This charming Grade I listed thatched cottage is believed to be the oldest timber framed residential property in Essex and understood to date back to the 13th Century. It sits in a plot of around one acre (sts) with ample parking, detached double garage, stables and paddocks.General information
This charming Grade I listed thatched cottage is believed to be the oldest timber framed residential property in Essex and understood to date back to the 13th Century. It sits in a plot of around one acre (sts) with ample parking, detached double garage, stables and paddocks.
According to Historic England, this unique and historic home is at present the only recorded and substantially complete example of its type known in England.
The property has a circular entrance hall with a central staircase to the first floor and to the left is the living room, with exposed beams, windows to front and side and a stunning inglenook fireplace with brick hearth and oak bressumer. To the right of the entrance hall, the dining room has a dual aspect, exposed beams, wood flooring and a large storage cupboard. This flows through to the kitchen with windows to both the rear and side and a door which leads to the garden. The kitchen has an open plan feel with the adjacent dining room, an inset butler sink and space for appliances. The bathroom is on the ground floor and comprises a panel bath, vanity hand basin, heated towel rail and a door to a separate wc.
On the first floor the master bedroom has a window to the side, exposed beams, storage cupboards and a door to a further bedroom with a window to the front and built-in storage. To the other side of the landing is a double bedroom with windows to either side, storage cupboards, exposed beams and door with restricted head height to a further bedroom with window to the rear, built-in storage and exposed beams. The outside
The property is accessed via double gates leading to a gravel driveway providing ample off road parking. There is a detached double garage with twin up and over doors.
To the rear of the property is a brick paved patio and summerhouse. There an external utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer and a shower room with shower, hand basin and toilet.
There is a large lawn garden with various shrubs and shaped flower beds and gates lead to the post and rail paddocks of approximately 1/2 an acre with a stable block. Important information
Council Tax Band - G
Services - We understand that mains water, drainage and electricity are connected to the property. There is oil fired central heating.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC rating - Not applicable Listed building Location
The village of Boxted is found approximately four miles to the North of Colchester. A rural community centred around the Cross where the primary school is located as well as the village hall and sports field both within close proximity of Songers. Also within the village are specialist retailers including a garden centre and farm shop. The village is well situated with straight forward access to Colchester business parks, mainline hospital and North Station, with mainline services to London Liverpool Street.
Colchester itself provides excellent recreational facilities with a new sports hub within a couple of miles of the property including the Community sports stadium. The town is well served with shops and has a variety of Supermarkets and out of town retail parks. Wider educational facilities are found around Colchester including highly regarded private schooling. The Gilberd school provides the nearest secondary school whilst the town has a sixth form college, Colchester institute and the university of Essex.
The nearby A12/A120 provides access towards London and to the coast....Read full description