An outstanding and quite unique 1572 built listed period family home of enormous character with magnificent landscaped gardens in excess of an acre, situated in a prime position with elevated and panoramic views across to South Weald country park. The accommodation is very elegant, spacious and well appointed and the gardens are outstanding with fine views across surrounding countryside. This lovely family home is offered to the market with no onward chain. Four bedrooms. Two bath/shower rooms. Four reception rooms. Kitchen. Conservatory. Cellar. Magnificent views. Outstanding location. Large plot. No Onward Chain.
A solid oak door opens to the entrance hall
ENTRANCE HALL -
This area is heavily timbered, as are all rooms within this fine character property. Ornate feature cupboard provides storage space for coats and shoes. Tiling to the floor. Hardwood double glazed window to side elevation. This area opens to the:-
DINING ROOM - 4.32m x 3.66m (14'2 x 12')
A bright and spacious dining room of an ideal size for evening entertaining. Light is drawn from two hardwood double glazed windows fitted to the front and side elevations. Half timbered ceiling. Radiator. Three wall light points. The dining area is open to the kitchen.
KITCHEN - 4.22m x 3.35m (13'10 x 11')
This Sheraton/Omega kitchen has been very well appointed with a good quality range of units which comprise base cupboards, drawers and matching eye level wall cabinets with concealed downlighting fitted along three walls. A marble effect worktop incorporates a sink unit with Victorian style mixer tap and tiled splashbacks above. Space for cooking range with concealed extractor hood fitted above. Space for refrigerator and dishwasher. Wood effect flooring. Two radiators. An oak stable door leads outside.
LOUNGE - 5.18m x 3.96m (17' x 13')
The lounge is a delightful bright room with interesting timber work. A focal point of which is a fine brick fireplace with oak bresummer incorporating an open fire with tiled hearth. To one side of the chimney is a deep storage cupboard fitted with light. A pair of double glazed french doors with panels to either side open to the garden terrace. Four wall light points. Wide radiator. This area is open to the sitting room.
SITTING ROOM - 7.32m x 3.96m (24' x 13')
A spacious area currently used as a games and music room though could very well serve as an additional seating or dining area, if required. Light is drawn from hardwood double glazed windows fitted to the front and rear elevations. Half timbered ceiling. Radiator fitted beneath the window. Four wall light points. Door to:-
CELLAR - 4.70m x 3.51m (15'5 x 11'6)
Steps descend to a most useful and spacious cellar. Tiling to floor. Fitted with light and power.
STUDY - 3.18m x 3.15m (10'5 x 10'4)
The 15' 7 vaulted ceiling very much adds to a feeling of space within this room. This area is heavily timbered, as are all rooms. Hardwood double glazed window to rear elevation.
From here steps leads to the conservatory. Tiling to floor. Vanity wash hand basin with mixer tap. Radiator. Hardwood double glazed window to side elevation. Door to WC.
The WC has been fitted with a low level WC with wooden seat. Radiator. Tiling to floor. Hardwood obscure double glazed window fitted to the side elevation.
CONSERVATORY - 5.94m max x 5.79m (19'6 max x 19')
This is an L-shaped and magnificent later addition to this beautiful period property. Two sets of french doors and two additional singular doors lead outside. Terracotta tiling to the floor with feature borders. Light with ceiling fan. This area offers elevated and panoramic views across to South Weald Country Park.
FIRST FLOOR -
An interesting landing illuminated by two hardwood double glazed windows fitted to the rear elevation. A feature exposed brick chimney breast makes an appealing feature. The walls are part timbered adding to the character of this area. Radiator. Doors open to:-
BEDROOM ONE - 4.88m x 3.96m plus door recess (16' x 13' plus door recess)
This is an intriguing bedroom and the 11'8 vaulted ceiling adds to the sense of space throughout .This is a dual aspect bedroom with windows to the rear and side elevations. Radiator. Bespoke ornate feature built in wardrobes provide ample hanging and shelving space.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM -
The en-suite bathroom has been fitted with a suite which comprises panel enclosed bath with hand grips, mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Tiled shower enclosure. A low level WC with wooden seat and vanity wash hand basin with ornate cupboards fitted below. Tiling to full ceiling height. Radiator. Window to rear elevation.
BEDROOM TWO - 4.37m x 3.66m (14'4 x 12')
This is a dual aspect bedroom with windows to rear and side elevations. Radiator. Built in cupboards with dressing table to the side with drawers below and shelving above.
BEDROOM THREE - 4.39m max x 3.35m max (14'5 max x 11' max)
Hardwood double glazed window to the rear elevation with radiator fitted below. Built in wardrobe cupboard with dressing table and drawers below adjoining.
BEDROOM FOUR - 3.81m x 3.45m (12'6 x 11'4)
It is worth noting that all bedrooms within this property are very good sized double bedrooms. Double glazed window to rear elevation. Radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM -
The family bathroom has been fitted with panel enclosed bath with wall mounted shower controls and bi folding shower screen. Close coupled WC with wooden seat. Pedestal wash hand basin. Tiling to full ceiling height. Spotlights and extractor fan to ceiling. Hardwood obscure double glazed window to rear elevation. Radiator.
REAR GARDEN -
An extensive plot measuring approximately an acre, the large part of which is contained behind the property. This area behind the house is a very attractive landscaped garden consisting mostly of lawn with herbaceous and shrub borders and various evergreen and deciduous trees around the boundaries. The aspect to the rear is across to South Weald Country Park with established trees in the distance creating a lovely view from the house. Across the rear of the property, particularly adjoining the lounge is a stone paved terrace and pond. The garden has been planted extensively with a varied and most interesting assortment of mature shrubs, plants and trees that provide colour and interest and make a most splendid garden setting. To the far end is a rockery and ornamental pond crossed by a narrow wooden bridge. Nearby there is a timber arbour of a good size with surrounding trees and shrubs. An attractive feature is a well situated at the front of the property. Of particular interest is a timber framed barn with cart lodge adjoining which could quite possibly serve to provide additional accommodation, subject to the usual planning requirements. It is worth noting that this is a grade II star outbuilding, so particular planning requirements will need to be met.