Traditional period house requiring improvement in a delightful setting.
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 for a period of 25 years from the date of completion. The vendors are to benefit from a 30% uplift in value in the event planning permission is granted for additional dwelling(s). 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.
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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