15 Apr Benefits of an Annexe
As the housing market continues to twist and turn there are many who have sought alternative options to get the house they love, with the space required. You may ask how they are able to achieve this, and this is certainly not an option or something most may even consider but ‘multi-generation living’ is ‘in’ and it works well.
You may ask what exactly is this? It is simply living with different generations of your family, so a family with a second or sometimes even third generation also residing in the same household. Although the thought of living with the in-laws may sound like a terrifying prospect, it needn’t be as crowded as you may think as the ‘granny’ annexe is making a return, in a very stylish and attractive way.
It may not be how you would picture your family life to look like but with babysitters on hand and an opportunity to achieve your dream home, it may be a compromise worth considering. With an added annexe either over a garage or as an extension you can provide as much privacy as needed, some may be happy with a bedroom and en-suite whereas others go for a separate kitchen and living room and own front door, depending on the space, budget and the distance required.
Take a look at Tanglewood; a stunning house with a purposefully built annexe, perfect for multi-generation living, ideal for both the older and younger generation or can make a lovely guesthouse for visiting family and friends.
Despite the remarkable size of the property it is very cost effective to keep warm; heated by a new heat pump, which means that the house stays beautifully warm and provides an extremely environmentally friendly living.
This attractive house is of high quality, with every attention to detail paid to enhance the standard of living to make this family home the perfect sanctuary for the whole family to enjoy.
This property comes with ample parking facilities with two driveways either side of the house.
The Area of Birch
Birch is a delightful village on the outskirts of Colchester, boasting village benefits from a local primary school with an outstanding Ofsted report. It is also within the catchment area of an outstanding secondary school, The Stanway School, which has a fantastic Ofsted report and is served locally by a free dedicated bus. There is also easy access to the West of Colchester’s private schools.
A local attraction of a fishing lake can be found at the end of the village and a playing field offering various modern play equipment and a football pitch perfect for youngsters and socialising. Another great factor of the village is the award winning local pub serving beverages and food throughout the day. The pub is well known for its mini festivals and bonfire evening which attracts people from surrounding areas.
A Doctors surgery, a WI group, a gardening club can also be found in the village, with a gallery & tea room close by which is very popular for an afternoon outing. You can find a village hall situated close to the school which is great for holding events such as parties, receptions and meetings. Other interesting local amenities include a 9-hole golf course, the up and coming Tollgate Retail park and Colchester Zoo in Stanway. For nature lovers, you are only a 5 minute drive to Abberton reservoir.
Birch is only a short drive into Colchester Town Centre (5 miles (8 km) south-west) as well as a ten minute journey to Marks Tey railway station to catch the mainline into London and other destinations.
Call the local Belhus office in Stanway for further information and to arrange a viewing on 01206 332991.