An outstanding family house originally dating back to 1750 and extended in the 1980's, situated in this convenient location on the edge of the village of Howe Green within a short driving distance of Great Baddow which has local schools and shops. Chelmsford town centre is also only a short drive away as is access to the A130 towards Southend. The house offers surprisingly spacious accommodation and has the benefit of a small field/paddock to the rear ideal for equestrian pursuits or other sporting activities. Also in the grounds is a games room, and a log cabin suitable as a home office. The property occupies a plot approaching 1.25 acres (STLS)
The accommodation comprises -
Wooden panelled entrance door opens to the entrance porch.
Entrance porch -
Upvc double glazed sealed unit window to either side. From the entrance porch a small pane glazed entrance door opens to the reception hall.
Reception hall - 4.75m x 1.75m (15'7 x 5'9 )
White painted spindled balustraded staircase leading to the first floor. Double banked radiator. Exposed ceiling beam. Built in cupboard with electric meter and circuit breaker board.
Lounge - 8.05m x 5.89m reducing to (26'5 x 19'4 reducing to)
An outstanding room with views to three sides a feature of which is the large upvc double glazed sealed unit bay window to the side elevation providing views over the front and rear. Red brick chimney breast extending floor to ceiling with brick hearth and log burner. Upvc double glazed sealed unit window to the front elevation with double banked radiator beneath. Bay to the rear elevation with a pair of upvc double glazed sealed unit french doors with matching windows to either side overlooking the rear garden and leading out to the terrace. Two further double banked radiators. Exposed studwork to one one wall and ceiling cross beam. TV point, three wall light points.
Study/TV Room - 3.71m x 3.68m (12'2 x 12'1 )
Upvc double glazed sealed unit window to the front elevation with a double banked radiator beneath. A feature of the room is the red brick chimney breast extending floor to ceiling with exposed studwork to one side. Stained floor boards, coved cornice to ceiling. TV point.
Utility room - 2.82m x 1.30m (9'3 x 4'3 )
Space and plumbing for two domestic appliances, upvc frosted glazed sealed unit window to the rear elevation. To one wall are a range of fitted cupboards with sliding louvred doors and shelving.
Breakfast room - 4.57m x 4.19m (15'0 x 13'9 )
A bright room with a bay to the rear elevation with a pair of upvc double glazed sealed unit french doors with matching side panels overlooking and leading out to the rear garden and terrace. Tiled floor, nine recessed downlighters, double banked radiator. Granite worktop to two units with oak storage cupboards beneath and display shelving above one of the units. From the breakfast room an opening leads to the fitted kitchen.
Fitted kitchen - 4.88m x 3.15m (16'0 x 10'4 )
A bespoke fitted, painted kitchen finished with granite worktops and soft close cupboards and drawers. Twin bowl enamelled sink unit with anodised finished mixer tap and separate boiling water tap, cupboards beneath. To either side are an excellent range of drawers and cupboards with spice drawers to either side of the sink unit. Integrated Bosch dishwasher, integrated fridge. Retractable cupboards, drawers and upright retractable larder cupboard with chrome wire baskets. Space for free standing American style fridge (not included in the purchase price), cupboard above. To the opposite wall is a four oven electric fired Aga with a four ring mains gas hob. Above the gas hob is a concealed extractor hood with light. To either side of the Aga are upright storage cupboards with a range of cupboard extending above the Aga recess. Further worktop to one side with drawers and cupboards beneath. Granite upstands to the work surface areas. This bright room has a upvc double glazed sealed unit window to both the front and side elevations providing a pleasant outlook over the side garden and swimming pool area. Across the two windows are matching pelmets with two recessed downlighters. Eight recessed downlighters to the main celing. Oak flooring.
Rear lobby -
From a rear lobby a sealed unit small pane glazed door leads out to the rear garden. Off of the rear lobby area a door opens to the ground floor bathroom.
Ground floor bathroom -
White roll top bath with claw feet and wall mounted mixer tap. Pedestal wash hand basin, low level flushing wc. Wall mounted chromium finished ladder towel radiator. Upvc double glazed sealed unit window to the rear elevation. Slate tiled floor with underfloor heating. Four recessed downlighters. The bathroom is fully tiled in white with a decorative border tile.
White painted spindled balustrading to the staircase, access to insulated loft space. Upvc double glazed sealed unit window to the front elevation with radiator beneath.
Bedroom one - 3.71m x 2.90m (12'2 x 9'6 )
Upvc double glazed sealed unit window to the front elevation with a double banked radiator beneath. Three built in wardrobe cupboards with hanging rails and shelving.
Bedroom two - 3.71m x 3.66m (12'2 x 12'0 )
Upvc double glazed sealed unit window to the front elevation with a double banked radiator beneath. Recess with shelving to one corner of the room.
Bedroom three - 3.73m x 2.87m (12'3 x 9'5 )
Upvc double glazed sealed unit window with delightful views over the rear garden, double banked radiator beneath. Two pine finished built in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving.
Bedroom four - 3.71m x 2.87m (12'2 x 9'5 )
Upvc double glazed sealed unit window overlooking the rear garden with delightful views, double banked radiator beneath. Two built in pine finished wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving.
Family shower room -
Tiled shower cubicle with wall mounted chromium finished shower controls and shower head, opening glass shower door. White wall hung wash hand basin with chromium finished monobloc tap, white low level flushing wc. Frosted glazed sealed unit upvc window to the rear elevation. Chromium finished ladder towel radiator. Tiled floor, four recessed downlighters. The shower room is fully tiled in a matching light tiling.
Double width garage - 5.97m x 5.89m (19'7 x 19'4 )
With two sets of double wooden glazed entrance doors, power and light installed. A door leads through from the double garage to an additional single garage to the side.
Single garage - 5.87m x 2.69m (19'3 x 8'10 )
Pair of glazed double wooden doors, power and light installed. Windows to the side elevation, glazed wooden door opening to a rear porch.
Rear garden -
The house enjoys delightful rear gardens principally laid to large areas of lawn interspersed with a variety of trees and shrubs providing seclusion. To the rear of the lounge and kitchen is a recently laid paved terrace providing a raised seating area overlooking the garden. The terrace extends around to side of the house to the side garden. Along the side of the house and along the side of the kitchen is a paved terrace leading to a wooden gate with brick arch and wall to the front elevation. The gardens provide a very pleasant, attractive outlook with a coppice screen across the rear with post and rail fencing. Within the rear garden is an ornamental pond and from the garden a wooden bridge leads through to the paddock at the rear with a five bar gate - suitable for a pony.
Side garden -
The side garden is principally laid to lawn with established flower and shrub beds and a paved terrace area leads to the heated swimming pool.
Heated swimming pool -
With a Roman end to one side, paved surround and a large decked area to one providing a seating area adjacent to which is a barbecue. From the decked area a rose arbour leads through to a gravelled area. which also leads to the rear porch of the garage and to the plant room for the swimming pool.
Plant room -
An L-shaped room with a Eurostar oil-fired boiler supplying the heating for the swimming pool also a filtration pump and heat exchanger. This plant room also provides storage for garden furniture and equipment.
Games room - 4.04m x 2.87m (13'3 x 9'5 )
A very useful addition situated adjacent to the pool area which could provide a pool changing room/house with a pair of upvc double glazed sealed unit french doors and a upvc double glazed sealed unit window to the pool aspect. Power and light installed.
Log cabin - 5.89m x 3.48m (19'4 x 11'5 )
Sealed unit windows to the garden and a pair of sealed unit glazed french doors. Power and light installed, pitched roof space. This would provide a very good home office/games room/teenagers' room. Situated to the rear of the log cabin is a wooden garden shed.
Screened by established hedging to two sides and providing an ideal play area for children or providing grazing for a pony. This paddock is approaching three quarters of an acre.
Front garden -
A gravelled semi-circular driveway leads up to the front door of the house. The two entrances have five bar gates with lighting to gate posts. The driveway provides parking and turning for a number of vehicles and to the left hand side leads to the double and single garages. Further parking for a boat/caravan or motor home. The front garden is screened by wicker fencing along the side of the driveway to the garage.
agents note -
In total the plot size of the property and paddock is approximately one and a quarter acres (Subject to land survey).