- Appearances certainly can be deceiving! Extended house big on accommodation, due to its great depth.
- 0.6 mile to Gidea Park Station
- 24ft Lounge with feature Fireplace, further rear reception open plan to Conservatory
- Separate Utility Room
- Integral Garage with sturdy wooden Double Doors and internal door from Lobby
- Even with its cavernous accommodation it still boasts a 75ft garden
- 4 Bedrooms, three on the first floor and a huge top floor bedroom
- Extended Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Granite Worktops and Range Cooker to stay
- Ground floor Cloakroom/WC Room
- "Wood grain" finish double glazed windows and Gas Central Heating via radiators
Appearances can be deceiving! Situated in the popular Ardleigh Green area of Hornchurch and just 0.6 mile from Gidea Park Station, this Extended 4 Bedroom Semi offers cavernous accommodation due to its great depth and yet still enjoys a 75ft Garden too.
Literally around the corner is a great selection of local shops for the daily essentials, and the local Primary School boasts an Outstanding OFSTED report too. Also, little more than a stone`s throw away, is the Havering College of Further and Higher Education along with a state-of-the-Art David Lloyd Centre and the London A127 is just a short 3-minute drive, giving easy access to London and the M25.
Built in the 1930`s and enlarged over the years to evolve into the super spacious home you see today, the property`s family friendly living space includes an Entrance Porch, Hall, large 24ft long Lounge (formally the front and rear reception rooms - now one large room), Dining Room Extension, Conservatory, extended Kitchen/Breakfast Room, separate Utility Room, ground floor Cloakroom/WC, 3 first floor bedrooms, refitted Bathroom and a feature Loft Conversion providing a huge 4th bedroom.
There windows have been replaced with lead light effect `wood grain` finish double glazed units and there is Gas Central Heating via radiators.
The front takes 2/3 cars and there is an integrated Garage too.
Although extended, the property still retains a 75ft Garden which is surprisingly unoverlooked
Solid wood entrance door with accompanying side lights leading through to:
With tiled floor and door through to:
Two understairs cupboards provide good storage and we liked the quaint switch for the bigger cupboards internal light - possibly an old original Bakerlite switch.
The grey wood effect flooring gives a modern twist to this original part of the house and the ceiling has a smooth plastered ceiling, as found throughout the house.
LOUNGE 23ft 10" x 14ft 2" narrowing to 11ft 10" (7.26m x 4.32m > 3.61m)
Double doors from the hall swish open to what was originally the two separate reception rooms, now one lovely big lounge featuring a walk-in Bay window and with a set of double doors opening through to the rear Reception, which in turn is open plan to the Conservatory. making this area ideal for big scale entertaining.
There is now a Cast Iron fireplace with what we think could be an Alabaster surround.
DINING ROOM/REAR EXTENSION 12ft 2" x 9ft 1" (3.71m x 2.77m)
Idea for the dining area, with feature black wood effect flooring which extends through the 8ft wide arch into the Conservatory.
CONSERVATORY 11ft 7" x 11ft 4" (3.53m x 3.45m)
A set of double doors open out to the Garden and the vaulted ceiling gives an even greater impression of size and space.
The fairly new Roman blinds will being staying and there is both a radiator for snug winter warmth and an air conditioner for summer cooling.
EXTENDED L-SHAPED KITCHEN 18ft 4" narrowing to 8ft 10" x 16ft (5.59m > 2.69m x 4.88m)
Stylish and practical, a confection of Cream Gloss and Wood effect kitchen units, striking Red Granite worktops and even a retro `pastel blue` freestanding Dishwasher.
The Rangemaster Range Cooker with its black Chimney Extractor Hood above and a Samsung Fridge/freezer will also be staying, with further features including a Breakfast Bar/Table, composite Sink unit and Karndean flooring which extends into the lobby adjacent.
There`s plenty of light from the rear window and glazed `back` door and the ceiling has inset downlighting.
Accessing the Utility Room, ground floor WC Room and Garage
UTILITY ROOM 7ft x 4ft 6" (2.13m x 1.37m)
Two double eye level cupboards provide useful storage and there is provision for a washing machine.
The wall mounted Potterton Titanium Boiler serves the Gas Central Heating and hot water.
With its rather fancy 1950`s style wallpaper, this useful ground floor loo has a close coupled WC and corner hand wash basin.
1st FLOOR LANDING
Accessing the bedrooms and bathroom and with the staircase continuing up to the top floor bedroom.
MASTER BEDROOM 14ft 6" into walk-in Bay x 11ft 10" (4.42 x 3.61m)
Full of personality, this front facing double bedroom with its ornate cornice and walk-in bay window has a range of fitted Maple effect bedroom furniture including wardrobes, dressing table and bedside drawers.
BEDROOM TWO 12ft x 12ft (3.66m x 3.66m)
Another large double bedroom, this one at the rear and also having fitted furniture; Wardrobes, dressing table, bedside cabinets etc, this time in a white wood grain finish.
We thought the dark wood flooring finished the room off nicely too.
BEDROOM THREE 9ft x 8ft 3" (2.74m x 2.51m)
This is the smallest bedroom (the 4th bedroom is the bigger Loft Room) and yet is still a fine size.
Front facing like the master bedroom and also attractive dark wood effect flooring.
BATHROOM 8ft 7" x 8ft 1" (2.62m x 2.46m)
A big bathroom. Refitted with a white suite comprising both a big double ended Bath with feature waterfall tap and a separate Shower, together with a close coupled WC and Oval Vanity unit and matching oval basin.
Complimentary ceramic tiling to the floor and walls and a chrome towel radiator finish the look, plus a rear window affords plenty of light.
2nd FLOOR LANDING
Door through to:
TOP FLOOR BEDROOM 20ft 8" narrowing to 12ft 9" x 16ft 8" (6.3m > 3.89m x 5.08m)
What a splendid size and shape room. Spacious and with great rear views.
There`s a fitted wardrobe and adjacent fitted storage cabinet, 2 front skylight windows and a rear window enjoying the views.
GARAGE 15ft 7" x 7ft 7" (4.75m x 2.31m)
With a internal door and chunky wooden double doors to the front.
We noted the recently upgraded electric Consumer unit (`fusebox`) and 2 strip lights.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The block paved front will take 3 cars
EXTERIOR - REAR
The 75ft rear Garden is surprisingly unoverlooked. Established shrubs and bushes give a god degree of seclusion and the big block paved patio provides plenty of room to dine and entertain. We noted an outside tap and evidently there is an outside electrical socket too.
THE AREA - ARDLEIGH GREEN
A well-to-do neighbourhood which is often regarded as the northernmost part of Hornchurch, although some link it with Gidea Park or even Upminster too.
Ardleigh Green was first recorded as Hadley (indicating a heathland clearing) in the 14th century, evolving through Hadley Green and Hardley Green in the 18th Century and Eardley Green in the 19th Century, before developing into Ardleigh Green in the early 20th Century.
The area blossomed after the opening of Squirrel`s Heath (now Gidea Park) station in 1910, with the area heavily developed in the 1930`s and the now `Outstanding` OFSTED rated primary School, opened in 1933.
A row of 1930`s shops run opposite each other on the main Ardleigh Green Road and include a Tesco Express and several takeaways. Along the same stretch is `The Ardleigh`, a popular Gastropub which does weekday meals as well as a Sunday roast. There is also a Doctors and Dental surgery too.
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