What We Say at The Zoe Napier Group: This stunning looking property is just full of original character and is positioned perfectly for buyers who like a small community in a rural location. The property looks and feels like the perfect character home with a modern extension to the rear with a perfect blend of old and new.
What the owners say: We feel so privileged to live at this property it's no surprise that when we first saw this Chocolate box cottage, we immediately fell in love with it. Charmed by the old character of the house yet wanting to be able to enjoy larger rooms and a modern kitchen, we sympathetically extended the cottage to create a spacious modern comfortable home with a wealth of historical features. The result was a great mix of the old and the new, a home bursting with character, in a tranquil position with abundant wildlife and resident ducks. It's no wonder when family come to visit, they don't want to leave.
The Facts This charming thatched cottage, according to the listing, dates back to the late medieval periods with later 16th and 17th century additions and alterations. You can immediately tell that walking through the front door this house is special. The original part of the property is thatched with large reception rooms and an impressive inglenook fireplace in the main living room. Exposed timbers and beams are in abundance and the detailing is wondrous throughout. The property has four double bedrooms on the first floor with the master suite within the more modern extension with a lavish en-suite shower room. The ground floor of the extension has the modern and stylish kitchen that leads out onto the decking to the rear.
The house sits in a fabulous plot which measures approximately one and a half acres and surrounds the property to the south, east and north. There is a feature duck pond landscaped with a dramatic weeping willow that shelters the west side. The majority of the land is laid to lawn and grassland with a paddock to the rear with enclosed field shelters. The property shares a drive from the road entrance then divides into its private and electric gated driveway. There is a triple bay cart lodge with storage shed within.
Setting & Location The property is located in a rural spot in the hamlet of Lower Green. Situated perfectly to encompass rural living and accessibility to major towns and access routes. Lower Green is nestled between Colchester and Halstead and has the benefit of a branch line railway station a very short drive away. Access to the A12 is a 5 mile drive and the A120 is a 6 mile drive. This area of North Essex has a multitude of attractions, rural pursuits and facilities that are all within close driving distance. The closest primary schools are found at Chappell and Bures both with Church of England affiliations, secondary schooling can be found at Halstead and Colchester with further schools found at Colchester Grammar School and Gosfield Independent school. The University of Essex is also situated in Colchester.
Earls Colne is the closest village with a range of shopping everyday facilities and for further more comprehensive amenities and outlets Halstead provides restaurants, supermarkets and high street local shops and if you are looking for more enhanced findings then the town of Colchester will provide a more extensive range of all supermarkets, restaurants, bars and pubs.
Colchester 10 miles * Halstead 6.6 miles * Stansted Airport 28 miles * Braintree 13 miles * Sudbury 9.6 miles * Chelmsford 25 miles