5 bedroom detached house for saleLatchingdon Road, Cold Norton, Chelmsford, Essex
- Five reception rooms
- Kitchen/Breakfast room with Utility
- Five bedrooms, all with washing facilities
- Possible ancillary wing
- Double garage & workshop
- Swimming pool with sun terrace
- Formal & wild garden
- Extensive driveway with turning circle
In all about 2 acres.
De Laches is a very pretty and traditional Grade II Listed family home believed to date back to the 16th Century with later additions including the redbrick façade under a red clay tiled roof.
The principal reception rooms are elegantly proportioned, retaining many original features including oak panelling to the entrance hall, some exposed framing and floorboards, and fireplaces from the different periods.
The ground floor has five reception rooms together with a kitchen/breakfast room, utility, and ground floor bathroom, whilst on the first floor is the master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom, bedroom two with en suite bathroom, and three further bedrooms with washing facilities. Of particular note, the accommodation is well arranged to offer an ancillary wing.
Positioned centrally within its grounds, this family home enjoys delightful views over the gardens which are well screened by mature trees and hedging. To the front of the property are extensive lawns, divided by the driveway which sweeps into a large turning circle. A vast amount of the grounds has been kept as wild garden with broad mature trees, wild flowers and natural pond, all that serves as a sustainable haven for surrounding wildlife.
The remainder of the gardens are lawned with a large patio area which lies to the rear of the house, in turn leading to the raised pool terrace with heated swimming pool. There is also a barn style double garage with workshop attached and a boiler room.
De Laches falls within the parish of Cold Norton which lies approximately four miles south of the town of Maldon and 11 miles southeast of Chelmsford. The village hall is centrally located within the village and is available to many groups and clubs. The local Public house, The Norton, is situated on the Latchingdon Road. Cold Norton Primary school is under half a miles away in St Stephens Road rated outstanding Ofsted 2012.
The city of Chelmsford has a comprehensive range of entertainment, shopping and educational facilities. There is also a park and ride to Chelmsford's mainline railway station which provides a regular service to London Liverpool Street with an average journey time of 35 minutes.
North Fambridge railway station 1.6 miles away also provides a direct service to London Liverpool Street approximately 57 minutes. The A12 is available about 10 minutes to the west at Junction 18 giving access to the M25 and London to the south or into the heart of East Anglia to the northeast. London Tower Bridge via A130/A13 is 43 miles away.
The position of De Laches offers a splendid choice of leisure pursuits in the area including walking, bird watching and sailing from a number of sailing clubs along the River Blackwater and the River Crouch together with a number of local golf and country clubs.
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