An exceptional family house with generous accommodation, a swimming pool & tennis court set in about 2.2 acres within an easy cycle or walk of Colchester station.
Hill House is an ideal family home with superb entertaining space both inside and out. Situated within an easy cycle or walk of Colchester station. The property was built in 1952 after the original house on the site was destroyed by a stray German bomb during the Second World War. The present owners have undertaken an extensive programme of improvements including renewing and rerouting the water pipes, new kitchen, bathrooms and the addition of the conservatory. The gardens have also been transformed to create a wonderful display of year round colour following extensive planting. The drawing room and sitting room both face south overlooking the gardens each with window seats and log burners whilst the well-proportioned dining room has an attractive oak floor. The outstanding kitchen/breakfast room provides the focal point of the house, installed by
Knights Country Kitchens it is very well-equipped with a 3 oven gas fired ‘Aga’ with electric companion oven and gas hob, ‘Bosch’ microwave oven/grill, 2 built in fridges and freezers, extensive granite worksurfaces and a walk-in pantry. The conservatory flows off the kitchen/breakfast room with double doors out to the garden. The spacious first floor comprises a master suite with a range of built in ‘Strachan’ units and walk-in wardrobe, two double bedrooms each with an ensuite, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The gardens and grounds of Hill House are a special feature having been landscaped and extensively replanted by the present owners and divided into sections. Numerous specimen trees surround the two ponds including a Catalpa, Fuji Cherry, Robinia, Liquidamber, Gingko and a Tulip Tree. The orchard is extensively planted with several varieties of cooking and eating apple, plum and quince whilst the two pergolas are clad in honeysuckle and roses. There are both red and green grapevines in the lovely Victorian greenhouse and the fruit cage has established raspberry, blueberry, blackcurrant and redcurrant bushes. In addition to the formal gardens there is a lawn tennis court with a row of weeping pears along the side and a superb tiled heated swimming pool. The pool house has a full kitchen with space for a washing machine and dishwasher, two changing rooms, a shower room and two pairs of sliding glazed doors out to the pool terrace.