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INTRODUCTION An opportunity to acquire an individual four bedroom detached family house situated in a unique location overlooking the River Stour and with delightful views over Dedham Vale.  Extensively planted and landscaped rear garden. Shingle drive to the front leading to an integral double garage, extra parking for Caravan/Boat.

DIRECTIONS Proceeding into Stratford St Mary from the Colchester direction past Le Talbooth and The Black House.  Mill House is found on the right hand side, opposite the entrance to the footpath over the river.

INFORMATION   The property was built at the start of 1980 of cavity construction (filled) under a tiled roof in a chalet style with an integral double garage.  The plot was the former walled garden of Valley House.  Access to the property is jointly owned, extensive parking and turning space within the front gravel drive area.  The central heating is provided via a gas fired boiler with radiators to all rooms, power and light switches throughout.  Insulated roof space cavity fill and sealed unit double glazing.  The accommodation includes open plan reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room and cloakroom downstairs, whilst upstairs there are four bedrooms, bath and ensuite to the principal bedroom.  The current owner’s use of the bedrooms as a first floor sitting room, to take advantage of the river and countryside views beyond.  Outside bordered by red brick wall, are secluded gardens to the rear and side.

STRATFORD ST MARY is situated mid-way between the major towns of Colchester and Ipswich with an excellent range of shopping and transport.  Main line railway station in Colchester provides an extensive service to London Liverpool Street.  The village has its own Farm Shop and restaurant, petrol station with village stores and post office, a good selection of Public houses and restaurants.  Being situated in the heart of the Dedham Vale there are many delightful walks from the village into the surrounding countryside. Local facilities include primary and pre-school education, parish church and many groups and organisations.  Catchment for East Bergholt High School, independent schools in Colchester and Ipswich.

SERVICES SERVICES   All main services are connected.

Babergh District Council 01473 822801       Council Tax Band F              EPC  D

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

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 16’10 x 10’0 (W/N)   Velux to rear.  Fitted built-in wardrobes, bed recess, dressing table, cupboard with drawers, further wardrobe, telephone point.  Door to ENSUITE Velux window, tiled floor and tiling to two walls.  Corner shower, wc and wash basin, extractor fan and radiator.

BEDROOM TWO/ELEVATED SITTING ROOM 14’0 x 14’0   Double glazed doors to (W) views over the river and water meadow to front.  Two Velux windows.   Oak flooring.  Built in cupboard.  TV point.  Currently used as a first floor sitting room to enjoy the views.  

BEDROOM THREE 10’0 x 10’0 Double glazed window to rear.

BEDROOM FOUR 10’8 x 8’0 Double glazed window to side.

BATHROOM   Double glazed window to the rear.  Bath with shower over and screen, wc and wash basin.  Tiled flooring, inset ceiling spotlights.  Partial tongue and groove panelling and tiling to the walls.  Radiator.

GROUND FLOOR ENTRANCE from the front driveway leading to:

ENTRANCE HALL Oak flooring, glazed windows either side of the front door, radiator and storage cupboard.  Doors into the cloakroom, integral garage and dining room.  Staircase to first floor.

CLOAKROOM  Low level wc, wash hand basin, tiled splashbacks.

SITTING ROOM 18’0 x 10’0 Double glazed bay window to the rear side and French doors onto patio at the rear.  Bespoke marble fireplace surround and mantle with red brick and tiled hearth.  Oak flooring in the bay, radiator, TV point and wall mounted lights.   Opening leading to :

DINING ROOM 14’0 x 10’0  Double glazed window to rear.  Radiator.  Telephone point.  Door to :

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16’0 x 10’0 Double glazed windows to front, side and rear.  A range of shaker style units and granite style work surface with inset one and half stainless steel sink and drainer and a further single stainless steel sink.  Space for plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher.  Space for a range cooker with extractor fan above and space for fridge.  Tiled splashback.  Water filter, radiator and telephone point.  Door leading to rear garden.

OUTSIDE The garden to the rear is (E & W) enjoys all day sun in different parts, paved area to the rear of the property from the sitting room with surrounding retaining flower beds.  The garden is mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with trees, including apple, cherry and fig.  Planted borders, patio area, decking and bricked continental style area with pond.  Several sheds and fire wood store.

Driveway to front, double width integral garage  18’6 x 17’6, power and light connected, up and over doors, electric meter, wall mounted gas fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating to the house,  additional side parking for several vehicles, side access.  


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