General information A flexible 4 bedroom detached home, with predominantly ground floor living, offered with a range of useful outbuildings, occupying an elevated position with country views on a plot in excess of 1 acre in this sought-after village.
The property is offered in excellent condition, is set back from Abberton Road with a large in and out driveway with various outbuildings including garaging for 3 cars and an impressive games room/studio which would also be suitable as a home office.
Double doors open into an entrance lobby with further glazed door through to the main hall with stairs rising to the first floor. At the end of the hall, double doors lead into a large triple aspect sitting room with patio doors out to the garden and a wood burning stove. A family room also comes off the hall with an attractive fireplace and carries on through an inner hallway to the kitchen/breakfast room found at the back of the property.
With space for a dining table and sitting area, the kitchen is comprehensively fitted with worksurfaces with ample base and wall mounted cupboards. Built in appliances include a dishwasher, oven, microwave, warming draw, induction hob. A Redfyre oil-fired range provides additional cooking and heating. The room enjoys a dual aspect with French doors leading out onto an extensive terrace. A door leads through to the utility room with worksurfaces over base cupboards and matching wall mounted cupboards with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A triple door cupboard along one wall provides excellent storage space including a rail for coats and houses the manifolds for the underfloor heating system, part oil fired and part electric. A door leads to the outside.
At the front of the property are two double bedrooms with a third double currently used as a dining room. Also on the ground floor is a bathroom with shower above the bath, toilet and wash hand basin, heated towel rail. There is also a shower room with toilet, wash hand basin and shower cubicle with glass door.
On the first floor is a landing with 5' deep built-in wardrobes providing excellent storage.
Leading off is the principle bedroom with double doors providing access to excellent eaves storage space. At the other end of the landing is a large bathroom with double door airing cupboard, bath, vanity unit wash basin and toilet.
Outside Iolanthe is screened from the road with a hedge with a shingle in and out driveway also providing ample parking. On both sides of the property are 5 bar gates giving vehicular access to the rear with one providing a block paved drive down to the garage 17' by 8'11" with up and over door and power and light connected. At the rear is a freezer room 8'8" by 7'7" with power and light. Just beyond is a wood store.
An extensive split level paved terrace is found at the rear of the home with a raised pond. A block paved pathway leads down via raised beds to a detached games room/studio (25'5" by 12'11") with bi-fold doors out onto a deck and a window to side. A block of outbuildings includes a potting shed, open store, store and workshop with light connected and two of the buildings also having power points. The final building is a double garage with power and light connected whilst at the rear is a decked pergola. There is gated access to a field/potential paddock.
Iolanthe has a plot of just over an acre with an extra strip of land beyond the oak trees of over a quarter of an acre rented from the MOD at £150 per annum agreed every three years.
Location Layer de le Haye is a popular community-based village with shop, primary school, playing fields two pubs/restaurants, doctors' surgery with many attractive walks and is within close proximity of Abberton reservoir and nature reserve. The village is found on the outskirts of Colchester where there is recreational facilities including Birch Grove Golf club and Bannatyne health club and spa. The village also is well placed with access to Mersea Island, known for its sailing facilities and coastal walks.
Colchester itself offers wider recreational, shopping and educational facilities with a mainline station with services to London Liverpool street station. Steeped in history, Colchester was not only Britain's first City but is also now one of the newest, awarded City status in 2022.
Important information Services - mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Heating is by a mix of under floor and radiator by oil or electric.
Council Tax Band - E
EPC rating - F
Agents note - The property underwent a programme of structural work via the previous owner in 2016. We are advised that there is a warranty for the work until 2027. The current owner is paying £1169 for both Buildings and contents insurance. We advise buyers to check any information in relation to this prior to purchase.
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A flexible 4 bedroom detached home, with predominantly ground floor living, offered with a range of useful outbuildings, occupying an elevated position with country views on a plot in excess of 1 acre in this sought-after village.
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