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Gorse Lane


Guide Price £500,000

4 Bedroom
*GUIDE PRICE £500,000 to £525,000*.
Constructed circa 1903, a substantially extended FOUR bedroom detached house occupying an overall plot of approximately 0.5 of an acre (subject to land survey), in need of complete modernisation but with huge potential.
The house and grounds have a semi rural feel, being close to agricultural land, but are in fact located on a Lane, just off Station Road, thus ideally located for village centre amenities.
There is lapsed outline planning permission for erection of detached bungalow adjacent Application No O/COL/05/1721, but it is important to read the agents note, in conjunction with the preceding information.
This is a unique house with large gardens, in a sought after location.

Room Details

Ground Floor (approximate room sizes only)

Entrance Hall

Under stair storage area, radiator, built in cupboard

Snug (Reception Room)

14' 7" x 13' (4.45m x 3.96m) Brick built bar, mock ceiling beams, brick fire surround, hood and hearth, radiator, windows to side and front

Sitting Room

19' 7" x 12' 1" (5.97m x 3.68m) Fireplace with fire surround and hearth, wall light points, radiator, windows to front and side, patio door to rear. The patio door opens to a small covered patio area

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

16' 11" x 8' (5.16m x 2.44m) Breakfast Area;
Work top, drawers and cupboards, wall units (including glazed units) and larder unit all forming a 'dresser'. Fitted corner unit and overhead open wall unit, door to utility room, open to kitchen and dining room, door to conservatory
10' 4" x 7' 10" (3.15m x 2.39m) Kitchen Area;
Fitted work tops, base units providing drawers and cupboards, wall units, tiled splash backs, sink top and mixer tap, built in dishwasher, ceramic hob, canopy and extractor hood, wine rack, window to rear

Dining Room

11' 7" x 7' 11" (3.53m x 2.41m) Radiator, windows to side and rear

Utility Room

9' 3" x 7' 8" (2.82m x 2.34m) plus 6' 6" x 4' 1" (1.98m x 1.24m) Fitted work tops, drawers and cupboards, wall units, larder unit, plumbing for washing machine, oil fire boiler, windows to side and front

Shower Room/WC

Shower cubicle, low level WC., hand wash basin with cupboard below, radiator, window to rear


19' 6" x 13' > 7' 11" (5.94m x 3.96m) 'L' shaped. Of brick and sealed unit double glazed construction. French doors to rear garden

First Floor

Bedroom One

13' 1" max. x 12' (3.99m x 3.66m) Fitted wardrobes to two sides, vanity top and chests of drawers, bedside chests, radiator, window to front

Bedroom Two

13' 3" x 9' 6" (4.04m x 2.90m) Fitted wardrobes, radiator, window to rear

Bedroom Three

11' 6" x 11' 2" (3.51m x 3.40m) Radiator, window to side

Bedroom Four

9' 6" x 8' 5" (2.90m x 2.57m) Fitted wardrobe, overhead cupboards, vanity top and chests of drawers, radiator, window to front


Bath with mixer tap, low level WC., hand wash basin inset to vanity top with cupboard below, built in airing cupboard, radiator, window to rear


Access to loft space, radiator, window to front, open tread stairs to ground floor


Front Garden/Driveway

Block paviour drive to garage via gates. Parking for several cars (subject to size). Front boundary retained by hedging. Side access to left hand side


Power and light connected

Side Garden/Garden Building Plot

Lawned area, pond, an abundance of flowers, shrubs and trees. Leads to large Vegetable Plot. Green house, shed and adjacent open store.
Building Plot;
Information derived from drawings; Road frontage width approx. 10m (max width 14m). Approx maximum depth 40m

Rear Garden

Patio area spanning across rear of house forming pathway and leading to sitting room via covered patio. Brick built open storage store/timber storage shed. Oil tank concealed
Pathway and brick and timber arbour leading to brick built garden refuge with open fireplace. Seating area.
Two large ponds in step to each other with ornamental shrubs.
Large lawned expanse, deep borders stocked with numerous flowers, shrubs and very impressive trees.
Further retreat, constructed of brick and overlooking the bulk of the garden. THE GARDEN IS SOUTHERLY FACING

Agents Note

Potential building plot; interested parties are advised to visit Colchester Borough Council website (planning) and review all the documents, particularly the Notice of Planning Decision and conditions/time constraints. We have been advised that the application for approval of reserved matters was never submitted.
Overall plot size is approximate and has been calculated using Promap digital mapping system. This will require verifying.
Information relating to the age of the original building has been provided in good faith however there is referrence to a date in the HMLR Office Copy Register.

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