Layer de la Haye is a peaceful village located towards the South West of Colchester, England's oldest recorded town. There is a strong community, with a village hall offering a variety of activities. The village infants' school is well rated by OFSTED and there is a variety of good schools within close proximity, including the renowned Colchester Grammar. The village has two great public houses serving traditional food, a village shop, doctors, park, golf course and Bannatyne's Health Club & Spa.
The convenience of everyday amenities are nearby. Colchester centre with its array of shopping facilities, galleries and restaurants is just some 3 miles away, as is Tollgate retail park, which offers great shopping facilities, including a large Sainsburys and a variety of restaurants and cafes. Colchester Zoo is within easy reach, as is the historic Castle Park. The A12 is less than ten minutes drive away, giving easy access to routes into Chelmsford, Ipswich and London. Colchester and Marks Tey train stations are within 5 miles giving direct links to London Liverpool Street in just 50 minutes and Stansted airport is just some 40 minutes away.
Canopy over tiled entrance, fully glazed double oak doors lead to:
4.27m x 2.44m (14' x 8')
Double radiator, door to kitchen, bedroom two and the lounge. Porcelain tiled floor which continues through all of the living areas and kitchen.
Open Plan Living Room & Family & Dining Room
9.88m x 8.79m>5.49m (32'5 x 28'10>18')
Full height oak frame apex window to front overlooking gardens, two further windows. A quite simply breathtaking room with part vaulted ceiling. Large brick inglenook fireplace with inset cast iron gas fireplace, five radiators. Door to kitchen, inner hall and double fully glazed doors to the Family Room/Orangery.
Kitchen Breakfast Room
7.26m x 3.05m (23'10 x 10')
Double fully glazed casement doors to the rear garden. A highly appointed luxury kitchen with high gloss storage units and Corian work surfaces. A superb and most unusual matching angled island unit comprising double bowl sink unit, Bosch hob with a extractor hood above and storage units below. Two drawer packs and slide our rack units. Two built-in Siemens ovens. Integrated full height fridge and freezer & dishwasher. Door to Utility room and open plan to the:
6.73m x 3.45m (22'1 x 11'4)
A wonderful room with vaulted ceiling overlooking the rear garden through a full height apex window. Double doors to the garden, two radiators.
Radiator, door to Master suite and family bathroom.
6.45m x 4.47m>3.28m (21'2 x 14'8>10'9)
A most luxurious master bedroom reminding the writer of a Honeymoon suite! Double fully glazed casement doors to the rear garden, two windows. Two radiators. Feature oak paneling to the 'bed wall'. Fitted full height wardrobes (4 double & 3 single). Door to:
3.30m x 2.39m (10'10 x 7'10)
Window to side. Victorian style radiator and attached chrome towel rail. Wet room style walk in shower cubicle with glass screen, rainfall shower head & floor drain. Twin wash hand basins set onto high gloss storage unit, wc. Feature painted wood paneling to walls with inset mirrors.
4.27m>2.77m x 3.05m (14'>9'1 x 10')
Luxurious bathroom comprising of a three piece suite. Stand alone large slipper style bath with antique style taps and shower attachment. Pedestal wash hand basin and wc. Extractor fan, door to boiler/store room.
Bedroom Two/Guest Bedroom
4.57m x 3.96m (15' x 13')
Window to front and radiator, door to:
3.86m x 1.83m (12'8 x 6')
Radiator and further ladder radiator. Four piece suite comprising wet room style shower cubicle with rainfall shower head, glass screen and floor drain. Contemporary wash hand basin set onto granite top freestand unit, bidet, wc. Fully tiled walls, shaver point, extractor fan.
Builtin store cupboard, door to Bedroom Three and Utility room.
3.76m x 2.03m (12'4 x 6'8)
Window to rear and radiator.
2.44m x 1.83m (8' x 6')
Part glazed door to side, radiator. Fitted storage units, sink unit, work surfaces, space for washing machine.
Boiler & Store Room
A long narrow room but providing plenty of storage. Wall mounted gas fired boiler (new in 2020), two pressurised hot water cylinders.
Located on an overall plot of 1.15 acres.
Accessed via large wrought iron double gates. The bungalow is about 300' (91 metres) back from the road. Driveway leads to an extensive parking area. Access along both sides of the property to the rear garden. Security and courtesy lighting.
5.41m x 5.18m (17'9 x 17')
Slide open entrance doors, power and light, window, pitched roof for storage, personal door to rear garden.
A beautiful mature and most private rear garden commencing with a recently laid paved patio (approx. 200 square metres) which leads to the extensive lawn gardens. Raised shrubs beds. Many mature trees and shrubs throughout the garden and to the boundaries. Large garden store shed (30' x 10'). Farmland to one side and the immediate rear. Security and courtesy lighting.