Main Road, Danbury
| £750,000


A deceivingly large detached cottage having undergone sympathetic and extensive refurbishment over recent years. Located on an overall plot of 0.25 of an acre, the house is set back around 70' from the road and unusually affords parking for 3 cars at the front along with rear vehicular access via Colemans Lane. The accommodation is presented to the highest order and includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms, utility room and a lovely country style kitchen which opens into the garden room. Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor and interestingly, one has an external door to the front. Therefore these two rooms along with the study and shower room would be ideal for a dependent relative or maybe teenagers 'annexe'. Along with the extensive lawned gardens there is the old bakery, currently used as a store but perfect for use as a possible workshop/workroom. This is truly an amazing 'one-off' home located perfectly and conveniently within Danbury village. EPC exempt. NO ONWARD CHAIN.

Location Note

The property is located within easy access of local shops, amenities, two Preparatory Schools (Heathcote in Danbury itself and Elm Green in Little Baddow) and two state schools including Danbury Park Primary School (rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2013). The village is surrounded by a wealth of National Trust woodland, including the historic landscape of Danbury Park (a former medieval deer park). Only six miles due west of Danbury is the city of Chelmsford and its excellent choice of facilities, which include two outstanding Grammar Schools, shopping centre, and a station on the main line into London Liverpool Street. To the east is the market town of Maldon with it's bustling High Street and historic Hythe Quay. The A12 and Sandon Park & Ride service (popular with commuters and shoppers) are just a couple of miles away.

FIRST FLOOR

Bedroom One

4.32m x 4.11m (14'2" x 13'6")

Secondary double glazed window to front, double radiator. Fireplace with cast iron inlay and wooden surround, exposed oak floorboards, large eves storage cupboard, exposed timbers.

Bedroom Two

4.52m x 3.18m (14'10" x 10'5")

Secondary double glazed window to front and smaller window to front, radiator, exposed oak floor boards and exposed timbers.

Shower Room

2.95m x 2.62m (9'8" x 8'7")

Obscure glazed window to rear, ladder radiator. Suite comprising large walk-in shower cubicle with low profile tray and INTA shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin, wc. Wood panelling to walls.

Landing

Access to roof space, large eves storage cupboard with light. Exposed timbers, stairs to ground floor.

GROUND FLOOR

Dining Room

4.52m x 3.07m (14'10" x 10'1")

Window to front, two radiators, open fireplace with cast iron inlay and wooden surround, exposed oak floor boards and exposed timbers, door to kitchen and door to:

Lounge

4.32m x 4.01m (14'2" x 13'2")

Window to front, radiator with feature cover, brick fireplace housing dual fuel burner, exposed timbers, door to:

Study

3.99m x 2.44m (13'1" x 8'0")

Two Velux skylight windows, double radiator, door to the shower room and door to:

Bedroom Three

3.71m x 2.87m (12'2" x 9'5")

Entrance door from the front, secondary double glazed window to side, double radiator, access to roof space, exposed timbers, herringbone style woodblock floor, door to:

Bedroom Four/Dressing Room

3.66m x 2.44m (12'0" x 8'0")

Sealed unit double glazed window to front, radiator, herringbone style woodblock floor. N.B. This room is currently used as a workroom.

Agents Note

It is our opinion these two bedrooms above along with the shower room and study would be ideal for use as 'annexe' type accommodation. Bedroom three has an external door to the front garden.

Shower Room

Extractor fan, radiator. Three piece suite comprising quadrant shower cubicle with INTA shower unit, wash hand basin, wc, Wood panelling to walls.

Kitchen

6.43m x 2.74m (21'1" x 9'0")

Two windows, door to rear lobby & utility room and opening to the garden room. A country style kitchen commencing with a one and half bowl sink unit set into extensive work surfaces. Comprehensive range of fitted cream fronted base and wall units with drawers. Rangemaster Classic 110 dual fuel range oven. Space for fridge freezer. Two radiators. Oak flooring and exposed timbers. Tiled splash backs.

Breakfast/Garden Room

3.35m x 2.82m (11'0" x 9'3")

Double fully glazed French doors with side windows to the exterior, double radiator. Oak flooring.

Utility Room

2.77m x 2.29m (9'1" x 7'6")

Secondary double glazed window to rear, double radiator, space and plumbing for washing machine. Tiled floor.

Rear Lobby

Door from kitchen, radiator, stable style door to garden and door to the bakery. Tiled floor.

The Old Bakery

6.71m x 2.69m (22'0" x 8'10")

Currently used as a store and with the original bake oven is still in situ. Chelmsford City Council have verbally advised, the bakery could be refurbished, however, the oven must remain in place and unharmed. Window to either side, power and light connected, exposed timbers and brick floor. Wall mounted Baxi 800 gas fired combination boiler (installed 15/01/2020) fuelling the hot water and central heating. Note: The bakery is listed separately to the main house.

EXTERIOR

The overall plot is 0.25 of an acre.

Front

Shingle driveway at the front for three vehicles. Lawn garden with various mature shrubs and trees, pathway leading to the property.

Rear Garden

Patio at rear of garden room leading to split level lawn gardens. To the side of the bakery is a further brick patio with pergola and climbing vines. Pathway through garden to extensive further lawns and parking area. Note: There is vehicular right of way to the rear garden from Colemans Lane. Ornamental pond, large timber store shed, various shrubs and trees, water tap.

Agents Note

The property is Grade Two listed. The bakery is also listed however is is under a separate listing to the main house.

Over recent years the house has been sympathetically and meticulously restored. These works have included replacing old/rotten timbers, new damp proofing works, re-plumbing, re-wiring, roof works along with all the modernisation one would expect, i.e, kitchen, bathrooms etc.

In the mid-late 1800's and early 1900's the property was used as the village bakery, the Post Office, and also the telephone exchange (54 subscribers in 1925!).

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.

Floorplan for Main Road, Danbury