Friars Avenue, Shenfield, Brentwood


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An extremely attractive family home with five bedrooms arranged on three floors with a large West facing rear garden. The property is situated in a very convenient position in the centre of Shenfield and is only minutes walk from the mainline railway station and shopping Broadway.


A UPVC wood effect front door with obscure double glazed leaded light inserts and obscure double glazed leaded light panels to either side open to:-

Entrance Hall -

A pleasant entrance into this spacious family home. A staircase rises to the first floor landing and below this is a useful storage space fitted with shelving and light. This cupboard contains the fuse box and electric meter. Please note that the fuse box is approximately 12 months old. Attractive oak strip flooring runs throughout and into the sitting room. Radiator. Additional door opens to a second storage cupboard fitted with shelving and additional cupboard above.

Sitting Room - 4.32m into bay x 4.06m (14'2 into bay x 13'4)

An attractive room drawing light from a UPVC double glazed wood effect leaded light bay window to the front elevation. Continuation of oak strip flooring. Radiator. A central focal point is a gas coal effect fire set within a feature stone fireplace. To either side of the chimney breast are bespoke fitted shelving units with contrasting light gloss cupboards below. Suspended ceiling incorporates spotlights and integrated speakers.

Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Area - 6.63m reducing 5.89m x 5.89m (21'9 reducing 19'4 x 19'4)

This kitchen/family room is currently partially divided though could very well be opened to provide a magnificent open plan living area for those seeking a modern style of living.

Kitchen Area -

The kitchen area incorporates a good quality range of units that comprise base cupboards, drawers and matching wall cabinets fitted along three walls with concealed downlighting. A marble effect roll edge worktop incorporates a one and a quarter bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and tiled splashbacks behind. A wide recess for Range cooker with Rangemaster extractor hood fitted above. Brick effect tiling above cooker. Recess able to accommodate an American style fridge/freezer and recess for dishwasher. It is worth noting that there is plumbing for the fridge, if this is required. This area is beautifully illuminated by a large feature glazed atrium to the ceiling and in addition two UPVC wood effect double glazed leaded light windows to rear elevation. A pair of UPVC double glazed leaded light wood effect french doors with panels to either side lead to the garden room. Spotlights and integrated speakers to ceiling. Coved cornice to ceiling. A breakfast bar seats four people.

Dining/Family Area -

The dining and family area has been fitted with oak strip flooring. A central focal point of the dining area is a feature sandstone fireplace with bespoke glazed display unit to either side of the chimney breast with cupboards below. Radiator. As previously mentioned, there is access to the garden room through french doors.

Utility Room - 2.74m x 2.01m (9' x 6'7)

A splendid companion to this kitchen/breakfast room. The utility room comprises of country cream drawers and cupboards fitted below a matching wood block worktop that incorporates a Twyford ceramic butler sink with Victorian style mixer tap. Space and plumbing for domestic appliances. UPVC wood effect double glazed leaded light window to rear elevation. Spotlights to ceiling. UPVC wood effect obscure double glazed door leads to the boot room. An additional door to the:-

Cloakroom -

The cloakroom has been fitted with a close coupled WC and a wall mounted wash hand basin with chromium monobloc mixer tap. The walls are partially panelled. Radiator. Extractor fan.

Boot Room - 2.84m x 1.09m (9'4 x 3'7)

A very practical area within this property that connects the rear garden to the front, via the garage. Light is drawn from UPVC obscure double glazed wood effect windows to the side elevation and a floor to ceiling double glazed leaded light wood effect door that leads to the rear garden terrace. UPVC obscure double glazed door to garage.

Garden Room - 8.10m x 3.12m (26'7 x 10'3)

A very versatile area currently being used as a garden room though would serve as an excellent children's playroom, if required. This room provides panoramic views of the well tended Westerly rear garden which is accessed through a set of UPVC wood effect double glazed bi-folding doors. Wood effect flooring with underfloor heating system. Spotlights to ceiling. Two wall light points.

First Floor Landing -

A staircase rises to the first floor level. A pair of double doors open to reveal a deep airing cupboard that incorporates a Megaflow hot water cylinder, immersion heater, slatted shelving and lights. Additional door opens to a useful storage cupboard with shelving.

Bedroom One - 3.66m x 3.61m (12' x 11'10)

A peaceful master bedroom situated at the rear of the property. UPVC wood effect double glazed leaded light window overlooks the spacious rear garden below. A unique feature is that this bedroom is entirely un-overlooked by other properties nearby. Radiator. Running along an entire wall are a fine range of bespoke fitted floor to ceiling wardrobes and drawers that incorporate ample hanging and shelving facility with glass shelving to the centre and spotlights above. Two wall light points. Door to:-

En-suite Bathroom -

A contemporary style bathroom that incorporates a panel enclosed bath with mixer tap, spa jets and hand-held shower attachment. A tiled shower enclosure with wall mounted controls, over head shower and handheld shower attachment. A back to wall WC with concealed cistern. Vanity wash hand basin with contemporary style mixer tap and drawers below. Tiling to floors and to full ceiling height. Spotlights to ceiling. UPVC obscure double glazed wood effect window to rear elevation. Feature heated towel rail. Tiling to floor and matching tiling to walls with feature mosaic effect border.

Bedroom Two - 3.68m x 3.61m (12'1 x 11'10)

An excellent double bedroom illuminated beautifully by a UPVC wood effect double glazed leaded light window to the front elevation with radiator below. Coved cornice to ceiling. To either side of the chimney are a range of bespoke floor to ceiling white wardrobes fitted with hanging and shelving space. In front of the chimney breast is an artificial wall which conceals all wiring for a home media system.

Bedroom Three - 3.56m x 2.01m (11'8 x 6'7)

This has been fitted with a modern contemporary style wood effect flooring. UPVC wood effect double glazed leaded light window to front elevation with radiator below. Coved cornice to ceiling. TV aerial point. Built-in wardrobes provide storage space with drawers fitted below.

Bedroom Four - 2.34m x 2.29m (7'8 x 7'6)

An attractive single bedroom. UPVC wood effect double glazed leaded light window to front elevation. Radiator. Coved cornice to ceiling.

Family Shower Room -

Large walk-in shower enclosure with chrome fittings, over-head shower and a separate handheld shower attachment. Contemporary wash hand basin with mixer tap. Close coupled WC. Heated towel rail. Tiling to walls and to floor. UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation.

Second Floor Level -

Door opens to eaves storage cupboard fitted with lighting that provides excellent storage facility for suitcases, Christmas decorations and the like. Spotlights to ceiling. Door to:-

Bedroom Five - 4.98m max x 4.88m max (16'4 max x 16' max)

An excellent addition to this appealing family home. This is a very versatile room and would be an ideal space for house guests or teenage children. It could also very well serve as a spacious games room. It currently incorporates a large corner dressing table fitted with drawers and cupboards below with wardrobe to side. Spotlights to ceiling. Two wall light points. Radiator. UPVC wood effect double glazed leaded light window provides attractive elevated views of surrounding gardens of neighbouring properties. As previously mentioned, this area is entirely unoverlooked. Two sets of painted double doors open to eaves storage space.

Shower Room -

An excellent use of space. The shower room contains a tiled shower enclosure with vertical mosaic effect border. Back to wall WC with concealed cistern. Tiling to floor and to full ceiling height. Spotlights to ceiling. Extractor fan. Two small UPVC wood effect double glazed leaded light windows face the rear elevation, one of which is obscured. Heated towel rail.

Rear Garden -

A very private rear garden with dimensions of 60' x 35'. Running across the rear of the property is a paved terrace which is in sunshine throughout virtually the entire day and is an ideal size for outside entertaining. From here a path leads to the far end of the garden from which steps ascend to a shed concealed behind mature shrubs. Raised brick retained flowerbeds incorporate a varied assortment of mature shrubs and plants that provide an attractive garden setting. Additional features to this rear garden include an irrigation system and brick effect lighting to the terrace. Access to the front garden through the boot room. An attractive feature is a charming red brick wall to the far end.

Front Garden -

The front garden consists of a very spacious block paved driveway which provides off-street parking for a good many vehicle and leads to the garage.

Garage - 6.40m x 3.05m (21' x 10')

An excellent and most sizeable garage. The garage can be accessed through an electronically operated remote controlled up and over door. Gas meter. This garage has been fitted with light and power and accommodates the wall mounted Potterton gas fired boiler. This garage is sufficiently large to accommodate a large vehicle and also provides a spacious workshop beyond.
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