An impressive Grade II listed, timber framed, six-bedroom farmhouse believed to date from the 16th Century, the property retains a wealth of period features and is accompanied by a traditional range of outbuildings that offer potential revenue streams. Enjoying an idyllic setting, including paddock, woodland and pond. Total plot in excess of 7 acres.
The property opens to the dining room featuring an impressive inglenook fireplace and log burner, oak engineered floor, and in common with much of the property, a wealth of exposed timbers.
The sitting room is triple aspect with feature SMEG electronic fireplace, and solid Oak floor. The drawing room is dual aspect with STOVAX log burner.
The present owners have created a new kitchen / family room with vaulted glass ceiling featuring exposed beams as well as underfloor heating. There is an attractive island with Corian worktop, integrated wine chiller and dishwasher, space for a large fridge / freezer as well as a Rangemaster Oven with induction hob and associated extractor hood. There is ample storage provided by a good array of cupboards and drawers and at either end of this room, French doors open to a decked area and the garden beyond.
The utility room contains the boiler, water purifier and provides space and plumbing for two washing machines and one tumble dryer, there is also additional cupboard space, a work station and butler sink.
The ground floor also benefits from a study / library room (featuring a log burner), that provides additional office space, and a large boot room.
The ground floor also features a shower room with double shower, heated towel rail, hand basin set within a vanity unit, toilet and solid oak floor. A cloakroom completes the ground floor with toilet, and handbasin set within a vanity unit.
Ascending the stairs to the second floor, the large master bedroom is located to the front of the property and is dual aspect with built-in wardrobes. The accompanying en-suite shower room features a shower cubicle, handbasin, toilet, heated towel rail and provides access to a large walk-in storage space beyond.
Bedroom two is a triple aspect double room and shares a dressing area with bedroom three (also a double) that contains built in wardrobe.
Bedroom four is a single with wardrobe space.
The family bathroom completes the first floor and is comprised of a double ended bath, with shower mixer hose attachment, handbasin set within a vanity unit and toilet.
The second floor offers a further two bedrooms with bedroom five benefitting from a dressing room, and connected to bedroom six via a TV / Entertainment room. OUTBUILDINGS
There are a range of useful outbuildings on offer at the property that provide the opportunity for revenue streams for the new owners.
The Granary has planning permission granted for conversion into a holiday let. Initial works have been commenced and full details can be found on the Colchester Borough Council Planning Portal under application 181296.
The stable block adjacent to the Grade II listed barn has already been converted into a holiday let and is comprised of a kitchen / living room, with the kitchen area containing integrated microwave oven, fridge and dishwasher, a double bedroom and shower room with shower cubicle, toilet, handbasin, heated towel rail and wardrobe space.
Also attached to the barn is a double garage and separate cart lodge.
The Piggery would provide those that work from home the opportunity to do so, it is currently used as additional storage, however power and lighting are connected, there is also an external tap connected.
Set behind a gated entrance, a gravel driveway sweeps around the side of the outbuildings providing ample parking and access to the rear of the house.
Another gated entrance provides direct access to the barn and double garage to the front of the property.
The garden and grounds feature a pond, vegetable plot, extensive lawn, with paddock and woodland area.
On the other side of Rams Farm Road is a further parcel of land with a number of fruit trees therein. SITUATION
The property is situated on a quiet country lane on the edge of Fordham an attractive village with a popular public house and primary school rated as 'Outstanding' at the latest Ofsted report.
Colchester is a short drive away and provides all the leisure, recreational and shopping facilities expected of a major regional town. Transport connections are first rate with easy access to the A12 and A120.
Marks Tey mainline station provides direct access to London Liverpool Street in under one hour.