This elegant three-bedroomed detached house is beautifully presented and resides in an elevated position in the heart of Manningtree, and as such commands views to the distance of the beautiful tidal estuary of the River Stour. Read more
This elegant three-bedroomed detached house is beautifully presented and resides in an elevated position in the heart of Manningtree, and as such commands views to the distance of the beautiful tidal estuary of the River Stour. Accommodation comprises three reception rooms, principal suite, two further bedrooms, gardens and offices.
Commanding an elevated position in Manningtree's Oxford Road, and as such enjoys views to the distance of the beautiful tidal estuary of the River Stour, making this place perfect for tranquil walks along the small beach when the tide allows. This three-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 and the house name etched in glass above the threshold. The impressive double fronted facade is softened by trailing wisteria, intertwined with a climbing rose. Inside, the rooms are beautifully presented and defer to a different time., thus oozing with 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 gently turning staircase to the rooms above. The elegant balustrade draws up to the principle suite, heralded by an arch, carved above the doorway. The dressing room is bedecked with cupboards, hanging-rails and shelving, making every inch of this room work, leaving the main bedroom a sanctuary at the end of the day. The traditionally styled but contemporary en-suite completes this principal haven. Two further bedrooms and a stylish bathroom with roll-top bath and checker-board flooring conclude the first-floor accommodation. The dual aspect living room offers a cosy hub for the family at the end of a busy day, and with direct access to the conservatory, the summer months enjoy air-flow from the rear garden, however, during the cooler months, this room comes into its own, once the open fire is lit and soft lights glow. What better place to enjoy a relaxing family evening? The dining, kitchen and breakfast rooms are all interlinked, and a magnificent curved canopy, reminiscent of a Victorian kitchen chimney breast, and within which resides the main kitchen. The formal dining room benefits from its own sash window allowing light to flood into the room. A lovely place to spend a few hours over a meal with friends. The breakfast room feels relaxed and cosy, with tongue and groove panelling to the wall and bespoke cupboards housing the boiler and utility area, allowing all laundry paraphernalia to be kept tidily out of the way. The garden and out-buildings to the rear of the property are a treat to behold. The garden commences with genteel steps down from the breakfast area leading to a paved courtyard with plenty of space for alfresco dining whilst enjoying its west-facing aspect. To the side of the courtyard, a loggia is smartly painted and can be used as a garden store. A veranda is attached to the loggia and offers respite from wet weather. A brick, pillared wall separates the courtyard from the garden. A pathway, flanked by lawn, shrubs and trees, runs the length of the garden leading up to a cladded outbuilding, with two stable doors, light, power and wooden floors. This building is currently divided into two office spaces but can be combined into one space and become whatever the new home-owner desires.
Entrance Hall 20'8" x 5'8" max (6.3m x 1.73m max). Entrance door. Oak, full length planked, flooring. Double coats cupboard. Stairs to first floor.
Cloakroom 5'7" x 3'1" max (1.7m x 0.94m max). Wash-hand basin with tiled splashback. Low-level WC. Solid oak flooring.
Living Room 20'5" x 10'3" (6.22m x 3.12m). Double-glazed sash window with engineered wood frame, to front aspect. Open fireplace with ornate surround and granite hearth. Dado rail. Solid oak flooring. Double doors to conservatory.
Dining Room 8'9" x 8'4" (2.67m x 2.54m). Double-glazed sash window with engineered wood frame, to front aspect. Slate tiled flooring. Opening to kitchen.
Kitchen 10'5" x 8'4" (3.18m x 2.54m). Space for dual-fuel range with extractor over. Space for dishwasher. One and half bowl ceramic sink with drainer and mixer tap. Tiled splashback. Space for tower fridge / freezer. Slate tiled flooring
Breakfast Area 13'1" x 6'8" (3.99m x 2.03m). Double doors to rear aspect, flanked by windows. Bespoke cupboard containing wall mounted Worcester boiler and space for a freezer. Further bespoke utility cupboard containing one and half bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap, space for washing machine and shelving. Slate tiled flooring.
Conservatory 11'3" x 6'8" (3.43m x 2.03m). Double doors to rear garden flanked by windows. Tiled flooring. Glass ceiling.
Landing 13'5" x 5'8" (4.1m x 1.73m). Double-glazed sash window with engineered wood frame, to rear aspect. Cupboard containing hot water cylinder. Radiator.
Principal Bedroom 10'6" x 10'4" (3.2m x 3.15m). Double-glazed sash window with engineered wood frame, to rear aspect. River views. Radiator. Door to en-suite.
Dressing Area 6'6" x 5'8" max (1.98m x 1.73m max). Double-glazed sash window with engineered wood frame, to front aspect. Built-in wardrobes. Hanging and shelving space for clothes and shoes.
En-suite 9' x 5'8" max (2.74m x 1.73m max). Walk-in shower cubicle with mains shower. Wash-hand basin with mixer tap. Low-level WC. Upright towel radiator. Extractor.
Bedroom Two 10'1" x 8'5" (3.07m x 2.57m). Double-glazed sash window with engineered wood frame, to rear aspect. River views. Radiator.
Bedroom Three 10'1" x 7'6" (3.07m x 2.29m). Double-glazed sash window with engineered wood frame, to front aspect. Radiator.
Family Bathroom 6'8" x 6'6" (2.03m x 1.98m). Double-glazed sash window with engineered wood frame and glass half obscured, to front aspect. Roll-top bath with claw feet with shower attachment. Pedestal wash-hand basin. Low level WC. Upright towel radiator. Extractor fan.
Outside To the front of the property is a shingle driveway offering parking for several vehicles. Side gates on either side of property giving access to the rear. To the rear of the property is a courtyard area with brick pillars giving access to garden beyond, being laid to lawn with shrub borders. Brick paved pathway leads to two offices with their own light, power, consumer box and telephone line. Storage shed. Loggia and veranda with tiled flooring.
Agents Note Underfloor heating to ground floor accommodation. Designed by Ian Spencer - architect and built in 2003