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4 Bedroom detached house Church Road, Alresford £795,000

An incredibly charming detached cottage (not listed) believed to date back to the 18th Century. The internal accommodation amounts to an impressive 4259 sq ft. There is an excellent range of outbuildings.

An incredibly charming detached cottage (not listed) believed to date back to the 18th Century. The internal accommodation amounts to an impressive 4259 sq ft and comprises a generous reception hall with an attractive brick floor, snug, study, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility, boiler room and workshop/studio. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, while outside the property stands on 0.4 of an acre (STMS) and there are many useful outbuildings.

COMFORTABLE COTTAGE

The property was originally built as a gentleman's cottage and later extended to become a farmhouse. It still has exposed beams, bay windows, fireplaces and two staircases.
The cottage has renovated and decorated the home, creating rooms that were welcoming and spaces that were practical for day-to-day living.

ALL SEASONS

Heather Cottage has something to offer all year round. In the winter months, those living there can relax by the roaring fire while, in the summer, the terrace offers quiet relaxation out in the sunshine.
The snug, which is one of the older rooms, also still has one of the original bay windows.
Other reception rooms in the house include the sitting room, lounge and the study. The dining room leads through into the re fitted kitchen, making entertaining easy.

RURAL VIEWS

The property has about a third of an acre of mature garden. This backs on to the farmland.
It is very nice to sit outside, there are fields, which often have corn in, and there is usually something to watch out there.
You look out over the fields and see the sky beyond, as the land falls away. There are often lots of birds.
In the garden, there is a revolving summerhouse, as well as a timber-framed greenhouse.
There is a workshop here to that would make a fantastic artist's studio, There are skylights in there that face north so the light would be perfect.

WATERSIDE WALKS

With the shop and pub close by, as well as the bus stop with its regular service into Colchester and Clacton, it has been a convenient place to live
Trains from Alresford Station run into Colchester, which is on the main line to London, and go direct to Liverpool Street.
If you walk half an hour from here, you come to Alresford Creek, where the yachts are moored. The vendors often walk to the nearby Cockaynes Wood nature reserve whilst you could also walk to Wivenhoe.


Accommodation
GROUND FLOOR

Stepping through the storm porch, an attractive entrance door leads through to a generous reception hall complemented with a brick floor and feature fireplace. Exposed studwork leads through to the inner hall, again having a wealth of exposed timbers and a unique turned post staircase ascending to the first floor accommodation. At the front of the property are two well proportioned reception rooms, firstly a snug with bay window overlooking the front garden and an attractive fireplace with adjacent cupboards. Adjoining this room is a separate study which has dual bay windows. At the rear of the property are two further reception rooms which although have been opened up, could be separated back to two individual rooms, both with access to the hallway.

The sitting room enjoys a dual aspect with bay window, feature fireplace and exposed timbers, whilst the family room is well proportioned with two windows overlooking the rear gardens and a door leading out. Finally off the inner hallway is a recently refitted shower room with low level wc, vanity unit, wash hand basin and walk in tiled shower cubicle. The dining room is found adjacent to the kitchen which is comprehensively fitted with ample base and wall mounted cabinets, a four ring gas hob and a built in Neff stainless steel double oven. A further door leads onto a side hallway and onto the utility room. There are useful storage cupboards further along the side hall and a door leads through to a boiler room providing excellent storage and housing not only a gas fired boiler but also a water softener. Adjacent to the boiler room is a

Setting the scene
The property is retained from Church Road by a low old brick wall with a gated entrance and pathway leading to the property. There are a variety of established shrubs and mature tree whilst at the side is vehicular access affording ample car parking and leading to the double length garage - 35' 7 x 13'1. The garage has an electric up and over door, three windows to side, interconnecting doors to both the boiler room and workshop and eaves storage above.
Contd....
To the side of the outbuildings is gated space which would afford additional parking and allows access to the rear garden. The rear garden itself incorporates a paved terrace area with raised wall planters and steps leading down to a timber framed glass greenhouse (12'4 x 7'9). There are extensive lawns with a brick edged shrub bed and an attractive unique rotating summer house (6'10 x 6'), further curved flower and shrub beds and hedge borders leading through to further lawns and forming a delightful setting to the property. The entire plot extends to approximately 0.4 of an acre (STMS).

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