Mores Lane, Bentley, Brentwood

Guide price £1,400,000

  • bedrooms6
  • bathrooms3
  • receptions3

Dating back approximately 1884, a former Rectory requiring complete modernisation, improvement and restoration yet providing wonderful accommodation arranged over three floors. Many of the original features have been retained in the house and the property offers the opportunity to refurbish the house to provide comfortable family accommodation. The property is located in grounds approaching 0.86 acres. Situated in this desirable lane conveniently located for local schools, well known restaurants and only a short drive to Brentwood town centre and only being a short distance to South Weald Country Park. Rarely does an opportunity become available to acquire such a desirable residence.

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From a canopied entrance porch with two decorative supporting pillars on stone walls an opening with a tiled floor and outside light leads to the small pane bevel edged entrance door with small pane window to one side. The entrance door opens to the:-

IMPRESSIVE ENTRANCE LOBBY - 3.73m x 2.79m (12'3 x 9'2)

With tiled floor and decorative coved cornice to ceiling with plaster frieze and a large circular ceiling rose. Radiator with fitted radiator cover. The entrance lobby has a 10' high ceiling and from the entrance lobby there are a pair of coloured leaded light glazed French doors with a matching panel above leading into the main reception hall.

MAIN RECEPTION HALL - 4.57m x 2.69m (15' x 8'10)

A most impressive reception hall with coved cornice to ceiling with a decorative plaster frieze, dado rail and an oak staircase leads to the first floor. Door to the cellar. Radiator with fitted radiator cover and to one corner of the reception hall is a wooden door with coloured leaded light panels to the exterior and a door leads to the ground floor cloakroom. Door to the:-

CELLAR -

With three areas with light and former wine store.

GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM -

With a low level flushing WC. Radiator. Frosted glazed window to the side elevation.

SITTING ROOM - 6.05m x 4.57m widening to 5.44m into square bay (19'10 x 15' widening to 17'10 into square bay)

Window to side elevation with coloured leaded light windows above and radiator with fitted cover. A feature of the room is the magnificent fireplace with a recessed fire with arched fireplace, marble finished hearth and mahogany finished display mantel above with three bevel edged mirrors set into the mantelpiece. Window to the front elevation again with radiator and fitted radiator cover. Decorative coved cornice and frieze to the ceiling and dado rail. To the ceiling there is a magnificent circular plaster frieze with four plaster friezes surrounding the circular decoration. Original servants bell handle.

DINING ROOM - 6.10m x 4.57m (20' x 15')

A magnificent room situated at the front of the house with a window to the front elevation with a radiator with decorative cover. There is also a window to the side elevation, dado rail. Decorated coved cornice to ceiling with plaster frieze. An interesting feature of the room is the decorated plaster ceiling. To one end of the room is a magnificent mahogany finished fireplace with open grate, a marble finished hearth with mahogany finished display mantel and inset bevel edged mirror to the mantel above. Four wall light points. Original bell switch. Picture rail. Another interesting feature of the room is the hand painted pattern to the floor.

STUDY - 4.52m x 3.05m widening to 4.01m into a square bay (14'10 x 10 widening to 13'2 into a square bay)

Window to the side elevation with radiator with fitted radiator cover. The large square bay window to the side elevation has coloured leaded light windows above and an interesting feature to the room is the fitted seat to either side of the bay window. To one corner of the room is a cast iron fireplace surround with tiled hearth and wooden display mantel above. Decorated coved cornice to ceiling with matching plaster frieze. Dado rail. Again the ceiling is decorated with a central ceiling rose with four plaster friezes surrounding the central rose. TV point. Three wall light points.

INNER HALL -

13'3 in length with a tiled floor. Built in cupboard with electric meters and circuit breaker board. Dado rail. Small pane window to the side elevation and picture rail.

UTILITY ROOM - 3.05m x 3.05m (10' x 10')

With two Ovo gas fired boilers supplying domestic hot water and central heating. A range of work surfaces along one wall with a single drainer single bowled stainless steel sink unit with chromium finished monobloc tap. Beneath the work surface there are a number of drawers and cupboards. Space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and space for automatic dishwasher. Space for tumble drier. Matching eye level wall cupboards to two walls. To the opposite wall there is a further worktop with drawers and cupboards beneath and an integrated fridge/freezer at one end with adjacent eye wall cupboards. White tiled surround to the work surface areas. Vinyl tiled floor. Built-in airing cupboard with insulated hot water tank, immersion heater and shelving above. Small pane window to the side elevation. Picture rail. Spotlight track.

KITCHEN - 5.49m x 4.50m (18' x 14'9)

A large room situated at the rear of the house with views to two sides with a window to either side elevation and a pair of glazed French doors leading out to the rear garden. A range of fitted wood finish work surfaces with a circular sink unit with circular draining board and mixer tap. Set into the worktop is a four ring gas hob with griddle and beneath the work surface is a Whirlpool electric stainless steel finish oven. Concealed extractor hood with light above the hob set into a tiled edged canopy. Set into the worktop is a second circular sink unit with monobloc tap. Beneath the work surface there are three cupboards. At one end of the room is an attractive dresser unit with a range of open display shelving and two drawers beneath. An interesting feature of the kitchen is the recessed brick fireplace with brick hearth and a light oak finished mantel with bevel edged mirror, two wall light points and decorated support above. Radiator with fitted radiator cover. Built in double storage cupboard with shelving. An interesting feature to the room is the 12' high ceiling giving the impression of space and light with uplighters to each side of the room. Two supporting crossbeams. Hanging from the ceiling is a central and substantial utensil rack. To one corner of the room there is a built in larder cupboard with shelving and light. The flooring is a magnificent feature to the room, a very attractive antique provencal style terracotta and wood design. From the kitchen a door leads to the rear lobby.

REAR LOBBY -

With a tiled floor and wooden door to the exterior. From the lobby a door opens to a useful storage room with a window to the side elevation. Tiled floor and a high ceiling.

CLOAKROOM -

With a high level white flushing WC. Tiled floor. Small window to the rear elevation.

OFFICE - 3.00m x 1.83m (9'10 x 6')

With an unusual circular window to the rear elevation. Original brick flooring. Radiator. Four recessed downlighters.

LANDING -

The principal landing has oak balustrading to the staircase which ascends from the main reception hall. A feature of the landing is the large window to the side elevation. Picture rail. Coved cornice to ceiling with a central moulded ceiling rose. From the landing an oak finish balustraded staircase also leads up to the second floor landing. Cupboard under the staircase. Dado rail. Radiator with fitted radiator cover. Window to the side elevation.

BEDROOM ONE - 6.10m x 5.49m (measured into the small paned squar (20' x 18' (measured into the small paned square ba)

Small paned square bay window to the side elevation with radiator below. There is also a small paned window to the rear elevation with views over the garden. Central moulded ceiling rose with decorated plaster surround. Coved cornice to ceiling. Dado rail. To one end of the room is a range of fitted wardrobes finished in a French renaissance style with hanging rail and a central bevel edged mirror with cupboards above and cupboard below with four drawers beneath. Door to bathroom. This also has a door to the main landing and could be used as an en-suite if required.

BATHROOM -

Corner panelled bath with fitted seat and gold finished taps and swan neck feature set into a slightly raised area on the corner of the bathroom with a tiled step adjacent. Low level flushing WC with mahogany finished seat, bidet with mixer tap and a matching pedestal fluted wash hand basin with gold finished mixer taps. Window to the front elevation. The bathroom is half tiled in a light tiling with a decorative border tile. Radiator. To one corner of the room is a fully tiled shower cubicle with sliding shower doors and wall mounted shower controls and overhead shower. Coved cornice to the ceiling and wall mounted electric towel rail.

BEDROOM TWO - 4.57m x 3.35m (15' x 11'0)

With a wide small pane window to the front elevation with radiator below. Decorated coved cornice to ceiling with moulded ceiling rose and to one corner of the room is a Victorian style marble finished fireplace surround with open flue and wooden display mantel above. Dado rail.

BEDROOM THREE - 4.57m x 3.35m (15' x 11')

With a small pane window to the side elevation with radiator below. Coved cornice to ceiling with moulded ceiling rose, dado rail and to one corner of the room is a Victorian style marble finished fireplace surround with display mantel above.

CLOAKROOM -

With a white low level flushing WC. Small pane window to the side elevation. Wood block finished flooring.

FAMILY BATHROOM - 4.57m x 2.74m (15' x 9')

A large room with a window to the side elevation with radiator beneath with fitted radiator cover. The bathroom is an interesting feature to the house which provides a large room with a centrally mounted roll top bath with claw feet and gold finish mixer taps and shower attachment. A decorated low level flushing WC with wooden seat and decorated cistern. Matching bidet and a matching pedestal wash hand basin. The wash hand basin is set into an arched recess with a tiled surround. Decorated coved cornice to ceiling and a circular decorated plaster ceiling rose. An interesting feature to the bathroom is the marble finished fireplace surround with open flue and decorated mantel above with a range of bevel edge mirrors and open display shelving. Built-in airing cupboard with insulated hot water tank, immersion heater and shelving. Black slate finished tiled floor.

SECOND FLOOR LANDING -

With oak balustrading to the staircase and an interesting and unusual triangular shaped window to the side elevation. Access to eaves storage. Access to loft space and a built-in cupboard. Radiator.

BEDROOM FOUR - 4.27m x 3.66m (14' x 12')

A small pane window to the front elevation with a double bank radiator beneath. Spotlight track. Eaves storage cupboard. Stone fireplace surround with display mantle above. Door to:-

EN-SUITE -

With a coloured bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. Matching pedestal wash hand basin and low level flushing WC. Spotlight track. Tiled surround to the bath, wash hand basin and wall to half height.

BEDROOM FIVE - 4.57m x 3.05m (15' x 10')

With a window to the side elevation. Spotlight track. Laminated wood flooring. To one end of the room is a storage cupboard and there is access to the eaves storage. This room was used as a recording room and has some sound insulated.

ROOM SIX - 4.88m x 3.05m max (16' x 10' max)

With a small pane window to the front elevation with radiator below. To one corner of the room is the original fireplace with open flue and display mantle.

EXTERIOR -

A pair of electrically operated wrought iron gates on brick piers with interesting cone shaped antique style lights opens to the gravel driveway which leads up to the front and along the side of the property providing parking and turning for a number of vehicles. To the right hand side there are established shrub beds and there are former flower beds to the side of the property. From the side of the house a pair of wooden gates on brick piers and an interesting feature is the arched wooden door with tiled canopy above allowing pedestrian access through to the courtyard (the former courtyard is situated at the side and rear of the property with a gravelled turning and parking area). To the rear of the garden there is a gardeners store measuring 10'x 7' with a tiled floor, power and light.

OUTBUILDINGS -

To the rear of the courtyard is the range of outbuildings with a single garage with double wooden entrance doors and a garden store with former hayloft above. Adjacent to the outbuildings is a covered parking area with open access to both the front and rear. This allows access through to the gardens and a gravelled area where there is a wooden shed measuring 20' x 12', formerly used as a music studio.

GROUNDS -

The property is situated in grounds of 0.86 acres. The former gardens must have been absolutely delightful in past years and provided a variety of interesting trees, shrubs and former flowerbeds. The house enjoys a prominent position within this pleasant lane and is screened from the road by an array of shrubs and trees providing seclusion.

AGENTS NOTE -

Being a former rectory, many of the original features have been retained including the tiled hung elevations and the gargoyles on the roof tiles. The plaster work to the ceilings and the ceiling roses.

Although requiring modernisation, improvement and updating, this elegant house would provide a wonderful family home once renovated.
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