Situated in a prominent position for Halstead Town High Street Allen Estates are delighted to offer for sale this three bedroom Grade II Listed period cottage. The property dates back to the late 16th Century when it was built as the Bugle Horn Coaching Inn. Over the years the property has been divided up now becoming 11-17 Head Street. The present owners acquired 17 Head Street in 1979 and lovingly restored it, maintained and developed it to it's present standard we see today. Available chain free the property boasts conservatory, heavily exposed timbers throughout and is full of character and charm.
The photographs and measurements on these particulars were supplied by the owner of the property who therefore takes full responsibility for there accuracy.
There is a fitted bookcase at the head of the stairs. The landing curves around the chimney stack and features many beams and small stained glass windows giving borrowed light from the bedrooms. All doors are made of solid ledge and brace oak.
14' x 11' (4.27m x 3.35m) Heavily beamed exposed timbers. Fitted wardrobes stretch the length of the room, having deep carved apex arches and polished panelled doors. Feature fireplace. Small stained glass window set to the landing is a feature that lends dimensionallyh to both the character of the room and the landing.
11' x 8' (3.35m x 2.44m) With a fitted custom made ship's bed with three drawers under, and is inset between a storage cupboard and matching fitted wardrobe. An opposing wall mounted bookcase belends into this heavily beamed room which also has an exposed feature of wattle and daub. Small stained glass window set to the landing adds character to the room.
The family bathroom is split level and has a part sunken bath and walk-in marble tiled shower area. The maroon bathroom suite comprises comprises 'his' and 'hers' sinks, bidet and close coupled wc and alcove housing a statue of 'the birth of Venus'. The room is complimented with heavily mirrored walls with shaped wooden sill and inset LED lighting to architrave at its top. Double doors open to reveal a large fitted airing cupbard with storage space under.
Rear parking area
There is an enclosed parking space immediately to the rear of the premises which is included with the property and has 98 years rremaining on its lease. Please note that the parking space is LEASED.
11' x 8' (3.35m x 2.44m) Heavily beamed walls and ceiling sittuated on the 2nd floor incorporating a custom built-in bed with storage under. Walk-in wardrobe.
20' x 3' #6.10m x 0.91m# opening out to 5'. Open plan with lounge area. Heavily exposed timbers with steps leading down to lounge and steps rising to a lobby area.
14' x 9' (4.27m x 2.74m) Heavily exposed timbers to ceiling and walls. Feature brick fireplace and surround with feature range. The fireplace has a deep recess and alcove to one side and large bookcase with spindle uprights and a wide polished wood base-plinth on the other. Bay window to front elevation giving a view over St Andrews Church. A series of steps and banisters step up to a lobby area to the rear of the entrance hall.
The lobby area at the back of the hall is fitted with a bookcase and a polished wood panelled wall, and a quaint curiosity window and three glass panelled doors leading into the kitchen/dining area.
18' x 15' (5.49m x 4.57m) Heavily exposed beams and timbers with wood panelled walls on two sides. Fitted kitchen has ample storage with polished trimmed doors and twin brass sinks that are in keeping with the ambience of the house. The washing machine and dishwasher are plumbed in and the original brick flooring has been retained.
Sollid ledge and brace oak doors give access to the stairs leading to the first floor and stable doors lead to the rear lobby, downstairs WC and conservatory.
The lobby has modern fitted cupboards for cloak and storage and a down stairs WC with close coupled toilet and fitted vanity bowel with suspended cupboard under.
16' x 14' (4.88m x 4.27m) An oak stable door opens to a large 'L' shaped conservatory which was added in 1982 and a door with right of way from the rear of the building. It boasts a large half moon oak window and a rounded roof in keeping with the heritage and ambience of the building. The floor has close fitted polished porcelain tiles and a studio art bench fitted along one wall.