- A very deceptively spacious 3/4 Bedroom semi-detached family home
- Enjoying a village location yet just 0.9 mile from Wickford Mainline Railway Station
- Super ground floor living space following the kitchen extension & part garage conversiion
- Fitted Kitchen with Range Cooker and double doors opening to Garden
- Ensuite Shower Room to Bedroom One plus big family bathroom in addition - both nicely refitted
- Non-estate setting in the popular village of Runwell
- Plus only 0.5 mile from Wickford Town Centre/High Street
- Huge 18ft 7" x 17ft Lounge plus two further ground floor living rooms
- Ground floor WC Room off Hall with attractive wood flooring extending to the lounge & dining room
- 70ft rear Garden with power running to the end, where hardstanding can take a shed
Appearances may be deceiving.
With the Church Spire of Runwell`s St Marys Church visible over the rooftops from upstairs and just over 200 yards away as the crow flies, this 3/4 Bedroom, Semi-detached Chalet style house enjoys a pleasant non-estate village location along with a surprising amount of accommodation, particularly to the extended ground floor, which boasts a huge 18ft 7" x 17ft Lounge, 2 further ground floor Living Rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room and a ground floor WC Room.
Upstairs has the 3 bed main bedrooms with the main bedroom having its own private Ensuite Shower Room and the other two bedrooms enjoying use of the very large Bathroom - both bathrooms being tastefully refitted.
The Front Drive takes 2 cars with ease, 3 at a push and we like the side covered Porch with its gate leading through to the wide 70ft Rear Garden.
Although sporting a non-estate village setting, within the sound of the village Church bells on a Sunday, the property is only a short walk from the amenities of Wickford High Street (0.5 mile) and its Mainline station (0.9 mile).
If education is important to you, then buyers may like to know the local Primary school has a Good OFSTED rating and the Beauchamp`s Secondary School enjoys an even higher `Outstanding` status.
The popular ‘Quart Pot` Pub is just a 3-minute walk around the corner and the Toby Carvery is only a mile further up Runwell Road.
COVERED STORM PORCH
A rather nice brick addition with a pitched tiled roof providing shelter from the rain. We wonder if it could be fully enclosed, to make a very useful Porch for hidden away storage of coats and shoes etc.
A great first impression with the attractive wood flooring extending through to the Lounge and Dining room.
The ceiling has a smooth plastered finish, as found throughout the home, with here in the hall, along with the lounge and bathrooms, also having inset downlighting.
GROUND FLOOR WC ROOM
This neat little Loo has a white gloss Vanity unit with inset basin and a close coupled WC complimented by ceramic wall tiling and `Travertine` floor tiles.
LOUNGE 18ft 7" x 17ft (5.7m x 5,2m)
This spacious, oversized reception room provides oodles of family living space, with the eyes also drawn to the Limestone effect Fireplace - this has an electric suite installed at the moment, but there is a capped off gas pipe enabling a real flame fire if desired.
Plenty of light streams in from the set of double doors and adjacent large window.
DINING ROOM/4th BEDROOM 11ft 3" x 10ft 1" (3.4m x 3.1m)
With a wide front facing, feature Bay window, this versatile room is presently used as a TV room for the kids, although it would also make a great 4th bedroom too.
STUDY/PLAYROOM 8ft 3" x 8ft 1" (2.5m x 2.5m)
Another adaptable room with warm wood flooring and cream walls, ideal as a Study or playroom and could even be a 5th bedroom.
We like the fitted cupboards which neatly hide the electrics and the Vaillant ‘ecoTEC plus` Gas fired Combination boiler.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16ft 2" x 7ft (4.9m x 2.1m)
Three sets of glazing make this a very well-lit room, with the set of Double doors opening out to the garden.
Light Oak laminate flooring picks up well with the Beechwood effect of the fitted kitchen units, with the stainless steel ‘5 Gas Ring/Two Oven` Range Cooker and its matching Chimney Extractor Hood above to remain.
There is space up the opposite end where the current owner has a big American style Fridge/Freezer, which could also house a small breakfast table and chairs.
Note: Planning Permission was passed in June 2016 for a "single storey rear extension with a pitched roof to replace existing", to double the width of the kitchen. Plans are held at our office, although buyers are welcome to go online to Chelmsford Council to see them there. Ref. No:16/00693/FUL.
1st FLOOR LANDING
With daylight coming in through the side window, the landing also has a set of double doors opening to the airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
A ceiling hatch provides access to the Loft which is boarded with a light.
MASTER BEDROOM 13ft 5" x 10ft (4.1m x 3.1m)
A lovely room with the wide rear window flooding in light.
The grey Zebra print wallpaper on the feature wall and chimney breast gives a designed feel to the room, which also features a premium range of floor to ceiling wardrobes with sliding doors.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
This on-trend and functional shower room has gorgeous grey `polished marble` effect tiling complimenting the white suite, which includes a white gloss combination Vanity unit and a large double shower area with an Aqualisa ‘Aquastream` thermostatic Power Shower
There`s a rear window for natural daylight and the chrome towel radiator and sleek touch control back-lit mirror completes the look.
BEDROOM TWO 10ft 2" x 8ft 2" (3.1m x 2.5m)
Nice and light courtesy of two windows, this double bedroom has a built-in storage cupboard/wardrobe and the same attractive wood flooring, as found downstairs and in the other two bedrooms too.
BEDROOM THREE 10ft 2" x 7ft (3.1m x 2.1m)
This pretty pink bedroom, has a wide front window for maximum light.
BATHROOM 8ft 2" x 7ft 5" (2.7m x 2.5m)
Fresh and bright with white tiling to the walls, a white 3-piece suite and elegant grey marble tiling to the floor.
The Bath has a separate shower over, the freestanding white gloss vanity unit provides super storage within the twin drawers below and there`s a chrome towel radiator.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The wide front Drive will take 2 cars with ease and possibly 3 cars at a push.
GARAGE STORE 7ft 9" x 7ft 1" (2.36m x 2.16m)
The rear part of the Garage is the Study, leaving the front part as a useful store with the Remote-Controlled Roller Garage Door opening vertically to allow maximum space inside and in front of the garage.
A BIT MORE ABOUT RUNWELL
The village of Runwell dates back to the 13th Century when the medieval Grade II Listed church was built and for most of the time since, being surrounded by farms, was a mainly agricultural area.
This has significantly changed since, with the developing boundaries of Wickford and Runwell blurring into one, and with Runwell now an appealing area of Wickford.
Many people know the name because of the former Runwell Hospital, a 200-acre site to the north of the village, currently being developed by Countryside Homes into St Luke`s Park, a stunning £200m development of 575 new homes, together with converting the Grade II listed chapel and the building of some shops, community centre and a pub. All blending to create a beautiful new neighbourhood in a parkland setting - all adding to the kudos of Runwell as being a very sought-after place to live.
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.