residence is surrounded by countryside, yet the convenience of everyday amenities is nearby. Colchester centre with its array of shopping facilities, galleries and restaurants is just some 3 miles away, as is Tollgate retail park, which offers great shopping facilities, including a large Sainsburys and a variety of restaurants and cafes. Colchester Zoo is within easy reach of Willow Barn, as is the historic Castle Park, offering a wealth of history and many fantastic family days out throughout the year. The A12 is ten minutes drive away, giving easy access to routes into Chelmsford, Ipswich and London. Colchester and Marks Tey train stations are within 5 miles giving direct links to London Liverpool Street in just 50 minutes and Stansted airport is just some 40 minutes away.
- Three Double Bedrooms
- En-Suite to Principle Bedroom
- Bespoke Laura Ashley Kitchen
- Integrated Siemens Appliances
- Sharps Fitted Wardrobes
- Fully Insulated Double Cart Lodge w/ Potential for Annexe.
- Views Over Countryside & Abberton Reservoir
- Private Road w/ Electric Gates Upon Arrival
- Large Rear & Side Garden
- Sought After Location of Layer-de-la-Haye