Exceptionally well presented DETACHED family home with self contained annexe benefiting from a particularly quiet and secluded setting within beautifully landscaped gardens, including small woods of around 1.2 acres in total (STLS).
The expression ‘Far from the madding crowd’ could well have been written for ‘The Brambles’, such is the sense of privacy and seclusion this stunningly well presented property enjoys. Set well down Foxborough Chase, a private ‘no-through’ country lane and a secluded back-water ,‘The Brambles also benefits from beautiful far reaching views of the surrounding farmland and countryside beyond.
Set within it’s own delightfully and meticulously maintained landscaped grounds of approximately 1.2 acres, including a small woodland, and approached via a 175’ gravelled drive beyond automatic entry gates, the property offers truly versatile and spacious family accommodation including a self contained 2 storey annexe/cottage and numerous useful outbuildings including a double detached garage with further storage, a gym (including sauna) and more.
Offered in immaculate order throughout and boasting many quality fixtures and fittings, this property has obviously been a labour of love by the present owners who have lavished considerable care and attention, not to mention funds, on the property over the years they have enjoyed living in this beautiful and substantial family home.
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.
Most impressive, elegant and spacious entrance hall with galleried landing above and featuring tiled floor (with underfloor heating) and turning staircase.
Sitting Room 31’ 2” (9.5m) x 16’ 5” (5.0m) max
Delightful large triple aspect room featuring an attractive solid marble fireplace with open fire and two sets of French doors leading to the large patio to the rear aspect.
Dining Room 16’ 5”(5.0m) x 12’ 2” (3.7m) max
Elegant dining and entertaining room with large bay window. Double doors from the entrance hall and further useful access to the kitchen area.
Kitchen and Breakfast Room 22’ (6.7m) x 18’ 4” (5.6m) max
Clearly the heart and sole of the house and a real focal point for both the family and entertaining with ample room for a large island and dining table for everyone to congregate around.
The kitchen it fitted with an extensive range of quality base and eye level units in a country cottage style with numerous quality integral appliances etc.
Utility Room Fitted with a range of base and eye level units incorporating sink unit. Space and plumbing etc for various domestic appliances
Ground floor cloakroom fitted with quality two piece suite including wash hand basin and w.c. Part tiled.
Amdega Conservatory 16’ 5” (5.0m) x 15’ 9” (4.8m) max
Under floor heating
Galleried Landing Area
Master Suite 16’ 5” (5.0m) x 15’ 1” (4.6m ) max
Enjoying far reaching views to the rear aspect and benefiting from double doors leading to a large balcony overlooking the rear garden.
Extensive range of built-in wardrobes
Fitted with quality 3 piece suite in white including tiled shower cubicle, w.c and wash hand basin. Fully tiled.
Bedroom 2 16’ 5” (5.0m) x 10 10” (3.3m) max
Range of quality fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 3 16’ 1” (4.9m) x 9’ 6” (2.9m) max
Range of quality fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 4 16’ 5” (5.0m) x 12’ 2” (3.7m) max
Range of quality wardrobes..
Fitted with quality 4 piece suite including very large bath inset tiled surround, fully tiled shower cubicle, wash hand basin and w.c. Fully tiled.
Detached Annexe / Cottage
Offering a total of 1077 sq ft of accommodation, the annexe is very much more than ‘just an annexe’ offering both stylish and spacious fully self contained, independently centrally heated accommodation on two floors including a fully fitted kitchen, luxury shower room, large living room and stairs to the first floor double bedroom.
Lounge 24’ 11” (7.6m) x 19’ 4” (5.9m) max
Fitted Kitchen 13’ 1” 4.0m) x 7’ 10” (2.4m) max
Bedroom 24’ 7” (7.5m) x 10’ 10” (3.3m) max
Detached Double Garage and storage area
Remotely controlled garage doors and courtesy side door. Power and light connected.
Currently used as a gym with sauna unit, this building could be put to any number of possible uses including office space, play or hobby room to name but a few.
Gardens and Grounds
The entire 1.2 acres occupied by The Brambles has obviously benefited from the same meticulous attention to detail and planning which is obvious throughout the property.
Divided into various areas of interest and colour including a long gravel drive leading from the lane, most attractive water feature, a large patio area overlooking the manicured lawn and impressive selection of specimen trees and shrubs etc.
In addition to the Annexe, Detached Barn and Garage block, there is a thatched ‘Breeze Hut’ – great for ‘al-fresco’ entertaining!, a further machinery store and shed.
To the rear of the property is a pretty woodland area with a ‘windy’ path leading to a secluded seating area enjoying delightful views of the neighbouring farmland and far beyond