Chappel, Colchester, Essex


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
PROEPRTY DESCRIPTION A stylishly finished four bedroom detached unlisted period cottage occupies a discrete yet accessible location, set well back from Colchester Road and located within the highly-regarded North Essex village of Chappel, renowned for its village branch line railway station and Victorian viaduct. Understood to date from the 1880's, the property enjoys an elevated aspect and central position within its grounds which extend to approximately 0.37 acres. Enjoying a timber clad exterior and set beneath a principally slate roofline, the property enjoys a largely open plan ground floor aspect with a wealth of individual features throughout including oak framed windows, red brick fireplace with inset woodburning stove, exposed brick flooring, exposed timber work, bay window and doors complete with Suffolk latches. Further benefits to the property include a detached double garage, off-street parking for a number of vehicles and elevated views over Chappel viaduct.

ENTRANCE PORCH: Set beneath an oak framed porch with clay tiled roof. Steps rising to panel glazed English oak door opening to:

RECEPTION HALL: 11' 11" x 9' 4" (3.65m into bay x 2.86m) An inviting reception hall with bay window to side, stripped wood effect flooring throughout and LED spotlights. Door with Suffolk latch to:

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: 19' 4" x 13' 3" (5.90m x 4.04m) Centrally situated within the property, enjoying a distinctive open plan aspect, the kitchen area is fitted with a matching range of oak base units with chrome handles and comprising a range of pull-out pan drawers, corner units and tall shelving units. Worktops above with tiling over and stainless-steel single sink unit with vegetable drainer and oak double-glazed windows to rear overlooking gardens and paddock land beyond. Fitted appliances include a three door Stoves electric oven with five-ring bottle gas fuelled hob over and Stoves extraction over. Space for dishwasher. LED spotlights, tiled flooring and opening to dining room with window to front, exposed central ceiling timber and fireplace with inset wood burning stove. Timbered door with Suffolk latch opening to:

SITTING ROOM: 19' 4" x 13' 7" (5.91m x 4.15m) A dual aspect reception room with windows to front and French doors to rear opening to gardens. Exposed brick flooring, oak timberwork and red brick fireplace with brick hearth, oak bressumer beam over and inset wood burning stove. French doors to rear opening to garden, oak staircase and door to under stair storage recess.

UTILITY ROOM: 9' 3" x 7' 5" (2.82m x 2.28m) (Accessed via kitchen/dining room) Fitted with wood effect worktop with space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer. Additional space for fridge/freezer, tiled flooring throughout, window to side and stable door to outside.

FAMILY BATHROOM: 10' 1" x 9' 1" (3.08m x 2.77m) Fitted with ceramic WC, wash hand basin within a base level unit, bath with jacuzzi body jets and separately screened fully tiled double shower unit with fixed chrome shower attachment. Wall-mounted heated towel rail and clouded glazed window to side.

CLOAKROOM: 7' 9" x 6' 11" (2.38m x 2.12m) (Accessed via reception hall) Fitted with ceramic WC, wall-hung wash hand basin, pressurised water system and also housing oil fired boiler. Stripped wood effect flooring throughout and window to rear overlooking gardens and paddock beyond.

First floor

LANDING: With stripped wood effect flooring throughout, range of exposed timberwork and hatch to loft. Timbered door with Suffolk latch to:

MASTER BEDROOM: 13' 7" x 10' 0" (4.15m x 3.06m) A characterful room with exposed timbers and studwork, window to front affording elevated views over the front gardens and Chappel viaduct distant.

BEDROOM 2: 17' 4" x 9' 10" (5.30m into alcove x 3.00m) A versatile room with exposed brickwork, timberwork and stud partitions to useful storage alcove. Currently utilised as an office/study with window to front and LED spotlights.

BEDROOM 3: 9' 11" x 9' 6" (3.04m x 2.91m) Affording a dual aspect with windows to side and rear overlooking gardens and paddock land distant.

BEDROOM 4: 10' 8" x 9' 5" (3.26m x 2.88m) Affording a dual aspect with windows to side and rear enjoying elevated views over the gardens and paddock land distant. Recessed fitted wardrobe units.

Outside Located opposite the United Reform Church on Colchester Road, Chappel, the property is approached via a driveway with curved brick surrounding wall, opening into an area of off-street parking for approximately five vehicles. Within the initial area of parking is a:

DOUBLE GARAGE: 16' 4" x 15' 9" (4.98m x 4.82m) With twin single doors to front, personnel door, windows to front and side and light and power connected.

GARDEN A part flint/brick border wall separates the initial area of parking to the remaining gardens with a gentle gradient climbing to the property with a single expanse of lawn bordered by a range of evergreen hedging and wicker fencing. Gated access links to the rear gardens which enjoy a double plot width, abutting paddock land.

AGENTS NOTE: We understand from our client that planning permission and building control approval has been granted to replace the existing single storey rear extension with a two storey rear extension.

SERVICES: Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected. Oil fired heating. NOTE: None of these services have been tested by the agent.

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David Burr

Honey Tye, Leavenheath, Colchester, Essex

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