Little Baddow
| £700,000

A MOST BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY COTTAGE dating from the late 1800's, presented to the highest of orders and set on a fantastic private plot of just over quarter of an acre. The property has undergone substantial improvement by the present owners and offers truly wonderful high specification accommodation. Along with three bedrooms, there are three bathrooms, two receptions rooms, utility room and a fantastic 30' open plan kitchen and dining room. Externally there is a 50' garden building currently used as annexe/guest accommodation, and in our opinion would also be excellent as a home office. There is also a detached double garage, along with a carriage driveway providing parking for numerous vehicles. Overall this is an outstanding character home which must truly be seen to be appreciated. Just a short distance away are Paper Mill Lock with it's canal cruises and tea rooms, Heather Hills Nature Reserve and also Elm Green Preparatory school. Energy Rating to be advised.

Specification Note

As stated the property affords many high specification features including, double glazed windows made by Trustwood Joinery, Fired Earth bathroom suites, oak internal doors with Suffolk latches, hand made kitchen, security alarm and Monocouche exterior render.


Master Bedroom

4.14m x 3.68m (13'7 x 12'1)

A lovely dual aspect room with a window to the front and double doors to a Juliet style balcony overlooking the gardens. Victorian style radiator and exposed timbers, opening to:

Dressing Area

1.83m x 1.83m (6' x 6')

Window to side, exposed timbers. Door to:


Obscure glazed window to rear, chrome ladder radiator. Wet room style shower cubicle with floor drain, glass screens and rainfall shower head. Part concealed wc, wash hand basin set onto 'floating' high gloss storage unit. Tiled floor and tiled walls, LED down lighters.

Bedroom Two

3.56m x 3.20m (11'8 x 10'6)

Window to front, Victorian style radiator. Two double built-in wardrobes with storage cupboards, exposed timbers, cast iron bedroom fireplace.

Bedroom Three

2.54m x 2.46m (8'4 x 8'1)

Plus door recess. Window to rear, Victorian style radiator. Airing cupboard housing pressurised hot water with storage cupboard above, exposed timbers.

Family Bathroom/wc

Obscure glazed window to rear, Victorian style radiator. Fired Earth Suite comprising 'slipper' style bath with antique style taps and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, wc. Exposed timbers. Door to:


Access to roof space, stairs to ground floor.


Entrance Porch

Wooden entrance door with windows to either side, tiled floor, double French style doors to sitting room.


6.30m x 3.68m (20'8 x 12'1)

Triple aspect room with a window to front, two windows to side and double French style doors to rear. Two Victorian style radiators. Fireplace with brick surround. Exposed timbers and wooden floor.

Sitting Room

3.81m max x 3.56m (12'6 max x 11'8)

Window to front, Victorian style radiator. Exposed brick chimney breast. Storage cupboard and under stairs storage cupboard. Exposed floor boards and timbers. Door to kitchen and lounge.

Kitchen & Dining Room

9.30m x 3.66m (30'6 x 12')

A wonderful open plan style kitchen and dining room. Window to side and double French style doors to the garden, door to utility room. Victorian style radiator. Double bowl under mounted sink unit, extensive granite work surfaces with matching peninsula breakfast bar. Comprehensive range of hand made storage units with two drawer packs and a glazed wall unit. Space for American style fridge freezer with larder style storage cupboards to either side. Integrated dishwasher. Space for Aga range oven. Cupboard housing gas fired Potterton boiler.

Utility Room

1.93m x 1.88m (6'4 x 6'2)

Window to side. Under mounted sink unit with granite work surfaces. Storage units matching the kitchen, concealed washing machine and built-in microwave, cup housing Potterton boiler fuelling hot water for the annexe/home office. Tiled floor, door to:

Shower Room/wc

Obscure glazed window to rear, chrome ladder radiator. Three piece Fired Earth suite comprising shower cubicle with glass screens, Victorian style wash hand basin, wc. extractor fan, tiled floor.


Plot of just over quarter of an acre.


Carriage style vehicle entrance and driveway leading to the garage. The gardens are superbly landscaped and include many mature trees, shrubs and stocked flower/shrub beds. Large patio at rear of the house leading to lawn gardens and also pathway around the house. Water tap and courtesy lighting. Enclosed storage area with store shed at rear of the garage. The formal area of the gardens are fully enclosed for security/pets.

Annexe/Guest Suite/Home Office

15.24m (50')

A fantastic garden building ideal for a variety of uses. Divided into three areas with a wooden style deck verandah along the front. Sitting and dining area to either end with the accommodation central. The accommodation is divided into part open plan style living area and bedroom. Shower room/wc with three piece suite. Five windows and electric panel radiators.

Double Garage

5.13m x 4.88m (16'10 x 16')

Electric roller shutter door, window to side, personal door to garden, pitched roof for storage, tiled floor, electric panel radiator. Six LED strip lights.

Agents Note

The Vendor has recently received positive pre-application advice from Chelmsford City Council for the potential of erecting an additional new dwelling within the plot.

Little Baddow Area Note

Little Baddow is a most desired elevated village situated between Danbury to the south and the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation Canal to the north. Little Baddow & Danbury are famous for their National Trust woodlands, conservation and areas of natural beauty. There is a wide range of schools in the district, both in the public and private sector. Nearby preparatory schools are Heathcote School of Danbury and Elm Green School, Little Baddow. State schools include Danbury Park Community School (recently voted Outstanding by Ofsted) and St Johns C of E primary school. Danbury village provides a good range of village stores as well as a library, dentists, doctors surgery plus a sports and leisure centre with a gym. A wider collection of shopping facilities can be found in the city of Chelmsford just 6 miles to the west. There are frequent direct trains to London Liverpool Street from the mainline station in Chelmsford as well as easy access to the national motorway network via the nearby A12 & A130.

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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