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St. Osyth, Essex, CO16

Guide price £975,000

Sold

6 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: IPS210038

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Stunning sea views
  • 3 reception rooms & study
  • Large AGA kitchen
  • Utility & cloakroom
  • Playroom/office with shower room & bedroom above (could be self-contained)
  • 6 bedrooms, family bathroom & shower room
  • First floor terrace with panoramic sea views
  • Large brick & slate outbuilding
  • Pretty mature gardens approximately 1 acre
  • Paddock land with mature trees approximately 4 acres

THE PROPERTY

A pretty Grade II Listed Georgian fronted farmhouse in 5 acres, with panoramic sea views. Lee Wick Farm presents a very pretty red brick elevation with Georgian sash windows, set under a peg tile roof. The property is Grade II Listed and enjoys spectacular views across the surrounding farmland to the sea, Mersea Island and Brightlingsea beyond. The current owners have engaged in an extensive and comprehensive renovation and refurbishment programme throughout the house, grounds and outbuildings to present a stunning property. On the ground floor the front door, with glazed fan light over, accesses the central hallway with staircase to the first floor, off which is the drawing room, with inset multi-fuel stove and double French doors to the terrace. Sitting room with wood burning stove set back in fire place. Kitchen/breakfast room with oil-fired AGA and built in floor units incorporating butlers sink and kitchen fitments. Door through to the playroom/office with ground floor shower room and open tread staircase to bedroom above (this area could be a self-contained annex). Dining room with exposed brick chimney breast, beamed ceiling and multi fuel stove with glazed double French doors to the adjoining conservatory and separate door to study beyond with exposed wall timbers. Rear hall off which is the utility room and separate cloakroom. From hall double French doors to the conservatory with further double doors to the adjoining terrace. On the first floor is the master bedroom with spectacular views out across the sea with door to balcony with wrought iron railings. Bedroom two, bedroom three and a large family bathroom with double basins, double ended central bath, WC and shower. Staircase to the second floor landing off which are two attic bedrooms and shower room. GARDENS & GROUNDS Lee Wick Farm is approached off a long private lane through double wrought iron gates to a wide gravelled parking and turning area. The adjoining properties are screened by a high well clipped evergreen hedge. An area of lawn with gravelled paths leads to an attractive York stone terrace with raised brick wall. The path continues around to the west to a further area of lawn and semi-circular clipped hedge. Inner garden enjoys an elevated setting with views across the open fields to Mersea Island and Brightlingsea beyond. Sheltered patio with brick walling and raised beds, large sweep of lawn behind the high hedge to the rear of the house, together with greenhouse and substantial brick and slate garage/store. In addition is a four acre field on the other side of the private lane. LOCATION Lee Wick Farm is set off a long private drive, which continues past the property to the sea wall and sea. The village of St Osyth is approximately 3 miles to the north east, with local facilities, including shops, pub and church, together with the well-known St Osyth Priory. Great Bentley is approximately 6 miles to the north west, with its regular trains to London Liverpool Street Station (80 minutes) and the town of Colchester (12 miles), with its comprehensive educational, recreational and commercial facilities, together with regular fast trains direct to London Liverpool Street Station (45 minutes). There is access to the water at Brightlingsea, with its sailing club, and the River Colne leading up to Colchester itself, there is also good riding and walking in the area. DISTANCES St Osyth - 3 miles Gt Bentley - 6 miles (London Liverpool Street Station 80 mins) Colchester - 12 miles (London Liverpool Street Station 45 mins) DIRECTIONS (CO16 8ES) Travelling from the direction of Colchester on the B1027, turn right to the village of St Osyth. At the crossroads in the middle of the village, turn right again, past St Osyth Priory. Continue out of the village and down the hill past the lake on your left and St Osyth Boat Yard on your right. At the top of the hill, continue around the sharp right hand bend and after approximately 500 yards, at the sign ''Point Clear', turn left down Lee Wick Lane and continue for approximately 1.5 miles. Lee Wick Farm comes up on the left hand side. SERVICES Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Oil-fired AGA and central heating. 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.