- Residing in a third of an acre plot nestled serenely within the village of Tendring
- 360° Virtual Tours capturing the essence of this family home
- Beguiling three/four bedroom period cottage combining modern design and colourways
- Wonderful exposed beams and deliciously quirky character
- With a cart lodge plus extensive driveway parking and a large garden shed with double door opening for your sit on mower
- Plentiful amenities and leisure pursuits in neighbouring historic Colchester Town and Dedham Vale
- ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ Ofsted report local schools
- One for the discerning family so please don’t delay in making that call
The time has come to voyage on a journey of new beginnings and discovery where old meets new at the unique and beguiling Cherry Tree Cottage. Nestling serenely within the semi-rural village of Tendring you may just fall in love instantaneously with the pervading sense of the past combined with the achievement of modern design and colourways. Let not this tempt you alone, indoors may be a treasure trove of rustic reliquary and modern convenience but it is only half the allure of this beguiling home. For it is set in a third of an acre with pretty and pristine landscaping to the front with a Mulberry tree and the age old Cherry tree giving this property its namesake, to substantial grounds at the rear. Where you may occasionally be graced with the presence of deer walking amidst the birdsong, and then leads sequentially to neighbouring open vistas beyond.
Stepping through the fresh Farrow & Ball green front door you emerge in the sitting room where there is plenty to indulge your senses. From the wonderful exposed wall and ceiling beams to open studwork – modernistically replicating open plan design, to the cosiness of the lovely multi-fuel burner in the fireplace. You can so easily imagine yourself curled up in front of this on the sofa with a good book or watching some television. Look to the right of this and you will see a wooden door, but for now may we take you through to the kitchen. Of modern design and convenience but complimentary, and you must have noticed the beautiful wooden door you just entered through. Plus there is the clever inclusion of an open serving hatch into the breakfast/dining room, affording you fantastic views and access to the garden through its open French doors. The turning stairway in this second reception room will take you to two of the four bedrooms plus the second bathroom.
There is a lovely flow to this property. Situated to the left off the sitting room is a cosy snug or study/home office which is also accessed via a hallway. Like the aforementioned kitchen and breakfast/dining room. Leading in-turn to a separate ground floor cloakroom and adjacent bathroom. This is particularly congenial as the remaining room on this floor allows for a fourth bedroom or children’s playroom. Very handy if the little ones have been painting or have come in through the external side hallway door after fun and frolics in the garden!
Tucked up and away…
Remember the wooden door in the sitting room? If you would like to open this now and ascend the quaint tightly turning stairway. Ingeniously sequestered away this bedroom is ideal for quelling that increasingly independent teen with sublime seclusion from the rest of the house – what bliss to retreat to your own little sanctuary!
Accompany us now to ascend the other stairway. Three doors greet you at the top. On your left is your very own sumptuous dual aspect master bedroom. Open your curtains in the morning and revel in the splendour of your manicured grounds and distant scenes beyond – glowing in the reality that brought all your dreams to fruition. Then languish up to your neck in foam and perfumes in your adjacent bathroom. Oh what bliss!
Opposite is an equally dual aspect bedroom with the same lovely quirky corner architecture as the master, and this time offering rear plus side views down to your extensive, pretty patterned terrace.
The garden is the pride and joy of the present owners, providing sunny and shady seating areas for all time of the day and any day of the year. The pond area offers a haven of peace and tranquillity, it is a very special spot to sit and enjoy a chilled glass of wine while admiring a late summer sunset with the light gradually disappearing behind the silhouette of the cottage. Many evenings have been spent there by the current owners over the last 35 years, talking about their day or planning for the next. During the day the garden also offers the possibility to grow your own fruit and vegetables with a dedicated vegetable garden, along with a garden shed, and with a large grass lawn in the middle for a game of football or maybe some family croquet.
There is a timber outbuilding offering up many opportunities to indulge your interests possibly as a gym/hobbies room or more business structured as a home office/studio; thereby creating a fourth reception room. The study within the property itself could, maybe, be converted to a cosy snug or playroom for the children.
A newly built detached double garage has the convenience of an electric roller door and pedestrian door plus a loft room above. On your arrival you will also have noted the spacious driveway allowing for plenty of off-road parking.
Grounds to delight….
Wow! what a sight to behold. If any more affirmations are required to seal your decision on this beguiling cottage then this is it. Imagine the possibilities grounds of this size may offer to your imminent or established family and circle of friends. Plenty of fun and laughter will definitely abound for the discerning family choosing to live here. As well as the family pets why not keep chickens for their lovely fresh eggs! And if you are lucky you may just catch a glimpse of deer walking amidst the birdsong. Visualize the birthday parties, entertaining, and just the sheer pleasure of enjoying those precious times together as a family, allowing the children to run free and wild. And when that occasional flurry of snow descends, make snow fairies and build snowmen, young and old alike – above all create memories.