Detached House   4 bedroom(s)   3 bathroom(s)   3 reception room(s)
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Applegate is a stunning family home enjoying a superb setting on the periphery of this well regarded North Essex village. The current owners have completely refurbished the property and it has been thoughtfully extended and now provides fantastic family accommodation which combines a high degree of practicality and versatility.
Of particular note is the vaulted and galleried reception hall which creates a vast space flooded with light and it has pamment flooring and a beautiful Elm staircase rising to the first floor.
A square arch accesses the impressive kitchen/breakfast/family room which has been exquisitely fitted by 'John Lewis of Hungerford' with painted units and solid oak work tops which are complemented by a substantial island unit with breakfast bar, storage underneath, red 'Rangemaster' cooker and blue 'Rayburn' cooking range. The kitchen benefits from French doors which directly access the West facing sandstone terrace which makes the house perfect for large scale family entertaining. A square arch leads to a cosy snug which benefits from bespoke bookcases and cupboards.
The principal reception rooms are of a semi-open plan nature and have solid oak flooring with a wood burning stove set on a brick hearth. These rooms benefit from three sets of French doors, two of which lead to the garden and have stunning views whilst the other opens to the large entertaining terrace.
A study provides quiet office space situated to the front elevation of the property and further versatility is added by a large guest bedroom with a dual aspect which is situated directly opposite a lavishly appointed and fully tiled shower room benefiting from an oversized shower cubicle.
Adjacent to this is a well-appointed utility room which has a door to the outside and another through to the reception hall and this is fitted with bespoke units and solid oak work tops.
The remainder of the ground floor comprises a large pantry which is directly accessed from the kitchen with bespoke shelving and cupboards. The boot room is fitted with attractively painted handmade units with solid oak worktops, a stable door to the garden and attractive herringbone brickwork to the floor. An oak door leads to a cloakroom and a square arch gives access via a door to the integral double garage.
Stairs then rise to the impressive studio/games room which is situated above the garage and this room has stunning uninterrupted views through a large picture window to the grounds and countryside beyond. This room provides a high degree of versatility and could readily be used as a further office if required making it ideal for those who wish to work from home.
The first floor is equally impressive with a stunning vaulted and galleried landing with Velux roof light and a further window giving fine views to the terrace and grounds beyond.
The master bedroom is of an impressive size and has a large walk-in wardrobe and French doors accessing a Juliet balcony enabling it to take advantage of the views. A six panelled door leads to a well-appointed en-suite shower room which benefits from a range of storage space and has an oval sink set on an elm plinth. There are two further bedrooms on the first floor, both of which are of a generous size and benefit from bespoke wardrobes and shelving and these are served by a well-appointed and spacious family bathroom.
The property is approached via post and rail fencing and a five bar gate which leads to a sweeping gravel drive passing through a small paddock which has attractive mixed mature hedging on its borders and a number of young fruit trees planted in a cluster which will form an orchard. To the other side are mature trees to include Oak and Ash.
A further post and rail fence with five bar gate segregates the main formal garden from the paddock with the drive passing through a small tree lined avenue giving way to a large paved parking area leading to the integral double garage with electric doors. Directly opposite this is an attractive storage building.
There are large expanses of lawn flanking the drive and neatly clipped mature hedging prior to accessing the house entrance. The grounds of the property are an absolute delight and benefit from a predominantly South and Westerly aspect enabling them to take advantage of the all-day sun. The gardens provide a high degree of privacy and the property benefits from no immediate neighbours.
A large sandstone entertaining terrace is accessed from the kitchen and flanked by red brick walls adjacent to which are densely stocked herb beds. The lawn flanks the periphery of the house and in this formal sector are two mature fruit trees along with an attractively planted spinney boasting a variety of native specimen trees. This area provides a haven for wildlife and home to an impressive tree house on a raised deck. The remainder of the grounds comprise a large formal vegetable garden with raised oak sleeper beds adjacent to which is a large chicken run and greenhouse.
The house could readily provide annexe accommodation if required. There is ample scope to erect a cart lodge or further outbuildings if necessary (STP).
Some of the photographs of the garden were taken in 2017.
SITTING ROOM 18' 4" x 9' 10" (5.60m x 3.00m)
DINING AREA 19' 8" x 8' 8" (6.00m x 2.65m)
SNUG 11' 5" x 10' 2" (3.50m x 3.10m)
STUDY 10' 11" x 10' 2" (3.35m x 3.10m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST/FAMILY ROOM 30' 2" x 12' 11" (9.20m x 3.95m)
UTILITY ROOM 9' 10" x 7' 10" (3.00m x 2.40m)
GUEST BEDROOM 12' 11" x 10' 2" (3.95m x 3.10m)
MASTER SUITE 18' 0" x 12' 1" (5.50m x 3.70m)
EN-SUITE 11' 1" x 7' 0" (3.40m x 2.15m)
BEDROOM 2 18' 2" x 16' 4" (5.55m x 5.00m)
BEDROOM 3 15' 10" x 10' 11" (4.85m x 3.35m)
FAMILY BATHROOM 11' 9" x 7' 6" (3.60m x 2.30m)
INTEGRAL DOUBLE GARAGE 26' 2" x 21' 1" (8.00m x 6.45m)
STUDIO/GAMES ROOM 26' 2" x 14' 9" (8.00m x 4.50m)
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