2,381 sq ft(221.20 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000

Cooksmill GreenChelmsford, CM1 3SJ

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2019
  • Attractive rural hamlet
  • Gardens with far-reaching countryside views
  • A plot approaching an acre with a long approach drive
  • 5 bedrooms (2 en suite)
  • Family bathroom
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Study
  • Utility room

Occupying a delightful hamlet on the rural fringes of Chelmsford City.

About this property

  • The house is listed as being of Architectural or Historical Interest and an extract from the listing states: "A timber framed and plastered house probably of 16th century origin … roof tiled, half hipped at the north end, with three gabled dormers."

    The property stands in grounds approaching an acre and at the rear the gardens immediately adjoin farmland providing far-reaching views. A good-sized hallway at the centre of the property provides access to the principal rooms and to the front is a snug with some exposed timbers and also a separate dining room. At the opposite end of the house is a delightful sitting room, 19 x 13.9ft, with some exposed timbers and a fireplace. Double doors open into a study with further double doors opening onto the terrace and a window overlooking the grounds and farmland beyond. At the rear of the house lies a highly appointed kitchen/breakfast room with a contrasting oak-style Karndean floor. The kitchen is fitted with a range of gloss-fronted units with contrasting granite work surfaces, integrated hob, extractor hood, double oven and fridge/freezer. Double doors at the end frame lovely views of the gardens and farmland beyond. There is also a ground floor cloakroom.

    On the first floor there are five bedrooms. The master bedroom has a well appointed bathroom. Bedroom 2 also has an en suite shower room with a further shower room servicing the three further bedrooms.

    A long drive passes the front gardens to a parking area beside the house with access to the cart lodge and store and beyond is a double width detached garage. The gardens are predominantly lawned and include a greenhouse and immediately behind the house are two paved areas which are ideal for al fresco dining.

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Only a few minutes' drive from Chelmsford city, yet has uninterrupted countryside views, set in a peaceful rural hamlet.

Stephen WhiteProperty agent

Local information

  • Writtle village: 3 miles; A12: 5 miles; Chelmsford city: 5.5 miles (rail service to Liverpool Street). All distances approximate.
  • Situation: Kings Court House is situated in a beautiful hamlet to the west of Chelmsford, enjoying a large plot with west-facing rear gardens overlooking open countryside.
  • Close by there is a popular country pub, the Fox and Goose, which also has an attached restaurant, the Bakehouse.
  • In the village of Roxwell there is a local shop and an infant/junior school, whilst Writtle village to the east has a wider range of traditional shops, good restaurants and pubs.
  • Writtle is also home to Writtle College, one of the largest land-based university colleges in the U.K.
  • The city of Chelmsford, just over 5 miles away, has a bustling and cosmopolitan centre which includes the new Bond Street development, with a John Lewis and other high-end shops and restaurants. Chelmsford has a variety of schools for all ages, including two grammar schools.

Additional information

  • Directions: From the Widford roundabout at Chelmsford proceed west on the A414 towards Chipping Ongar. Continue for approximately 4 miles turning right before the Fox and Goose pub into Cooksmill Green, where the property will be found after 0.4 of a mile on the left-hand side. Postcode: CM1 3SJ
  • EPC Exempt