- HUGELY IMPRESSIVE 2,121sq ft SEMI-DETACHED CHALET IN A PRETTY VILLAGE 5.6 MILES NORTH OF BRENTWOOD
- 22ft MAX x 14ft T-SHAPED HALL WITH SMART WOOD FLOORING PROVIDES A GRAND ENTRANCE
- LIGHT AND AIRY CONSERVATORY OVERLOOKING THE SECLUDED GARDEN
- FURTHER RECEPTION/OPTIONAL GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM
- ADDITIONAL GROUND FLOOR SHOWER/WC ROOM
- LOVELY GARDENS TO THE REAR AND SIDE, THE REAR 100ft MAX
- HUGE 24ft 6" x 23ft max OPEN PLAN LOUNGE/DINER WITH FEATURE FIREPLACE
- REFITTED KITCHEN WITH ADJOINING UTILITY ROOM
- GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM WITH HUGE PRIVATE ENSUITE BATHROOM
- 2 LARGE UPSTAIRS BEDROOMS SERVED BY A BEDROOM SIZE BATHROOM
Embrace country and village life with this hugely impressive and very deceptive semi-detached chalet offering NO ONWARD CHAIN and boasting 2,121sq ft of spacious accommodation sweeping over two floors, along with a well-manicured garden of 100ft max, extending round to the side, where there is another broad expanse of grounds incorporating a large Shed and Greenhouse for the green fingered.
Voluminous ground floor living space includes a 22ft 4" max x 14ft T-shaped Hall, 24ft 6" x 23ft max Living Room open plan to the large refitted Kitchen with its adjoining Utility Room, light and airy Conservatory, a further reception room/additional bedroom, Shower Room and ground floor Bedroom with a huge, private Ensuite Bathroom.
Upstairs is a big Landing, two very generous bedrooms and a jumbo Bathroom (next door have their bathroom as another bedroom and have put in a Bathroom within the big Landing). Plus, there is the clear potential to enlarge the upstairs more subject to local authority approval.
Although a rural village, Cannons Mead is a residential turning and so has all the usual utilities including mains drainage and gas, this property also having gas central heating via radiators and double glazing too.
Stondon Massey itself enjoys a delightful country setting, despite only being a few miles from London and has an active community with an annual fete held on the village green and the great local pub opposite, The Bricklayers Arms, which has been in the same family for the last 60 years. Various other events are also centred around the Village Hall and the local Church.
Just a 1.6 mile drive away, in the adjoining village of Doddinghurst, is a local Budgens Supermarket providing the daily essentials, with Ongar the nearest High Street at just over 3 miles. Brentwood Town Centre is only a couple of miles further at 5.6 miles and the City of Chelmsford is 10 miles.
If education is a high priority, the village forms part of the Five Parishes (Stondon Massey, Blackmore, Kelvedon Hatch, Navestock and Doddinghurst) schools admissions policy, helping prioritise placement for the children in the surrounding schools.
T-SHAPED ENTRANCE HALL 22ft 4` narrowing to 10ft 2` x 14ft 1` (6.81m > 3.1m x 4.29m)
A lovely size and a great first impression.
The front door was a handmade 60 years ago swings open to this spacious and welcoming reception area, which also features attractive wood flooring.
Two cupboards provide useful storage: a big understairs cupboard and a full height cloaks cupboard, which also houses the electrical consumer unit.
The ceiling has a smooth plastered finish, as found throughout and there is coving in most of the principal rooms. Smart, contemporary style engineered ‘Oak` internal doors give added character and warmth too.
GROUND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM/WC 5ft 2` x 5ft (1.57m x 1.52m)
Handy for guests, this ground floor WC room also incorporates an open shower.
SPACIOUS OPEN PLAN LOUNGE/DINING ROOM 24ft 6` x 23ft narrowing to 16ft 7.47m x 7.01m > 4.88m)
Giving a fabulous feeling of space, the open plan lounge and dining room, along with the adjoining conservatory, creates a wonderful gathering area for large families and entertaining.
This very sociable place flows round to the original lounge area, where there is a smart stone effect electric Fireplace.
Ad external door opens to a patio area with steps leading down to the main lawn.
CONSERVATORY 12ft 3` x 11ft 7` (3.73m x 3.53m)
Two radiators running off the main central heating system, makes this lovely extension an all-year-round living space.
The vaulted roof gives a greater impression of light and air, and the travertine effect laminate flooring works well with the cream decor.
FURTHER RECEPTION ROOM 11ft x 10ft 6` (3.35m x 3.2m)
Labelled as the second bedroom on the floor plan, this versatile front room has been used as a dining room but could of course make a perfect additional ground floor double bedroom.
A wide window floods in lots of light.
KITCHEN 12ft 1` x 10ft 5` (3.68m x 3.17m)
Re-fitted with an attractive range of light `Oak` effect units incorporating an electric Hob with a stainless steel/glass Chimney style Extractor Hood above and split-level Double Oven. There is also an integrated Dishwasher and Fridge/Freezer.
Wet underfloor heating extends under the white slate effect tiled floor, into the adjoining utility room.
Nice further features include inset downlighting, plinth lighting and plenty of light coming through the rear and side facing windows.
UTILITY ROOM 8ft 7` x 4ft 10` (2.62m x 1.47m)
Fitted with the same matching light `Oak` units as found in the kitchen and incorporating spaces for a washing machine, tumble dryer and a further appliance.
A nice size window gives plenty of daylight and the wall mounted Vaillant Ecotec Pro Gas Boiler serves the gas central heating via radiators and hot water.
GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM ONE 12ft 5` x 12ft (3.78m x 3.66m)
The measurements of this well-proportioned front double bedroom exclude a run of 2.5 double wardrobes, on the left as you enter.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 8ft 7` x 6ft 10` (2.62m x 2.08m)
What a lovely size bathroom. Currently featuring a corner bath, which of course could so easily be changed to a large walk-in shower instead.
Cosy in winter courtesy of the tall chrome towel radiator and underfloor heating.
1st FLOOR LANDING 11ft 9` x 11ft 2` (3.58m x 3.4m)
Bathed in light courtesy of the skylight window, this large landing area has plenty of space for furniture, or like next door has done, taking part of it to be used as a bathroom, with the existing first floor bedroom-size bathroom, to be turned into an additional bedroom - a simple and straightforward way of creating an additional bedroom.
BEDROOM THREE 18ft 6` x 12ft (5.64m x 3.66m)
The measurements exclude a run of three double wardrobes along the far wall of this generous first floor bedroom, which enjoys a pleasant outlook through the rear window, of the secluded garden.
In addition to the wardrobes, there is a surprisingly spacious eaves storage area hidden behind a low door.
BEDROOM FOUR 21ft 3` x 11ft 6` (6.48m x 3.51m)
Another roomy sleeping quarters, this one with a range of fitted wardrobes giving useful storage, in addition to built-in eaves cupboards.
BATHROOM 10ft x 9ft 1` (3.05m x 2.77m)
This oversized bathroom has a modern white three-piece suite and a rear facing window with obscure glass.
EXTERIOR - FRONT
The handsome block paved drive provides parking for several vehicles and a side gate leads round to the rear and side gardens.
EXTERIOR - REAR GARDEN
Wandering the Gardens is a delight, the well-manicured grounds having clearly being well looked after.
There are three buildings: A Shed, Summerhouse and Greenhouse, all to remain.
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.
Brentwood`s name is derived from ‘Burnt Wood` (Brent being middle English for burnt), referring to a large clearing created following a fire, probably from Charcoal burning (the main occupation back then) in the dense forests that once covered this part of Essex.
Over time, it became a stopping point for pilgrims travelling to Canterbury and the remains of a 12th Century chapel in Brentwood High Street bear testimony to this.
When Henry III granted a royal charter to hold markets, the market town of Brentwood boomed, growing and evolving into the `well-to-do` town you see today, surrounded by beautiful countryside and historic villages.
Brentwood is situated to the south -west of Essex, just east of London and falling within the Metropolitan Green Belt.
This closeness to London means that the town has excellent road and rail networks, with the town only separated from Greater London by a narrow gap of open land, through which passes the M25 Motorway.
Brentwood Railway Station is on the London Liverpool Street line, which whisks you to central London in 33 minutes, on the fastest trains.
The adjacent A12 runs between Central London and East Anglia, and the A127 links Central London to Southend.
Brentwood is enhanced by many green spaces, less than 20% of the Borough is built-up. There are a number of important green spaces reaching into the built-up area, two of which extend right to the centre of the town - Hartswood/Shenfield Common and the extensive playing fields of Brentwood School, the former Anglia Polytechnic University, with `Thriftwood` also an extensive area of woodland set within the town.
The busy High Street has an abundance of shops, restaurants and bars, with more located down the charming cobblestoned lanes off the high street too. There are some 200 stores including the usual big-name retailers and unique independent boutiques, some within The Baytree Shopping Centre which includes a cafe and fitness centre on the second floor. Brentwood Market is held every Friday and Saturday too.
The town centre has an active Nightlife Scene with the many bars, pubs and clubs making Friday and Saturday Nights a lively affair. Perhaps check out the Sugarhut, which really the links the old with the new, being one of the oldest buildings in the town, a 15th century coaching Inn, now a huge acclaimed Nightclub.
If education is a high priority, there are many excellent schools, the Secondary schools including Brentwood County High School, Brentwood School, Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School (RC, girls), St Martin`s School and Becket Keys Church of England School.
Primary education is provided by a mixture of state schools, Church of England and Catholic schools and independent prep schools.
As well as being known for the TOWIE TV series, the town has also been home to many a famous person including Frank Bruno, Snooker player Steve Davis, F1 winner Johnny Herbert, Actor Ross Kemp, Singer Pixie Lott, Singer Louise Redknapp and even The Stig!