A Grade II listed Georgian House set in the heart of a commuter village.
The house is a classical Georgian property, with later additions, enjoying a lovely walled rear garden. Situated at the centre of Ingatestone, it is an integral part of the village scene. The house, which is listed Grade II, dates from the late 18th century and was altered and restored in the 20th century. The listing goes on to say "...timber framed, plastered and weather boarded, roofed with hand made and machine made red clay tiles..."
The accommodation is elegant with a wealth of character and good ceiling heights and the principal reception room enjoys the benefit of a red-brick fireplace with wood burner and deep curved bay windows. The house is approached over a set of stone steps with a wrought iron handrail.
A door opens into a panelled vestibule, which in turn opens into the study and living room, containing some fine exposed timbers, wall panelling and a galley library area. Slightly elevated from the reception room lies a dining room with exposed ceiling timbers and adjacent is a ground floor cloakroom. The kitchen, situated at the rear of the house, is fitted with a range of oak units to base and eye level and incorporates a butler sink unit, granite tops and a clay-tiled floor. There are lovely views and a door out to the gardens and terrace. Adjoining is a utility room housing the boiler and space for white goods.
A fine staircase rises through the centre of the house with a tall rear window providing a good deal of natural light and leading to the split-level first floor landing. The principal bedroom, situated at the front of the house, has two deep sash windows and a window overlooking the rear garden, providing a light and airy room with high ceilings, exposed timbers and has a former fireplace as a focal point. There is an en suite dressing room and en suite cloakroom with space for a shower cubicle. Both bedrooms 2 and 3 have lovely vaulted ceilings with exposed timber and studwork. Bedroom 2 has access to external stairs from the garden. On the first floor is a large bath/shower room and from the landing a door opens to a further staircase leading to the second floor with two attic rooms.
A shared service road to the rear of the property leads to a parking area behind the garden in to a detached double-length brick garage. The rear gardens, which enjoy a westerly aspect, are walled. Immediately behind the house is a large sunken terrace ideal for al fresco dining with a brick pathway that splits the lawn from the deep flower beds towards the rear of the garden, which also includes a delightful open-fronted folly.
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I am particularly fond of the symmetrical façade, an integral part of the village scene. I think this house has appeal to both buyers upsizing or moving from a larger house seeking the convenience of a village home.Stephen White