Guide price £1,450,000
A Charming Four-bedroom (two en suite), four reception period property dating back to the 15th century. Set on a stunning mixed plot of 6 acres (stls) including established formal gardens and a picturesque lake with stunning views across rolling countryside beyond. Complete privacy. Almost 2,000 sq ft of outbuildings and garaging, offering opportunity for ancillary accommodation to the main house if required. Equestrian potential. Felsted school (1.9 miles). EPC exempt. North End Farm Cottage was built in the late 15th/early 16th century and has been sympathetically restored and improved over the past 20 years with the use of authentic and reclaimed materials. This is evident throughout, with fabulous ledge and brace wooden doors offering hand carvings, cast iron wood burning stoves and radiators, flagstones and dairy tiles from Somerset, impressive exposed timbers and brickwork. The eccentric 2,678 sq ft of living space with its well-considered configuration is an absolute delight, providing lovely views of the formal gardens from all the principle receptions. UTILITY AREA A useful area off the kitchen and hallway with quarry tiled flooring, solid granite worktop with butler sink, door to front elevation, beautiful built in handmade oak cupboards, inset ceiling spotlights, feature brickwork, open access to the kitchen. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A lovely large kitchen/breakfast room with fully fitted bespoke kitchen comprising granite and solid wood worktops, butler sink, range of handmade oak cupboards and drawers, 4-ring Aga set in an original brick built inglenook fireplace with tiled surround, continuation of the quarry tiled flooring, island unit with butcher's block top and a range of drawers and cupboards under, a set of French doors to the rear elevation, triple aspect windows affording plenty of light, radiator, inset ceiling spotlights, exposed brickwork and ceiling timbers to include an original carved overhead beam. LOUNGE An atmospheric room having original flagstone flooring, feature fireplace with ceramic wood burning stove, brick hearth and surround and wooden mantel, an abundance of exposed timbers, wall mounted light fittings, door to the dining room and open studwork to the second reception room, dual aspect windows and patio doors to the side again, affording plenty light, exposed brickwork, radiators and power points. SECOND RECEPTION ROOM The second sitting room is charming and has a set of French doors to the side elevation, a cast iron wood burner, exposed timbers and brickwork, wall mounted light fittings, radiator and power points, continuation of the flagstone flooring that continues further into a delightful orangery/garden room at the rear. ORANGERY/GARDEN ROOM Such a delightful little hideaway, a quiet area perfect to relax and read or watch the wildlife; made of brick with glazed walls, exposed timbers and brickwork and door to the rear entrance hall. REAR ENTRANCE HALL/STUDY A useful area currently utilised as a study with dual aspect windows and a door to the side elevation, radiator, quarry tiled flooring, power points, cast iron log burner set in a brick fireplace, ceiling light fitting, turning staircase to one of the bedrooms. DINING ROOM This beautiful dining room has the original flagstone flooring, numerous exposed timbers and brickwork, radiator, dual aspect windows affording plenty of light, staircase to the first floor with storage cupboard under, storage cupboard housing the water cylinder, ceiling chandelier light fitting, door to a lobby area where there are doors to the outside, a bedroom and a cloakroom. CLOAKROOM A fully tiled wet room having a Victoriana style suite comprising a wall mounted shower with exposed pipe work, wall mounted wash hand basin, a feature Sanitan high level WC, ceiling light fitting and a window to the front elevation. OFFICE/BEDROOM (4) A charming double bedroom with a large window to the rear elevation, exposed timbers and brickwork, radiator, power points and a ceiling light fitting. The turning staircase rising from the dining room leads into the master bedroom. MASTER BEDROOM A very grand master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers, triple aspect windows, original wide timber floorboards, radiators, power points, spotlights and ceiling light fittings, a doorway leads to another bedroom although this is currently used as a dressing room. BEDROOM (2)/DRESSING ROOM This fabulous double bedroom again with a vaulted ceiling, can be accessed via either the master bedroom or via the stairs from the study area. There are exposed timbers, windows to the side elevation, wide timber floorboards, radiator, inset ceiling spotlights and wall mounted spotlights, radiator, open access to a fantastic en suite bathroom. EN SUITE BATHROOM A Victoriana style suite comprising a freestanding claw footed cast iron bath, wash hand basin on a cast iron pedestal, high level WC, windows to the side elevation, ceiling spotlight track, heated towel ladder, radiator. The rear turning staircase from the study area rises to a further bedroom via its en suite bathroom. EN SUITE BATHROOM A Victoriana style suite comprising freestanding claw footed bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, wash hand basin mounted on a cast iron pedestal, high level WC, window to the rear elevation, exposed timbers, radiator, inset ceiling spotlights, cast iron fireplace (not in use), large mezzanine storage area and a door to the bedroom. BEDROOM (3) Another delightful double bedroom having a fabulous vaulted ceiling, window to the side elevation, exposed timbers, exposed floor boards, cast iron fireplace (not in use), inset ceiling and track spotlights. OUTSIDE Imposing solid oak entrance gates give access onto a large cobbled driveway with parking for numerous cars, an outbuilding that has been converted to a gym is located between this entrance and a second gated entrance beyond. GYM A solid timber door gives opens to a lovely vaulted room with mezzanine floor, door to the rear and further door to the sauna and Jacuzzi room, radiators, light and power. Agents Note: This Gym could be utilised as a fabulous annexe/studio or separate living space if required. GROUNDS The property benefits from extensive outbuildings that include a triple bay cart lodge, four garages all benefitting from connected light and power, two with timber doors and two with roller shutters, workshop, an area with hot tub and further substantial barn that has a separate access. The grounds are stunning, extending to approximately 6 acres (sts) offering a completely secluded setting with fantastic views over the open countryside and the impressive lake. The established formal grounds enjoy a number of specimen trees and also benefit from an abundance of shrub and flower beds and borders. The grounds are entirely dog proofed and provide a substantial dog run with kennel. This wonderful plot also offers the potential for grazing/ equestrian use if required. North End Farm Cottage was built in the late 15th/early 16th century and has been sympathetically restored and improved over the past 20 years with the use of authentic and reclaimed materials. This is evident throughout, with fabulous ledge and brace wooden doors offering hand carvings, cast iron wood burning stoves and radiators, flagstones and dairy tiles from Somerset, impressive exposed timbers and brickwork. The eccentric 2,678 sq ft of living space with its well-considered configuration is an absolute delight, providing lovely views of the formal gardens from all the principle receptions.
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