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Hunt Roche Thorpe Bay
170 The Broadway
Thorpe Bay

01702 588599

Victor Gardens, Hockley, SS5 4DY

Offers Over £1,150,000 - Sold
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Key Features:

  • Equestrian
  • Swimming Pool


A beautifully appointed Farmhouse style single storey family home with spectacular equestrian facilities on a plot approaching four acres. Features include a superb vaulted family room, a heated swimming pool and a detached leisure/guest lodge.
A panelled oak entrance door with glazed insert leads into:

Entrance Lobby
Double-glazed leadlight windows to both sides, radiator, oak parquet flooring, two wall light points, vaulted ceiling, flat headed opening leads through in open plan style to:

Sitting/Dining Room (6.86m x 4.88m)
(maximum measurement) A delightful dual aspect room with four double-glazed leadlight windows to front and double-glazed leadlight window to rear overlooking the landscaped gardens. Three old-school style radiators, cast iron log burner on stone hearth with exposed flue, television aerial point, oak parquet flooring, smooth plastered ceiling with recessed LED lighting, Suffolk latched doors leading through to the master bedroom suite, guest bedroom and an impressive:

Inner Hallway
An 'L-shaped' reception hallway with old-school style radiator, border edged tiled flooring with its own underfloor heating, smooth plastered ceiling with recessed LED lighting, Suffolk latched doors lead off to bedrooms three and four, a pair of leadlight glazed oak doors and a further single glazed oak door lead into the vaulted family room. Finally, the inner hallway leads through in 'open-plan' style to the farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room.

Family Room (6.1m x 5.49m)
A spectacular, vaulted, octagonal room with double glazed oak windows to five aspects, central French doors lead onto the landscaped gardens (with glazed gable end to the vaulted ceiling above), solid French oak floor, feature Stock Brick fireplace with cast iron log burner on stone hearth with open flue and oak bressimer, lipped skirting, television aerial point, bespoke shelving units, exposed oak beams, two wall light points, smooth plastered vaulted ceiling.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (8.38m x 4.4m)
An impressive dual aspect Farmhouse style Kitchen/Breakfast Room with double-glazed bi-folding doors giving access to the side and rear terrace; overlooking the heated swimming pool, double-glazed leadlight French doors with matching full-height side panels to the side and double-glazed leadlight window to side. The kitchen has been professionally planned and fitted with a comprehensive range of base and pelmeted eye level, hand-painted 'in-frame' cabinets under solid granite working surfaces with matching splashbacks and sill. The cabinets include double Butler sink, shaped corner units, matching dresser cabinet with lattice covered spice shelving and plate rack. The integrated appliances include larder fridge, dishwasher and microwave oven with space for Range style cooker in Manor House Mantel surround with metro tiled full-height splashbacks, oak bressimer, recessed LED lighting and external vented extractor. 'Amtico' French oak flooring, two vertical contemporary old-school radiators, further radiator, space for American-style fridge-freezer, smooth plastered ceiling with recessed LED lighting, access to insulated roof space. A Suffolk latched door leads through to:

Utility/Laundry Room
Obscure multi-pane glazed door gives access to a Boot Room and obscured double-glazed leadlight window to side. Fitted with a range of cream base and eye level cabinets with matching double-fronted full height cupboard housing 'Worcester' gas boiler serving domestic hot water and central heating system. Space, plumbing and drainage for automatic washing machine and further appliance, smooth plastered ceiling, door through to:

Wall-mounted trip switch box, fitted with a two-piece suite comprising WC and suspended wash hand basin with tiled splashback.

Boot Room
Obscure glazed multi-pane door gives side access to secondary driveway, cloaks hanging space, courtesy light, Perspex 'reflectorlite' roof.

Principal Bedroom Suite

Principal Bedroom (4.93m x 3.76m)
A dual aspect room with double-glazed lead light windows to front and rear, twin old-school style radiators, feature part-vaulted ceiling with recessed LED lighting and exposed studwork. Leads through in 'open-plan' style to:

Dressing Room (3.15m x 3.05m)
Double-glazed leadlight windows to front, old-school style radiator, bespoke range of fitted bedroom furniture in oak comprising of one double and two single full-height wardrobe cupboards with hanging and shelved storage space and two matching drawer stacks. Access to roof space, smooth plastered ceiling with recessed LED lights, Suffolk latched door leads into:

En Suite Shower
Obscure double-glazed leadlight window to rear, old-school style heated towel rail, slate effect tiled floor, fitted with three-piece suite comprising frameless glass walk-in shower with handheld and rainwater shower fittings, close-coupled WC and Regency style pedestal wash hand basin. Ceramic tiling to walls with inset feature and border tiles, wall-mounted electric fan heater, extractor fan, smooth plaster part-vaulted ceiling with recessed LED lighting.

Bedroom Two (3.05m x 2.95m)
Double-glazed leadlight window to front, radiator, range of fitted bedroom furniture comprising two double full-height wardrobe cupboards, angled dresser unit with drawer stack, overhead cabinets and matching single bed with storage beneath. Smooth plastered ceiling.

Bedroom Three (3.78m x 2.95m.)
Two double-glazed leadlight windows to front, radiator, range of bespoke fitted bedroom furniture in oak comprising of three double full-height wardrobe cupboards with angled corner cupboard and hanging and shelf storage space with matching pelmets, smooth plastered ceiling.

Bedroom Four (3.89m x 3.12m)
Double-glazed leadlight window to side, radiator, full-height mirror-fronted 'sliderobe' storage cupboard (currently shelved), smooth plastered ceiling.

Victoriana Bathroom
Obscure double glazed leadlight window to side. Fitted with a three-piece suite comprising rolled-edge freestanding slipper bath with chrome telephone mixer-tap and shower attachment & independent rainwater shower above, Regency style pedestal wash hand basin and low flush WC. Old school radiator style heated towel rail, tiled floor, ceramic tiling to half height with inset feature and border tiles, smooth plastered ceiling with recessed LED lights, drop light switch.


The Gardens
The first section of landscaped gardens commence from the family room and kitchen/breakfast room with a chequered reclaimed brick paviour terrace that extends to a stone paved terrace leading up to the Pool Terrace. A working, brick lines dug water well, extensive planted flower and shrub beds. A separate enclosed vegetable garden with timber retained raised beds.

Pool Terrace
The extensive pool terrace provides an ideal al-frescao entertaining area (with nearby access to the main house kitchen and shower/WC facilities in The Lodge). There is a raised decked area with a thatched dining Rondavel and a screening stock brick wall to the north and west boundaries. Access to Plant Room with boiler, pump and filtration equipment. Brick built barbecue.

Heated Swimming Pool
The concrete, lined, heated swimming pool has a motorised Aquatrek cover, pool lighting and an adjacent fitted water slide. Roman corner steps, depth graduating from 3’ 6” to 8’ maximum.

The Lodge (5.7m x 5.38m)
A beautifully appointed and recently modernised outbuilding - currently utilised as a guest suite but also suitable as a games room or home bar. UPVC double glazed French doors lead onto the pool terrace, oak effect flooring, access to:

En Suite Shower
Double glazed Velux skylight window to side, fitted with a three piece suite comprising of independent shower cubicle, wash hand basin and close couple WC.

The Equestrian Facilities
Include an extensive, enclosed sand and silica surfaced manege, an electric horse walker, a storm shelter and a horse shower in the principal stable block. Various outbuildings and domestic offices include a roadside hay barn (for ease of delivery). There is in excess of three acres of fenced grazing land. Our clients purchased two acres of additional grazing some years ago (included in the circa 4 acres) - with gated rear access to an adjacent road.

Principal Stable Block
Of traditional construction, in keeping with the main residence - under a clay tiled roof with double glazed leadlight windows to the front. clay tiled roof, leadlight double-glazed windows, part glazed door. There is a horse shower, three stalls, tack room, kitchenette area and access to a cloakroom/WC. Agents Note; There may be potential for conversion into a detached annexe (STPC)

Second Stable Block
Traditional timber stables with two stalls, power and water.

Hay Barn
Located adjacent to the roadway - for ease of delivery, with an adjacent twin loose box.

Frontage & Parking
An extensive gated private driveway to the front of the property has parking for several vehicles. There is a secondary gated private driveway to the side of the property with parking for one vehicle (and access to the boot room). There is a further gated parking space for a Horse Box or Motorhome to the rear of the landscaped garden area.