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Great Bentley, Nr Colchester, Essex CO7 8RH

Guide Price Of £1,100,000

A pretty Grade II Listed period farmhouse at the end of a long private drive with mature garden, woodland and field, extending to about 13.5 acres.

Cottage Farmhouse is a most attractive Grade II Listed property dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries. It presents part brick and part rendered elevations under a peg tile and slate roof with comfortable and well laid out accommodation over two floors.

A portico with twin columns and six paneled front door with two lights over to the reception hall with cloak room off and staircase to first floor. Stunning Georgian drawing room with open fireplace. Inner hall off which is the sitting room, with wood burner and part glazed door to covered porch. Snug with inglenook fireplace and Jotul 8 wood burner, together with double doors to the terrace. Kitchen/breakfast room with three oven gas fired AGA and electric AGA module set back in brick alcove, central island with sink, comprehensive range of built in wall and floor units incorporating dishwasher, fridge freezer and coffee machine.

Steps down to garden/dining room with Jotul 12 wood burning stove and two sets of double doors to the adjoining terraces. Utility room with flagstone floor, built in units and butler sink, rear hall/lobby/boot room with cloakroom off.

Staircase to first floor with further steps to the upper landing and master bedroom with fireplace, cast iron basket, pine over mantel and surround. Dressing room and bathroom with shower, bath and twin pedestal washbasins. Four further bedrooms and family bathroom.

Secondary staircase to the ground floor. Door with further staircase from the landing up to extensive attic space.


OUTSIDE

Brick and pan tiled wash house currently used as a store. Brick pan tile and weather boarded pool house and gym with two log bays. Extensive terrace with red robin hedge surround and heated pool. Further terrace and sitting out areas. Extensive parking and turning area with long private drive (300 yards). High holly hedges, lawn and meadowland with stunning, mature gardens and extensive copse with many mature trees. Specimen trees including blue cedar, horse chestnut and cypress. Large paddock with separate road access. Approximately 13 acres.





LOCATION

Cottage Farmhouse enjoys a private and secluded setting, yet well positioned for easy access into London. The village of Great Bentley is 1 miles to the north providing local facilities including shop, pub, church and primary school. There is also a station which, via Colchester, takes just over 70 minutes into Liverpool Street. Colchester itself is eight miles to the west with its comprehensive educational, recreational and shopping facilities, together with a 45 minute journey by rail to London's Liverpool Street.

There is direct access from the property to the local footpath network along the sea walls to Flag Creek which fills at high water. There is excellent sailing and watersports to be enjoyed at Brightlingsea (3 miles).

DISTANCE

Gt Bentley - 1 miles (Liverpool Street Station 75 mins)
Colchester - 8 miles (Liverpool street Station 45 minutes)

DIRECTIONS CO7 8RH

From Colchester take the A133 to Elmstead Market and Frating. Turn off right on the B1027 to Alresford and Thorrington. Continue through Thorington and after approximately one mile look out for the turning right on Hollybush Hill, having just passed the 40 mile an hour sign and opposite a pair of red brick cottages. Continue down the unmade road (drive) with post and rail on your left and as you reach the bottom of the track sweep left into the Cottage Farmhouse drive.

SERVICES

Mains water, gas and electricity. Private drainage.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including carpets and curtains, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation.

VIEWINGS

By appointment with Jackson-Stops Tel. 01473 218218.

Estate agents Chelmsford

01245 806101

chelmsford@jackson-stops.co.uk

Dutch Barn, Old Park Farm Main Road, Ford End, Chelmsford, CM3 1LN


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