Guide Price £630,000

High Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester

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Property Summary

Charming 4 BEDROOM VICTORIAN VILLA with ANNEX BASEMENT AND DETACHED OFFICE/STUDIO, LOCATED IN THE HEART OF WIVENHOE.
Rarely available, this superb example of Victorian splendour spread over FOUR FLOORS will delight upon viewing. ITS TRADITIONAL FEATURES AND STYLING ARE EXACTLY WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT TO SEE in a house of this era including high ceilings with ornate coving and picture rails, stripped wooden floorboards and winding balustrades, deep skirting boards and open fires.
The large annex basement with WC and utility/kitchen area is a lovely addition to the main house and could potentially be used as not only extra living accommodation but as a rental opportunity due to its private access from the rear of the property.
WORKING FROM HOME couldn't be better with a sympathetically built timber structure nestled at the bottom of the sizeable rear garden, which is complete with log burner and large windows overlooking the lawn with its mature planting and walled boundary.
A driveway and a further gated secure area provides parking. This family home has been lovingly updated and is positioned in a prominent and convenient location which is ideal for commuters being within easy walking distance to Avenue Train Station with its links to London Liverpool Street.
A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME STEEPED IN FEATURES.

Property Description

Entrance Hall (27' 5'' x 0' 0'' (8.35m x 0.00m))
A beautiful entrance hall welcomes you into this stunning Victorian family home. High ceilings, traditional picture rail, an ornate cornice together with deep skirting board and original stripped wooden flooring sets the scene for what this home has to offer. The stairs rise to the first floor with a further set of stairs which lead down to the basement accommodation. Doors lead through to the front sitting room, kitchen and utility room.

Sitting Room (13' 0'' x 12' 5'' (3.96m x 3.78m))
The main family room boasts a cast iron new fuel efficient wood burning stove, which creates a warm and inviting ambiance. A large sash window, picture rail, ornate cornice and stunning ceiling rose, deep skirting boards and wooden stripped flooring complete this room with door leading to the kitchen

Kitchen/Diner (12' 8'' x 12' 1'' (3.86m x 3.68m))
Bespoke range of well planned solid wood original floor and base units, space for 6 burner Range Style cooker with oak Bessemer above, butler sink with swan tap, wood panelled walls creating a traditional feel to the room, original stripped wooden flooring, large sash window overlooking the rear garden, door to hallway

Utility/boot Room (9' 9'' x 5' 0'' (2.97m x 1.52m))
Sash window to side, French doors to rear, radiator, Shelving, Stripped wooden flooring, spaces for appliances.

Basement Annex (0' 0'' x 0' 0'' (0.00m x 0.00m))
17.9 x 12 Reception Room: Recently refurbished with access from both the hallway in main house and independently from steps leading from the back garden to the rear courtyard and a private entrance door. Currently used as a playroom with feature chimney breast, storage cupboards, shelving, door to:

10 x 4'7 Utilty/Anti Room: Window to side overlooking courtyard area, Plumbing for washing machine, tiled flooring. This useful room could easily be turned into a kitchen if required.

Cloakroom: Housing the central heating boiler for the main house, low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, panelled walls

First Floor Landing
Stairs from Hallway, wooden, double glazed Sash window to rear, door off to bedrooms, inner landing to bathroom and WC, further flight of stairs to second floor, original wooden flooring

Bedroom One (18' 0'' x 14' 2'' (5.48m x 4.31m))
Two wooden, double glazed sash windows to front allowing the light to flood through, feature cast iron fireplace with marble surround and stone hearth, ornate cornice and deep skirting boards, original floorboards,

Inner Hall
2 x large shelved storage cupboards, original stripped wooden flooring

Bathroom
Wooden, double glazed sash window to rear, claw feet roll top bath with centre tap, Ornate sink unit, part tiled walls, Shower Cubicle with fountain shower, original wooden flooring

WC
Low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, wooden stripped flooring

Second floor Landing
Sash window to rear, Loft hatch, deep skirting boards, doors to:

Bedroom Two (12' 2'' x 11' 10'' (3.71m x 3.60m))
Sash window to rear, Fitted wardrobe and further storage cupboard, deep skirting boards, original wooden flooring

Bedroom Three (13' 6'' x 9' 8'' (4.11m x 2.94m))
Wooden, double glazed Sash window to front, deep skirting boards.

Bedroom Four (10' 4'' x 8' 4'' (3.15m x 2.54m))
Wooden, double glazed sash window to front, deep skirting boards

Garden
A larger than average garden for property of this ilk and stature located in the centre of Wivenhoe, which is mainly laid to lawn with a block paved patio, mature and established planting with various trees and shrubbery which is enclosed by traditional red brick walls and hedging. A timber Wendy house is to remain. Gated access provides hard standing to the side of the house creating extra secure space which in turn leads to the driveway.

Home Office / Studio (23' 0'' x 11' 0'' (7.01m x 3.35m))
A beautiful place to work form home. Tucked away down the end of the garden but within absolute keeping of the family home. Built of timber construction which has been insulated to the walls, complete with light and electrics. Internet is served from the main residence. The cosy log burner and French doors which overlook the garden really do make it a perfect place to work from home. A light and airy environment with an access door and two large windows overlooking the garden back to the house.

Driveway
Block paved and providing off road parking.

Agents Notes
The current owners have updated the made significant improvements to the property. New sash windows and a central heating system installed. The basement has been professionally tanked to create a now very useable space. Damp proofing to the ground floor.

Guide Price £630,000

High Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester

  • FINE EXAMPLE OF A 4 BEDROOM VICTORIAN VILLA
  • BASEMENT ANNEX
  • DETACHED HOME OFFICE /STUDIO WITH LOG BURNER
  • 4 FLOORS OF CHARM & LUXURY
  • FAMILY KITCHEN/DINING ROOM
  • SITTING ROOM WITH LOG BURNER
  • ORNATE HIGH CEILINGS/STRIPPED FLOORBOARDS
  • PRIVATE LAWNED & PATIO GARDEN
  • MINUTES WALK FROM MAIN LINE STATION
  • DRIVEAWAY AND ADDITIONAL OFF ROAD PARKING
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