Fabulous four-bedroomed, double-fronted, period country house situated in Ardleigh with accommodation comprising four bedrooms, four reception rooms, kitchen / breakfast room, cloakroom, family bathroom, gardens, garaging and off-road parking. Read more
Fabulous four-bedroomed, double-fronted, period country house situated in Ardleigh with accommodation comprising four bedrooms, four reception rooms, kitchen / breakfast room, cloakroom, family bathroom, gardens, garaging and off-road parking.
Situated in an enviable position in the heart of the beautiful North Essex countryside and close to Dedham and Constable Country itself. This period country house commands a position on a plot of approximately 0.3 of an acre (subject to survey) and was built circa 1850, at the very beginning of the Victorian era. This four-bedroomed property is blessed with a cornucopia of period features which commence as you step onto the gravel driveway and up to the entrance door, bordered with architectural architrave. The impressive, double fronted facade is softened by the grass that envelops the property. Inside, the rooms are beautifully presented and enjoy a traditional feel. However, the period features belie the modernity of this home. As the viewer crosses the threshold, a feeling of style and warmth envelops the senses, with the eye being drawn up the genteel staircase to the rooms above. The elegant balustrade draws up to three of the bedrooms, two of which have pretty cast-iron fireplaces adding to their charm. Bedroom four lays adjacent to bedroom three and benefits from its own spiral staircase to the ground-floor. A stylish bathroom with roll-top slipper bath and period detailing conclude the first-floor accommodation. The dual aspect sitting room offers a cosy hub for the family at the end of a busy day, and benefits from a period, cast-iron fireplace, which, during the cooler months, allows this room to come into its own, once the fire is lit and the soft flames glow. What better place to enjoy a relaxing family evening? The formal dining room benefits from a pretty bay, sashed window allowing light to flood into the room. A lovely place to spend a few hours enjoying laughter and good food with friends. For those who enjoy less a less formal dining experience, the kitchen / breakfast room offers a fabulous place to cook, eat and enjoy the company of family. Double doors open onto the garden from here, allowing the outside in, during warmer months. A pretty garden room, games room and potential gym add to the flexibility in this extraordinary house. A utility room and cloakroom complete the accommodation.
Entrance Hall 17'1" x 7' (5.2m x 2.13m). Entrance door. Dado rail. Stairs to first floor. Wood-laminate flooring. Radiator.
Sitting Room 17'1" x 14' (5.2m x 4.27m). Dual aspect room with double-glazed uPVC sash window to front and side aspects. Fireplace with cast-iron surround and brick hearth. Ornate ceiling rose and cornicing. Two radiators.
Dining Room 14'1" x 11'2" (4.3m x 3.4m). Double-glazed uPVC sashed, bay window to front aspect. Cast-iron fireplace with brick hearth. Dado rail. Solid wood flooring. Ornate ceiling rose and cornicing. Radiator.
Garden Room 15'9" x 11' (4.8m x 3.35m). Double-glazed uPVC windows to two aspects. Chequerboard tiled flooring. Vaulted ceiling. Wall of glazing and double doors to garden.
Kitchen 16'6" x 12' (5.03m x 3.66m). Two double-glazed uPVC windows to rear aspect. Double-glazed door to side aspect. Bespoke units. Dual-fuel range cooker with extractor over. Granite worktop. Double Butler sink with mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher. Cast-iron spiral staircase to bedroom four. Space for upright fridge freezer. Sandstone flooring. Painted timbers.
Breakfast Room 11'5" x 11'3" (3.48m x 3.43m). Double-glazed Upvc double doors to side aspect. Victorian style radiator. Sandstone flooring.
Utility Room 8'6" x 8' (2.6m x 2.44m). Velux window. Matching wall and base units. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Space for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Tubular radiator. Tiled floor. Internal window to Snooker Room. Space for tower fridge / freezer.
Cloakroom 11'6" x 3'6" (3.5m x 1.07m). Wash-hand basin with storage under. Low-level WC. Wood-laminate flooring. Radiator. Electric consumer box.
Games Room 17'3" x 10'4" (5.26m x 3.15m). Door to side aspect. Wood-laminate flooring. Radiator. Exposed timbers.
Gym 17'5" x 8'6" (5.3m x 2.6m). Windows to side and rear aspects. Wood-laminate flooring.
Landing 17'1" x 7' (5.2m x 2.13m). Double-glazed uPVC sash window to front aspect. Dado rail. Loft access.
Principal Bedroom 16'8" x 13'10" (5.08m x 4.22m). Double-glazed uPVC sash window to front and rear aspects. Ornate cast-iron fireplace. Two radiators.
Bedroom Two 14' x 11'1" (4.27m x 3.38m). Double-glazed uPVC sash window to front aspect. Ornate cast-iron fireplace. Radiator.
Bedroom Three 11'4" x 11'2" (3.45m x 3.4m). Double-glazed uPVC window to side aspect. Wood laminate flooring. Radiator. Door to bedroom four.
Bedroom Four 16'7" x 12' (5.05m x 3.66m). Dual aspect room with two double-glazed uPVC windows to side aspect, and window to rear aspect. Built-in cupboard. Spiral staircase to kitchen. Radiator.
Family Bathroom 8'4" x 6'7" (2.54m x 2m). Double-glazed uPVC window, with obscure glass, to side aspect. Ball and claw slipper bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Corner shower cubicle with mains shower. Victorian style wash-hand basin set on ornate steel legs. Low-level WC. Dado rail. Radiator. Loft access. Stripped wood flooring.
Open Rear Porch Covered area, leading to kitchen, with door to Boiler Room which contains the wall-mounted Worchester Boiler.
Detached Double Garage 25'3" x 21'8" (7.7m x 6.6m). Electric roller door. Power and light connected.
Outside Lawn wraps around the property meaning the house sits back from the road. A gravel driveway leads to the detached double garage. Garden, to the rear of the property, is mainly laid to lawn, with mature shrubs and is enclosed by hedgerow and panel fencing. The garden commences with a herringbone patterned brick patio, which traces the perimeter of the house. Outside tap. Shed to remain.
Agents note Plot of approximatey 0.3 of an acre (subject to survey)