In 2007 the present Vendor took what was frankly an ‘Ugly Duckling’ of a property and transformed Jasmine Cottage into a very attractive and charming property which matched, almost exactly, the period property which had initially occupied the site and now blends beautifully with the other period and character properties which line the High Street of historic and much sought after Stock village.
Take a look at the 2 last of the photographs we have featured and you can see an old faded photograph of the original period property as well as the ‘Ugly Duckling’ which, for a while at least, took its place.
While Jasmine Cottage may have considerable period charm to the facade, when you step inside this incredibly spacious home you will find you are ‘bang up to date’ with all the creature comforts we expect from a modern home, including luxury en-suites to two bedrooms as well as a family bathroom, a large lounge, with log burner, overlooking the rear garden with countryside views beyond, a fully fitted family kitchen / breakfast room and a simply vast dining room which could easily be put to so many other possible uses.
Slap bang in the middle of the village, with all the many and varied amenities Stock has to offer and which make this such a popular location for families seeking the village idyll, just a short walk away, Jasmine Cottage could not be better placed to make the most of village life here in Stock
They say ‘never judge a book by it’s cover’ but in this case, you will find what lies beneath the characterful cover is full of surprises and therefore we recommend an internal viewing in order to fully appreciate the space, standard and versatility of the accommodation on offer as well as the convenience of the location.
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.
Ground floor cloakroom fitted with quality two piece suite including wash hand basin and w.c.
Space for washing machine and tumble dryer.
Lounge 21’ 10” (6.67m) x 17’ 10” (5.45m) max
Attractive log burner.
Double patio doors to rear garden.
Fitted Kitchen and breakfast room 20’ 4” (6.20m) x 17’ 10” (5.45m) max
Fitted with an extensive range of base and eye level units in white. Granite effect worktops and matching splashbacks. Range style cooker with hob and extractor fan above. Space for freestanding fridge/freezer.
Double patio doors to side aspect and rear garden.
Dining Room 27’ 6” (8.40m) x 14’ (4.28m) max
Large space which could be put to any number of possible different/additional uses.
Attractive fireplace inset with gas effect fire.
Landing with study area 15’ (4.58m) x 9’ 5” (2.89m) max
Master Bedroom 27’ 7” (8.41m) x 13’ 11” (4.26m ) max
En-Suite to Master Suite
Fitted with quality 3 piece suite in white including large corner shower, w.c and wash hand basin. Part tiled.
Bedroom 2 17’ 8” (5.39m) x 9’ 3” (2.84m) max
Bedroom 3 16’ 1” (4.92m) x 11’ 10” (3.62m) max
Double bedroom with Juliet balcony overlooking rear garden.
En-suite to bedroom 3
Fitted with quality 3 piece suite in white including shower, wash hand basin and w.c. Part tiled..
Bedroom 4 12’ 4” (3.76m) x 7’ 6” (2.29m) max
To the front of the property there is a small garden enclosed within a wrought iron fence. Access to the double length car port.
.Large rear garden divided into two sections by a stone wall. The top garden has a patio area and lawn with planting, including mature trees and shrubs to the edges.
The rear garden has large lawn area bordered by planting, mature trees and shrubs.
To the rear aspect there are far reaching countryside views.
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.