Prominent village home with contemporary finish and traditional feel in a peaceful semi-rural setting.
A beautifully presented four bedroom period house occupying a peaceful semi-rural setting in the small hamlet of Beazley End, around 5 miles north of the market town of Braintree. The property has a very interesting history having famously appeared in the 1992 TV series of Lovejoy, and again in 2006 when it was bought by the Fifteen Foundation - a charity run by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Thought to be more than 400 years old, The Cock Inn was first listed as a public house in the 1800s and was thoughtfully and sympathetically converted into a private house in 2013 and renamed Lime Tree Cottage.
The unlisted cottage has a timber frame with rendered elevations under a handmade clay tile roof and provides extensive accommodation with a wealth of period features and some stylish additions such as exposed chrome pipework and solid oak doors. The property enjoys four bedrooms with en suite facilities to the principal bedroom. To the ground floor are four receptions room, a beautiful kitchen/breakfast room, a spacious utility room and a useful cellar. Externally there is a large sweeping drive, a double garage and a delightful southwest-facing garden.
The property is entered through an entrance lobby opening to two reception rooms separated by a fantastic fireplace with exposed brickwork and inset stove. Both rooms provide a collection of exposed timbers and stripped wood flooring and are flooded with natural light. The principal reception room is located to the side of the property and is a very large room with a further exposed chimney. The kitchen/breakfast room is positioned to the rear of the house and extends on to the garden providing a wonderful aspect and an excellent social space. To the far corner of the house is an inner hall, a cloakroom and a garden room offering the option to be utilised as a fifth bedroom. Concluding the ground floor accommodation is a practical utility room and a study whilst to the lower ground floor is a cellar.
To the first floor a corridor landing serves four bedrooms and a family bathroom, fitted with a luxury white suite. The principal bedroom enjoys a double aspect with dressing facilities and an en suite bathroom.
The property enjoys a wonderful garden which spans the width of the house commencing with a paved terrace providing a glorious extension to the house. The remainder is predominantly laid to lawn with an area of shingle housing a shed, greenhouse and raised vegetable beds. To the front, the property is set back from its country lane setting and provides an extensive drive leading to a double garage of pitched roof design. All in around 0.30 of an acre.
Mains water, private drainage treatment plant (shared with neighbouring property) Oil fired heating.
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An absolutely gorgeous cottage with contemporary finish and traditional feel. I love the peaceful setting.Karl Manning