General information Set on a plot of around 5 acres which offers equestrian facilities such as a manège, three stables, an array of outbuildings and two large paddocks is this individual detached property.
West Dene is located in a non-estate position on the outskirts of the popular village of Bentley which offers not only excellent access to the A12 trunk road but is also situated around five miles from Manningtree mainline railway station. In addition to the equestrian facilities there are some superb landscaped formal gardens offering an array of mature fruit trees.
The reception hall has stairs to the first floor, a built-in storage cupboard and wood effect floor. The sitting room has a window to the front, open fireplace, parquet-style flooring and doors into the conservatory. To the rear of the hall is the modernised kitchen/diner which is well equipped with an extensive range of base units, wall cupboards, work tops and drawers. There is an island unit, Aga, an integrated double electric oven and four-ring induction hob. Adjacent to this is a modernised utility room which has a worktop and tall storage cupboard. The kitchen/diner also leads into the large conservatory which is of modern upvc construction and has a wood burner, triple aspect outlook with doors to both the front and rear. There is also a study which has a dual aspect outlook. Accessed via a rear lobby is an additional ground floor bedroom, which could be utilised as a family room, it has a dual aspect outlook and adjacent to this is an en-suite shower room comprising a double shower, basin and WC. Also off the rear lobby is a cloakroom comprising a WC and basin.
To the first floor there are four double bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom. Bedrooms two and three are located to the front and both have wood-effect floors. Bedroom one is located to the rear with a dual aspect outlook and bedroom four is located to the side. The large family bathroom comprises a bath, separate shower, WC and basin.
Outside The property is set on an overall plot of around 5 acres. It is recessed from the road by a private driveway which is accessed via a five bar gate. To the front there are gardens laid predominantly to lawn with a range of trees, flower beds and shrubs. To once side there is an additional large grass area which may be suitable, subject to the relevant planning, for further development.
Immediately to the rear and side are the formal landscaped gardens which are laid to lawn with a patio area and feature a wide variety of mature trees, flower beds and shrubs. There are also an extensive range of mature and historic fruit trees including apples, crab apples, greengages, cherry plums, Bullaces cobnuts and cherries. Beyond the formal gardens there is an array of equestrian facilities including three stables which individually measure 19'11" x 9'11", 15'1" x 9'11" and 16'7" x 9'11". There is also a store measuring 11'5" x 11'5" and a carport/storage area measuring 19'7" x 8'1". In addition to this there is a further shed and large wood store. There is an enclosed floodlit sand and fibre 20m x 45m manège and two large fenced grazing paddocks. In addition to the equestrian facilities there is also a wooded area.
Location The property is situated on the outskirts of Bentley village which offers excellent access to the A12 trunk road and is set approximately 5 miles from Manningtree mainline railway station. Bentley has a thriving community run pub and village shop. The nearby larger village of Capel St. Mary offers a range of everyday local shops and amenities including a public house, doctors, dentist, Co-op and takeaways. For those with an interest in riding there is fantastic off road hacking (permit required) which can be accessed directly opposite the property. There are extensive foothpaths through the wood to the front and also the rear of the property. There is also a riding school in Bentley.
Important information Services - We understand that mains water, drainage via septic tank, gas and electricity are connected.
Tenure - Freehold
Council Tax Band - E
EPC rating - D
Agents note Our vendor has been made aware that the land to the front of the property may be suitable for further development. Although they do not wish to explore a planning application on this themselves it is their intention to add restrictive covenant into the sales contract that would restrict a further residential dwelling being constructed on the site without their prior consent.
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Set on a plot of 5 acres offering equestrian facilities is this individual detached property that is set in a village location with excellent access to the A12 and Manningtree mainline railway station
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