4 bedroom detached house for saleHowe Green Road, Purleigh
Withdrawn from Market £450,000
General information Chapel Cottage is a former chapel in the sought after semi-rural village of Purleigh. The property was built in 1853 and remained in use as a Chapel until 1970. The weather boarded building was converted into a house in 1984 and provides flexible accommodation set over two levels. The property has been extensively renovated and improved by the current owners and is tastefully decorated in neutral tones throughout and displays many interesting features including exposed timbers and brickwork. The accommodation provides great flexibility and currently includes sitting room, dining/family room, study, kitchen, bathroom and two ground floor bedrooms. To the first floor there are two further bedrooms with the principle room providing a modern en suite shower room.
Externally the cottage enjoys a beautiful garden providing a wealth of colour and seclusion incorporating a garage/workshop and a gated drive. The property occupies a wonderful semi-rural position offering views over open countryside and is located around 4 miles south of Maldon and approximately 10 miles east of Chelmsford.
The property provides access at either end with the front door opening to a small entrance lobby. The entrance lobby opens to a comfortable and atmospheric sitting room providing exposed wall timbers and a wonderful floor to ceiling redbrick fireplace with inset multi-fuel stove. Adjacent to the sitting room are bedrooms two and four with bedroom two providing a small bay window to the front elevation. The study and bathroom are positioned to the side of the cottage with the bathroom enjoying a modern white suite comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and a panelled bath with shower over and screen. To the rear of the cottage is the kitchen and the dining/family room providing views over the adjoining garden. The kitchen has been fitted with a range of light coloured eye and base level storage units with worktops above with some integrated and freestanding appliances. The dining/family room is charming, bright, room with a dual aspect and feature arches offering a part division from the entrance hall. Concluding the ground floor accommodation is a rear lobby providing double doors onto the garden and built-in cupboard.
To the first floor there is a landing with storage recess and access to two bedrooms. The master bedroom is a generous size and includes eaves storage and an attractive en suite shower room. Bedroom three is located to the rear of the house and provides two walk-in storage rooms, one of which houses the heating system.
Entrance lobby Not measured
Sitting room 15' 10" (plus bay) x 13' 8" (4.83m x 4.17m)
Dining/family room 15' 9" x 13' 1" (4.8m x 3.99m)
Kitchen 10' 6" x 8' 1" (3.2m x 2.46m)
Bathroom 5' 10" x 6' 5" (1.78m x 1.96m)
Study 9' 10" x 6' 10" (3m x 2.08m)
Bedroom two 13' 2" (plus bay) x 9' 9" (4.01m x 2.97m)
Bedroom four 10' 1" x 9' 7" (3.07m x 2.92m)
First floor landing Not measured
Bedroom one 14' 8" x 13' 8" (4.47m x 4.17m)
Ensuite 10' 3" max x 3' 11" (3.12m x 1.19m)
Bedroom three 18' 9" max. x 9' 3" (5.72m x 2.82m)
Garage 17' 4" x 8' 8" (5.28m x 2.64m)
Workshop 17' 4" x 8' 5" (5.28m x 2.57m)
The outside The property is approached through a five bar gate opening to a large block paved driveway providing off road parking for several vehicles. This in turn leads to a double garage/workshop which has been divided into two sections, the first currently being used for storage purposes. There is a door leading through to the second half, which is currently being used as a workshop. The building has single phase power and lighting. The rear garden is of particular note and has been planted with a wide selection of shrubs, flowers and trees including apples and plums. The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn and is enclosed by mature hedging. The garden enjoys a wonderful north-westerly facing aspect and measures around 94ft maximum in length x 45ft. Within the garden is a wildlife pond, shed, summer house and a green house which are to remain.
Where? The property is located in the sought after village of Purleigh positioned around 4 miles south of Maldon and approximately 10 miles east of Chelmsford. Purleigh is a small semi-rural village offering a village shop, highly regarded primary school, public house and parish church. The property occupies a country lane setting and enjoys views over open countryside with the village recreational park located further along the lane. The village has a strong local community with many active social groups mainly centred around the village hall and 'The Bell' public house. The area is largely surrounded by open countryside with a network of footpaths over miles of open countryside.
For the commuter, the property is within close proximity to South Woodham Ferrers and North Fambridge railway stations providing links into London Liverpool street,. There is a choice of schools in the area in both the public and private sector, including Maldon Court Prep School, Heathcote and Elm Green and slightly further afield, New Hall at Boreham. A bus service provides links to Maldon.
The nearest town is Maldon which is one of the oldest recorded towns in Essex with its historic quay and High Street with local and national stores as well as quaint tea rooms, historic pubs and a mixture of restaurants and bars.
Important information Council Tax Band - E
Services - We understand that mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are connected to the property.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC rating - F
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