A listed cottage and annexe in a lovely stretch of open countryside.
Walnut Tree Cottage is listed as being of Architectural or Historical Interest Grade II. An extract from the listing states: Cottage. C18, altered in C20. Timber framed, weatherboarded and plastered, roof thatched...C19 extension to rear with catslide roof. C20 single-storey extension to left, roofed with red clay 'Roman' tiles."
The house is in beautiful condition throughout. It is approached over a stone-floored vestibule opening into a good sized kitchen/breakfast room finished with distressed colour-washed Shaker-style units sitting on a polished stone floor and including an AGA and some integrated appliances. The room enjoys dual-aspect views over the gardens and opens into a garden room featuring a vaulted ceiling with two exposed trusses. Double doors and side lights offer lovely views over the gardens and countryside beyond.
An inner hall provides access to a study with some exposed timbers. A utility room has a semi-vaulted ceiling and fitted units and beyond is a sitting room with dual-aspect windows providing views to the front. A focal point of the room is the fireplace with wood burner and some exposed timbers. There are two staircases to the first floor. One staircase leads to a bedroom with adjoining cloakroom/shower room and this area provides far-reaching views over the adjoining countryside. A second staircase provides access to a second bedroom with semi-vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers and an adjoining bathroom with oval bath, wash basin and some exposed timbers.
Adjacent to the house is a detached L-shaped annexe with weatherboard elevations providing a living/kitchen area with exposed trusses, exposed oak floor and featuring a red-brick fireplace with wood burner. Beyond is a shower room/WC and a bedroom with vaulted ceiling.
A broad driveway is protected by a five-bar electric gate opening into a substantial parking area. At the front is a detached weatherboard barn once used as a garage, with concrete floor and a useful store. Behind the house is a detached double cart lodge, oak-framed under a tiled roof. The extensive gardens are predominantly lawned and include a detached machinery barn, seasonal pond and low hedgerows screen the boundaries. Beyond lies undulating open farmland and far-reaching views.
In all about 0.51 acres.
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I love this stretch of countryside, criss-crossed with footpaths and bridleways, yet close to major road networks and a railway station at Hatfield Peverel. This beautiful cottage is situated in the midst of this rural oasis.Stephen White