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Finchingfield, Braintree

Main Description
An attractive and individual Grade II listed cottage believed to date back the to the 16th Century occupying a good size and mature plot, located close to the historic and picturesque village of Finchingfield.

ACCOMMODATION Holly Cottage is a truly wonderful Grade II listed period cottage of immense character occupying a wonderful setting backing on to open countryside and sitting in a mature plot of just under an acre. The property has been sympathetically extended in recent times to combine a superb light modern feel with an abundance of period features remaining. The property benefits from two charming reception rooms with inglenook both with fireplaces with wood burning stoves and a wealth of exposed timbers, a spacious modern family room and study plus a beautiful kitchen/breakfast room. On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms, one benefitting from a magnificent en suite bathroom. In detail the accommodation comprises:-

GROUND FLOOR
Entrance Hall
With vaulted ceiling, radiator and coat hooks. An arched opening leads to the kitchen and an antique stable style door gives access to:

Dining Room 5.28m(17'4'') x 4.60m(15'1'')
With exposed beams and windows to three aspects overlooking the garden. Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove on a brick hearth, understairs cupboard and staircase to first floor.

Inner Hall
Stable style door and window to the front garden. Recess with built-in dresser. Door to:-

Sitting Room 5.87m(19'3'') x 4.57m(15'0'')
Windows to three aspects overlooking the garden and exposed beams. Large Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove on a brick hearth with a deep storage cupboard to one side, staircase to first floor.

Kitchen 7.01m(23'0'') x 2.67m(8'9'')
Fitted with a range of base and eye level units with granite work surface incorporating a Neff calor gas five burner hob with Neff extractor hood, one and a half bowl stainless steel sink. Fitted Neff oven and microwave oven, double door larder unit and built-in fridge/freezer. Large windows overlook the terrace and gardens. This area is open plan with both the family room and utility room.

Utility Room 3.84m (12'7'') x 2.26m(7'5'')
With a vaulted ceiling, pair of part glazed double doors open to the rear garden and a single door opens to the rear terrace, range of cabinets with granite work surface incorporating a stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.

Family Room 6.10m(20'0'') x 2.84m(9'4'')
Dual aspect room with three casement windows overlooking the front and rear garden, engineered polished oak flooring which also extends into the study, door to:-

Study 3.58m(11'9'') x 2.90m(9'6'')
Windows to two aspects overlooking the drive and garden. Built-in bookcase.

Shower Room
Victorian style fittings with basin on a ornamental wrought iron stand, mirror. Double fully tiled shower compartment with overhead shower.

FIRST FLOOR
Bedroom 1 7.54m(24'9'') x 4.57m(15'0'')
A charming room with windows to two aspects and exposed beams and brickwork. Two wall light points, Open through to:

En Suite
With a free standing Victorian style bath, WC, and vanitory unit with glass upstand. Wardrobe, Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.

Bedroom 2 6.25m(20'6'') x 4.57m(15'0'')
Windows to three aspects overlooking the gardens and farmland beyond. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and brickwork. Two wall light points. Two double built-in wardrobes, radiator.

Bedroom 3 6.10m(20'0'') x 3.58m(11'9'')
Window to the rear aspect overlooking the garden and farmland.

Bathroom
Window overlooking terrace and garden. A spacious and pretty room with a white suite of panelled bath, pedestal hand basin, low level WC, all with tiled surround. Three built-in wardrobes

Bedroom 4
Window to the side aspect overlooking the garden and countryside beyond, radiator.

Outside
There is a sweeping gravelled carriage driveway with five bar gate entrance and ample parking. The formal garden area is laid to lawn with a large Koi carp pond and extensive terracing. There is a further side garden area which is lawned with mature trees, shrub planting and hedgerow borders. The former stable block of timber framed construction with weatherboarded elevations is currently used as a work shop and store room with power, light and water connected. In all, the grounds extend to just over half an acre

Location
Finchingfield is considered to be the prettiest village in North Essex. Local facilities in the village include a village store/post office, 3 public houses, tea shop and an Italian restaurant. There is a primary school, St John Baptist Church and the 15th Century Guildhall which was completely restored in 2013. For further shopping and schooling facilities the market town of Saffron Walden is within 11 miles where there is a main line station at Audley End providing a regular service to London's Liverpool Street station. Alternatively Great Dunmow to the south within 9 miles has a good selection of shops and access to the main road network via the A120 which connects with the M11. For more extensive shopping and cultural needs the university city of Cambridge is withion 24 miles to the northwest and Stansted Airport which offers an increasing number of national and international destinations is within 13 miles.
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