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Property details

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 4 reception rooms


  • Large Family Room With Back To Back Open Fireplace
  • Generous 3761 sqft Of Accommodation
  • Heavily Beamed Dining Room With Inset Log Burner
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room With Redfyre Range Cooker
  • Garden/Laundry Room/Study/Downstairs Cloakroom
  • Master Bedroom With Dressing Area & Ensuite
  • Spacious Family Bathroom
  • Detached Garage & Gravel Driveway
  • Enclosed Rear Garden

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Lime Tree Cottage was formerly known as The Cock Inn public house up until 2013. The census records during the 1800’s list the property as a pub. It is however understood that, albeit unlisted, the property dates back some 400 years. The Cock featured in the 1992 TV series of Lovejoy and in 2006 was the prize destination for the winning chef in Jamie Oliver's TV reality show, 'Jamie's Chef'.Having undergone a comprehensive overhaul the property now presents a wonderful layout of accommodation arranged over two floors with a wealth of period features and some stylish new additions such as solid oak doors and exposed chrome pipework.On the ground floor, you arrive into a lobby area leading to the large dining room, a lovely beamed room with inglenook fireplace and inset wood burner. To your right is a continuation of the reception hall with a feature back to back fire place and hatch door to the cellar, the pub’s bar used to run from part of the dining room to the chimney in the reception hall. The living area is accessed from the dining room with an opening both sides of the fireplace, this is also a back to back fire. A bright garden room leads off the living room with doors opening to the rear garden. The open plan kitchen/breakfast room is at the back of the property and also leads out to the garden. On the opposite side of the reception hall is a large family room with doors to a spacious laundry room and study at the end of the property.On the first floor, the landing/hallway runs across the rear of the house with windows looking to the back. The spacious master bedroom is a double aspect room with dressing area which leads to an ensuite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.Externally there is a detached garage and large gravelled drive to the front providing generous off road parking. The rear enclosed garden is laid to lawn with an Indian stone terrace.setting and LOCATIONThe property stands in a glorious part of unspoilt North East Essex, on the edge of the Pant Valley; close to the Suffolk borders, yet easily accessible for Stansted Airport (20 miles) and both the A120/M11.Accessed from a country lane the property stands between the villages of Gosfield and Shalford, well placed for good local schooling and being within a daily drive for Gosfield School (3.9 miles), Felsted School (8.5 miles), Colchester Grammar (21 miles), Bishops Stortford (25 miles) and University of Cambridge (35 miles).Racing enthusiasts will find the new Chelmsford City Racecourse 9.5 miles away at Great Leighs, which resumed racing in 2015 and Newmarket approximately 30 miles away. For rail commuters travelling to London, Braintree to Liverpool Street station takes approximately 1 hour and from Witham (12 miles) around 45 minutes. Codham Park Equestrian Centre is within a short walk and Gosfield Lake Water Ski Park, Gosfield Lake Golf Course and the picturesque village of Finchingfield are a short drive. Braintree Freeport Shopping Outlet is 5.3 miles away.description ground floor accommodation: Double front doors lead into a tiled lobby area with windows at both sides. This opens straight into the heavily beamed dining room, a lovely room with an inglenook fireplace with inset wood burner. This chimney stack is double-sided and there is a window to the front and a walkway either side of the stack leading into the main living area. This has a window to the front and an open fire with floorboards that run through both rooms. An opening leads to a bright garden room, double doors with glazed panels either side lead out to the rear garden. In between the kitchen and the garden room, there is a rear hall with a stable door leading out to the garden and doors off the hall lead to a useful boot room and the downstairs cloakroom with a WC, hand wash basin and urinal. The reception hall is to the right of the dining room and opens to the family room, partially divided by a back to back fireplace and open to the kitchen/breakfast room. The reception hall up to the fireplace and part of the dining room used to house the pub’s bar with the cellar hatch behind. The family room has a window to the front and like all of the ground floor has a nice open plan feeling with heaps of space. From the family room a door leads to a very generous utility/laundry room and the study is situated at the end of the building. The kitchen/breakfast room is at the rear with windows and double doors leading to the garden. The kitchen is fitted with base units to four walls in contrasting colours of olive and cream and finished with wooden work surfaces. A large matching island with deep pan drawers to one side and cupboards to the other, is a perfect work station, with retractable power sockets and inset hot pan stand. There is an inset ceramic sink with mixer tap over, ½ bowl sink and shallow sink with a cold and boiling water tap over and a built-in dishwasher. A Redfyre electric range cooker is set in a chimney style surround with a work surface either side inset with two twin top induction hobs. A door leads to a useful under stairs pantry cupboard. The cellar is a wet cellar with an automatic sump pump and is a decent size area with double opening metal doors to the front drive. A water softner can be found in the broom cupboard located in the laundry room.first floor accommodation: Stairs lead from the family room to the first floor. There is a landing area with window to the rear leading to a wide hallway that runs across the back of the house with two further windows, a useful shelved linen cupboard and a large loft hatch. The spacious family bathroom is fitted with a four piece suite comprising a free standing bath with freestanding monobloc mixer taps, fully tiled shower, WC, hand wash basin, heated towel radiator and a full height mirror framed in green oak. In total there are four bedrooms, all of the bedrooms have windows to the front. The second bedroom has a double sliding mirror doored wardrobe and bedrooms three and four have a door leading to a cupboard beside the chimney stack. The master bedroom is at the far end of the property and is a large double aspect room with windows to the front and the rear. The focal point of this room is the red brick chimney stack. An opening to the side of the chimney leads into a dressing area with a further opening to the ensuite bathroom. The bathroom is fitted with a four piece suite comprising a freestanding bath with freestanding monobloc mixer taps, wash basin, WC and tiled shower cubicle. There is a heated towel radiator and two full height mirror doors to built-in wardrobes.gardens and grounds: The front of the property is approached through an electric 5 bar gate with separate pedestrian gate to the side. The extensive drive is laid to shingle with a brick edging providing off road parking, turning area and access to the detached garage. A white picket fence encloses the front with a lawn inside and an Indian stone path leads across the front of the property with gates either side leading to the rear garden. A pair of metal doors remain in the ground and lead down to the cellar. The detached garage is oversized and has an electric roller door which is set back from the front leaving space for logs and bins with the opening framed in oak. There is power and light connected and an eaves storage area. The rear garden is enclosed with close board fencing with a range of planted trees and shrubs. The garden is laid to lawn and leads from an Indian stone terrace with interspersed shingle areas and continues behind the garage. There is a greenhouse, garden shed, two vegetable patches and a well stocked raised herb garden.agents note: The private drainage system is located near the bottom boundary and is shared with Lilacs, the neighbouring property, with the costs split 50/50. Planning permission has been granted for an attractive three bedroom detached property on the vacant plot adjacent to Lime Tree Cottage.Mains Electric and Water, Shared Private Drainage System, Oil Fired Central Heating to RadiatorsEPC Band: F

EPC band: D

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Local Amenities

  • Braintree 4 miles
  • Braintree Freeport 4.5 miles
  • Shalford Primary School 1.3 miles
  • St Margaret's Preparatory School 2.1 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Braintree 4 miles
  • Braintree Freeport 4.5 miles
  • Shalford Primary School 1.3 miles
  • St Margaret's Preparatory School 2.1 miles

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4th Mar 2020 £825,000 First listed
15th Aug 2017 £800,000 Last sold

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