Bridge Street, Writtle, Essex, CM1
Locality Information - The picturesque and popular village of Writtle, once described as one of the loveliest villages in England', boasts a traditional village green complete with duck pond and Norman church. Within the heart of the village there is an excellent variety of shops and eateries including popular inns, a tearoom, Italian and Indian restaurants, florist, jewellers, and two Co-op stores. The village also has a pre-school, primary school, GP and is home to Writtle University College, one of the UK's oldest and largest agricultural colleges.
Writtle lies approximately 2 miles to the west of the City of Chelmsford, which has a great range of shopping and recreational facilities and the benefit of a mainline service to London. Great road links to the A12, A414 and Stansted Airport make travel from the village easy.
Chelmsford Station 2.5 miles (Liverpool Street from 34 minutes), A414 1.2 miles, A12 3 miles, M25 12 miles, Stansted Airport 17 miles.
Property History - The property started life as a bungalow c.1960. Over the years there have been a number of additions including a second floor and sunroom to the front (completed during the mid to late 1960s) and a dormer extension, including a bedroom and shower room, added to the rear elevation in the early 1970s.
Located in the heart of this favoured village, the property is set back from the road and situated on a splendid plot of approximately two thirds of an acre. The huge plot offers excellent development potential (STPP) and the location with river frontage and views to open countryside at the rear is a rare find. 30 Bridge Street comes to the market for the first time in over 50 years.
Accommodation Comprises (Ground Floor) - Entrance door to hall.
Reception Hall - 12'8 Depth (3.86m Depth) - A well-lit area with part glazed door to the front, carpet, radiator, and doors leading to the Kitchen and Dining Room. From the inner hall the Ground Floor Bathroom and Lounge can be accessed and a further door opens to stairs to the first floor and an extensive under stair cupboard.
Lounge - 18'10 x 12' (5.74m x 3.66m) - An capacious lounge that spans the full width of the western side of the house. Accessed from the inner hall, the through lounge has dual aspect UPVC windows to the north and south, two radiators, two ceiling and four wall lights.
Further View -
Dining Room - 14'5 x 11'11 (4.39m x 3.63m) - A separate dining room with dual aspect windows (one of which is upvc double glazed) to the south and east. A central ceiling light, two radiators and a serving hatch through to the Kitchen complete the picture.
Additional View -
Kitchen - 12'5 x 9'8 (3.78m x 2.95m) - Fitted with a range of base and eye level units providing ample storage and work top surfaces, a single sink and drainer, oven and space for a dishwasher, washing machine and fridge. The kitchen also benefits from a linen / airing cupboard which houses the solar panel controls. A built in pantry to the rear of the kitchen houses a wall mounted gas boiler and has a small frosted window. A serving hatch makes short work of serving food quickly and easily to the dining room. There are dual aspect UPVC double glazed windows to the north and west.
Further View -
Ground Floor Bathroom - Coloured three-piece suite - comprising bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin. There is a double glazed, frosted window to the rear and a chrome heated towel rail.
Sun Room - 12' x 10'5 (3.66m x 3.18m) - Located at the front entrance to the house, the sunroom is single glazed and has external access only.
First Floor -
Bedroom One - 16'9 x 9'6 (5.11m x 2.90m) - A light and sunny south facing bedroom with two UPVC double glazed windows to the front, built in wardrobes and two eaves storage cupboards.
Bedroom Two - 14'6 x 9' (4.42m x 2.74m) - Overlooking the rear garden aspect, this room has one large UPVC window and central down light.
Bedroom Three - 12' x 9'5 (3.66m x 2.87m) - South facing with one UPVC double glazed window to the front, over stairs cupboard and a built in single wardrobe.
Shower Room - Coloured suite - comprising hand wash basin, low level WC, shower area, frosted window and built in cupboard.
Outside - The land on which the property is situated is a particular feature of 30 Bridge Street. A rare find in a popular and quiet location, the private and extensive gardens surround the house and extend to the River Wid offering views across the open countryside.
Size of the front plot (including Front and Rear Gardens): 248' x 78'
Additional Lower Garden/Rear Plot: 180' x 37'
Gated Entrance - The property is approached through double wrought iron gates from Bridge Street. The long driveway extends to the side of the property leading to a large double length garage and workshop.
Front Garden - Laid to lawn and offering privacy.
Side Garden Area - To the side of the property is an area of garden with a small garden shed and a number of mature trees including a Magnolia. An outside toilet offers convenience for the keen gardener.
Rear Garden Leading To Lower Garden/Rear Plot - The large rear garden is laid to lawn with established trees and a gate providing access to the lower garden area.
Rear Elevation -
Garage Side Elevation - The garage is split into two sections with the rear area set up as a workshop.
Lower Garden Area - 180' Depth x 37' Width (54.86m Depth x 11.28m Width) - Lawned with mature trees and a gate provides access down to the river.
River Access/View - Whilst the river bank is currently overgrown, it would not take much effort to clear this area and regain the uninterrupted views to open countryside.
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Bridge Street, Writtle, Essex, CM1
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Chelmsford Station1.6 miles
- Ingatestone Station4.8 miles
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