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Great Bardfield, Braintree

Main Description
An attractive and well appointed 4 bedroom family property dating back to the 18th Century and occupying beautifully mature grounds extending to approximately 2 acres.

School Farm is an attractive 4 bedroom family home extending to approximately 2950sqft, believed to date back to the 18th century and having been in the same ownership for some 50 years. The property is set in an idyllic rural setting occupying a mature plot of approximately 2 acres and surrounded by rolling open countryside. The property enjoys a peaceful setting but is also well located for ease of access into the picturesque and well served village of Great Bardfield which offers a good selection of shops and local amenities. The property has been well maintained by the current owners but could perhaps benefit from a degree of modernisation in places but offers excellent potential to extend the property subject to the necessary planning consents.

On the ground floor there is a good size entrance hall which leads off to a large light and airy sitting room with an attractive fireplace with a log burner inset, windows to the front and side aspect and sliding doors leading to the rear garden. There is a rear lobby with stairs leading to the first floor, access to the cellar via a floor hatch and a door leading to the rear garden. There is a cloakroom off the lobby fitted with a WC, wash hand basin and window to the rear aspect.

Accessed from the rear lobby is a large kitchen and breakfast room which provides a delightful hub to the home benefitting from patio doors leading to the rear garden. The attractive country kitchen is fitted with a range of hand made base and eye level units with granite work surface over incorporating a 1½ bowl sink unit and drainer. Fitted appliances include an oil fired AGA, and eye level double oven and there is space for a free standing dishwasher. There is a central island with additional granite worktop space and storage underneath. There is a separate utility room with base and eye level units with work surface incorporating a stainless steel sink unit and space and plumbing for a washing machine underneath. There is a window to the side aspect and door providing access to the rear garden. Opening out from the kitchen is a morning room with French doors leading to a side patio area and additional windows to the side.

Leading from the morning room is a good size dining room with two large windows to the front aspect, an open fireplace with brick hearth and surround and French doors providing access to a conservatory with vaulted ceiling and French doors leading to the rear patio and garden.

On the first floor accessed off a large landing the property benefits from 4 double bedrooms including a generous master bedroom with en-suite bathroom fitted with a freestanding bath, two sink units with storage below, a WC and bidet. Bedroom two is another good size room with attractive exposed original timber work and an en-suite shower room fitted with a shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin. There is also a family bathroom fitted with a panelled bath, wash hand basin and WC.

The property occupies a delightful mature plot extending to approximately 2 acres. The property is a set back from the road in an elevated position behind an attractive brick wall. There is a gravelled driveway which is shared at the entrance with the next door property before sweeping round to the side of the property where there is a parking area for a number of vehicles.
The wonderful gardens are mainly laid to lawn with many mature trees including a variety of fruit trees and others including chestnuts trees and a large blue cedar and a variety of well stocked flower beds and shrubs and bushes. A particular feature is the beautiful secret garden enclosed by high beech and conifer hedging and boasts a selection of pretty beds and central gazebo providing a delightful peaceful hideaway. There is a paved patio area set off the side of the property with access from both the morning room and conservatory providing a perfect Al Fresco dining space with small pond with water feature enclosed by an attractive low lying brick wall.

Great Bardfield is a popular and thriving village providing a range of facilities including two public houses, a cooperative store, a butchers, electrical shop and a book-shop. In addition, on the outskirts of the village, there is a farm shop with post office and restaurant. There are three churches within the village, a pre-school and a Church of England primary school. It is well placed for access to Great Dunmow to the south as well as Bishops Stortford and Stansted Airport, which provides a priority service to London's Liverpool Street. By road the A120 is accessed at Great Dunmow which connects to the M11 and the main road network.

Fixtures and Fittings
Fixtures and fittings are expressly excluded from the sale unless mentioned in these particulars.

Tenure and Possession
The property is for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion with no upward chain.

Oil fired central heating, water and electricity are connected to the property, drainage is to a private system.

Council Tax: Band G

EPC: Band E