Guide price £875,000
A stunning Georgian fronted farmhouse in a glorious rural setting. Ratcliffs Farm presents red brick elevations under a tiled and slate roof with comfortable and well laid out accommodation over two floors. Double doors to the entrance lobby with front door opening into the reception hall and herringbone pattern flooring, staircase to the first floor and exposed wall timbers. Sitting room with boarded floor and open fireplace. The drawing room and dining room are open plan with split level boarded floor and open fireplace with display arches either side and door leading back to the kitchen/breakfast room with a range of fitted wall and floor units incorporating electric oven with gas hob, space and plumbing for dishwasher, fridge/freezer and tiled and pamment floor. Rear porch. Adjoining study with potential to integrate with the kitchen. Shower/cloakroom and utility room beyond with door to rear terrace. Staircase to first floor and pretty landing with exposed wall timbers and two bedrooms overlooking the front garden and drive. To the rear are two further bedrooms, the family bathroom and the master bedroom with en suite dressing room and bathroom. OUTSIDE In and out gravelled entrance drive with extensive parking to the front and side with weather boarded outbuildings providing four bay cart lodge garage, brick and slate store with further storage outbuildings to the rear. Terrace and wide sweep of lawn. Estate fencing to the front of the house and to the side a large post and railed paddock. Separate access drive to the paddock and recently constructed yurt which enjoys an elevated setting with decked surround, twin outdoor baths, separate shower and WC block. Listed under the Camp and Coast website, it provides useful additional income. LOCATION Ratcliffs Farm stands just outside the hamlet of Beaumont-cum-Moze with its delightful church and within the village a well-stocked farm shop, village hall and thriving local community. There are excellent services in nearby Thorpe-le-Soken, with its mainline rail station direct to London Liverpool Street (80 minutes). Manningtree rail station is approximately 8 miles away with direct train services to London Liverpool Street (60 minutes). There is easy access to the A120 and Colchester (12 miles) with its comprehensive, educational, recreational and commercial facilities, together with excellent riding and walking in the area and for the boating enthusiast, there is access to the backwaters from Beaumont-cum-Moze Quay and Titchmarsh Marina. The Walton backwaters was made famous by the well-known children's author, Arthur Ransome whose book, Secret Water, is based on the area. DISTANCES Thorpe le Soken - 2½ miles (London's Liverpool Street station - 80 minutes) Manningtree - 8 miles (London's Liverpool Street station - 60 minutes) Colchester - 12 miles (London's Liverpool Street station - 50 minutes) DIRECTIONS (CO16 0AT) From the A120 Colchester to Harwich road turn right at the Horsley Cross roundabout (by the water tower) on the B1035. After half a mile take the first left to Stones Green. In Stones Green bear right to Beaumont-cum-Moze. Ratcliffs Farm comes up on the left after approximately half a mile. SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Private Drainage. Oil fired central heating. FIXTURES AND FITTINGS Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including curtains, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation. VIEWINGS By appointment with Jackson-Stops.
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