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5 bed country house for sale

£990,000 Guide price

Ipswich Road, Dedham, Colchester, Essex CO7

5 bed country house for sale 5 2 2
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Property features

  • Family home with boarding kennels
  • Two reception rooms
  • Five bedrooms
  • Conservatory
  • Boarding kennels and cattery
  • Gardens and eight secure paddocks

Property description

Rare opportunity to acquire a substantial property comprising a five bedroomed family home and established kennels and cattery business, located on the outskirts of Dedham, on a plot of approximately 2.38 acres (sts).

Commanding an ideal location on the outskirts of Dedham, with excellent transport links for both family and customers, this outstanding property is set in grounds in excess of 2.38 acres (sts), divided between private house and gardens and the thriving kennels / cattery.
The family home is set back from the road, behind a brick retaining wall and approached via a gravel driveway, which provides both access to the house and detached garage - providing off-road parking for several vehicles.
Once inside, the house offers original features and an historic ambience, whilst providing spacious accommodation fit for a 21st century family's needs.
The sitting room in particular benefits from rich tones, with exposed timbers and inglenook fireplace - complete with wood burner, adding further warmth and a cosy atmosphere during the cooler months.
The dual aspect living room offers a different feel; with light pouring in through the windows, rich wide floorboards, and an area ideal for use as a study space.
At the heart of the house, the beautifully appointed kitchen creates a central hub, with the dining / family room and conservatory leading off from here. The kitchen itself is presented in ivory Shaker style and offers plenty of room for food preparation.
The dining / family room has wide, patio doors which lead directly onto the patio and gardens beyond.
A utility room ensures all laundry paraphernalia is kept out of the way of the main household.
A cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor, the principal bedroom benefits from its own ensuite bathroom, while the remaining four bedrooms share use of the bathroom and shower room.
Outside, the private gardens are mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with mature shrubs and trees.
Blackbrook Kennels, Cattery and Grooming is an established business, with a kennels being situated in this location for over 50 years. The site offers the units themselves in addition to an office, kennel kitchen, laundry and grooming parlour. Additionally, there are eight secure paddocks and plenty of customer parking - separate from the private residence. The owner currently has a licence to board 125 dogs and 30 cats, with an annual turnover of £110,000 per annum.<br /><br />

Entrance Porch

Entrance door.

Sitting Room (4.42m x 3.84m (14' 6" x 12' 7"))

Dual aspect room with windows - with shutters - to front and side. Inglenook brick fireplace with bressummer beam and inset wood burner. Stairs to first floor. Exposed timbers. Strip wood floor. Understairs cupboard.

Kitchen (4.8m x 3.56m (15' 9" x 11' 8"))

Matching wall and base units. Built-in Bosch double electric oven. Inset Bosch ceramic hob with extractor over. Integrated microwave. Butler sink with mixer-tap. Integrated dishwasher. Composite worktop with bevelled drainer. Breakfast bar seating. Exposed timbers. Tiled floor. Open to conservatory and dining room.

Dining / Family Room (5.6m x 5.23m (18' 4" x 17' 2"))

Window to side aspect. Double sliding doors, flanked by windows, to rear aspect. Radiator. Tiled floor.

Conservatory (4.37m x 3.86m (14' 4" x 12' 8"))

Windows to three sides. Built-in cupboards. Double doors to rear. Wall-mounted electric heater. Tiled floor.

Living Room (6.6m x 4.34m (21' 8" x 14' 3"))

Dual aspect room with windows to front and side. Ornamental brick fireplace with bressummer beam. Strip wood floor. Exposed timbers. Two radiators.

Utility Room (4.83m x 1.83m (15' 10" x 6' 0"))

Dual aspect room with windows to rear and side. Space for washing machine. Space for tumble dryer. Space for tower fridge / freezer. Floor-standing Grant oil boiler. Radiator. Tiled floor. Door to rear.

Cloakroom (1.73m x 1.1m (5' 8" x 3' 7"))

Window, with obscured glass, to front aspect. Wash-hand basin with tiled splashback. Low-level WC. Tiled floor.

Landing (4.42m x 1m (14' 6" x 3' 3"))

Window. Wood laminate flooring and strip wood floor. Further window over stairs. Stairs to ground floor.

Bedroom (4.1m x 3.53m (13' 5" x 11' 7"))

Window to front aspect. Built-in wardrobes and storage. Radiator.

Bedroom (4.5m x 3.58m (14' 9" x 11' 9"))

Window to rear aspect. Radiator. Wood laminate flooring.

Principal Bedroom (4.7m x 3.73m (15' 5" x 12' 3"))

Window to rear aspect. Built-in wardrobes and storage. Cupboard containing hot-water cylinder. Radiator. Strip wood floor.

Ensuite (4.85m x 1.73m (15' 11" x 5' 8"))

Two windows to rear aspect. Panelled bath with shower attachment. Vanity wash-hand basin. Low-level WC. Radiator. Tiled floor.

Bedroom (3.5m x 2.44m (11' 6" x 8' 0"))

Window to rear aspect. Radiator. Wood laminate flooring.

Bedroom (2.84m x 2.74m (9' 4" x 9' 0"))

Dual aspect room with windows to side and front. Built-in cupboard. Wood laminate flooring. Loft access. Radiator.

Shower Room (1.75m x 1.63m (5' 9" x 5' 4"))

Window, with obscured glass. Shower cubicle with mains-shower. Pedestal wash-hand basin. Low-level WC. Upright electric towel radiator. Fully tiled with tiled floor. Extractor fan.

Bathroom (2.67m x 2.51m (8' 9" x 8' 3"))

Window, with obscured glass. Panelled bath with shower attachment. Shower cubicle with mains-shower. Pedestal wash-hand basin. Low-level WC. Radiator. Tiled floor.

Double Garage (5.4m x 5.2m (17' 9" x 17' 1"))

Double doors. Power and light connected. Eaves storage.


To the front of the property, the garden is retained by brick wall. Driveway to main house and separate driveway to kennels.
To the rear of the property, the garden commences with an extended patio which leads to lawn. Mature shrubs and trees. Shed.


Eight triple kennels. Eleven large double kennels. Seven large kennels. Ten small-medium kennels. Twenty-five single kennels. Seven change-over kennels. Twenty cat units. Grooming parlour. Office. Kennel Kitchen. Laundry Area. Customer parking area. There are eight secure grass paddocks.

Office (3.45m x 3.43m (11' 4" x 11' 3"))

Window to front aspect. Quarry tiled floor. Power and light connected.

Grooming Parlour (3.5m x 3.43m (11' 6" x 11' 3"))

Stable door. Window to front aspect. Hydro bath. Drying cabinet. Fully tiled.

Kennel Kitchen (4.42m x 2.2m (14' 6" x 7' 3"))

Windows to side and rear aspects. Base level units. Stainless steel sink. Quarry tiled floor. Electric consumer box.

Agents Note

We understand the current annual turnover is over £110,000.


We understand electricity and mains water are supplied to the property. Drainage via septic tank.

Mobile And Broadband Availability

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Broadband: At time of writing there is Standard, Superfast and Ultrafast broadband availability. Mobile: At time of writing there is EE, O2, Three and Vodafone mobile availability.

Property info

Floorplan(s): Flooplan

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Property value data/graphs for CO7

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £536,750 £281 3.7 £519,850
Semi-detached £342,101 £262 3.0 £295,699
Terraced £319,201 £270 2.6 £287,482
Flats £303,383 £306 2.0 £216,921

Current asking prices in CO7

Average: £507,936
Avg. current asking prices in CO7
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £153,167
Flats £179,999
- -
All £169,937

Current asking rents in CO7

Average: £1,477 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in CO7
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £901 pcm
£1,105 pcm
£1,417 pcm
£1,726 pcm
£2,061 pcm
Flats £901 pcm
£849 pcm
- - -
All £901 pcm
£1,054 pcm
£1,417 pcm
£1,726 pcm
£2,061 pcm

Fun facts for CO7

Highest value in CO7
Highest value streets Zed-Index
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Hop Meadow £1,022,932
Hadleigh Road £991,647
Highest turnover in CO7
Highest turnover streets Turnover
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Rye Close 46.2%
Oysters Reach 45.8%
Oak Tree Road 40.0%
Tokely Road 38.2%
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Monthly running costs Beta

£4,326 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 99,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 2.0
Your payment £3,776 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Home Insurance

Rebuild value up to £528,000 Contents value up to £100,000 Average insurance cost £36/mo (£428/yr)
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Gas £56 Electricity £83 Estimated energy cost £139/mo

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Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 25700 kWh/year
Electricity: 6200 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

Local authority


Estimated tax band H Council tax cost £319 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.


Supply £25 Sewerage £31 Estimated water cost £56 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

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