3 bedroom villa for saleHalstead, Essex, CO9
Sold by Us £435,000
- City living on your door step with this unique three storey villa
- Offering a wide sweeping staircase and inviting hallway
- Larger than expected accommodation with a wealth of character and charm
- A beautifully re-fitted open plan kitchen / dining room
- Two further receptions rooms
- Three double bedrooms and two beautiful bathrooms
- Delightful first floor garden terrace
- Steps down to a lower garden and shaped lawn
- Detached home-office / garden room
- Off road parking and garage to the rear
A truly delightful and unique three storey villa which brings London style "city living" to this highly regarded and sought after town. Built in 1836 this fantastic example of Regency splendour, with a wealth of character and charm has been quoted as being "one of the finest houses in Halstead". Offering commuter access into London in under an hour via Braintree Freeport train station this gem of a property goes totally unnoticed in the midst of the busy High Street and has to be viewed to be fully appreciated.
The steps leading to the large solid wooden door gives very little indication what lies beyond. Step inside and let your journey begin.
Stepping inside into the ENTRANCE VESTIBULE the original front door shuts with a firm reassuring clunk which automatically makes you feel safe and secure. You are immediately taken back to the splendour and character of this traditional Regency villa. You are sure to be pleasantly surprised by the height of the ceilings and the immediate size of the welcoming reception hall.
Walking into the RECEPTION HALL you are whisked away from the hustle and bustle of the High Street and one could be forgiven for thinking you had just entered an outstanding detached family home, such is the feeling of size and splendour. Featuring a grand staircase with wide stairs sweeping up to the first floor. Seagrass flooring has been purposely used due to its hardwearing qualities, double doors leading to large built in cloaks cupboard, which in days gone by would have lead through to the ground floor shop. There is ample space here to create a lovely reading or study area away from the main rooms of the house. Underneath the staircase a door gives access to wooden stairs leading down into the CELLAR. This is a fantastic dry space currently used for storage, but would be ideal to convert into an additional room. One such idea would be a Cinema room.
There is an absurd feeling of space on the landing, the balustrade staircase with solid wood handrail sweeping round and continuing to the second floor. A door leading to the first floor decking and terrace and further doors giving independent access to the following rooms:
CLOAKROOM with low level flush WC, Victorian style wash hand basin, uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation.
The LOUNGE is bathed in natural light supplied by the large and low uPVC double glazed tilt and slide window to the front overlooking the High Street. One thing that is noticeable straight away is just how quiet the villa is despite being positioned right in the centre of the town. A feature Regency fire surround with marble hearth and back cloth, ceiling rose and cornicing gives the room a feeling of warmth and character.
STUDY ROOM / SNUG is again bathed in ample natural light with uPVC double glazed tilt and slide window to the front, ceiling rose and cornicing.
The beautifully re-fitted open plan KITCHEN / DINING / LIVING ROOM gives a welcoming contemporary twist to this delightful villa and it is obvious to see why this has become the "hub" and "heartbeat" of the house. The dining / living area has uPVC double glazed bay window to the front, solid wood flooring, lovely deep skirting boards, ceiling cornicing and a feature fire surround with open grate and raised hearth. An ideal area to standing chatting with family and friends over a glass of wine or afternoon cup of tea or for those that like home entertaining an ideal space for enjoying an evening meal sat round the large dining table. The kitchen has been well designed and planned and caters for the demands of everyday family life or the keenest of chefs keen to impress visiting friends. With ample work top surfaces, soft close drawers and storage cupboards under, plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, fridge space, Belling four oven gas range with eight ring gas hob and extractor hood and light over, sink and drainer unit with complimentary tiled splash backs, and further eye level glass fronted storage units.
Access to loft space. Doors leading to the following rooms:
The MASTER BEDROOM SUITE with Regency fire surround and matching hearth, enjoys views over the high street with large and low uPVC tilt and slide window to the front elevation. Door leading through to:
A delightful EN-SUITE with beautiful stripped wooden flooring, where one can imagine enjoying a hot soak in the free standing claw foot shoe bath after a long day at work or a hard day at home. Being of good size the en-suite could easily be mistaken for the family bathroom and also comprises a low level flush WC, wash hand basin, feature Regency fire surround, fitted storage with case cupboards over, built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and wall mounted combination boiler which provides domestic hot water and heating.
BEDROOM TWO (currently used as the master bedroom) with uPVC tilt and slide window to the front, wooden fire surround with open fire grate.
BEDROOM THREE with uPVC tilt and slide window to the front, two fitted double wardrobes.
FAMILY BATHROOM is also of good size and comprises a dual ended bath with edging and trim surround ideal for the placement of candles, low level flush WC, wash hand basin, bidet, sash window to the rear elevation and attractive tiled flooring.
From the first floor landing a door leads onto a first floor decking and terrace area which is ideal for home-entertaining as it is a stones-throw from the kitchen. Having an elevated position you over look surrounding gardens and you can make the most of the evening sunset. A dog leg staircase leads down to a lower garden:
The LOWER GARDEN has a circular lawn with block paved edging, inset slate shingle pathway surround and deep flower and shrub borders with walled boundary. There is gated access to the REAR PARKING area and SINGLE GARAGE. There is also residents parking permits available from the Town Council for parking spaces for an area nearby (subject to a waiting list).
For those wishing to work from home there is a delightful detached timber HOME OFFICE with light and power connected, wooden flooring and glazed windows and French doors onto a veranda with canopy over which gives a return view of the rear of the property. For those enjoying retirement this is an ideal garden room.
ABOUT THE AREA
Halstead is a town with a population just over 12,000 and is situated close to Colchester and Sudbury approximately 34 miles South East of Cambridge and 23 miles east of Stansted Airport. For those wishing to commute into London, there is a 59 minute service into London Liverpool Street from Braintree Freeport train station which also offers free parking.
The wide High Street is dominated by the 14th century church of St Andrew, which was extensively renovated during the Victorian period but retains much earlier decoration including tomb monuments dating from the 14th century and earlier The High street supports a variety of local independent stores which includes restaurants and coffee shops which are heavily supported by the strong local community, but also offers the benefits of many national retailers too. The weekly market and monthly artisan market are also well supported and people travel from far and wide to enjoy the goods and produce on offer. For fitness fans there are two local gyms and two golf courses close by.
Braintree 5 miles
Bures 9 miles
Chappel & Wakes Colne 6.5 miles
Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School 0.5 miles
St Andrews Primary School 110 yards
Richard De Clare Community School 0.3 miles
The Ramsey Academy 0.5 miles
Hedingham School and Sixth Form 4.5 miles
The Yellow House School 3.5 miles
Council Braintree District Council
*Distances are approximate and are intended to be a guide only.
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