Rayleigh Road, Hutton, Brentwood

Offers in the region of £1,450,000

  • bedrooms6
  • bathrooms3
  • receptions4

A superb opportunity to acquire a most attractive and unique Edwardian house of considerable size with the advantage of a large self contained annexe of four rooms. This fine house contains large accommodation with good south facing gardens and is situated only minutes walk from the mainline railway station, future Crossrail terminus, with just a 27 minute commute into the City of London. Good local schools are within a short walking distance and the shopping Broadway is also nearby with excellent restaurants, bars , pub plus Tesco, Coop, Costa Coffee and private shops.

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The Vines is a beautiful and iconic 16 room house, on three levels, including an adjoining annexe with double bedroom, it s own bathroom, kitchen and sizeable living room that has direct access from the front and rear leading to a beautiful two tier garden with a vine covered arbour with seating for ten people. When the sun shines al fresco dining is a joy.


A painted panelled front door in a classical surround opens to the:-

Reception Hall - 4.88m x 1.83m reducing to 1.52m (16' x 6' reducing to 5')

A bright spacious reception area with a window to the front elevation. Radiator. An interconnecting door leads to the annexe and from here another door leads into the main house.

Dining Room - 4.88m x 3.66m (16' x 12')

A very attractive bright room with a porthole window to one side and a shallow bay window to the front elevation. Two radiators. This leads to the:-

Drawing Room - 5.00m x 4.39m (16'5 x 14'5)

A large bright room with a wide attractive bay window to the front elevation. A prominent feature of this room is the deep red brick fireplace with a wooden bressummer and York stone hearth and incorporating a gas coal fire with hood. Tall coved ceilings. Wall light points.

Sitting Room - 4.57m x 3.73m (15' x 12'3)

This room has an interconnecting door with the kitchen/family room and also has a wide four casement shallow bay window with very pleasant views across the terrace and gardens beyond. Radiator. A glazed screen divides this area from the hall and a feature of the room is the red brick fireplace with wooden mantel and incorporating a log burning stove to the side of which is a shelf with a cupboard and space below.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 7.01m x 4.50m reducing to 3.66m (23' x 14'9 reducing to 12')

This is a delightful comfortable spacious room situated at the rear of the house from which french doors with windows to either side open to the garden terrace. There are two further windows to the side elevation and two velux windows permitting further daylight from a tall vaulted area to the ceiling. The kitchen has been extensively fitted with a range of coloured units with wood block worksurfaces and consists of a great many cupboards and drawers. Matching wall cupboards and a very attractive matching dresser. White ceramic twin bowl sink unit with mixer taps. Integrated Neff dishwasher with tiling and lighting behind worksurfaces. To one corner is a deep shelved cupboard. There is a further deep recess which currently contains a freestanding fridge-freezer. Spotlights to ceiling. Radiator.

Utility Room - 2.74m x 1.98m (9' x 6'6)

Fitted along one wall with a similar range of fitted units also incorporating a useful broom cupboard together with matching wall cabinets, one of which contains the Vaillant gas fired boiler providing heating and hot water. Set in a long block worksurface is a white ceramic single bowl sink unit with mixer taps. Below is space and plumbing for domestic appliances. A tall vaulted ceiling contains two velux windows and a half paned door leads to the front. Spotlights to ceiling.

Landing -

This area is on two levels with a window to the side elevation below which is an airing cupboard which contains a hot water cylinder and slatted shelving above. A flight of stairs leads to the second floor. Nearby is the:-

WC -

White WC with cistern behind. Corner hand wash basin with tiled splashbacks. Window to side elevation.

Bedroom One - 5.05m x 4.42m (16'7 x 14'6)

A very good master bedroom with a wide window to the front elevation and radiator below. Across most of one wall are a range of good quality floor to ceiling wardrobe cupboards with a total of seven doors, two of which are mirrored. Nearby is a matching dressing table and bedside cabinets.

Bedroom Two - 4.60m x 3.71m (15'1 x 12'2)

A double glazed window opens to the rear elevation with radiator fitted below.

En-Suite Shower Room -

Contains a wide tiled shower enclosure with bi-folding doors and chromium plated controls. Vanity wash hand basin with cupboard below. Shaver socket. Part tiling to walls. Chromium plated radiator. Light is drawn from a velux window and a porthole window to the side. Extractor fan. Spotlights to ceiling. Mediterranean style tiling to the floor.

Bedroom Three - 4.88m x 3.73m (16' x 12'3)

A spacious bedroom with a window to the front elevation. Radiator. In one corner is a pedestal wash hand basin.

Family Bathroom -

A very large room with a maximum length of 23' by 8'6. Comprising a white corner bath with chromium plated mixer tap and handheld shower attachment. An oval hand wash basin is set into a long wooden top with cupboards and drawers below. Matching cupboards above incorporate a bevelled mirror and halogen lighting with tiled splashbacks. Close coupled WC with wooden seat. Wide tiled shower enclosure with bi-folding doors and chromium plated controls. Two radiators with chromium towel holders. Wainscoating to walls. This room is illuminated by a large three casement obscure glazed window to the rear together with a porthole window plus a further opaque window to the side elevation. Spotlights to ceiling.

Second Floor -

Off a small landing is a window to the side elevation. Doors open to:-

Bedroom Four - 5.08m x 4.11m (16'8 x 13'6)

A window to the front elevation with radiator below provides excellent views towards Mountnessing in the distance. Across one wall is a range of painted cupboards with shelving that provide a practical storage space.

Bedroom Five - 3.66m max x 3.56m max (12' max x 11'8 max)

Window to rear elevation with radiator below. Across part of one wall is a range of cupboards fitted with shelving and door opens to additional storage space.

The Annexe -

This area is entirely independent of the main house and is accessed from its own front door from the driveway.

Hall -

This is a 'L' shaped area with the longest measurements of 12'7 x 9'10. Window to front elevation. Radiator. Painted double doors open to coat cupboard which also accommodates the fuse box.

Sitting Room - 6.35m x 3.30m (20'10 x 10'10)

A very generous room with a double glazed window to the rear elevation with pleasant views of the garden and a pair of double glazed french doors lead outside to the terrace area. An attractive feature is a wooden fireplace with painted wooden fire surround which currently accommodates an electric fire. Radiator. Coved cornice to ceiling and wall light points.

Kitchen - 2.95m x 2.13m (9'8 x 7')

This room is pleasantly situated at the front of the property with a window to the front. Fitted with a range of laminate fitted units along two walls consisting of a good many cupboards, drawers and matching wall cabinets with concealed downlighting. Stainless steel single bowl sink unit with mixer taps. Space for oven cooker. Space for freestanding fridge-freezer. Space for domestic appliances. A walled cupboard contains a Vaillant gas fired boiler providing heating and hot water to the annexe. Radiator. Coved cornice and spotlights to ceiling.

Bedroom - 3.53m x 3.15m plus door recess (11'7 x 10'4 plus door recess)

A bright dual aspect room with windows to the rear and side elevations with views across the gardens and facing South. Radiator. Fitted with a good range of white painted wardrobe cupboards consisting of four doors to the side of which is a matching chest of drawers. Access to loft storage space.

Shower Room -

This contains a wide shower enclosure with sliding door, a seat and chromium plated controls. Traditional style wash hand basin with cupboard below. Low level WC with wooden seat. Part tiling to walls. Coved cornice and spotlights to ceiling. Extractor fan. Heated ladder style towel rail. Window to side elevation.

Rear Garden -

This surprisingly spacious rear garden measures 72' depth by 61' in width. It is a very interesting area facing due south and constructed on two levels. The higher level is bordered from the remainder of the garden by ornamental balustraded walling and is approached by a wide series of steps to one corner. The lower garden consists largely of a lawn bordered by shrubs and perennial plants. Adjacent to the rear of the house is a deep paved terrace accommodating a brick built barbecue, bordered by a low ornamental wall and a step leads up to a most attractive vine covered terrace. Side gate to the front garden.

Our sellers tell us they have had many happy family and friends parties both externally and internally. Garden parties have accommodated up to 70 guests with ease.

Front Garden -

Parking for 2/3 cars and additional parking for 2 or 3 more vehicles to the front of the house on attractive tarmacadam paved and brick paved area which is retained by a painted 3 foot wall.
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