Boxted, Colchester, Essex


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  • Bedrooms: 4
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION A Grade II listed, timber framed detached period property understood to date from the 17th Century and occupying an attractive setting within the commutable North Essex village of Boxted. Of timber framed construction with a painted brick, plaster and weather board finish, the property is understood to have previously been utilised as a brewing house with the ownership of up to 25 acres of the surrounding land. Offered to the market for the first time in approximately 25 years, the accommodation would benefit from updating/modernisation and comprises three ground floor reception rooms with retained individual period features including exposed timbers and studwork, open fireplaces, parquet flooring, sliding sash windows and doors complete with Suffolk latches. Four first floor bedrooms are arranged via three staircases with first floor cloakroom. Further benefits to the property include two garages, a detached barn, ample off-street parking and established south facing gardens with a total plot size of approximately 0.9 acres.

Timbered door opening to:

ENTRANCE PORCH: With windows to sides and clouded panel glazed doors opening to:

SITTING ROOM: 16' 3" x 12' 5" (4.97m x 3.81m) Enjoying a dual aspect with windows to sides, half-barrel open fireplace with hearth, inset grill and oak bressumer beam over with mantle. Wealth of exposed timber work, central ceiling timber and door with Suffolk latch opening to:

DINING ROOM: 16' 3" x 15' 5" (4.97m x 4.72m) Enjoying a dual east/westerly aspect with windows to sides, wealth of exposed timber work and recessed fireplace with Suffolk grey brick hearth. Parquet flooring, framed evidence of wattle and daub and recessed cloaks cupboard. Door with Suffolk latch opening to staircase leading to first floor. Opening to:

KITCHEN: 11' 6" x 11' 4" (3.51m x 3.46m) Fitted with a wall range of oak units, window seat and three door Everhot electric stove with tiling above. A ceramic butler sink is set in a base level unit with granite preparation surfaces over and tiling above. Central oak topped unit provides space below for dishwasher and freezer adjacent. Terracotta tiled flooring throughout, space for freestanding fridge and fitted LED spotlights. Opening to:

SCULLERY: 5' 6" x 5' 1" (1.68m x 1.57m) With terracotta tiled flooring, window to side and space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.

SHOWER ROOM: 7' 8" x 4' 6" (2.36m x 1.38m) Partly tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash hand basin, fully tiled separately screened shower. Clouded glazed window to side.

SUN ROOM: 8' 8" x 8' 8" (2.66m x 2.65m) A single storey side extension with brick tiled flooring, an oak framed surround pitched roofline affording a southerly rear aspect with doors opening to side terrace.

STUDY: 12' 4" x 11' 3" (3.77m maximum x 3.43m) A versatile room offering potential as a ground floor fifth bedroom if so required with sliding sash windows to side, useful storage alcove and recessed storeroom.

FAMILY BATHROOM: 8' 7" x 8' 2" (2.63m x 2.51m) Partly tiled and fitted with ceramic WC, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet and freestanding roll-top bath with claw feet. Clouded glazed window to front.

First floor

LANDING: With stripped timbered flooring, door with Suffolk latch to:

MASTER BEDROOM: 16' 4" x 13' 1" (4.98m x 4.01m) With window to side and wealth of exposed timberwork.

BEDROOM 2: 16' 4" x 13' 1" (4.98m x 4.00m) With window to side and plantation shutters. Range of exposed timberwork and chimney breast to side.

CLOAKROOM: 5' 4" x 2' 7" (1.63m x 0.80m) Fitted with WC and wash hand basin.

BEDROOM 3: 10' 8" x 10' 0" (3.26m x 3.05m) (Accessed via separate staircase) With window to side and timber crossbeam.

BEDROOM 4: 12' 10" x 11' 10" (3.92m x 3.61m) (Accessed via a separate staircase) Window to side, range of spot lights and hatch to loft. Door to linen cupboard housing water cylinder.

Outside Located on Mill Road, the property is approached via a five-bar gate with pedestrian gate to side, opening directly to a single width driveway providing tandem off-street parking for approximately five vehicles. Accessed immediately to the rear of the driveway:

GARAGE 1: 16' 5" x 8' 11" (5.01m x 2.71m) With up-and-over door to front.

GARAGE: 16' 8" x 7' 6" (5.10m x 2.29m) With up-and-over door to front.

Immediately to the rear of the property is located a:

BARN: 15' 4" x 11' 9" (4.69m x 3.59m) 6' 8" x 11' 9" (2.04m x 3.59m) split into two internal sections and partitioned by a central door. Light and power connected with workshop area and store to front. Six photovoltaic panels are situated on the westerly elevation of the building.

GARDEN The south facing rear gardens are an exceptional feature of this Grade II listed property, a side terrace located to the western fringe of the plot provides an attractive seating area with established borders, planting and range of hedging. The remaining gardens are accessed via a stone paved walkway with greenhouse, useful external store, single expanse of lawn with a range of fruit trees and further specimens including an oak and silver birch. A vegetable garden to rear is adjacent to an additional area of garden and further external store.

SERVICES: Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. Oil fired heating. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.

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David Burr

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