An attractive period cottage providing comfortable family accommodation occupying a peaceful semi-rural setting in grounds of around 5.5 acres. The property is located on the edge of Great Leighs village in the hamlet of Gubbions Green some 7.5 miles north of Chelmsford. This unlisted, timber framed building, provides rendered elevations with decorative pargeting under a tiled roof and has been carefully refurbished providing well-balanced family accommodation. There are 4 first floor bedrooms and a family bathroom with 3 reception rooms and a wonderful kitchen/breakfast room. The property enjoys formal gardens and a paddock offering equestrian potential. There are a range of high quality outbuildings including bespoke greenhouse, garaging, stabling, tractor shed and a detached utility room.
The property is approached under a peg tiled porch with solid entrance door opening to a charming dual aspect sitting room with a discreet staircase rising to the first floor. There is solid oak flooring which continues through to the dining room and family room. The family room is located at the end of the building and is a wonderful triple aspect room offering views over the gardens and paddock beyond. There is a prominent redbrick fireplace with inset wood burner and a wealth of exposed timbers to the majority of the ground floor accommodation. To the far end of the property is a bespoke kitchen fitted with oak units incorporating granite worktops with blue glass splash backs and granite tiled flooring with underfloor heating. The kitchen includes a range of integrated appliances and provides external access to an outer lobby leading to an external cloakroom with wc facilities. To the first floor there are four well-proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom with access to a fully insulated, boarded loft. The family bathroom provides a modern white suite comprising wc, wash hand basin, bath and digital shower.
Sitting room 14' 4" x 12' 9" (4.37m x 3.89m)
Dining room 14' 4" x 13' 2" (4.37m x 4.01m)
Kitchen 18' x 10' (5.49m x 3.05m)
WC not measured
Family room 18' 7" x 14' 4" (5.66m x 4.37m)
First floor landing
Bedroom one 13' 11" x 13' 10" (4.24m x 4.22m)
Bedroom two 11' 4" x 10' 1" (3.45m x 3.07m)
Bedroom three 10' 8" x 10' 5" (3.25m x 3.18m)
Bedroom four 9' 11" x 8' 4" max (3.02m x 2.54m)
Bathroom not measured
Utility room/studio not measured
Garage 18' 8" x 11' 5" (5.69m x 3.48m)
Carport 20' 8" x 18' 8" (6.3m x 5.69m)
Harlow barn 23' 7" x 13' 10" (7.19m x 4.22m)
Hay barn/storage 14' 0" x 10' 0" (4.27m x 3.05m)
Stable 11' 6" x 11' 5" (3.51m x 3.48m)
Tack room not measured
Stable 13' 9" x 9' 10" (4.19m x 3m)
Stable not measured
Garden store 14' x 12' 5" (4.27m x 3.78m)
The outside The property is approached over a shingled driveway through a five bar gate opening to a substantial sweeping drive. There is a double bay cart lodge and adjoining garage facilities. The gardens have been neatly landscaped and largely wrap around the property with substantial areas of lawn and attractive terrace seating areas. The garden incorporates a charming detached utility/studio room, bespoke red cedar Victorian style greenhouse, tractor shed, Harlow barn, 3 stables, tack room and a hay barn/storage facility. The paddocks which extends to around 4.5 acres are located to the front of the house and are mainly flat with natural boundaries. In total the gardens and ground extend to around 5.5 acres.
Where? The property is discreetly set at the end of a small turning located on the edge of Great Leighs village in the hamlet of Gubbions Green. Gubbions Green is a small semi-rural hamlet largely surrounded by open countryside providing a network of footpaths and bridleways. The nearby 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 - We understand that mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Private drainage by way of Klargester and oil fired heating.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC rating - F
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An attractive period cottage providing comfortable family accommodation occupying a peaceful semi-rural setting in grounds of around 5.5 acres also offering equestrian facilities.
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