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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Main Road, Rettendon Common, Chelmsford, CM3 8DJ

Sold STC £635,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Bedroom Detached luxury Home with an OUTSTANDING LEVEL OF SPECIFICATION
  • Pleasant, non-estate semi-rural setting within the sought after village of Rettendon Common
  • Close to A130 (easy access to A12, A127 & A13), 3 miles from Wickford & 7 miles from Chelmsford
  • Le Benaix Restaurant & Bar with its 'Little Shop' for the daily essentials just 650m up the road
  • Hugely impressive inside & out and upgraded on a grand scale in the last 3 years
  • Downstairs: Porch, big Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Conservatory, Playroom, Kitchen, Utility, Cloakrm.
  • Upstairs: Spacious Landing, the 4 Bedrooms, Ensuite to Master Bedroom, large Main Bathroom
  • Solar powered free Summer Hot Water & Gas Central Heating with Underfloor Heating downstairs
  • Strong remote controlled wooden gates securing side Drive & the Detached wider than average Garage
  • Sleek & stylish Air Conditioners in Lounge, Conservatory, Play Room & all the Bedrooms

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Offering an outstanding level of specification, this most desirable 4 Bedroom Detached luxury home is situated in a very pleasant, non-estate, semi-rural setting, within the sought after village of Rettendon Common

Rettendon Common is situated approximately 7 miles South of Chelmsford, close to the A130 (easy access to the A12, A127 & A13) and just a couple of miles from Hanningfield Reservoir.

The adjacent village of Battlesbridge sits on the River Crouch and has a Railway Station on the 'Crouch Valley' branch line, itself off the Shenfield-Southend line, Shenfield being on the Great Eastern Main Line, linking it with London Liverpool Street (Battlesbridge to Liverpool Street in only 57 minutes).

Just 650 meters up the road is the 'Le Benaix Brasserie & Bar', which along with enjoying a highly rated Restaurant, also boasts 'The Little Shop' for the daily essentials: Bread, Milk, Wine... etc, with a larger Co-Op in Wickford just over 3 miles away.

Hugely impressive inside and out, this 4 Bedroom detached House was built in 2003 and has been upgraded on a grand scale by the current owners in the last 3 years.
A short list will follow but really one needs to fully read the details of this property, to fully appreciate what has been put into this home.

The accommodation briefly comprises Entrance Porch, very large Reception Hall, 16ft Lounge with Fireplace, Dining Room with walk-in Bay, 11ft Playroom/Study, impressive Conservatory with new glasswork, surprisingly big ground floor WC Room, Granite topped Kitchen, adjoining Utility Room, spacious Landing, the four first floor bedrooms, refitted Ensuite and Bathroom with both a Bath & separate Shower.

Features include:

A chunky set of remote controlled wooden gates to the side, securing the side Drive and the Garage with its Hörmann 'RollMatic' Remote Controlled Electric Door.

Brand new upvc windows throughout.

Solar Panels providing free Summertime hot water.

Beautiful porcelain tiling in the Porch, Hall and Cloakroom.

Limestone Fireplace.

Vaillant Gas Boiler serving the Central Heating with 'Wet' underflooring heating throughout the ground floor and radiators upstairs.

NEST energy-saving smart home temperature control (Remote control and smart home integration with Alexa and Google Assistant).

External CCTV cameras.

Chrome sockets/light switches.

Sleek & stylish Mitsubishi Air Conditioning units in all the Bedrooms, Lounge, Conservatory & Playroom.

And much more...

The Accommodation

Watch over your home and answer the door from anywhere with the Ring Video Doorbell (You'll get notifications to your iPhone/Android smartphone when anyone presses the doorbell or triggers the built-in motion sensors) and combining style with security, the robust contemporary style Front Door then opens through to the:

ENTRANCE PORCH 5ft 8' x 3ft 6' (1.7m x 1.07m)

A good size porch with the beautiful, large high gloss porcelain tiles extending into the Hall, through contemporary style 'Oak' glass double doors

HALL 16ft 7' narrowing to 12ft 6' x 11ft 4' (5.05m > 3.8m x 3.45m)

A great first impression.

This huge reception area has a smooth plastered finish to ceiling (as found throughout the house) with the wide, ornate Cornice coupled with the large porcelain floor tiles giving an even greater impression of space.

The wall mounted NEST Thermostat is a clever, electronic, programmable and self-learning Wi-Fi-enabled 'smart' thermostat, that optimises the heating and cooling of the house to conserve energy.

A very large built in cloaks cupboard houses the manifold system for the wet underfloor heating, which extends throughout all ground floor except the study/family room which still retains a radiator.

Here and throughout the home, chrome sockets and light switches give added appeal, with the aesthetic centrepiece of the Hall, the American White Oak staircase with glass balustrade - very stylish.

GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM 8ft 1' x 5ft 8' max (2.5m x 1.7m)

Much larger than the average ground floor WC room and beautifully appointed.

White gloss fitted units topped with sparkling Grey Granite worktops extend along the far wall, giving lots of storage and incorporating a semi-recessed Basin and back-to-wall WC with concealed cistern.

A combination 'heritage style' radiator and chrome towel rail, the beautiful porcelain tiled floor and inset downlighting completes a very modern look, with a side facing obscure glass window giving natural daylight.

LOUNGE 16ft 1' x 13ft 7' (4.9m x 4.1m)

The Limestone fireplace provides the focal point with above it, wiring for a large wall mounted TV.

Hidden within a radiator cabinet is an air-conditioner unit which compliments the wet underfloor heating.

A set of French doors with accompanying side light windows open out to the newly upgraded conservatory, with a further rear facing window giving additional light.

Like the Hall, ornate cornice gives a stylish and elegant finish.

CONSERVATORY 11ft 4' x 10ft 3' (3.45m x 3.1m)

Enjoying a glorious view over the woodland bordered field behind, this all-year-around living space has beautiful wood flooring and brand-new UPVC double glazed glass work including an impressive vaulted roof with 'blue glass', which helps to filter the rays of sunlight entering the conservatory, ensuring a cooler environment.

Sitting neatly above the double doors from the lounge, a sleek and slimline 'black gloss' wall mounted Mitsubishi Electric 'Kirigamine Zen', remote controlled and programmable air-conditioning unit keeps this space lovely and cool during hot summer days, yet provides plenty of heat too, for the coldest of winter days. The Kirigamine Zen units are available in three colours (black, white and silver), designed to blend in with home decor and the owners here, have installed either white or black gloss ones, as will be mentioned in each relevant room.

DINING ROOM 14ft into the Bay x 11ft 1' (4.3m x 3.4m)

A set of double 'Oak' doors from the hall swing open to this well-proportioned reception room.

Attractive wood flooring brings warm and character to the room and the walk-in bay floods in light, reflecting off the mirrored left wall to give a real sense of space.

PLAYROOM 11ft 3' x 9ft 10' (3.4m x 3m)

Presently used as a spare ground floor (5th) Bedroom, this versatile reception room finished with sugar white walls and charcoal carpet, is complimented by a feature 'New York' papered wall and has a rear facing window and a White Air Con unit.

KITCHEN 12ft 4' x 9ft 10' (3.8m x 3m)

Combining attractive 'Shaker' style kitchen units with 'Leathered' Granite worktops, has created a luxurious feel to this kitchen, which comes with a host of built-in and integrated appliances.

Enjoy the luxury of authentic Italian expressos and creamy cappuccinos from the built in NEFF coffee machine, which is one of a square of four built-in NEFF appliances, the others a Compact Oven with Microwave function and Twin Slide&Hide® (fully retractable doors) state-of-the-art pyrolytic Multi-function Fan Ovens.

Further appliances include Bosch integrated Dishwasher, CDA Wine cooler and a safe, fast and highly efficient 4-in-line black glass NEFF Induction Hob sitting below an eye catching black gloss angled Extractor Fan.

Finishing specification includes an undermounted sink, fitted neatly under the worktop, a Waste Disposal Unit, pull out Larder, pull out recycling drawer and attractive high quality wood effect vinyl flooring.

Hidden within a matching cupboard is the Vaillant Boiler which runs off LPG Gas - the tank in the garden. As a point of interest, during the summer months when the central heating isn't needed, the owners switch off the boiler completely, as the Solar Panels provide enough hot water for the family.

UTILITY ROOM 7ft 8' x 5ft 1' (2.34m x 1.55m)

Fitted with the same matching units as the kitchen and incorporating an AEG integrated Washer/Dryer and a recess for a 900mm wide American style Fridge/Freezer.

A side external door opens to the Driveway area behind the sturdy automated wooden gates - perfect to leave the back door open on sunny days for pets and the kids!


A spacious landing well lit by a large window enjoying the rear rural outlook.

A designer vertical radiator, 'Oak' internal doors, grey walls and carpet, along with the 'American White Oak' and glass staircase, gives it a very tasteful look.

The built-in airing cupboard houses the Solar powered mains pressure water storage system and a ceiling hatch opens to reveal a loft ladder accessing the Loft, which has been boarded with a light.

MASTER BEDROOM 22ft 1' x 12ft 4' (6.7m x 3.8m)

A large sumptuous bedroom with attractive Grey and White décor and enjoying a very pleasant outlook over the field behind.

Along the right wall, a range of White Gloss wardrobes provide a superb storage facility, including a central unit where the double doors above the drawers below, open to reveal a wall mounted TV and stylish white gloss Air-Con unit.

In addition to the range of white gloss wardrobes, a set of Oak Double Doors open to reveal a large built-in cupboard measuring 5ft 6' x 2ft 7' (1.7m x 0.8m)

Further note regarding the Air Conditioning units: All the ZEN indoor units throughout this home are equipped with a weekly timer option via the remote control and Mitsubishi's advanced 'Silent Mode' fan speed setting provides super-quiet operation too, perfect for hot summer nights.

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 8ft x 5ft 9' (2.44m x 1.75m)

A beautifully appointed, refitted shower room, with fitted white gloss units topped with sparkling Grey Granite countertops and incorporating a semi-recessed basin, back-to-wall WC and storage cupboards.

The shower enclosure incorporates a stylish Rain Head shower and a separate handset too, for extra flexibility.

Attractive ceramic tiling, wall mounted backlit mirror incorporating a shaver/toothbrush socket, a swish chrome humidity controlled Extractor Fan and inset downlighting, provide the finishing touches.

BEDROOM TWO 12ft 5' x 11ft 2' (3.8m x 3.4m)

Enjoying a pleasant sylvan view of the woodland opposite the house at the other side of the road.

This is a lovely sized double bedroom with deep pile grey carpet, provision for a wall mounted TV and a wall mounted black gloss Air Con unit.

BEDROOM THREE 16ft (into the wardrobe) x 10ft 2' (4.9m x 3.1m)

Another double bedroom enjoying the pleasant wooded front outlook and with twin dormer windows giving the room added character.

Three built-in cupboards provide great storage and again this room also has a wall mounted black gloss Air Con unit.

BEDROOM FOUR 10ft x 7ft 4' (3.05m x 2.24m)

Presently used as the perfect home office, with a bespoke range of wood effect fitted furniture incorporating a Desk, shelving and cupboards.

Another rear bedroom and so enjoying the rear country view and with a white gloss Air Con unit in this bedroom.

BATHROOM 8ft 8' x 7ft 5' (2.64m x 2.3m)

With both a corner bath and a separate shower too, the white sanitaryware comprising a basin with full pedestal and a back-to-wall WC with the cistern enclosed within a Maple effect fitted cabinet.

The walls are fully tiled and there is a chrome shaver/toothbrush socket, Extractor fan and inset lighting. A side facing obscure glass window and a front facing skylight window provide plenty of light.


A new block paved Front Drive parks two cars with ease, with a set of remote controlled automated hardwood security gates at the side, swinging open to reveal more block paved Drive leading up to the Garage.

GARAGE 18ft 4' x 14ft 2' (5.6m x 4.3m)

Wider than average, this large garage has a pitched roof which has allowed a useful mezzanine storage area accessed via a loft ladder.

There is a courtesy door, power and lighting and the Hörmann RollMatic Remote Controlled Electric Door is made from double-skinned, aluminium foam-filled slats providing strength as well as insulation.


46ft (14m) long and a sunny West facing.

Enjoy and make the most of summer afternoons and evenings on the large patio which gives plenty of room for the biggest table and chairs.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
27 September 2019

Nearest stations

  • Battlesbridge (1.5 mi)
  • Wickford (2.3 mi)
  • South Woodham Ferrers (2.5 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Battlesbridge (1.5 mi)
  • Wickford (2.3 mi)
  • South Woodham Ferrers (2.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Henton Kirkman Residential, Billericay

The Horseshoes, 137A High Street, Billericay, CM12 9AB

01277 577013 Local call rate

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