4 bedroom character property for sale

Belchamp Walter. Essex

Sold STC £545,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Drawing Room with Arched Brick Fireplace
  • Ground Floor Guest Bedroom 4 with En Suite Bath
  • Sitting Room with Fireplace
  • 3 Upstairs Bedrooms
  • Shaker Style Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Upstairs Bathroom and Cloakroom
  • Amdega Conservavtory
  • 28ft x 18ft Barn plus Double Cartlodge
  • Boiler Room
  • Gardens in all around 0.3 Acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION
Belchamp Walter itself has a magnificent hall, in the same family ownership for 400 years, a fine Parish Church and a very pretty crossroads with duck pond and lovely old cottages. The nearby market town of Sudbury is within easy driving distance, providing an excellent range of shops, schooling and recreational facilities, together with a station providing shuttle trains through to the main London and Colchester line via a change at Marks Tey. It is possible to drive south to Chelmsford and Braintree, the latter providing direct rail services and links by the A120 to Stansted Airport and the M11.

THE PROPERTY
Newbons Cottage enjoys an elevated position in a remarkable setting just outside Belchamp Walter, one of the prettiest villages in the region. Quite alone, the house has spectacular views across open countryside in every direction, and is set in wonderful mature gardens of around 0.3 acres. The property has period connections and is rendered externally with weather-boarded elevations with double glazed windows under a mellow clay pantiled roof and is well presented throughout. In recent years the kitchen has been renewed with its original Rayburn range and the bathroom has also been upgraded. There is an excellent sized Amdega conservatory and a useful downstairs bed/sitting room with its own bathroom, ideal as a guest suite. Beside the house is a substantial timber barn which was constructed in recent years, which has a mezzanine floor at one end but could provide 2 storey space right the way through if required.

THE ACCOMMODATION

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Entrance Hall 6'2" x 5'6" (1.9m x 1.7m). Glazed front door with matching glazed panel alongside and window looking out through a wrought iron gate across the drive and fields beyond. Window to one side and a half glazed door and glazed screen to the reception hall. Panelled door to the boiler room.

Reception Hall 13' x 8' (3.95m x 2.4m) average. A good sized hall with a staircase rising to the first floor with painted turned balustrade and handrail, delightful porthole window, eye level meter cupboard and useful storage cupboard, sealed brick block floor, radiator, panelled doors to a guest bed/sitting room, kitchen and a glazed door to the drawing room.

Drawing Room 20'3" reducing to 16'9" x 16'9" (6.2m to 5.1m x 5.1m). A most attractive room with arched brick fireplace and chimney breast with an inset cast iron multi-fuel burner, glazed doors to the conservatory and hall and a door to the dining room. Three radiators and various wall light points, casement windows overlooking the garden.

Sitting Room 12'3" x 12' (3.75m x 3.7m). A bright room with a casement window overlooking the garden, a pair of wide glazed French doors looking through to the conservatory and towards the garden. Attractive fireplace with fitted multi fuel burner and oak bressumer above, range of fitted shelving and two useful built in storage cupboards. Radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 12'3" x 12'3" (3.75m x 3.75m). Having recently been re-fitted with an
attractive Shaker style kitchen. A bright room with casement windows to the front and side with excellent views over far reaching countryside. 1 bowl stainless steel sink unit with range of drawers beneath, full range of fitted wall and base units, numerous work surfaces. Integrated Diplomat cooker and separate hob, oil fired Rayburn range supplying cooking and hot water, lovely sealed brick block floor.

The Boiler Room 6' x 3'3" (1.85m x 1m). With window to one side, Camray oil fired central heating boiler supplying central heating and hot water, space for tumble dryer with working surface above and shelving.

Conservatory 19'6" x 9'9" (5.95m x 2.95m). Located off the sitting room. A superb Amdega timber and glass conservatory across the back of the house with a high vaulted ceiling, supported by lovely timber brackets, windows all around with low walls and a pair of French doors out to the garden. Radiator, electric under floor heating. Superb ceramic floor tiles.

Bedroom 4/Guest Suite 11'9" x 11'6" (3.6m x 3.5m) plus large door recess. A bright room with
secondary double glazed casement windows to the front and side with spectacular views, fitted wardrobes to one wall. Door to:

En Suite Bathroom A good white suite comprising traditional timber panelled bath, low level WC and wash handbasin. Radiator/heated towel rail, light/shaver point. Fully tiled walls, access to roof space, fittedextractor fan, ceramic tiled floor.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Landing 16'9" (5.1m) long. With a window at one end overlooking fields, access to roof space, airing cupboard with linen shelving and panelled doors to all the bedrooms.

Bedroom 1 12'6" x 11'3" (3.8m x 3.4m). Double glazed windows to the side and rear aspects with spectacular views over countryside, pretty cast iron fireplace with timber surround, built in wardrobe cupboards, radiator.

Bedroom 2 12'3" x 11'6" (3.7m x 3.5m) slightly L-shaped. Double glazed windows to the side and rear with spectacular countryside views, a range of built in wardrobe cupboards, radiator.

Bedroom 3 7'6" x 7' (2.3m x 2.1m) L-shaped. Double glazed window with spectacular views, radiator, built in cupboard.

Bathroom 12'3" x 5'6" (3.7m x 1.7m). Presently with a shower cubicle with fitted shower and vanity wash basin, tiled floor, double glazed window to the side with lovely views. Heated towel radiator, ceiling spotlights.

Cloakroom Comprising low level WC and wash basin with mixer taps and cupboards beneath. Double glazed window, storage shelf, heated towel radiator.

OUTSIDE

OUTBUILDINGS
The Barn 28'6" x 18'6" (8.7m x 5.6m). A magnificent tall timber building of modern construction in traditional style with a brick plinth, stout timber frame, tall pitched roof and weather-boarding. Two large garage doors at one end with open ground floor providing extensive space and a mezzanine floor at one end. Ample room to create two storeys right along. Two windows to one side, power and light connected throughout.

Double Cart Lodge With black timber boarding on the exterior and fitted light and power connected.

Miscellaneous Timber Shed.

THE GROUNDS
The house stands quite alone on high ground with spectacular countryside views through a full 360 degrees, over some of the finest countryside in Essex, close to the Suffolk border. There are great oaks, woodlands, rolling fields and hedges. The lane itself sees very little in terms of traffic. Block paved driveway on the front of the barn provides additional parking and wrought iron gates lead along a block paved path to the entrance door at the side and around to the gardens. These are most beautifully laid out with block paved and flagstone terraces, a circular terrace around the old well, lawns and an absolute wealth of plants, shrubs and trees with trellis arches and lots of seating areas. There are many delightful shrubs, fruit trees and fine
specimen trees including oak, willow, ash and walnut. Good screening by mature hedges and fields beyond. Road frontage of approximately 200ft - in all around 0.3 acres, subject to survey.

MISCELLANEOUS

SERVICES We are advised mains electricity and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Central heating and hot water powered by oil fired boiler. Drainage is to a private septic tank contained in the garden. Water is supplied from a well, filtered and screened. Please note we have not carried out a survey, nor tested the plumbing, heating, electrical or drainage systems. House purchasers are always advised to have a survey.

COUNCIL TAX Braintree District Council (Tel: 01376 552525) advise Charge Band 'F'. Payable 2015/2016 2,168.99.

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHING AND FIXTURES Freehold. We have not inspected the title deeds. List of fixtures and fittings provided with contracts.

VIEWING By appointment please through the Vendor's agents, as above.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 January 2016

Nearest stations

  • Sudbury (3.2 mi)
  • Bures (6.8 mi)
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53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

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Nearest stations

  • Sudbury (3.2 mi)
  • Bures (6.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sworders, Sudbury

53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

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