5 bedroom detached house for saleMashbury, Chelmsford, CM1
Guide Price £895,000
- 2,858 sq ft
- 5 bedrooms (1 en suite)
- 3 reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast/dining room
- 3 bathrooms
- Extensive driveway parking
- Large garden
- Potential paddock
- EPC Rating = D
A 5 bedroom detached house set in 1.7 acres amidst beautiful countryside.
Shop Cottage is situated between the villages of Great Waltham and Good Easter, to the north of the city of Chelmsford, which lies approximately six miles north of the city of Chelmsford. Chelmsford offers a wide variety of facilities such as a bustling shopping centre, excellent private and state schools and superb transport links including a station on the main line into London Liverpool Street and access onto the A12.
Mashbury itself is a small rural village in a beautiful area. Nearby Great Waltham (4 miles) is a picturesque Essex village which has a pre-school and primary school, a post office and general store, a village hall, two pubs and, at its centre, the impressive Norman church of St Mary & St Lawrence.
The house was built as three cottages believed to date back to c.1850 and were subsequently extended and remodelled in 2013 by the current owners to create one large detached house. The attractive part-rendered, part-brick elevations are complemented by slate roofs and a single-storey extension at the rear incorporating bi-fold doors and a roof lantern. The property sits well in its plot and has adapted well to meet the needs of modern day living.
The house now extends to approximately 2,858 sq ft over two floors and the interior is light and airy, with good ceiling height, tiled and wood floors throughout the ground floor as well as uPVC double glazed windows and doors throughout. The contemporary country cottage feel continues throughout the house, with oak latch doors, open fireplaces, bi-fold doors and underfloor heating on the ground floor.
The ground floor accommodation flows well and is configured to provide a reception hall incorporating a study area, a sitting room adjacent to the kitchen with an open fireplace, a large family room extending the depth of the house and a kitchen/breakfast room which opens up into the extension and immediately onto the garden. There is also a ground floor cloakroom, a boot room and a laundry room.
Two staircases lead to the first floor, one from the hall and another from the kitchen. All five bedrooms enjoy lovely views over the grounds and surrounding countryside. The master bedroom suite has a walk-in closet, fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with separate shower. There are another four bedrooms, a large family bathroom with a separate shower and another shower room.
The house sits in approximately 1.7 acres and is set back from the quiet lane behind an established hedge. A five bar gate to the right of the house leads onto a gravel driveway which provides plenty of parking. The garden has been landscaped to create a large terrace across the back and side of the house and beyond that is a large lawn dotted with mature trees and shrubs including horse chestnut, hawthorn, blackthorn, silver birch and wild roses. Mature boundaries ensure a sense of privacy whilst framing some beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. To the southwest is an area extending to about an acre which could be suitable for use as a paddock and a detached outbuilding.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
A public footpath runs along the inside of the southern boundary.
Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Savills.
Square Footage: 2,858 sq ft
Acreage: 1.7 Acres
Directions (From Chelmsford)
Proceed north on Chignal Road and tur n left onto Mashbury Road signposted towards Chignal St James. Continue along Mashbury Road for approximately 3.3 miles and the house will be found on the left hand side set back from the lane.
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