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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Abbess Roding, Ongar

Sold STC £700,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A charming period country cottage occupying a stunning semi-rural position between the attractive villages of Abbess Roding and Little Laver. This delightful Grade II listed cottage is believed to date back to the early 17th Century and is traditionally constructed of a timber frame with rendered elevations under a thatched roof. The property provides well-balanced accommodation set over two levels with three first floor bedrooms and a family bathroom. To the ground floor is a cottage style kitchen/breakfast room, partly open plan sitting/dining room with open studwork and a separate study area. The cottage provides planning consent for a double storey extension which would remodel the ground floor accommodation to provide an additional reception room, open plan kitchen/family room opening onto the westerly facing garden and an additional first floor bedroom with en suite facilities.

The cottage is discreetly positioned away from the lane and provides a double garage with studio room above. There are mature gardens and an adjoining paddock which extends to around 1.8 acres, providing an ideal situation for those with equestrian interests. The area provides good hacking facilities with access to a network of bridleways and in total stands in grounds of around 2.4 acres.

The property is entered from the front into an atmospheric sitting room/dining room providing exposed timber and brick work, inset wood burning stove and double timber doors opening out to the terrace. An oak staircase rises to the first floor providing a useful storage compartment and recess below. To the side of the cottage is a study whilst to the other side is a well-proportioned kitchen/breakfast room comprising a range of wooden eye and base level units with work surfaces and space for appliances. This dual aspect room provides a great deal of natural light and provides rear access to the terrace and drive. To the first floor there are three bedrooms, bathroom and separate WC accessed from a landing providing additional storage facilities. The bathroom has been fitted with a white suite with twin wash hand basins set within a marble surround.
 

Kitchen/breakfast room 15' 5" x 12' 1" (4.7m x 3.68m)  

Dining room 15' 5" x 12' 2" (4.7m x 3.71m)  

Sitting room 15' 5" x 11' 1" (4.7m x 3.38m)  

Study 15' 5" x 5' 8" (4.7m x 1.73m)  

First floor landing  

Bedroom one 16' max x 12' 4" (4.88m x 3.76m)  

Bedroom two 10' 7" x 6' 9" (3.23m x 2.06m)  

Bedroom three 10' 7" x 8' 2" max (3.23m x 2.49m)  

Bathroom 9' 6" x 8' 5" max (2.9m x 2.57m)  

Garage 15' 7" max x 15' 2" (4.75m x 4.62m)  

Utility room 15' 2" x 4' 7" (4.62m x 1.4m)  

Studio 15' 7" x 15' 2" (4.75m x 4.62m)  

The outside To the front is an attractive garden with retaining picket fencing and a gated drive leading to a double garage of pitched roof design. The garage provides side hung doors with power and light. An inner staircase rises to a first floor studio room with Velux windows providing a useful and versatile space. To the rear of the garage is a utility room providing storage facilities and recess for white goods. To the immediate rear of the cottage is an extensive tiered terrace leading on to a large area of lawn with flower and shrub borders and a mature walnut tree. To the side of the garden is a timber garden shed. To the very rear of the garden is a paddock extending to approximately 1.8 acres, with natural screening, providing an ideal opportunity for those with equestrian and outdoor interests. In total the property stands in gardens and grounds of around 2.4 acres.  

Where? The property is located between the villages of Abbess Roding and Little Laver in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The property is largely surrounded by open countryside amongst a small cluster of similar period homes with the area providing access to a network of bridleways and footpaths over wonderful Essex countryside. The location is extremely convenient for the commuter being 14.9 km (9.3 mi) from Epping with its central line service into London and 14.5 km (9.0 mi) from the city of Chelmsford in the east, providing a mainline railway service into London Liverpool street. Further stations can be found in Sawbridgeworth and Harlow also providing direct services to London Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of between 35 and 45 minutes. By road the property is located within reasonable proximity to A414 and M11 serving London and the M25 beyond.  

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

Agents note We understand the footings for the extension have been laid and would advise any prospective purchaser to make their own investigations prior to undertaking the works.

We understand the ridge and rear part of the thatch was replaced in 2001 with the whole now requiring replacement.

The 1.8 acre paddock is under a separate title and our client would consider selling the property without the land. A public footpath runs across a small section of the paddock/field to the rear.
 


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06 June 2017

Nearest station

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Nearest station

  • Sawbridgeworth (5.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fenn Wright, Signature Home Sales South Essex

20 Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1HL

01245 930062 Local call rate

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