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6 bedroom detached house for sale

The Street, Pleshey

Withdrawn from Market £900,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A substantial period village home occupying a central position within this attractive mid-Essex village, approximately 7 miles north of Chelmsford city centre. This wonderful Grade II listed building is believed to date back to the 16th Century and was in part used as a general store/post office being an essential part of the local community. The store closed in 1970 whilst the post office remained operational until the early 1990's. Following its closure the property has been transformed into a substantial and versatile family home providing an integral wing/self-contained annexe. In total there are 6 bedrooms with 2 converted attic rooms, 5 receptions, 2 kitchens and a basement. Externally a courtyard leads to several outbuildings totalling approximately 1700 sq.ft providing workshop/storage facilities and a former bake house with studio room above offering the potential to provide supplementary accommodation, subject to the usual planning consents.

The property is approached from the front into an entrance hall with central staircase rising to the first floor. From here, access can be gained to the dining room and family room. The family room is a comfortable room, partly open plan, with open stud work dividing 2 separate receptions areas. The rear reception provides double timber doors opening onto an easterly facing garden. To the rear of the house is the kitchen which is located off the dining room and provides an attractive range of traditional wooden units and work surfaces. A door leads out to the courtyard. To the front of the house is a study which leads in to the potential annexe wing of the house. This part of the house provides its own independent access door, reception room and kitchen/diner. Formally the general store/post office, this part of the building still has the relevant permissions retaining the option to be utilised as small business opportunity, subject to the necessary planning consents. An inner lobby provides a staircase leading to the first floor which serves 3 bedrooms, shower room and bathroom. A narrow staircase leads to the remainder of the first floor accommodation which includes 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom and separate WC. A further, more conventional staircase, leads from the entrance hall to this level. Doors from bedroom 1 and 2 lead to a further stairwell rising to 2 converted attic rooms.

Hallway not measured  

Dining room 13' 2" x 11' 4" (4.01m x 3.45m)  

Kitchen 10' 4" x 10' 3" (3.15m x 3.12m)  

Sitting room 11' 4" x 10' 8" (3.45m x 3.25m)  

Family room 13' 8" x 11' 4" (4.17m x 3.45m)  

Study 12' 6" x 8' (3.81m x 2.44m)  

Drawing room/potential annexe 16' 3" x 12' 7" (4.95m x 3.84m)  

Kitchen/potential annexe 13' 9" x 12' 4" (4.19m x 3.76m)  

Inner lobby not measured 

First floor landing  

Bedroom one 13' 2" x 11' 7" (4.01m x 3.53m)  

Bedroom two 13' 4" x 11' 3" (4.06m x 3.43m)  

Bedroom three 11' 7" x 11' (3.53m x 3.35m)  

Bedroom four (annexe) 12' 10" x 11' 3" (3.91m x 3.43m)  

Bedroom five (annexe) 13 ' 4" x 9' 4" (4.06m x 2.84m)  

Bedroom six (annexe) 10' 6" x 9' 4" (3.2m x 2.84m)  

Bathroom not measured  

Family bathroom 10' 9" x 7' 3" (3.28m x 2.21m)  

Second floor landing  

Attic room one 13' 7" x 9' 3" (4.14m x 2.82m)  

Attic room two 11' 2" x 9' 3" (3.4m x 2.82m)  

Attic storage  


Workshop 34' 3" x 27' 8" (10.44m x 8.43m)  

Carport 16' 3" x 7' 10" (4.95m x 2.39m)  

Store room 11' 8" x 7' 8" (3.56m x 2.34m)  

Gym 19' 3" x 9' 6" (5.87m x 2.9m)  

Former stables not measured  

Former bake house 17' 1" x 9' 6" (5.21m x 2.9m)  

Studio 17' 1" x 9' 9" (5.21m x 2.97m)  

Storage room not measured  

The outside A side drive, accessed off Back Lane, provides vehicular parking for several vehicles which in turn leads to a pair of timber gates opening to a wide courtyard. The courtyard provides access to a range of outbuildings which includes a detached workshop with storage room and WC facilities. This building requires some improvement and totals approximately 1000 SQ.FT. with an adjoining carport. Adjacent to the workshop is a former stable block used for storage purposes and a gym/hot tub. Connecting the former stable block is a brick built, two storey, former bakery complete with original stove. A timber staircase leads to a first floor level providing a versatile studio with an adjoining storage room. This building offers the opportunity to converted and used as supplementary accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consent's. The part walled gardens lie to the east and south of the house and are mainly laid to lawn with full borders providing a wealth of colour.  

Where? The property is located in the heart of this attractive mid-Essex village offering a pretty centre with many period cottages and established family homes. The village offers a strong local community centred around the parish church and recently refurbished, family oriented, pub offering a friendly atmosphere and a wide selection of traditional food and drink. The village provides a community hall, tennis court and village hall and is surrounded by vast amounts of open countryside, ideal for the walking enthusiast. Chelmsford city centre is approximately 7 miles in distance and offers an extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities. There is a choice of schools in the area in both the public and private sector, including King Edward Grammar School, County High School for girls, Chelmer Valley and slightly further afield, New Hall and Felsted. A regular bus service provides links into Chelmsford and the surrounding villages and towns.

For the commuter, Chelmsford offers a mainline railway station with direct links into London Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of 35 minutes. By road there are good links onto the A130 serving the A120, M11 and beyond.

Important information Council Tax Band - E
Services - We understand that mains water, drainage and electricity are connected to the property. Solid fuel heating.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC rating - N/A 

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13 October 2016


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