A superb opportunity to acquire this fabulous spacious detached house including a self contained annex situated in the delightful village of Birch, just a stones throw from town, yet with all the benefits of living in a quiet rural location..the best of both worlds! This has been purposely refurbished with an annex (bedroom 7) to enable the buyer to have the provision for looking after older relatives or alternatively for the use of the younger generation or as a guest house.
Please note that the EPC is not reflective of the economy of the house as it is heated by a cost effective heat pump (new), meaning that the house stays beautifully warm.
The accommodation that totals 3292 square feet (305.8 m2)
The detached house is of high standard and every attention has been paid to detail to enhance the standard of living.
The entrance of the house is accessed via a path set behind a mature hedge. Two block pave driveways either side of the house, the first driveway leads to a double garage with space for two cars in front, the second driveway provides space for two medium sized cars (one large). Front door to property with canopy over
Oak floor covering, under stairs cupboard, radiator, with doors off to:
Sitting Room – 18’10 x 12’2 (5.73m x 3.72m)
Featuring a wood burning stove in brick fireplace, double glazed window to front, double glazed door facing the rear of the property, two radiators, carpet and a projector screen that has been built in for family entertainment.
Kitchen – 12’2 x 9’11 (3.72m x 3.03m)
Tiled floor covering, double glazed window to rear. Bespoke kitchen with an array of lights fitted under cupboards and in the plinths with kick space heater, the kitchen comprises of fitted solid oak base, eye level units and breakfast bar, an eye catching granite worktop, a 1 and a half stainless steel sink and built-in appliances including, Neff electric fan assisted oven, second oven/microwave, warming draw, induction hob, Miele extractor hood, Siemens dishwasher and tall larder fridge, Kitchen opens to:
Utility – 4’2 x 7’0 (1.26m x 2.14m)
Tiled floor covering, double glazed door to rear garden, heated drying rails, Space for freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer with the added extra of softened hot and cold water for washing machine.
Dining Room – 6’7 x 8’7 (2.00m x 2.62m)
Oak floor covering, double glazed patio doors leading to back garden, radiator.
Tiled floor covering, full height tiles to walls, two piece suite comprising, wash hand basin and WC full height tiling to all walls including over the concealed water cistern.
Carpeted stair covering, double glazed window to front leading to first floor landing
Annex entrance hall with doors off to:
Carpeted floor covering, storage cupboard, with doors off to:
Annex Kitchen – 10’6 x 15’11 (3.20m x 4.85m)
Vinyl floor covering, double glazed window to front and door to side of house, a range of base and eye level units with worktop space over, storage cupboard, 1 and a half bowl sink, fitted eye level electric fan assisted oven, built-in four ring electric hob with extractor hood over, plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge/freezer, radiator.
Annex Bedroom – 11’10 x 10’9 (3.61m x 3.28m)
Carpeted floor covering, double glazed window to side, walk in wardrobe, radiator,
Annex Sitting room – 11’0 x 15’11 (3.35m x 4.85m)
Carpeted floor covering, double glazed door and three double glazed double doors to rear aspect overlooking the garden, radiator.
Vinyl floor covering, the majority of the walls are tiled, three piece suite comprising bath, with shower over, wash hand basin and close coupled WC, radiator.
Spacious first floor landing
Carpeted floor covering, sitting area, double glazed window to rear, radiator. Two large storage rooms 9’1 x 4’8 (2.78m x 1.42m) accessed from landing with carpeted floor covering, One of the storage rooms is used for the hub for all data, AV and phone cabling.
Bedroom 2 – 12’6 x 15’11 (3.81m x 4.85m)
Carpeted floor covering, double glazed window to front, two double wardrobes, radiator, door to:
Carpeted floor covering, fully tiled walls three piece suite comprising bath with shower over, wash hand basin on vanity unit, close coupled WC, heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3 – 9’3 x 12’3 (2.83m x 3.73m)
Carpeted floor covering, double glazed window to front, storage cupboard over stairs, radiator.
Bedroom 4 – 9’3 x 12’3 (2.82m x 3.73m)
Carpeted floor covering, double glazed window to rear, radiator.
Bedroom 5 – 8’9 x 11’5 (2.67m x 3.49m)
Carpeted floor covering, double glazed window to front, radiator.
Porcelain tiled floor covering, double glazed window to rear, majority tiled walls, three piece suite comprising bath, with shower over, wash hand basin and WC with concealed cistern, granite top., majority tiled, double glazed window to rear, radiator.
Games Room/bedroom 6 – 17’8 x 15’7 (5.38m x 4.76m)
Carpeted floor covering, double glazed window to rear and side, double storage cupboard, radiator. As an added extra, the slate bed snooker table could be included in the sale of the property with door to:
Study (*plumbing, waste and extract ventilation already in place should this need to be changed to a en-suite shower/bathroom) 7’1 x 7’2 (2.15m x 2.18m)
Carpeted floor covering, double glazed window to side, radiator.
Stairs to Second floor
Bedroom 1 – 27’2 x 13’1 (8.29m x 3.98m)
Carpeted floor covering, double glazed window to rear and side, motorised roof light over bed, four double wardrobes, radiator. Door to:
Carpeted floor covering, Full height tiling to walls. Double glazed window to side and front. Four piece suite comprising jacuzzi bath on solid oak frame, twin vanity wash units on solid oak frame and close coupled WC, separate large shower with body jets/rain head/hand rose, airing cupboard with radiator, heated towel rail..
The enclosed garden is mostly un overlooked and laid to lawn with a variety of plants and shubs and includes a workshop with power and wooden shed.
Two double doors to driveway and rear double doors to garden. The garage houses a heat pump, hot water cylinder, water softener and water booster pump.
Birch is a delightful village on the outskirts of Colchester, boasting village benefits from a local primary school (birch.essex.sch.uk) with an outstanding Ofsted report, the catchment area for the secondary school, The Stanway School,which also has a great Ofsted report and is served by a dedicated bus. 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 local pub (thehareandhound.co.uk) serving local beverages and food throughout the day. The pub is well known for its mini festivals and bonfire evening which attracts people from all surrounding areas. A doctors surgery, a WI group, a gardening club can also be found in the village,with a gallery & tea room close buy 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. A 9-hole golf course nearby (golf.tappages.com) is convenient and a great asset to the locals along with other superb facilities nearby; including the up and coming Tollgate retail park (tollgatevillage.co.uk) 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 the town centre of Colchester (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 local destinations.
Please call our local office in Stanway to arrange a viewing or to enquire further.