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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Little baddow

Guide Price £1,995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Five Bedrooms
  • Two En-Suites
  • Excellent Family Bathroom/wc
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • 31ft Kitchen/Family Room
  • Utility Room
  • Double & Treble Garage
  • Treble Cart Lodge with Gym & Loft Room
  • Outstanding Grounds
  • Spectacular Views

Full description

Situated in grounds of approximately five and a half acres, a most impressive, appealing country house in an elevated position with outstanding distant views over the surrounding countryside to both the front and rear elevations. The house is located centrally within the plot and enjoys delightful views over the landscaped gardens and the side garden has a discreetly positioned heated swimming pool. The property was originally constructed in the 1930's and has been enlarged over the years to provide a well proportioned five bedroomed house with the principle rooms facing south overlooking the lovely gardens. Rarely does an opportunity like this arise to purchase an outstanding family home in such a delightful location.
* Five Bedrooms * Two En-Suites * Excellent Family Bathroom/wc * Two Ground Floor Cloakrooms * Three Reception Rooms * 31ft Kitchen/Family Room * Utility Room * Double Garage * Treble Garage * Treble Cart Lodge with Gym and Loft Room * Outstanding Grounds * Spectacular Views

The Accommodation Comprises - Four curved, brick paviour steps lead up to a canopied entrance porch with brick walls to either side and timber supports to the roof. Wooden panelled ceiling, outside lighting. Stained wooden entrance door opening to the reception hall.

Reception Hall - 6.25m x 4.11m max (20'6" x 13'6" max) - To either side of the entrance door is a secondary double glazed window to the front elevation. Radiator with fitted radiator cover, further single radiator. Moulded coved cornice to ceiling, two wall light points. Staircase leading to the first floor. Large built-in cloaks cupboard with light, coved cornice to ceiling and shelf.

Cloakroom - White low level flushing wc with oak finished seat, white pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator with fitted radiator cover. Window to the front elevation. The cloakroom has a hand painted tiling effect to the walls and tiled floor. Coved cornice to ceiling.

Study - 2.84m x 3.00m (9'4" x 9'10") - Situated at the front of the house with two secondary double glazed windows to the front elevation having delightful views over the garden and distant views over the surrounding countryside. Coved cornice to ceiling, double banked radiator, telephone point. Excellent range of adjustable storage shelving to two walls.

Sitting Room - 7.39m x 5.41m max (24'3" x 17'9" max) - An outstanding room with a wide window to the rear elevation with views over the rear garden and a glazed, panelled door leading out to the garden. Enhancing the room are two wide windows to the side elevation with views over the side garden. Three double banked radiators. A feature of the room is the fireplace with marble finished slips and hearth, decorated display mantel above and open flue. TV point, three wall light points, moulded coved cornice to ceiling. To one corner of the room is a very useful storage cupboard with light and shelving suitable for electrical equipment/TV equipment.

Kitchen/Family Room - 9.45m x 4.22m (31'0" x 13'10") - A most impressive room situated at the rear of the house with lovely views over the gardens. The hand made kitchen is finished in a Christian style with an excellent range of granite worktops to two walls incorporating a Shaws original twin bowl, white enamelled sink unit with brass finished mixer tap and an integrated drainer to either side. Fitted water softener. Beneath the work surfaces are numerous drawers and cupboards and an integrated Bosch dishwasher. To the opposite wall is a four oven oil-fired Aga set into a matching surround with display mantel above and recessed downlighters over. To the right hand side is a granite worktop with a three drawer unit and to the left hand side is a further shaped granite worktop with drawers and cupboards beneath. Two large upright storage cupboards provide space for a free standing fridge and freezer. To the left hand side is a further worktop with drawers and cupboards beneath. Granite upstands to the work surface areas and matching eye level wall cupboards with concealed lighting beneath. Walk-in pantry with vinyl flooring, shelving to two walls and window to the front elevation. Central shaped island with a granite worktop incorporating a single bowl stainless steel sink unit with cupboards below and an integrated Bosch fridge to one side with wine store. From the kitchen area are two windows providing delightful views over the gardens. Eight recessed downlighters to the kitchen area with a moulded coved cornice to the ceiling. Amtico African slate finished flooring throughout the kitchen/family room.

Family Area - From the family area a pair of glazed french doors lead out to the garden and the terrace with a window to one side and radiator and fitted radiator cover beneath. To one end of the room is a recess with a fitted matching dresser unit with granite worktop, drawers and cupboards beneath and a central display area with two recessed downlighters, glazed leaded light china display cabinet to either side with glass shelving and recessed downlighter. To one side of the dresser unit is a storage cupboard and to the other side is a matching dummy cupboard. TV point, eight recessed downlighters to the family area.

Utility Room - 3.05m x 3.00m max (10'0" x 9'10" max) - Space for two domestic appliances and plumbing for automatic washing machine. Three eye level wall cupboards. Granite work surface with storage cupboards beneath and hanging rail above. Amtico African slate finished flooring. Cloak rail. Hardwood stained door with glazed panel leading out to the exterior.

Rear Hall - 4.27m x 1.14m (14'0" x 3'9") - A Sealed unit Velux window provides light to the hall, access to an insulated loft space, telephone point, radiator. Amtico African slate finished flooring. Glazed door leading out to the rear garden and terrace.

Cloakroom - White low level flushing wc, white wall mounted wash hand basin with chromium finished mixer tap. Wall mounted chromium finished ladder towel radiator. The cloakroom is half tiled in a light sandstone tiling with a mosaic decorative border tile, tiled floor. An unusual feature of the cloakroom is the circular window to the rear elevation.

Family/Games Room - 8.64m x 4.32m (28'4" x 14'2") - An outstanding room with views to three sides having two windows to the rear elevation giving views over the lawns, both with double banked radiators beneath and two further windows to the side elevation with views over the side garden and swimming pool area, radiator beneath. Two windows to the front elevation providing views over the front garden and with distant views over the surrounding countryside. Further radiator, coved cornice to ceiling, three wall light points, TV point.

Half Landing - A most interesting and unusual bay window to the rear elevation with views over the gardens and a wide window sill for display purposes. Radiator with fitted cover beneath. From the half landing the stairs continue to the main landing.

Main Landing - 10.67m length (35'0" length) - Three secondary double glazed windows to the front elevation from which there are lovely views over the gardens and the countryside beyond. Radiator, moulded coved cornice to ceiling, two storage cupboards. Airing cupboard with insulated hot water tank, immersion heater and shelving above. Built-in linen cupboard with shelving. Door giving access to a further staircase leading up to the loft space.

Bedroom One - 5.69m x 5.18m reducing to 3.66m (18'8" x 17'0" red - A large L-shaped room with outstanding views to two sides. Two secondary double glazed windows with views over the lawned gardens and countryside beyond. Two further secondary double glazed windows to the side elevation looking over the swimming pool and side garden. Telephone point, two radiators. Door to dressing room.

Dressing Room - 2.74m x 1.37m (9'0" x 4'6") - Range of fitted furniture to two walls comprising three double wardrobes and one single wardrobe with hanging rails and shelving. Radiator, three recessed downlighters.

En-Suite Shower Room - Finished to a high standard with a large walk-in white shower tray with glass shower screen, wall mounted chromium finished shower controls and shower head. White low level flushing wc, two white pedestal wash hand basins both with chromium finished mixer taps and tiled display shelf. Shaver point. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Chromium finished towel rail with inset radiator. Sealed unit Velux window giving light to the shower room. The shower room is fully tiled in a light tiling with mosaic decorative border tile. Extractor fan.

Bedroom Two - 5.41m x 4.27m (17'9" x 14'0") - Two windows to the rear elevation with delightful views over the gardens each with a radiator beneath. Further small window to the side elevation. A feature of the room is the brick fireplace surround with brick hearth, display mantel and open flue. Coved cornice to ceiling, TV point. Door to en-suite Bathroom.

En-Suite Bathroom - A large room finished to a high standard with a white bath with chromium finished mixer tap and separate chromium finished, wall mounted shower controls and shower head, glass shower screen. White low level flushing wc, white pedestal wash hand basin with chromium finished mixer tap. The bathroom is fully tiled in a light tiling with a decorative border tile and contrasting tiled floor. Extractor fan. Ten recessed downlighters. Chromium finished ladder towel radiator. Small window to the side elevation, further window to the front elevation with views over the gardens and the surrounding countryside.

Bedroom Three - 5.26m x 4.27m (17'3" x 14'0") - Two windows to the rear elevation again with delightful views over the gardens, double banked radiator. One double wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf, eaves storage cupboard. TV point.

Bedroom Four - 4.27m x 3.05m (14'0" x 10'0") - Window overlooking the rear garden with views towards Little Baddow. Radiator, coved cornice to ceiling, TV point. One double and one single fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving.

Bedroom Five - 3.20m x 3.05m max (10'6" x 10'0" max) - Secondary double glazed window to the front elevation with views over the front garden and surrounding coutryside, double banked radiator. TV point.

Family Bathroom - Again finished to a high standard with a white bath with chromium finished mixer tap and separate chromium finished wall mounted shower control and shower head, glass shower screen. Pedestal wash hand basin with chromium finished mixer tap, white low level flushing wc. The bathroom is fully tiled in a light sandstone effect tiling with a mosaic decorative border tile and a contrasting tiled floor Chromium finished ladder towel radiator, shaver point, five recessed downlighters, extractor fan. Secondary double glazed window to the front elevation with views over the gardens and countryside beyond.

Loft Space - From the landing a door opens to the staircase leading up to the loft space which provides a very useful storage area with power and light.

Double Width Garage - 5.59m x 4.95m widening to 7.01m (18'4" x 16'3" wid - Electrically operated up-and-over door, power and light installed. Two windows to the rear elevation, window to the side elevation. Pitched roof space with storage area. Wooden door leading out to the rear garden.

Treble Cart Lodge - 8.84m x 5.84m (29'0" x 19'2") - A three bay, oak framed cart lodge with power and light. From the cart lodge a door leads to the Gym.

Gym - 6.02m x 5.69m (19'9" x 18'8") - Sealed unit windows to three sides giving views over the gardens, pair of sealed unit glazed french doors to the front elevation, further sealed unit glazed door to the rear. Twelve recessed downlighters, TV point, power points, carpet tiled floor. To one corner of the room a staircase leads up to a loft room.

Loft Room - 10.36m x 3.20m widening to 8.84m (34'0" x 10'6" wi - Sealed unit window to both the front and rear elevations, thirteen recessed downlighters, eaves storage cupboard. This is a T-shaped room and has the potential for an annexe or teenagers' accommodation.

Further Treble Garage - 9.65m x 5.49m (31'8" x 18'0") - Three sets of wooden double opening doors, power and light installed. Two windows to both side elevations, three windows to the rear elevation. At present the third set of double doors is used as a workshop/mower store.

Exterior - The property is set back from Spring Elms Lane and is approached via a gravelled driveway leading to two five bar gates which in turn lead to the front of the house. A gravelled driveway leads up to the front of the property and provides a large parking/turning area in front of the house, the garage and the treble cart lodge. From the main driveway another gravelled driveway leads off to the treble garage with a wooden garden shed to one side. To the left hand side of the house and beneath the ground floor windows is a very useful storage cupboard with an adjacent outside cold water tap and a boiler house housing the Eurostar oi-fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating.

Side Garden And Swimming Pool - To the side of the house and neatly concealed in the garden is a heated swimming pool surrounded by hedging with an archway leading out to the lawned areas and a paved pathway leading to the rear of the double width garage. The heated swimming pool is set in a flagstone finished surround with a roman end and measures approximately 30ft x 15ft . This area provides a very sheltered relaxing and eating area with an aluminium framed greenhouse to one corner housing the Calorex heat pump for the swimming pool. To the rear of the greenhouse is a wooden garden shed housing the swimming pool, pump, filter and other equipment.
From the swimming pool area the side garden lawns lead away from the house with an established rose bed with rose arbour leading away from the property to the left hand side where there are established trees. A feature of the garden is the wonderful Fir tree with a childrens' tree house.

Rear Gardens - To the rear of the house the lawns lead away from the property with a number of colourful fower and shrub beds providing colour throughout the year. Within the gardens are specimen shrubs and trees and across the rear of the property is a paved terrace with steps leading down to a seating area immediately to the rear of the kitchen/family room giving a pleasant aspect over the gardens. To either side of the terrace are established rose beds. The garden is well screened by numerous shrubs, conifers and hedging to the boundaries providing seclusion.

Grounds - The grounds lead away from the house and are principally laid to large areas of lawn bounded by established woodlands and shrubs. The grounds lead away from the property down to further woodland at the rear and from the gardens there are spectacular views over the valley towards Hatfield Peverel. The grounds are a wonderful feature of the house providing a secluded, peaceful setting within one of the most desirable lanes in Little Baddow.

Agents Note - In all the property enjoys grounds of approximately five and a half acres.

The vendors have unrestricted right of way of way over the initial part of the driveway.


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