General information There is an enclosed entrance porch with a beautiful half stained glass door leading through into the reception hall, stairs to first floor and a further half stained glass door leading out to the rear garden.
Dual aspect windows provide an abundance of light to the spacious kitchen; which has a large range-style cooker with cooker hood over, inset sink and tall storage cupboard. A door leads to the utility room via a handy boot room.
There are four generous reception rooms with high ceilings and character features, comprising a light and airy drawing room with lovely ornate fireplace and open fire, a large bay window to the front and casement doors leading to the rear garden. The attractive sitting room has another feature fireplace, display shelving, storage cupboards and a door opening into the playroom. This gives access to an inner lobby with doors to the entrance hall, kitchen and cloakroom. The well proportioned dining room has a large bay window overlooking the garden to the rear, fitted display cabinets and central fireplace.
On the first floor, there is a galleried landing from which there are elevated views of the garden.
Bedroom one has dual aspect windows and an en-suite bathroom, comprising a panel bath, vanity unit and WC. There are four additional bedrooms, three of which are front facing with views over the garden and countryside in the distance.
The family bathroom has also been finished to a high standard with sleek lines and has a linen cupboard, panel bath, separate tiled shower cubicle, WC and vanity unit with inset twin circular wash basins.
Outside Occupying a wonderful plot in excess of 1/2 an acre, the front garden is retained by hedgerow with lawned gardens and a variety of trees, shrubs and flowerbeds, with steps leading to the front door.
To the rear of the property is a large established garden, retained by mature hedgerow, trees and walls, with shaped borders home to flowers, plants and shrubs. To the far rear is a part-covered decked area, overlooking the garden that provides shade when required.
Access is given from York Road, leading to a driveway that provides off road parking for a number of vehicles. There is also a timber framed garage, ideal for storage and two useful workshops.
Location Earls Colne is a beautiful village nestled in the Colne Valley, with the church dating back to the 13th century and many houses built in the 17th and 18th centuries. The village is surrounded by rolling countryside, with many footpaths and traffic free country roads making it ideal for cycling and walking. Within the village are a number of shops and services, there are nearby golf courses, a sports centre, pubs and a restaurant.
A short drive to the A12 gives straight forward access to London and the M25, with rail links from Marks Tey and Kelevdon to London Liverpool Street .
Central Colchester is within comfortable driving distance with its many national retailers and specialist shops, bars, restaurants that cater for most tastes. The town centre has its own multi-screen cinema, Mercury Theatre and the Firstsite Art Gallery.
Important information Council Tax Band - G
Services - We understand that mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are connected to the property.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC rating - F
Our ref - GMB
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This elegant five bedroom detached Victorian villa retains many of its original features, occupying an elevated position close to the centre of the village, with distant countryside views. This striking property occupies a mature plot in excess of half an acre, with well maintained grounds providing a delightful and tranquil setting.
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