Summerhill, Althorne, Chelmsford
| £675,000

Set back almost 250' down a private block paved tree lined driveway via electric double gates and sitting on an overall secluded plot measuring 1 acre is this unique detached residence offering a wealth of potential to develop/substantially extend. The internal accommodation comprises two first floor bedrooms whilst the ground floor offers entrance reception room, two double bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom and conservatory. Externally the extensive grounds consist of the aforementioned block paved tree lined driveway with turning circle leading to detached triple garage, the majority of the grounds are laid to lawn with established shrubs, trees and flower beds interspersed throughout, there is also a large fish pond. Planning permission has already been granted to knock down the rear conservatory, rebuilding a brick single storey extension to create a modern open plan kitchen/diner and family room. The application also includes alterations to the first floor. Please see agents note for further information. A truly one off property which can only be fully appreciated by the way of an internal viewing.



7.06m x 2.72m (23'2 x 8'11)

Two double glazed windows to rear, radiator, access to eaves storage.


4.75m x 3.51m (15'7 x 11'6)

Double glazed windows to front, rear and side, 2 radiators, access to eaves storage.


Radiator, balustrade staircase leading to first floor living room.



7.24m > 3.73m x 4.83m >3.02m (23'9 > 12'3 x 15'10 >9'11)

Part glazed composite entrance door to front with side lights, 2 radiators, 2 windows to front, brick built ceiling high open fireplace with paved hearth, double built in storage cupboard, doors to:


7.26m x 5.69m (23'10 x 18'8)

Double glazed windows to three aspects, double opening doors leading to garden, 4 radiators, brick hearth with flue over ready for wood burner/liner to be installed.


3.81m x 3.33m (12'6 x 10'11)

Double glazed window to side, radiator, high panelled ceiling, feature cast iron fireplace.


3.84m x 3.33m (12'7 x 10'11)

Double glazed window to side, radiator, feature cast iron fireplace, high panelled ceiling.


4.42m x 3.53m (14'6 x 11'7)

Windows to rear and side onto conservatory. Kitchen comprising twin butler sink unit set in solid wooden work surface, country-style fitted wall and base mounted storage units, space for freestanding 'Rangemaster' oven and hob, space for American style fridge/freezer and space and plumbing for dishwasher, extractor fan, inner lobby.


2.11m x 2.26m (6'11 x 7'5)

Doors to:


3.58m x 2.41m + 2.03m x 1.02m (11'9 x 7'11 + 6'8 x 3'4)

Two obscure glazed windows to rear, 4 piece suite comprising freestanding slipper foot bath with mixer taps and hand held shower unit over, tiled shower cubicle, close coupled wc and wash hand basin set in vanity storage unit with tiled splash back, tiled flooring, spotlights, chrome heated ladder towl rail, airing cupboard housing pressurised hot water cylinder and expansion tank.


Double glazed double doors into separate parts comprising:

19'5 x 9' - fully glazed door to side, vaulted ceiling, stainless steel sink unit set in roll edged work surface with base mounted storage units, space and plumbing for washing and tumble dryer, double doors opening to other part of conservatory.

20'8 x 11'3 - vaulted ceiling, part glazed UPVc door to side, window to rear, radiator.


The property sits centrally in wonderfully secluded grounds down a 250' tree lined driveway measuring 1 acre with extensive lawn areas, established trees and shrubs throughout. There is also a large fish pond.
The driveway and block paved area in front of the triple garage provides parking for a plethora of parking.


Three up and over doors to front, power and light connected, we feel this garage ideally lends itself to conversion subject to the necessary consents to a home office/games room or even a self contained annex.


Please be advised that planning permission has been granted for a single storey extension at the rear demolishing the conservatory and alteration to the first floor. For full plans and further information please refer to Maldon District Councils website using reference number: 18/00087/HOUSE.

Village of Althorne

Althorne has the benefit of a railway station with direct trains to London Liverpool Street. The nearby towns of South Woodham Ferrers, Maldon and Burnham on Crouch provide a good range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. Burnham-on-Crouch is a riverside town renowned for its long established yacht clubs and marina and the historic market town of Maldon offers an array of restaurants, public houses, shops, waterside public houses and the famous Promenade Park. Road access to the A130, A13, A127, A12 & M25 are all within a short drive.

Agents Note

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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