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St James's Street, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, CO9

Guide price £775,000

Under offer

4 Beds 3 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: BSE210168

Exceptional Victorian fronted period property with annexe and separate studio.


  • An exceptional Victorian fronted period property
  • Close to village centre
  • Walled garden and parking
  • 3 Reception rooms
  • 4 Double bedrooms
  • Oast house 1 bedroom annexe with private garden
  • Detached studio outbuilding


An exceptional Victorian fronted period property of significant substance, with detached two storey annexe Oast house, well set close to the centre of the village with walled gardens and parking. Hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and utility/cloakroom. Four first floor double bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms (2 en-suite). Oast house annexe with kitchen/dining room, vaulted sitting room, shower room, galleried first floor double bedroom, private garden and separate pedestrian gated access via tennis club. Detached studio outbuilding with fitted kitchen and garden store, gated parking and wall enclosed gardens. THE PROPERTY The Old Pottery is a beautifully presented highly versatile family home of note, set in a prominent position at the top of the street, below Hedingham Castle in this quintessential North Essex Village overlooking a small green. The property, presents a Victorian mid/late 19th century mellow red brick faade with a later red brick wing to the rear, all under a slate tiled roof. The current owner, has looked after and maintained the property over the last 8 years to a high standard and have made significant improvements, including a bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room, creating two modern en-suite shower rooms and refitting the family bathroom. Due to the spacious nature of the accommodation the owner has run a successful Bed and Breakfast from the property. In addition to the main house there is an excellent detached barn/oast house annexe to the rear. Planning permission has allowed the use of the annexe as a holiday/residential let on the basis that it remains ancillary to the main dwelling. The main accommodation in brief comprises a part glazed panelled front door leading into the hallway, with doors leading to the sitting room and dining room and stairs leading up to the first floor. The sitting rooms affords well-proportioned space with a central fireplace with fitted log burning stove fire, plantation shuttered double glazed window to the front and French doors to the rear. The dining room also benefits from a plantation shuttered double glazed window to the front and has a feature fireplace with display alcove shelving and cupboards to either side. A passage leads off the back to the kitchen/breakfast room past the utility/wc which has an obscure glazed window to the side, concealed cistern wc and wall mounted wash basin and worksurface with space and plumbing below for washing machine and tumble dryer and cupboards shelving and wall mounted gas fired boiler above. The kitchen/breakfast room is tastefully presented and fitted to a high standard with fitted units under polished granite work surfaces, underset ceramic butlers sink, a built-in self-cleaning oven and a separate steam oven, space and plumbing for the dishwasher. The room also benefits from exposed floorboards and the half-glazed door leads out to the rear terrace, there are double glazed windows to the side and the rear with a window also giving a view across the village tennis club to the village side. Stairs lead up to the first-floor landing, off which there is a loft access hatch and airing cupboard housing the pressurized hot water tank. There are four double bedrooms, served by a family bathroom with window to the side, panel enclose bath with separate shower over the bath, vanity wash basin unit with draw below and lit mirror above. There is a wc and fully tiled walls and floor. The master and guest bedrooms both also benefit from en-suite shower rooms, presented to the same high standard as the family bathroom. OAST HOUSE ANNEXE As can be seen in the photo on the back page of the brochure, the Oast House annexe also benefits from good exposed character, with a double height vaulted ceiling with exposed brickwork and timbers to the sitting room, which is over looked from the 1st floor mezzanine bedroom. There is also a fitted kitchen dining room and ground floor shower room/wc. The grounds are arranged to give a private garden to the front with a separate pedestrian access gate to the side, used by agreement with the tennis club. OUTSIDE The house is set slightly back from the road through this sought-after village, with a small village green to the front and a gate to the side of the property gives access to the gravelled parking area. The superbly landscaped rear garden presents a paved terrace at the back of the house stepping down to the formal lawns with block paved path leading to the detached studio/garden store and beyond towards the Annexe at the end of the garden. This charming, west facing garden is mainly wall enclosed with flower borders and beds. with terrace well positioned for alfresco dining. The Studio has double glazed French doors to the garden and a window to the side and is fitted with a comprehensive range of base mounted kitchen units, a rolled top worksurface with 4 hob electric cooker and underset ceramic butlers sink, all affording excellent scope and versatility for new owners. LOCATION The Old Pottery is located in a prominent position overlooking the small village Green at the top of St James's Street, below the castle in Castle Hedingham, which is one of North Essex's prettiest villages set in the Colne Valley, just off the ancient road between Colchester and Cambridge. The village has two pubs, The Bell Inn and The Wheatsheaf, a tea shop and bistro The Old Moot House, village store, a beauty and wellbeing centre, Post Office, parish church, primary and nearby secondary schools, a doctor's surgery and the tennis club. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the nearby town of Halstead, which is some 4 miles away and is well served. The nearby towns of Sudbury, Colchester and Cambridge provide further educational and recreational facilities. There is easy access to the A12 and for the rail commuter there is a mainline service from Mark's Tye, Kelvedon and Witham, to London's Liverpool Street.