Laurel House is a handsome period property, that has been updated throughout to create a welcoming and flexible family home. With space to work from home, and enclosed gardens, the property offers beautifully presented accommodation, balancing period proportions with 21st century living.
The ground floor flows from a welcoming entrance hall into a kitchen/breakfast room and semi-open plan, spacious dual aspect family room beyond, benefitting from wood burning stove, wood floor and doors to outside. The modern kitchen features painted cabinets, solid wood countertops and a butler sink, with a traditional range oven. The generous 30ft drawing/music room, accessed from the dining room is light filled with views over the rear garden. To the other side of the kitchen is a generous sitting room with open fireplace and wooden flooring. There is also a generously sized utility room and a cloakroom completing the ground floor.
On the first floor there is a large rear aspect principal bedroom with built-in wardrobes and a spacious en suite shower room, an additional bedroom with en suite shower as well as a third bedroom and a family bathroom.
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
Council Tax: Band D
Positioned less than half a mile from the centre of the popular village of Nayland, Laurel House is located within the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and enjoys unspoilt natural spaces on its doorstep, while the River Stour, which runs through the village, also offers attractive leisure options. Nayland itself benefits from a village shop, butcher, post office and riverside pub. Local schooling is at Littlegarth 2 miles away, Holmwood House and St Mary's schools are both in Colchester. The latter historic town, just 7 miles away, offers a wealth of shopping, dining and leisure options, while its mainline station provides direct links to central London in under an hour.
Nayland 0.4 miles, A12 (Junction 30) 5.7 miles, Colchester 6.3 miles (mainline station; trains to London Liverpool Street in 49 minutes), Dedham 7 miles, Ipswich 15.8 miles
The property benefits from a gravel driveway providing ample off-street parking and access to the integrated garage. At the rear of the property, a spacious terrace, facing south west, offers the ideal spot for al fresco entertaining and relaxation. A further area at the bottom of the garden provides a second outdoor dining space, with a vine-covered trellis offering some shade. The attractive garden is mostly laid to lawn with some established planting in beds around the periphery, while an original brick wall, along with a hand-woven fence, offer privacy. There is also a large shed providing additional storage or hobby space.