Situated in this outstanding location with distant views to the rear over the surrounding countryside for many miles and enjoying views over the open countryside to the front elevation, a delightful cottage extended over a number of years by the present owners who have been in residence for 32 years. Rarely does such a cottage become available with possibly some of the finest views in Essex, and located in this quiet lane only a short drive from Purleigh village centre with the renowned Bell public house, village shop.
The Accommodation Comprises -
From a wooden entrance door with a sealed unit leaded light glazed panel which opens into an entrance lobby.
Entrance Lobby -
With sealed windows to either side, double banked radiator, oak flooring. From the entrance lobby an opening leads through to the study.
Study - 4.14m x 3.23m (13'7 x 10'7 )
A bright room situated at the front of the house with a wide sealed unit window to the front elevation with an attractive outlook over the neighbouring fields, and radiator below. Oak flooring, oak spindle balustrade to the staircase leading to the first floor. Door to ground floor shower room. Thermostat controls for central heating.
Ground Floor Shower Room -
With a white shower tray with opening shower door and matching side panel, wall mounted Aqualisa shower controls and shower head. White low level flushing WC with wooden seat and a white pedestal Heritage wash hand basin. Frosted glazed sealed unit window to the rear elevation. The shower room is fully tiled to the shower cubicle area with three recessed downlighters, tiled floor, wall mounted chromium finished ladder towel radiator. Cupboard under stairs with two shelves.
Lounge - 5.03m x 3.78m (16'6 x 12'5 )
An absolutely outstanding room with a sealed unit sliding patio door with matching side panel to the rear elevation from which there are views over the surrounding countryside for many miles. There is also a sealed unit window to the front elevation providing views over the neighbouring fields. A feature of the room is the brick fireplace extending floor to ceiling with a brick hearth and a Jotul wood burner and oak bressumer. Oak flooring, double banked radiator, two wall light points.
Kitchen/Family/Dining Room - 9.30m x 5.94m reducing to 3.96m (30'6 x 19'6 reducing to 13'0 )
A delightful room fitted to a high standard and affording wonderful views over the gardens and the surrounding fields for many miles. The kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of work surfaces finished in oak with twin bowled white enamel sink unit with chromium finished mixer taps and solid oak painted drawers and cupboards below. Beneath the sink unit there is a double storage cupboard, integrated Bosch dishwasher. Bosch integrated double oven with warming tray beneath, cupboards above and below. To the right hand side there is space for a free standing fridge/freezer with wine store above. Another feature to the kitchen is the central granite island with a Bosch stainless steel finished five ring LPG gas hob with two pan drawers beneath and a three drawer unit to one side. The central island also provides a high level breakfast table. To the opposite side there is a recess and space for a free standing wine cooler and two further cupboards. Matching bevel edged glazed china display cabinets. To the work surface area there is an oak upstand and a very attractive outlook from the sink area with a sealed unit window to the rear elevation affording wonderful views over the surrounding countryside for many miles. Five recessed downlighters to the sink and work surface areas, TV point. Tiled floor. Another feature of the room is the stock brick fireplace extending floor to ceiling with log burner. To the front elevation there is a sealed unit window with views over the neighbouring fields and the front garden. A wide opening leads to the family room where there are a pair of glazed sealed unit French doors leading out to the garden, with a sealed unit window to either side. Further sealed unit window to both the front and rear elevations overlooking the gardens. Tiled floor, underfloor heating, thermostat controls for heating, wall light point, TV point. To one side of the room an oak supporting pillar and beam provide a lobby.
With an oak entrance door and a frosted glazed sealed unit lead light window Sealed unit window to the front elevation, coconut matting.
Utility Room - 1.75m x 1.70m (5'9 x 5'7 )
With a white enamel twin bowled sink unit with chromium finished mixer taps set into an oak finished work top with double storage cupboard below and five drawer unit to one side. Space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, wall mounted ladder towel radiator. One double and one single eye level wall cupboard. Small sealed unit window to the rear elevation, painted panelling to the wash hand basin area. A removable work top provides access to the warm flow oil fired combination boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating. Central heating programmer controls. Laminate flooring.
With two sealed unit windows to the rear elevation from which there are wonderful views over the neighbouring fields for many miles, double banked radiator, oak spindle balustrading to the staircase and two steps lead up to a pine finished door with further staircase up to the second floor.
Bedroom One - 4.60m x 3.81m (15'1 x 12'6 )
An outstanding room with views on two sides with a sealed unit window to the front elevation providing views over the neighbouring fields and a sealed unit window to the side elevation providing a view along the garden. Wall light point. Two built in wardrobe cupboards provide hanging rails and shelving.
Bedroom Two - 3.84m x 3.12m (12'7 x 10'3 )
With a wide sealed unit window to the front elevation providing a view over the neighbouring fields for many miles, double banked radiator.
Bedroom Three - 2.92m x 2.77m (9'7 x 9'1 )
With a wide sealed unit window to the front elevation affording glorious views over the surrounding countryside, radiator. Recess with display shelf.
Family Bath/Shower Room -
Refitted to a high standard with a white free-standing roll top bath with claw feet. Large walk in shower with glass screens to two sides, wall mounted chromium finished mixer taps and shower attachment with overhead shower. White pedestal Heritage wash hand basin and a low level flushing WC with wooden seat. Oak flooring, six recessed downlighters. The shower cubicle is fully tiled in a cream tiling with a half tiling to the wash hand basin and WC area with a raised border tile. From the bathroom there are outstanding views over the adjoining countryside from many miles, with a sealed unit window the rear.
Second Floor -
Carpeted staircase with an adjacent double banked radiator leads up to bedroom four/office.
Bedroom Four/Office - 8.00m x 2.36m (26'3 x 7'9 )
A wonderful room situated on the second floor of the house with two sealed unit velux windows to the rear elevation with integrated blind. There is also a sealed unit window to the side elevation providing views of the garden. From this room there are possibly some of the finest views in Essex towards Maldon and beyond over the surrounding countryside. Four eaves storage cupboards and stained spindle balustrade to the staircase. Wall light point.
Agents Note -
The windows are mahogany framed aluminium powder coated sealed units.
Front Garden -
To the front of the house there is a wide semi-circular gravel driveway providing parking for a number of vehicles with a central lawned area with colourful flower bed. To the front of the house there are established rose beds, Outside cold water tap.
Left Hand Side Garden -
To the left hand side there is a five bar gate which opens to a brick paviour hard standing area for cars, motorhome, caravan or boat and a personal gate to one side of the five bar gate. Along the side of the brick paviour parking area there is an established flower bed. The side garden is principally laid to lawn and screened by picket fencing and surrounded on three sides by coloutful flower and shrub beds. Adjacent to the lawned area is a vegetable garden with greenhouse and slate bed pathways surrounding the pathways and the raised vegetable gardens. Large wooden garden storage shed with access from both sides provides storage/wood store, power and light connected. Adjacent is a further large wooden garden storage shed. Along the rear of the property there is a brick paviour pathway screened by established hedging and providing a sheltered seating area at the rear of the lounge and enjoying views over the surrounding countryside for many miles. Outside power points, outside cold water tank. Wooden fencing provides screening for the refuse bins and the LPG gas cylinders. Oil storage tank. The brick pathway then leads round to the right hand side of the house at the side of kitchen/breakfast room which provides a further paved terrace from which there is a wonderful aspect over the garden and the fields.
Right Hand Side Garden - 30.48m x 15.24m (100'0 x 50'0 )
Principally Laid to a large area of lawn and enjoying a wonderful array of colour throughout the year with established flower and shrub beds. To the right hand side there is an established hedge with wooden gate and a five bar gate opens to the gravel driveway with brick paviour area leading through an archway to the terrace. The gardens are a wonderful feature of the house having been established over a number of years. Within the garden there is an ornamental pond with lilies and grass walkways around the established flower and shrub beds along with a railway sleeper passageway with trellis work.
Agents Note -
To the far end of the garden there is an additional area of garden measuring 216 ft in length by 44'.6 in width narrowing at the far end and is owned by Gray & Sons the brewery which the vendor rents for a peppercorn rent. It may be possible for any prospective purchaser to continue the rent from Gray & Sons.