Prestigious bungalow, nestled in a peaceful, semi-rural location close to the Ardleigh /Dedham border. Read more
Prestigious bungalow, nestled in a peaceful, semi-rural location close to the Ardleigh /Dedham border. Beautifully presented to a high specification, this executive home offers accommodation comprising three reception rooms, exceptional principal suite, two further bedrooms, two further bathrooms, kitchen with breakfast area, kitchen utility and garden utility. The property also benefits from mature gardens, a double cart lodge, summerhouse and storage unit.
Commanding a superior position in Hunters Chase, surrounded by the glory of the beautiful North Essex countryside, the traditional exterior of this property belies the contemporary accommodation within. For those looking for premium, single storey living, this family home offers a supremely spacious, flexible layout - with large reception rooms and an idyllic plot. The property is set back from the road and is approached via a semi-circular driveway, which leads to both the entrance porch and the double cart lodge - and offers off-road parking for several vehicles. Colourful flower beds soften the approach to the entrance door, where the viewer steps over the threshold and into the porch. This welcoming spot provides a place to formally greet guests before ushering them through to the main living accommodation. Once inside, gentle grey walls complemented by a rich, solid oak floor, greet the viewer and encourage them forward into the heart of this home. The living room has a sumptuous feel, with an inglenook style fireplace and wood burner providing comfort and warmth during the cooler months - a great place for family to congregate and swap stories of their day. However, as the viewer turns around, an opening offers an invitation into the garden room where a bank of bi-fold doors and vaulted window brings the outside in. The kitchen is presented in chic shaker style, enhanced by a large arched window, granite worktops and quality appliances. A luxurious spot for food preparation which leads through to the breakfast nook. These two areas are intertwined with the majestic dining room and provide an important place for family - albeit to cook, eat, play - and for the younger family members - perhaps a place to complete homework, under a watchful eye. At the far end of the property is the grand principal suite. This private space is compiled of the generous principal bedroom - whose arched window overlooks the garden to the rear - a principal en-suite and dressing room. Bedroom two also benefits from its own en-suite, whilst the third bedroom / office has an adjacent bathroom. A useful utility room and extensive plant room complete the accommodation. Outside, to the rear, the garden commences with a paved terrace - ideal for genteel entertaining during the warmer months - which leads onto an expanse of lawn, which is beautifully enhanced by mature shrubs and trees. An ornamental bridge carries the visitor over the pond towards the rear of the garden and vegetable plot. Various outbuildings, including a delightful summerhouse, add to the charm of this immaculate property.
Entrance Porch Partially glazed uPVC entrance door, flanked by full-height, window lights with obscured glass. Coat cupboard, with electric meters. Radiator.
Entrance Hall Glazed door from porch. Elevated ceiling height. Exposed timbers. Contemporary upright radiators. Solid oak floor. Cupboard. Door to family bathroom.
Office / Bedroom Three 16'9" x 9'4" (5.1m x 2.84m). Double-glazed uPVC window, with leaded lights, to front aspect. Solid wood floor. Radiator. Loft access.
Family Bathroom 9'2" x 5'8" max (2.8m x 1.73m max). Shower enclosure with mains shower. Wash-hand basin atop vanity unit. Concealed low-level WC. Upright, electric towel radiator. Fully tiled. Extractor fan. Tiled floor. Shaving point.
Kitchen 21'7" x 9'5" (6.58m x 2.87m). Double-glazed uPVC feature window to rear aspect. Two Velux windows. Vaulted ceiling. Matching wall and base units, with granite worktop. Tiled splashback. One and half bowl ceramic sink with drainer and mixer-tap. Integrated dishwasher. Neff ceramic hob, with Neff extractor over. Integrated fridge and freezer. Built-in Neff microwave with hotplate under. Double electric oven. Island with storage, solid wood worktop and plinth lighting. Solid oak floor. Under floor heating.
Breakfast Area 15'4" x 9'1" (4.67m x 2.77m). Built-in dresser. Exposed timbers. Velux window. Vaulted ceiling. Solid oak floor. Under floor heating.
Dining Room 18'9" x 9'8" (5.72m x 2.95m). Double-glazed uPVC box-bay window, with leaded lights to front aspect. Two Velux windows. Solid oak floor. Under floor heating.
Utility Room 12'4" x 6'9" (3.76m x 2.06m). Double-glazed uPVC door and window to side aspect. Partially glazed door to rear aspect. Matching wall and base units. Belfast sink with granite work top and drainer. Tiled splashback. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Solid oak floor. Under floor heating.
Garden Utility / Plant Room 20'7" x 11'5" (6.27m x 3.48m). Dual aspect room with double-glazed uPVC windows to side and rear aspect. Doors to front and side aspects. Matching wall and base units. Stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer-tap. Tiled splashback. Space for tower fridge freezer. Plumbing for washing machine. Space for electric cooker. Separate WC. Radiator. Cupboards containing oil fired boiler and hot water cylinders. Storage cupboard.
Living Room 19'3" x 16'7" (5.87m x 5.05m). Double doors from entrance hall. Double-glazed uPVC box-bay window, with leaded lights, to front aspect. Brick, inglenook-style fireplace with bressummer beam and granite hearth. Inset multi-fuel burner. Radiator.
Garden Room 21'10" x 13' (6.65m x 3.96m). Bank of double-glazed uPVC bi-fold doors to rear aspect. Four Velux windows. Vaulted ceiling. Solid oak floor. Under floor heating.
Inner Hallway Sun tunnel. Radiator.
Bedroom Two 10'6" x 9'11" (3.2m x 3.02m). Double-glazed uPVC window, with leaded lights, to front aspect. Built-in wardrobe. Cupboard containing under floor heating controls. Radiator. Loft access.
En-suite 5'4" x 5'4" (1.63m x 1.63m). Corner shower enclosure with mains shower. Wash-hand basin and low-level WC, inset in vanity unit. Fully tiled. Electric, upright towel radiator. Extractor fan. Tiled floor.
Principal Suite Bedroom, en-suite and dressing room. Under floor heating.
Principal Bedroom 21'2" x 16'3" (6.45m x 4.95m). Double-glazed uPVC window to side aspect. Feature window to rear aspect. Vaulted ceiling. Under floor heating.
Principal En-suite 11'4" x 9'8" (3.45m x 2.95m). Double-glazed uPVC window, with obscured glass, to side aspect. Shower enclosure, with dual head mains shower. Corner jacuzzi bath. Two wash-hand basins atop vanity unit, with granite top and storage under. Concealed low-level WC. Two upright towel radiators. Two shaving points. Fully tiled. Extractor fan.
Dressing Room 14'6" x 7'7" (4.42m x 2.3m). Double-glazed uPVC, bow bay window with leaded lights, to front aspect. Window seat, with storage under. Built-in wardrobes with mirrored doors. Loft access.
Double Cart Lodge Covered parking for two cars.
Garden Storage Unit 18'8" x 9'3" (5.7m x 2.82m).
Summerhouse 14'5" x 14'2" max (4.4m x 4.32m max). Double doors. Windows to two sides. Electric, wall-mounted heater. Wood laminate flooring.
Gardens To the rear of the property the garden commences with a patio, is mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with mature trees and shrubs. Bridge over pond. Shed. Wood store. Greenhouse. Oil tank. Allotment area. Enclosed by panel fencing.
Outside To the front the property is retained by hedgerow. An 'in/out' drive commences with block paving, leading to shingle - providing off-road parking for several vehicles and leads to cart lodge. Flower beds.
Agents Note All Velux windows at the property have an automatic closure function.