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Ardleigh

Guide Price £1,385,000 - Sold STC

Substantial six double bedroom detached house in parkland grounds in excess of four acres sloping down towards Ardleigh Reservoir in an accessible yet country lane setting. The property has been substantially extended by the current owners, forming a magnificent 4,500 sq ft house in a wonderful parkland setting.

The property

Ground floor

The oak entrance door leads into a welcoming reception hall with original oak flooring and attractive staircase leading up to the galleried landing. Behind the stairs is a useful cloaks cupboard and shower room. The main drawing room is an impressive room with original oak flooring, wood burning stove, large bay window and French doors leading through to the living space. Also at the front of the property is a family room, again having a fireplace and bay window, whilst adjoining is the study.

At the north western end of the house is a large dining room, whilst located along the back of the house is a magnificent living space opening through to the kitchen/breakfast room measuring over 54' wide with large curved window overlooking the parkland grounds and five sets of French doors leading out. A wonderfully light room with attractive natural stone flooring, the living space throws through into the kitchen with central black quartz topped island with ample storage cupboards and drawers. Various integral appliances include a dishwasher, freezer, oven and microwave.

A door leads through to the side hallway, a welcoming space to come in and kick off boots leading round to the rear hallway providing space for a dog room. There is also a cloakroom and utility room, whilst an internal door connects through to the garaging.

First floor

Stairs lead from the main reception hall up to the impressive galleried landing with oak bannister which overlooks down into the reception hall. The master bedroom is a wonderfully light room with expansive bay window capturing the views over the gardens towards the reservoir, whilst in the corner of the room is a range of built in wardrobes and ensuite facilities with shower cubicle, wash hand basin and toilet.

The second bedroom again has a range of built in wardrobes, fine views and its own ensuite facilities. There are a further four double bedrooms, three of which enjoy their own built in wardrobes.

The bathroom has attractive tiling and comprises of a free standing roll top bath, wash hand basin and toilet. There is a separate shower room with walk in shower area with glass screen, toilet and wash hand basin.

Outside

The property is situated within a quiet lane and is set back from the road behind mature hedging and trees. Five bar gates provide a dual aspect off Crown Lane North with sweeping shingle driveway leading across the front of the house providing plenty of off road parking and access to the garaging. Along the rear of the house is a paved sun terrace leading out onto formal lawns with shrubs including rhododendrons and bamboo and a variety of young trees. There is an over ground swimming pool, whilst to the rear of the garaging is a former garage, range of small sheds and stable and tack room.

There is also a fruit cage with open lawns leading out to the reservoir where there is a lightly wooded area predominately of oak trees creating a parkland setting.

Reception hall 12' 8" x 12' (3.86m x 3.66m)

Shower room

Study 12' x 12' (3.66m x 3.66m)

Family room 16' 2" x 12' (4.93m x 3.66m)

Drawing room 23' 3" x 16' (7.09m x 4.88m)

Dining room 21' 9" x 13' 8" (6.63m x 4.17m)

Living space 36' 7" x 16' 6" (11.15m x 5.03m)

Kitchen/breakfast room 18' 3" x 12' 10" (5.56m x 3.91m)

Hall

Utility room

WC

Rear hall

Bedroom one 24' 7" x 16' 2" (7.49m x 4.93m)

Ensuite

Bedroom two 18' 1" x 12' 10" (5.51m x 3.91m)

Ensuite

Bedroom three 16' 9" x 12' (5.11m x 3.66m)

Bedroom four 16' 1" x 9' 9" (4.9m x 2.97m)

Bedroom five 26' 2" x 13' 8" (8m x 4.17m)

Bedroom six 14' 7" x 13' 3" (4.44m x 4.04m)

Shower room

Bathroom

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