Guide Price £975,000
Church Street, Blackmore, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4
A truly unique and exquisite Grade II listed property with its origins dating back to circa 16th Century and arranged over three floors. Located in the picturesque and architecturally appealing no through road of Church Street in Blackmore which culminates notably with the Church of St. Laurence and adjacent to the former Priory, the property is both immersed in and surrounded by local history.
Having sympathetically restored and renovated the home the vendors have allowed the original period features to sit cohesively alongside and in conjunction with the modern day requirements of a family home.
As you enter the gated gardens of the home which are walled and arranged traditionally in a parterre style creating a brick paved courtyard feel leading to two mature bay trees which enhance the entrance. To the side of which there is an additional wrought iron gated access providing parking and entrance to the walled gardens beyond.
A cobbled path encircles the home and leads you to the entrance.The home has two spacious and notable main reception rooms, which both have a wealth of period features yet are both unique in their character and appeal.The whole of the ground floor has a reclaimed pitch pine wide planed floor which sits seamlessly with the exposed beams and feature herringbone brick work.A large Wood burning stove is the main feature of this room with its deep brick hearth and mantle.This is coupled with the Georgian style sash windows which have been refitted with original style shutters.From this room you proceed across the central hallway into the sitting room/dining room, a dual aspect room, with again a feature fireplace with flagstone style hearth and Wood burning stove, an additional feature of this room, is the vaulted dining room area with exposed beams and also the door into the walled garden.
The kitchen/breakfast room is to the rear of the home, from where you can enjoy views over the tranquil and enchanting garden.The kitchen has been bespoke built with handmade fitted wall and base units and a handmade central butchers block and essential Butler style sink.There is a full range of Siemens integrated appliances together with a double AGA, complemented by the reclaimed quarry tiled flooring. Also on the ground floor is a convenient high quality fitted cloakroom.
To the first floor there are two very spacious bedrooms, the master having an ensuite bathroom.Both of which have the original wide planed floor boards and have had bespoke built and panelled fitted wardrobes.Also on the first floor is the family bathroom, with Ball and Claw foot roll top bath, separate shower, toilet and wash hand basin, the tiling is sympathetic and muted which echoes the theme of the interior of the home.
On the second floor landing, is a truly unique feature, within a16th century type "monks hole"is a beautifully restored feature stained glass window which throws light over the vaulted dining room below.Also on this floor are two further double bedrooms into the eaves.
The rear garden as mentioned is walled and creates the perfect ending to this wonderfully character filled home.Having been planted with an array of both evergreen and perennial plants and shrubs the avid gardener could flourish or indeed for those looking for a low maintenance garden, this too could be adapted to accommodate those needs.
Blackmore is a small village lying 4 miles to the North of Brentwood and being also to both Ingatestone and Shenfield for their mainline railway stations.
It is a beautifully picturesque village and has for many years been accredited for this wonderful appeal culminating with the Green and the Pond.It has an historic monastic core, and therefore has many fine historic buildings within its conservation area. The village has a local shop, primary school, two village halls, a sports and social club, football and cricket pitches, a sport arena used for football, netball and hockey and adjacent Tennis Club.The village also provides for its community and has many societies and clubs.Surrounded by open countryside and farmland yet having good transport links and easy access to all road links.
The village is close to the Chelmsford Road, part of the A414, providing access to the A12 and the M11 and M25 motorways; it has good rail links to London from Brentwood, which is four miles away, or Ingatestone and Shenfield. Bus route connect the village to Brentwood, Ongar and Chelmsford.
London (Charing Cross) : 32.2 miles
M25 Junction 28 : 12.8 miles
A12 : 12.8 miles
Brentwood : 4.8 miles
Ingatestone : 4.3 miles