General information Offered to the market with no onward chain, this landmark Grade II listed home boasts five bedrooms and is set in attractive grounds of 0.6 acres, overlooking the picturesque Blackwater Estuary. This charming family home has a wealth of history and character in addition to versatile and spacious accommodation, including a self contained annexe/studio, positioned conveniently for access to Colchester and Mersea Island.
A covered porch to the side of the house shelters the main entrance door which opens into the family room. This is a comfortable dual aspect room with windows to the side and rear and doors leading to the sitting room, kitchen and cellar. Fitted cupboards house the boiler and hot water tank.
The sitting room is bright and spacious with a window to the front and glazed French doors opening to the rear. The impressive cast iron fireplace with decorative wooden surround and stone hearth provide an attractive focal point of the room. The sitting room flows into the dining room with wooden flooring and stairs that rise to the first floor. This is another light-filled room with a window to the front and some useful fitted cupboards and shelving. The dining room incorporates the former front porch which features three windows and creates an ideal reading area.
From the dining room, a door leads into the galley style kitchen which has a window to the side and doors to the utility room and family room. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with an integrated oven, hob and hood with tiled splash backs and an inset sink drainer unit. The adjacent utility room has a tiled floor, window and stable door to the rear. There is a butler sink with storage below and work surfaces with space and plumbing for a washing machine. To one side a door opens into the ground floor shower room which is fitted with a three piece suite.
Stairs rise from the ground floor to a split level landing where doors lead to four bedrooms, a dressing room and the family bathroom. The landing has a useful fitted shelving unit with drawers, there is a window to the front and stairs rise to the 'crow's nest'. The master bedroom is a bright dual aspect room with windows to the side and rear enjoying views of the gardens and surrounding countryside beyond. The second, third and fourth bedrooms are all double rooms with beautiful far reaching views of the Blackwater Estuary to the front. The family bathroom is part-tiled with a window to the rear and is fitted with a white three piece suite. Adjacent to the bathroom is a useful dressing room with fitted wardrobes and a window to the side, shower cubicle and vanity unit with inset basin.
From the first floor landing, a staircase rises to the second floor; affectionately referred to by the seller as the 'crow's nest'. The second floor landing has a window to the front and doors to the fifth bedroom/study and a useful storage room which in turn gives access to the loft. The fifth bedroom/office has a window to the front and a door provides access to additional loft space.
Annexe Within the grounds is a self-contained studio annexe offering great potential for use as ancillary accommodation or for adaptation into a home office or studio. Currently the annexe layout includes a sitting room/bedroom with French doors leading to the garden, windows to the front and rear and a door that leads to the kitchen with shower room beyond.
The outside A concrete driveway leads to the property with a block paved parking area, shared with the neighbouring property. The parking area provides ample space for vehicles and enables access to two garages. To the front of the property is an enclosed lawn and a gate leads to the side garden, a spacious area bordered by mature trees, hedging and interspersed with planted beds. To the far side is a brick built former stable building which provides useful storage space.
To the rear of the property is a wide block paved terrace which links to the driveway and gives access to the annexe. Beyond the terrace, a gate leads through to the rear garden, an exceptionally generous space divided into two sections. The first is a formal lawn with summer house, mature shrubs and an attractive willow walkway which leads to the second space, this is a more secluded orchard area, planted with a range of fruit trees and housing the shed and compost.
Where? Peldon has a primary school close by and two public houses/restaurants, with The Peldon Plough and The Peldon Rose within a short distance from the property. The village benefits from a newly rebuilt village hall where a wide range of activities take place and there is a well-equipped communal play area. Strood House is within close proximity to Mersea Island which offers superb amenities for boating and water sports enthusiasts on the River Blackwater. Mersea has a range of shopping facilities, bars, restaurants, doctors, dentists, vets, opticians, 2 supermarkets and well known, The Company Shed fish restaurant, on the waterfront along with The Oyster Bar. The property is also a short drive from Colchester town centre where there is a more comprehensive range of shopping facilities and trains run regularly to London Liverpool Street.
Important information Council Tax Band - F
Services - We understand that mains water, gas and electricity are connected to the property together with a private drainage system.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC rating - NA
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Unique opportunity to personalise this Grade II listed family home with existing self contained studio annexe and double garage, set in secluded grounds of 0.6 acres overlooking the picturesque Blackwater Estuary, with scenic local walks to Peldon village and Mersea Island.
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