Burrow Down has a quarter of an acre plot and is set back from the lane behind a large drive and double garage. You enter the house into a galleried reception hall from where doors radiate to the principle reception rooms and stairs ascend to the galleried first floor landing. The sitting room and dining room on one side of the hall. A central chimney is positioned between the rooms offering open fires on both side. Both rooms are well proportioned, the sitting room has double doors (south facing) and two windows (east facing) overlooking the garden offering lovely views. The dining room has a window to the front (west facing) with views over the drive. Moving back through the hall you notice a handy cloakroom with WC and hand wash basin before seeing the study and kitchen doors on the other side of the hall. The study has a window (west facing) to the front and telephone/internet points. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of base level and eye level cupboards offering plenty of storage and a work surface with ample space for food preparation. The work surface is inset with a five ring gas hob with extractor over and a double bowl sink unit with mixer tap, positioned under a window (east facing) overlooking the garden. Separate built in eye level double oven with wine storage below. Integrated dishwasher and display shelving. The room offers space for a good size table and four chairs with double doors (east facing) opening onto the garden. A further door leads into the utility room with additional worktop and storage and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a American style fried/freezer.
Upstairs the five bedrooms are all accessed from the landing. Bedrooms one and two both have en-suite facilities with the remaining bedrooms are serviced by a good size family bathroom with separate bath and shower cubicle. Bedroom one is fitted with built in storage cupboards and dressing table, a window to rear (east facing) and door through to the en-suite. The en-suite comprises separate bath and shower cubicle, his and hers sinks, bidet and WC. The second bedroom has two windows to the rear (east facing) and an en-suite with shower cubicle, wc and hand wash basin. The remaining bedrooms all have built in wardrobes. Bedroom three is double size with a window to the front (west facing) Bedroom four is a good size single room with a window to the front (west facing) and bedroom five is also a good size single with a window to the side (north facing).
Gestingthorpe is a pretty north Essex village nestled on the Essex/Suffolk border and surrounded by open countryside. The village is roughly half way between Sudbury and Halstead and offers amenities including St. Mary's Church and an award winning country pub, The Pheasant. A village hall and green which is positioned opposite Gestingthorpe Hall (previously Oval Hall) which was formally the home of the Oates family, whose most famous son, Captain Lawrence Oates, famously died in an ill-fated expedition to the South pole in the early 20th century.
The nearby town of Halstead is an attractive traditional market town straddling the River Colne on the Essex side of the border with Suffolk. The bustling High Street runs up the hill between the parish churches of St Andrews and Holy Trinity, offering a variety of independent shops and eateries together with larger supermarkets and a traditional market, held on Fridays and Saturdays. The town boasts a medical centre, dental practices, cottage hospital: schooling for all ages and a number of leisure opportunities including several playing fields and playgrounds, a leisure centre and swimming pool. Read more