4 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Arkesden
A spacious detached family home in the heart of this gem of a village, with delightful countryside views.
- Spacious kitchen/breakfast/family room
- Large sitting room with brick fireplace built from mellow reclaimed bricks and original timber mantl
- 4 double bedrooms
- Master ensuite bathroom with walk in shower and panelled bath
- Sun deck overlooking countryside and Arkesden church
- Scope to extend and improve
- Prime location within a beautiful and unspoilt village
A spacious detached 4 bedroom family home in the heart of this gem of a village, with delightful countryside views. Water Bridge is located along a picturesque street, lined with an abundance of period thatched cottages. The house is set back from the road in an elevated position, accessed over a charming bridge onto a pebbled driveway leading up to the detached garage and house.
Water Bridge is a well presented home in this prime position within Arkesden. The 4 double bedroom house was originally built in 1980 with the addition of the conservatory and ground floor extenstions added in later years by the current owners, as their family needs changed over time. This, along with the benefit of having rear access on both sides of the house, offers fantastic potential to extend and remodel the house further.
The spacious ground floor accommodation comprises of a light and welcoming entrance hall with tiled flooring and windows to both the front and side aspect, enjoying wonderful views of the traditional thatched pub. A pair of glazed double doors lead through to a great entertaining space incorporating the breakfast/family area, again with an abundance of light from the triple aspect windows. The kitchen to the rear of the house is fitted with a range of shaker style cupboards at both eye and base level with granite work surface over, incorporating a Neff induction hob with extractor hood over, undermounted stainless steel sink, Neff eye level oven and grill/combi oven, integrated Neff fridge freezer and integrated Miele dishwasher. The rear window overlooks the garden and further onto the farmland and Arkesden Village recreation ground. The utility room has a solid wood worksurface with a ceramic butler sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is scope within this area to rearrange and create more entertaining/kitchen space if needed. The study/playroom to the front of the house has windows overlooking the front drive and the west facing courtyard with it's impressive tiled roof log store. A fantastic sized sitting room has a lovely cottage feel with the addition of a large fireplace built from mellow reclaimed bricks with wood burning stove. To either side of the fireplace are shelved alcoves which can be utilised in many ways including storage or a small study area. Double glazed doors lead through to the hard wood conservatory/dining room with uninterrupted views of the rolling countryside and the laid to lawn garden. French doors lead out to the rear garden and patio area. In addition to the ground floor is the fully tiled cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.
On the first floor are four double bedrooms. The master with double aspect windows has 'his and hers' double wardrobes with a mixture of hanging and shelving space. There is the addition of the large ensuite with a panelled bath, traditional style taps and hand held shower attachment, a separate walk-in shower, WC, bidet and wash hand basin vanity unit with cupboard and drawers under. The remaining three bedrooms are all good sized doubles with fitted wardrobes housing both shelving and rails. The family shower room is to the rear of the house with an obscure window, double shower enclosure, WC and wash hand basin. The boarded loft can be accessed off the landing with a pull down ladder, the loft space offers potential to be converted due to the full head height to the centre of the loft with a soft slope edging out.
To the front of the house is a large pebbled driveway providing parking for multiple vehicles, a laid to lawn area with Silver Birch trees and a stunning view across the road to the thatched pub with award winning restaurant. The large detached double garage has sliding doors with a single 'personal' door and benefits from a fitted work bench and a good range of storage within the design. The rear garden can be accessed via both sides of the property, to the east, a wooden gate leads down a brick paved pathway where access to the utility room can be found. To the rear of the house is a beautifully open, laid to lawn garden measuring 65ft x 55ft. The land has been extended in previous years with an ornamental bridge with brick steps. Mature hedging and beds create a border to the gardens making the area completely private and secluded from the neighbours. The raised sun deck captures the last rays of the summer sun as it looks towards the fine flint Parish Church, Arkesden recreation ground and the farmland, ideal for alfresco entertaining. To the west side of the house is a wrought iron gate leading to a herb garden, gravelled courtyard and log store before returning to the drive via another wooden gate.
Opposite the property is the award winning public house, offering fantastic lunch and dinner menus, and the village is known as a hub for family life with the play area and flint parish church within a minute's walk. In addition to the extensive public footpaths and wonderful country walks, Clavering Lakes and Lodge is within a 30 minute walk.
The village is approximately 7 minutes (2.5 miles) from Audley End Station with access to London Liverpool Street in under an hour and the M11 is within 5 miles.