- 5 bedrooms
- Many period features â fireplaces, high ceilings, sash windows
- Close to Chelmsford station and grammar schools (cycle route)
- Mature gardens of about 0.64 acres
- Within the protected conservation area
- Overlooking the local green
- No ongoing chain
- Space for tennis court & swimming pool, subject to planning
- Numerous outbuildings
Description A substantial late Victorian house for renovation on a plot of about 0.64 acre.
Chelmsford station: 2.4 miles; King Edward Grammar School, High School for Girls: 2.2 miles (cycle route); Stansted Airport: 16 miles. All distances approximate.
This property is a rare example of a late Victorian house set in its original walled gardens at the heart of Broomfield's conservation area. The house is available for the first time in over 60 years, now in need of restoration.
Broomfield is situated around 2 miles to the north of the city and benefits from a cycleway running the entire distance, passing Chelmsford County High School for Girls and King Edward Grammar School.
Chelmsford city offers a vibrant pedestrianised centre with a good choice of shops, restaurants and social activities recently boosted by the Bond Street shopping area.
The accommodation extends to approximately 2,425 sq ft with the principal reception rooms and bedrooms overlooking the village green. A central hallway includes a fine original staircase and provides access to the sitting room and living room at the front of the house, both with high ceilings and fireplaces. At the rear is a large separate dining room overlooking the gardens and adjoining is the kitchen/breakfast room and back hall with access out to the entrance drive. The first floor has five bedrooms and two bathrooms, one en suite. The property is double-glazed throughout.
The drive passes through the walled front gardens into a substantial parking area with access to a storage/car barn. The front gardens have been symmetrically designed to complement the elevations of the house with a central pathway, and flower/shrub beds providing all-year colour and interest. The rear gardens have a paved terrace adjoining a large area of lawn. A winding brick path separates a log store and a timber shed and beyond is a traditional greenhouse, worthy of restoration. Raised beds and a high red-brick wall separate a further area of secluded gardens extending to a quarter of an acre. A central pathway aligned with fruit trees and bordered by former vegetable gardens leads to the back lawns and a lovely old wall incorporating a loggia. The substantial gardens offer the potential for a swimming pool or tennis court, subject to obtaining the necessary consents
Square Footage: 2425 sq ft
Acreage: 0.64 Acres
Postcode: CM1 7BD View more View less