To fully appreciate the history of ‘Glen Cottage’ you first need to understand that when ‘Glen Cottage’ was ‘New To The Market’ (17th century) they were still trying to put out the Great Fire Of London, King Charles II was on the throne and Samuel Pepys was busy with his diaries!!
Whilst steeped in history, the recent extension and total refurbishment of the property has been sympathetically carried out to retain and indeed enhance the period character of the property whilst at the same time providing all the modern creature comforts we have all come to expect including a contemporary fitted kitchen, modern fully tiled luxury family bathroom, first floor shower room and a cosy lounge with log burner set into the attractive red brick fireplace.
To the rear of the house is a pretty courtyard garden which we understand is a real sun trap and then a pebble path leading to the ‘secret garden, which enjoys far reaching countryside views.
All in all, a most charming character cottage full of surprises on the outskirts of the village benefiting from a wealth of features which really need to be seen to fully appreciate the standard of refurbishment which has been undertaken and the scale of the accommodation on offer.
Stock village has a well deserved reputation as one of the most desirable residential 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 a 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 which opened in February 2012 – what more can you ask?
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, drama, 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 of the 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 have some of the best secondary schools in the country nearby including Chelmsford High School for Girls and King Edward High School for boys, both in Chelmsford. Mayflower Comprehensive in Billericay and the Anglo European in Ingatestone are nearer and a school bus collects in the village for the grammar schools in Westcliff on Sea and Southend.
No one knows Stock Better. If this information has whetted 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 places 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.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room 24’ 3” (7.4m) x 9’ 6” (2.87m) max Fitted with an extensive range of quality base and eye level units in contemporary style with dark work surfaces inset with ceramic ‘butler style’ sink with mixer tap. Built in oven and hob with stainless steel extractor fan above. Space and plumbing for dishwasher/washing machine.
Sitting Room 9’ 4” (2.84m) x 11’ (3.36m) max
Family Bathroom Fitted with quality 4 piece suite in white including large shower with rain-shower, bath, low level wc and wash hand basin. Fully tiled. Chrome heated towel rail.
Dining Room 13’ (3.96m) x 9’ 10” (3m) max
Lounge 15’ 6” (4.73m) x 10’ 3” (3.14m) max Log burning stove inset within attractive red brick fireplace.
Utility Cupboard Plumbing etc for washing machine.
Master Bedroom 14’ 3” (4.35m) x 9’ 7” (2.93m) max Delightful room with gabled ceiling and exposed oak beams.
Bedroom 2 13’ 9” (4.20m) x 9’ 11” (3.04m) max (Exc wardrobes) Fitted with extensive range of wardrobes to one wall.
Bedroom 3 12’ 6” (3.81m) x 10’ 33.12m) max
Shower Room Fitted with quality three piece suite in white including corner shower cubicle, low level wc and wash hand basin. Part tiled.
OUTSIDE To the side of the property is a drive providing off street parking for two vehicles and access to the double length garage with up and over door, power and lighting.
A wrought iron gate opens into the pretty and secluded courtyard garden to the immediate rear of the property and is part shingle and part decked with ample opportunity to add summer colour with pots and hanging baskets etc. A shingle path provides access to an additional storage shed and in turn to the rear garden which measures approximately 90’ x 53’ max and is mostly laid to lawn with well established shrubs and trees to the boarders. Far reaching countryside views to the rear.