Downham
| £895,000


SET ON A PLOT OF APPROX 0.8 OF AN CARE WITH WONDERFUL SOUTHERLY FACING GARDENS is this established detached residence. Located within the most favoured village of Downham, just a few miles from Billericay and Wickford. The property affords good size accommodation including a large master bedroom with dressing area, an en-suite and also a balcony overlooking the rear garden. On the ground floor there are three reception rooms, along with a kitchen/breakfast room and a large utility room. Externally the gardens are something to behold, having been planted and tended for many years by the present owners. Along with various outbuildings including a 27' x 14' garden/entertaining summerhouse with kitchen and wc there is also a quite fantastic 'secret' sunken garden with ornate statues, exotic plants and fountains. In recent years the gardens have been open to public and used by British Red Cross as a fundraising venue. The property lends itself to extension and improvement of course subject to gaining the relevant planning consents if required. Energy rating E.

FIRST FLOOR

Master Bedroom

5.41m x 4.70m (17'9 x 15'5)

(Please note this room is shown in the pictures as a snooker room). Radiator, double French style doors to balcony which overlooks the gardens, dot to the en-suite and open plan to:

Dressing Area

2.69m x 2.44m (8'10 x 8')

Double radiator, double doors to enclosed balcony, 12'4 x 6'4.

En-Suite Shower Room/wc

Obscure glazed window to rear, radiator. Three piece suite.

Bedroom Two

4.80m x 2.95m (15'9 x 9'8)

Two windows to front, radiator, fitted bedroom furniture, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, access to roof space.

Bedroom Three

3.86m x 3.25m plus wardrobes (12'8 x 10'8 plus wardrobes)

Window to rear, radiator. Extensive fitted bedroom furniture.

Bedroom Four

3.48m x 3.48m (11'5 x 11'5)

Window to front, radiator.

Famil Bathroom/wc

Obscure glazed window to side. Four piece suite.

Landing

Stairs to:

GROUND FLOOR

Reception Room

4.78m x 3.07m (15'8 x 10'1)

PVCu entrance door with side windows, window to front, radiator, door to kitchen and door to:

Lounge

5.44m x 3.45m (17'10 x 11'4)

Bow window to front, two radiators, feature fireplace with living flame gas fire, open plan to:

Dining Room

4.47m x 3.28m (14'8 x 10'9)

Double fully glazed French style with side windows to rear, double radiator, door to:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

4.75m x 4.29m (15'7 x 14'1)

Window to rear, double radiator. Range of fitted base and wall units with drawers. Electric double oven, gas hob and extractor hood above. Cupboard housing gas fired boiler fuelling hot water and central heating. Sink unit, tiled floor and tiled splash backs, door to:

Utility Room

3.43m x 2.69m (11'3 x 8'10)

window and part glazed door to rear. door to carport. sink unit, fitted base and wall units, tiled floor and tiled splash backs, door to garage.

EXTERIOR

Front Garden

Brick carriage driveway providing parking for numerous vehicles, vehicle wide access along side house to rear garden, stocked flower and shrub beds.

Double Length Garage

Up and over door, window to side and rear, power and light connected, tiled floor. Door to wc and wash hand basin.

Rear Garden

The overall plot is a fraction under 0.8 of an acre. The gardens contain many varieties of unusual plants and trees. Commencing with a full width paved patio at the rear of the house leading to extensive lawned gardens. Sun terrace with pergola over, large greenhouse (17' x 15') with potting/growing benches, electric connected. Further smaller greenhouse. Large garden building (further details below) and summerhouse. Ornamental pond with landscaping and water fountain. Further extensive lawn gardens with many mature trees and an orchard area. At the rear of the garden you suddenly stumble across the 'secret garden' which is a most impressive fibreglass pond with many features including statues, fountain, many exotic shrubs and pathways around.

In recent years the British Red Cross has regularly used the gardens and it's buildings as a fundraising venue. Their literature in 2014 stated 'Prepare for surprises when visiting this colourful and well established plantsman's garden, separated into three areas. There are stunning water features in two large ponds, many unusual shrubs and trees. The ferns and palms give a distinctively tropical feel to this hidden gem.'

Entertaining/Garden Building

8.23m x 4.27m (27' x 14')

Of timber construction and fully insulated, power connected. Four windows, sliding doors to covered terrace, double doors to garden store at side (also accessed externally). Kitchen 7'3 x 6'6, and cloakroom.

Agents Notes

All mains services connected. Gas fired radiator central heating. Replacement double glazed throughout, most replaced in very recent years. uPVC boards.

Agents Notes

These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. All measurements are approximate. No responsibility is accepted as to the accuracy of these particulars or statements made by our staff concerning the above property. We have not tested any apparatus or equipment therefore cannot verify that they are in good working order. Any intending purchaser must satisfy themselves as to the correctness of such statements within these particulars. All negotiations to be conducted through Church and Hawes. No enquiries have been made with the local authorities pertaining to planning permission or building regulations. Any buyer should seek verification from their legal representative or surveyor.

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