A quite outstanding, very large and appealing family house situated on a spacious plot in excess of 0.36 acre. This fine property has six bedrooms, in addition to a cinema room and office on the second floor level, a magnificent hall and a quite outstanding Clive Christian kitchen/breakfast room. The house is 1 mile from Shenfield mainline railway station and shopping Broadway.
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Steps ascend to the front door which opens to the:-
MAGNIFICENT HALL -
With a ceiling height of 18'. A most impressive entrance into this beautiful family home from which an ornate oak carved staircase rises to the first floor galleried landing with matching wood panelling to walls. A dramatic 15' tall eight casement window draws light into this magnificent area. A central focal point of this delightful and imposing hall is an oranate wooden carved fireplace incorporating an iron grate. Travertine tiling to floor. Spotlights and coved cornice to ceiling. Door to understairs storage cupboard fitted with light and accommodating the fusebox. The hall is T-shaped and has a maximum width of 44'. A pair of double doors opens to reveal a cloaks cupboard incorporating a hanging rail and there is an additional door to one side which provides a separate entrance into this property making it very easy to incorporate an annexe style arrangement of accommodation within this property, if required. Ornate coved cornice to ceiling. A recess incorporates a feature wooden wine rack with cupboards fitted below. Door to:-
GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM -
Tastefully appointed, containing a close coupled WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Part tiling to walls. Continuation of travertine tiling to floor. Spotlights and coved cornice to walls. Extractor fan.
DINING ROOM - 4.88m x 4.27m (16' x 14')
A large room ideal for entertaining on a large scale. Double glazed window to front elevation. Ornate coved cornice to ceiling. Integrated audio system. The entire ground and first floor of this property has the benefit of an underfloor heating system.
FAMILY ROOM - 4.65m x 4.19m (15'3 x 13'9)
A versatile room situated at the front of the property which could very well serve as a games room, library or additional sitting room, if required. Large window to front elevation. Integrated audio system. Coved cornice to ceiling. A central focal point is a brick fireplace with wooden mantle. An interesting feature of this room is a Gothic style window with complementing brick arch above. Oak flooring.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 8.05m x 5.18m max (26'5 x 17' max)
This room is without doubt the hub of this house and is used extensively by the present owners. A most interesting feature to the design of this property is the elevation to the rear which incorporates a magnificent turret. The turret wall is at the rear of the kitchen in the breakfast area, a charming curved wall incorporates three pairs of french doors that lead to the rear garden. This beautifully equipped Clive Christian kitchen is comprehensively fitted with a fine quality range of units that comprise base cupboards, drawers and matching wall cabinets along three walls. A long granite worktop incorporates a porcelain double butler style sink unit with ribbed granite drainer and Victorian style mixer tap. Space for cooking range. Integrated appliances to remain include a Miele microwave oven and grill. Space for American style fridge/freezer. To the centre of this room is an island unit with matching granite top and cupboards and drawers fitted below. Continuation of travertine tiling to floor. Integrated audio system. Spotlights and oranate coved cornice to ceiling.
UTILITY ROOM - 3.15m x 2.77m (10'4 x 9'1)
A spacious utility room fitted with a range of light coloured base cupboards, drawers and matching wall cabinets with contrasting wood block worktop. Butler style sink set with Victorian style mixer tap. Space and plumbing for domestic appliances. Continuation of travertine tiled flooring. A glazed door leads outside with window fitted to side. Ornate coved cornice to ceiling.
DRAWING ROOM - 9.45m x 5.56m reducing to 5.11m (31' x 18'3 reducing to 16'9)
A very large imposing room accessed through a pair of glazed double doors from the reception hall. A most impressive and grand reception room drawing light from windows to the rear elevation and doors that lead outside. A central focal point is a limestone fire surround incorporating a fire set within an iron grate. Coved cornice to ceiling. Gothic style window to side elevation.
GAMES ROOM - 4.78m x 4.01m (15'8 x 13'2)
An excellent and very versatile room fitted with a pair of double glazed french doors with glazed panels to either side that lead to the rear garden decking area. Additional glazed door to side and two further windows fitted to the rear and side elevations. Wood effect flooring. Coved cornice to ceiling. The games room has been fitted with a desk with cupboards fitted below and frosted glazed cabinet above.
FIRST FLOOR GALLERIED LANDING -
The landing has a maximum width of 40'. A very spacious and generous landing from which an additional staircase ascends to the second floor level. As previously mentioned, the entire ground and first floor of this property has the benefit of an underfloor heating system. Ornate coved cornice to ceiling. Integrated audio system. A recess accommodates a feature ornate carved bookshelf with cupboard below. Doors open to:-
BEDROOM ONE - 8.05m x 5.41m max (26'5 x 17'9 max)
This is a splendid spacious master bedroom with curved walls to the rear elevation incorporating three windows overlooking the garden below. Spotlights to ceiling. Ornate coved cornice to ceiling. Door to:-
EN-SUITE BATHROOM -
A very tastefully and luxuriously appointed bathroom which contains a freestanding bath unit with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Close coupled WC. His&Hers twin vanity twin wash hand basins set within a marble top with cupboards and drawers below. Tiling to floor and part tiling to walls. Heated ladder towel rail. Spotlights and ornate coved cornice to ceiling. Obscure double glazed window to rear elevation.
BEDROOM TWO - 5.66m max x 5.49m (18'7 max x 18')
Another very large bedroom with a wide double glazed window to the rear elevation. Spotlights and coved cornice to ceiling. Door to:-
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM -
This Mediterranean style en-suite contains a tiled shower enclosure, close coupled WC and vanity wash hand basin with mixer tap and white gloss cupboards fitted below. Tiling to floor with feature border and to full ceiling height. Spotlights and ornate coved cornice to ceiling. Curved heated towel rail. Obscure double glazed window to rear elevation.
BEDROOM THREE - 4.80m x 4.09m (15'9 x 13'5)
Like all bedrooms within this property this is of a very good size indeed. Double glazed window to front elevation overlooking the expansive front garden. Ornate coved cornice to ceiling.
BEDROOM FOUR - 4.27m x 4.11m plus door recess (14' x 13'6 plus door recess)
A spacious bedroom with double glazed window to front. Coved cornice to ceiling. Attractive contemporary light wood effect flooring. Built in cupboard contains hanging rail and provides useful storage space.
BEDROOM FIVE - 4.06m into dormer window x 3.51m (13'4 into dormer window x 11'6)
Double glazed window to rear elevation. Built in wardrobe with drawers adjoining that provide ample hanging and shelving space.
BEDROOM SIX - 4.42m max x 3.96m into dormer window (14'6 max x 13' into dormer window)
A very attractive double bedroom with a window overlooking the bathroom and front garden below. Built in wardrobe with drawers adjoining offer practical storage space and a desk with drawers to either side make a useful study area.
FAMILY BATHROOM -
The family bathroom has been fitted with a four piece suite which comprises a tiled shower enclosure. Villeroy & Boch pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap. Close coupled WC and tile enclosed bath with mixer tap. Tiling to floor and part tiling to walls. Heated curved towel rail. Spotlights and coved cornice to ceiling. Extractor fan. Door to airing cupboard fitted with light and slatted shelving.
SHOWER ROOM -
Comprising a tiled shower enclosure. Close coupled WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Tiling to floor and to full ceiling height with decorative border. Coved cornice to ceiling. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail. Obscure double glazed window to front elevation.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING -
The second floor accommodation would make an excellent space for an au pair.
BEDROOM SEVEN - 4.37m max x 2.84m max (14'4 max x 9'4 max)
A window to the front elevation provides elevated views of Widworthy Hayes and beyond. Radiator.
BEDROOM EIGHT/GAMES ROOM - 11.58m max x 8.23m max' (38' max x 27 max')
An excellent space that could very well serve as a games room or cinema, if required. An L-shaped room illuminated by a dormer window to the rear elevation and an additional velux style window to the side. Spotlights to ceiling. Wood effect flooring. Four radiators. Door to loft storage space incorporating a gas fired combi boiler and water cylinder. Fusebox. A very useful boarded storage area within this property, fitted with light.
The very large rear garden is an attractive feature of this house and has the benefit of a westerly elevation. The rear garden measures 82' in depth and the overall plot measures in excess of 0.36 acre. The gardens are very manageable being mostly laid to lawn with shrub borders. The rear boundary is well screened by evergreens creating privacy and seclusion. Across the entire width of Ambleside is a decked area from which steps descend to a sun terrace that opens to a well tended lawn. The garden has been planted with a varied and interesting assortment of mature shrubs, plants and trees all serving to create an attractive garden setting. Access to the front via a wooden gate to the northern boundary. There is also access along the southern boundary to the front.
FRONT GARDEN -
The property has a broad frontage to Widworthy Hayes of 88' and is accessed via two sets of remote controlled electronically operated wrought iron gates between brick pillars that provide a large sweeping shingle carriage in-out driveway with lawn to either side. Centred between the brick pillars is a semi circular raised flowerbed planted with a mature assortment of shrubs and plants. Access to garage.
GARAGE - 5.82m max x 5.82m max (19'1 max x 19'1 max)
One corner of the garage has been incorporated into the internal layout of the property so the garage can quite easily park one large vehicle, if required. The garage has been fitted with an electronically operated up and over door. Power and light connected. A door leads to the rear garden. Fusebox.