A very fine and spacious family home of considerable character located within one of the most desirable parts of Old Shenfield. This attractive property is situated on a broad plot with a frontage to Priests Lane of approximately 50'. Shenfield mainline railway station and shopping Broadway are within a short walking distance and the house is also within the St. Mary's school catchment area. Four bedrooms. Three reception rooms. Kitchen/breakfast room. Ground floor cloakroom. Family bathroom. Delightful garden. Enormous character. No onward chain.
From beneath a sheltered entrance, brick paviour steps ascend to a painted wood panelled front door with obscure glazed leaded light inserts. This opens to the:-
ENTRANCE HALL -
This is a spacious hall with a width of 19'. Attractive polished herringbone flooring runs throughout. Coved cornice to ceiling. A staircase rises to the first floor landing which is illuminated by a very fine feature stained glass obscure glazed window with leaded lights. Two wall light points. Below the staircase there is a most useful storage space and this area has been fitted with light and accommodates the meters and fuse box. Radiator. Door to:-
GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM -
This room contains a low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Tiling to full ceiling height with feature border. Obscure double glazed leaded light window fitted to the side elevation.
DINING ROOM - 4.62m max x 2.82m (15'2 max x 9'3)
This is a very attractive room with a curved wall to one end from which a door with double glazed leaded light inserts opens to the rear garden sun terrace. Additional light is drawn from six casement double glazed leaded light window to the rear. Continuation of attractive polished herringbone flooring from the entrance hall. Coved cornice to ceiling. Two wall light points. Double banked radiator This room opens to the sitting room.
SITTING ROOM - 4.32m x 3.66m reducing to 3.25m (14'2 x 12' reducing to 10'8)
This is a lovely sunny dual aspect reception room fitted with a double glazed leaded light bay window to the front elevation overlooking the pretty garden and Parkway beyond and a double glazed leaded light window to the rear aspect. Radiator. Delightful polished herringbone flooring runs throughout. Two wall light points. Coved cornice to ceiling. A delightful feature is a decorative wooden carved fireplace with marble surround and hearth.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 5.99m max x 4.57m max (19'8 max x 15' max)
This is an L-shaped room fitted with a fine quality range of wooden units which comprise base cupboards, drawers and matching wall cabinets with concealed downlighting fitted along three walls. A long granite worktop incorporates a Kohler double sink unit with mixer tap and granite upstand. To one wall there are two display cabinets with leaded light glazed doors situated above the granite worktop below which are additional cupboards, drawers and wine rack. Space for freestanding oven cooker with extractor hood fitted above. Integrated appliances to remain include a Hotpoint dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier. In the dining area there is additional storage incorporating cupboards fitted with shelving and the far cupboard accommodates the Baxi gas fired boiler. Amtico flooring runs throughout with feature border. Spotlights to ceiling in the kitchen area and two wall light points in the dining area. Coved cornice to ceiling. Large radiator. Light is drawn from two double glazed leaded light windows fitted to the rear elevation and a wood painted double glazed door with panels to the side opens to the rear garden.
STUDY/PLAYROOM - 5.44m into bay window x 2.44m (17'10 into bay window x 8')
This is a very versatile room and would make for an excellent home office or otherwise childrens playroom, if required. This room is illuminated by a double glazed leaded light bay window fitted to the front elevation and a painted wooden door with obscure double glazed leaded light inserts which leads outside. Radiator. Spotlights and coved cornice to ceiling.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING -
As previously mentioned, this area is illuminated by a very fine feature stained glass window to the front elevation. This is a very broad landing with dimensions of 23'10 in width. This property has magnificent storage capacity and the landing has been fitted with two pairs of floor to ceiling wardrobes with wood panelled double doors which provide ample hanging and shelving space. It is quite possible, if preferred, to remove this storage facility and open the landing up to make a magnificent galleried landing illuminated by the large stained glass window to the front elevation. Coved cornice to ceiling. A door opens to reveal an airing cupboard which has been fitted with a hot water cylinder with slatted shelving above. Additional double glazed lead light window to the front aspect. Radiator. Doors open to:-
BEDROOM ONE - 4.34m x 3.05m to rear of wardrobes (14'3 x 10' to rear of wardrobes)
A very good dual aspect bedroom. Fitted along an entire wall is a very comprehensive and quality range of units which offer ample hanging and shelving space and in the very centre is an area which accommodates a television, if required. Double glazed leaded light bay window to the front elevation with storage fitted below. Double glazed leaded light window overlooking the rear garden. Double banked radiator. Coved cornice to ceiling. Wall light points.
BEDROOM TWO - 4.47m x 3.20m reducing to 2.44m (14'8 x 10'6 reducing to 8')
This room has a large double glazed dormer window to the rear elevation overlooking the pretty garden below. Double banked radiator. A recess accommodates a pedestal wash hand basin with mirror fitted above. To one wall is a floor to ceiling wardrobe which has been fitted with attractive gloss double doors and this provides ample hanging and shelving space.
BEDROOM THREE - 3.66m x 2.57m (12' x 8'5)
This is a good sized double bedroom with an attractive view of the rear garden through a large double glazed leaded light window. Radiator. Coved cornice to ceiling. A wooden door opens to a built- in wardrobe with hanging rail.
BEDROOM FOUR - 3.35m reducing to 2.21m x 2.54m (11' reducing to 7'3 x 8'4)
Given that this is the smallest bedroom in the house, it is, in our opinion, a very good size indeed. Double glazed leaded light window to rear aspect. Radiator. Coved cornice to ceiling.
FAMILY BATHROOM -
This room has been comprehensively fitted with a tile enclosed bath with Victorian style mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Walk-in wet room style shower. Tiling to full ceiling height with feature border. Spotlights to ceiling. A pair of wood panelled doors open to a practical storage area for toiletries. Obscure double glazed leaded light dormer window to the front elevation.
The rear garden is an attractive feature of this property. It measures 53' at it's deepest point. Running across the rear of the house is a paved terrace with brick edging, of an ideal size for outside entertaining. Outside light and tap. The remainder of the garden has been largely laid to lawn and is bordered by very well stocked flowerbeds that contain a varied and interesting assortment of mature shrubs, plants and trees which all create a delightful garden setting. A pathway ascends from one side of the terrace and winds beneath a pergola approaching a gate which provides access to Friars Avenue. To the other far corner is a shed. There is access along one side of the property through a gate to the front garden.
FRONT GARDEN -
This property is accessed from Priests Lane through a five bar wooden gate which leads to a large block paviour driveway capable of parking a good many vehicles with ease. This driveway is bordered by raised brick edged flowerbeds. The remainder of the garden is planted to lawn and contains a planting of conifers and hedgerow providing privacy from the Lane.