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5 bedroom cottage for sale

Chatham Green, Nr. Chelmsford, CM3

Offers in Excess of £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Period Home
  • 15 Minute drive from City Centre
  • Wonderful Semi Rural Hamlet Location
  • Large Detached Barn/Garage with office above
  • Potential Annexe (STPP)
  • Wealth of Charm and Character
  • Exposed Timbers & Red Brick Open Fireplaces
  • Large Farmhouse Style Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Four/Five Bedrooms
  • Bathroom & Separate Shower Room

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Located in the Hamlet of Chatham Green between the town of Braintree and City of Chelmsford this delightful detached period cottage was formerly three separate cottages which have subsequently been combined to provide a large family home with oodles of charm and character. The cottage is beautifully presented with period features including red brick fireplaces and exposed beams and timbers. Ground floor accommodation comprises large entrance hall/sitting room, living room, dining room, large kitchen/breakfast room and utility room. Four/Five Bedrooms, large family bathroom and separate shower room complete the first floor accommodation. Outside a gravel drive provides parking and the large recently constructed garage/workshop features a 19ft first floor room and separate shower which the current owners use as an office. Mature lawned gardens are retained by a mixture of hedging and red brick wall.

Chatham Green lies within a 15 minute drive and just over 6 miles to the north west of Chelmsford and just under 7 miles south of Braintree and provides easy access to A131 and A120 trunk roads which provide access to Stansted Airport and M11 Motorway in around 30 minutes. Nearby villages with local amenities include The Walthams, Great Leighs as well as Notley Garden Village which features a country park, community facilities including tesco supermarket. Chelmsford City centre offers comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities as well as its recently refurbished mainline station with services to London Liverpool Street in around 30 minutes. On the periphery of Braintree can be found Freeport Shopping Village with various restaurants, cinema and leisure facilities with Braintree town centre offering additional shopping facilities, restaurants and bars. 

Entrance Hall/Sitting Room 
9' 8" x 23' 9" (2.95m x 7.24m) Entrance door to hall/sitting room, floating staircase leading to the first floor, brick and Oak flooring, feature fireplace with wood burner, two traditional column radiators, double glazed bay window to front plus two further double glazed windows to front, double glazed window to side, door to:

Low level WC, wash hand basin, radiator, lead light window to side

Living Room 
Window to side plus door giving access to garden, traditional column radiators, Oak flooring, feature fireplace with wood burner, beamed ceiling and walls, door to kitchen, door to:

Dining Room 
14' 9" x 11' 2" (4.50m x 3.40m) Windows to front and rear, traditional column radiators, feature fireplace, wood flooring, beamed ceiling and walls, walk in wine cellar/storage

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
17' 7" x 11' 2" (5.36m x 3.40m) Granite work top with inset 1 1/4 bowl sink unit with mixer tap, cupboards and drawers below, built in pantry, leisure dual fuel range cooker, integrated fridge and dishwasher, radiator, window to rear, double doors overlooking and leading to rear garden, slate flooring, open through to:

Utility Room 
11' 8" x 6' 1" (3.56m x 1.85m) Single drainer sink unit with cupboard under, roll edge work surface with space below for washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer, boiler, wood flooring, window and door to side

First Floor 

Beams to walls

Bedroom One 
12' 2" max x 14' 8" (3.71m x 4.47m) Window to rear, radiator. sliding doors leading to

Dressing Room/Bedroom Five 
9' 1" x 8' 9" (2.77m x 2.67m) Window to side

Bedroom Two 
9' 8" max x 12' 2" (2.95m x 3.71m) Window to front, radiator, built in double wardrobe

Bedroom Three 
14' 8" x 8' 4" (4.47m x 2.54m) Double glazed window to front, radiator

Bedroom Four 
9' 4" plus door recess x 7' 10" (2.84m x 2.39m) Double glazed window to side and front, radiator, built in cupboard

8' 7" x 9' 1" (2.62m x 2.77m) White suite comprising oval bath with marble surround and splashback with shower over, wash hand basin with recessed display niche with inset spotlight, low level WC, airing cupboard, heated towel rail, window to side

Shower Room 
White suite comprising oversized shower cubicle with shower, WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash hand basin with mixer tap, heated towel rail, tiled flooring, underfloor heating, double glazed window to side


A gravel driveway provides parking for several cars and access to:

Detached Barn/Garage/Potential Annexe 
17' 10" max x 11' 1" max (5.44m x 3.38m) Recently constructed by the current owners which they have done with a view to providing potential annexe accommodation with appropriate permission. Double glazed window to side, door leading to

Double glazed window to front, door to:

Overall measurements 11' 6" x 11' 9" (3.51m x 3.58m) Built in understairs storage cupboard, the sellers inform us that plumbing and electrics are in place which would allow this room to become a kitchen area if converted into annexe accommodation.

First floor office 
11' 6" x 19' 4" (3.51m x 5.89m) Currently used as an office by the current owners but could be used for a variety of purposes including forming bedroom if converted to annexe accommodation. The room features velux windows, eaves storage and laminate flooring with a door leading to:

En-Suite Shower 
White suite comprising corner shower cubicle with shower, vanity wash hand basin with mixer tap, closed coupled WC, heated towel rail, double glazed window to side

The mature lawned gardens feature numerous flower and shrub beds and a large mature apple tree, throughout the gardens are various seating areas which include a split level patio area with feature inset ornamental pond and waterfall, pergola and summer house. The gardens are retained by a mixture of hedging and red brick wall.

Ground Floor 

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Added on Rightmove:
26 September 2016


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