A quintessential Grade II listed English cottage nestled in a beautiful spot at the heart of Epping Forest and boasting mature grounds of about an acre.
'We are predisposed towards the English country cottage even before we cross the threshold.'
Nostalgia floods the senses once in front of this fine example of a traditional English cottage. As you take in the on the trend 'Suffolk Pink' exterior with the obligatory climbing roses you have an overwhelming sense of ownership considering yourself as the next privileged custodian.
Arabin Cottage is a sizeable family home with the accommodation arranged over two spacious floors.
On gaining entry through the storm porch you are welcomed by an open entrance hallway. Here you will find a staircase rising to the first floor, wash cloakroom and storage cupboard for coats and shoes. Moving left from the hallway takes you into one of the two spacious living rooms this one featuring an inglenook open fireplace, fitted bookcase, exposed timbers and French doors leading to the paved patio and gardens beyond. The second large living room features a large brick open fireplace, exposed timbers and two sets of French doors leading also to the paved patio. Moving right from the hallway takes you into the classic country kitchen featuring a stone tiled floor, aga range cooker, shaker in style kitchen units and adjoining dining room.
To the first floor are four good sized bedrooms, two of which having en suite facilities and a further family bathroom. The principal bedroom includes an en suite shower room, decorative fireplace and a Juliet balcony with French doors.
Occupying an elevated position means you are spoilt with breathtaking views of Epping Forest and Essex countryside.
To the immediate rear of the house is a large paved patio perfect for gatherings and BBQ's. Beyond the patio is a large mature garden measuring about an acre in size and featuring well established shrubs and woodland trees such as Yew, Fir, Pine, Willow, Horse Chestnut, Oak, Hazel and Silver Birch to name but a few!
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Most cottages start with a sizeable advantage over most houses: their settings are often more beautiful and invariably more appealing, Arabin Cottage is no exception.James Lamb