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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Willoughby's Lane, High Garrett, Braintree CM7
- VACANT POSSESSION
- 5 Bedrooms
- 5 Reception Rooms
- 2 Bath/Shower Rooms
- Plot Of Approx 1.25 Acres (STS)
- Ample Parking
OFFERED WITH VACANT POSSESSION
Willoughbys Farm is a PERIOD FARMHOUSE approximately 500 years old. It is a substantial property approaching 4000 sq ft over 3 floors with POTENTIAL TO DEVELOP the second floor into further accomodation. It has a wealth of PERIOD FEATURES and in particular extemely HIGH CIELINGS for a timber framed property. It has been EXTENSIVELY MODERNISED by the current owners and now has been re-wired, had central heating installed and a new bio disc private drainage system. the plot is APPROXIMATELY 1.25 ACRES (STS) including extra land.
Is timber framed with rendered elevations under a peg tiled roof. The accommodation comprises 5 double bedrooms, 5 reception rooms, 2 bath/shower rooms and a kitchen.
Ground Floor Accommodation
The ground floor accommodation is bright and airy. The front of the house is flanked by 2 generous reception rooms one a drawing room which has a Regency feel with a dual aspect and an open fire plus an arched display alcove. The sitting room is extremely grand with fine exposed timbers, an open fire and an ornately carved fire surround and mantle shelf. The study is a good size with double doors leading out to a rear terrace and the gardens. In the corner of the floor is access to a small cellar below. The snug/family room has a large inglenook fireplace with bressumer over which houses a substantial wood burning stove, at the side of which is a staircase which rises to the bedroom area. There is a small porch which leads to the outside via the exceptionally fine braced oak door. The rear hallway has views over the pond and gardens and leads to the dining room. Beyond this is a cloakroom and futher still to the kitchen which has a rull range of white wall and base units and a central island, oven with 4 ring hob, space and plumbing for fridge, washing machine, dishwasher and American style fridge/freezer.
First Floor Accommodation
The first floor accommodation is again substantial.The bathroom has particularly fine wide floor boards with hand made nails. The hinges to the bathroom door although made several hundred years ago are of particular note and stamped with the maker's initials. Bedroom 3 has a vaulted ceiling, bedroom 4 leads to a substantial en-suite shower room.
Second Floor Accommodation
approached via a staircase is a large T shaped attic room which is plastered and has lighting and 2 windows. It would be possible to convert this into accommodation subject to the relevant consents.
Willoughby's Farm is approached by a 5-bar gate leading to a substantial gravelled parking area. To the front and one side is an ancient moat. The front garden is laid mainly to lawn with further extensive gravelled parking. To the rear there are a number of mature trees, shrubs and a garden pond, surrounded by an area of lawn. Beyond this is a wooded area with a mixture of conifers and deciduous trees and beyond this is an area of orchard. The plot is approximetely 1.25 acres (STS).
Braintree District Council
Head towards Braintree from the M11 and take the A120 and follow the dual carriageway to its end At the next roundabout take the second exit and at the next roundabout again take the second exit. After approximately a quarter of a mile turn right into Lyons Hall Road. Follow this road around and at a sharp left hand bend drive straight on into Willoughbys Lane. The farm house will be found on the right hand side.