DETACHED 6 bedroom family home in approx 2 acres (STS) of beautifully maintained landscaped gardens which include a heated outdoor pool and various outbuildings. Located along quiet country lane yet within easy reach of the village centre.
Location, location, location!’ we hear it all the time, and if your idea of the ‘perfect’ location is an idyllic country lane setting, not ‘too’ far from the madding crowd but enjoying privacy and seclusion, then we defy you to find a more perfect setting than ‘Pinewood Lodge’ Set back from the peaceful back-water which is Broomwood Lane and surrounded by woodland carpeted with bluebells in spring, you are more likely to hear the clip-clop of horses with their riders or walkers and joggers passing than cars with little to spoil the peace and quiet of this beautiful countryside setting.
Surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens which have obviously benefited from the same level of ‘T.L.C’ as the house itself, each and every room enjoys views of the gorgeous gardens and surrounding woodland which are a delight to the senses whatever the time of year. Within the grounds, which measure approximately 2 acres in all (STS), and include an enclosed paddock with separate entrance, is a stunning open-air heated pool set within a secluded section of the garden surrounded by well established hedging which provides a sheltered ’sun trap’ to make the most of the English Summer complete with a pool house with kitchen area – perfect for ‘Al Fresco’ dining.
Pinewood Lodge offers gracious and spacious accommodation including 6 double bedrooms (2 with en-suite) and 5 reception rooms as well as two utility rooms and a double garage along with workshop and other storage areas.
All in all, a most impressive family home of substance and style enjoying an idyllic setting on the outskirts of this popular and historic village – a combination which rarely becomes available in Stock.
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 its 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 every 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 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 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.
Entrance Hall 15’ 6 (4.73m) x 20’ 10 (6.35m) max
A most impressive entrance hall which currently doubles as a study area but could easily be put to any number of uses such is the space and scale of this area of the house.
A large under-stairs storage cupboard houses the controls for the alarm system and there is a further useful smaller under-stairs storage cupboard.
Drawing Room 23’ 6” (7.16m) x 13’ (3.96m) max
A beautiful triple aspect room enjoying stunning views of the garden which can be accessed via a set of French doors leading to the raised patio area to the rear of the property.
Most attractive stone fireplace with working chimney.
Dining Room 15’ 6” (4.73m) x 11’ 6” (3.51m) max
Delightful triple aspect room overlooking the rear part of the garden and with French doors leading to the raised patio area.
Sitting Room 14’ (4.26m) x 12’ (3.66m) max
Cosy yet spacious ‘snug’ off the Kitchen & Breakfast room which could be put to a multitude of possible uses including study, play or music room to name but a few!
Kitchen & Breakfast Room 22’ (6.7m) x 15’ (4.57m) max
Spacious and well appointed kitchen enjoying delightful views of the rear garden and within sight of the pool area – very useful when it’s time to top-up the Pimms!
Fitted with an extensive range of base and eye level units including a large central island fitted with large electric hob with extractor fan above.
Built-in double oven and fridge with space and plumbing etc for dishwasher.
Breakfast dining area with door to the rear garden and raised patio area and steps leading down to the gated pool area.
Ground Floor Cloakroom
Large cloakroom fitted with quality two piece suite in white including wash hand basin set within an attractive bespoke unit and w.c.
Small and Large Utility Rooms
Fitted with range of storage units including sink in both.
Master Bedroom 15’ 2” max (4.62m) x 13’ 6”(4.11m) Delightful light and airy dual aspect room enjoying views of the garden.
Most charming en-suite fitted with quality bespoke bathroom units and shelving including large bath with hand shower set with attractive mirrored unit with narrow shelving and a wash hand basin set within a wash stand in classic style with cupboard below plus bidet and low level w.c, all in pristine white.
Dressing Room/Bedroom 3 15’ 6” (4.72,m) x 11’ 6” (3.50m)
Fitted with extensive range of fitted wardrobes and matching dressing table.
Bedroom 2 (15’ 6” (4.72m) x 9’ 1” (2.77m) max
En-suite Shower Room
Fitted with three piece suite including large corner shower unit, wash hand basin and w.c. Part tiled.
Bedroom 4 12’ 3” (3.74m) 11’ 2” (3.40m)
Bedroom 5 15’ 6” (4.72m) x 11’ (3.35m) max
Bedroom 6/Study 12’ (3.66m) x 9’ 3” (2.82m) max
Fitted with three piece suite including bath with shower unit over. Wash hand basin and low level w.c. Part tiled.
Loft Room Very large loft space with window accessed via pull-down ladder. Obviously a useful storage area but if access were improved, this would make an ideal play or hobby room.
Further eves storage off this room.
Set back from a country lane and fairly centrally within approximately 2 acres (STS) of beautifully landscaped gardens which are roughly divided in two halves made up of the enclosed paddock with separate gated access from Broomwood Lane and the formal gardens which slope gently down to the pool area and woods beyond.
The garden is mostly laid to lawn with a wide variety of well established trees and hedges which provide such a beautiful backdrop and year-round interest in this stunning garden.
The pool area is enclosed within a high hedge which provides year round shade from any passing wind and therefore is a real sun-trap during the summer months enabling the heated outdoor pool to be enjoyed when ever the English summer allows.
To the rear of the pool is a large patio area and two pool buildings, one housing the filter etc for the pool and the other a small galley style kitchen with sink and fridge providing all you need for al-fresco dining by the pool.
The property is approached via a shingle drive leading to a large parking area set around an attractive planted island which provides further seclusion to the front aspect of the property and access to the double detached garage with remote up and over door.
Double Garage 17’ 6” (5.33m) x 16’ 9” (5.10m) plus raised storage area. Remote up and over door.