A wonderfully appointed 4/5 bedroom detached chalet with accommodation extended to over 2600 sq.ft. The grounds extend to around one third of an acre benefiting from far reaching views over Colne Valley.
Set within grounds approaching one third of an acre sits Countess Cross Bungalow, an attractive detached chalet with far reaching views over Colne Valley. The property has been extended over the years to create flexible living of around 2600 sq.ft.
The owners have resided here for around 10 years and moved here from a busy seaside town. After searching tirelessly for a property that allowed them to create their new relaxed rural lifestyle while still not being too far away from a Traditional English Village that still had a buzz about it, they stumbled across Countess Cross. Situated just moments away from undisturbed countryside, days are spent on country walks with the two Labradors that have thoroughly enjoyed the fully enclosed garden. The addition of having a paddock next door and the surrounding views over the Colne Valley are the highlights of this area for the owners.
Since moving to the residence, the owners have improved the property a great deal. This includes the upgrading of the kitchen, which provides ample space to try out those culinary skills on the range stove or relax by the wood burner. The windows have been renewed along with updated bathroom suites.
The property is located on an elevated position which is approached via a driveway providing ample off road parking, this in turn leads to a detached garage which benefits from having power connected it. The residence was originally built as a bungalow in the early 1960's and over the years has been extended to create accommodation over two levels. The chalet offers generous living space and the layout commands the ideal design to accommodate an annexe (stp).
The grounds of Countess Cross Bungalow are perfect for formal entertaining. Yet with a large lawned area providing an area for children to play and dogs to roam, the property is also perfect for informal gatherings.
Location Colne Engaine is a picturesque village neighbouring the larger Earls Colne . Situated within the Colne Valley on the North Essex/Suffolk border Countess Cross Bungalow is surrounded by beautiful open countryside with a network of public footpaths offering great opportunities for walkers, along with the East Anglian Farm trail. The village has a highly regarded primary school, its own shop which caters for daily essentials and soon to host a post office. The village hall provides the ideal place to host social events and parties, there is also a range of activities held here which include Mother & Toddler Group, W.I., Village Fete and various other charity events. The renowned Colne Engaine Festival takes place biennially and is due to take place in Summer 2020, this is a huge highlight for the village. Colne Engaine is is home to highly rated Five Bells public house and restaurant.
Nearby Chalkney Wood is one of the countries few remaining ancient woodlands, renowned for its stunning bluebells and wood anemones in the Spring, and is rich in wildlife, ancient trees and plants. The village has its own Millennium Green just off Halstead Road complete with woodland and meadow areas which, together with the Brick Meadows Nature Reserve (accessed from Park Lane and Church Hill) and smaller play areas in Queens Road and Tey Road, provides more opportunities for walking and playing. The award winning Colne Valley Golf Club is just a six minute drive from Countess Cross Bungalow and offers the idyllic setting for golf and private functions.
Earls Colne has all the amenities needed by its residents in the form of independent shops, boutiques, pubs and restaurants, doctors surgery, a large Co-op and a Primary School that was rated as good in a recent Ofsted Report. The A120 is within easy reach and offers routes to Cambridge, London and Stansted Airport in around 40 minutes. Kelvedon and Marks Tey Stations also provide easy access to London and the village is on a regular bus route to Halstead and Colchester.
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