3 bedroom village house for saleThe Village, Great Waltham CM3 1DE
Sold STC £425,000
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- Only thatched home in Great Waltham
- Aga with AIMS system
- Desirable village location
- Spacious with high ceilings
- Superb family home
How proud would you be as the owner of the only thatched property in the conservation area protected village of Great Waltham? Living in a conservation area prevents many new developments and protects the character of the area, so living in Great Waltham provides the constant of how it looks today is how it will look in 50 years time. But you are not stepping back in time, the village has a respected primary school, great community post office and store and a couple of pubs should you ever feel the need to leave this beautiful home! Just a few minutes from Chelmsford town centre and the train to Liverpool Street make this location the perfect balance between convenience and rural living.
This home is grade II listed, but fear not, that does not tie you in knots! With a contemporary ensuite, a recently added rear porch and precedents for additional work this property still has room for growth! For ease of use the Aga has been converted to employ the AIMS (Aga intelligent management system), allowing you, the user, to program the energy usage of the Aga to fit your lifestyle. Other comforts include oil fired central heating, water softener and power shower.
Stepping into this home you know that it has not been designed on a faceless computer, rather this property has evolved to the needs of its occupants over the past 300 years; with a mixture of an eighteenth century timber framed property with plaster walls, with a later weather boarded addition to the south end. The living room has a majestic feel with a ceiling height exceeding 10 feet, a grand fireplace and expansive windows overlooking the garden. The whole property is multilayered from the rear of the garden through the house to the front bedroom, and with each step up or down you walk through the centuries.
This home is a must view for those who seek originality and character. The owner is reluctant to sell as this home has been a welcoming, warm and cosy sanctuary that has nurtured the family for the past few years, but the pursuit of a dream is now achievable and so a new chapter starts; could this home be part of your next chapter - contact us and to make an appointment to view!
This home includes:
- Living Room
5.6m x 5.3m (29.6 sqm) - 18' 4" x 17' 4" (319 sqft)
Stunning high ceilinged room perfect for hosting that large family Christmas party, with large windows overlooking the layered rear garden. Relax in front of the multi-fuel burner that sits on the hearth of the fireplace. From this room is access to the rear garden through the rear porch, up the open stairs to the master bedroom and down a couple of steps into the kitchen diner.
- Kitchen Diner
5.6m x 4.5m (25.1 sqm) - 18' 4" x 14' 9" (271 sqft)
Home of the Aga and hence heart of the home. The Aga has been converted to employ the AIMS system, and additional convenience in the kitchen is the plumbing for a dishwasher, the oil fired boiler and central heating control for the property. The kitchen diner is often bathed in light, which further highlights the bare brick and timber surround for the Aga.
- Utility Room
2.29m x 2.1m (4.8 sqm) - 7' 6" x 6' 10" (51 sqft)
Step down from the kitchen and to the right is the utility room which the current owner doubles up as a pantry. With plumbing for a washing machine and a sink, this room is ideal for keeping your laundry out of the kitchen, and also ideal for storage of all those bits and bobs that we all accumulate.
- Master Bedroom with Ensuite
4.09m x 3.9m (15.9 sqm) - 13' 5" x 12' 9" (172 sqft)
Sitting secluded as the only rooms on the first floor the master bedroom with ensuite is so clearly a sanctuary from the rest of the property. Unusually for a room within loft space this is bright and airy thanks to the two double glazed Velux skylights, one each for the master bedroom and ensuite. The ensuite houses a power shower so no compromise here!
- Bedroom 1
4.7m x 3.9m (18.3 sqm) - 15' 5" x 12' 9" (197 sqft)
This large bedroom feels larger still by the high ceiling, and with the benefit of a built-in wardrobe and additional built-in cupboard, the space offers real flexibility.
- Bedroom 2
3m x 2.1m (6.3 sqm) - 9' 10" x 6' 10" (67 sqft)
This bedroom is currently fitted out with bespoke furniture as a study, though of course could return to being a bedroom, or even become the 'snug', cinema room or playroom - the choice is yours.
2.8m x 2.29m (6.4 sqm) - 9' 2" x 7' 6" (69 sqft)
The usuals are all here; wood panelled bath, basin and toilet - but with the addition of another high ceiling and plenty of space.
18.5m x 10.19m (188.7 sqm) - 60' 8" x 33' 5" (2031 sqft)
The secluded rear garden is layered from the back of the house up to the rear fence (with access to the village hall car park). A cornucopia of a garden with a potting shed and additional brick shed, 2 level pond, wheelie bin storage area, the oil tank, outside tap, brick patio and 4 raised beds. Bordered on two sides with brick walls and the remaining two sides by timber fences - the perfect retreat with a glass of dry white on those summer evenings (dry white can be substituted by other drinks where required).
Please note, all dimensions are approximate / maximums and should not be relied upon for the purposes of floor coverings.
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