General information A wonderful five bedroom detached family home with self-contained annex accommodation, set within grounds of approximately an acre occupying an idyllic position on the popular Essex Island of Mersea.
Constructed in 1929 with later additions including an impressive extension and annex in 1988, the property offers balanced accommodation throughout providing exceptional entertaining space, all within close proximity to the sea front and excellent amenities.
An entrance porch leads in to a welcoming and spacious sitting room overlooking the front gardens with open fireplace and access into the dining room and kitchen. The dining room shares a similar outlook over the front garden with traditional fireplace and links in to the kitchen. The kitchen is well equipped with a range of storage units and integrated appliances. The utility room comprises further storage units that allow space and plumbing for white goods with a door to the outside. From the kitchen double doors lead in to the snug which offers a lovely sociable living space with two sets of French doors to the outside and conservatory that provide a large amount of natural light. To the side of the property is an informal entrance lobby and cloakroom. The annex is slightly set back from the main dwelling and accessed through an inner hall. A well thought out space, the annex provides an additional sitting room, spacious bedroom and luxury kitchen together with a bathroom, separate cloakroom and access to the rear garden.
To the first floor are four generously proportioned bedrooms and a luxury family bathroom with large walk-in shower, marble effect tiling, and sink inset to vanity unit. The principal bedroom enjoys wonderful views over the gardens and surrounding countryside with en suite facilities and walk-through dressing room.
The outside The property is set back from the road and approached over a sweeping in and out driveway with central area of lawn and detached double garage to one side. There is access to the side of the house which leads to the rear garden that commences with a paved terrace. Well-manicured lawns are interspersed with a variety of fruit trees, English rose garden and a second sun-terrace with pergola over. To the rear of the garden is a kitchen garden, storage shed and summer house and a substantial modern greenhouse that is less than 3 years old. The garden is enclosed by mature trees and hedgerows, creating the garden to be well secluded.
Agents note We understand there was some minor kitchen damage from a small fire 23 years ago that has since been rectified.
We understand from the current owners that there was an insurance claim approximately 12 years ago, labelled possible subsidence, for tree root damage from the neighbouring property. The trees were removed, the damage repaired with some reinforcement works and we understand there has been no further issues. Please contact Fenn Wright for further information.
Where? East Mersea forms part of Mersea Island and provides a rural setting close to the Cudmore Grove Nature Reserve. The area has local facilities including Mersea Barns providing a café and shop. The island of Mersea lies to the south of Colchester with West Mersea providing excellent local amenities including local shops, doctors, dentists, vets and a primary school as well as a Tesco Express and Co-op supermarket. The island is the perfect environment for watersports enthusiasts with a renowned yacht club, Paddle boarding club, x2 sailing clubs, gastro pubs, bars and restaurants. There are a variety of events which take place throughout the year, including the popular annual regatta and most of the action can be found going on by The Anchorage. The Island also has a Tennis club and courts available for hire along with beautiful beach walks all on the doorstep.
The nearest town is Colchester, providing wider facilities including further education ranging from secondary schools through to the University of Essex. As well as having major shopping centres, the town also provides a mainline railway station with services to London Liverpool Street.
Important information Services - We understand that mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property and oil fired central heating.
Tenure - Freehold
Council Tax Band- F
Annexe council tax band- A
EPC - E
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A wonderful five bedroom detached family home with self-contained annex accommodation, set within grounds of approximately an acre occupying an idyllic position on the popular Essex Island of Mersea.
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