Sold STC
£875,000

5 bed house for sale in High Street, Thorpe-le-Soken, Clacton-on-Sea (ref: 468095)

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Key Features

  • Five bedrooms
  • Dressing room & en-suite to the principal bedroom and further ensuite to bedroom four
  • Magnificent vaulted and beamed reception with mezzanine and bi-folding doors
  • Contemporary Kitchen / Diner with granite work surfaces
  • Utility Room
  • Living room with full height red brick fireplace
  • Study and further study / store / playroom
  • Two storey barn providing garaging with potential studio / gym / office space above
  • Over a third of an acre plot

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An exceptional converted barn of considerable character and accommodation in excess of 4000 square feet set in a well-manicured and private third of an acre plot located in the heart of this vibrant North Essex Village.

LOCATION

Old Barn is superbly located within Thorpe-le Soken's conservation area tucked away just 50 yards from the village's thriving High Street, found towards the end of a private road.

Thorpe-le-Soken lies to the East of Colchester (approximately 14 miles) enroute to Essex's very own sunshine coast (Frinton on Sea 4.6 miles). This well connected, popular and pretty village has a regular bus service to the local surrounding towns and benefits from just over an hour's commute to London via the main-line train station found within a mile of this spectacular property.

The High Street itself has a number of shops including a Tesco mini-supermarket, pharmacy, doctors surgery and optician, together with privately owned restaurants and public houses. Thorpe also has a highly regarded primary school (Rolph) and is home to key stage three of Tendring Technology College in Landermere Road.



THE PROPERTY

The original parts of this 4,000+ square foot home of considerable character are believed to date back to 1729.

Centred around the Oak framed barn this detached home incorporates a significant and conventionally built extension which provides five bedrooms (two with ensuites), study, roof terrace, contemporary kitchen / diner and a truly breath-taking vaulted and split-level reception room with mezzanine, filled with natural light, oozing with character and opening up to the garden via Oak framed bi-folding doors.

Traversing from this beamed reception room beneath the mezzanine via a few steps down you are greeted with an equally expansive yet cosy feeling formal living room with dual aspect windows and full height red brick inglenook fireplace.

The mezzanine provides a wonderful vantage point to really appreciate the intricate Oak beam work of the vaulted main reception and the sheer enormity of the barn's footprint. This mezzanine leads exclusively to the beamed principal bedroom with ensuite bathroom and separate dressing room.

The remainder of the house provides more conventional bedroom and living space, most of which enjoys the pleasant outlook to the landscaped gardens. This includes a large kitchen/breakfast room and four further bedrooms.

Of particular note is the large roof terrace leading off the first floor landing that extends above the kitchen / diner beneath providing season changing elevated views over the well-manicured gardens and onward farmland extending towards the horizon.



OUTSIDE

The property's plot is in excess of one third of an acre (sts) and that includes various areas of well-tended, landscaped garden and a large area of decking found behind the kitchen, and an area of brick paved patio leading out from the bi-fold doors of the main reception. The mature garden has several designated areas to it that include formal lawns that wrap around the Southerly and Westerly aspects, an allotment and working garden area behind the garage and a private terraced area with summerhouse in the South West corner. In this gardener's delight you will find an assortment of well-established shrubs alongside established trees such as silver birch, eucalyptus, tetrapanax, a judas tree, bay trees and various acers.

The approach from the road is retained by a full height red brick wall with wrought iron railings, the gated access leads to a large paved parking area.

A detached barn style garage has a large loft room above which has fantastic potential for, perhaps, a home office, a gym or ancillary accommodation (subject to planning).



The full list of accommodation is as follows:

Entrance Hall 2.80m x 2.27m

Having a vaulted ceiling with exposed structural beams, engineered Oak flooring and dual aspect windows.


Principal Reception Room 6.65m x 7.72m

An outstanding double height reception room, feature rich with engineered Oak flooring, exposed structural beams, no fewer than eight glazed windows, bi-fold doors leading out to the garden (South), and a mezzanine above. A few steps down beneath the mezzanine lead to the formal living room.


Living Room 6.59m x 7.49m

Having a central feature full height red brick fireplace with multi-fuel burning stove and timber mantle, three windows to two aspects, fitted carpet and an abundance of exposed vertical and horizontal structural beams to both the ceiling and retaining elevations.


Split-level Inner Hall

Carpeted with large storage cupboard. Split staircase with open balustrade leading up to the mezzanine / first floor landing and down to the living room. You will also find an airing cupboard and access to two bedrooms, a study and to the contemporary kitchen / diner.


Kitchen / Diner 6.81m <3,52m x 6.61m < 4.21m

A large 'L' shaped social space with designated dining area. Bi-fold doors to the rear lead out to the raised decking and there are further windows to the rear and flanking elevations, each framing a pleasant perspective of the encompassing garden.

The kitchen is fitted with a range of high gloss cream laminated base units comprising of soft closing cupboards and pan drawers centred around a large central peninsular unti finished beneath granite worksurfaces.

Integral appliances include a BOSCH induction hob beneath a BOSCH extractor fan, carved sunken 1.5 bowl sink with mixer tap, eye-level oven above an integrated microwave, tall fridge / freezer and a dishwasher.

Behind the dining space lies more granite work surfaces either side of a four oven AGA.


Utility Room 2.00m x 3.10m

Providing plenty of storage and further work surface space, a stainless steel sink, plumbing for washing machine and vent provided for a tumble drier. The utility incorporates a separate cloakroom.


Cloakroom

Tiled walls with WC, sink, tall wall mounted mirror,
extractor fan and opaque glazed window.


Study 2.74m x 2.46m

Carpeted with a range of fitted office furniture including storage and a desk. Window to the rear elevation.


Fourth Bedroom 3.74m x 2.40m

Carpeted with a large flank window and fitted bedroom furniture including wardrobe and eye level storage cupboards.

Ensuite Shower Room

Travertine tiled with fully enclosed shower cubicle (thermostatic shower tap), vanity sink, WC and extractor fan.


Fifth bedroom 3.89m max x 2.76m > 1.94m

Carpeted (tiles) and large window to the rear elevation.



FIRST FLOOR

Half landing

Having carpeted stairs leading up to the first floor landing, down to the inner lobby and an opening to the mezzanine.


Mezzanine

Providing a wonderful elevated perspective of the principal reception room and the garden beyond. Retained by an open balustrade with a wealth of exposed structural beam-work and some exposed red brick elevations. French doors lead into the Principal Bedroom.


Principal Bedroom 3.90m x 5.00m

An elegant and heavily beamed retreat with French doors that lead into the dressing room and further French doors that lead through to the ensuite bathroom. Carpeted with two windows to the front elevation.


Dressing Room 2.34m x 2.45m

Shelved and railed with fitted carpet.


Ensuite Bathroom 2.35m x 2.37m

Travertine tiled floor and half tiled walls fitted with panelled bath with central thermostatic mixer tap, shower cubicle, WC, pedestal hand wash basin, heated towel rail, extractor fan and opaque flank window.



Galleried First Floor Landing

Carpeted with a shelved airing cupboard, providing access to the family bathroom, further store/study and the two first floor bedrooms. Full height sliding doors lead out onto the South facing roof terrace.


Second Bedroom 3.76m x 3.49m

Exposed floorboards, two built in wardrobe cupboards and a flank eye level window.


Third Bedroom 3.57m x 3.76m

Carpeted with two built in wardrobe cupboards and a flank window.


Store / Second Study / Playroom 1.70m x 2.03m

Oak laminate flooring and opaque window to the rear.


Family Bathroom / Wetroom 3.10m x 2.37m

Having a wonderful outlook due South over the grounds towards farmland out of the window to the rear and fitted with a panelled batch, tankless WC, vanity sink and open shower with thermostatic shower tap. There is also an extractor fitted and walls are part tiled.



Roof Terrace

This paved south facing terrace offers a private and elevated perspective of the grounds and the countryside beyond. It is retained by a low level red brick wall with external lighting.

Stamp Duty Due

Based on a sale price of £875,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:

*

Last updated: The calculator has been updated following the end of the stamp duty holiday on 1st October 2021.

* This value is based on the standard rate and not applicable to first-time buyers or buy-to-let / second home buyers.

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Further Details

  • Status: Sold STC
  • Reference: 468095

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