Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex

4-bed Cottage £637,000

Property description

Offered for sale is this extended and improved detached Victorian cottage that has come to the market for only the second time since the 1830's,the current owner has occupied the property for the last 30 years. The property occupies a quiet semi rural location with farmland views to the front and side and offers versatile accommodation throughout. Accommodation comprises a good size lounge with feature fireplace and log burner, a separate dining room, a kitchen and conservatory / family room. In addition on the ground floor there is a master bedroom with a large en suite bathroom / shower room and a further bedroom. Upstairs there are two further bedrooms but of restricted height, each with their own individual staircase, one of which is steep. There is ample parking with the property and a detached timbered outbuilding currently used as a gym but offering excellent potential as a home office. The garden has two seated areas ideal for outside entertaining leading to a lawned area with steps down to a very large greenhouse and potting area.

Area information.

The main village has a local parade of shops, Co-Op convenience store, primary school, a couple public houses and benefits from good road access to the A12. There are plenty of near by country walks including Galleywood Common which is located just a short distance away which is popular for families, dog walkers and mountain bikers. The Common is set in over a 100 acres of nature reserve and woodland being home to St Michael's Church and the Horse and Groom public house which is a popular spot for locals to stop and quench their thirsts. Great Baddow village centre with all its amenities is only a short drive.

Entrance Lobby

Entrance door and further door to Kitchen.


11' 1" x 24' 5" (3.38m x 7.44m) Feature brick fireplace with log burner, exposed ceiling beams, radiator, windows to front and side aspect, oak flooring, staircase to first floor, door to ;

Dining Room

10' 10" x 11' 11" (3.30m x 3.63m) Radiator, oak flooring, exposed beams, two wall light points.


10' 10" x 11' 11" (3.30m x 3.63m) 10' 10" x 11' 11" (3.30m x 3.63m) Butler sink with cupboard below, work surfaces with drawers and cupboards below, central island unit, tiled floor, exposed beams, space and plumbing for washing machine, built in cupboards , open to conservatory.


Door to ;


Suite comprising a claw and ball roll top bath with central shower head above, pedestal wash hand basin and high flush wc, chrome radiator, slate tiling to walls and floor, radiator, windows to front and side aspect.


7' 4" x 21' 10" (2.24m x 6.65m) 7' 4" x 2110' 0" (2.24m x 643.13m) 21' 10" x 7' 4" (6.65m x 2.24m) Open from the kitchen, tiled floor, sealed unit double glazed windows and door to rear aspect, solid fuel Nordicca double stove which also supplies some of the hot water,.open to dining room.

Bedroom One ( Ground Floor )

13' 4" x 12' 2" (4.06m x 3.71m) 13' 4" x 12' 2" (4.06m x 3.71m) Oak floor, window to side aspect with farmland views, exposed beams, two wall light points, steps down to ;

En Suite

Suite comprising a shower area, pedestal wash hand basin and high flush wc, ball and claw roll top bath, chrome radiator, slate tiling to walls and floor, large fitted mirror, radiator, obscure window to side.

Bedroom ( Ground Floor )

7' 0" x 11' 7" (2.13m x 3.53m) Radiator, window to side aspect, double fitted wardrobe.

Bedroom ( First Floor )

9' 10" x 13' 1" (3.00m x 3.99m) ( Restricted headroom ) Double radiator, velux window to rear aspect and window to front with farmland views, eaves storage cupboard and fitted unit, built in cupboard.

Bedroom ( First Floor )

10' 7" x 9' 2" (3.23m x 2.79m) ( Restricted headroom ) Plus storage area of 6'1" x 6'2" Window to front aspect with farmland views, radiator, fitted storage cupboards. ( This room is approached via a steep staircase )


The property occupies a good size plot with formal gardens extending to the side and rear. The large gravel driveway is approached via a wooden farm style gate and offers parking for 5/6 cars. To the front and side there is a slate paved courtyard area incorporating a firepit. There is a useful detached outbuilding that is currently being used as a Gym, with heating and hot anmd cold water supply. but alternatively would make an excellent home office.This room has heating and a feature vaulted beamed ceiling. Behind the property there is a large greenhouse.

Agents Note.
Drainage is by septic tank.
The plot adjacent to the cottage has planning permission for two new detached properties.

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  • No onward chain
  • Semi rural location
  • Three reception rooms
  • Two ground floor bedrooms
  • En suite to Master Bedroom
  • Two restricted height bedrooms in loft space
  • Approx 2.9 miles from the City centre
  • Useful outbuilding/gym
  • Ample parking
  • Farmland views


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01245 250 222

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