Restored and converted Grade II Listed former public house at the heart of the village
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Believed to date from the late 18th century, Bell House is a handsome double-fronted family home providing almost 2,800 sq. ft. of light-filled flexible accommodation arranged over three floors together with almost 700 sq. ft. of outbuilding space. The property has been sensitively converted from a former incarnation as a public house to combine the amenities of modern living with retained period character including feature glazing comprising some casement and sash windows, a central Venetian-style window and some exposed wall and ceiling beams.
Featuring wooden flooring throughout, the ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming entrance and briefly comprises a generous front aspect games room with fireplace and study and a spacious sitting room with inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove and glazed double doors to a large kitchen/dining room with a neighbouring fitted utility room, the whole combining to create an ideal family and entertaining space. The kitchen offers a range of modern wall and floor units with quartz worktops and splashbacks, modern integrated appliances, a door to the rear terrace and space for a sizeable dining table.
On the first floor the property offers a large principal bedroom with a spacious contemporary en suite shower room, three further well-proportioned bedrooms, one with a feature central exposed brick chimney stack with fireplace, and a large modern family bathroom with freestanding bath and separate walk-in shower. A hidden staircase off the principal bedroom rises to the second floor which features a large open plan attic space, suitable for a variety of uses or for conversion to additional accommodation if required (STP).
This property has 0.3 acres of land.
The property has plenty of kerb appeal and is accessed from the pavement by steps rising to the front door. A separate access road leads to the rear, where twin wooden gates open to a gravelled parking area with a triple carport and a large timber-clad outbuilding comprising a games room/office with exposed A frame ceiling, workshop and store room, suitable for a variety of uses or for conversion to a self-contained annexe if required (STP). The well-maintained enclosed garden to the rear features areas of level lawn bordered by well-stocked flowerbeds, pergola and features a magnificent willow tree. Together with a large modern paved terrace with raised beds and a separate summer house with a generous decked terrace, both ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining.
The property is situated on The Street, a mainly residential road consisting of period properties at the heart of Little Waltham, a pretty village in a peaceful setting. Easy access to a good range of day-to-day amenities including The White Hart pub, Doctors Surgery, a sports and social club and Little Waltham cricket club. Nearby Chelmsford offers a comprehensive selection of independent and High Street stores. Ideal for the commuter, the villages proximity to the A12 gives excellent links to the motorway network via the M11 and Chelmsford mainline train station offers excellent rail links to London Liverpool Street in 34 minutes. The area offers a wide range of state schools including Little Waltham C of E VA Primary School in the village and Chelmer Valley High School together with a good selection of noted independent schools including Felsted, New Hall, Elm Green Prep, St. Annes and St. Cedds.
Travelling North on Broomfield Road (B1008) follow for 2.5 mile. At the hospital roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Blasford Hill. Ater 0.3 miles turn right onto The Street. Bell House can be found on the right-hand side.Read all
- Former C18th public house conversion
- Sympathetically restored - Grade II
- Spacious kitchen/dining room & Utility
- Two reception rooms
- Principle bedroom with en-suite
- Three further bedrooms & family bath
- Outbuildings and triple cart lodge
- About 0.3 acres
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