Birch, Colchester, Essex

£485,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Understood to date from the 1940's, a four bedroom (one en-suite) detached property enjoying a discrete position on a private lane within the ever-popular North Essex village of Birch. Set behind a part rendered part weather boarded exterior, this extended family home offers accommodation of approximately 1,690 sq ft, well-presented throughout with an open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room and French doors opening to the terrace and gardens. Ideally suited as a family home, the property provides convenient access to the village primary school, A12 truck road and Roman town of Colchester. Further benefits to the property include private off-street parking for approximately 4/5 vehicles and established, unoverlooked rear gardens.

Clouded panel glazed wooden door opening to:

ENTRANCE HALL: With stripped wood effect flooring, staircase off, spotlights and useful under stair storage recess. Door to cloaks cupboard and further door to:

SITTING ROOM: 16' 9" x 14' 11" (5.13m x 4.56m) The principal reception room set to the rear of the property with two windows to rear and central French doors opening to the terrace and gardens beyond.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: 20' 11" x 11' 11" (6.40m x 3.64m) Enjoying an open plan aspect and split into two distinct sections with the kitchen comprising a matching range of low maintenance, gloss fronted base and wall units with granite effect worktops over and tiling above. Single sink unit with vegetable drainer to side, mixer tap over and windows to side. Units comprise a range of pull-out pans and obscured glass fronted wall units. Fitted appliances include a two door oven with five-ring hob over and extraction above, fridge, freezer and space for dishwasher with adjacent wine storage. Spotlights throughout, stripped wood effect flooring and opening to dining room with wood burning stove to corner and window to front.

UTILITY ROOM: 10' 2" x 6' 6" (3.10m x 1.99m) Fitted with a single base level, gloss fronted unit with worktops over with stainless steel sink unit with hot and cold tap above. Window to front, space and plumbing for washing machine/dryer also housing oil-fired boiler. Window to front and opening to:

STUDY: 9' 8" x 8' 11" (2.96m x 2.73m) With wood effect flooring throughout, window to rear and door to outside.

CLOAKROOM: Fitted with ceramic WC, wash hand basin, clouded glazed window to side and tiled flooring throughout.

First floor

LANDING: With window to front, skirting and hatch to loft. Door to:

MASTER BEDROOM: 15' 0" x 13' 0" (4.59m x 3.98m) A well-proportioned double bedroom with double doors to rear opening to Juliet balcony affording open views over the gardens. Walkway to recessed fitted double wardrobe and further door to:

EN-SUITE BATHROOM: 6' 5" x 6' 4" (1.97m x 1.95m) Fitted with a ceramic WC, pedestal wash hand basin and fully tiled bath with shower attachment over. Tiled flooring throughout and clouded glazed window to rear.

BEDROOM 2: 13' 0" x 8' 3" (3.98m x 2.53m) With window to front and door to linen cupboard housing water cylinder with useful fitted shelving and hatch to loft.

BEDROOM 3: 12' 0" x 8' 11" (3.66m x 2.74m) With window to front and impressive ceiling heights of approximately 8ft.

BEDROOM 4: 11' 6" x 8' 9" (3.51m x 2.68m) With window to side.

FAMILY BATHROOM: 8' 3" x 6' 11" (2.52m x 2.13m) Principally tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, wall-hung wash hand basin, bath with tiling above and fully tiled separately screened shower unit with chrome attachment.

Outside Orchard House is set on a private, unadopted lane amidst a handful of individual properties. With well-screened paddock land to front and un-overlooked gardens to rear, the property is centrally located within its plot approached via a gravel area of off-street parking for approximately four/five vehicles. Gated side access is provided to the rear gardens which are arranged via a single expanse of lawn with perennial border plants, decked terrace and established hedge line border to side and rear. A dogleg to the rear of the garden provides a useful storage area with a timber framed external store and fenced border.

SERVICES: Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. Oil fired heating to radiators and underfloor heating in kitchen, breakfast room and garden room. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.

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David Burr

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