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The Cottage, Colchester Rd, Mount Bures, CO8

Guide price £585,000

3 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: COL230021


  • Three bedrooms
  • Spacious sitting room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Three bathrooms in all
  • Excellent ancillary accommodation
  • Private setting
  • Plot approx 0.5 acre
  • Private driveway with ample parking


Occupying an enviable position on the edge of the picturesque village of Mount Bures on the Essex and Suffolk Border, this sympathetically extended Grade II listed cottage is full of charming character features and commands impressive views over the neighbouring countryside. Total plot 0.5 acre. High speed broadband is available and fibre installed.

With the oldest part dating from the 16thcentury, at its heart is a traditional Suffolk cottage with a thatched roof exposed timber framing and spacious rooms. The current owners have purchased more land with the total plot measuring approx. 0.42 of an acre. A notable addition is the cart lodge, which has been adapted to provide ancillary accommodation. The flagstone open plan reception room complemented by a powerful log burner is flooded with light in the day and becomes an ideal party room or would make a good gym or office space. A butler's sink and marble topped surface makes the perfect drinks preparation area. The cart lodge also includes a bathroom and a studio on the first floor accessed by the external staircase. The rural village of Bures (with local doctor's surgery, village shops. pubs, and post office) lies on the Essex/Suffolk border, surrounded by wonderful scenic walks and beautiful views. The uninterrupted idyllic views this particular property has to offer are uniquely unusual for a location as commutable as this. The town of Colchester is a short direct 15 minute drive away, providing easy access to the mainline train station which offers non-stop trains direct to Liverpool Street with a journey time of just over 45 mins. The property also benefits from a local bus service providing doorstep pick-up and drop-off convenience between Colchester and Sudbury. Associated with the unique rural location is the significant and rare advantage of still being within the catchment areas of two very highly rated primary and secondary schools with the exceptional additional benefit of door-to-door, free school transport. Agents note regarding thatch roof) (Booked in to rethatched April 2024)