5 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Watling House, Watling Lane, Thaxted, DUNMOW, Essex
A well appointed and beautifully presented 5 bedroom detached family house enjoying a wonderful, elevated position overlooking rolling open countryside.
ACCOMMODATION Watling House is a well appointed family home built approximately 50 years ago and individually designed by the current owners. The property sits on a generous plot with the house sitting in the middle of the plot behind a large frontage with sweeping drive and enjoying a large rear garden that has been beautifully landscaped and lovingly maintained to provide a delightful sense of tranquillity and space. The property occupies a wonderful, elevated position with truly stunning views over the surrounding rolling countryside and is ideally situated down this quite lane, nestled away just moments from the centre of Thaxted and its array of local amenities.
In detail the accommodation comprises on the ground floor of a spacious entrance hall with full height glazed panelling either side of the front door to provide a lovely light and airy feel as you enter the property. From the entrance hall there are stairs leading to the first floor and doors leading off to a cloakroom, utility/boot room with door providing access to the garden and fitted with a range of units and work surface with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A traditional kitchen which is fitted with a range of base and eye level units with work surface over including a small breakfast bar area and incorporating a sink unit and 5 ring gas hob with extractor fan above. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher, an eye level double electric oven and there is space for a tall fridge freezer. The kitchen benefits from a tiled floor and a large window to the rear aspect providing an attractive view overlooking the rear garden and countryside views beyond.
The open plan sitting/dining room provides a lovely hub of the home benefitting from a dual aspect, with large windows to both the front and rear aspects as well as sliding patio doors leading out to a good size conservatory, which has a door leading out to the rear garden. The lounge area benefits from original exposed brickwork to the side wall with an array of built-in shelving and an open chimney housing a multi fuel stove with stone surround. The living room opens through to the dining area which benefits from a service hatch through to the kitchen.
On the first floor the property benefits from 5 generous bedrooms and a family bathroom, all leading off a large landing area which enjoys lots of natural light due to two large floor to ceiling windows to the front aspect. The principal bedroom is a good size double with a range of built in storage and a large window to the rear aspect providing wonderful far reaching views and benefits from an en suite shower room. Bedrooms two and three are also good size double rooms with bedrooms 4 being a good size single.
Bedroom five provides a superb versatile room and is set to the front of the property above the garage. A large dual aspect room which is currently used as an office/games room, but could potentially (with some alteration) provide a self contained space if family needs require this.
The property enjoys a wonderful position on the edge of Thaxted down a quiet lane sitting in a delightful, elevated position enjoying beautiful countryside views. The property is set back from the road sitting behind a mature front garden with a variety of mature trees, shrubs and bushes as well as an attractive sweeping gravel driveway providing extensive off-street parking as well as access to the double garage. The good size rear garden has been beautifully landscaped and boasts an attractive combination of lawn, mature hedging, well stocked borders and a decking and paved terrace adjoining the property which is ideal for al fresco entertaining and enjoying stunning countryside views. The garden also benefits from a small vegetable patch and a timber cabin with decking area that could potentially provide an external home office should it be required.