What We Think At The Zoe Napier Group:
The Essex/Suffolk border is just the perfect place to explore the wonderful surrounding villages, open countryside and market towns. This property is well placed on its mature plot and offers the potential for the garaging to be converted to ancillary/annexe accommodation stp. There's even a small paddock for a family pony or for organic growing, chickens and more.
What The Owners Say:
We haven't been here long, although we have spent a fortune on improvements thus far. Our grown-up children have now moved further away, and we want to move closer to them now, especially as there's a wedding and a possible future grandchild, being on the cards. This area is so friendly and happy with excellent neighbours, we'll be sad to go, but equally, family come first.
History & Background:
A wonderful late 1930'S character detached house offering three/four double bedrooms with the versatility of the fourth ground four bedroom/guest suite with its own en-suite. The property is not short of bathrooms with four bath/shower rooms and up to three reception rooms to accompany the country kitchen/breakfast room with two Essex (AGA) style ovens; one provides both the cooking and heating, whilst the other is electric.
The grounds are stunning, established and offering a westerly aspect to the rear overlooking farmland. Several useful outbuildings, including an old scullery (aka laundry room) and garage building could easily serve as the footprint for a general annexe conversion, stp. The house is set well back from the road and has been extensively refurbished by the current owners, since purchasing in 2020, albeit there is still further improvement that an incoming buyer may wish to achieve. This of course, has been taken into the guide price, as too, all the works already undertaken. There are too many improvements to mention, but they do include a new kitchen, a new main bathroom and new private drainage (to meet with 2020 legislation), alongside various other improvement to complement many original features which maintain the style and character of the home.
Setting & Location:
The property is situated on the enviable Essex/Suffolk border, on the Hedingham Road on the outskirts of the village. The area is a small hamlet with a cluster of country homes, located close to the historic Bulmer Brick yard with the most incredible country walks on the doorstep. Via Bulmer Brick Yard – an ancient site itself, the footpath continues to upper vantage points where up to seven Church spires can be spotted – and that's after walking through the magnificent Bluebell woods. To the southeast walks go up through Butlers Hall and across to Wickham St Paul, where thirst quenchers can stop for a pint at The Victory Inn, whilst watching the cricket in Summer on the village green.
The area is rich in its community atmosphere, still within daily commute for London, yet tranquil in so many other respects with the main shopping being from Sudbury Market Town, Suffolk where there is a Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsbury Stores. Sudbury also has a regular market, Christmas market and farmer's markets in the village square and there is also a branch line station for Marks Tey (Norwich line for London).
A brand new private drainage system is due to be installed prior to exchange of contracts (at client's expense).
Our client has completed a Propertymark questionnaire, providing further detail for potential buyers who are considering making an offer. Please request this from the agents, after viewing and if the property is of interest.
Local Authority: Braintree District Council (Essex)
PLEASE CONTACT US (THE SELLING AGENT) FOR THE FULL BROCHURE pdf AS THERE MAY BE SOME IMPORTANT 'AGENTS NOTES' WHICH YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF PRIOR TO VIEWING. In addition our client has partaken in the Propertymark Toolkit – a questionnaire which they have completed, prior to marketing, declaring and notifying buyers of important information which may help with a more informed decision when making an offer.