A rare opportunity now exists to buy a stunningly spacious detached four-bedroom bungalow with approximately an acre of land set within ancient woodland on the outskirt of Little Burstead.
Located in a secluded woodland setting out-of-sight of neighbouring properties along a single-track wood, there are numerous leisure opportunities for cycling, walking, running and horse-riding.
The A127 is less than 5 minutes’ drive away for access towards Southend or the M25. With a village store, pubs and other facilities 5 minutes’ drive away in Herongate, Brentwood and Billericay towns are both within 10 minutes’ drive for leisure and shopping. Basildon’s Eastgate Shopping Centre and Festival Leisure Park just 15 minutes’ away by car.
Ten primary schools within a three-mile radius have been assessed by Ofsted as being at least “Good”, with three being “Outstanding”. Nine “Good” or “Outstanding” secondary schools are within 5 miles of the house.
The nearest stations can be found at Billericay (2.3 miles) and Shenfield (2.7 miles), which currently has TFL Rail services to London Liverpool Street and will soon benefit from the cross-London Elizabeth Line to Reading. Upminster is only 6 miles away for London Underground District, Hammersmith & City line trains and C2C services between Southend and Shoeburyness.
The 12-year old house is fully double-glazed with gas central heating with high quality specifications throughout. Each room is finished with a smooth plastered ceiling and recessed lighting, with most also having coving. Windows in the principle rooms are fitted with Venetian blinds and curtain poles, and the bedrooms are carpeted.
There is scope for further extension (subject to planning permission).
The house is approached through a full-height double-width wrought-iron gate onto a spacious drive for several vehicle. Entry to the house is through a large semi-enclosed brick-and-wood storm porch into the kitchen/diner.
A very spacious kitchen/diner overlooking the rear garden with a large skylight for the best natural light (and a further window to the front side aspect) has space for a dining table for six people and further furniture. There are granite worktops to three walls, with a variety of cupboards and base units. A Belfast sink with flexible mixer tap and an Aga stove are fitted, with under-counter space and plumbing for a washing machine. An alcove to accommodate an American-style fridge/freezer is available. The kitchen/diner is finished with high-quality slate floor tiles.
The bedrooms and family bathroom are arranged along either side of the solid wood floored hallway. Three of the bedrooms can accommodate a double bed with further furniture (with the fourth suitable for a single bed), with windows to the side aspects, and have radiators housed in cabinets. The master bedroom can comfortably accommodate a super King-size bed and additional furniture, with a window to the side aspect.
An en-suite bathroom consists of a walk-in shower cubicle with drench shower-head and hand-held shower attachment, an inset sink within a vanity unit and storage below, a low-level flush toilet, tiled walls and flooring. The family bathroom has a bath with separate taps and a plumbed-in shower with drench shower-head, glass shower screen, low-level flush toilet, heated towel rail, opaque casement window to side the aspect, and tiled walls and flooring.
The living room spans the same width of the house as the kitchen/diner, with two casement windows to the rear aspect, two radiators in cabinets, hardwood flooring and French doors to the conservatory. There is plenty of space for a three-piece suite and further chairs or sofas. The brick fireplace with brick mantelpiece is a focal point of this spacious and comfortable space.
The Edwardian-style conservatory is the same width as the living room with space for plenty of furniture. French doors lead directly out to the garden, whilst the room benefits from windows to three walls, two radiators in cabinets, electrical sockets, glass ceiling and pendant light fitting and tiled floor.
The garden (of approximately 1 acre) consists of a paving-slab patio area with large wrap-around lawn and two paddocks, trees and shrubs, bordered by fencing and hedges, with a separate brick-built stable.