5 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Church Hill, Finchingfield
An exceptional 5 bedroom family home in this wonderful elevated position close to the heart of this popular and quintessential Essex village.
Finch Inn last traded as a public house in 1996 following which the present owners have transformed the property by extending it and creating a very comfortable family home. With well-proportioned rooms throughout and a useful cellar converted into a working gym, there is also a superb master bedroom with purpose built oak four poster bed which will remain and an adjacent luxury ensuite bathroom. In this prominent position on the top of the hill, the house benefits from a delightful view across the green and the pond, in the heart of this pretty village, often referred to as the prettiest village within Essex.
ON THE GROUND FLOOR
ENTRANCE HALL with front door to side entrance, stairs to first floor, radiator
Comprising WC, hand basin, tiled walls, radiator
SITTING ROOM 25'8 x 22'3
With solid Oak flooring, built in cloaks cupboard to one side, five radiators, attractive brick surround to fireplace with wood burning stove, exposed beams to ceiling, double doors lead to;
GARDEN ROOM 21'9 x 12'6
With solid Oak flooring, two radiators, part glazed door to side garden
DINING ROOM 16 x 13'9
With pretty Victorian surround to fireplace with open grate, two radiators, a lovely view towards the village pond
STUDY 12'5 x 11'1
With brick surround to fireplace, fitted shelving along one wall, radiator, door to front access
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 17'5 x 10'1
Well fitted with range of modern cabinets with composite stone work surface over, twin inset enamel sinks, central island unit with induction hob and overhead light with extractor fan above. Built in appliances include fridge, freezer, dishwasher, oven, grill and microwave.
SIDE LOBBY with cupboard concealing space for washing machine, connecting door to sitting room.
CELLAR 20'3 x 12'2 maximum
Tiled floor, supplied with working gym equipment which will remain, wine store area and large Velux window to one side giving natural light, radiator
ON THE FIRST FLOOR
LANDING access to loft space, built in airing cupboard
BEDROOM ONE 15'3 x 13'4
Vaulted ceiling with exposed oak frame and timbers, radiator
DRESSING ROOM with radiator and fitted wardrobes to both sides
ENSUTIE BATHROOM 15'2 x 13'4 maximum
With central air bath, twin hand basin to one side with granite surround, door to walk in shower and separate door to WC, fitted cupboards along one wall
BEDROOM TWO 16'1 x 13'8
With built in wardrobe, radiator, lovely view down towards the village pond
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM comprising large shower cubicle, WC and basin with drawers under, tiled walls, radiator/towel rail
BEDROOM THREE 12'8 x 10'1maximum
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM comprising tiled shower cubicle, pedestal hand basin, WC, radiator, part tiled walls
BEDROOM FOUR 12'1 x 14'2
BEDROOM FIVE 17' 5 x 9'9
Currently used as an office, radiator, built in storage cupboards
FAMILY BATHROOM comprising panelled bath, WC, hand basin, radiator, light tube providing natural light
There is a drive to the eastern side providing parking and access to the front door. The main driveway to the west provides ample parking with a large shingled driveway, 3 bay open cart lodge and gate giving access to the rear garden. Beside the eastern boundary there is a former garage/garden store measuring 7'9 x 13'9 of brick construction under a slate roof, timber lined. Adjacent to this is the pool room incorporating a plant room with the oil fired boiler and filtration equipment, shower cubicle, WC and hand basin, free standing Sauna and low level door providing access to the raised garden area adjacent to the pool. The garden has been professionally landscaped with a paved terrace immediately to the rear, steps up to an area of lawn and a pergola covers the alfresco dining area where there is a built in BBQ. The outdoor swimming pool is well concealed by Yew hedging and paved surround. The main lawn area is behind the cart lodge and in the far corner concealed behind trellis work clad in Honeysuckle and roses is a kitchen garden area with a garden shed. The garden has been planted with masses of spring bulbs along with a selection of shrubs providing all year round colour.
Finch Inn is situated up the hill just off the village green and pond adjacent to the Guildhall and the Baptist church. The village is renowned for its collection of pretty listed houses and is considered to be the prettiest village in North Essex. Local facilities within the village include a post office, three public houses, a village store, 3 tea rooms and a cozy Italian restaurant. There is a primary school and for further shopping and schooling facilities the market town of Saffron Walden is within 11 miles, where there is a mainline station at Audley End providing a regular service to London 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, along with Braintree within 9 miles to the south east. For more extensive shopping and cultural needs, the university city of Cambridge is within 24 miles to the North West and Stansted airport is within 13 miles.
Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. There is no mains gas in Finchingfield. The central heating system is supplied by oil.