* Guide Price £500,000*
This rarely available four bedroom family home offers excellent presentation throughout and is located in a sought after area to the North of Braintree with good road links to the A131, A120, Stansted Aiport and the M11.
Retaining many period features including the unique honeycomb metal windows that were imported from Flanders, this Grade II listed home, originally built for the managers of the then local Courtaulds Mill in 1872, has been sympathetically extended and improved over recent years.
The property benefits from a large front sitting room with exposed floorboards and open fireplace, a lovely cottage style kitchen complete with butler sink, 'range' style gas cooker and airing cupboard (housing a recently installed gas combi-boiler) with tiled flooring extending through to the bright and airy dining room.
The current owners have discovered this room was originally a courtyard, containing the old rainwater well which fed the pump in the wash house The pump is still in situ, with the wash house now a utility room. In 1914, what is now the kitchen extension was a bathroom and separate lavatory. This property was the last of five houses to have this work completed as the work was abandoned when local men enlisted for the war effort. Sadly, not enough men returned from war to continue the work to the remaining five houses in the row.
The utility room leads to the study via the adjoining boot room (giving further cupboards/storage) the study looks across the large and well tended gardens to the rear of which can be found a garage, store and workshop. The garden is mainly lawned with a variety of mature trees and a good size patio seating area, ideal for entertaining.
To the first floor, the three double bedrooms have access to a lovely period style bathroom complete with 'claw foot' bath. Stairs rise from the landing to the second floor which has a fourth bedroom complete with an ensuite shower room.
The plot backs directly onto the Bocking allotments and also accesses a large range of footpaths across open fields and countryside.
The village itself has a vibrant community feel with a good range of local shops and amenities including a Co-op store, 'The Retreat' public house and of particular note, the beautiful Saint Marys Church. The village also has its own Windmill with various open days and hosts the not to be missed, Bocking Village Fayre taking place every May Bank Holiday weekend.
Rarely do these period homes come to the market in this area and this particular property really can be your 'home from home'. Derek Edwards presents this property as the sole agent so if you are thinking of moving into the area and have any questions simply contact Derek and he will be happy to help and of course arrange a time to meet you at the property for a viewing.
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