Guide Price £1,150,000

Boreham Road, Great Leighs, CM3 1PR

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General information

An attractive 18th Century timber-framed and plastered house occupying gardens and grounds of 2 acres with a useful range of outbuildings being sold with no onward chain. This wonderful Grade II listed period home provides flexible 2 storey accommodation with an attic room and a range of partly converted brick buildings extending in excess of 3000 sq.ft providing studio accommodation, workshop and storage facilities. In addition there is a former granary requiring complete restoration and offering the potential for supplementary accommodation, subject to the necessary consents.

Extending to approximately 2500 sq.ft, the property is of L shaped design and provides 3 well-proportioned reception rooms accessed from a central hallway. There is a traditional farmhouse style kitchen and cloakroom. To the first floor there are 4 bedrooms and a nursery/snug linking bedrooms three and four. There is a spacious family bathroom and a modern en suite shower facilities to bedroom one. A turning staircase from the landing rises to a partly converted attic room. There is a substantial brick built former agricultural building to the front of the house which has been partly converted into studio accommodation. There is a ground floor cloakroom with a first floor lounge, kitchenette and bedroom. The remainder of the building is being used for storage and workshop facilities.

The property has two entrances opening to an L shaped hallway serving the ground floor accommodation. The principal reception room is situated to the western section of the house and is a glorious triple aspect room providing bright accommodation with views over the garden. There is a corner log burner and exposed ceiling timbers which complement the room. There is a study and inner dining/family room providing cellar access and double doors opening on to the gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room is located to the southern section of the house and has been fitted with work surfaces, freestanding units and an AGA. The room has attractive exposed brick flooring with a stable door providing external access. A cloakroom concludes the ground floor accommodation with a staircase rising to a first floor landing. There are three bedrooms and a bathroom accessed from the landing with bedroom one providing en suite shower facilities. There is a nursery/snug linking bedrooms three and four and a turning staircase from the landing leading to a partly converted attic room.

Hallway not measured

Sitting room 20' 8" x 18' 4" (6.3m x 5.59m)

Dining room/family room 19' 10" x 12' 9" max (6.05m x 3.89m)

Kitchen/breakfast room 23' 1" x 11' 7" (7.04m x 3.53m)

WC not measured

Study 16' 2" x 11' 7" (4.93m x 3.53m)

First floor landing

Bedroom one 15' 8" x 12' 10" (4.78m x 3.91m)

En-suite 8' 2" x 3' 11" (2.49m x 1.19m)

Bedroom two 18' 1" x 12' (5.51m x 3.66m)

Bedroom three 12' 10" x 12' 8" (3.91m x 3.86m)

Snug/nursery 12' 8" x 6' 2" (3.86m x 1.88m)

Bedroom four 13' 3" x 12' 8" (4.04m x 3.86m)

Bathroom 11' 7" x 9' 8" (3.53m x 2.95m)

Attic 24' x 10' 1" (7.32m x 3.07m)

Outbuilding 21' 5" x 19' (6.53m x 5.79m)

Outbuilding 23' 7" max x 12' 6" max (7.19m x 3.81m)

Outbuilding 31' 9" x 21' 5" (9.68m x 6.53m)

Hay store 12' 7" x 12' 5" (3.84m x 3.78m)

Stable 12' 5" x 7' 9" (3.78m x 2.36m)

WC 7' 6" x 6' 10" (2.29m x 2.08m)

First floor landing

Studio/outbuilding 25' 10" x 20' 6" (7.87m x 6.25m)

Outbuilding 31' 9" x 21' 5" (9.68m x 6.53m)

Store room 16' x 12' 9" max (4.88m x 3.89m)

Former granary 13' 9" x 13' 2" (4.19m x 4.01m)

The outside The property provides an attractive garden mainly laid to lawn with established trees including willow, apple and pear. The garden enjoys a large amount of natural seclusion and a terrace seating area with attractive brick wall to the front boundary. The property is approached over a central driveway, between the farmhouse and outbuildings offering substantial parking facilities. There are two slopping paddocks to the south and west of the house enclosed by post and rail fencing. The western paddock provides gated access from Boreham Road. The Granary is situated to the corner edge of the house and requires substantial improvement yet offers excellent potential. In total the land is estimated to extend to around 2 acres.

Where? The property is located on the eastern fringes of Great Leighs village, set back from the Boreham Road, partly surrounded by open countryside. The village of Great Leighs has a primary school, local store/post office, two pubs and a parish Church. The city of Chelmsford and nearby market towns of Great Dunmow and Braintree are easily accessible, providing multiple shopping facilities and a further range of private and state schooling. For the commuter there are rail services at Chelmsford, Braintree, Witham, Bishops Stortford and Stansted. By road there is straight-forward access to the A120 serving A12/ M11 and beyond.

Important information Council Tax Band - G

Services - The property has mains water, drainage and electricity connected with propane gas.

Tenure - Freehold

EPC rating - Due to the property being Grade ll listed an EPC is not required.

Agents note The Granary is in poor condition and we would advise anyone viewing this area to do so with extreme caution.

We understand the property has a covenant restricting the site to one residential dwelling.

Property summary

Signature: Attractive 18th Century timber-framed and plastered house occupying gardens and grounds of 2 acres with a useful range of outbuildings, located off the eastern fringes of Great Leighs village.

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