Dedham - Fenn Wright Signature


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
General information The Hamptons was built to a high specification some 9 years ago, conveniently located on the outskirts of Dedham, just a 10 minute drive from Manningtree Station.

An attractive covered porch gives way to a solid wooden entrance door with windows to either side. The latter makes the expansive entrance hall both light and airy. It is finished with neutral stone flooring which flows through to the kitchen/ breakfast room with the ground floor benefitting from underfloor heating.

The superb Neptune kitchen/breakfast room is the heart of the home. It is well appointed with 'shaker style' cream wall and base units including a glazed display cabinet and a deep plate rack. There are extensive grey/black granite work surfaces with a large under mounted Butlers sink which is sited beneath a brads south facing window. Integrated appliances include; Leisure Gas Range with 5 rings, 2 ovens and a grill and Siemens dishwasher, whilst there is plenty of space for a fridge/freezer. There is room for a large dining table, well placed to enjoy delightful views out across the gardens through wide French doors. A second set of French doors lead out to the west facing terrace. Double doors lead through to an elegant drawing room which again has beautiful westerly views across the lawned gardens with two sets of French doors leading out to the terrace. The focal point of this well proportioned room is a classic stone fireplace with inset gas 'Gazco wood burning' stove. A useful door returns to the entrance hall.

Adjacent to the kitchen is the utility room. This is again well fitted with a range of cream base and wall units. There is an inset stainless steel sink and wall mounted boiler. Double doors open into a deep cupboard with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Also housed within this area is the water softener and there is storage for coats. A door from the utility leads to the side access.

The study is entered through double doors from the hallway. It has a wide window giving views out to the maturing front gardens.

Also leading off the entrance hall, the sitting room is an exceptionally generous room with space for both a table and a separate informal seating area. It has a dual aspect with a broad casement window to the front, facing east and a window overlooking the side garden. A small cupboard gives access to the underfloor heating manifolds.

Stairs lead up to a sizable landing. There is a linen cupboard with slatted shelves.

Bedroom two has westerly views across the gardens. It has a deep cupboard with hot water tank, pressurised water system and slatted shelves. The ensuite has a freestanding bath, Savoy pedestal basin, toilet, walk-in shower, towel rail and completed by neutral stone floor tiles. Bedroom three has a high semi-vaulted ceiling and a bay window with deep window sill. The room has an easterly aspect and benefits from a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom. It has views to the west over the gardens. Bedroom five is an equally generous double bedroom and has a wide east facing window. It benefits from an ensuite shower room with shower, pedestal basin and toilet.

The staircase leads up to the second floor. On the second floor is a sumptuous master suite with a stunning semi-vaulted ceiling. There are two large velux windows and a casement window. The bedroom has matching fitted wardrobes and a built-in dressing table.

The master bedroom is complemented by a ensuite bathroom. This is beautifully fitted with a large walk-in shower, a large vanity cabinet inset with matching basins, toilet bidet and bath. It has a neutrally tiled floor and is flooded by light from two velux windows and smaller casement window.

The outside On an overall plot of approx. 0.25 acres, the property is set well back from the road and screened by a characterful woven fence and mature laurel hedging.

The generous gravel driveway offers ample parking for a number of cars and is approached by a wooden five bar gate. There are well planted borders and a cart lodge measuring 18'2" wide by 18'5" deep.

A wooden side gate leads via a paved path to the rear garden. The terracing continues across the rear of the property which has a sunny south west aspect. Beyond this main terrace and tucked away to the side of the house, is a well hidden large garden shed (11' x 6'10"). The lawns spread out from the terracing and are surrounded by well planned borders of shrubs, herbaceous plants and small tress.

The gardens also have a back drop of larger mature trees with a curving path leading to a further large lawned area. This part of the garden has a recently planted section of Birch Trees and a small wooden shed. It could easily incorporate a children's play area or vegetable garden. The garden has recently enjoyed a autumnal trim.

Location The picturesque village of Dedham is found on the Essex/ Suffolk border on the banks of the River Stour. The area is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and is also at the heart of Constable Country. The village has an impressive Parish Church - St. Mary's - dating from the late 15th Century and there are a variety of shops including a chemist, butcher, Co-op, grocer, delicatessen and art shop. There are a number of public houses and restaurants and the village has its own Tennis Club and Cricket Club as well as boating on the river.

The village has its own highly-rated primary school although secondary schooling, as well as a main line railway station, are found nearby at Manningtree. There is straight forward access from the property onto the A12 providing access to the A14 to the Port of Felixstowe, the M25 and beyond. The A12 also provides access to the major towns of Colchester and Ipswich which provide excellent shopping centres and wider educational facilities.

There are a good range of amenities in nearby Manningtree, reportedly England's smallest town, including shops, restaurants and a sports centre. In 1202 Manningtree gained its market town status.

For the commuter there is a regular mainline rail service to London Liverpool Street taking approximately 55 minutes.

Colchester's town centre is surrounded by its Roman walls and is steeped in history, including its Norman Castle.

The town centre provides much of what is expected of a major town with many national retailers and specialists shops and with bars and restaurants catering for most tastes. The town centre also has its own multi-screen cinema, the Mercury Theatre and the Firstsite Art Gallery. Excellent schooling includes the leading Grammar Schools. Further educational facilities are found in the town centre with not only a Sixth Form College but the Colchester Institute; whilst on the eastern outskirts of the town is the University of Essex.

Important information We understand that mains electricity, water, gas and drainage are connected to the property.

Agents note: External photo's were taken of the house in summer 2014.

Council tax band - G

EPC rating - B

Tenure - Freehold

Method of sale - Private treaty

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