With distant views to the River Stour and an unrestricted vantage over the local protected park, Parkside House enjoys a privileged position. With an abundance of formal and informal living spaces, as well as its easy reach to Manningtree and Mistley Railway stations; both offering links to London Liverpool Street, this detached Georgian style property would make a fantastic family home. Read more
With distant views to the River Stour and an unrestricted vantage over the local protected park, Parkside House enjoys a privileged position. With an abundance of formal and informal living spaces, as well as its easy reach to Manningtree and Mistley Railway stations; both offering links to London Liverpool Street, this detached Georgian style property would make a fantastic family home.
THEPROPERTY Parkside House is an elegantly appointed four bedroom detached modern home, built almost twenty years ago. The design is based on the Georgian façade and offers contemporary living throughout. The current owners have added a wonderful extension to the side which really opens up the living accommodation and links the kitchen to the family room. There are three further reception rooms on this floor.
On the first floor is the family bathroom and four bedrooms, the master benefitting from a personal en-suite.
Externally the rear garden is set within two elements, the first a great area to sit in the morning sunshine and the second is predominantly laid to lawn enclosed by a walled garden.
A driveway provides off road parking for up to three vehicles and leads to a detached double garage with power and light connected and up and over door.
SELLERSINSIGHT "We were planning to move over to North Essex from Oxfordshire, so were driving around the area when we stumbled across Parkside House quite by accident," say the current owners of this elegantly appointed four bedroom detached house. "The house itself is so pretty, built in yellow brick, and though it was brand new when we bought it, possessed plenty of character. Designed to embody the charm of Georgian architecture, the house has period-style features such as sash windows and picture rails, all finished to the highest of modern standards throughout. We have since extended the property to open up the side of the house, creating a sociable open plan family room and lovely kitchen which are perfectly suited to an easy lifestyle." "The location of the property was also extremely attractive to us," say the owners, "being opposite a park, with views of the estuary behind. Having two small children, we were excited about living in such a family-friendly area, with fantastic schools nearby. The area is very picturesque, with an animal sanctuary and pretty church just along the road. We always say that this place is a little gem on the North Essex-South Suffolk border."
The garden too is an attractive feature of Parkside House, having been landscaped by the owners in conjunction with the extension of the house. "We have put a lot of love and care into the garden," they say, "and it has grown up and matured with our family, from the mature wisteria climber, to the beech hedge running across the front of the house. We have landscaped the space to the rear of the house with steps between multiple levels, the lower patio being ideal for entertaining, while walls made from reclaimed brick enclose the garden to provide both beauty and privacy. Being on a corner plot, we are not at all overlooked."
"Having brought up our three children at Parkside House, we have many happy memories of our time here and shall be sad to move on. We truly hope that the next family gets as much enjoyment out of this place as we have."
"I love the family room next to the kitchen area in the extended part of the house, which feels very open and spacious. With four skylight windows, it is light and airy in Summer, while the log burner makes it cosy in Winter, too."
"The multi-level landscaped garden with its patio seating areas is ideal for family barbecues and parties, whether sitting in the sun in the far corner, or in the shade of the protected Sycamore tree."
"The park opposite the house was a Welcome Home field, laid in trust to servicemen and women from the 1st and 2nd World Wars, so will never be built upon. Therefore, the beautiful views from the front of our house will never change."
LOCATION Parkside House is conveniently located in the village of Mistley which is just 10 miles from the bustling town of Colchester. Within the village are renowned eateries such as The Mistley Thorn, The Red Lion and Lucca. There are many attractions within easy reach, Dedham Vale is short drive and considered an Area Of Outstanding Beauty (AONB). Flatford Mill and Alton Water are also nearby.
Ideal for the commuter - Manningtree Railway Station is approximately 1.4 miles from here and offers train links to London Liverpool Street in around 1 hour. Mistley Railway Station is 0.7 miles away and equally offer links to the city.
Property at a glance
En-Suite To Master Bedroom
Extended Living Accommodation
Lounge & Separate Dining Room
Cloakroom & Family Bathroom
Stunning Family Room
Enclosed Walled Garden
Double Garage & Driveway
Easy Access to Manningtree & Mistley Railway Station