Greensleeves, Layer Breton Heath, Colchester

£695,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
GREENSLEAVES Approached via a gravel track, 'Greensleeves' is set well back from the road in a very secluded location that enjoys views across open farmland.

The property opens to a large entrance hallway that is currently used as a music room, and this room offers useful built in cupboard space. There is also a door from the entrance hallway that allows access to the one-bedroom annexe.

The lounge / dining room is dual aspect and enjoys views of the open farmland to the rear of the property and is completed with a cosy log-burner and the dining area provides access to the rear garden.

The kitchen / breakfast room has a good array of cupboards and drawers for storage, space and plumbing for a free-standing dishwasher, with the central focus the oil-fired AGA. The utility room adjacent to the kitchen offers additional storage space, and has space and plumbing for both a washing machine and dryer, as well as space for both a fridge and freezer, the oil boiler is also contained within. The ground floor w/c (comprised of toilet and hand basin) is located off this room. The master bedroom to the rear of the property concludes the ground floor and comes with built in wardrobe space.

Ascending the stairs to the first floor, the second bedroom is a good-sized double to the rear of the property, bedroom three is a single to the front. A large airing cupboard is located off the landing and the family bathroom concludes the main residence and is comprised of a bath with shower mixer hose, separate shower cubicle, hand basin, toilet and heated towel rail.

THE ANNEXE - FLEXIBLE ACCOMMODATION The one-bedroom annexe can be accessed externally and also from the entrance hallway of Greensleeves. The annexe is comprised of a kitchen, (with space for an electric oven, washing machine and fridge-freezer), lounge and shower room with shower cubicle, toilet, handbasin and heated towel rail.

This space offers a multitude of potential uses such as a home office / consulting room or plenty of space for home schooling.

OUTSIDE The property is located at the end of a gravel track off Layer Breton Heath and enjoys views over open farmland to the side and rear. There is ample parking for a number of vehicles, the garden is mainly laid to lawn and is planted with borders, featuring a number of mature trees and shrubs. The oil tank is located to the side of the utility room.

SITUATION Birch is a popular village located about five miles south of Colchester, the local primary school was rated 'outstanding' at the latest Ofsted report, there is also public house. Other local attractions include the Abberton Reservoir and Nature Reserve (providing a lovely area for walking and relaxation), and the historic Layer Marney Tower.

Colchester benefits from a wide range of shopping and recreational amenities, as well as mainline rail services to London Liverpool Street from Colchester North and Marks Tey, with a journey time of about 50 minutes from the latter.

There are a number of well-regarded schools within reach, including Stanway School, Colchester Royal Grammar School, Colchester High School, St Mary's and Holmwood House Prep School.

Hyperfast fibre broad band is also currently being installed to the village and surrounding area.

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Nicholas Percival - Colchester (Sales)

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