An extremely rare opportunity has arisen to purchase this stunning five bedroom executive detached residence, set in a fabulous position in 'Le Bois' - Arguably one of the most exclusive addresses in the Colchester area and within the highly sought after village of Layer-de-la-Haye.
Upon entering this imposing home you are greeted by an impressive reception hall featuring a turning staircase, fitted storage cupboard and large under stairs cupboard. This leads to a bright, sizeable living room, a study/family room, a spacious dining room, a fabulous re-fitted kitchen/dining room and utility room and finally a cloakroom completes the ground floor.
On the first floor there are five bedrooms including a stunning master, which features dual aspect windows with views over the green, various fitted wardrobes/storage and a luxurious en-suite shower room. Furthermore there is an additional guest en-suite to bedroom two and a family bathroom - both of which have been re-fitted by the current owners in recent years.
Outside the property is set in a delightful position in this peaceful enclave, with direct views over the central green to the front and is approached by a generous resin driveway which leads to an integral double garage. The resin has also been cleverly continued with the path to the side of the property leading to the rear garden.
To the rear there is a stunning west facing garden, originally designed by Chelsea Flower Show medallist Andrea Parsons. This fabulous space is laid mostly to lawn, interspersed by numerous sweeping beds which are planted with an established range of shrubs and herbaceous plants. Across the rear of the property is a shingle and brick terrace accessed via the French doors from the kitchen and sitting room. The rear garden is completely enclosed by closed board fencing and a selection of mature evergreens.
As previously mentioned properties in this location seldom appear on the open market and we would therefore strongly advise early viewings to avoid much disappointment, no onward chain.
Radiator, turning staircase to first floor with storage cupboard under, fitted storage cupboard, inset LED spotlights, doors to:
Tiled flooring, low level WC, vanity hand wash basin, UPVC window to rear, inset LED spotlights, extractor fan.
24' 10" x 14' 0" (7.57m x 4.27m) Two radiators, UPVC double glazed sash windows to front and side aspects, UPVC French doors to rear, inset gas fireplace with ornamental surround.
13' 0" x 12' 7" (3.96m x 3.84m) Radiator, two UPVC sash windows to front, door to kitchen/diner.
Kitchen & Dining Room
22' 8" x 11' 3" (6.91m x 3.43m) Tiled flooring, range of contemporary fitted base and eye level units with working surfaces to side and matching upstands, three integrated Neff electric ovens, integrated gas hob with extractor hood above, integrated fridge. freezer and dishwasher, inset sink unit, UPVC window and French doors to rear, inset LED spotlights, door to reception hall, door to:
8' 7" x 7' 2" (2.62m x 2.18m) Tiled flooring, further fitted contemporary units with working surfaces to side, space for washing machine, large fitted double larder cupboard, UPVC window to side, door to double garage, UPVC door to rear.
Double airing cupboard, doors to:
18' 0" x 14' 0" (5.49m x 4.27m) Radiator, two UPVC sash windows to front with views over open green, UPVC sash window to side, comprehensive range of fitted wardrobes and storage, door to:
Tiled flooring, chrome heated towel rail, low level WC, his and her fitted vanity units with storage cupboards under, large walk in shower enclosure, inset LED spotlights, UPVC window to rear, extractor fan.
14' 0" x 9' 8" (4.27m x 2.95m) Radiator, two UPVC sash windows to front, door to:
Tiled flooring, low level WC, vanity hand wash basin, walk in shower enclosure, inset LED spotlights, small UPVC window to side, extractor fan,
11' 5" x 8' 4" (3.48m x 2.54m) Radiator, UPVC sash window to rear, various fitted wardrobes and storage cupboards.
11' 7" x 9' 8" (3.53m x 2.95m) Radiator, UPVC sash window to front.
9' 4" x 8' 2" (2.84m x 2.49m) Radiator, UPVC sash window to rear, fitted wardrobes.
Tiled flooring, chrome heated towel rail, low level WC, vanity hand wash basin, panel bath with shower attachment, UPVC window to rear, inset LED spotlights, extractor fan.
To the front of the property there is a resin driveway providing off road parking for several cars, this leads to an integral double garage with a single up and over door, with power and light connected. The garage itself measures 19'5 x 17'8.
To the rear of the property there is a stunning west facing garden, originally designed by Chelsea Flower Show medallist Andrea Parsons. This fabulous space is laid mostly to lawn, interspersed by numerous sweeping beds which are planted with an established range of shrubs and herbaceous plants. Across the rear of the property is a shingle and brick terrace accessed via the French doors from the kitchen and sitting room. The rear garden is completely enclosed by closed board fencing and a selection of mature evergreens.
Since purchasing the property in November 2015 the current owners have made various improvements including:
All bathrooms re-fitted
Re-fitted UPVC windows throughout (8 year guarantee remaining)
Newly laid resin bond driveway and path to side
Re-fitted kitchen and utility room
New Worcester gas boiler installed in 2016
Management Of Road & External Areas
Le Bois is a private road with a management company owned by the residents, maintaining the road itself and external areas. Our clients advise us that the charges for this are currently a modest £125 per quarter, we would however advise any interested parties to verify this information via their solicitor.