Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex

An impeccably presented attached period cottage overlooking the village bowls club within walking distance of the amenities offering delightful accommodation of a versatile and characterful nature. Impressive private South and West facing gardens, detached studio/office and off road parking.

  • Immaculate attached unlisted period cottage
  • Quiet location in sought after village
  • Two reception rooms with wood burning stoves and French doors to the garden
  • Impressive kitchen breakfast room
  • Three bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms
  • Stunning first floor balcony with impressive views
  • Detached studio/office
  • Charming private gardens
This delightful period property believed to date from the Victorian era, enjoys an especially tranquil location on the edge of the village.

The property has been exceptionally well cared for by the current owners and it has been thoughtfully and cleverly extended to provide a home of considerable charm and character that combines modern practicality. Of note is the impressive kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a range of shaker style floor and wall mounted units with corian work surfaces and a Belfast sink, a 'Rangemaster' cooker with extractor hood above, attractive Italian porcelain tiling to the floor, exposed stud work to the ceiling and a large storage cupboard. The kitchen/breakfast room has large French doors opening to a South and West facing terrace. The formal dining area is accessed directly from the kitchen/breakfast room via open stud work and this room has stripped pine floorboards, an attractive red brick fireplace with inset wood burning stove and French doors leading to the rear garden. A square oak arch accesses the delightful sitting room with solid oak flooring, a wood burning stove set upon a slate hearth and a glazed door to the rear garden.

The remainder of the ground floor comprises a spacious lobby/utility room which is extensively fitted with extensive storage facilities, oak work surfaces and underfloor heating. A ledge and board door leads to a lavishly appointed shower room with oversized shower cubicle, circular wash hand basin upon a vanity unit and matching white suite. This room is fully tiled and benefits from underfloor heating.

The first floor is equally charming and has an impressive master suite which is housed in a new extension and has a fully vaulted ceiling with exposed oak work on display and French doors lead to a large balcony with glazed perimeter which has a South and West facing aspect enabling it to take advantage of the afternoon and evening sun. Spectacular views can be had from the balcony toward the Colne Valley. The master suite has attractive exposed floorboards and a ledge and board door leads to an impressive en-suite bathroom which benefits from full marble tiling, a free standing claw foot bath and matching white suite.

The remainder of the first floor comprises two well proportioned bedrooms, one of which has oak flooring and built-in wardrobes and these are both served by a well appointed bath/shower room.

The property is approached via an extensive parking area which is flanked by an attractive raised brick herbaceous border providing year round interest.

Two security gates give access to the partly walled garden which is distinctly segregated into two areas, the first of which benefits from a South-Westerly aspect and is fully enclosed providing a high degree of privacy and security. There are large shingled areas providing low maintenance entertaining areas which are segregated by large raised brick planters which have pergolas and climbing plants providing screening and shade. There is a purpose built barbeque area with an oak frame and pitch slate roof providing all weather entertaining space and there is an extensive terrace directly accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room. The South and West facing garden provides a perfect family entertaining environment and has colour and interest all year round.

To the rear of the property is a more formal garden which can be accessed via French doors from the dining and sitting room and this comprises a large terrace immediately to the rear of the aforementioned rooms beyond which is an immaculately maintained area of lawn flanked by densely stocked raised brick planters. To the rear of the garden are two large raised vegetable beds and a purpose built secure storage shed.


SITTING ROOM 17' 4" x 9' 0" (5.30m x 2.75m)

DINING ROOM 14' 11" x 10' 11" (4.55m x 3.35m)

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 10' 11" x 7' 6" (3.35m x 2.30m)

UTILITY ROOM/LOBBY 8' 10" x 8' 2" (2.70m x 2.50m)

SHOWER ROOM 8' 2" x 6' 10" (2.50m x 2.10m)

FIRST FLOOR

MASTER BEDROOM 15' 8" x 9' 8" (4.80m x 2.95m)

BALCONY 9' 10" x 9' 8" (3.00m x 2.95m)

EN-SUITE BATHROOM 9' 8" x 5' 2" (2.95m x 1.60m)

BEDROOM 2 10' 2" x 8' 10" (3.10m x 2.70m)

BEDROOM 3 8' 2" x 7' 6" (2.50m x 2.30m)

FAMILY BATHROOM 8' 2" x 7' 8" (2.50m x 2.35m)

DETACHED STUDIO/OFFICE 12' 3" x 9' 10" (3.75m x 3.00m)

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