This stunning property occupies a secluded position close to picturesque Paper Mill Lock in the village of Little Baddow. The village lies at the heart of the Chelmer Valley and is a Conservation Area surrounded by a wealth of National Trust woodland and heath land. It is also home to the highly recommended Elm Green Preparatory school and has village halls, two churches, two popular pubs (The Generals’ Arms and The Rodney), and its own sports ground which is home to the local cricket club.
Just north of Little Baddow is the larger village of Danbury, with its range of local shops, amenities and schools (including Heathcote Preparatory School and Nursery). Despite the semi-rural feel to the village it is only five miles due east of the city of Chelmsford which offers an extensive range of facilities including a Bond Street Shopping centre, two outstanding grammar schools and mainline station with services into London Liverpool Street.
According to the official listing “the property dates back to C16/C17 and is timber framed with roughcast rendering and some weatherboarding under a roof of handmade red clay tiles”. The present owners completed various high specification alterations, improvements and extensions as part of a significant renovation programme after purchasing the property in 2008. These works included installation of cat 6 cabling throughout, hardwired Sonos sound system throughout the downstairs and the master bedroom and cabling to the front entrance for installation of electric entrance gates and video intercom entry system. The property is screened from the road by mature trees and is set back at the end of a long private gravel driveway.