Tucked down a long pretty tree lined drive off Birch Lane, shared with just one other property, blink, and you could easily miss ’Brickfields’ and that is exactly how the present Vendors like it!
Enjoying far reaching countryside views from most rooms and yet just a few minutes walk from the centre of this historic and ever popular village, ’Brickfields’ is uniquely and ideally placed to make the most of life in Stock with it’s useful shops, wide selection of pubs and restaurants as well as a thriving village community and social life with clubs and activities to appeal to all ages and interests as even a cursory glance at ‘Stock Press’ the popular village magazine, will confirm.
Considerably extended and refurbished by both the present Vendors and previous owners ’Brickfields’ provides spacious, versatile and truly gracious accommodation including 7 bedrooms, 3 with en-suite, a stunning fully fitted kitchen in contemporary style combining a spacious family room where the family can ‘eat, rest and play’ – the real heart of this home! together with a spacious dining room, beautiful lounge and spacious fitted study, all with stunning views of the garden with pool area and open farmland and countryside beyond.
In addition to the good sized garden with pool area and useful pool house (with bar area, shower and w.c) there are two further pretty courtyard areas, one of which is currently used to grow vegetables and the other an attractive ‘potted garden’ area.
The present Vendors have enjoyed both the light, airy spaciousness of ‘Brickfields’ as well as the seclusion of the location, offering stunning views of the countryside and various wildlife which visit on a regular basis – all within a few minutes walk of the village centre – truly the best of both worlds!
Stock village has a well deserved reputation as one of the most desirable locations in the south east with many qualities to endear it to those searching for the rural idyll of a typical English village including cricket on the green, summer fetes, an ancient and beautiful Church, cosy pubs, village shops and a strong sense of community – somewhere to belong!
Stock has all this and more including a village post office and general store including a newsagent, newly opened library, excellent off licence, hairdresser and an enviable selection of public houses and restaurants as well as a junior school with a reputation for high standards of education, all within walking distance of each other, even a new coffee shop – what more could you ask for?
Whilst Stock may enjoy a rather cosy ‘Miss Marple’ image, it is far from being stuck in the past with a long list of village based clubs and associations for the young and not so young alike, including drama, Cubs, Scouts, art, photography , gardening, Keep fit, yoga and many more, the village even has it’s own magazine ‘Stock Press’ and web site stock.org, both of which provide a useful insight of village life, featuring many local activities and events – take a look at the web site for yourself.
Stock is particularly proud of its village hall, built with the help of the local residents; the modern facilities of this excellent community centre are an ideal venue for many of the village activities including social events, exhibitions and special interest markets every month.
Spiritually the village is well catered for with All Saints’ (Church of England) , Our Lady & St Joseph (Roman Catholic) and Christ Church (Free Church), all close by.
Greenwood, former home of the Ellis Family (the past landed gentry of Stock) is now a luxury hotel, restaurant and health spa with day membership available to village residents.
The thriving shopping centres of Billericay and Chelmsford are only a short car journey away with Lakeside and Bluewater just a little further. Commuters are well served by fast rail links to London Liverpool Street (Approximately 25 minutes each way on the fast train). We also have an excellent regular bus service (the 100) running from Chelmsford to Basildon and Lakeside via Billericay with a stop right outside the Billericay railway station. The 100 picks up in the village very 20 minutes or so throughout the week.
We have some of the best secondary schools in the country nearby including Chelmsford High School for Girls and King Edward Grammar for boys, both in Chelmsford. Mayflower Comprehensive in Billericay and the Anglo European in Ingatestone are nearer and a bus collects in the village for the grammar schools in Westcliff on Sea and Southend.
No one knows Stock better. If this information has wetted your appetite for a home in Stock, why not come and see us for yourself, you will always be welcome in any one of the 5 village pubs for a cup of coffee or something a little stronger! Or better still pop in to see us for a cup of coffee!
Stock and the pretty villages surrounding it are more than just a place to live, they are somewhere to set down roots for generations! So, if you are looking for a home in or around Stock, then look no further than M-Estates. Based in Stock, we probably know the village (and villagers!) better than anyone and therefore can bring our local knowledge and experience to bear when it comes to finding you the right property
Most impressive entrance hall with feature stone wall on one aspect and useful shelving/storage area. Tiled floor. Large coat cupboard.
Ground floor cloakroom fitted with quality two piece suite including wash hand basin and w.c. Fully tiled.
Fitted with range of base units with space and plumbing etc for washing machine and tumble drier. Large storage cupboard and access to central heating boiler providing warm air ducted heating to whole house.
Study 12’ 2” (3.7m) x 10’ 2” (3.1m) max
Fitted with extensive range of quality study furniture including desk, draws and cupboard/storage units.
Dining Room 16’ 9” (5.1m) x 14’ 5” (4.4m) max
Spacious dining room with delightful views to the rear garden, pool area and countryside beyond.
Lounge 20’ (6.1m) x 20’ (6.1m) max
Truly spacious and elegant dual aspect room featuring a most attractive fireplace with marble hearth inset with gas fired log effect burner. Large picture windows and sliding doors looking on to rear garden, pool area and countryside beyond
Fitted Kitchen and Family Room 23’ 11” (7.3m) x 19’ 4” (5.9m) max
‘The real heart of this home.’
Most impressive and sumptuously appointed fully fitted kitchen in contemporary style with granite worktops incorporating a double sink unit with drainer and a wide range of integrated appliances including 2 fridges, freezer, steam oven and coffee machine as well as space for a large range style cooker with extractor above.
Large preparation and breakfast island incorporating a small sink and further storage units below.
This triple aspect room is flooded with natural light thanks to the very large windows and French Doors providing views and access to various aspects of the home and provides a truly spacious yet welcoming family sitting and entertainment area.
Marble floor with underfloor heating as well as the warm air vents supplied by the central heating system.
Master Bedroom 20’ (6.1m) x 16’ 1” (4.9m ) max
Delightful dual aspect room offering truly special views of the rear garden, pool area and open countryside beyond. We understand from the present Vendor that the farmland beyond their boundary is regularly visited by all sorts of wildlife including deer and others.
Extensive range of full length fitted wardrobes.
En-Suite to Master Bedroom
Fitted with quality 3 piece suite including large tiled shower cubicle with both hand shower and overhead ‘rain shower’, wash hand basin set into vanity unity and w.c. Part tiled. Heated chrome towel rail/radiator.
Bedroom 2 – Guest Bedroom 19’ 4” (5.9m) x 10’ 6” (3.2m) max
Flooded with natural light from large picture windows to front aspect.
Two double full length fitted wardrobes with further storage above.
En-suite to Guest Bedroom
Fitted with three piece suite including shower cubicle, wash hand basin and w.c. Part tiled.
Bedroom 2 13’ 1” (4.0m) x 11’ 10” (3.6m) max
3 Double full length fitted wardrobes with further storage space above.
Large picture windows overlooking rear garden and countryside beyond.
Bedroom 3 10’ 6” (3.2m) x 7’ 10” (2.4m) max
Double fitted wardrobe.
Window to rear aspect
Bedroom 4 10’ 6” (3.2m) x 9’ 6” (2.9m) max
Window to rear aspect
Bedroom 5 11’ 10” (3.6m) x 10’ 2” (3.1m) max
Pretty dual aspect room fitted with extensive range of full length and half length wardrobes with further storage above.
Bedroom 7 14’ 1” (4.3m) x 10’ 10” (3.3m) max
Fitted with 3 double full length wardrobes with further storage space above.
Windows to front aspect.
Access to Jack & Jill family shower room.
Jack & Jill Family Shower Room
Fitted with three piece suite including large shower cubicle with glass door, wash hand basin and w.c. Part tiled. Heated towel rail/radiator.
Fitted with four piece suite including panel bath with MIRA electric shower unit above and folding shower screen, vanity unit inset with 2 wash hand basins and w.c. Part tiled. Heated towel rail/radiator.
Fitted with w.c and wash hand basin.
The property is approached via a long tree lined drive off Birch Lane which is shared with just one other property.
Off street parking for several cars and access to the double garage with remote up and over door.
Gated access to pretty courtyard area which is currently used for a wide variety of pots and planters.
Further walled side courtyard currently set aside to grow vegetables and herbs etc.
The rear garden is mostly laid to lawn with an area at the side set aside for children’s garden play equipment etc which is neatly tucked out of sight.
Some planting and well established shrubs etc to the boundaries.
Large heated in-ground pool within enclosed with part walled and part fenced area with large pool house incorporating covered entertainment area, bar, shower room and w.c.
All room dimensions given above are approximate measurements
Please be aware that it may NOT be assumed that the fixtures and fittings mentioned in the above details are included within the sale price of the property and may well be subject to separate negotiation. Prospective purchasers should make appropriate enquiries of the vendors to satisfy themselves as to the actual fixtures and fittings included within the sale before proceeding with any purchase if their inclusion or otherwise would have a bearing on their intention to proceed with the purchase of the property. If in doubt, seek professional advice on this matter.
These particulars do not constitute, nor constitute any part of an offer or contract. All measurements are given as a guide; no liability can be accepted for any errors arising therefrom. No responsibility is taken for any other error, omission or misstatement in these particulars. M-Estates do not make or give, whether in these particulars, during negotiations or otherwise any representation whatsoever in relation to this property.
Property Misdescriptions Act 1991. The Agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixture, fittings or services and so does not verify they are in working order, fit for their purpose or within ownership of the sellers. Therefore the buyer must assume the information given is incorrect. Neither has the Agent checked the legal documentation to verify legal status of the property. A buyer must assume the information is incorrect until their solicitors have verified it. Nothing concerning the type of construction or the condition of the structure is to be implied from the photograph/s or plans of the property. The sale particulars may change in the course of time and any interested party is advised to make final inspection of the property prior to exchange of contracts.