Purleigh, Chelmsford

£725,000

  • bedrooms4
  • bathrooms2
  • receptions2

An outstanding, attached barn conversion completed in 1984 and providing surprisingly spacious family accommodation in a delightful, quiet situation located at the top of Purleigh Hill, enjoying beautiful views from both the front and rear elevations. The property has been maintained in excellent decorative order throughout by the current owners. From the rear are views over the village playing fields and countryside beyond and from the front are views over open countryside towards Maldon, and the river Blackwater. Situated at the end of a private lane with just five properties this delightful property has a courtyard to the front providing parking and turning for a number of vehicles etc. The village of Purleigh has a village store, an excellent primary school and the renowned Bell public house. The property is situated in close proximity lovely to old market town of Maldon and the Dengie Peninsular.

The Accommodation Comprises -

Three brick steps with wrought iron balustrading to one side leading to a pair of wooden entrance doors which in turn open to the reception hall. Outside light.

Reception Hall - 4.32m x 4.11m + corridor off (14'2 x 13'6 + corridor off)

A most imposing, spacious reception hall with a 16ft high vaulted ceiling with exposed stud work to both the ceiling and the walls. A feature of the room is the large window to the front elevation allowing light into the hall and the staircase. Stained balustraded staircase leading up to the half landing from which the staircase with stained spindled balustrading continues to the galleried landing above. To the main part of the hall and the galleried landing is exposed stud work to the walls.
The corridor leads off to the dining room and the kitchen/family room. Double banked radiator, wall light point, three sealed unit windows to the front elevation with exposed stud work to the walls. Thermostat control for central heating.

Ground Floor Cloakroom -

White low level flushing wc, white pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Radiator. Frosted glazed sealed unit window to the front elevation. Circuit breaker board, cork tiled floor. Exposed stud work to one wall.

Lounge - 5.94m x 5.03m (19'6 x 16'6 )

A delightful room situated at the rear of the house with an excellent view of the rear garden and from which there are outstanding distant views over the surrounding countryside. A feature of the room is the brick fireplace extending floor to ceiling with brick hearth, oak bressumer and open fire. Exposed stud work to two walls and the ceiling. Two radiators, three wall light points, TV point. Two pairs of sealed unit glazed French doors lead out to the rear garden.

Dining Room - 4.70m x 3.78m (15'5 x 12'5 )

Three sealed unit windows to the rear elevation again with delightful views over the rear garden and the countryside beyond. Radiator. Exposed brick work to the rear of the fireplace in the lounge, exposed stud work to one wall, radiator.

Family Room - 6.22m x 2.97m (20'5 x 9'9 )

Two sealed unit windows to the front elevation overlooking the courtyard to the front. Exposed stud work to one wall, ceiling cross beam with supporting pillar. Two radiators. Recess area to one end. From the family room an opening leads to the kitchen.

Kitchen - 2.97m x 2.87m (9'9 x 9'5 )

Fitted with an excellent range of work surfaces with a one and a half bowl sink unit with single drainer to one side and chromium finished mixer tap. Beneath the work surfaces are numerous cream finished drawers and cupboards incorporating a retractable corner cupboard with carousel wire baskets. Integrated Bosch dishwasher, Bosch electric double oven with three drawers beneath and cupboard above, retractable larder cupboard to one side. Integrated Neff fridge and freezer. Set into the work top is a Bosch four ring Flogas LPG hob. To the rear of the hob is a raised display shelf matching the work surfaces and beneath the hob are three drawers. Telescopic towel rail. Five drawer chest. Two matching eye level wall cupboards with concealed lighting beneath, open china display cabinet with drawer beneath. From the kitchen there are pleasant views over the rear garden and countryside beyond through three sealed unit windows. Attractive stone finished surround to the work surface areas. Exposed stud work to one wall with extractor fan. Two wall light points. Telephone point, double banked radiator, spotlights, oak laminate flooring. From the kitchen a door leads to the utility room.

Utility Room - 3.23m x 2.92m (10'7 x 9'7 )

Fitted work tops to two walls incorporating a single drainer, single bowl stainless steel sink unit with two cupboards beneath and plumbing for automatic washing machine. Space for tumble dryer. Wall mounted Ideal Flogas LPG gas-fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating. Matching double eye level wall cupboard. Light tiled surround to one side of the work surface. Central heating programmer controls. Sealed unit window to the rear elevation with views over the garden. Radiator. Oak laminate flooring. Built in broom cupboard with shelving. Wooden stable door with glazed panel to the upper half opens to the rear lobby.

Rear Lobby -

Tiled floor, recessed downlighter, cloak rail. Sealed unit window to the rear elevation. Wooden door leading out to the rear garden.

AGENTS NOTE -

Subject to building consents and planning permission, it may be possible to remove the wall between the kitchen, utility room and family room to provide one large kitchen/family room.

Galleried Landing -

A most imposing galleried landing with stained spindled balustrading overlooking the reception hall and out through to the courtyard through the large window to the front elevation. Along the landing is exposed stud work to one wall and two windows to the front elevation, one with three sealed unit panels and the other with two sealed unit panels. Two radiators. Three supporting cross beams. Access to insulated loft space.

Master Bedroom - 4.67m x 4.42m (15'4 x 14'6 )

A delightful room situated at the rear of the property with three sealed unit windows overlooking the rear garden, the village of Purleigh and the countryside beyond. Exposed medieval supporting cross beam, stud work along one wall. Red brick chimney breast. Two double built in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving. Door to shower room en-suite.

En-Suite Shower Room -

White corner shower tray with sliding shower doors and matching side panels, wall mounted Aqualisa shower control and shower head. Low level flushing wc, white wall mounted ladder towel radiator. To one end of the shower room is a fitted vanity unit with two white wash hand basins, both with chromium finished monobloc taps, one single and one double storage cupboard beneath. Sealed unit Velux window to the front elevation. The shower cubicle is fully tiled in a light tiling with light tiling to dado rail height to the wc area and to one side of the wash hand basin. Exposed stud work to one wall with supporting cross beam. Three recessed downlighters, vinyl tiled floor.

Bedroom Two - 4.65m x 3.28m (15'3 x 10'9 )

Two sealed unit windows to the rear elevation with lovely views over the rear garden, Purleigh village and the open countryside beyond. Radiator, exposed stud word to one wall, medieval supporting cross beam. Two recessed downlighters. Double built in wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail and shelf.

Bedroom Three - 4.67m x 2.51m (15'4 x 8'3 )

Sealed unit window to the rear elevation with views over the rear garden, Purleigh village and countryside beyond. Exposed stud work to one wall, radiator, partially exposed medieval supporting cross beam. Spotlight. Double built in wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail and shelf.

Bedroom Four - 3.68m x 2.24m (12'1 x 7'4 )

Sealed unit window to the front elevation overlooking the courtyard and the surrounding countryside for many miles towards Maldon. Exposed stud work to one wall and supporting medieval cross beam.

Family Bathroom -

A large bathroom with a coloured, panelled bath with chromium finished mixer tap and shower attachment. Pedestal wash hand basin, low level flushing wc with wooden seat. Frosted glazed sealed unit window to the rear elevation. Supporting cross beam and exposed stud work. Built in airing cupboard with insulated hot water tank and immersion heater. The bathroom is half tiled to dado rail height to the bath and wash hand basin areas. Wide tiled display shelf extending along one wall. Small strip light and shaver point, radiator, two wall light points, cork tiled floor.

Outbuildings -

Garage One - 5.08m x 2.69m max (16'8 x 8'10 max)

Partially vaulted ceiling, communicating door to garage two, double wooden entrance doors. Door to store room.

Garage Two - 5.11m x 2.31m (16'9 x 7'7 )

Power and light, pitched roof space with storage area. Pair of double wooden entrance doors. Communicating door to garage one.

Workshop/Farm office - (12'9 x 6'9 )

Window to the front elevation, fitted work top along one wall with two double storage cupboards beneath. Laminate wood flooring. Further fitted work top to the other end of the room with one double and one single cupboard beneath, four drawer unit to one end. Above the work top are one double and two single eye level wall cupboards. Power points and lighting.

Garden Store. - 4.19m x 2.51m (13'9 x 8'3 )

Wooden entrance door, light, pitched roof space with storage area.

Front Courtyard - 17.53m x 16.61m (57'6 x 54'6 )

The property is approached by way of a private driveway serving five properties and then turning off to the right a gravelled driveway leads into Purleigh Hall Barn.
The front courtyard is gravelled and to the left hand side is the Flogas tank and of particular interest is the grade 1 listed crinkle crankle brick wall to the left hand side . The gravelled courtyard provides parking and turning for a number of vehicles. Discreetly situated behind a low brick wall with shrub surround is the private sewage system.
To the right hand side of the barn a wooden door with a paved pathway leads through towards the rear garden and a wooden door leads out into the garden. Outside cold water tap.

Rear Garden - 15.24m x 15.70m (50'0 x 51'6 )

The rear garden is an outstanding feature of the property providing an excellent level of seclusion and also having a wonderful outlook over the village, the playing fields and the countryside beyond. The garden is in two parts with a kitchen garden to the far end. The main garden is principally laid to an area of lawn with a paved terrace across the rear of the property with two brick steps with wrought iron balustrading to either side leading from the lounge down into the garden. The lawns are surrounded by colourful flower and mature shrub beds with brick edging and also the crinkle crankle wall. Brick walls to the rear and side boundaries. Immediately to the rear of the lounge is a paved terraced area with outside power point and cold water tap. Further down the garden is a lower paved terrace providing a sheltered seating area with box hedging and rose bed surround. From the main garden a pair of wrought iron gates lead through to the lower garden.

Kitchen Garden - 11.53m x 8.89m (37'10 x 29'2 )

Principally laid to lawn to either side and screened by box hedging across the rear boundary. Fruit trees, berry bushes and vegetable garden bed, compost bins.

Agents Note -

All windows throughout the property are lockable.
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