Littley Green, Chelmsford, CM3 1BU | Property for sale | Savills
1,610 sq ft(149.57 sq m)
Guide price £800,000(€950,725)

Littley GreenChelmsford, CM3 1BU

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Charming period cottage with excellent potential
  • Planning permission for replacement rear extension and annexe accommodation
  • Picturesque hamlet of Littley Green, close to Chelmsford and Felsted
  • Mature plot of around 0.54 of an acre
  • No onward chain

Traditional period house requiring improvement in a delightful setting.

About this property

  • A striking period home, occupying a central position within the charming hamlet of Littley Green.

    Dating back to the 18th century, Fordhams provides an elegant and balanced façade, and has been extended over the years, set back from the road in a generous plot of about 0.54 of an acre with mature landscaping. The property is in need of full internal renovation and is being sold with no onward chain.

    The property currently provides three first floor bedrooms. Extensions were carried out to the rear of the house comprising a single-storey lean-to structure, which contained the kitchen. This was subsequently lengthened to add a timber-clad playroom/study. Thereafter, a first floor bathroom was added with an addition glazed sun room. Concluding the ground floor rooms is a small entrance lobby and ground floor shower room.

    In June 2020 planning permission was granted to demolish the rear extensions and construct a new two-storey addition and extend the garage to provide one bedroom annexe accommodation (see agents notes).

    Outside: Fordhams is set back from its country lane setting and is approached over a gravel drive with a central pathway leading to the front door. The drive continues past the house to a timber framed, weatherboarded garage, which has been extended on numerous occasions to include an additional carport and rear workshop.

    The property sits comfortably in its grounds with front, rear and side gardens. The rear garden is mainly west-facing with a terrace extended from the immediate rear of the house. The remainder of the garden is to the south and east, predominantly laid to lawn, with a selection of mature trees. The garden backs on to open countryside and totals around 0.54 of an acre.

    Agents notes: i) The garden land is subject to an overage agreement should a purchaser wish to develop it as a separate property.

    ii) Planning permission was permitted in July 2020 to demolish the existing rear extensions and timber garage with the construction of a two-storey rear extension to the existing house and single-storey extension and new garage/annexe incorporating a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, dining and living space. Full details can be found on Chelmsford City Council planning website under application No. 20/01000/FUL.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Littley Green is one of favourite villages. It is surrounded by wonderful countryside and has a delightful pub which is a stone's throw from the house.

Karl ManningProperty agent

Local information

  • Great Waltham: 2.2 miles, Felsted: 3.5 miles, Chelmsford station: 7 miles (Liverpool Street from 36 mins), Braintree: 7.7 miles, Access to A12: 7.2 miles, Great Dunmow 8.4: miles, Access to M11: 15 miles. All distances approximate.
  • Fordhams occupies a delightful location in the heart of the picturesque hamlet of Littley Green adjacent to the popular village pub. Littley Green is situated to the north of Great Waltham and Howe Street, and provides a cluster of period cottages and large family homes, surrounded by open countryside, offering access to a network of footpaths and bridleways. The Compasses pub, located next to the property, separated by its car park, is a local draw, full of tradition and character.
  • The Green Man, located in the neighbouring hamlet of Howe Street and run by the Michelin Star Chef Galvin brothers, as the Galvin Green Man, is an award winning, Bib Gourmand British pub and modern restaurant. Nearby is Great Waltham, which has a lovely Norman church, pre-school and primary schools, post office/general store, village hall, cricket club, two pubs and a deli/café. Felsted village and its well-known independent school is 10 minutes away.
  • Chelmsford has a variety of shopping and entertainment, excellent state and private schools (New Hall) and two grammar schools. The city is great for commuting providing access by road on to the A12 and has a frequent train service into London Liverpool Street, with links to the Tube, Crossrail and via Stratford, to the Jubilee Line.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains water and electricity. Private non-compliant drainage system.
  • Local authority: Chelmsford City Council. Council tax band = F.
  • Directions: Take the Essex Regiment Way (Chelmsford bypass) north towards Braintree. At the roundabout with the A131 turn left towards Chelmsford and after a short distance turn right signposted to Chatham Green and continue along that road. After about 1.5 miles turn right signposted to Littley Green. Proceed underneath the A130 and take the first turning left signposted to Littley Green. Continue into Littley Green where Fordhams can be found on the left-hand side directly after The Compasses. Postcode: CM3 1BU
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F