Hewitts - an exceptional family home, close to the River Stour on the Essex/Suffolk border
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An exceptionally-presented family home in Lamarsh, set in about 5.5 acres of gardens and grounds and also boasting an impressive leisure complex and a detached bungalow annexe, has gone on the market with a guide price of £1.185m.
This well presented family home is set in about 5.5 acres of gardens and grounds and also comes with an impressive leisure complex and a detached bungalow annexe.
Lamarsh is a charming village, to the west of the Stour, with its own public house and parish church.
Bures is about one-and-a-half miles away with a small selection of shops and a railway station on the branch line to Marks Tey and so with links to London Liverpool Street.
There is more comprehensive shopping in Colchester, ten miles, and Sudbury some three miles away.
This property is set within beautiful countryside.
The property is unique. The principal home, leisure complex and separate annexe are a great combination for family life. There has been exceptional attention to detail throughout a meticulous programme of restoration and refurbishment with high quality materials and finishes.
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The whole provides versatile accommodation in a fine rural setting, yet with good access to a commuter rail link.
The main house has a splendid drawing room, which has field views and double doors opening onto terracing and leading to the garden beyond.
A stone tiled floor runs throughout and there is a useful oak-fronted storage cupboard, exposed wall and ceiling beams, and an inglenook fireplace incorporating a large oak bressumer and with a multi-fuel stove below.
The family room features a handmade oak staircase off, with exposed wall and ceiling beams and a stone tiled floor and also an inglenook fireplace with an oak bressumer, exposed brick work and a multi-fuel stove.
There is also a light dining room with views over the garden and a large bay window, with doors, opening onto terracing.
It is currently used as a dining room in conjuction with the kitchen/breakfast room close by.
The kitchen/breakfast room has a stable door opening to the garden and is finished with an extensive range of handmade solid wood units, display shelving, cabinets, wine rack and baskets.
It is finished with a combination of thick granite and wood worktops that incorporate a butler sink with period style taps over.
There is space for an American style fridge freezer, an integrated dishwasher, electric oven, hob and extractor fan over.
There is a stone tiled floor which has electric underfloor heating.
There is an inner hall with Suffolk latch doors to the utility and a cloakroom.
On the first floor is a spacious landing with exposed beams and a cupboard..
There is a principal suite, with its own entrance area, and views over the gardens and paddocks beyond.
There are extensive built-in wardrobes and an en suite which includes a roll-top bath with claw feet, period style fittings and a shower attachment.
There are two more bedrooms and a family shower room which is finished in Travertine marble stone flooring and contains a fully tiled shower cubicle with a fountain head above. It has a heated towel rail, WC and a wash hand basin with storage.
The guest bungalow/annexe includes an open plan kitchen/dining/living room divided into distinct areas and with an extensive range of Shaker style units in the kitchen, with oak worktops.
An inner hall leads to a spacious bedroom and a shower room.
A substantial barn, of brick and weatherboard, is now the leisure complex.
It incorprates a swimming pool/gym area, a large Jacuzzi and fitted benches.
There is a pump room, a steam room, a changing room with benches, a fully tiled shower cubicle and a cloakroom with WC and a wash hand basin. Five sets of double doors open onto terracing.
Outside twin five bar gates open to a large semi-circular gravel drive which in turn provdes access to off road parking.
There is also a yard with a substantial storage unit, open car port and vehicular access to the paddocks.
The grounds are bordered by established trees, gardens, meadow and paddocks.