General information Substantial four bedroom detached house situated in grounds of approx. 1/3 of an acre, tucked away down a quiet private road on the edge of Lexden. The property, which has been significantly extended, has substantial ground floor accommodation offering great versatility including a magnificent kitchen flowing through to a dining room and sitting room, overlooking the southerly facing rear gardens. The property is within close proximity to excellent schooling, Colchester town centre and Colchester mainline station is just 2.7 miles away with Marks Tey station 4.3 miles away.
The main entrance door leads into a welcoming central reception hall with stairs leading to the first floor and a cloakroom. Doors lead off the hallway into four of the reception rooms with the principal sitting room found at the rear of the property. This is a well proportioned room with French doors leading off to the gardens and an attractive central fireplace with living flame gas fire. At the front of the house is a large reception room, currently used as a study, with potential to be a fifth ground floor bedroom. There is a cosy snug/play room overlooking the gardens with an opening through to the kitchen/dining room. There is a further large reception room positioned to the front with attractive wooden flooring opening through to the dining room with vaulted ceiling and French doors leading out to the southerly facing rear gardens. This in turn flows through to the kitchen with granite work surfaces, ample cupboards and drawers, butlers sink and breakfast bar. There is a range of built in cupboards along one wall with appliances including integrated dishwasher, microwave oven, space for a range cooker with extractor hood above and integrated fridge and freezer. There is underfloor heating throughout the kitchen/dining/sitting room area. A door leads through to a spacious utility room comprising space and plumbing for a washing machine, work surfaces with stainless steel sink and drainer unit and door leading to the outside.
To the first floor are four bedrooms, an airing cupboard and access into the loft space. The master bedroom is a well proportioned room with dual aspect as well as having a walk in wardrobe. There are also ensuite facilities with a corner shower unit, low level wc, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
The second bedroom is an excellent size double, opening through to a dressing room or study area. There are two further bedrooms as well as a family bathroom with underfloor heating, bath with tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin, corner shower cubicle with glass screen and heated towel rail.
Outside To the front of the property is a large shingle area providing ample parking with storm porch on the front of the house and gated access to the side providing pedestrian access to the rear gardens.
The rear garden itself incorporates a large brick edged curved patio area sweeping across the rear of the house and facing in a southerly direction, providing a sun trap for either sunbathing or alfresco dining. This leads out to a large expanse of lawns with well stocked shrub borders tapering in halfway down the garden where there are mature trees. It opens again to the rear with a further expanse of lawns and mature hedging. In total the grounds extend to a third of an acre forming a delightful setting to the property.
Location Richardson Walk is found on the borders of Lexden and Prettygate and is within walking distance of local shops as well as the centre of Prettygate where there is a small parade of shops including a Co-op supermarket and local library. There is excellent local schooling in the area whilst also within close proximity is Lexden Park. Colchester's town centre is surrounded by its Roman walls and is steeped in history, including its Norman Castle. The town centre has many national retailers and specialist shops and with bars and restaurants. The town centre also has two cinemas, the Mercury Theatre and the Firstsite Art Gallery. Excellent schooling includes the leading Grammar Schools. Further educational facilities are found in the town centre with not only a Sixth Form College but the Colchester Institute; whilst on the eastern outskirts of the town is the University of Essex. For the commuter Colchester's North Station provides mainline services terminating at London's Liverpool Street with most journey times scheduled for 50 minutes. For the road user there is also straightforward access leading down to the A12 to the M25 and beyond.
Important information Services- We understand that mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are connected to the property.
Council tax band - G
Tenure - Freehold
Ref - BMR
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Significantly extended four/five bedroom family home with generous ground floor accommodation including a magnificent kitchen flowing through to open plan living space overlooking south facing gardens of approx. 1/3 of an acre, tucked away down a quiet private road on the edge of Lexden
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