A charming period cottage overlooking Writtle village green.
The courtyard front garden is set behind iron rail fencing and leads to the stable door main entrance. The property dates back approximately 400 years and has had a varied and interesting history, having at times been an antique shop, a public house and even a bakery and is now a wonderful family home with abundant character throughout. Unlike most cottages, the accommodation has good ceiling heights and spacious living areas that include a split level lounge with a large feature bay window to the front and a fireplace with wood burner, a dining room with built in storage cupboards, an inner lobby leading to the ground floor cloakroom and a garden room (added in 2002) with flagstone floors, a glazed roof and arched windows. The good size kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of country-style bespoke units and benefits from a larder cupboard, a four oven Aga and access to a separate utility room.
The first floor provides four bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, a substantial family bathroom fitted with a three piece white suite and storage unit and a separate shower room.
The kitchen and garden rooms give on to an courtyard that extends, somewhat unexpectedly, into a plot of some size. Much time and love has been spent creating several garden zones with mature planting, a pond, a vegetable patch, and numerous seating areas. There is also a range of outbuildings to include a former bake house, all with power and lighting and a long private driveway to the rear (accessed from St John's road) leads to a detached double garage and ample off street parking.
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I don't know what's more surprising, the fact that it isn't listed or the sheer size of the house and garden, it really is a tardis!Phaedra Howard