Ash Street, Semer IP7

Ash Street, Semer IP7

Freehold | 4 Reception Rooms | 3 Baths | Outbuildings | Secondary Accomodation | Swimming Pool

Guide price £875,000
Clock Tower 2.1 miles
Bus Station (Stand D) 2.7 miles
Bus Station (Stand A) 2.7 miles

A superb period family house with a stunning contemporary extension set in about 5.4 acres in a peaceful & picturesque hamlet. The grounds incorporate a swimming pool, stabling, studio/annexe, office, garaging, gardens & 2 paddocks.

The beautifully presented accommodation comprises: entrance loggia, dining/family room, drawing room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility/boot room, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms (1 ensuite), ensuite dressing room, studio/pool house, barn comprising office, wine room, garaging, guest suite/potential annexe. There is also a spacious parking area, 3 stables, swimming pool, garden, potager and 2 paddocks.

Ley House is a particularly surprising property which offers spacious family accommodation and about 5.4 acres in a completely tucked-away location in a very pretty hamlet surrounded by rolling countryside. Dating back to around
1835 the original brick and tiled house, which is fortuitously not listed, was significantly enhanced and extended by the current owners in 2010 to provide excellent family accommodation which is ideal for entertaining. The original part of the house incorporates a cosy sitting room with a fireplace, and a farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room plus a utility room with 3 bedrooms and a bathroom above. The wonderful extension now provides a vaulted dining/family room with a spacious adjoining drawing room which share a central woodburner. The design incorporates much full height glazing and there is a stylish loggia which provides the main everyday entrance into the dining/family room. Above, there is a wonderful master bedroom suite with a large balcony providing far reaching views across the pool, paddocks and countryside beyond. Further occasional guest accommodation/potential annexe is provided above the garage and office barn which also incorporates a temperature controlled wine room. It is essential to view Ley House internally to fully appreciate the extent of the lovely accommodation, together with its land and outbuildings.

The grounds of about 5.4 acres (2.16 ha) form an important feature. In addition, the property is located in a pretty & peaceful hamlet which is well placed for the daily amenities in Hadleigh, good schools and for commuting from either Manningtree or Colchester stations.

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Key Property Details
Property attributes
Parking available
Off Street Parking Double Garage
Additional attributes
Outbuildings Secondary Accomodation Swimming Pool Land/Paddock
Energy Efficiency Rating
Environment Impact Rating
Total Sq Ft
3,972 (369 Sq M) approx.
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