The grand country family home which is Stock Lodge dates back to around 1750 and would then have been the residence of one of the landed gentry of the village in the day.
In the 1970’s the property was sold and divided into 4 self contained Freehold properties of various size, of which No 2, with it’s 2 double bedrooms and pretty mews like courtyard setting, is one.
Totally refurbished from top to bottom, including new kitchen, bathroom and ground floor cloakroom, to name but a few improvements completed to an exceptionally high standard in the last 2 years by the present Vendors, the property also benefits from many original period features which would have been ’de-rigueur’ in ‘high society at that time including spacious rooms with tall ceilings and large windows flooding the rooms with natural light.
The property enjoys a particularly spacious lounge and dining area (18’ x 17’ 4”) which boasts beautiful curved bay French doors and windows overlooking the pretty garden and the large master bedroom , with extensive range of built-in wardrobes and en-suite w.c and French doors opening out on to a delightful curved balcony which again overlooks the garden.
The second bedroom is a generous double with both fitted wardrobes and study furniture which the Vendors having cleverly combined to provide a useful study as well as guest accommodation when required thanks to the fold-down double bed which disappears behind a purpose made blind when not in use. They have also included access to the large and newly fitted family ‘Jack & Jill’ bathroom from this room which includes a large bath, walk-in shower cubicle, wash hand basin and w.c with useful storage cupboards.
The newly fitted kitchen is large enough to accommodate a kitchen table and chairs and incorporates oven, microwave, four ring hob (with extractor fan above), dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer.
Within the pretty cobbled courtyard setting is the single garage and off street parking.
All in all, a unique period property at the very heart of this pretty and sought after village.
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, 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
Under stairs storage cupboards
Ground floor cloakroom fitted with two piece suite including wash hand basin and w.c.
Fitted Kitchen 13’ 7” (4.15m) x 11’ 6” (3.50m) max
Newly fitted with extensive range of quality base and eye level units, including display cabinets and vegetable baskets, with built-in oven, hob and extractor fan above. Microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. 1¼ bowl sink with single drainer.
Lounge and Dining Room 17’ 10” (5.44m) x 17’ 4” (5.29m) plus curved bay +1.5 to centre) max
Delightful room with tall ceiling and featuring both large bay French doors and windows overlooking garden and attractive stone fireplace inset with coal effect electric fire (not working chimney)
Master Bedroom 16’ (4.9m) x 13’ 3” (4.03m ) max
Extensive range of quality fitted wardrobes and matching dressing table. En-suite w.c with w.c and wash hand basin.
French doors leading to large balcony overlooking garden.
Bedroom 2/Study 13’ 11” (4.25m) x 8’ 4” (2.54m) max
Range of quality fitted wardrobes and study furniture. Double fold-down bed concealed behind matching blinds.
Bathroom 13’ 11” (4.25m) x 8’ 4” (2.54m) max
Newly fitted with quality 4 piece suite including panel bath, large walk-in shower cubicle, wash hand basin and w.c. Range of storage cupboards. Chrome ladder style towel rail/radiator. Part tiled.
The property is approached via the shared drive providing access to the entire Stock Lodge development.
Attractive original cobbled courtyard / Mews Like setting, providing access to three of the Stock Lodge properties, including No 2.
Access to the single garage(18’ 3” (5.55m) x 8’ 4” (2.53m) max) in a block of 5, with additional off street parking to the front of same.
Covered porch to No 2.
The pretty rear garden is mostly laid to lawn with flowers and shrubs etc to the borders. Timber garden shed.
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.