What We think at The Zoe Napier Group
A super bungalow of high specification and quality build. We love how the open plan living and kitchen areas open with bi-fold doors onto the south, southwest facing grounds and raised terrace areas – a true feeling of being on holiday with lovely countryside and dog walks in the immediate vicinity. An ideal property for buyers downsizing.
What the Owners Say
We built and designed this property for ourselves, ensuring a quality specification whilst incorporating all the important things such as an en-suite and dressing room, bright open plan living and a home where all the family (14 of us) can gather round the table for special occasions. With semi-retirement in sight, we are now looking to move further afield.
History & Background
A particularly well designed, individual three double bedroom bungalow with the benefit of guest suite accommodation within part of the garage building. The property was constructed as new about five years ago on the site of an old barn, standing on a substantial quarter of one acre plot with the rear gardens enjoying a south, south westerly aspect.
The accommodation is of a high specification with wood effect ceramic floors over underfloor heating. The main living area with vaulted ceiling and a combination of bifold doors and French doors attract immense natural light into the room which is further enhanced with a fireplace (adaptable for an open fire). The three double bedrooms offer versatility with a luxury en-suite and main bathroom. A further luxury en-suite accompanies the guest suite in the garage building.
Potential purchasers are advised that our client appointed a professional, traditional builder to construct the property, supervised by independent surveyors, Assent, ensuring that all the required specifications were met during construction to meet the Local Authorities approval to obtain the final building certificate. Unfortunately, a 10-year build warranty was not obtained during construction which could mean that this purchase is only suitable for cash buyers at this time (up until the property is officially 10 years old or over).
Setting & Location
The property is situated in a highly sought-after location, within the semi-rural hamlet of Rettendon Common, located between East and South Hanningfield, approximately 7 miles south from the City of Chelmsford with the main towns of Wickford, Billericay and Rayleigh also being between 4.5 and 6.5 miles from the property.
Rettendon Common is delightful, largely surrounded by countryside with some excellent rural walks which can lead to the Windmill pub in South Hanningfield, where there is also the wonderful Hanningfield Reservoir and nature reserve, largely open to the public where a sunset café overlooks the water.
The bungalow itself stands on a generous plot, where the rear gardens benefit from facing south, southwest with terraces and a path leading to the Scandinavian style log cabin/home office. Beyond is a fenced area for free range chickens.
* 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 Popertymark 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.
• Buyers are advised to seek their own legal and financial clarification, together with related implications in respect to the lack of a 10-year new build warranty for this property which is under 10 years old. Please see further detail under ‘History & Background’ and speak to the selling agent prior to arranging an appointment to view.
• The Building Regulation Final Certificate was granted 05/04/2017 which is deemed the official commencement date of the build completion (commencement of the first 10 years in age).
• Registered Title EX21225
Tenure - Freehold
Local Authority Chelmsford Council - Tax Band E (tbc)