Old Road, Feering, Colchester, CO5 9RN | Property for sale | Savills
274.53 sq m
Guide price £1,200,000(75,426,151 EGP)

Old RoadFeering, Colchester, CO5 9RN

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Peaceful semi-rural setting between the attractive villages of Feering, Kelvedon and Coggeshall.
  • Five bedrooms
  • Established gardens providing all year round enjoyment
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • About 1.03 acres

Beautifully presented family home with separate one bedroom annexe.

About this property

  • An attractive five bedroom detached family home with a separate self-contained annexe occupying a peaceful and convenient setting in a lovely stretch of open countryside. Originally dating back to the early 1900s, Toadshole Cottage has been extensively improved and extended providing well-balanced accommodation extending to approximately 3,000 sq ft, boasting light-filled rooms and tastefully decorated interiors.

    The property includes an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and beautifully established gardens measuring in excess of an acre.

    There is a detached annexe to the northern boundary, designed in a coach-house style, providing a first floor bedroom/reception and ground floor kitchen and bathroom. Forming part of the building is a garage and swimming pool service room.

    The property is entered from the front into an inviting entrance dining hall where stairs rise to the first floor with windows to the front and rear elevation and feature fireplace. A further opening leads through into the principal reception room with dual-aspect windows and French doors. A second reception room has two sets of French doors leading on to the side terrace. The kitchen/breakfast room takes up a large proportion of the side aspect of the house and comprises a range of Shaker-style cabinets beneath a light granite work surface and a range of appliances. A door leads through into the utility room which has a window to the front elevation and door to the side. The breakfast area is a good size with French doors leading out to the rear garden.

    To the first floor there are five bedrooms. Bedroom one benefits from a vaulted ceiling, dressing room and en-suite shower and bath. The guest bedroom also has the benefit of an en-suite shower room, dual-aspect windows and includes a number of fitted wardrobes. Bedrooms three, four and five are all double rooms with fitted wardrobes and these are serviced by a family bathroom.

    Toadshole Cottage is situated on well-established grounds of about 1.03 acres and is approached over a wide driveway accommodating parking for several vehicles. To the corner of the drive is a self-contained studio of a coach-house design comprising kitchen, bathroom and a first floor studio, with a single garage and service room.

    The outdoor swimming pool is positioned at the rear of the house and is enclosed by a paved terrace. The remaining portion of the garden primarily consists of a well-maintained lawn, with a variety of mature trees such as native fruit trees, willow and evergreen firs. To the rear of the garden, a hard surfaced tennis court is enclosed by wire mesh fencing, with picturesque views of the surrounding countryside.

    Mains water and electricity connected. Private drainage (Klargester). Air-source heat pump.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This is a wonderful family home. I love the space it offers and the annexe is a ideal for guests or extended family. The gardens have been thoughtfully planted and the swimming pool and tennis court really makes this a charming home for the family.

Karl ManningProperty agent

Local information

  • A120 access: 0.5 miles; Kelvedon: 3 miles (Liverpool Street from 51 minutes); Colchester: 10 miles; Chelmsford: 17 miles. Stansted Airport: 22 miles; Central London: 60 miles. All distances approximate.
  • The property occupies a peaceful semi-rural setting between the attractive villages of Feering, Kelvedon and Coggeshall.
  • Feering is a small village with all the benefits of a rural, yet strategic location being close to the A12 and A120.
  • Coggeshall, some 2.3 miles to the north, is a picturesque medieval market town full of charm and character, nestled between the larger historic towns of Braintree and Colchester. Coggeshall has an attractive centre made up of many period and listed buildings, unspoilt with easy accessibility to London. The town has a supermarket, family butcher and a good selection of independent shops, coffee houses and restaurants. Coggeshall enjoys a strong and active local community, with a food market most weeks selling local produce.
  • The immediate area surrounding the cottage provides miles of open countryside offering a broad range of leisure pursuits and a network of footpaths providing delightful countryside and river walks.
  • The area is well placed for excellent educational facilities, both private and state, with primary and secondary education and grammar schools in Chelmsford and Colchester, as well as Gosfield, New Hall and Felsted.
  • For the commuter there is a train station at Kelvedon (2.4 miles) and Witham (6 miles) providing a frequent service into London Liverpool Street. Further afield is Crossrail which can be accessed from Shenfield (27.3 miles) with access to 40 stations including Reading and Heathrow Airport. By road there are access points onto the A12 at Kelvedon and onto the A120 to the north of the town, which is a dual carriageway from Braintree linking to the M11/M25 and beyond.

Additional information

  • Directions: What3words:///triangles.tidying.nooks
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G