Abberton Road, Layer-de-la-haye, Colchester


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  • Bedrooms: 4
PROPERTY Lairdanite is a most appealing detached house built in the 1960's located in an attractive edge of village setting surrounded by open countryside including Abberton Reservoir which lies to the south of Abberton Road. The property is presented in good condition with well-proportioned rooms and has uPVC double glazing throughout.

The front door opens to an entrance hall with laminate wood effect flooring and doors to all the principle rooms including the dining room, study/ bedroom four and a downstairs shower room. An inner hallway has a staircase rising to the first floor and double doors opening to the spacious sitting room which has a feature fireplace with brick surround with an oak bressumer beam and houses a wood burner. Double doors open to a patio to the rear overlooking the rear garden.

The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a good range of cupboard and drawer units with integrated AEG double oven and microwave, a Stoves range cooker and AEG integrated dishwasher. A stable door opens to the side of the house and a door opens into utility room which has ceramic tiled floor, built in units and plumbing for washing machine. There is also a bank of built-in cupboards providing useful storage space including a tack cupboard with saddle rests. A door from the utility room opens to a cloakroom.

On the first floor are three spacious bedrooms each with walk-in wardrobes. The master bedroom overlooks the rear garden and has an en-suite shower room. There is also a family bathroom which has a roll top bath with mixer tap and handheld shower attachment, WC and a bank of built in cupboards and drawers.

SITUATION Lairdanite is situated on the eastern side of the popular village of Layer de la Haye, which has a good range of local amenities including a primary school, two public houses and a village store.

Colchester is approximately 5.5 miles away and benefits from a wide range of shopping and recreational amenities, as well as mainline rail services to London Liverpool Street from Colchester North Station and Marks Tey, with a journey time of about 51 minutes from the latter. There are a number of well-regarded schools within reach including Layer de la Haye Primary School, Stanway School, Colchester Royal Grammar School, Colchester High School, St Mary's and Holmwood House Prep School.

OUTSIDE The property is approached via an in and out driveway with gravel parking and turning area. The front garden has a shaped lawn with adjacent flower beds stocked with a variety of shrubs, plants and trees including roses and conifers. A gate provides access to a driveway which leads to a detached garage to the rear of the property. The garage is of brick construction with an up and over door and pedestrian door provides access to the side. To the rear of the garage is a storage room with access into the garage and there is power and light connected. Behind the garage is an area of decking which provides excellent outdoor entertaining space with a hot tub. To the rear of the house is a stone paved terrace and beyond is the garden which is mainly laid to lawn but also has flower beds and a variety of mature shrubs and a variety of trees including apple and blue spruce as well as a garden shed. Further down the garden, a five bar gate provides access to an enclosed yard with two loose boxes and feed store. There is a lean to machine store at the side of the stable block. The yard is enclosed by post and rail fence and is accessed via a five bar gate and a further access is through slip rails.

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