A CLASSIC 4 BEDROOM FAMILY HOUSE, Within A Wonderful Setting Just A Stones Throw Of Forest Walks, Highams Park’s Historic Lake, and a short walk of sought After Schooling, together with a Mainline Station Serving Liverpool Street London!
Within a perfectly tranquil location fronting the forest with some glorious parkland and Highams Park Lake beyond the trees, this DISTINCTIVE “HALLS-ADJOINING” PERIOD RESIDENCE probably dates back from the early 1930s inter war period, now requiring modernisation and refurbishment, with considerable potential to enlarge the existing spacious accommodation subject to local authority planning approval. The interior accommodation features a reception hall, bay fronted living dining room, a separate charming sitting room, breakfast room and kitchen to the ground floor, whilst the first floor provides 4 well proportioned bedrooms, with the Master overlooking the forest, and a bathroom wc. To the rear of the house is a large established well stocked garden plot leading to a triple width garage workshop facility to the rear.
Set back from Forest Glade lane and directly facing mature forest land, the property is approached along a tiled pathway leading to an exterior storm canopy porch with steps rising to a panelled front door having a leaded light stained glass feature inset, top and side casements opening to:
Reception Hall (19′ 06″ x 6′ 08″ Max or 5.94m x 2.03m Max)
An excellent size reception area with stairs rising to the first floor accommodation, high skirting, radiator to one side, power points, 9ft ceiling height with coved cornice, two stairway storage cupboards, central heating thermostat control, panel doors provide access to each of the principle reception rooms and door to:
Living/Dining Room (18′ 0″ Max x 13′ 02″ Max or 5.49m Max x 4.01m Max)
into bay x into firebreast recess
A charming and “roomy” living space with a feature wide bay to the front elevation having leaded light stained glass motif tops and to the flank wall two feature circular leaded light stained glass window lights. High skirting, power points, radiator, a focal point fireplace with over mantel fitted, a 9ft ceiling height with coved cornice.
Sitting room (17′ 0″ Max x 11′ 07″ Max or 5.18m Max x 3.53m Max)
into bay x into firebreast recess
A delightful family lounge with the rear elevation a bay and small paned double doors opening up on to the patio terrace and garden. Fireplace to one side (not live) with wood over mantel and to either side of the firebreast wall two circular feature stained glass leaded light window lights. High skirting, power points and radiator, 9ft ceiling height with coved cornice.
Breakfast Room (13′ 05″ x 7′ 0″ or 4.09m x 2.13m)
A small paned glazed window to side elevation, radiator, high skirting, power points and to either side of the fire breast with tiled fire surround (not live) a glazed shelved dresser unit with drawers and storage beneath and to the other recess a tall upright shelved storage cupboard. Panel and glazed door opening to:
Kitchen (7′ 03″ x 8′ 02″ or 2.21m x 2.49m)
An arrangement of units include wall cupboards, return worktop surfaces with single drainer sink unit, base cupboards and drawers, part tiled surrounds, power points, small window to rear elevation and double glazed window and door to side opening to Garden.
First Floor Accommodation
Landing (9′ 05″ x 7′ 08″ Min x 10′ 10″ or 2.87m x 2.34m Min x 3.30m Max)
Very spacious with access to each bedroom and the bathroom leading off. There is a radiator and picture rail.
AGENTS NOTE: There is considerable space for a turning staircase to be installed rising to the potential of a converted loft room. This would be subject of course to the necessary local authority planning approval.
Bedroom 1 (17′ 10″ Max x 12′ 04″ Max or 5.44m Max x 3.76m Max)
Enjoys a wide bay fronted elevation with an easterly aspect directly towards the forest! To one side there is a firebreast with fitted over mantel and hearth (note live) radiator, high skirting, power points, picture rail and coved cornice ceiling.
Bedroom 2 (8′ 05″ x 11′ 0″ or 2.57m x 3.35m)
Casement window to the rear elevation provides a west facing aspect of gardens, radiator to one side high skirting, power points, picture rail.
Bedroom 3 (9′ 0″ x 6′ 07″ or 2.74m x 2.01m)
Casement window to rear elevation with an aspect of gardens, radiator, a firebreast with either side built in storage cupboards including an airing cupboard with a lagged hot water cylinder and a wall mounted gas boiler serving the central heating system. To the other side there is a further storage/linen cupboard, high skirting, power points.
Bedroom 4 (9′ 10″ x 7′ 09″ or 3.00m x 2.36m)
An Oriel style bay with a casement window having a leaded light stained glass feature top and an aspect towards forest land, radiator to one side, high skirting, power points.
Bathroom (5′ 0″ x 8′ 10″ or 1.52m x 2.69m)
Comprising a panel enclosed bath with mixer tap and hand held attached, a fluted pedestal with wash hand basin and twin taps, low flush wc, radiator, ceramic tiled walls, window to side elevation.
A “Sunny Westerly” aspect to the rear of the house with the garden extending to about 65ft in depth. The patio area is accessed off the kitchen or sitting room and to one side leads to a gated pedestrian access to the front garden. An outside toilet – a gardener’s facility is still retained, and from the patio there is a central pathway approached beneath a mature grapevine into an area of lawn with very established shrub borders to either side. The centrepiece to the garden here is an ornamental pond and the path winds round and leads eventually to the garaging at the rear boundary. There is a gated pedestrian access to the side of the garage leading to the secure service area at the rear of the garage.
Set back behind a low level stone wall to the front boundary and inset with some crazy paving and a variety of well established shrubs and rose bushes. Gated pedestrian access leads to the rear of the property.
A triple width garage combining workshop space with power and light connected
First Garage Area (20′ 05″ x 11′ 10″ or 6.22m x 3.61m)
2nd Garage Area (17′ 04″ x 8′ 09″ or 5.28m x 2.67m)