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Modern 4 bed Detached property

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Listed May 18, 2024

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" Part of our Signature collection, a substantial recently built energy efficient 4 bedroom detached house with views over its own grounds of just over 10 acres towards the Pyefleet channel with extensive outbuildings including stabling and a barn with permitted development for a 2 bedroom detached dwelling.

The property is approximately 3 years old with accommodation over three floors with flexibility that the first floor sitting room could be used as a principal bedroom suite. The land has been set up for equestrian use with paddocks and menage centred round a purpose built stable block. Also within the grounds is a large manmade lake. The chicken barn is now redundant and has permitted development for a large 2 bedroom dwelling, whilst at the front of the site is ample parking and a small shop that previously was used for the egg sales.

Ashlyn blends modern contemporary living with high quality interiors and has created a stunning highly energy efficient home with zoned underfloor heating from an air source heat pump. A wide entrance door opens to a large reception hall with exposed farmhouse brick walls and two oak and glass staircases leading to the first floor. Beneath one is a cloakroom with automatic light and the other storage with fuse board and manifolds for the heating. At the front are two reception rooms with a study and family room, whilst at the rear is the fantastic kitchen dining living space.

This room has porcelain tiled flooring and 4 sets of bi fold doors leading to the outside. The Davenport kitchen is beautifully appointed with quartz worksurfaces around the butlers sink with pull out bins and integral dishwasher. A bank of cupboards flow along one wall with a pull out pantry, lighted shelved storage with pull out draws, recess with Fisher and Paykel fridge freezer and a hidden set of doors to the utility room. A curved island is topped with granite with glass breakfast bar and has a preparation bowl with quooker tap. Beneath is storage and a wine cooler whilst at the end is a walnut circular block with further storage beneath. A 7 ring Smeg range with extraction above completes the cooking area. The utility has quartz worksurfaces with butler sink and spray tap with tall cupboards with space and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. A door leads outside.

The first floor vaulted landing is 16 high and has karndean flooring and exposed brickwork with further oak and glass staircase leading up to the second floor. Along the back of the house is a large sitting room with exposed brickwork at one end and a wood burning stove. At the other end of the room is two sets of bi folds leading out on to a balcony enjoying fine views. At one end is a step up to an enclosed terrace. The sitting room could equally be split and become further bedrooms if required. There are two double bedrooms on this level with the larger having an en suite shower room whilst there is a separate bathroom with shower.

The second floor has two further bedroom suites almost identical both with commanding views over the land of Ashlyn to the Pyefleet channel. Both rooms have a dressing area with range of open wardrobes and shelving with one of the rooms having a Juliet balcony and ensuite shower room, whilst the other has an en suite bathroom with a slipper bath and separate shower.

Ashlyn occupies a large frontage to East Mersea Road with a mix of hedging and post and rail fencing. There is ample parking to the front including outside the house and shop. The house has an enclosed area with fencing and gates leading out. At the rear of this is a plant room for the air sourced heat pump with water tanks and also houses a shower room with shower, wash basin and toilet. A gated entrance leads round to the rear with a concrete drive passing 3 post and rail paddocks with water laid on. There is also a small pony paddock. A large concrete courtyard stands in front of the stable block with 4 indoor stables with water connected. Also within the building is a large storage area, a tack room and kitchen. Alongside is the floodlit menage approximately 40m x 20m with professional drainage. The track continues passing a large open barn 65 x 22 with solar panels generating electricity. The muck heap has a concrete base and railway sleeper sides. Beyond this is the chicken barn which has permitted development for a 2 bedroom detached dwelling of approximately 1400 sq ft. There is also a large area of rough grass that has been used as a dog training area in the past. Drainage ditches run along the side boundaries and there is also further drainage on site that flows down to a large manmade lake in the far corner. In total the grounds extend to just over 10 acres.


Ashlyn is found on Mersea Island along the road that runs to East Mersea. The area has a wonderful supportive community and has a number of holiday parks and tourism that visit the Country Park and beaches. West Mersea is serves by excellent facilities with numerous specialist shops and a Co op supermarket and Tesco Express. There is a primary school with wider educational facilities in Colchester. Mersea is very much geared up for the outdoor way of life and with recreational fields. The Anchorage end of the island is where the sailing clubs are based and has a vibrant social life including the Regatta week that takes place in August. Wider facilities are found in Colchester with a wider variety of shops in the city centre and retail parks including most national supermarkets. Colchester also has a mainline railway station with services to London Liverpool Street in under the hour.


Postcode CO5 8SL Over The Strood fork left towards East Mersea and the house will be found on the left hand side after the turning to Dawes Lane.

Important Information

Services Mains electricity and water are connected whilst there is a calor gas tank on site and a Klargester treatment plant.
Council Tax band D
EPC rating A
Tenure Freehold "

Property Location

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Nearby Schools
Mersea Island School
Langenhoe Community Primary School and Pre-School
Fingringhoe Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Brightlingsea Primary School and Nursery
Colne Community School and College (Secondary and 16 to 19 Provision)
Nearby Stations
Wivenhoe Station
Alresford Station
Hythe (Essex) Station
Colchester Town Station
Great Bentley Station
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Road view

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