This beautiful detached Grade II listed thatched cottage has been extensively and sympathetically improved by the current owners, retaining many of the original characteristics of a property built in the 16th Century, including Inglenook and redbrick fireplaces exposed beams to walls and ceilings. Comprising 3 good sized reception rooms, stunning kitchen/breakfast room with views over the rear garden. Master bedroom with en-suite shower room, 3 further double bedrooms, 2 of which have en-suite bathrooms and dressing rooms. The property is a short walk into the centre of the pretty village of Great Bardfield, close to the local pubs, shops and amenities. The property sits within attractive cottage gardens with detached garage for 4/5 cars, private driveway parking for numerous vehicles and additionally orchard and paddocks extending to approximately 1.5 acres. EPC Exempt.
Great Bardfield is a highly regarded village offering an excellent range of local facilities, including shops, public houses and schooling. For a more comprehensive range of amenities, the nearby market towns of Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow are around 12 and 8 miles away respectively. The A120 is a short drive away, giving good road links to the M11, for London and the North. Stansted s International Airport is approximately 12 miles away.
A part-glazed wooden front door opens onto an entrance hall with a turned oak staircase rising to the first floor and a further doorway through to the family room with redbrick fireplace, housing a woodburning stove, wooden flooring, character beams to the walls and ceiling and a second staircase rising to the first floor. Further doors lead to an office/play room with a fabulous feature redbrick fireplace with woodburning stove and character beams to the ceiling. The stunning kitchen/breakfast room has been fitted with a good range of bespoke wall and base units, wooden flooring, central island, range cooker and integrated appliances and there is a walk-in pantry. The breakfast area has French doors leading out to the patio/entertaining area and rear garden. A further doorway from the kitchen leads to an inner hallway with separate utility room and bathroom. From the family room, a latchkey door leads through to a generous, dual aspect sitting room with large redbrick Inglenook fireplace, with working fire and French doors leading out to the patio/entertaining area.
The first floor can be accessed via two separate staircases, the first from the family room which rises to a landing area with doors to the dual aspect master bedroom with wooden flooring, character beams to the walls and an en-suite shower room. A further door from the landing area leads to a second double bedroom with character beams and built-in cupboard, with a further door leading through to bedroom 3. Bedroom 3 and 4 are both good-sized doubles with en-suite bathrooms and dressing areas and can be accessed by the staircase from the hallway.
The pretty private gardens are a particular feature of this property, with several patio/entertainment areas. It is mainly laid to lawn with established trees and shrubbed areas, several outbuildings and detached sizeable garage for 4/5 cars with additional gravel driveway parking for numerous vehicles. In addition, there is access via a 5-bar gate to the orchard and paddock which offers approximately 1.5 acres of additional grassland.
Oil fired central heating, mains drainage, water and electricity connected.
Braintree District Council
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