- Substantial detached village house
- Stunning period features throughout
- Three reception rooms
- Open fireplaces and wood burning stove
- Impressive attention to decorative detail
- Four bedrooms
- Further scope for enlargement(stp)
- Delightful and extensive South facing gardens of about 0.45 acres(sts)
The formal reception rooms are situated to the front elevation of the property with the sitting room having an attractive red brick fireplace with detailed wooden surround and a slate hearth, exposed floorboards and sash windows. The dining room has an attractive fireplace with steel surround and stone hearth, exposed timbers on display and a sash window. A panelled door from the reception hall accesses the cloakroom which has panelling to dado height and a matching white suite.
A panelled and glazed door leads to the rear of the property where there is a stunning semi-open plan snug/family room and kitchen/breakfast room. The family room/snug has delightful original floorboards and a red brick fireplace with tiled hearth and white inset multi-fuel stove. There is attractive lathe and studwork on display which is set behind a large glass panel. A square arch accesses the kitchen/breakfast room which has exposed floorboards, ceiling timbers and a range of floor and wall mounted units and single drainer sink. Both these rooms take in delightful views across the gardens and rolling Essex countryside. A glazed and panelled door accesses the terrace and grounds making it ideal for large scale family entertaining.
The property benefits from two cellars on either end of the house, one of which is used as a storeroom and the other is fully tiled and houses the oil fired boiler and is used as a utility room.
The first floor is equally charming and has a large landing with sash window giving village roofline views. There are four well proportioned bedrooms, one to the front elevation and three to the rear, with the bedrooms at the rear benefiting from the extensive views across the grounds and open countryside. The bedrooms are served by a generously proportioned fully tiled family bathroom with matching white suite.
The property is approached via a drive providing parking and accesses the attached garage which has an electric roller door. There are attractive raised brick planters to the front elevation of the property between which is a wrought iron gate giving access to the front door.
Rear access is afforded on both sides of the property via a path and personal door to the rear of the garage.
The rear gardens are an absolute delight and benefit from a Southerly aspect enabling them to take advantage of the all day sun. There are steps leading from the kitchen/breakfast room to a large terrace which is flanked by planters and screening to provide privacy. Beyond this are extensive expanses of lawn with densely stocked herbaceous borders that provide year round interest. There are a number of impressive specimen trees that include a magnolia, cherry, plum and walnut tree. A pretty arbour distinctly segregates the garden beyond which are further expanses of lawn and a variety of fruit trees at the bottom of the garden to include apple and pear. From the rear of the garden wonderful views can be taken over rolling pasture.
The current owners have carried out extensive works to the property and have used only the finest materials available. Of note are the 'Jim Lawrence' light switches and fittings and the attractive decor throughout.
The first floor has been partially refurbished and there are drawings in place to re-locate the bathroom to make a more practical layout. The spacious loft could also be converted (subject to planning)
SITTING ROOM 13' 1" x 12' 7" (4.00m x 3.85m)
DINING ROOM 12' 7" x 10' 5" (3.85m x 3.20m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST/FAMILY ROOM 31' 0" x 12' 7" (9.45m x 3.85m)
CELLAR 11' 5" x 10' 11" (3.50m x 3.35m)
BEDROOM 1 12' 7" x 10' 4" (3.85m x 3.15m)
BEDROOM 2 12' 7" x 10' 5" (3.85m x 3.20m)
BEDROOM 3 12' 7" x 10' 5" (3.85m x 3.20m)
BEDROOM 4 9' 0" x 8' 4" (2.75m x 2.55m)
FAMILY BATHROOM 12' 7" x 10' 5" (3.85m x 3.20m)
OUTBUILDING/UTILITY ROOM 8' 0" x 7' 10" (2.45m x 2.40m)
GARAGE 18' 8" x 9' 4" (5.70m x 2.85m)