General information Guide Price £1,500,000 - £1,600,000. Bures House is believed to date back to the 17th century with later additions and alterations providing an abundance of charm and character through generous and flexible accommodation. Having benefited from improvements over the years, this idyllic home still offers fantastic potential with an option of secondary accommodation (subject to planning).
A welcoming entrance hall with central turning staircase provides access to the main reception rooms, study and inner lobby with a large cloakroom.
The dining room is positioned to the front of the home with an impressive oak-carved fireplace and there is a sunroom beyond which could be an additional office or gym with access into the garden.
The living room is of exceptional proportions with a central open fireplace and bespoke fitted bookshelves and cupboards within recesses to both sides. From here, french doors lead in to the conservatory which is also accessed by the inner hallway and offers access onto the sun terrace and pool area. In the heart of the home, the kitchen/breakfast room provides a generous range of storage units and worksurfaces incorporating a range cooker and there is access through into the utility/boot room. Both rooms provide space and plumbing for all the necessary utility and kitchen appliances.
To the first floor is a galleried landing filled with light through a bay window overlooking the front of the home. Three double bedrooms and the family bathroom are positioned to the rear aspect, whilst the principal bedroom and two connecting bedrooms are situated to the front. The principal bedroom benefits from built in storage and wardrobes with ensuite shower facilities.
Outside The property is approached by a red brick pillared entrance and driveway providing off-road parking for multiple vehicles with an electric gate which leads to the four-bay cart lodge.
The beautifully manicured gardens are predominantly south/west facing and wrap around the property commencing with a sun terrace, perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining complete with a swimming pool.
The formal mature gardens have been well-tended over the years and are interspersed with a variety of traditional English trees and plants including a wisteria-covered pergola. An original red brick Victorian wall stretches to the far boundary and a Koi pond with picturesque ornamental bridge over provides a haven for wildlife. The expanse of lawn extends to a paddock at the foot of the grounds which allows for grazing land for animals/equestrian use.
There is potential for stables and a tack room within a detached set of additional outbuildings which could be utilised for a variety of purposes. An additional storeroom adjoins the house via the utility/boot room with an attached greenhouse.
Location West Bergholt is a highly desirable village located on the western outskirts of Colchester. The property is well located with access to the villages excellent Heathlands Primary School and additional schooling at Holmwood House and Little Garth. At the centre of the village there are excellent facilities with a pub, Co-Op, doctors surgery, Pharmacy and the nearby White Hart public house. The village also enjoys countryside walks, of particular note leading from the church into Hill House Wood which is well known for its bluebells and wild garlic. Buses also serve the village via Braiswick and Colchester mainline station to the town centre and Colchester itself offers a wide range of shopping, leisure and educational facilities.
Important information Council Tax Band - G
Services - We understand that mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are connected to the property.
Tenure - Freehold
Agents note We understand Bures House enjoys a right of access over the neighbouring driveway which allows for vehicular access into the rear garden.
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Guide Price £1,500,000 - £1,600,000. A striking Grade II listed 6 bedroom family home set within beautifully manicured grounds approaching 2 acres with a swimming pool and potential for equestrian use, nestled in the heart of this popular west Colchester village.
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