High Road, Layer-de-la-haye, Colchester

£695,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
PROPERTY A storm porch welcomes you to the property and the entrance hallway (with Karndean flooring that also spans the kitchen / dining room) opens to the lounge with an attractive gas fire (in style of a log-burner) and French doors to the patio beyond. The hallway also benefits from a useful storage cupboard suitable for coats and shoes to be hidden away.

The kitchen / dining room also benefits from French doors from the dining area to the patio, and the well-designed kitchen offers quartz worktops and upstands, an integrated extractor hood, space for a range style oven, an integrated NEFF dishwasher, and space for a large American style fridge freezer. There is also a kitchen island, half of which is finished in quartz, and half in solid Oak. Underneath the island top, is an integrated wine chiller. There is ample storage provided by a good array of cupboards and drawers, which conceal the recycling point.

Further storage is provided in the utility room, which has space and plumbing for both a washing machine and tumble dryer and is finished with an attractive Oak worktop to compliment the kitchen island.

To the front of the property is a very useful study with built-in desk space and storage. The cloakroom completes the ground floor and is comprised of a toilet and handbasin set within a vanity unit.

Ascending the stairs to the first floor, the large master bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room which is comprised of a double shower with both shower mixer hose and rainfall shower heads, heated towel rail, toilet, handbasin set within a vanity unit and is completed with under-floor heating.

Bedrooms two, three and four are all good-sized double rooms, with the fifth bedroom a single, to the front of the property.

The family bathroom completes the internal accommodation and is comprised of a bath with shower mixer attached, shower screen and rainfall shower head, toilet, handbasin set within a vanity unit, heated towel rail (both hot water and electrically heated for summer use) and as with the en-suite benefits from underfloor heating.

OUTSIDE There is ample parking to the front of the property and set behind a gated entry, one can gain access to the double garage.

The enclosed rear garden has two patios, the first adjacent to the house, accessed from both the lounge and kitchen / dining room, the second to the rear of the garden, where there is a covered pergola set behind the garage, providing a space for entertaining whatever the weather.

The garden itself is mainly laid to lawn and planted with a variety of mature shrubs.

SITUATION 'Darlings'' is located in the popular village of Layer-de-la-haye which has a good range of local amenities including a primary school, which was rated 'Good' in the latest Ofsted report, two local public houses, village store and doctor's surgery. Nearby Friday Woods and the Abberton Nature Reserve provide excellent walking opportunities.

Colchester is approximately four miles away and provides a wide range of shopping, recreational and leisure facilities as well as a range of highly regarded secondary schools, including Colchester Royal Grammar School, Colchester High School, St Mary's School and Holmwood House Prep School.

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