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2 bedroom cottage for sale

Halstead, Essex

Sold STC £279,995

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Tenure: Freehold

This Charming two bedroom house is set back from the road in an elevated position with parking and is just a stone's throw away from the town centre. Built by the Courtauld family in around 1926, this characterful home has a stylish kitchen/breakfast room, living room, 2 double bedrooms and a first floor bathroom. A large established garden at the rear and a block paved drive and the property has lovely views over the valley to the front.

Upon entering the house you arrive in a reception hall with tilled floor and stairs which ascend to the first floor. To the left of the hall is a spacious kitchen/breakfast room with solid oak flooring, like most other rooms in the property, there are an abundance of leaded light windows which flood through natural light. Stainless steel appliances are set within the country style units and wooden worktops. A main focal point is a decorative chimney which is currently fitted with a cast iron log burning stove (not included). An under stairs cupboard is conveniently located in the kitchen for extra storage. A back door from the kitchen leads you directly onto the gardens patio. Moving back through the entrance hall, you then arrive in the living room which is situated directly opposite the front door. Upon arrival your glaze is instantly drawn to an original open fire place set on a raised brick hearth framed by wooden beams. Windows stretch along the walls to the front and rear give the room a light and airy feel.

After ascending the stairs from the hall you arrive on the first floor landing which is newly carpeted in a plush neutral tone and window overlooking the garden. To your right is the second bedroom, a good size double room, again boosting light entering from both sides of the room and a decorative cast iron fireplace. Straight opposite when coming out of the second bedroom is the bathroom. The bathroom has a very modern, sleek finish with a chrome towel rail and an over shower bath. Shelves of storage are hidden to the side of the door. Turning left from the bathroom towards the front of the house is the master bedroom which overlooks the valley and fields in the distance with another feature cast iron fireplace.

Outside: The property is set back and elevated from the road with a block paved drive with space to comfortably park three vehicles side by side. Steps lead up to a lawned front garden with established shrubs and paths lead to the front door, and side. A secure lockable gate then leads into the rear garden. A sunken courtyard is located adjacent to the rear of the house and steps lead up to the main part of the garden. A large area of lawn is intermittently planted with trees and flanked with established shrub and flower borders. There are two storage sheds and a greenhouse.

Situation
Halstead is an attractive traditional market town straddling the River Colne on the Essex side of the border with Suffolk. The bustling High Street runs up the hill between the parish churches of St Andrews and Holy Trinity, offering a variety of independent shops and eateries together with larger supermarkets and a traditional market, held on Fridays and Saturdays. The town boasts a medical centre, dental practices, cottage hospital: schooling for all ages and a number of leisure opportunities including several playing fields and playgrounds, a leisure centre and swimming pool.

Halstead is well placed at the head of the Colne Valley, renowned for its natural beauty, and nestles amongst the undulating open farmland of North Essex. For the commuter Kelvedon Railway Station is just 10 miles to the south, offering a fast and frequent service to London Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of 50 minutes. The A12 is 10 miles to the east at junction 26; whilst junction 8 of the M11 at Bishops Stortford and Stansted Airport are 25 miles to the west.

Colchester 14 miles | Kelvedon (London Liverpool Street 50 minutes) 10 miles | Bishops Stortford (Stansted Airport and M11) 25 miles | General
Services: All mains services are connected. Local authorities: Braintree District council Tel: 01376 552525 Essex County Council Tel: 0845 7430403

Property ref: 121_2110_3951700

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