A reed thatch Grade II listed cottage in the heart of this much sought-after north Essex village with four bedrooms.
Chapel Cottage is a Grade II listed 17th century timber framed and reed thatched cottage which sits in the middle of this attractive North Essex village between Cambridge and Saffron Walden. The house also benefits from invoked planning permission for a single storey extension to the rear of the kitchen, a double storey extension off the main house, increasing the size of the upstairs bedroom and enlargement of the lobby area.
The property which is approached from a cobbled parking area for two cars can be entered through a split door towards the front of the house or through a glazed door along a shingle path. This is the entrance most used by the current owners which leads into a small hall with the kitchen to the left. This is a surprising spacious room with ample room for a kitchen breakfast table and views and access over the rear garden. On a warm day the door can be left open for dogs, cats and children to run in and out. There is a good range of floor and wall mounted modern shaker style kitchen units with wide wooden work surfaces with inset induction hob and oven below, space for a large American style fridge and a Belfast sink overlooking the rear garden. To the left of this room, back towards the front of this house is a pretty triple aspect room which is used as a playroom by the current owners but which could have multiple uses. Upstairs there is a further study area and a large bedroom beyond. The aforementioned area has planning to convert the space into a bathroom.
To the other side of the hall is a large utility room with more storage and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. There is a study area beyond with a feature (non working) Victorian fireplace with surround. A step down flows through to the dining room and reception room with woodburner set in a large inglenook fireplace. A large cloakroom next to the other entrance and WC complete the downstairs accommodation.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms including the master with a large dressing room or nursery and a family bathroom with freestanding wrought iron bath and separate shower.
Outside there is a small patio terrace which leads to a mainly lawned garden with a number of mature shrubs and specimen trees. The property enjoys open views over paddocks at the rear and has a useful shed.
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This is really lovely 'chocolate box' cottage with tonnes of character and lots of natural light.Ed Meyer