Doddinghurst Road, Doddinghurst, Brentwood


  • bedrooms6
  • bathrooms4
  • receptions4

An outstanding and quite unique timber framed Grade II Listed house of enormous character, recently the subject of considerable improvement and modernisation, with an exceptional road frontage of 167' and a plot of 0.392 acre. This intriguing and very appealing property presents a careful juxtapostion of Mediaeval character with a wealth of period features balanced skilfully with the simplicity and subtle sophistication of modern and contemporary property design.


A solid oak front door with frosted glazed inserts and window to side opens to the:-


A splendid entrance with a depth of 40'6. Alarm system. Modern contemporary style tiling to floor. It comprises a most useful area for the storage of coats and shoes. Spotlights to ceiling. Radiator. An oak staircase with glass balustrade with motion sensored lighting rises to the first floor level. Steps descend to the extension with continuation of the modern style tiling to floor. Light is drawn into this area from a tall window to the front elevation and double glazed panels overlooking the extensive rear garden. Door to:-


A tastefully appointed cloakroom fitted with a back to wall WC with concealed cistern. Contemporary wall mounted wash hand basin with cupboard below and wall mounted mixer tap with tiled splashback. Tiling to floor and partial tiling to walls. Contemporary style radiator. Spotlights to ceiling. Extractor fan. Frosted glazed window to the front elevation.

SITTING ROOM - 4.93m x 4.27m (16'2 x 14')

A delightful bright room with interesting timber work and a fine brick Inglenook fireplace with Oak bressummer incorporating a log burning stove. The chimneys are capped and the flugs are lined. The area is heavily timbered. A window faces the front garden. A built in cupboard conceals the meters with shelving above. Original front door leads outside.

DINING ROOM - 5.31m x 4.80m (17'5 x 15'9)

A most attractive, well proportioned dual elevation room fitted with windows to the front and side elevations. A central focal point is the period style inglenook fireplace with oak bressumer above. Four wall light points. Timbered ceilings and partially timbered walls provide character and interest. Two period style radiators.

HOME OFFICE - 4.14m x 3.61m (13'7 x 11'10)

A large home office ideal for those that work from home. Dual elevation windows face the front and side elevations. Integrated speakers to ceiling. Contemporary style radiator. A pair of painted double doors open to practical understairs storage space.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 7.01m x 4.47m (23' x 14'8)

Without doubt a highlight of this very intriguing and appealing property. A magnificent kitchen/breakfast room comprehensively fitted with a fine quality range of modern stone laminate units that comprise base cupboards and drawers with contrasting wood effect wall mounted cabinets with concealed downlighting. A brushed steel worktop incorporates a Miele five ring induction hob with concealed extractor hood fitted above. Stainless steel sink inset with Franke mixer and hot water tap. Integrated appliances to remain include a Miele dishwasher. Stainless steel and glass Miele double oven with Miele microwave oven fitted above. Tall refrigerator with larder adjacent. Integrated Miele coffee machine with Miele wine cooler below. A raised breakfast bar seats four people with ease. Contemporary style tiling to floor with underfloor heating system. Spotlights and integrated speakers to ceiling. Two windows face the side elevation and a set of hardwood double glazed bi-folding doors connect this modern kitchen to the extensive rear garden.

UTILITY ROOM - 2.67m max x 2.54m max (8'9 max x 8'4 max)

A very good companion to the kitchen/breakfast room. Fitted with a range of base cupboards and wall mounted cabinets with concealed downlighting. A contrasting worktop incorporates a stainless steel circular sink unit with mixer tap. Integrated washing machine and tumble drier to remain. Built in freezer. Continuation of tiled floor. Contemporary style radiator. Spotlights to ceiling. Extractor fan. A pair of glazed French doors lead to the rear garden terrace.

FAMILY ROOM - 6.71m x 5.05m (22' x 16'7)

An excellent addition to this delightful property. This versatile room is illuminated by two sets of double glazed sliding patio doors that open to the external dining area. Additional light is drawn from three tall windows that overlook the 101' rear garden. Oak strip flooring with underfloor heating. Spotlights to ceiling. Integrated speakers.


In total, there are six bedrooms within this family home. This bedroom suite is situated on both the ground and first floor level with a shower room adjacent and would provide an excellent annex for an au pair or teenage child. The bedroom suite consists of a reception room, presently used as a music room, from which a turned oak staircase rises to the bedroom area.

MUSIC ROOM - 5.33m x 2.49m (17'6 x 8'2)

A versatile room currently used as a music room from which four tall windows extend both on the ground floor and first floor levels that face the extensive front garden. Oak strip flooring. Spotlights to ceiling and integrated speakers. A turned oak staircase with glass balustrade provides useful understairs storage and this rises to the bedroom area above.

BEDROOM AREA - 3.58m reducing to 3.20m x 2.49m (11'9 reducing to 10'6 x 8'2)

This area quite comfortably accommodates a double bed. As previously mentioned, four tall windows face the front elevation and additional light is drawn from a window to the side plus two double glazed skylight windows that face the rear. Spotlights to ceiling. Integrated speakers. Oak strip flooring.


A contemporary style shower room fitted with a wide walk-in wet room style shower. Back to wall WC with concealed cistern. Vanity wash hand basin with mixer tap and light wooden base cupboard below. Tiling to floor with underfloor heating and tiling to full ceiling height. Spotlights to ceiling. Frosted glazed window to side elevation. Heated towel rail. Extractor fan. It is worth noting that there is a pressurised water system, so good pressure throughout the house.


A large vaulted landing with solid tranverse timbers that provide character and interest. Spotlights to ceiling. Like the hallway below, a staircase descends to connect the original house to the extension where the master bedroom suite is situated. A double glazed window faces the front elevation.

MASTER BEDROOM - 6.63m x 3.48m (21'9 x 11'5)

A superb master bedroom fitted with bi-folding doors that open to a glazed Juliette style balcony with tall windows to either side. The Juliette balcony draws the morning easterly light and provides delightful elevated views of the large well tended rear garden below. Oak strip flooring. Spotlights to ceiling. Integrated audio speakers. Tall contemporary style radiator. The master bedroom is open to the:-


Running along an entire wall are a hanging rail and shelving that provide ample storage space for clothes. Continuation of woodstrip flooring from the bedroom. Spotlights to ceiling.


This en-suite contains a walk-in wet room style shower with wall mounted controls. Dual hand basins with mixer taps and cupboards fitted below. Feature patio Hatria circular back to wall WC with concealed cistern. Tiling to floor with under floor heating and tiling to full ceiling height. Sensor spotlights to ceiling. Integrated speakers. Extractor fan. Chromium heated towel rail. Frosted glazed window to side elevation.

BEDROOM TWO - 5.18m reducing to 3.25m x 4.57m (17' reducing to 10'8 x 15')

A tasteful bedroom fitted with windows to the side and rear elevations. One of the windows has a window seat below which makes a splendid feature. Spotlights to ceiling. Integrated speakers. Contemporary style radiator. Doors open to eaves storage. Tall white gloss floor to ceiling wardrobes provide ample hanging and shelving space. Door to:-


A well appointed bathroom that contains a tile enclosed bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Wide vanity wash hand basin with mixer tap and cupboard below. Feature Scarabeo WC. Door to tiled shower enclosure with wall mounted controls. Tiling to floor. Radiator. Spotlights and speakers to ceiling. Window to rear elevation. Doors open to a built in cupboard that provides a large medicine cabinet.

BEDROOM THREE - 4.60m x 3.66m 1.83m (15'1 x 12 6)

A very good bedroom fitted with windows to the front and side elevations that provide panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Contemporary style radiator. Spotlights to ceiling. Doors to either side of the chimney breast allow for useful storage facility.

BEDROOM FOUR - 3.99m max x 2.90m (13'1 max x 9'6)

This bedroom is currently used as a TV room, though could very easily accommodate a double bed, if required. Window to the side elevation. Contemporary style radiator. Spotlights to ceiling.

BEDROOM FIVE - 3.35m x 3.05m (11' x 10')

A good bedroom with a window fitted to the front elevation with radiator below. Spotlights to ceiling. Doors open to a built in wardrobe cupboard that has been fitted with a hanging rail and shelving.


A luxuriously appointed bathroom fitted with a four piece suite that comprises a corner tiled shower enclosure with wall mounted controls. Back to wall WC with concealed cistern. Panel enclosed bath with wall mounted mixer tap and vanity wash hand basin with feature Hans Grohe mixer tap and cupboard below. Tiling to floor with underfloor heating and to full ceiling height. Spotlights to ceiling. Extractor fan. Dormer window to the side elevation overlooks the front garden and countryside beyond. Chromium heated towel rail.


The entire plot measures 0.392 acre. Running across the rear of the property is an extensive paved terrace with spotlights inset. Steps descend to an external dining area which is accessed from the family room. Outside lighting. The terrace incorporates a well which makes a delightful feature. An inner courtyard leads to the front door and this is secure from the front garden, accessed from an electronically operated secure wooden gate with internal entry system. Door to garage. A pathway leads to the rear of the garden. It is worth noting at the rear garden measures in excess of 100' in depth. The garden has been planted along all three boundaries by mature hedgerow that provide privacy and screening from neighbouring properties. Brick retained flowerbeds are well stocked with an interesting and varied assortment of mature shrubs, plants and trees that all serve to provide a most attractive garden setting. To the far end of the garden is a summerhouse that incorporates a home gym and this has power and light, in addition to a Sky TV feed, and is fitted with windows that overlook the garden and house in the distance. A timber garden shed is concealed by screening.


This property has a remarkably wide road frontage of 167'. As previously mentioned, the westerly grounds to the front are extensive. To the front of the property are two large lawned areas. The garden is screened from the road by tall hedgerow. A pathway leads from the road to the front of the property. Raised railway timber sleepers incorporate a well stocked flowerbed and a mature walnut tree finishes provides interest. Three further raised flowerbeds to the side of the garden provide a herb garden. A wrought iron gate opens to the compost area. A canopied entrance leads to the original front door that would have been the entrance to the property when it served as the village post office, many years ago. A carriage in/out driveway provides ample off street parking for seven or eight vehicles with ease and this in turn leads to the detached double garage.

DOUBLE GARAGE - 6.17m x 5.41m (20'3 x 17'9)

Fitted with twin electronically operated remote controlled up and over doors. The garage has power and light and a door leads to the rear garden. There is extensive storage within the pitched roof.


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