A fantastic five bedroom detached property offering excellent equestrian facilities, occupying a wonderful semi-rural setting in grounds of approximately 15 acres on the outskirts of the desirable and hugely charming village of Colne Engaine. General information
A fantastic five bedroom detached property offering excellent equestrian facilities, occupying a wonderful semi-rural setting in grounds of approximately 15 acres nestled between the desirable and hugely charming villages of Colne Engaine and Earls Colne.
Built in 1990, originally as a three-bedroom dwelling, later additions to the property include a two bedroom self-contained annex extension, built in 2003, which now forms part of this generous home with 5 bedrooms, two kitchens and two reception rooms.
Please note the property is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Restriction, requiring the occupier to be currently or previously employed locally in either agriculture or forestry. Those requiring borrowing are advised to check their eligibility prior to arranging an appointment to view. Those looking for a new occupation in agriculture may be best advised to contact a rural planning consultant to establish a potential business plan or change of use (stp) in order to meet the occupancy criteria.
The front door of the bungalow leads into the kitchen/breakfast room which has a range of matching light-coloured units with built-in appliances and an electric hob. The inner hall provides access to three of the bedrooms, a bathroom and the living room with new inset log burner and doors opening out to the rear garden.
The bungalow and annexe are linked by the utility room, which has access to both the front and rear of the property, however can also remain separate with the annexe having its own entrance door, providing access to two further bedrooms and the cloakroom. Bedroom one has a large Jack and Jill ensuite which can also be accessed from the hall, comprising; shower cubicle, bathtub, WC and wash basin.
The principal reception room offers an impressive amount of space, ideal for entertaining, with doors opening out to the rear garden. The kitchen in the annexe has a range of modern units and a gas hob, with room for all the necessary kitchen appliances. There is a separate utility adjoining the kitchen for the annex which is accessed from the outside. The outside
The property is accessed via a driveway which is owned by the neighbouring property, however there is a right of access to the property. A private driveway to the bungalow provides space for parking and there is vehicular access to the outbuildings and paddocks. The property currently has two formal gardens, one predominantly laid to lawn and the other interspersed with mature flowers and shrubs, both of which provide ideal entertaining space.
There are an impressive range of outbuildings and equestrian facilities including an American style stable barn which has recently been re-roofed and has 8 large internal stables, 2 of which are foaling boxes, alongside a secure tack room. An additional barn holds 4 internal stables and a separate tack room with adjoining hay store. Another open store can be found to the rear of the stables which could prove useful for additional vehicles or storage. All buildings have electricity and nearby water points. An all-weather flood-lit arena measuring 46 x 20 is located adjacent to the barns and requires some maintenance.
The acreage extends to approximately 15 acres in all and there are beautiful far-reaching views. The paddocks have post and rail fencing and a water supply to each (pipework currently overground and needs to be put underground). The grounds approach a dog agility area which we understand from the owner, any future purchaser would be required to erect screen fencing alongside both sides.
The property also benefits from Solar panelling which contributes to the utility bills and is owned outright by the current owner who will transfer ownership to the new purchaser. Location
The property is set back from the road amongst the picturesque Colne Valley, an undulating rural area with a vast network of public footpaths and some bridleways from which to explore the splendid surrounding areas. The village of Earls Colne is close by and has a number of shops and services situated in the High Street, which include; a library, hardware store, café, supermarket, post office, hairdressers, butchers and a pharmacy. For leisure time the village has two golf courses, a sports centre, pubs and a restaurant. The property is also easily accessible from Halstead, a historic Essex town offering excellent amenities, schools and restaurants. Important information
Council Tax Band - C
Services - We understand that mains water, private drainage, electricity, and oil central heating are connected to the property together with bottled gas.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC rating - B
Please note the property is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Restriction, requiring the occupier to be currently or previously employed locally in either agriculture or forestry. Those requiring borrowing are advised to check their eligibility prior to arranging an appointment to view. Those looking for a new occupation in agriculture may be best advised to contact a rural planning consultant to establish a potential business plan or change of use (stp) in order to meet the occupancy criteria....Read full description