Sebastian Avenue, Shenfield, Brentwood

Offers over £1,100,000

  • bedrooms3
  • bathrooms2
  • receptions2


Without doubt one of the most unique and charismatic houses on the Shenfield Park Estate.

A very fine traditional house constructed in the 1930s and situated on a magnificent plot. The house has potential to enlarge, subject to the usual planning consent and is available for the first time in 50 years, only the second time since it was built. Shenfield mainline railway station, shopping Broadway and good schools are a short walk away.


A pair of leaded light glazed doors with leaded light glazed panels to either side opens to:-

Entrance Porch -

A most useful and practical area within this property with tiled floor. A solid oak front door with feature stained glass windows to either side opens to:-

Reception Hall - 5.79m > 3.35m x 2.92m (18'11 > 10'11 x 9'6 )

A magnificent reception hall with feature herringbone parquet flooring that runs throughout. Picture rail. As previously mentioned, there are two stained glass windows to either side of the front door. Radiator. Two wall light points. Door to expansive under stairs storage cupboard that contains an obscure glazed leaded light window to the porch. Meters. A curved staircase rises through the turret to the first floor galleried landing. The turret is a magnificent and very unique feature to this delightful, characterful house and incorporates the most beautiful ten casement feature stained glass window to the front elevation, drawing light and colour into the landing and hall. Door to:-

Cloakroom -

The cloakroom contains a close couple WC with wooden seat. Vanity wash hand basin. Continuation of parquet herringbone flooring from the reception hall. Part tiling to walls. Coved cornice to ceiling. A recess to one side provides an area to hang coats and this has been fitted with a hanging rail. Beyond is a sliding door that opens to the garage.

Dining Room - 4.57m x 3.96m (15' x 13')

A charming room of an ideal size for formal entertaining. Wood panelling to the walls add to the character of the room. Decorative beams to the ceiling. A central focal point is a feature brick fireplace with tiled hearth. To either side of the fireplace are two tall stained glass windows that add great colour and interest to this room. A pair of leaded light glazed french doors with leaded light glazed panels to either side open to the rear garden. Two radiators.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 3.99m x 3.25m (13'1 x 10'8)

A very pleasant kitchen fitted with a range of white gloss cupboards that comprise base cupboards, drawers and matching wall cabinets with concealed downlighting along three walls. A worktop incorporates a sink unit with mixer tap and tiled splashbacks fitted above. A contrasting wood effect breakfast bar provides seating with shelving fitted below. Miele dishwasher. Space for cooking range with Blanco extractor fan fitted above which is concealed in a decorative canopy. Space for freestanding refrigerator and freezer. Light is drawn into this kitchen/breakfast room by a feature oriel window overlooking the attractively planted front garden. To either side of this are feature circular obscure glazed leaded light windows. A leaded light window to the side draws light from the entrance porch. A glazed multi-paned door opens into the:-

Utility Room - 3.96m x 1.07m (13' x 3'6)

A practical addition to this family home. A worktop incorporates a circular sink unit with Blanco mixer tap with cupboard below and space and plumbing for domestic appliance. Matching cupboards to one side with worktop above. UPVC double glazed windows are fitted to three elevations and a UPVC double glazed door leads outside. Tiling to floor. Two wall light points.

Drawing Room - 6.40m x 4.57m > 4.45m (20'11 x 14'11 > 14'7 )

A splendid bright and spacious drawing room illuminated by leaded light windows to the rear and side elevations offering attractive views of the expansive, mature and beautifully planted rear garden. Two radiators. Feature Art Deco style fireplace with cast iron grate. To the far end of the room a step rises to a seating area fitted with parquet herringbone flooring. A pair of double glazed sliding doors open to the:-

Study Area - 3.10m x 3.07m (10'2 x 10'1)

This is a very versatile space within this property used as a study. Window to side elevation. Continuation of herringbone parquet flooring. Radiator. Coved cornice to ceiling. The study area is open to the conservatory.

Conservatory - 3.12m max x 2.74m max (10'3 max x 9' max)

A very much enjoyed later addition to this property fitted with seven floor to ceiling double glazed windows that provide panoramic views of the feature rear garden. Tiling to floor. Two doors lead to the rear garden sun terrace.

First Floor Galleried Landing -

A most interesting area with a large turret to the front elevation from which seven stained glass windows face the front and draw colour and light into this spacious landing. Picture rail. Radiator. Access to loft storage. A pair of double doors open to airing cupboard. Door to:-

Cloakroom -

This has been fitted with a back to wall WC. Wall mounted wash hand basin and tiling to full ceiling height with decorative border. Radiator. Obscure glazed windows to front elevation. Spotlights to ceiling.

Bedroom One - 4.57m to rear of wardrobes x 3.96m (15' to rear of wardrobes x 13')

Accessed from the first floor landing through the en-suite bathroom. A bright and spacious bedroom drawing light through leaded light windows overlooking the rear garden with radiator below. Built-in wardrobes provide ample hanging and shelving space with drawers fitted adjacent. Open to:-

En-Suite Bathroom -

This contains a panel enclosed bath with wall mounted shower attachment and controls. Vanity wash hand basin with ornate cupboards fitted below. Tiling to full ceiling height with decorative border. Radiator with towel rail. Shaver point. Spotlights to ceiling.

Bedroom Two - 4.57m x 3.96m (15' x 13')

A very sizeable double bedroom with a leaded light window to the rear elevation. Radiator. To the far wall are built-in wardrobes around a bed recess with bedside cabinets and cupboards fitted above. On the opposite wall is a large chest of drawers.

Bedroom Three - 3.56m x 3.35m (11'8 x 11')

An attractive double bedroom with a dormer leaded light window to the front elevation. Radiator. Picture rail. Built-in wardrobes provide hanging and shelving space with cupboards above.

Family Bathroom -

The bathroom contains a panel enclosed bath with mixer tap and wall mounted shower attachment and controls. Close coupled WC with wooden seat. Vanity wash hand basin with tiled top and cupboards below. Radiator. Part tiling to walls. Spotlights to ceiling. Decorative ceiling beams. Leaded light dormer window to the front elevation. Heated towel rail.

Rear Garden -

The rear garden is a most attractive feature with a depth of 120' and a width of 54'. Running across the rear of the property is deep paved terrace that incorporates an ornamental pond. There is a seating area sufficiently large for barbecues and eating out on warm summer evenings. Accessed from the dining room is a raised decked area providing additional seating in the shade, if required. To the side of the property is an ornate pergola that has been planted with roses and makes a delightful feature. Steps descend to an expansive lawn area that is interspersed with mature shrub, plants and trees, all serving to create a delightful garden setting. To the Easterly boundary a long pathway leads to the rear of the garden.

Front Garden -

The large driveway provides off street parking for several vehicles with ease. The remainder of the garden has been planted with lawn interspersed with rose bushes that make a very attractive entrance. The garden is screened from the avenue by hedgerow which offers privacy and seclusion. Access to the rear garden to either side of the property. Access to garage.

Garage - 6.10m x 3.05m (20' x 10')

As previously mentioned, the garage is also accessed from the cloakroom. This is a very spacious garage accessed through an obscure glazed leaded light electronically operated up and over door. Obscure glazed window to side elevation. Wall mounted gas fired boiler. The garage has power and light and has been fitted with base cupboards and wall mounted cabinets with work bench fitted. Additional cupboards to the far wall and sink unit.
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