An outstanding period Cottage sitting on 1/2 acre of beautifully landscaped and South-West facing grounds within the ever sought after traditional English village of Little Burstead.
The property has been sympathetically and meticulously renovated, enlarged, and improved over recent years, with the latest additions blending perfectly with its 19th Century origins.
Little Burstead Is a small, pretty historic village which lies on the fringes of Billericay, just a 3 minute (1.3 mile) drive from the High Street and retains a higher percentage number of period properties of architectural and historical interest, which helped give reason to implementation in 1983 of the villages Conservation area, which encompasses much of the present day village.
Internally the accommodation briefly comprises an Entrance Hall, 21ft Formal Living Room with a Log Burner in the central Fireplace, 15ft Dining Room also with a Log Burner in its Fireplace, a Hub-of-the-Home designer Kitchen/Breakfast Room open plan to a 15ft x 13ft Family Room, ground floor WC Room, 4 Double Bedrooms and Two amazing Bathrooms.
Further features include the custom made 'Kube' Kitchen with its Siemens appliances and Quartz worktops, bespoke double glazed windows, gorgeous wood flooring throughout most of the ground floor, Anthracite 'round top' column radiators and relaxing baths in the stunning freestanding 'Teardrop' stone Bath in one of the stunning bathrooms.
There are both formal and informal Gardens, both beautifully maintained, and the informal Garden boasts a large contemporary Leisure Building with its own Kitchenette and WC - perfect for large scale entertaining.
Both Inside and Outside has been presented like a House & Garden photoshoot, showcasing its luxury period living with 21st Century refinements and the attention to detail abounds, thus as one can imagine, this property is a rare chance, not to be missed.
The traditional Oak Porch gives the perfect first impression.
Solid Oak framed, hand crafted and traditionally built to last, this beautiful porch features a curved tie beam, twin red brick dwarf walls and a pitched Slate tiled roof.
The chunky contemporary style Oak Front Door leads through to:
13ft long and with gorgeous 'Herringbone' design wood flooring extending through into the Dining Room, internal Lobby and Living Room beyond.
The sugar white walls and ceiling (as found throughout much of the home) gives a fresh modern look and compliments the warmth of the parquet flooring perfectly.
A set of double Cotswold Oak internal doors ahead, swing open to the open plan Kitchen/Family Room, with further matching internal single doors opening off to the Dining Room and ground floor WC Room.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
Making a great impression in a small space, this swish WC sees a stylish wall hung Vanity unit and back-to-wall WC, matched with beautiful 'Stone' look porcelain tiling.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 21ft 7' x 12ft 5' (6.6m x 3.8m)
A confection of contrasting Matt White and Grey bespoke units by 'Kube' Kitchens of Upminster, Grey Quartz Worktops, Siemens appliances and a Centrepiece Island Kitchen featuring a large slab of polished Oak as the unique Breakfast Bar.
The host of Siemens appliances briefly comprise:
iQ700 built-in Multi-function Oven with Microwave (incorporating Siemen's 4D hotAir, hotairEco & Home-connect systems)
iQ700 Built-in Steam Oven, again with the easy-to-use Home Connect App
Additional undercounter integrated Fridge
Further specification includes a Schott Ceran® Glass-Ceramic Induction Hob with integrated Extraction above, Caple Wine Cooler, Hot Water Tap, integrated pull out Larder, attractive Oak wood flooring and all the blinds within the Kitchen and Family Room adjoining are remote controlled electric blinds.
FAMILY ROOM 15ft 4' x 13ft 3' (4.7m x 4m)
Open plan from the Kitchen/Breakfast Room and well-lit by twin front facing character windows and a wide External Door with full height side light window, leading out to the rear Garden.
DINING ROOM 15ft 1' into the Bay x 12ft excluding the area under the stairs (4.6m x 3.7m)
The Herringbone design wood flooring adds even more character to this beautiful reception room,
There are two focal points: The 'Chesney's Alpine wood burning Stove in the deep Fireplace and a handsome bespoke display unit built under the stairs, for all things wine.
The Anthracite Chesney Stove has a unique Retro style but delivers outstanding efficiency as it incorporates 'clean-burn' and 'air-wash' technology for minimal emissions.
A dual aspect room, plenty of natural light flows through both the front facing window and the rear windows, as well as the part glazed door within the feature Walk-in Bay, which opens onto the rear Terrace.
Originally the main entrance, now a clever link between the Dining Room, Living Room and Staircase, with custom made built-in cupboards providing neat, uncluttered storage and a window flowing light across and up the stairs.
LIVING ROOM 21ft 2' max x 11ft 7' excluding the walk-in Bay (6.5m x 3.5m)
Full of character this original living room still retains its central fireplace, now with an inset 'Logfire' wood burning Stove for those cosy winter nights.
The eyes will also be drawn to the large walk-in Bay window overlooking the garden, custom made built-in shelving on the far wall and the stylish twin front facing windows (as found throughout) enhancing the buildings appearance, nicely in keeping within the character of the conservation area.
Stairs from Lobby to:
SPLIT 1st FLOOR LANDING
The soft grey carpet runs up the stairs, where after cascading over the spitting staircase it then changes to the same beautiful Herringbone design Wood Flooring as found downstairs, running the length of the main Landing, itself bathed in light by two rear windows.
MAIN BEDROOM 15ft 8' x 13ft 4' (4.8m x 4.1m)
The measurements exclude the entrance area which runs past the Walk-in Wardrobe on your left, with sliding Wardrobes either side and a sensor light.
Crossing over the soft grey carpet to the window, the walk-in Dormer enjoys a superb outlook over the delightful Garden and to the far wall, a full length, fitted units of contrasting Grey Oak and Matt White, incorporates drawers and cupboards and comes with two matching bedside cabinets.
Over the Dormer is a high-level socket and ariel socket for a high level TV.
BEDROOM TWO 15ft 3' into the Bay x 12ft 7' max (4.6m x 3.8m
Wandering in, the eyes will first be drawn to the stylish stripey carpet, then to the feature exposed brick chimney breast.
To your right, is the walk-in Bay, boasting the lovely Garden view and looking up above, there is wiring and an ariel socket for a high-level TV.
A small built-in cupboard provides a nifty storage solution, and another door leads through to the large designer Ensuite Bathroom.
ENSUITE BATHROOM 11ft 8' x 8ft (3.5m x 2.4m)
The ultimate in luxury, the deep and spacious, freestanding Teardrop bath with its tall floor standing Bath and Shower Mixer Tap, provides the stunning focal point of this gorgeous Bathroom.
The extra wide White Gloss wall hung Vanity unit provides lots of storage below and a back-to-wall WC has a Geberit push button flush.
A set of double doors open to reveal a large storage cupboard and the grey column radiator sits beneath the quaint low-level window.
Beautiful grey porcelain floor tiles compliment the painted grey exposed brick wall and Granite shelf over the boxing in of the pipework plus, over the Vanity unit, is a smart LED mirror incorporating an electric shaver/toothbrush socket and the uber stylish light above, completes a very modern and contemporary look.
BEDROOM THREE 15ft 3' max x 12ft 7' (4.6m x 3.8m)
The vaulted 9ft high vaulted ceiling and crisp white walls gives an even greater impression of light and space to this rear facing double bedroom, which again overlooks the fabulous Garden.
BEDROOM FOUR 11ft x 8ft 1' (3.4m x 2.5m)
Yellow architrave and skirting adds a dash of colour to this pretty childrens bedroom, which will take a double bed with ease and enjoys a pleasant sylvan outlook through its front facing window, the trees opposite giving a lovely green backdrop.
A built-in cupboard provides useful storage and within the ceiling is the flip down loft hatch accessing the Attic.
BATHROOM 11ft 6' min x 8ft 1' (3.5m x 2.5m)
Another beautifully appointed, contemporary style bathroom with plenty of natural light flowing through its front facing window.
Sitting below the window is a large, wide enclosed double ended Bath and the clear glass of the large frameless walk-in Glass Shower, with its Rainhead Shower Head, gives unbroken site lines for a greater feeling of space.
There is a back-to-wall 'Roca' WC and standing in front of an exposed brick of the chimney breast running through the room is a 'Duravit' Matt White Vanity unit with twin handleless Drawers.
A further fusion of gorgeous wood effect floor tiling, dark grey wall tiling, the Anthracite Towel radiator and the 9ft high vaulted ceiling with its trio off classic style large bulbs, gives an opulent finishing touch.
In addition, there is under floor heating, low-level lighting and a built in cupboard housing the Vaillant 'Ecotec plus' Boiler.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
Enjoying a private road setting off the Laindon Common Road, a gravel drive leads down to this property and a superb Barn Conversion at the end.
Enhancing the streetscape, the front garden is retained by iron railings and a stretch of block paved drive to the side of property provides parking for several vehicles plus, Elm Cottage also owns the large parking area across the private drive, where is enough parking for another four cars.
External power sockets at the rear of this extra drive are ideal for electric car owners, and in fact the current owner used to have a Motorhome, which was sited here.
Of note, a neighbouring property has recently received planning permission for a Double Garage as well as Cart Lodge, setting a potential precedent for the possible construction of one here.
EXTERIOR - REAR
Wandering the grounds is a delight with the 191ft x 100ft mature Garden bordered by high trees providing seclusion and well stocked borders adding depth and structure.
You've heard the phrase for Gardens 'an outside room', well this manicured Garden is almost an 'Outside Home' during the summer months, you'll want to be out here all the time!
Rolling lawns, pockets of woodland, hidden paths fringing the borders and weaving past secluded sheds, immaculate paving running along the back of the house, twin raised circular plinths (one a raised Sun Bathing Deck, the other an integrated Hot-Tub) and the large Patio sitting in front of the fabulous GARDEN ROOM with plenty of room for tables and chairs, demands friends, family and chianti for big Summer parties and family gatherings
Like an extra room, detached from the house so you can use it however you wish and ideal for serving different purposes over time, this Studio offers flexible space that can adapt as your lifestyle changes.
Almost full width Bi-fold doors maximise access and light, seamlessly connecting the porcelain tiles both inside and out, to create a harmonious flow in and out.
The large porcelain slabs really bring the outside in, with their dark grey tones contrasting with the sugar white walls and the colours of the Kitchenette: Light Grey Kitchen units and white Quartz worktops.
SEPARATE WC ROOM
With a window for natural daylight and fitted with a close coupled WC and wood effect Vanity unit backed with mosaic splashback tiling and topped with a mirror.
Basildon Council, Band E
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