Colchester Town Hall

3 Bed Semi Detached House For Sale

Waterhouse Lane, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex

Guide Price £750,000

Bedroom icon 3 Bathroom icon 1 Reception icon 2
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  • Rural North Essex location
  • Plot totalling 5 acres (STS)
  • Semi-detached cottage
  • Two reception rooms
  • Kitchen / family room
  • Utility room and cloakroom
  • Three bedrooms
  • Off-road parking and gardens

Situated in approximately one acre (STS) of gardens and four acres (STS) of equestrian land, in rural north Essex, this semi-detached cottage offers sublime country living, yet within easy access of local amenities. Aside from the acreage, the property benefits from two reception rooms, kitchen / dining / family room, utility room, cloakroom, three bedrooms and family bathroom. There is ample off-road parking and a garage to the front.

Enjoying a wonderfully rural location, surrounded by open fields, this extended, characterful cottage offers flexible accommodation, enhanced by one acre (STS) of gardens and a further four acres (STS) of equestrian land. The property is adjacent to the road and approached via a gravel driveway which leads to both the entrance door and the garage. Once inside this double-fronted cottage, the visitor is greeted by two reception rooms, set either side of a staircase. The dual aspect sitting room is a charming retreat, away from the main hubbub of a busy household, with an open fire providing additional warmth and ambience during the cooler months. A second reception room provides those who enjoy formal dining with a dedicated spot in which to entertain family and friends. Adjacent to the dining room, the kitchen is presented in warm wood tones, with granite worktops providing plenty of space for food preparation. A peninsula provides breakfast bar seating and a gentle divide between the kitchen and family area. Here there is plenty of space for a further dining table and / or lounge seating, with a pretty bow window providing views over the garden, towards the paddocks. A utility room and cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation. On the first floor, three bedrooms and a family bathroom lead off from a central landing. Outside, to the rear, the garden has largely organic landscaping with swathes of lawn interspersed with mature trees and shrubs. Three independent stables, a tack room, rug room and feed shed provide excellent equine accommodation. Two field shelters offer outdoor respite in the paddocks.

Dining Room (4.47m x 2.95m max)

Entrance door. Window to front aspect. Open fire with tiled surround. Stairs to first floor. Parquet flooring. Radiator.

Sitting Room (4.2m x 3.58m)

Window to front aspect. Open fire with ornamental surround and tiled hearth. Double doors to rear. Parquet flooring.

Kitchen (3.23m x 2.74m)

Matching wall and base units. Space for range cooker - currently connected to LPG gas. Inset one and half bowl stainless steel sink and mixer-tap. Granite worktop with bevelled drainer. Built-in larder cupboard. Integrated dishwasher. Integrated undercounter fridge. Under stairs cupboard. Breakfast bar seating to peninsula.

Family / Dining Area (4.37m x 3.38m)

Bow window to side aspect. Exposed brickwork. Karndean flooring. Radiator.

Rear Lobby (2.64mx 1.7m max)

Stable door and window to side aspect. Loft access. Radiator. Karndean flooring.

Cloakroom (1.7m x 1m)

Window, with obscured glass, to rear aspect. Wash hand basin. Low-level WC. Radiator. Karndean flooring.

Utility Room (2.77m x 2.51m)

Two windows to rear aspect. Matching wall and base units. Space for American-style fridge freezer. Inset stainless steel sink and drainer. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Floor standing oil boiler. Tiled floor. Radiator.


Loft access. Radiator.

Bedroom (4.2m x 3.56m)

Dual aspect room with windows to front and rear. Loft access. Radiator.

Bedroom (3.68m x 2.67m max)

Window to front aspect. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.

Bedroom (2.97m x 2.67m max)

Window to rear aspect. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.

Family Bathroom (2.34m x 1.37m)

Window, with obscured glass, to side aspect. Panelled bath with mains-shower over. Shower screen. Pedestal wash-hand basin. Low-level WC. Fully tiled. Radiator. Extractor fan.

Garage (7.21m x 3.18m)

Double doors. Windows to side and rear. Courtesy door to garden.


To the front of the property, a shingle driveway - retained by brick wall - provides off-road parking. EV charging point and access to the detached garage. The garden, to the rear, is approximately one acre (STS), mainly laid to lawn; interspersed with mature trees and shrubs. Ornamental pond. Two sheds.

Equestrian Facilities

Three independent stables, with power and water connected via the main house. Tack room. Rug room. Metal feed shed. Two field shelters in the paddock. Post and rail fencing. Four paddocks, one acre each (STS).

Agents Note

We understand electricity and mains water are connected to the property. Drainage via septic tank shared with neighbour.

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