General information A wonderful opportunity to expand and improve a fine four bedroom detached house in one of Colchester's finest roads.
The property represents a unique opportunity to put your own stamp on a home in an area where most of the properties command a £1million plus price tag. The house stands in delightful gardens with a small wooded copse at the end, and has planning permission for a 2 storey rear extension.
The entrance door opens through to a large reception hall with attractive staircase to the first floor. At the front of the property is a family room with a fireplace, enjoying a dual aspect. Also leading off the hallway is a large open-plan sitting/dining room, a combination of two rooms with triple aspect and French doors leading out to the gardens and also having a tiled fireplace. The inner hallway provides storage including a cupboard under the stairs and door leading to the outside whilst at the end there is a cloakroom.
At the rear of the property is the kitchen/breakfast room fitted with timber edge worksurfaces with cupboards and drawers beneath as well as a range of matching wall mounted cupboards, inset sink, plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a fridge/freezer and cooker. There is a walk-in pantry cupboard and further door leading through to the utility lobby where there is space and plumbing for a washing machine and door leading out to the gardens.
The galleried landing has a double door cupboard, double door airing cupboard and access into the roof space. At the front of the property is the main bedroom which has a range of built-in wardrobes along one wall and a dressing table and bedside cabinets and door through to ensuite facilities with bath with shower above, vanity unit wash hand basin and toilet.
There are two further double bedrooms, both enjoying a dual aspect, with the larger of the two having built-in bedroom furniture and the smaller having a wash hand basin. The fourth bedroom is a good size measuring 12' x 7'7". The bathroom has a panelled bath and wash hand basin with a separate cloakroom with toilet.
Outside To the front of the property are lawns and driveway providing parking and leading down to the detached single garage (19'8" x 9'3") with two opening doors, power and light connected. A side gate provides access to a store (9'3" x 8') with power and light connected whilst to the rear of the building is a workshop (15'2" x 9'3") again with power and light connected.
The rear garden has a path and patio leading out onto lawns with well stocked flower and shrub beds, and silver birch trees leading down the garden to the rear where there is a small wooded copse.
In total the grounds extend to 0.37 of an acre.
Location The Lexden Road area in Colchester is synonymous for the excellent schools including the Colchester Royal Grammar School, St Mary's School, Girls High School. The area is well served with attractive open spaces including Lexden Springs and Lexden Park. The nearest shops are in Prettygate within a small parade including a Co-Operative, along with The Lexden Crown public house and restaurant. The area is steeped in history dating back to Roman times and includes a variety of ancient landmarks.
Colchester town centre is surrounded by its Roman Walls and includes a Norman castle. The town centre offers a wide range of national retailers and specialist shops. There are bars and restaurants, a multi-screen cinema, the Mercury theatre and art gallery. There is an excellent choice of both state and independent schools for all ages and the University of Essex is to the east of the town. The mainline station services to London Liverpool Street.
Agents note Planning permission was granted on the 24th June 2021 under reference 211298 at Colchester Borough Council for a 2 storey rear extension taking the house to 5 bedrooms.
Important information We understand that mains electricity, water, gas and drainage are connected to the property
Tenure - Freehold.
Council tax band - G
EPC rating - E.
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A wonderful opportunity to expand and improve a fine four bedroom detached house in one of Colchester’s finest roads with planning permission approved for a 2 storey extension to make it a 5 bedroom home. Plot of 0.37 of an acre.
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