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5 bed detached house for sale

£1,275,000

Bentley Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, Essex CO7

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Property features

  • Large Country House
  • Easy to access location
  • Well proportioned property
  • Master Bedroom Suite
  • Extensive reception rooms
  • Large kitchen dining room
  • Well tended grounds
  • Close to the village of Great Bentley

Property description

Introduction An individual country property situated surrounded by open countryside yet within a few minutes drive of both Thorpe-le-soken and Gt Bentley Stations. The property enjoys a plot of three acres of paddock and formal garden, and has been built to the highest specification of insulation and quality materials in all some .

Information This considerable dwelling was constructed by the present owners in 1997 to the exact style of a Scandiahus, using materials of the highest quality and adhering to the levels of insulation which exceed best practice today. Construction is of timber frame with an exterior of brick work under a peg tiled roof and triple glazed windows and doors. Heating is underfloor to the ground floor with individual room controls via a gas fired boiler which also supplies pumped hot water throughout the house, first floor rooms have panel heaters. There is a gas fire Aga is in the kitchen. A circular air extraction system was installed at the time of construction effective in the bathrooms, cloakrooms and kitchen. Wiring and speakers to principal rooms for sound have been installed, central controls.

Great bentley The picturesque village of Great Bentley is well known for its Village Green which extends to some 43 acres making it largest in England. Great Bentley is a large village eight miles from Colchester and five miles from Clacton and the Essex Coast. Excellent local facilities, the village has its own pub, The Plough Inn, a Post Office, range of other shops and a small business park. The Church of St Mary the Virgin dates in parts from the C14th and is found at one corner of the village close to the green. The primary school has recently had an Outstand Ofsted inspection and feeds to many local schools. Independent schools in Colchester are accessible by bus or car. Train Transport locally from both Gt Bentley and Thorpe-le-Soken railway stations with parking spaces and a direct line to Liverpool Street Station. The village has a full range of shops, several public houses and a small business park.

Services Mains electricity is connected. Water is via a bore hole which is pumped into the house, drainage via a private system. Calor Gas tank adjacent to the Garage.

Tendring District Council Council Tax Band G EPC E

Please note: As vendor’s agents, we are unable to give any guarantee as to the condition of any appliance included (where mentioned) in the property. The photographs are provided to show the internal and external appearance of the building and in no way should a buyer assume that any contents are to be included either inside or out.

The accommodation includes on the first floor

bedroom 22’4 x 14’5 Window to rear and twin Velux to side. Part vaulted ceiling, range of fitted wardrobes, door to:

En suite 17’9 x 14’4 l-shaped overall. Velux window to side, eaves storage. Suite includes vanity wash basin with cupboards under, tiled shower cubicle, WC, shelved airing cupboard with hot water tank.

Office 7’9 x 6’4 with large shelved storage cupboard.

Bedroom 15’2 x 14’1 Twin Velux to side, Dormer to side over looking farmland.

Bedroom 14’1 x 11’4 Velux to side, wardrobe.

Family bathroom 8’6 x 7’6 Twin windows to side, suite include bath with shower over, wash basin and WC, heated towel rail.

Landing 33’6 x 10’10 narrowing to 9’3 Triple windows to front. Galleried landing to the dining room below with turned wooden spindles and wooden hand rail, two large shelved cupboards, stairs to ground floor.


The accommodation on the ground floor


Entrance via canopied covered porch to:

Hall 31’7 x 18’9 C shaped with windows to front and doors to all rooms. Stairs to first floor with storage under and to side. Three internal windows to the dining room, cloaks cupboard.

Cloakroom with WC and wash basin

master bedroom 14’9 x 14’9 Windows to front and side. Walk in wardrobe 6’6 x 5’7 with shelves and hanging. Dressing room 10’10 x 8’3 Window to front, extensive range of fitted wardrobes. En suite 13’11 x 11’4 Window to side, suite includes double ended bath with hand held shower, twin vanity wash basins with cupboards under, WC, bidet and walk in tiled shower cubicle. Ladder style heated towel rail, spot lighting.

Kitchen/breakfast room 23’8 x 13’1 Windows to front and sides. An extensive range of fitted wall and base units with drawers and cupboards under a granite worktop with inset stainless steel twin sinks, integrated dish washer, fridge, oven and Calor gas hob with extractor over. Calor gas fired Aga with attractive tiled splash back. Walk in shelved larder, door to:

Utility room 10’10 x 8’11 Window to side and door to covered side access. Fitted wall and base units with inset stainless sink and drainer, plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Walk in boot room with shelving and storage.

Drawing room 23’5 x 21’6 Windows to sides and twin sliding doors to rear terrace, feature stone fireplace with open flue. Steps up with double doors to:

Dining room 15’7 x 14’4 Windows to rear and three internal windows to hall. Vaulted roof with galleried landing.

Sitting room 23’6 x 20’0 Windows to side and rear. Red brick fireplace with inset multi fuel stove. Walk in storage cupboard. Double doors to:

Garden room 15’7 x 13’7 Windows over looking the rear garden, with vaulted ceiling and twin Velux, doors to terrace, tiled floor.


Outside


The Pipkins is approached over a dual entrance gravel drive with parking for numerous vehicles and access to the garage and five bar pedestrian gate affords vehicle access to the rear garden, all external boundary area marked with mature hedging.

Front garden is largely laid to lawn with a variety of specimen trees and flowering shrubs, affording privacy from the lane and very attractive approach to the house.

Garage Brick and block construction 28’0 x 21’3 with electric roller shutter door. The plantroom houses the gas fired boiler and water storage from bore hole and pump 30ft deep. The water supply has been constant throughout the ownership of the sellers and has been monitored for purity annually. There is an in floor circular wine cellar maintaining a cool temperature year round. The attic space above the garage means 17’6 x 11’2 has a ladder and light.

Rear garden To the rear of the property there is a large area of paved terrace having a South Westerly aspect, mature lavender hedge borders and wisteria covered pergola above in parts, pathways leading to the lawn. Covered arched walks leading to a central rose garden with armillary sun dial on a brick base, archways continue to the cedar hexagonal open fronted summer house. Feature hedging of beech evergreen spruce creates a private area around the garden The lawn expands over a large area with mature trees and shrubs including fruit trees.

To the Southern boundary an oak tree lined drive provides access almost to the bottom of the plot where an Oak Framed “English Heritage” cart lodge has been constructed with two open bays and a secure third, power and light connected. A further garage and green house in this area. A field gate leads into the Paddock which is l-shaped with boundaries to the road at the front and field on the other two sides, all enclosed by hedges this level of paddock has been maintained to the highest standard and would support livestock well, stock proof fencing to the garden boundary.

Property info

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Market activity
Average price paid £308,434 Sales 489 Current average value £340,770 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £18,347 ▲ 5.69%

Property value data/graphs for CO7

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £451,262 £310 3.7 £419,283
Semi-detached £262,199 £281 3.0 £241,475
Terraced £244,841 £290 2.6 £226,306
Flats £197,279 £315 2.0 £189,735

Current asking prices in CO7

Average: £399,969
Avg. current asking prices in CO7
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £93,238
(4)
£248,240
(27)
£321,086
(44)
£508,383
(53)
£699,285
(14)
Flats £126,249
(8)
£219,750
(10)
£264,950
(1)
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All £115,245
(12)
£240,540
(37)
£319,839
(45)
£508,383
(53)
£699,285
(14)

Current asking rents in CO7

Average: £1,456 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in CO7
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £724 pcm
(1)
£1,148 pcm
(3)
£1,659 pcm
(7)
£2,123 pcm
(3)
Flats £514 pcm
(2)
£713 pcm
(2)
- - -
All £514 pcm
(2)
£717 pcm
(3)
£1,148 pcm
(3)
£1,659 pcm
(7)
£2,123 pcm
(3)

Fun facts for CO7

Highest value in CO7
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Coles Oak Lane £1,206,216
Lower Street £1,097,739
Hadleigh Road £1,031,842
Long Road East £948,583
Hop Meadow £887,207
Highest turnover in CO7
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Beaumont Avenue 50.0%
Heckfords Road 50.0%
Meadow Close 45.7%
Chapel Lane 45.5%
Walnut Way 44.4%

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Nearby transport

  • Weeley (1.2 miles)
  • Great Bentley (1.6 miles)
  • Thorpe-le-Soken (2.9 miles)
  • London Southend Airport (25.3 miles)
  • Manston Airport (36.0 miles)
  • London Stansted Airport (36.9 miles)
  • Brightlingsea Ferry Landing (3.9 miles)
  • Point Clear Ferry Landing (4.1 miles)
  • Harwich International Ferry Terminal (10.1 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Weeley St Andrew's CofE Primary School (1.1 miles)
  • Great Bentley Primary School (1.6 miles)
  • Engaines Primary School and Nursery (2.2 miles)
  • The Sixth Form College Colchester (9.3 miles)
  • Colchester Institute (9.6 miles)
  • Belstead House Adult Education Centre (13.7 miles)
  • Clacton Coastal Academy (3.4 miles)
  • Colne Community School and College (3.5 miles)
  • Clacton County High School (4.0 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Monthly running costs Beta

£4,534 Monthly total
Mortgage
Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 127,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 0.5
Your payment £4,069 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Home Insurance Rebuild value up to £1,000,000 Contents value up to £150,000 Average insurance cost £31/mo (£368/yr) In partnership with uSwitch
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Home Insurance is based on the average price of a building and contents quote for a property in this area in the last 48 months.

Source: Autonet Insurance Ltd

Energy Gas £63 Electricity £69 Estimated energy cost £132/mo In partnership with uSwitch
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The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 25700 kWh/year
Electricity: 6200 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

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Tendring

Estimated tax band G Council tax cost £246 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.

Water Supply £25 Sewerage £31 Estimated water cost £56 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.

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