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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Parsonage House, Parsonage Street, Halstead

Offers in Excess of £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Assumed To Be Circa 400 Years Old
  • Generous Wrap Around Garden
  • River Colne Frontage
  • Just A Five Minute Walk From Town
  • Non Overlooked Plot
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Beautiful Original Features
  • 10ft Inglenook Fireplace
  • Grade II Listed Cottage
  • A Piece of Halstead Heritage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

PALMER & PARTNERS -A stunning property and a piece of local heritage! Believed to date back to the 16th Century this three bedroom detached cottage is stunning in its setting and has many stories to tell. Circa 400 years old, Parsonage House is set on a generous wrap around plot with River Colne frontage which has direct access from the garden gate onto the river bank. Once down the shingle driveway its hard to believe that you are just a five minute walk to the local amenities as the property enjoys private non overlooked gardens and total tranquility with the wind in the willow and the sound of running water.

Outside this historic Grade II listed building, the gardens are sweeping in their nature with mature and established greenery throughout including a large weeping willow in front of the river bank which makes a peaceful place to sit and relax. Additionally there are a variety of British fruit trees including, Damson Plum, pear and apple. The garden maintains the properties tranquility from the bustle of Halstead Town which has grown around it.

There is a multitude of functional storage units in the garden, including two car ports, two wood stores, two sheds and a timber built office/workshop with electricity. The cottage is unassuming on approach but dominates the centre of its plot and enjoys green views from all aspects. Its clear that the previous owners of nearly twenty years have made sure Parsonage House remains original in its features entirely.

Stepping into Halstead heritage it is clear this property is undeniably beautiful and was a once cherished home. The exposed beams and brickwork, 10ft inglenook fireplace, and timber frame windows are just a few of the magnificent characteristics on offer, it paints an interesting picture as to what life would have been like when Parsonage house was first built. The ground floor accommodation is accessible through wooden doors to both the front and rear and it is spacious and surprisingly light throughout. Both the lounge and dining room are centered by a stunning brick built hearth which filters to an admirable chimney stack on the first floor. The staircase spirals neatly upward around it and the master bedroom has beams crossing over it adding to the magnificent latch door and wide floor boards.

From the kitchen at the further point from the road there is a smaller timber framed stairwell leading to a more private third bedroom, ideal for the more independent children in the family, or any guests that may visit. The originality of the property has evidently been maintained but some minor adjustments have been made to imprint the 21st century, such as a fitted kitchen, combination boiler and gas central heating.

A shingled driveway set back from Parsonage Street with a secure gated entrance. The cottage is tucked pleasantly behind the mature trees and hedges and looks unassuming on approach. The driveway consists of two timber frames car ports and a useful log store, useful for the inglenook fireplace inside.

Entrance Porch
Two latch lock wooden doors are your greeting when walking into Parsonage House. Left to the stairwell, straight into the lounge or right into the kitchen.

Dining Room 5.59m (18'4") x 3.30m (10'10")
A magnificent room to hold diner. Naturally light with two windows to the front and rear of the room, both of course enjoying garden views. The exposed brick and beams are a testament to this setting but its complete with the visible intricacies of the stairwell in the corner of the room. The diner leads to a w/c which doubles as a utility room and also has a third entrance to the property.

Cloakroom 1.35m (4'5") x 2.59m (8'6")
Living Room 5.49m (18'0") x 5.36m (17'7")
An incredible space and the central hub to the Cottage, the lounge is accessible from both the front and rear doors. The 10ft wide inglenook fireplace is a striking feature and paints an interesting picture as to who has sought heat here over the years. garden views are at every aspect through the large windows at the front and back and the stairwell to the first floor is in the corner of the room.

Kitchen 2.62m (8'7") x 4.57m (15'0")
At the rear of the property the kitchen is bright and well presented. Three windows burst light into the room bringing the wooden make up of the room to life. Exposed beams, wooden eye and low level counters and laminate flooring create the country kitchen feel and its is further complimented by a small stairwell to the third bedroom.

Bedroom One 4.62m (15'2") x 5.28m (17'4")
This master bedroom is a generous room and is luxurious. Wide oiled floorboards, exposed beams and a dominant brick built chimney stack are the fantastic features on display. Furthermore it has two windows and radiator heating.

Bedroom Two 2.44m (8'0") x 2.72m (8'11")
Off the first landing opposite the incredible brick built chimney stack the second bedroom of the property is a unique room with a cosy feel. Further exposed beams and a quaint cottage window make up this cottage bedroom.

Bedroom Three 2.59m (8'6") x 3.68m (12'1")
The more independent room to the house the third bedroom is located off its own stairwell from the kitchen. It benefits two fitted wardrobes, possibly ideal as a guest bedroom or for a more independent child.

Bathroom 2.57m (8'5") x 2.74m (9'0")
On the first floor the bathroom is neat and tidy with a window to rear aspect, a bath with a shower over head with a screen, toilet and exposed cistern and a sink unit.

An idyllic wrap around plot of mature laid lawn with inset shurbs and established trees. Perfect for the country chef with English fruits such as Apples, Pears and Damson Plums growing nearby. The property uis secluded and peaceful with weeping willow providing cover over the bank of the River Colne, an ideal place to sit and watch the water pass. The garden gate offers direct access to the river bank that the family often enjoyed. There is a summer house with electric and numerous timber frames sheds making this a functional yet stunning garden.

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26 October 2017

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