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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Chelmsford, Essex

Sold STC £535,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Captivating location of Chelmsford town and high street
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms and kitchen/diner
  • Stunning open plan kitchen / living room / dining area flooded with natural light
  • Sizeable South facing garden with a large patio area and summer house
  • In immaculate condition and tastefully decorated throughout
  • Extension potential to create a 5th bedroom (stpp)
  • Selection of outstanding mainstream and independent schools
  • Walking distance to Chelmsford rail into Liverpool street London
  • Amenities and entertainment in abundance, mostly in walking distance
  • A perfect home for a growing or large family

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Buyer type
This home is ideal for a large or growing family with the potential to extend the property further. Its captivating location is appealing for those who want plenty of family activities (indoor and outdoor) nearby and for those who need to commute into London.

Property
This attractive 4 bedroom semi-detached home is only an 8 minute walk from Chelmsford town. On entering this home, you will notice the hallway is tastefully decorated in neutral tones and wooden floors. This style continues into the stunning open plan kitchen / living room / dining area which is flooded with natural light. The copper light fittings above the breakfast bar and the two fireplaces are just some of the distinctive features of this serene space. The sturdy brick built orangery with its double glazed windows, skylights and glass double doors leading out onto the south facing garden, maximises the source for natural daylight.

The modern kitchen includes stone tiled flooring, large gas hob cooker, large sink and ample wooden 'shaker' style floor to ceiling cupboards. Furthermore, there is a private study off the hallway and a generous sized cloakroom.

The first floor consists of 3 double and one single bedroom, each one is pleasantly colour co-ordinated. The recently refurbished family and en-suite bathrooms have been done to a high specification.

The south facing garden is well laid out with a large patio area which leads on to a sizeable lawn and a beautifully built wooden summer house - perfect for many summer evening enjoyments.

Lastly the home benefits from a brick driveway with ample parking space - great for when family and friends are over.

Transport
For those commuting to London, Chelmsford railway is only a 10 minute walk, unless you wish to drive and use the station's car park. Liverpool Street station is approximately 35 minutes with 7 direct trains per hour, you can be in London in under 50 minutes from the start of your journey. The home is located near good road links A12, M25 M11 are in close proximity. Also there are bus routes to Chelmsford High Street and Chelmsford bus station is just a 10 minute walk.

Schools
At a stone's throw away is Westlands Community Primary School which has been awarded a 'Good' Ofsted inspection and progress has accelerated markedly over the past two years in all areas. Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary school is also in walking distance and awarded a 'Good' Ofsted inspection and pupils continue to make good progress in Key Stage 1 and their attainment is above average at the end of Year 2. By the end of Year 6, attainment is above average for reading and writing, and high in mathematics. There is a selection of secondary schools all within one mile of the home, including: King Edward V1 Grammar School, the County High School for Girls and Hylands that was awarded 'Good' Ofsted report in 2012. Also available are independent schools all less than 1 mile of the home.

Shopping
Shopping is in abundance with the convenience of Chelmsford High Street, High Chelmer and the Meadows Shopping Centres only 1 miles away. Also there are three convenience stores including a Co-op and Tesco Express just 1 minute walk from the property. Large Tescos and Sainsburys supermarkets are all within a 5 minute drive.
The John Lewis branch in Chelmsford opens September 2016.

Restaurants, bars and takeaways
Enjoy eating out then you really are spoilt for choice. Jamie's Italian Trattoria, Olio Restaurant, Siam Cottage, Zenxi, Gurkha Everest, Chiquitos, Carluccio's and Turtle Bay. Whether you wish to dine out in an adult or family environment or grab a take away/beverage on your way home from the station you will not be disappointed with the variety of choices.

Activities
A short walk is Central Park offering a playground area, outdoors skate park with the River Can offering a range of outdoor activities. This continues on to Admirals park which is ideal for dogs, hiking and generally enjoying the open spaces along the designated footpaths. Just over a mile is Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre which offers gym facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools with diving areas, children's soft play centre, ice-skating and restaurant.

Entertainment
Not to exclude the entertainment that Chelmsford has to offer such as scouts, cadet clubs, theatres, cinema and nightclubs. Hylands Park is only a few minutes' drive from this property where you can enjoy the expanse nature area, park and or enjoy an experience at Hylands House. Also Ingatestone Hall is a Tudor mansion with antiques, paintings and extensive gardens. The family can enjoy the Essex County Cricket club and West park pitch and putt golf course.

Important information
Freehold. EPC Band D. Council Tax Band D - approx. 1500 per annum

3 extensions in 2006 & 2015

Mains water, Mains sewage, Mains gas, Electricity, Gas heating, Double glazing throughout, Loft insulated, Combi boiler serviced annually

Owner's comments
"We are really sad to be leaving. Over the years we have put our heart and soul into modernising this home with three extensions since the original build in the 1930s. The house is now fully modernised and updated. The downstairs now enjoys a large peaceful open plan area which has natural light streaming in throughout the day as well a separate study / office for privacy. Since Chelmsford received its 'City' status it is thriving. With its fast rail links into London, the house is ideally situated for easy access to just about anything one can think of - schools, transport, restaurants, parks, shops etc"

How long have you lived there? 10 years
Why are you selling? Retiring - the right time for us to downsize.
What is the best feature of the property? It is well laid out and has a lovely open plan space on the ground floor.

Mortgage Information
We offer the additional facility of an Independent Financial Adviser who can search across all mortgage lenders to provide you with the best deal possible. For more information please call 01277 545 065.

PLEASE NOTE: Ashworths for themselves and for the vendors of this property give notice that: (1) These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or a contract; (2) All descriptions, dimensions and other particulars are given only to present a fair overall view and, whilst believed to be correct, any intending purchaser should not rely on them as statements or representations of facts , but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise to the correctness of each of them; (3) No person in the employment of Ashworths has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty in relation to this property; (4) We have not tested any services, appliances, equipment or facilities and nothing in these particulars should deemed to be a statement that they are in good working order or that the property is in good structural condition or otherwise; (5) Fixtures and fittings mentioned may not be included if an offer is accepted; (6) No enquiries have been made relating to Town Planning or Building Regulation Approval. (7) We the agent have not tested any apparatus, fittings or services for this property. (8) The plot size is intended merely as a guide and has not been officially measured or verified by the Agent. (9) Photographs are for illustration only and may depict items which are not for sale or included in the sale of the property.


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13 October 2016

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