We are simply privileged to present to market this handsome and charming five bedroom executive residence, positioned in the heart of Colchester's faviourte and most desirable district, Lexden. This most impressive 'box-bay fronted' semi-detached family home, has been loved and maintained well throughout by the current vendor in her much loved time of ownership. Believed to be dating back to the early 1900's and offering an abundance of living & bedroom space throughout and with an array of stunning original period features. This spacious home, offers five bedrooms and two reception rooms.
Lexden is home to some of the countries finest schooling & Creffield Road neighbors Colchester Royal Grammar School & Colchester County High School for Girls. It is also within catchment of some of the most creditable comprehensive schools e.g. Hamilton Primary School (subject to application) and within moments of Oxford House, school & nursery. Crouch Street is a stones throw away, home to local produce stores, boutiques, bistros & an independent wine bar, as well as having a useful Tesco Express store for the daily essentials.
Commencing with the most impressive of entrance halls, two large reception rooms can be found positioned off the inner hallway. The living room features a beautiful central 'box-bay' original sash window and a cast iron feature fire place. The dining room provides an additional fireplace and is home to original floor to ceiling double doors with glass window panes, leading out on to a generous rear garden. To the rear of the ground floor, a large fitted kitchen-diner can be found with integrated NEFF & BOSCH appliances. The downstairs also allows for a separate W.C. Positioned under the stairs, is access down to the property's basement. Partitioned in to two area, it makes the ideal utility space and is perfect for everyday storage, for the essentials.
The first floor comprises of four well proportioned bedrooms. Three excellent size double bedrooms & the perfect study area. All of the bedrooms are still complete with their original sash windows and some even home to original cast iron fire places also. The entire floor space of the second floor, is home to the second bedroom, with unrestricted beautiful views to the South of Colchester and also allows for additional eaves storage.
To the rear of the property, a large mature rear garden can be found. The garden is predominately laid to lawn and has an array of eye pleasing potted plants, shrubs, hedges and trees throughout - allowing for maximum privacy. The property has impressive frontage, with off road parking for multiple vehicles to the front of the property. Ideal for any expanding family & rarely available, early internal viewings are nothing other than essential, to avoid disappointment and to appreciate all this stunning home has to offer.
Entrance door to front aspect, wood floor throughout, radiator, stairs to first floor, under stairs door with steps down to basement, door to:
16' 7" x 13' 7" (5.05m x 4.14m) Box bay sash window to front aspect (with secondary glazing), radiator, cast iron feature fire place with marble hearth, variety of communication input/output, wall mounted lights
13' 0" x 14' 10" (3.96m x 4.52m) radiator, feature fire place with tiled hearth and surround, original glass panel double doors (leading to rear garden), wall mounted lights
20' 0" x 10' 1" (6.10m x 3.07m) Tiled vinyl floor throughout, x2 radiators, variety of fitted base and eye level units with working surfaces over, inset four ring electric hob with extractor fan over, integrated NEFF fan assisted oven and grill, integrated BOSCH microwave, tiled splash backs, sash window to side aspect, space for washing machine under counter, french doors to rear aspect, inset spotlights
Divided in to two areas: 16' 3" x 4' 9" (4.95m x 1.45m) & 13' 5" x 13' 0" (4.09m x 3.96m), ideal for a separate utility area, window to side aspect, wall to wall built in cupboards with integral shelves
First Floor Landing
Stairs to ground floor, radiator, further doors to:
Vanity wash hand basin, chrome wall mounted towel rail, W.C, walk in double width shower cubicle, bathroom cabinet, tiled wall finish, sash window to side aspect
10' 10" x 12' 5" (3.30m x 3.78m) Sash window to rear aspect, radiator, built in cupboard, cast iron feature fireplace
12' 0" x 14' 1" (3.66m x 4.29m) Exposed feature wood floor boards, fitted shelves, cast iron feature fire place, radiator, vanity wash hand basin with strip light above, sash window to side aspect, built in wardrobe
16' 6" x 13' 0" (5.03m x 3.96m) Sash window to front aspect, radiator, cast iron feature fireplace, mirror fronted built in wardrobes
9' 7" x 5' 6" (2.92m x 1.68m) Radiator, gothic sash window to front aspect
Second Floor Landing
Stairs to first floor, UPVC window to rear aspect, door to:
16' 6" x 18' 5" (5.03m x 5.61m) UPVC window to front aspect, built in double wardrobes, radiator, variety of communication input/output, door to YVES storage, radiator, loft access above
Garden & Outside
For a property positioned in the heart of Colchester's Town Centre & ever popular district of Lexden, this property occupies an impressive plot and allows for a mature, large, private rear garden. The garden commences with a raised area, block paved and ideal for attractive potted plants and a large outdoor seating area. There is a large section to the side of the property, which could be the ideal space for an extension or orangery if one desired, subject to the relevant planning permission.
The garden is predominantly laid to lawn and is enclosed by panel fencing and mature hedges form the property's boundaries. Trees and shrubs allow for maximum privacy, ideal for relaxing and ideal for the expanding family. There is the benefit of a garden shed to remain and a secure gate provides access to the front private driveway, providing off road parking for multiple vehicles and secure by a cast iron gate. Residents permit parking is also obtainable, provi...
W.C, wall mounted wash basin, radiator, sash window to side aspect, vinyl tiled floor throughout
W.C, wall mounted wash basin, radiator, W.C, sash window to side aspect, vinyl tiled floor