Outstanding setting surrounded by beautiful undulating countryside in the Dedham Vale AONB
THE MAIN HOUSE
The house, completed in 2020, is modern, with a contemporary finish, and open plan in the core of the house creating light-filled rooms which flow particularly well. The design affords a view from all the windows over the surrounding countryside. Indoor/outdoor living is achieved with the large sliding and bi-fold doors opening out onto the terrace shaded by bespoke sail awnings and into the walled garden with its croquet lawn. The first floor with its galleried landing leads to the main bedrooms and then to the second floor.
The front door leads through a lobby (with a downstairs cloakroom) into the open plan area of the hall (with the drawing room off) and dining room which leads to the family room and kitchen. The latter with its bespoke design and large dining area together with the family room form an attractive core for everyday living and entertaining. The utility and boot room (with cloakroom) are next to the kitchen. The integral double garage with automatic doors has a floor made of reclaimed white bricks from the stables of the barn which stood on the site. Off the open plan area is a single storey wing with the study and fifth bedroom with ensuite shower room.
The principal bedroom on the first floor has a designer bathroom and a dressing are and a wonderful view over the pond through a large plate window. Also on the first floor is the guest bedroom with its ensuite shower room, two further double bedrooms and the family bathroom.
The second floor is currently one large room. The necessary services are installed to enable this space to be used for further ensuite bedrooms.
Beyond the main house is the period cottage which was restored in 2018 and offers a great deal of character and charm. The cottage is believed to date back to the 16th century and built from timber frame, some of which is exposed, along with other traditional features such as the fireplaces creating a very lovely secondary home or guest cottage with the main house. The ground floor has a modern kitchen with a laundry room, larder and downstairs cloakroom accessed from the lobby by the front door and by the back door. On the other side of the lobby is the sitting room with a large walk in cupboard.
The first floor has two double bedrooms both with ensuite shower rooms
Surrounding the property the grounds include an orchard, the walled garden, cottage garden and an impressive pond with fountain and jetty. The landscaped gardens have been planted to ensure colours and fragrances throughout the year along with reclaimed brick walls creating division and shelter. The gardens and pond include app-controlled lighting. There are wide terraces for the house and cottage enabling easy entertaining.
There is FTTP (fibre to the premises) connected to the house and the ducting is in place for FTTP for the cottage.
The house has extensive CAT 6 cabling with a 32 port system in a comms cabinet in the study enabling multiple devices (TVs, sound systems computers etc to be hard wired)
6 aerial ports. Full Sonos sound system including surround sound is installed and could be available by separate negotiation. Enterprise Wi-Fi in house and cottage and outside house. Room thermostats & hot water are app controlled. Fountain, fountain lights, pond and garden lights app controlled. Up/down lighters on house app controlled. These and the fountain lights have dimming and colour controls.
Electronic doorbell with camera, comms and movement sensor all app controlled 8 camera HD CCTV system also app controlled with large solid-state recorder. Gates wired for automatic system to be installed if purchaser wishes.
The original planning had permission for an extension to the single storey wing of the house of about 50sqm and the cottage an extension of about 25sqm. The vendor is applying to have this permission reinstated as well as applying to split the properties into 2 separate residences.
The furniture and furnishings (apart from personal items) are available by separate negotiation so a purchaser could move into the properties fully furnished.
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The stunning new house and renovated cottage are wonderfully located being surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in the Stour valley.Tom Orford