Colneford Hill, White Colne, CO6 2PJ


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  • Bedrooms: 4
General information A spacious, Grade II Listed link detached family home, formally known as the 14th century White Hart public house, offering extensive living accommodation and occupying beautifully mature grounds extending to approximately 1 acre. The property is of timber frame construction with rendered and washed elevations which sit under handmade roof tiles, whilst also benefitting from a Victorian extension. Now known as number 12, this family home offers exceptional period features throughout with exposed timbers and scope for modernisation and improvement.

In brief, the accommodation comprises a solid wooden entrance door leading into the dining hall, an imposing room with an attractive bay window to the front, original brick flooring and exposed beams throughout with a focal point of an open fire with brick surround. From here stairs ascend to the first floor and access can be gained into the family room, another generously proportioned room with exposed floorboards, bay window to the front and an open cast iron fireplace with wooden surround. To the west of the property is the drawing room, with windows and door to the rear garden. The room offers exposed wooden floorboards, with 18th century features and an impressive open fire with embellished wooden surround. From the dining hall the second kitchen can be accessed with a range of eye and base level storage units with worktops and inset stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap over. There are windows and a door to the outside of the property and a further door leads into the inner hallway providing access to the cloakroom. To the rear of the property is the garden room, a bright and airy room with glazed doors to the garden and windows to the side. The heart of the home is the kitchen/breakfast room, fitted with a matching range of wall and base wooden units which sit underneath solid work surfaces. There is tiled flooring throughout and there is space and plumbing for all the necessary kitchen appliances. Further features are a useful pantry cupboard, wood burning stove with brick surround and there is a second flight of stairs ascending to the first floor.

To the west wing of the property the family bathroom can be found comprising panelled enclosed corner bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin, along with bedroom three which is situated to the front of the property with useful storage cupboard. To the centre of the house is the spacious master bedroom offering built in storage wardrobes and views to the front and rear of the property. A door provides access into the dressing room with a window to the rear and further range of built in storage cupboards. To the north wing of the property bedrooms two and four can be found, both of generous proportions, and are complimented by a second family bathroom comprising panelled enclosed bath, WC and wash hand basin with views to the rear garden. To complete the first floor accommodation is two large airing cupboards and a second flight of stairs leads to the kitchen/breakfast room.

Dining hall 17' 7" x 14' 6" (5.36m x 4.42m)

Drawing room 25' 5" x 11' 5" (7.75m x 3.48m)

Family room 14' 3" x 10' 9" (4.34m x 3.28m)

Kitchen/breakfast room 19' 1" x 16' 3" (5.82m x 4.95m)

Second kitchen 11' 3" x 8' 1" (3.43m x 2.46m)

Cloakroom 6' 5" x 5' (1.96m x 1.52m)

Garden room 21' 5" x 11' (6.53m x 3.35m)

Bedroom one 18' 4" x 14' 3" (5.59m x 4.34m)

Bedroom three 15' 7" x 11' 11" (4.75m x 3.63m)

Family bathroom 12' x 10' (3.66m x 3.05m)

Dressing room 11' 11" x 8' 11" (3.63m x 2.72m)

Bedroom four 12' 2" x 9' 3" (3.71m x 2.82m)

Bathroom two 12' 4" x 4' 6" (3.76m x 1.37m)

Bedroom two 12' 1" x 9' (3.68m x 2.74m)

Scullery 17' 9" x 11' 4" (5.41m x 3.45m)

The outside Approaching the property off of Colneford Hill, gates open into the covered carport which in turn leads into the courtyard with gravel driveway providing off road parking for numerous vehicles. The scullery measures 17'9" x 11'4" and offers power and light connected with two sinks and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The south-easterly facing rear garden offers a beautiful secluded space which is principally laid to lawn with established woodland providing a haven for wildlife and extending to approximately an acre.

The rear garden butts the river Colne and further outbuildings include a cart-lodge, greenhouse, former stable, garden shed and a bird hide which benefits from having lighting and power connected.

Agents note We understand that the original structure of the property dates back to the 14th century and as previously mentioned our view is that this property is in need of modernisation and improvement. Given the age of the property, we would recommend that any intending purchasers commission an appropriate structural survey from a qualified chartered surveyor. Typical issues a surveyor would consider with a building of this age requiring modernisation would be that the foundations are likely to be shallow and there is likely to have been some movement over the years, which would not be uncommon with buildings of this type. They would also look for any evidence of wood rot. Fenn Wright has not conducted any type of survey on this property and these notes are intended as general guidance. If you are traveling far to view this property please feel free to contact Briege Rix in advance if you would like to discuss any aspect of this property in particular.

Where? The property is situated in the ever sought after village of White Colne to the West of Colchester town centre. The village is within easy access of the A120 and A12 dual carriageways and is within a short drive of Wakes Colne train station which serves Sudbury and Marks Tey main line station. The property is a short walk away from Earls Colne which has an array of facilities.

Important information Council Tax Band - F

Services - We understand that mains water, drainage and electricity are connected to the property.

Tenure - Freehold

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