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£1,100,000

Ardleigh – Fenn Wright Signature

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  • Bedrooms

    bedrooms
    6

General information An imposing Grade II listed period farmhouse with later additions situated in an accessible yet semi-rural location at the end of a private drive with grounds in excess of 2 acres.

Redwood Farmhouse is believed to date back to the 16th century or earlier and has flexible accommodation with the rear addition of the property having the capability to form a separate two-bedroom annexe. The house retains a wealth of character with exposed timbers, fireplaces and sash windows. Also within the gardens is a small barn which has been used as a store and games room.

The main entrance hall is found at the rear of the house from the days when it was a working farm. Stairs lead to the first floor whilst there is a boot room, cloakroom and stairs that lead down to the cellar with its brick floor. At the front are two reception rooms which are now open plan, both having fireplaces and recess cupboards and shelving.

At the heart of the house is the sitting room with exposed timbers, inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and enjoys a dual aspect whilst being open through to the main kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen itself has an Aga and wooden worksurfaces with cupboards and drawers beneath. There is a large walk-in pantry.

Located in the more recent addition is a large utility room. A rear entrance divides this from a family room with a dual aspect, fireplace with wood burner and back staircase leading to the first floor.

From the main hall, the stairs lead up to a landing with two separate doors with stairs leading to the two attic/bedrooms, both having windows to the front, exposed timbers including cross braces between 5'3" and 5'11" high.

The main bedroom is a magnificent room, relatively square with 13'6" high vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. The dressing room has ample space for wardrobes also having a door that leads on to the rear addition. The en suite has a bath, basin and toilet and a four-door airing cupboard. At the front of the house are two further double bedrooms both with a number of useful storage cupboards/wardrobes. A further bathroom and separate shower room are also found off the landing.

The back stairs lead up to a second landing with another airing cupboard with door leading to a bathroom with bath, basin and toilet. There are two further double bedrooms at this end of the property with one currently being used as a study with built in cupboards, shelving and desk.

The outside Redwood Farmhouse forms part of Bloomfields Farm, which the former barns are now being converted into a residential dwelling. They both currently share a long private drive. To the side of the drive and in front of Redwood Farmhouse is a field extending to 1.6 acres predominantly grass and housing the tennis court.

Situated around the house is the main gardens of the property that extend to just under half an acre. To the front is access to the shingled parking area and having the Redwood tree after which the house is named. There is picquet fencing and gate to the main lawns to the west of the house where there is a patio and pathway leading down to the small barn in the corner measuring 37' by 13'7" with exposed timbers and power and light connected. To the other side is an area enclosed by fencing.

Location The village of Ardleigh borders the north-eastern outskirts of Colchester and is accessible to the A12/A120 interchange providing excellent road links. The village has a primary school, village shop, doctor's surgery, church and village hall. There is also a number of pub/restaurants. The area is also well known for its large reservoir which has a sailing club. This property is found in a semi-rural lane on the western outskirts of the village and northern outskirts of Colchester.

Colchester offers everything that you would expect of a major town from shopping to recreational facilities, many found on the northern outskirts. The town also has a main line railway station with the London commute often in under 50 minutes. There is also a wide range of educational facilities including sixth form, the institute and the University of Essex.

Important information We understand that mains electricity and water are connected to the property. There is a private drainage system and heating is from the external oil fired boiler.

We understand from the vendors the property has a right of way along the private track.

Tenure - Freehold.

Council tax band - G

EPC rating - Exempt

Features

  • 6 first floor bedrooms
  • 2 attic bedrooms
  • Dressing room and ensuite
  • 2 bathrooms and shower room
  • Cellar
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Kitchen with Aga and pantry
  • 2 acres

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