- Set in three quarters of an acre on a desirable country lane
- 200 yards from Elm Green Preparatory School
- About 3,500 sq ft of beautifully appointed accommodation
- Master bedroom suite with en suite bathroom and dressing room
- Ground floor bedroom suite / gym
- Potential to create a self-contained annexe
- Carriage drive
- Garden store
- EPC Rating = C
A substantial modern house set in a desirable position and finished to a superb specification.
Chelmsford Station 6.8 miles (London Liverpool Street from 36 minutes); Hatfield Peverel Station 4 miles (London Liverpool Street from 43 minutes); A12 3.2 miles; Danbury village 1.7 miles. All distances are approximate.
Woodlands occupies a secluded position on Colam Lane, arguably one of the best locations in the village of Little Baddow. The village lies at the heart of the Chelmer Valley, which is a picturesque Conservation Area surrounded by a wealth of National Trust and heath land, and is a much sought after address. It is home to a highly recommended preparatory school (Elm Green) and has village halls, two churches, two attractive pubs (The Generals' Arms and The Rodney), and its own sports ground which is home to the local cricket club. It lies just north of the larger village of Danbury, with its extensive range of local shops, amenities and schools (including Heathcote Preparatory School and Nursery) and is only five miles due east of the city of Chelmsford and its excellent choice of facilities including a bustling shopping centre, two outstanding grammar schools, a station on the mainline into London Liverpool Street and access onto the A12.
The 1960's brick house sits in an elevated position back from the lane on its plot of three quarters of an acre. It was significantly extended, remodelled and refurbished in 2016 by the current owners and the accommodation now extends to some 3,500 square feet. The proportions of the rooms throughout the house are impressive and the high ceilings, abundance of natural light and wealth of quality detailing have combined together to create a high specification yet comfortable and inviting family home.
The ground floor accommodation has restful neutral décor and is light and airy. The large hall has high ceilings, a solid oak staircase leading to the first floor and double doors leading through to some of the principal reception rooms. These include a drawing room, which has a large limestone fireplace with wood burner (gas also available) and extends the depth of the house with French doors leading out onto the terrace at the rear, a study and a music room.
The impressive kitchen/dining/family room is accessed through a set of double doors. It overlooks the south facing garden through Schuco bi-fold doors extending across the width of the room. The room has been fitted with a stunning bespoke kitchen and island that dominates the room. The units have been built to an exceptionally high specification, configured to provide intelligent storage solutions. The comprehensive list of Miele appliances includes a dishwasher, coffee machine, sous-chef warning drawer, microwave, steam/combination oven as well as a Falcon double range and extractor fan. There is a large walk-in pantry with bespoke fittings to complement the kitchen. The room also accommodates a large dining space and an additional snug area. The kitchen benefits from a six zone Lutron lighting system, a 75 inch TV recess, 5.1 surround sound ceiling mounted speakers and Gazco Radiance fire. Bespoke granite surfaces are used extensively in the kitchen and throughout the house.
The large cinema/playroom comes with with a 140-inch screen and wiring for 9.2 surround-sound. Other ground floor rooms include a spacious laundry room with bespoke fitted units, a cloakroom, a boot room, a boiler room (containing water softener), and a ground floor bedroom with en suite. The latter is used as a gym but would require very little modification for use as ancillary accommodation with independent access. A custom designed server cabinet controls the house AV system and includes a wired cat 6 network.
The first floor rooms include a master bedroom suite, bedroom suite, two other bedrooms and a family bathroom. All the rooms have beautiful views over the grounds and surrounding countryside. The principal bedroom has been thoughtfully designed to create a stunning suite incorporating a large vaulted ceiling master bedroom with dual aspect and Juliet balconies. The exceptional en suite bathroom comes with bespoke granite topped sink vanity unit, roll top bath, and walk-in shower. Speakers are ceiling mounted and Lutron controls six lighting zones. The bathroom and dressing room benefit from under-floor heating.
There are three bedrooms on this floor including one with en suite shower room. There is a family bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower.
A large south-facing terrace faces onto an expansive lawn enclosed by formal hedging on both sides. There is also a vegetable garden, greenhouse, large work shed & garden shed and tree-house. Beyond that is a light copse and access at the rear out onto a footpath leading to Elm Green school. At the front of the house the in and out driveway is flanked by a semi-circular landscaped David Austin rose garden and attached garage (with automated door) and garden stores. Security includes a sophisticated alarm system.
Square Footage: 3500 sq ft
Acreage: 0.75 Acres
Directions: From Chelmsford, take the A414 towards Danbury and proceed over the A12 and continue up Bell Hill and into Danbury village. In the centre of the village turn left at the Eves Corner roundabout towards Little Baddow and after approximately 1.5 miles (after passing The Generals Arms on your left) turn left onto Colam Lane. Continue along the lane for approximately 200 yards and the entrance to the drive will be found up on your left hand side.
Postcode: CM3 4SY
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