- Utterly charming Extended 4 Bedroom DETACHED character Home built in 1952
- 0.8 mile from the historic Moulsham Street with the Town Centre a little further at just over a mile
- 600 meters from the local "Moulsham Lodge" parade of shops which includes a Co-Op
- Hall with big understairs cupboard
- Original walk-in Pantry off Kitchen and separate Utility Room with adjoining WC Room
- Situated in a quiet residential street within the sought after Moulsham Lodge neighbourhood
- 650 meters from Moulsham High School with the Infants & Juniors at 0.6 mile
- Large front block paved Drive, integral Garage and Sunny 84ft West facing Garden
- 3 Reception Rooms: 24ft Lounge, 13ft 6" Dining Room, Study & Breakfast Room
- Ensuite Shower Room & Dressing Room off Master Bedroom & gorgeous traditional style Bathroom
Utterly charming and brimming with character, this Extended 4 Bedroom Detached House with its large frontage and sunny 84ft West facing Garden, is situated in a pleasant and sedate street on the edge of the sought after Moulsham Lodge Estate, a pleasant neighbourhood to the south of Chelmsford City Centre.
Moulsham Street, the historic centre of Chelmsford, with its eclectic range of shops, bars and restaurants, is just an easy 0.8 mile stroll, with the Main Town Centre a little further at just over a mile.
Chelmsford Railway Station, on the Greater Anglia line, whizzes you to London Liverpool Street in just 36 minutes and the local Bus Service provides good public transport to and from the Station, Town Centre and surrounding towns. There is also a 'Park & Ride' Service to the City Centre less than 10 minutes away.
If education is a high priority, the local Moulsham High School is just a short 650 meter walk with the Infants & Junior Schools just over a 10 minute walk at 0.6 mile - all with Good OFSTED Reports. Plus, the local 'Moulsham Lodge' parade of shops and stores, just 600 meters away on Gloucester Avenue, includes a Co-Op supermarket, Post Office, Greggs Bakers, traditional Barbers, Chemist and various takeaways including a rather good traditional fish and chip shop.
Built in 1952 by RH Currie who owned Moulsham Lodge (the Gatehouse to Moulsham Hall) and extended last in 2002, the property you see today still boasts character a-plenty with many original features, yet has all the present day modern comforts and an impressive family friendly living space of 2,000sq ft.
Along with a sea of parking on the block paved Front Drive, the integral Garage offers potential for further accommodation, which presently briefly comprises Entrance Hall, extended 24ft long Lounge with Fireplace, 13ft 6' Dining Room (also with Fireplace), 11ft Study, 11ft Breakfast/Day Room, Kitchen with its original walk-in Pantry and a separate Utility Room, ground floor WC Room, 4 double bedrooms, Ensuite Dressing Room & Shower Room to the Master Bedroom and refitted traditional style Bathroom with both a roll top Bath & separate Shower.
Most of the windows are double glazed, bar the feature Stained Glass lead light windows of the Front Door, adjoining side windows and the pretty little window in the Pantry cupboard. There is full Gas Central Heating with the Boiler complimented by an Ariston unvented hot water storage system providing mains pressure hot water and further features including a fitted Alarm, hardwired Smoke Alarm, 4-room wired ethernet cable network and Dusk-to-Dawn sensor Driveway lights.
All-in-all a big family home in a lovely part of the City with the clear potential to adapt and appeal to a wide range of families.
HALL 8ft 10' max x 8ft 6' (2.7m x 2.6m)
The stained glass lead light glasswork of the classic 1930s style front door and its twin adjacent side light windows provide the aesthetic period focal point of the hall, which also still retains its original Picture Rail.
The built-in understairs cupboard extends under the half landing giving super storage and houses the modern electrical consumer unit.
The ceiling has a smooth plastered finish, as found throughout the property.
LOUNGE 24ft x 11ft 8' (7.3m x 3.6m)
Handsomely proportioned, the extended lounge retains its original fireplace, now with an attractive ‘Walnut' surround, Victorian style cast iron Fire, Granite Hearth and inset real flame gas fire.
Lots of light floods through the wide set of double doors and its twin side light windows and a feature Arch window to the side.
DINING ROOM 13ft 6' x 12ft 4' (4.1m x 3.8m)
You'll want to invite friends round to Dinner all the time with this lovely formal dining room, complete with a feature walk-in Bay and also retaining its original fireplace. This one with a gorgeous, rich, ‘French Walnut' style surround, Victorian style cast-iron fire, Granite Hearth and real flame gas fire.
As found in the lounge, the smooth plastered, white painted ceiling is accompanied by elegant cornice work.
STUDY 10ft 9' x 5ft 5' (3.3m x 1.7m)
The perfect home office, overlooking the rear garden and with a telephone point, network point and laminate flooring.
BREAKFAST ROOM 10ft 9' x 8ft 9' (3.3m x 2.7m)
Open plan to the kitchen and as it enjoys a pleasant outlook over the west facing garden through the wide double doors, it would also make a great sunny afternoon ‘Day Room'.
KITCHEN 11ft x 7ft 5' (3.4m x 2.3m)
Retaining its original quarry tiled floor, the kitchen has a modern range of White Gloss cabinets topped with shiny gloss finish ‘Baltic Brown' granite effect worktops.
The stainless steel Range Cooker with its matching Chimney style Extractor Hood above will be staying and hidden within one of the base cabinets is an integrated undercounter fridge too.
PANTRY 4ft x 4ft (1.2m x 1.2m)
This delightful, vintage touch of yesteryear looks now, much is it has since new, complete with the original quarry tiled floor, open shelving and the sweet little front facing stained glass lead light window, which still retains its mesh cover.
We noted the modern granite shelf, a nice touch and reminiscent of the ‘cold slabs' for keeping the dairy products cool!
Note: For those seeking a large, more modern Open Plan kitchen/breakfast room, it would be fairly straightforward to relocate the kitchen within the study, breakfast room and utility room, all adjacent and to the rear of the home, or to incorporate the integral garage and relocate the ground floor WC room to the pantry location.
UTILITY ROOM 10ft 9' x 6ft (3.3m x 1.8m)
Fitted with the same white units and gloss worktops as the kitchen, this fine size Utility Room has space for four appliances including the Washing Machine and is well lit by the part glazed upvc back door and side facing window.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM 7ft 3' x 3ft 5' (2.2m x 1m)
Fitted with a simple white cloakroom suite comprising a wall mounted basin and close coupled WC.
A side facing obscure glass window provides natural daylight.
Returning, split-level staircase from hall to:
1st FLOOR LANDING
The split staircase in effect divides the first floor accommodation into two wings, with two bedrooms to the front wing and the remaining two bedrooms and the main bathroom to the rear wing. The current vendor found this perfect when the children were in their teenage years!
It would be fairly straightforward to put an additional door in the bathroom to give access from one of the back bedrooms for ‘Jack and Jill' style shared use.
The landing itself has both front and rear facing windows and a built-in airing cupboard incorporating an electric heater.
A ceiling hatch accesses the Loft, which has been part boarded and comes with a fold down ladder and light.
MASTER BEDROOM 14ft into Bay x 11ft 5' min (4.3m x 3.5m)
Dulux ‘white mist' painted walls give this lovely principle bedroom a light and airy feel, with the eyes drawn to the feature walk-in Bay: the windows having a lead light finish and the fanlight windows with stained glass, in keeping with the original character of the property.
A range of modern fitted bedroom furniture provides great storage and incorporates two double wardrobes with matching drawers below, a tall set of drawers and a dressing table. (This of course excluding the adjoining walk-in dressing room).
Two radiators give plenty of winter heat.
DRESSING ROOM 5ft 8' x 5ft 1' (1.7m x 1.5)
Fitted with the same matching cream wardrobes as the main bedroom, incorporating a double wardrobe and a single robe, with shelving between. A door leads through to the ensuite shower room.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 5ft 8' x 5ft 1' (1.7m x 1.5m)
Boasting a nice big shower with the ceramics comprising a basin with pedestal and a close coupled WC.
To the left of the shower, open glass shelving provide storage, a side facing obscure glass window provides natural daylight and there's a tall chrome towel radiator.
BEDROOM TWO 17ft 9' x 11ft 8' (5.4m x 3.6m)
A generously sized principal rear bedroom, with the far end cordoned off as a dressing room with ‘Beechwood' effect, fitted bedroom furniture incorporating a triple wardrobe with an adjoining chest of drawers and shelving above one side, with opposite a set of double doors opening to reveal the Ariston unvented hot water system supplying the mains pressure hot water, and an adjoining single wardrobe with shelving adjacent.
We noted that the other side of the far wall is the bathroom, giving the potential for this bedroom to have its own ensuite shower room.
BEDROOM THREE 12ft 2' x 10ft 10' (3.7m x 3.3m)
With a large rear window and the measurements of this rear double bedroom excludes the deep eaves storage, accessed via twin low-level doors.
BEDROOM FOUR 8ft 9' x 7ft 6' 92.7m x 2.3m)
The far internal door of this front facing bedroom opens to reveal a huge walk-in wardrobe measuring 8ft 9' x 5ft, with then twin low level doors opening to reveal additional eaves storage. The walk-in wardrobe does have a sloping ceiling but still provides a super storage facility.
BATHROOM 11ft 6' x 6ft 5' (3.5m x 2m)
With a nod towards its early origins, the bathroom has an attractive heritage suite with the focal point, the decadent double ended Roll Top Bath with its clawed feet and chrome mixer taps and shower attachment.
There is also a traditional style basin with pedestal, close coupled WC and a separate shower.
White ceramic tiling with a black dado tile is very much in keeping with the classic look and blends well with the rich tones of the attractive wood effect flooring.
Twin skylight windows flood in plenty of light and a low-level door opens to reveal a large eaves storage area.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
Set well back from the road behind a low brick wall with inbuilt dusk to dawn lighting, the front block paved drive provides lots of parking.
GARAGE 17ft 6' x 7ft 6' (5.3m x 2.3m)
With an up and over door, courtesy door from the gated sidewalk and also boasting an unusual feature: a sliding timber ‘butchers door', a wide door which slides along the external wall.
The garage offers power and lighting, cupboards and shelves, and houses the boiler.
GARDEN 84ft x 39ft (26m x 12m)
Being west facing this quiet, established and lovely size rear garden is a sun trap in the summer, fairly secluded from the rear, it has been nicely maintained over the years, commencing with a herringbone design patio, an abundance of mature shrubs to either side and and a long path leading to the rear of the garden. There is a further herringbone design patio to the right hand side to catch the early morning sunshine. It is complimented by three mature apple trees and a Victoria plum tree, a small cottage vegetable garden and raised flower bed.
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.