The Firle, Langdon Hills

Price £549,000 - Under Offer

  • 3 Bedroom Detached character House on the sought after Shelsey Park Estate
  • 0.7 Mile to Laindon Railway Station (London Fenchurch Street in 36 minutes)
  • Short walk to the 400 acre Langdon Hills Nature Reserve
  • Front-to-back Lounge and 17ft Dining Room which could easily be divided into two separate rooms
  • + 2 Bathrooms (main and Ensuite Bathrooms). Double glazed windows. Gas Central Heating via rads
  • Built in 1995 by Potton Homes, with all the homes on the estate of an attractive Mock Tudor design
  • 3 to 4 minute walk to neighbourhood shopping centre which include a large McColl Convenience Store
  • 8 Minute walk to Lincewood Primary School which has a Good OFSTED Report
  • Huge Conservatory with remote controlled electric skylights and two sets of external doors
  • Garage has front up & over and a rear roller door too - both remote controlled electric

Offering NO ONWARD CHAIN, utterly charming and radiating character, this 3 Bedroom Detached House is situated on the hugely sought after Shelsley Park Development in Langdon Hills and will be also of great interest to the London Commuter being just 0.7 mile from the Station (London Fenchurch Street in only 38 minutes).

This ever popular, first class and very pretty neighbourhood was built in the mid 1990's by Potton Homes with this particular house built to the Gamlingay design which featured a dual aspect front-to-back Lounge with a big feature Brick Fireplace, 17ft Dining Room with the easy potential to divide into two rooms (eg Dining Room and Study), a rear Kitchen, ground floor WC and upstairs the three bedrooms and Main Bathroom, the Master a huge affair with its own private Ensuite Bathroom.

The previous Owner added a huge Sun Room/Conservatory to enjoy the secluded outlook over its 54ft Garden.

Further features include the chunky exposed posts and beams synonymous with Potton, latched matchwood internal doors, wood grain effect upvc windows, Gas Central Heating via radiators, modern refitted main Bathroom and an Own Drive to Garage which has remote controlled electric doors to both the front and rear!

Local shops which include a McColl Convenience Store and the local Church Hall are just a 3-4 minute walk away and the development backs on to part of Langdon Nature Reserve, perfect for getting out in the fresh air.



Upon entering, one immediately notices the chunky exposed timber posts and beamwork which typifies these beautiful Potton Homes and provides the eye catching character feature found throughout the home.

Wood effect flooring has been laid in-keeping, and the understairs cupboard has been cleverly adapted with the addition of a further door from the kitchen, to discreetly house the washing machine.

Latched matchwood internal doors lead off to:


Fully tiled and Fitted with a white two piece suite comprising a close coupled WC and a wall mounted basin.

A rear window gives natural light.

LOUNGE 19ft x 11ft 7' max (5.8m x 3.55m)

The focal point is the full height brick Fireplace with its inset real flame Gas Fire and curving brick hearth.

Plenty of light comes through the front facing window and rear set of French doors with their accompanying windows.

A chunky Post and its crossing top beam adds additional character.

DINING ROOM 17ft 7' x 10ft 4' min (5.4m x 3.15m)

This large reception room has been previously divided into two separate rooms: a still good size dining room and a separate Study too. Now it is back in its original arrangement, but the added timberwork was retained for very easy reinstatement if desired, especially with the increase in working from home.

Two front facing windows provide plenty of light and a hand built-in matching cupboard houses the electrical consumer unit and gas meter.

KITCHEN 10ft 7' x 8ft 1' (3.2m x 2.5m)

Fitted with a range of dated but very well maintained 'Antique Oak' effect kitchen units incorporating a 5-ring Gas Hob below a canopied Extractor fan, a built-in Double Oven/Grill, Integrated Fridge, Integrated Dishwasher, and the aforementioned matching door within the left wall which opens to reveal the understairs cupboard housing the hidden washing machine (available subject to negotiation).

The window enjoys a pleasant outlook over the garden and an external UPVC door leads out to the conservatory.

CONSERVATORY 15ft 1' x 12ft 5' (4.6m x 3.8m)

A huge conservatory with three radiators allowing all-year-round use.

There is plenty of room for both a dining set and sofas, and the floor has a tiled finish.

Both a set of double doors and a further external door provides direct access to the rear garden and the vaulted roof features two remote-controlled electric opening skylights and twin fans too, each incorporating a trio of lights.

Return staircase from Hall, with window on the half landing, to:


Matching in with the matchwood internal doors, a loft hatch flips down to reveal access to Loft and a matching latched door opens to reveal the airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

MASTER BEDROOM 19ft 1' x 12ft 3' narrowing to 8ft 6' (5.8m x 3.7m > 2.6m)

A handsomely proportioned bedroom and dual aspect, with windows at both ends.

Twin posts and beamwork give additional character.

ENSUITE BATHROOM 7ft 7' x 6ft 6' (2.3m x 2m)

Dated but what a good size! There is plenty of room for a full three piece suite including the full size Bath.

A skylight window provides natural daylight.

BEDROOM TWO 12ft 1' x 8ft 10' (3.7m x 2.7m)

The measurements EXCLUDE a big walk-in wardrobe providing a superb storage facility.

This is another dual aspect room with windows to the front and side.

BEDROOM THREE 9ft 8' x 8ft 10' (3m x 2.7m)

Yet another good size bedroom with a front facing window and built-in wardrobe/cupboard.

BATHROOM 7ft 1' x 6ft 6' (2.2m x 2m)

A modern refitted bathroom featuring a 'Showerbath' with an extra wide shower area and in addition to the main showerhead, a further mixer tap with shower attachment.

There is also a freestanding White Gloss Vanity unit, close coupled WC and attractive ceramic tiling.


The Front Garden has been carefully planted to create added kerbside appeal.

A shingled Front Drive leads up to the Garage.

GARAGE 17ft 7' x 9ft 2' (5.4m x 2.8m)

Slightly wider than average and with a pitched roof giving additional storage up in the roof space, the garage features doors at both ends.

A remote controlled electric up and over door at the front is complimented by a remote controlled roller door at the end. Allowing through access for machinery or perhaps a motorbike.

There's a couple of electric sockets and lighting too.


The French doors from the lounge open out to a herringbone design block paved patio which extends around the conservatory and up two steps to a further secondary patio behind the Garage.

A raised brick flower bed gives separation to the rear lawn, which is bordered by a wide variety of shrubs and trees including a small row of conifers to the rear - all helping to create a very private and secluded Garden.

Down one side of the house, discreetly tucked away, is a small shed and we also noticed a water butt plugged in to the conservatory downpipe for rain harvesting and an outside tap below the kitchen window. There is also gated pedestrian access between the garage and the main house.


Built by Potton Homes in the mid 1990's, the estate was named after one of the oldest motor sport events in the World. The famous ‘Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb' in Worcestershire. As in the early decades of the 20th century Old Church Hill was also used for Motor Hill Climbing. The first race took place in 1906 not long after Shelsley Hills first race, the last in 1923 as in 1924 the hill was judged to be unsuitable for competition and the following year the RAC competitions committee refused to grant any further licenses for competitive motor sport on public roads.

The development consists of four roads, with all the properties, attractive mock Tudor homes built with character appeal and sitting on equally pretty streets.

It was built-in as a commuter estate to take advantage of its location just 0.7 mile from Laindon Mainline Railway Station and sits adjacent to part of Langdon Nature Reserve with Langdon Hills the location of the 400-acre Langdon Hills Country Park.

There are various local shops dotted about, the main ones at 'The Triangle' on the High Road (4 minute walk) which includes a McColl Convenience Store and only 0.4 mile away is a very good © Miller & Carter Steakhouse Restaurant.

The local Lincewood Primary School is also within walking distance - an 8 minute stroll - and has a Good OFSTED Report.

A 2 mile drive away is Basildon Town Centre. Its original design emphasising firmly on pedestrianised shopping and currently undergoing a regeneration which includes the addition of hundreds of new homes and new leisure facilities such as a new cinema and restaurants.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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