Boreham, Chelmsford, CM3 3JD | Property for sale | Savills
2,700 sq ft(250.84 sq m)
Guide price £900,000(€1,026,190)

BorehamChelmsford, CM3 3JD

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in August 2023
  • Wealth of period features
  • Substantial detached garage/workshop
  • Potential plot*
  • No ongoing chain
  • Good access to rail services - Hatfield Peverel & Chelmsford
  • Close to A12 linking M25 and A130
  • About 0.44 acres

Listed house and cottage requiring some modernisation on a large plot.

About this property

  • Clock House is listed as being Grade II of Architectural or Historical Interest and an extract from the listing states "A C16-C17 timber-framed and plastered house with cross wings at the north and south end. On the south side there is an original external chimney stack with tabled offsets and grouped diagonal shafts." The house is approached into a lobby with door into a fine reception hall finished with parquet flooring and including some exposed timbers, staircase and storage cupboard. The dining room features a former red-brick fireplace and exposed timbers, and has an original window which is believed to date from 1565. Adjoining is an attractive sitting room featuring an inglenook fireplace with a substantial timber bressummer, exposed timbers and parquet flooring. At the rear of the house is a ground floor cloakroom and adjacent the kitchen/breakfast room runs the full depth of the property, fitted with a range of timber units with contrasting parquet flooring, some built-in appliances - including a gas hob and a double oven - and a useful walk-in pantry also housing the gas-fired boiler. Next to the kitchen is a spacious home office - a 1920s two-storey extension to the original house with windows to three aspects and access to the electric meters. There are lovely views from this room over the gardens and beyond the adjoining sports field.

    On the first floor there is a spacious, well-lit landing featuring oak flooring, a vaulted ceiling and stairs to the attic room. The principal bedroom includes some substantial fine timbers, a beautiful red-brick chimney breast complemented by wide-board original flooring, dual-aspect windows and a built-in wardrobe. There are three further double bedrooms, all featuring exposed timbers and studwork and the bedrooms are serviced by a modern shower room fitted about 10 years ago. Open-tread wooden stairs rise to the attic rooms with some restricted head height but including exposed trusses and a range of bespoke fitted cabinets. There is a lovely minstrel gallery looking down through the centre of the house.

    The cottage forms the front wing of the main house and has its own services and, until recently, has been let earning a useful income. The cottage has three bedrooms together with a split-level shower room. On the ground floor an open-tread staircase separates a sitting and dining room with some exposed timbers, parquet flooring and beyond is a kitchen/breakfast room with some fitted units and a separate external door.

    Clock House has a wide frontage with a horseshoe gravel drive providing plenty of parking, which in turn leads to the substantial garage/workshop with two sets of double up-and-over doors, power and light and an internal staircase to first floor attic space. There is great potential for this building, which (subject to planning) may offer the facility as a detached annexe which could have its own garden curtilage.

    The beautiful gardens enjoy a southerly aspect, predominantly lawned and extending to about 370 ft in width behind the garage and the house. There is a brick-built timber shed and adjacent bin store, a variety of specimen trees, including Mimosa, Hazelnut and Apple underplanted with island beds providing all-year colour and interest. Towards the rear of the garden is a delightful secluded summerhouse.

    *The garage and yard behind may lend itself as a development plot subject to planning and listed building consent.

    In all about 0.44 acres

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For me, this landmark village home that has been in the same family for over 55 years is a rare find indeed.

Stephen WhiteProperty agent

Local information

  • A12 (junction 19): 1.2 miles, Hatfield Peverel railway station: 5.2 miles, Chelmsford city and railway station: 4.3 miles, New Hall School: 3.6 miles. All distances approximate.
  • This beautiful period home is located at the centre of Boreham village with lovely gardens backing on to the village sports field. There are several village shops, a post office, hairdressers and three public houses together with a well known butcher. In addition there is a Sainsbury's at Springfield and a cosmopolitan shopping centre at Chelmsford, which includes many high-end brands including John Lewis.
  • Schools in the area include Boreham Primary School, New Hall, which is located to the west of Boreham, King Edward VI Grammar School and Chelmsford County High School for Girls, both within 5 miles of the property. For the commuter there are main line stations at Hatfield Peverel and Chelmsford and there are access points on to the A12 at Boreham Interchange and Hatfield Peverel.

Additional information

  • Services: All mains services connected.
  • Local Authority: Chelmsford City Council.
  • Agent's Note: Both the Clockhouse and Clockhouse Cottage are in need of some refurbishment works.
  • Directions: From the A12 (junction 19) proceed towards Boreham village on Main Road passing The Lion Inn eatery and Clock House will be found on the right-hand side before the Six Bells pub and close to the junction with Plantation Road.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F