Idyllically positioned on the edge of the Essex/Suffolk border a short distance from the historic village of Bures, Coes, which forms part of a charming hamlet of five, is a wonderful Grade II listed part-thatched extended Tudor property which boasts all of the attractive characteristics typical of its era.
The original cottage dates back to the early 16th century with exposed beams, fireplaces, and other period features. Then extended in 2009 to more than double its original size and to incorporate a fabulous master suite complete with a luxuriously fitted contemporary en-suite, a wonderful sitting room with inglenook fireplace, flowing through to a dining conservatory with delightful views over the impressive lawns and colourful wild flower meadow beyond.
Each room has been thoughtfully planned to incorporate contemporary and period finishings. The property is laid out in two distinct sections providing a measure of privacy and separation between the original Tudor building to the front, with children and guest bedrooms, and the newer barn conversion style building to the rear with its master bedroom. Both old and new parts are blended together via an impressive floor to ceiling glazed walkway that connects them. The property consists of four large-sized double bedrooms, en-suite bathroom, utility room, second bathroom, sitting room, conservatory/dining room, kitchen, and original baker's oven.
The owners, who have enjoyed occupancy of the property for 20 years, have advised us full planning permission has been granted to construct a 1.5 storey double bay cart lodge, although the driveway already provides ample parking for family and visitors.
This exceptionally well maintained family home sits on a plot of approx. 1.25 acres comprising gardens front and back, formal lawns, a large wild flower meadow which blooms extensively, and a well populated largely self-maintaining mature pond with an abundance of fish, dragon flies and other associated wildlife.
There are outbuildings and woodstores with power and lighting to both providing extensive external storage facilities. There is CCTV and all-round PIR LED floodlighting to all areas of the property.
Whilst not requiring an EPC the property in our opinion is highly energy efficient with an extensive solar thermal system, discreetly placed away from the main buildings so as not to draw the eye from the beauty of the residence, providing free domestic hot water for approximately 6 months of the year. During winter months the highly efficient modern thermal store is heated by a large wood burning stove linked to central heating system serving radiators to all rooms of the property. With the addition of high spec thermal insulation, LED lighting throughout, primary and secondary double glazing, and the maximum possible government solar rebate payments, the total utility outgoings are in exceptionally low.
LOCATION The rural village of Bures (with local doctor's surgery, village shops. pubs, and post office) lies on the Essex/Suffolk border, surrounded by wonderful scenic walks and beautiful views. The uninterrupted idyllic views this particular property has to offer are uniquely unusual for a location as commutable as this. The town of Colchester is a short direct 15 minute drive away, providing easy access to the mainline train station which offers non-stop trains direct to Liverpool Street with a journey time of just over 45 mins. The property also benefits from a local bus service providing doorstep pick-up and drop-off convenience between Colchester and Sudbury.
Associated with the unique rural location is the significant and rare advantage of still being within the catchment areas of two very highly rated primary and secondary schools with the exceptional additional benefit of door-to-door, free school transport.