The village of Little Baddow is surrounded by Essex Wildlife Trust woods and heath land, an entrance to which is just opposite the Bright House driveway entrance. Little Baddow is a thriving village with two public houses, a very highly regarded Preparatory School (Elm Green), a village hall, two long established churches and its own sports ground and clubhouse, which is home to a local cricket club in the summer months. Nearby Danbury, which also boasts an extensive range of local shops, amenities and schools (including Heathcote Preparatory School and nursery), is only five miles due east of the city of Chelmsford with its excellent choice of facilities, including a bustling shopping centre, two outstanding Grammar Schools, a station on the mainline into London Liverpool Street and access onto the A12. Hatfield Peverel also provides another station option on the same mainline.
All windows and doors were replaced with Accoya timber, powder-coated, double glazed frames in 2019. In the same year, all bathrooms were completely re-modelled by the present owners. All carpets were replaced earlier this year.
The central heating is fuelled by mains gas. Part of the ground floor and two largest bathrooms have underfloor heating and the remainder of the house has radiators. A majority of the radiators are of Victorian style. The property has four boilers in total (all replaced in 2015 and 2016): two in the main house and one each in the garden lodge and the double cart lodge.
There is a full, modern security alarm.
The house has two landings and therefore features two oak staircases, both leading from the family & reception room. The whole first floor can be accessed from each staircase and landing.
7.44m x 6.78m max (24'5 x 22'3 max)
A truly fantastic master bedroom suite affording a triple aspect including double doors with a retaining glass balustrade. Incredible Chelmer Valley and Mid-Essex countryside and garden views. Walk-in wardrobe. Door to:
A split-level room having been completely re-fitted. Luxurious five-piece suite complemented by contrasting tiling and bath low-lighting.
5.54m x 3.84m max (18'2 x 12'7 max)
Fitted wardrobes, door to:
Re-fitted three piece suite.
6.32m x 3.40m max (20'9 x 11'2 max)
3.20m x 2.90m (10'6 x 9'6)
A fully re-fitted bathroom with four piece suite and complemented by contrasting tiling and bath low-lighting.
Features Victorian style tiled floor, door to cloakroom. Feature oak lead light glazed door with matching side panels to the family & reception room.
7.75mx 7.70m max (25'5"x 25'3 max)
A most welcoming living room with triple bi-folding doors to three aspects leading to the terraces offering extensive garden and countryside views. Stock brick fireplace with log burner, high ceilings with exposed ceiling beams. French doors to:
Family & Reception Room
7.34m x 4.60m (24'1 x 15'1)
Oak flooring. Two oak staircases lead to the first floor. Bi-folding doors lead to the garden and also:
3.84m x 3.66m (12'7" x 12')
Solid wooden construction, glazed to all sides, offering views over the garden and farmland beyond. Oak flooring, door to garden.
Doors to kitchen and second sitting room. Large airing cupboard housing heating controls, further large airing cupboard.
Second Sitting Room
6.10m x 3.66m (20' x 12')
Dual aspect room with quadruple bi-folding doors to the garden and terraces, wooden floorboards.
Kitchen Breakfast Room
6.12m x 3.35m (20'1 x 11')
A triple aspect kitchen featuring a 16' high vaulted ceiling with two sky light windows. Excellent range of cream finished wood base and wall units. Ceramic sink unit. Leisure Gourmet Rangemaster oven. Opening to:-
3.56m x 2.24m (11'8 x 7'4)
Matching cream finished wood base and wall units. Door to garden.
EXTERIOR - GARDENS
TOTAL PLOT OF JUST UNDER 3.5 ACRES
Bright House is approached via a private driveway which leads to a large gravelled parking area and turning circle illuminated by two Victorian street lamps.
From here, two pedestrian five bar wooden gates with a brick paved pathway lead to the front entrance of the property. Bordering either side of the brick pathway are established, colourful flower and shrub beds providing a very pleasant seating area to the front of the house. To the right hand side, alongside the main sitting room and conservatory is a terraced area with steps leading down to the lawn; from here you can enjoy the distant views for many miles. To the side of the utility room is a paved terrace area providing views over the gardens.
To the left hand side, behind the two cart lodges set at 90 degrees to each other, are further areas of lawn leading away from the property to the garden lodge and screened by established hedging and trees.
The formal part of the gardens lead around the side of the property and to the rear with undulating lawns. There is a wonderful wooded area with wooden walkways leading down to two bridges over a small stream with colourful flower and shrub beds. Throughout the formal gardens are flower and shrub beds providing a variety of colour throughout the year. Further lawn areas surround the house.
An independent building absolutely ideal for a variety of purposes such as guest accommodation, home offices, gym etc. All services connected and full gas radiator central heating.
3.78m x 3.38m (12'5 x 11'1)
Doors to kitchen and shower room, open to bedroom area. Open tread ladder to roof den!
3.86m x 3.78m (12'8 x 12'5)
2.18m x 1.45m (7'2 x 4'9)
Shower Room & WC
Three piece suite.
TRIPLE CART LODGE
9.78m x 4.70m (32'1 x 15'5)
Three bay stepped cart lodge. Attached is a store for garden equipment and dog kennel and run.
DOUBLE CART LODGE
5.64m x 4.98m>2.87m (18'6 x 16'4>9'5)
Wood store to one end. Attached to this cart lodge and accessed independently from the right flank are three further rooms heated by radiators and containing a WC and sink. Though currently used for storage, each lend themselves for conversion to usable rooms (10'9 x 8'7 & 10'8 x 8'3).
The driveway from North Hill is part of the freehold and also provides a right of way to one other property, Museum House. The owners of Museum House have responsibility to contribute towards any maintenance costs. Bright House has an independent private drainage system.
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.