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THREE / FOUR BEDROOM DETACHED CHALET ON PLOT OF 1.05 ACRES (STS) WITH SUBSTANTIAL OUTBUILDINGS. A Danish designed "Hosby" house located on a small lane on the outskirts of the village a short walk from a main-line railway station with commuter links to London Liverpool Street, shops, post office and the local pub. 15 minutes drive to Colchester town centre with its' shopping, restaurants and cultural attractions and within easy reach of the A120 with links to the A12 and major national routes. The private, unoverlooked grounds have views over a fishing lake and include a vegetable plot with greenhouses, lawns and mature woodland wildlife area. The property has recently had a sustainable air source heat pump installed and as well as mains water for drinking has a private bore hole supplying all other water. As well as a garage and double carport the property has a large workshop with office, WC, heating and 3 phase electricity. Truly a unique place to live and work.

Living Room (5.93 x 4.35 (19'5" x 14'3"))
Floor to ceiling triple glazed windows to the side and rear and door to the rear leading to the patio. Feature solid slate hearth recycled from a billiard table with fitted wood burner.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room (4.40 x 3.69 (14'5" x 12'1"))
Triple glazed windows to the rear and side and door leading to the conservatory. Fitted with range of bespoke units with solid bamboo worksurfaces. Central island with pop up electric sockets. Double bowl, ceramic sink unit with mixer tap and "Insinkerator" near boiling water tap. Range cooker with double electric oven and LPG gas hob and LPG gas eye-level grill plus separate induction hob with extractor hood over. Solid granite, lowered food prep block. Window seat with box cupboard storage under, Camaro vinyl flooring, warm air vent.

Entrance Hall (3.82 x 3.62 (12'6" x 11'10"))
Entrance door and triple glazed window to the side, wooden dog-leg stair case rising to the first floor, glazed double doors to the living room.

Utility Room (3.59 x 1.79 (11'9" x 5'10"))
Triple glazed window and door to the side. Range of fitted units and work surfaces with inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps over. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Cupboard housing pressurised hot water cylinder. Warm air vent. Camaro vinyl flooring, access hatch to half cellar.

Half Cellar
Accessed from the utility room and being 32 inches (81cm) high, this houses the charger for the kitchen lighting, which is run from a battery constantly on charge, giving light during a power outage for up to a week.

Downstairs Cloakroom (2.06 x 0.89 (6'9" x 2'11"))
WC and wash basin, ceramic tiled walls and floor with under-floor heating, extractor fan.

Bedroom Two (4.37 x 2.90 (14'4" x 9'6"))
Triple glazed window to the side, skirting electric heating, warm air vent. There is currently an archway between this room and the dining room / bedroom four, forming a guest / teenage / granny suite with lounge, bedroom and bathroom.

EnSuite Bathroom (2.39 x 2.21 (7'10" x 7'3"))
Triple glazed window to the side, suite comprising panel bath, WC and wash basin

Dining Room / Bedroom Four (3.79 x 2.89 (12'5" x 9'5"))
Triple glazed windows to the front and side, skirting heating, main telephone / broadband connection with Cat 5 cabling. There is currently an archway between this room and Bedroom Two, forming a guest / teenage suite with lounge, bedroom and bathroom. The seller tells us that the wall is studwork and therefore this could easily be divided back up to two separate rooms.

Conservatory / Lean to (4.23 x 2.25 (13'10" x 7'4"))
Timber construction with windows to three sides, door to kitchen and door to garden, red quarry tiled floor. The timber is in need of replacing / repairing in places.

Landing / Study Area (3.75 x 2.11 (12'3" x 6'11"))
Double glazed Velux window to the side, skirting heating, access to loft space.

Principal Bedroom (7.11 (reducing to 4.7) x 7.67 (reducing to 2.81) ()
Full length triple glazed window to the rear and fully glazed door opening onto the balcony plus double glazed Velux windows to both sides. Built in wardrobes, skirting heating with thermostat control. Door to bathroom, which is Jack & Jill with further access from the landing.

Balcony (7.75 x 1.8 (25'5" x 5'10"))
Covered balcony from principle bedroom with views across the garden.

Bathroom (3.28 x 3.20 (10'9" x 10'5"))
Double glazed Velux window to the side. Suite comprising of walk-in shower cubicle, panel bath with shower attachment over, WC and wash basin. Jack & Jill with access both en-suite from the principle bedroom and from the landing. Fitted cupboards, underfloor heating.

Bedroom Three (3.84 x 3.61 (12'7" x 11'10"))
Full length triple glazed window to the front , skirting heating, built-in wardrobe, hot air vent. Door to dressing room.

Dressing Room (3.18 x 2.15 (10'5" x 7'0"))
Double glazed Velux window to the side.

Workshop (12.19m x 4.88m (plus 4.25 x 2.21 storage space) (3)
Double glazed windows to the rear, door to garage and further doors to the garden and to the cart lodge. Large open work area, radiators providing heating from the main air source pump plus an additional diesel hot air heater, three phase electricity supply and stainless steel sink unit with hot and cold water. Large side storage area, fitted shelving.

Garage (7.6 x 3.72 (24'11" x 12'2"))
Electric up and over door to the front, personnel door to the garden and further door giving access to the workshop. Power and light fitted and stainless steel double sink unit with hot and cold water, heated by LPG. eaves storage above.

Workshop WC (2.78 x 0.99 (9'1" x 3'2"))
Two double glazed windows and a part obscure glazed door to the rear, WC, vanity wash hand basin, heated towel rail, extractor fan.

Office (4.05 x 2.21 (13'3" x 7'3"))
Accessed from the workshop, there is power, light and CAT 5 data cabling from the broadband hub in house, with a window to the front onto the cart lodge

Storage Container (12.19m x 2.44m (40' x 8'))
Substantial secure storage with battery lighting.

Cart Lodge (6.06 x 4.77 (19'10" x 15'7"))
Double cart lodge with power and light fitted.

The property sits in grounds of just over an acre.
To the front is a gravelled driveway leading to the garage and cart lodge and providing off road parking for numerous vehicles.
To the rear there is a partly covered, paved seating area adjacent to the doors leading from the living room.
Lawns then lead to a mature woodland area.
To the side is the vegetable garden with raised beds, two greenhouses, large contained compost heaps, leaf mulch containers and an irrigation station using water from the private bore hole.
There is a large (20' x 12' approx.) timber shed to remain.
There is a 3 chamber septic tank that serves the property for sewage purposes and a private bore hole that provides all the water, with the exception of the drinking water that comes from the mains via a meter - resulting in very low water charges.

Every care has been taken with the presentation of these Particulars but complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. If there is any point, which is of particular importance to you, please obtain professional confirmation. Alternatively, we will be pleased to check the information for you. These Particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract.




Gallant Richardson Colchester
5 Culver Street West, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JG

T: 01206 768555
4 Bedroom Detached House

Cockaynes Lane, Alresford, Colchester

Offers Over £700,000 - Sold