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£1,199,995

(£528/sq. ft)

4 bed detached house for sale Main Road, Ford End, Essex CM3

4 beds
3 baths
4 receptions

Property location

  • Ford End Church of England Primary School0.1 miles
  • Felsted School2.3 miles
  • Chelmsford6.3 miles
  • Braintree6.4 miles

Features and description

  • Character Grade II listed thatched cottage
  • Four reception rooms
  • Two shower rooms & family bathroom
  • Workshop, double garage, store
  • Paddocks & stable
  • About 3 acres
  • Gated driveway
  • Village location
Redes is a charming Grade II Listed thatched cottage, with four bedrooms and extensive grounds, set in the small Essex village of Ford End, seven miles from Chelmsford. The original building dates back to 1389. Later 18th century additions were added to the cottage and it was restored and extended in the last century to create a thoroughly pleasant home, with irregular timber beams lending the accommodation plenty of character.

There are four reception rooms on the ground floor, as well as a welcoming reception hall, which provides enough space for a seating area. There is a dual aspect drawing room and a comfortable sitting room, with a grand brick-built fireplace, which is fitted with a woodburning stove. There is also a formal dining room and a splendid sun room with a south and east facing aspect. The kitchen welcomes plenty of natural light with its full-height windows and French doors opening onto the gardens, while there are smart units in cream, granite worktops, a split butler sink and a range cooker. The utility room has a granite worktop and integral fridge freezer.

On the main first floor area there are three double bedrooms, with a fourth double bedroom in a separate part of the first floor, situated above the drawing room. There is a shower room on the first floor, while the family bathroom and further shower room can be found on the ground floor.<br /><br />The property is set in the small village of Ford End, surrounded by beautiful Essex countryside. The village has a parish church and a primary school, while nearby Great Waltham and Little Waltham have several everyday amenities, including a village shop and a pharmacy. Great Dunmow, four and a half miles away, has several further amenities including a small supermarket, while Chelmsford is just seven miles away. In Chelmsford you will find a superb choice of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafés and leisure facilities, while Chelmsford mainline station provides fast and regular services to London Liverpool Street (40 minutes). Further schooling in the area includes the outstanding-rated Felsted Primary School and the independent Felsted School. London Stansted airport is 11 miles away, while the area is well connected by road, with the A12 within easy reach, providing access towards Colchester and Ipswich, and towards London and the M25.<br /><br />At the entrance to the property, a five-bar timber gate opens onto a gravel driveway, which leads to the house and the detached outbuilding with a garage. The outbuilding also provides a stable and workshops space. The property has delightful gardens, with gravel pathways surrounding the cottage, paved terracing and well-presented lawns and borders, enclosed by mature trees and hedgerow. In addition, there are several pens and paddocks, divided by post and rail fencing, providing space for grazing animals.

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