Sold STC
£795,000

5 bed house for sale in Station Road, Ardleigh, Colchester (ref: 59203)

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Key Features

  • GRADE II LISTED FIVE BEDROOM DETACHED REGENCY HOUSE
  • SPACIOUS ONE BEDROOM ANNEXE
  • OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING AREA
  • FOUR RECEPTION ROOMS
  • EN-SUITE TO MASTER BEDROOM
  • LARGE CELLAR (restricted head height)
  • ATTRACTIVE LANDSCAPED GARDEN
  • OFF STREET PARKING + ELECTIRC CAR CHARGING STATION
  • SHORT DRIVE TO MAINLINE STATION
  • REAR GARDEN SIZE 60' DEEP x 50ft WIDE (max)

Virtual Tour

A quintessentially English Georgian House of approximately 4,200 square feet including a cellar and self-contained Annexe. Brimming with period features with a 3m high ceiling to the main accommodation this regency home has four double bedrooms, four reception rooms and spacious one bedroom Annexe.

LOCATION


Mill House is an imposing and substantial Grade II listed gault brick Georgian property, set just back from the road by a small enclosed garden surrounded with box hedging in the sought after village of Ardleigh to the East of Colchester, Essex.


The village itself provides a shop, a post office, an excellent primary school and the property itself lies behind an expansive and well maintained playing field with community gardens. The location offers a semi-rural location with plenty of points of interest for Rambler's seeking to explore the surrounding countryside and Ardleigh reservoir.


The Market town of Manningtree (with mainline train station) is approximately four miles to the East and provides an Intercity rail service to London Liverpool Street with a journey time of around 55 minutes.


To the North lies the undulating countryside throughout Dedham Vale known as 'Constable Country' for inspiring landscape artist John Constable's most famous work.



MILL HOUSE

A highly desirable Georgian home this property is both historic and immaculately presented with high ceilings and period features throughout. There are four well-proportioned reception rooms to the main house and four double bedrooms and a one bedroom annexe (with its own large reception room) found at the rear of the property. This has its own entrance and courtyard garden.


The entrance to the main house is gained via a black wrought iron gate from the street leading to an attractive pilaster and pediment front door.


To the left of the property a small white picket fence leads the way down to the rear garden and to the right of the property you will find a driveway with space for two cars. Through secure wooden gates there is further off street parking to the side of the property with an electric car charging point for modern electric vehicles.



ACCOMMODATION

GROUND FLOOR

As you enter you are greeted with a spacious reception hall spanning the entire depth of the original house with Sitting Room, Study, Drawing Room and Kitchen leading off. An elegant staircase leads from your right up to the first floor and beneath this lies the access with steps down to the basement / cellar. The end of hallway houses a magnificent rear window filling this impressive space with plenty of natural light.


Deep cornicing and high skirting boards are a theme throughout the first three reception rooms. To your left as you enter lies a spacious study with dual aspect sash windows fitted with attractive white shutters.


On the other side of the Entrance Hall you will find the Sitting Room, another dual aspect room with attractive tall sash windows and window seat. Built in cupboards and book shelves are found on the side elevation and a central focal point to the room is a feature sand stone fireplace, with inset gas fire.


The Drawing Room to the rear has stripped wood flooring and is also a dual aspect room with further tall attractive sash windows fitted with white wooden shutters and window seat. A brick recess houses a gas fired wood burner with tiled hearth. The Drawing Room and the Kitchen both have concealed sliding double oak doors.


The comprehensive shaker styled kitchen is fitted with white cabinets with granite worktops and upstand, an inset gas fired Aga with further Samsung induction hob to the right and a central island with Cedar worktop and overhang allowing space for breakfast bar stalls for all the family. There is also an integrated Samsung electric oven and grill, Siemens microwave and Butler sink with mixer tap. Space and plumbing is available also for an American styled Fridge / Freezer. The flooring is tiled in limestone and sash windows offering a dual aspect (side and rear elevations).


Leading from the Kitchen, the vaulted dining room with exposed structural beams to the high ceiling space and reclaimed stripped pine flooring has two sets of French Doors with adjacent full height windows opening out to a raised sandstone patio and a door at the rear leads into the access for the kitchenette and annexe beyond.



ANNEXE ACCOMMODATION

Accessed via the rear door found on the driveway or via the back door leading from the dining room, this separate annexe houses one bedroom upstairs and spacious downstairs living room with kitchenette and shower room. The first floor incorporates French Doors with a Juliet balcony overlooking the driveway and the front of the property, Velux windows, a cloak room and a rear window overlooking its own courtyard garden and the village playing fields. The living room downstairs mirrors the impressive footprint of the room above and has solid oak flooring windows, with shutters, a log burner and a personal stable door outside to the courtyard.



FIRST FLOOR MAIN HOUSE

The first floor layout offers a certain symmetry to the ground floor with the principal bedroom to the rear being dual aspect (sash windows) and a large Ensuite bathroom serving also as a dressing room with a large array of full height storage / wardrobe cupboards, slipper bath with claw feet and vanity basin. The spacious second bedroom is also found to the rear of the house, another dual aspect room and the principal bedroom, its Ensuite and second bedroom have an elevated outlook of the village recreational fields behind.

The first floor galleried landing is spacious and provides access to the aforementioned bedrooms, two further dual aspect double bedrooms to the front (the third with Ensuite shower room) and the contemporary fully tiled shower room.



OUTSIDE

The established rear garden is accessed from the dining area through French Doors onto wooden decking, the elevated entertaining area is up-lit with inset lighting next to the curved brick wall. Paved steps lead down to the landscaped rear garden. The garden faces West ideal for the afternoon to evening sun which has access to the rear, leading out to Ardleigh recreational grounds.


NOTE

The owners rent an allotment in Dedham for 18 a year and it should be possible to transfer this to any interested purchaser.

Stamp Duty Due

Based on a sale price of £795,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:

*

Last updated: The calculators have been updated following the end of the stamp duty holiday on 30th June 2021. Until the end of September 2021, it represents a staggered return to previous rates.

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

Property Images

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Front Elevation

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Rear elevations

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Living room

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Entrance hall

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Reception Hall

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Study

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Drawing room

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Drawing Room II

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Kitchen

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Kitchen II

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Dining room

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Patio

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Landing

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Principal Bedroom

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Outlook

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Dressing / Ensuite

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Outlook II

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Second bedroom

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Third bedroom

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Fourth bedroom

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Family bathroom

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Annexe kitchenette

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Annexe reception

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Annexe bedroom

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Annexe Bedroom II

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Rear garden

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Outside entertaining

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Up to Patio

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Annexe

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Community Gardens

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Recreation fields

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Further Details

  • Status: Sold STC
  • Reference: 59203

Location

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