Elmhurst was renovated in 2015 and is situated in the beautiful and easily accessible village of East Bergholt. It sits on a large corner plot with the garden wrapping itself around the house, allowing privacy whilst feeling quite sociable with passing neighbours and overlooking farming land.
It offers 4 exceptionally good size bedrooms, a family TV room and an open plan living space.
Having been built to the owner’s high specification and architecturally designed lay-out, Elmhurst is unique in its design, flow and character. Because of this, the house is energy efficient and home owner friendly when dealing with various utilities. Features include; European aluminium windows, bespoke fitted kitchen incorporating cherry wood and granite composite work tops and porcelain flooring. These are just some of the materials used to create this well made and stylish home. Bespoke wood panelled storage cupboards-connecting the interior of the house is neutral and low key, using The Little Green Paint Company in French grey.
There is also an opportunity for one of the bedrooms to be used as a self -contained annex or working space, which has it’s own bathroom, and a room that can be used as a kitchenette (currently a dressing room) with separate access to and from the house- enabling this to be completely self -contained. This may suite someone who runs a business from home.
The house benefits from having new electrics installed throughout, LED spots throughout and a new combi-boiler both put in 2015.
Main bedroom: (24’3 x 18) and en suite with access to garden through sliding patio door. Double glass and oak framed doors lead into bedroom. Bespoke wood panelled sliding storage in dressing/seating area and entrance to room. En suite: VITRA wall hung sink unit, VITRA toilet in en-suite. Glass walk in shower
Bedroom 2: (11’10 x 13’1) (annex room) with double glass doors out to the garden providing independent access to the house. Small bathroom and separate dressing room ( 5’10 x 5’10 ) which has flexibility to be used as a kitchenette or storage room.
Bedroom 3: ( 11’10 x 9’10) Good double bed size at front of the house which is south east facing and has a feature of original non working fire place.
Bedroom 4: ( 11’6 x 7’ 5) Oak double doors from hallway into bedroom 4. Quirky design in that it’s effectively a two- story space with a small bespoke cherry wood staircase leading up to a bright attic space (17 x 10 ) which has been used as a bedroom and the room below as a study room. Attic has 3 sections of panelling to access attic for storage. The bedroom and attic space have Velux windows.
Family bathroom: (7’3 x 7’5 ) Contemporary styled and light with bath, stand up shower and toilet. FIRED EARTH Toledo brick tiles in 3 light tones of grey and wood panelling on the walls, MARMOLEUM flooring and Velux window.
Hallway: open and spacious with wood panelled sliding storage for coats, shoes, bags and household equipment etc.
Family TV room: (11’6 x 11’6 ) Accessed through double glass and oak framed doors from main living area which can be opened up to create a larger socialising area.
Main living space: (22’2 x 32 ) Dining/living/Kitchen area-Fantastic large, open and light living space which opens out onto a decked front terrace area overlooking farming fields. Brushed steel floor sockets and a CHESNEY’S wood burner with steel flume situated in seating area.
Kitchen -Bespoke kitchen made by a local Suffolk carpenter using cherry wood to create unique features built into the kitchen units (painted in The Little Green Paint -French Grey) such as coffee machine unit, cherry wood shelving unit built into main island, unique fitted wine rack and herb/spice storage. Three large industrial ORIGINAL BTC ‘phane’ ceiling lights suspended over the split-level island which has a cherry wood bar surface enabling 4 people to sit comfortably at the end of the island. Cherry wood and aluminium back light running across the rear worktop wall provide warm, atmospheric and stylish lighting. Stainless steel plug sockets and FIRED EARTH metro tiles in light grey provide the backdrop to the rear wall. Granite composite work tops.
AMBASSADE double range cooker (in turquoise) with induction hob built into back units and large fitted BOSCH brushed steel fridge freezer. MIELE dishwasher, MIELE compact oven. Double FRANKE butler sink with LEFROY BROOKS mixer taps and FRANKE stainless steel single sink built into island with BULTHAUP kitchen tap. There is access from the kitchen to the back of the garden through a mainly glass and aluminium door which is where a washing line unit is fixed to the rear garden wall.
Externally, the house is rendered and compliments the thermowood cladding on either side of the original bungalow.
The mature garden offers a variety of spaces to enjoy, with a useful south east facing front decked terrace area providing a lovely informal space for drinks, food and accessing the main area of the house. On the front lawn there is a little summer house which has its own electricity and a fixed CORNILLEAU outdoor table tennis table, at the back of the house is a bike shed and a decked area to keep kayaks. The garden wraps around the house taking you to a more private area to access the main bedroom and annex bedroom.
Parking for up to 3 cars
A smart meter has just been installed in the property
Elmhurst is 5 minutes by car to :
Manningtree train station (12 min bike ride or
35 min walk -55 minutes train directly into London ), Kayaking , river swimming and walking across Flatford over to Dedham, 5 minute walk into woodlands at the front and back of the house and the centre of East Bergholt village. There is an ‘outstanding’ sixth form college -Suffolk One, a short bus ride away, with a school bus service running a pick up opposite the house to East Bergholt High School ( 5 minutes ) and in the other direction a bus service running to The Royal Hospital School (15 minutes).
A new farm shop , community hub and cafe has also been approved planning and will be opening in 2021 - a 10 mins walk away from house along with a new riverside glamping and kayaking centre also just down the road ( opening 2021) There is a great children’s centre also in the village of East Bergholt next to the primary school .
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