Purleigh, Chelmsford

£730,000

  • bedrooms4
  • bathrooms2
  • receptions4

An outstanding, listed Grade II country cottage dating back to 1778 which has been renovated and finished to a high specification to provide very comfortable accommodation with delightful views over the surrounding countryside. The cottage is set in grounds of approximately one third of an acre and many of the original features have been retained whilst incorporating many up to date facilities. The property provides parking for a number of vehicles/boat/caravan but also has a double bay cart lodge. Although in a semi-rural location the historic market town of Maldon is only four miles distant. The cottage was originally designed as a four bedroom property but is, at present, used as three bedrooms with a dressing room but could easily revert back to four bedrooms. NO ONWARD CHAIN.

The accommodation comprises -

Oak finished entrance door with leaded light glazed panel opens to the lounge.

Lounge - 6.45m x 5.18m max (21'2 x 17'0 max)

A most charming room with three windows to the front elevation and partially vaulted ceiling with exposed stud work and four recessed downlighters. Two supporting cross beams both supported with upright matching pillars. Six further recessed downlighters. A feature of the room is the brick fireplace with a central log burner accessible from either side. Oak flooring. Pair of small pane glazed French doors to the side elevation giving a very pleasant outlook over the side garden and neighbouring fields. Partially vaulted ceiling to this area with exposed stud work and three recessed downlighters. TV point. To one side of the brick fireplace are two display shelves.

Snug - 3.48m x 2.84m (11'5 x 9'4 )

Window to the front elevation, tiled floor, exposed cross beam with stud work. Brick fireplace with a central log burner which is accessible from either side. Three wall light points, exposed stud work to two walls with built-in storage cupboard and further double storage cupboard. underfloor heating. From the snug a supporting cross beam and brick flooring with stud work to one side leads through to the dining room and the study.

Study - 4.14m x 3.18m (13'7 x 10'5 )

Leading through from the snug with a continued tiled floor. Two windows to the front elevation, window to the side elevation. Exposed supporting cross beam with stud work to the ceiling, three wall light points. Underfloor heating. Door to rear staircase.

Laundry Room - 2.31m x 1.63m (7'7 x 5'4 )

Tiled floor, window to the rear elevation. Range of shelving. Oil-fired Grant boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating. Two wall are tiled in white. Cloak rail.

Ground Floor Wet Room -

Walk-in shower area with central drain, fully tiled surround with overhead shower. Sealed unit Velux window to the rear elevation, four recessed downlighters, exposed stud work to one wall. The wet room is half tiled in a light sandstone tiling with a decorative mosaic border tile. Wall mounted chromium finished ladder towel radiator. Low level flushing wc, white wash hand basin with chromium finished monobloc tap, two high gloss white storage drawers beneath. Tiled floor, extractor fan.

Dining Room - 6.55m x 3.66m reducing to 2.31m (21'6 x 12'0 reducing to 7'7 )

A charming room with a pair of small pane glazed French doors to the side elevation with a pleasant outlook over the side garden and the neighbouring fields. The ceiling to this area is partially vaulted with exposed stud work and two recessed downlighters. Tiled floor. Oak finished, spindled staircase to the first floor with understairs cupboard. Seven recessed downlighters. TV point. Wide opening to the lounge. From the dining room a wide opening and steps lead to the fitted kitchen.

Fitted Kitchen - 4.32m x 2.74m narrowing to 1.83m (14'2 x 9'0 narrowing to 6'0 )

Fitted to a high standard with an excellent range of granite worktops with a white enamelled sink unit with integrated drainer to either side, chromium finished mixer tap. Beneath the work surfaces are an excellent range of cream finished, self closer drawers and cupboards with an integrated Limona dishwasher, integrated fridge and freezer. Rangemaster cooker range with two ovens, grill and five ring hob. Stainless steel splashback to the cooker range with a stainless steel angles extractor hood with glass surround. Integrated wine cooler. Matching eye level wall cupboards. From the kitchen there are delightful views over the rear gardens and surrounding farmland through two windows with a fitted wall unit with plate rail and display shelf. The kitchen has a partially vaulted ceiling with exposed stud work and five recessed downlighters and two sealed unit Velux windows giving light. Tiled floor. Granite upstands to the work surface areas and window sills. Built-in larder cupboard.

Built-in Larder Cupboard -

The larder cupboard is fully tiled in white with a tiled floor and a range of shelving.

Utility Room - 1.75m x 1.73m (5'9 x 5'8 )

Granite worktops with a stainless steel sink unit with integrated drainer to one side, chromium finished mixer tap. Cream cupboard beneath. Space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, space for tumble dryer. Two eye level wall cupboards. Window to the rear elevation again with a lovely outlook over the garden and the surrounding fields. Tiled floor. Partially vaulted ceiling with exposed stud work, two recessed downlighters. Granite upstands to the work surface and window sill areas. Oak finished door to the side elevation with a lead light glazed panel leading to the exterior. Door to ground floor cloakroom.

Ground Floor Cloakroom -

White low level flushing wc, white wash hand basin with chromium finished monobloc tap and two white high gloss storage drawers beneath. The cloakroom is fully tiled in a sandstone tiling with a decorative border tile, two recessed downlighters, extractor fan. Frosted glazed window to the side elevation.

Landing -

Oak finished tread staircase with matching balustrading leading up to the landing. Two recessed downlighters, window to the side elevation.

Bedroom One - 4.65m x 3.25m (15'3 x 10'8 )

A charming room with windows to both the front and side elevations from which there are lovely views over the gardens and surrounding farmland. Radiator. Six recessed downlighters. Two built-in wardrobe cupboards with hanging rails and shelving.

Dressing Room/Bedroom Four - 3.58m x 2.51m max (11'9 x 8'3 max)

Two double built-in wardrobes with hanging rail and shelf. Two windows to the rear elevation again with a very pleasant outlook over the gardens and neighbouring fields. Radiator. Access to insulated loft space. Two recessed downlighters.

Bathroom -

White bath with chromium finished mixer tap and shower attachment. Tiled end and side panels, wall mounted chromium finished towel radiator. White low level flushing wc, white wash hand basin with chromium finished monobloc tap and white high gloss storage drawers beneath. The bathroom is half tiled in a light tiling with a matching tiled floor. Frosted glazed small pane window to the side elevation, two recessed downlighters, third recessed downlighter/extractor fan.

Secondary Staircase -

The secondary staircase with a window above to the front elevation and exposed stud work to either side and the ceiling with two recessed downlighters leads up to bedroom two.

Bedroom Two - 3.23m x 2.62m (10'7 x 8'7 )

Window to the front elevation with outstanding views , exposed stud work to the ceiling, four recessed downlighters, exposed stud work to both side walls and end wall with a Victorian style fireplace surround, radiator. TV point.

Bedroom Three - 4.62m x 3.25m (15'2 x 10'8 )

Window to the front elevation and a most unusual auriole bay window to the side elevation. Exposed stud work to the ceiling and two walls with two recessed downlighters. Excellent range of fitted furniture along one wall provides three double storage cupboards. TV point. Wardrobe with two hanging rails.

Exterior -

A five bar gate with a five bar pedestrian gate opens to the gravel driveway at the side of the property providing turning and parking for a number of vehicles. To the right hand side is a double bay cart lodge with a garden shed to one side. Adjacent to the garden shed is a further parking area for vehicle/boat/motor home.

Double Bay Cart Lodge -

Pitched roof with storage area, outside lighting, power and light. Garden shed to one side.

Front Garden -

To the front of the property the garden is principally laid to lawn screened by established hedging with a paved pathway leading up to the front entrance door with Yew hedging. From the front entrance door is a gravelled bed along the front of the house with Yew hedging with lawns continuing round to the left hand side of the house.

Rear Garden -

The rear garden is mainly laid to a large area of lawn bounded by post and rail fencing and enjoying a wonderful outlook across the surrounding farmland. To the right hand side is established hedging and within the lawned area are various trees and shrub beds. To the side of the utility room is a paved seating and eating area surrounded by picket fencing with outside lighting providing a very sheltered area enjoying views over the surrounding countryside.

Side Garden -

To the left hand side of the house is a further area of lawn, again with distant views over the surrounding countryside bounded by post and rail fencing. To the rear of the dining room and lounge is a large paved terrace area providing a seating and relaxing area with a westerly aspect enjoying the evening sun.

AGENTS NOTE -

In total the property enjoys an overall plot size of approximately one third of an acre.

Mains electricity, water, Klargester sewage system.
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