A Grade II Listed 3 bedroom cottage retaining a wealth of character located on a plot of around 1.2 acres with potential to create a paddock.General information
A charming Grade II Listed three bedroom detached cottage retaining a wealth of character situated on a plot of around 1.2 acres with potential to create a paddock. The property which is believed to date back to 1745 benefits from 3 reception rooms and a 23ft long kitchen as well as garage and off road parking.
The accommodation in brief comprises of entrance door into the porch which has a door to the snug which has a feature fireplace, access to the lounge and door to the inner lobby which has a stairflight rising up to bedroom three and a door to the utility room which houses the gas boiler, has a door to the rear and a door to the cloakroom which has a high level w.c. The lounge has a multi-fuel burner, exposed beams, radiator, two windows to the front, door to the kitchen and a door to the dining room which has exposed beams, part exposed brickwork, radiator, door to the bathroom and door to the kitchen which is 23ft in length with worksurface, inset single sink with fitted larder cupboard, space for a dishwasher and washing machine, exposed beams and patio door to the rear garden. The bathroom is of dual aspect, has a panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment over, low level w.c, wash hand basin, radiator and access to loft space.
On the first floor there is access via a stairwell from the lounge to a landing with doors to bedroom one and bedroom two. Bedroom one has a radiator, window to the front and access to loft space. Bedroom two is of dual aspect with radiator, fitted cupboard and loft access. Off of the second staircase (which leads off of the snug) there is a third bedroom which is of dual aspect and has a radiator. Entrance porch 3' 2" x 2' 8" (0.97m x 0.81m) Snug 12' 3" x 10' 2" (3.73m x 3.1m) Lounge 13' 9" x 12' 7" (4.19m x 3.84m) Dining room 13' 5" x 12' 9" (4.09m x 3.89m) Kitchen 23' 5" x 6' 9" (7.14m x 2.06m) Utility room 10' 3" x 6' 0" (3.12m x 1.83m) Cloakroom 3' 4" x 2' 6" (1.02m x 0.76m) Ground floor bathroom 12' 9" x 6' 9" (3.89m x 2.06m) Bedroom one 12' 9" x 11' 5" (3.89m x 3.48m) Bedroom two 11' 6" x 11' 0" (3.51m x 3.35m) Bedroom three 14' 0" x 12' 2" (4.27m x 3.71m) Garage 16' 1" x 7' 9" (4.9m x 2.36m) The outside
To the front of the property there is a lawned garden area retained by low level picket fence with hardstanding providing off road parking to the right hand side which in turn giving access to the single garage which measures 16' 1" x 7' 9" with double doors opening to the front and a personal door opening to the side.
To the rear of the property there is a hardstanding patio area with a formal lawned garden beyond. The garden has a mature hedge to the rear forming a large element of seclusion to the property. There is pedestrian access to the right hand side of the hedge through an opening which leads out to a further garden area which extends to approaching 1.2 acres and could make a good paddock. Where?
The property is located in the popular village of Kirby Cross which adjoins Kirby Le Soken on the east of Colchester close to the coastal town of Frinton on Sea.
Kirby Cross itself has a railway line linking back to Colchester, there is also a fish and chip shop, coffee shop and Triangle shopping centre with Co-op supermarket all located within easy reach.
Straight forward access can be gained to the A133 which links to the A120 with links to Colchester, the A12 and beyond. Agents note
We understand the land behind the original rear boundary for the cottage was purchased separately and is on a separate title to that of the main cottage and also benefits from planning consent under application number 17/01272/FUL, one under appeal reference number APP/P1569/W/17/6190924 for the erection of two, 3 bedroom detached bungalows with single garages.
We also understand the property benefits from a Right of Way over a grassed strip of land leading from the road which via a five bar gate provides access to the land which extends to around 1.2 acres. Agents note
We understand the property was treated for common furniture beetle and death watch beetle in July 2000 and we have been advised there is a 30 year guarantee for the works carried out. Agents note
The photographs used on this brochure were taken in the summer of 2019. Important information
Council Tax Band - E
Services - We understand that mains gas, electricity, water and drainage connected to the property.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC - Grade II Listed...Read full description