Church Road, West Hanningfield, Chelmsford, CM2

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3

A Charming Cottage occupying a truly stunning centralised position within the delightful village of West Hanningfield, situated approximately 6 miles South of Chelmsford. This 1600s cottage has been beautifully maintained and improved providing balanced accommodation with a wealth of period features


The cottage provides Bright and Spacious Lounge, Study, fitted Country Style kitchen, Utility, Oak Framed Dining/Conservatory and Ground Floor Bedroom with En-suite. To the first floor there are two bedrooms and a Family Bathroom. Externally the cottage stands in generous landscaped gardens incorporating a detached garage/workshop and an iron gated drive. Total plot of around 0.4 of an acre. The property is entered from the Side into the Utility area with a staircase rising to the first floor, leading into a bright and spacious Lounge offering a wealth of timbers and a central red brick Inglenook fireplace. Separated by the Brick Fireplace is a Study. The Country Style Kitchen is located to the rear of the cottage and benefits picturesque views onto open farmland as far as the eye can see and has been fitted with a bespoke range of light coloured units with work tops and a range of period correct furniture and fittings. The kitchen leads to the Oak Framed Dining/Conservatory which also benefits views into the landscaped gardens and open farmland. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a Double bedroom with En-suite facilities. To the first floor a central landing leads to two bedrooms, two of which provide fitted wardrobes. Completing the first floor accommodation is the family bathroom, fitted with Panel Bath, Low level WC and wash hand basin.

Utility/entrance 10' 9" x 6' 7" ( 3.28m x 2.01m )

Sealed double glazed UPVC window beside the door overlooking the driveway and stairs rise to the first floor accommodation. There is also an under stairs storage cupboard. The utility area has roll top work surfaces with single drainer stainless steel inset sink unit, plumbing facilities for automatic washing machine, space for domestic appliances. A door then opens to the:

Lounge 20' 1" x 13' 2" ( 6.12m x 4.01m )

An attractive room with exposed beams, a tiled floor and a central well-proportioned red brick inglenook fireplace with a working chimney and a chestnut grate standing on raised metal hearth. There are two sealed unit double glazed UPVC windows to the front and a further window to the dining room, two central heating radiators, T.V. cable, ample power points and hi-fi speaker brackets

Study 7' 7" x 4' 9" ( 2.31m x 1.45m )

Approached immediately off the lounge next to the fireplace, this was originally an entrance porch and has been altered to form a study with double glazed UPVC windows overlooking the side gardens. When this formed a porch, a security grill was fitted to the inside and this security grill remains. There is a telephone point, radiator, power points and book shelving.

Conservatory/dining Room 9' 9" x 9' 9" ( 2.97m x 2.97m )

There are sealed unit double glazed oak framed windows overlooking the side garden and open farmland beyond at the rear. There is a matching three quarter glazed door to the rear and a further door leads off to the kitchen. Beams have been incorporated in this recent addition to the property. Hand-made Spanish terracotta tiled floor, radiator, ample power points and T.V. cable.

Kitchen 12' 3" x 8' 7" ( 3.73m x 2.62m )

There is a Butler sink and granite work surfaces with cupboards beneath and an integrated dishwasher. There is a tall free standing period correct antique storage cupboard originally constructed as a bed cupboard and now sympathetically altered to provide extensive larder facilities. There is a free standing Butcher's block which incorporates drawers and other storage facilities. Spaces for domestic appliances. Spanish hand-made terracotta tiled floor extends through from the dining room. There is a tiled splashback making this, in all, a most attractive cottage kitchen. Central heating radiator, ample power points and extractor fan. There is a sealed unit double glazed UPVC window to the rear, half glazed pine door to the lounge and a further door leads off to the

Ground Floor Bedroom 12' 2" x 9' 9" ( 3.71m x 2.97m )

Sealed double glazed UPVC windows to the side and rear, Central heating radiator and ample power points.

En-Suite/shower Room 6' 1" x 5' 7" ( 1.85m x 1.70m )

Suite comprising: shower cubicle with electric shower unit, close coupled low level WC and wash basin. Central heating radiator, tiled floor in Fired Earth tiles, sealed double glazed UPVC window to the side, shaver point and electric fan.

First Floor

From the entrance hall/utility room a staircase rises to the:

First Floor Landing 9' 3" x 6' 3" ( 2.82m x 1.91m )

Part way up the stairs there is a cupboard housing the electric meter and the landing has two sealed double glazed UPVC windows to the front.


All of the first floor accommodation has been floored with 13 inch pine plain edge boards, those in the bathroom with reclaimed floor boards from a church to continue the cottage theme

Bedroom One 13' 2" x 12' 3" ( 4.01m x 3.73m )

Sealed double glazed UPVC windows to the front and rear and the window to the rear enjoys extensive views over open farmland, built-in single wardrobe cupboard and space for further built-in cupboards. Central heating radiator, ample power points and T.V. cable.

Bedroom Two 9' 3" x 9' 3" ( 2.82m x 2.82m )

Built-in solid European oak double wardrobe, sealed double glazed UPVC window to the rear with extensive views over open farmland, radiator and ample power points.

Family Bathroom 9' 8" x 6' 9" ( 2.95m x 2.06m )

An attractive room where there is a high ceiling and built-in airing cupboard. The suite comprises: panelled bath with a separate shower unit over with a glazed screen, pedestal wash basin and close coupled low level WC. There is three quarter tiling in the shower area and tiled splashback to the wash basin, radiator, sealed double glazed UPVC window to the side and extractor fan.


All the boundaries are planted with manicured hedges and there are wrought iron gates opening to the gravel drive. This leads to the:

Detached Garage/workshop 17' 3" x 12' 2" ( 5.26m x 3.71m )

Up and over door to the front and personal door to the rear, light and ample power points are installed and this garage has been constructed to incorporate a work shop area down the length of the garage. Neatly concealed at the end of the garage is the oil storage tank and composters and behind it are situated the wood log store and recycling shed.

Agents Notes

In Addition to all of the above the property has been fitted with:

Security Shutters

Intruder Alarm

Intruder Lights Outside

External Water Taps

2 External Power Sockets

The Gardens

These wonderful grounds are protected by established hedging and have been extremely well considered in their landscaping with beautifully established and well planted beds, pathways, formal lawns, specimen trees and hedging, and further seating area are located to the rear with an established kitchen, served by an external shed.

On the side of the property adjacent to the entrance door, there is a glazed panel incorporating the name of the cottage, which was removed from the door that was at the side of the property in what is now the study.

1. MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS - Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.

2. These particulars do not constitute part or all of an offer or contract.

3. The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only and as such must be considered incorrect.

4. Potential buyers are advised to recheck the measurements before committing to any expense.

5. Connells has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and it is the buyers interests to check the working condition of any appliances.

6. Connells has not sought to verify the legal title of the property and the buyers must obtain verification from their solicitor.

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