Virtual Tour Available | Located in the ever popular Prettygate Area | An Imposing Four Double Bedroom Detached House | Three Reception Rooms | Annexe | Office Independent of the main house (and separate from the Annexe) | Ample Off Road Parking | Two Garages | Large Enclosed Rear Garden | EPC D.
Seventy Eight Prettygate Road is an imposing four double bedroom family home set in the popular location of Prettygate, Colchester. Approached via a block paved driveway, the storm porch welcomes you to the property.
The entrance hallway (with wood panel flooring) provides access to the heart of the home, the large lounge with impressive vaulted ceiling. The lounge benefits from Amtico flooring, underfloor heating (a wet system), bi-fold doors that open fully across the width of the room providing access to the patio and rear garden, and a sealed air log burner. Also accessed from the hallway is an alcove providing a useful study space and the dining room which is dual aspect enjoys views to the front of the property.
The kitchen is comprised of a Rangemaster cooker with double oven, grill, four ring gas hob, gas wok burner and electronic heated plate warmer. There is also an integrated BOSCH microwave and integrated BOSCH extractor hood. There is space and plumbing for both a washing machine and tumble dryer as well as space for a large free-standing American style fridge freezer. The kitchen is completed with a good array of cupboards and drawers providing useful storage, set within an attractive granite work top, (the gas boiler and hot water tank are located with two of the cupboards).
Across the hallway, is located bedroom four, this is a double bedroom with views to the front of the property. The family bathroom is located on the ground floor and is comprised of a large double ended bath, toilet, hand basin set within a vanity unit and heated towel rail.
Adjacent to this is a separate shower room (that serves the master bedroom) comprised of a double shower with rainfall showerhead, hand basin set within a vanity unit, heated towel rail and useful built in storage cupboard space. The large master bedroom completes the ground floor accommodation and enjoys views of the rear garden.
Ascending the stairs to the first-floor bedrooms two and three are located, both are large double rooms benefiting from built in wardrobes. The shower room on the first floor is comprised of a cubicle with rainfall shower head, toilet and handbasin with vanity unit.
The final room is the mezzanine (with built in wardrobe space) above the lounge and offers the flexibility of potentially being used as another bedroom, a games room for children or a reading room, as desired by the new owners.
The Annexe (constructed with cavity wall insulation) and totals xxx square feet of additional space, is currently used as a games room and features a bar area (with sink and hot water heater). There is also a second storage room and WC within the annexe.
Subject to the relevant regulatory consents the annexe could provide useful secondary accommodation independent of the main residence. OUTSIDE
To the front of the property there is ample off-road parking provided by an 'in and out' block paved driveway. A single garage to the left-hand side of the property benefits from an electronic roller door. To the right-hand side there is a further single garage. This in turn provides access to an office with power, lighting and a telephone line connection.
The office provides a useful space for those wishing to work from or run a business from the property, whilst keeping this functionality separate and away from the family residence. A brick-built log store adjoins the office to the rear.
The front garden features a selection of mature trees and shrubs. The large enclosed rear garden benefits from a substantial patio area to the rear of the lounge, a sun terrace adjoining the annexe and a barbeque / patio area to the rear of the log store.
The rear garden also features an ornamental carp pond, is mainly laid to lawn and contains a selection of mature trees and shrubs.
Prettygate is ideally situated for the commuter with easy access to Colchester town centre and Colchester North Station with journey times to London Liverpool Street in as little as 55 minutes. The A12 is also readily at hand.
Highly desirable schooling options nearby include; Colchester Royal Grammar, Colchester High School, St Marys and Holmwood House Prep School. Colchester itself benefits all the leisure, recreational and shopping facilities expected of a major regional town.
The Prettygate area benefits from a number of local amenities including a public house, small supermarket, post office, library, dentist and doctor's surgery. Both the local infant and junior schools were rated 'good' at the most recent Ofsted inspection.