Wimpole Road, Colchester

£450,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
PROPERTY Wimpole Cottage is an imposing Victorian detached four-bedroom home set on a generous plot in the historic town of Colchester.

The entrance is framed by a storm porch, leading in to a lovely hallway with original decorative tiled floor. Off the hall is a morning / breakfast room with views across 'Old Heath recreation ground' and a kitchen containing an oil-fired Rayburn Royal range cooker. There is a good range of fitted cupboards and drawers as well as an airing cupboard, space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine as well as a freestanding fridge freezer.

The dining room benefits from a bay window to the front aspect as well as an oak framed archway through to a sunny lounge - also accessed from the hallway. Patio doors lead out from the lounge both to the side and the rear garden and there is also a door leading through to a large wooden conservatory at the side of the house. The lounge also benefits from an open fireplace with attractive marble surround. The ground floor is completed by a cloakroom with hand basin and toilet and a door to a large cellar / workshop that provides useful storage space, houses the oil-fired boiler and has power and light connected.

There is a lovely original Victorian staircase leading to four good size bedrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom enjoys views of the large rear garden and benefits from a built-in wardrobe and handbasin. Bedroom two (to the front of the property) also has a hand basin, built in wardrobe and an additional storage cupboard. Bedroom three is a double with built in wardrobe and bedroom four a single with a small storage cupboard. The family bathroom contains a corner bath, separate shower cubicle and handbasin. There is a separate cloakroom adjoining the bathroom with toilet.

OUTSIDE The property is approached via a gravel driveway, set behind a low-level brick wall and provides off road parking for at least two vehicles. There is also a single garage with workshop space to the rear. Gates to both the left-hand and right-hand side of the property provide access to the rear garden.

There is a large patio area wrapping around the rear and side of the property that can be accessed from the kitchen, lounge and conservatory. The large but secluded garden is fully enclosed, oriented South West and is mainly laid to lawn with many mature trees and shrubs. Raised side beds and a delightful stepped rear section contain numerous individual garden 'areas'. The oil tank and utility area are also located to the rear of the property.

SITUATION Colchester has an enviable choice of secondary schooling options and provides all the leisure, recreational and shopping facilities expected of a major regional town. Colchester Town Station is a short walk away providing access to London Liverpool Street Station in just over an hour.

AGENTS NOTE - OVERAGE CLAUSE An overage clause will apply to the purchase of this property, exercisable by the vendors in the event that the purchasers act on any future planning consent to divide the property and / or grounds. This is for the value of £50,000 and will remain in effect for ten years from the point of completion.

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