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Guide Price £1,250,000

Mersea Road, Abberton, Colchester, CO5 7NR

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  • Bedrooms

    bedrooms
    6

Part of our Signature collection, a unique five/six bedroom detached family home offering 3,420 sq.ft of architecturally designed accommodation with fantastic onward potential, set within grounds in excess of 9.5 acres with stunning westerly views.

Originally part of Oliver's Orchard, this impressive property was designed by the renowned architect Brian Thomas in the early 1970's, and offers his inspiring angular perspective allowing bright and versatile living space over two floors with a layout perfect for entertaining. The grounds offer stunning views and private walks interspersed by the orchards that offer a huge variety of apple, plum and greengage trees.

The accommodation commences with a tiled reception hall separating the formal accommodation from the ground floor bedrooms and shower room. The magnificent kitchen/dining room is a light and airy space with views and access to the rear garden with a vaulted ceiling looking up towards the studio room. The kitchen is well equipped with a range of storage units and integrated electric oven, hob, dishwasher and fridge complete with walk-in pantry and also provides access to the double garage with electric roller shutter door. The utility room is a generous size offering a further range of storage cupboards, plumbing for appliances and access to the side garden.

The spacious part-vaulted living room has a feature brick fireplace and a dual aspect with double doors to the garden. To the south wing there are three ground floor bedrooms, all of which provide versatile accommodation for multiple uses.

On the first floor the landing has a wonderful glass atrium and there are three extremely well-proportioned bedrooms. To the south wing are two double bedrooms, both with built in storage and a family bathroom comprising bathtub, wc and wash basin. To the other side of the landing is the principal bedroom suite with a range of built-in wardrobes, eaves storage and ensuite bathroom with bathtub, wc, twin sinks and a separate walk-in shower. From the principal bedroom sliding doors lead into the studio room which has a glass mezzanine overlooking the kitchen and spectacular views over the countryside beyond.

A door leads on to the west facing balcony which provides the perfect haven offering magnificent sunset views towards Tiptree on a clear day as well as Abberton Reservoir and Layer Marney Towers.
The property is approached by a shared entrance and driveway which leads between the neighbouring land and small development. The orchard lined driveway continues up to the private entrance to Oxley House which is enclosed to the front by post and rail fencing and electric gates.

The grounds, which are in excess of 9.5 acres, contain many established fruit trees and wildlife areas with a central woodland separating the back meadow from the formal grounds which surround the house. There are also storage sheds and a pool house which require repairs. The house offers a private and peaceful setting well away from Mersea Road, suitable for families and animal lovers.
We understand the entrance to Oxley House has formal planning permission for two executive homes and await planning permission for a further three.

The property has a right of access over the entrance and shared driveway which leads to the privately owned driveway for Oxley House.

Further land adjacent to the property is being retained by the current owners, still leaving Oxley with approximately 9.5 acres of private grounds.

Important Information

Council Tax Band – G
Services – We understand the property is on mains water and electricity, with a private drainage system (which requires updating and this has been reflected in the guide price) together with oil fired central heating.
Tenure – Freehold
EPC rating – D
Our ref – BMR

Features

  • Equestrian
  • Integral double garage
  • Pool house (in need of repair)
  • Lapsed planning from 2009 to extend the ground floor accommodation
  • 5/6 bedrooms to 1st & 2nd floors
  • Over 9.5 acres of formal gardens and paddocks
  • Solar panels included

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