High Easter, Chelmsford

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
THE PROPERTY Atmospheric centrally positioned home situated in this highly sought after village. The magical gardens are of particular note and extend to approximately 1/4 acre.

Believed to have been built prior to 1450 'Penvites' offers bundles of history and has been thoughtfully upgraded through the years to include a good quality kitchen with 'Granite' work tops and 'Rayburn' cooker which also supplies the heating. The kitchen benefits from a large larder for essential village living.

The entire property has an abundance of exposed beams, exposed wooden flooring, a cast iron stove in the living room and of particular merit a 'Kings Post' which could even date from William the Conqueror!

The first and second floors comprise of a master bedroom with en suite, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The bedroom on the second floor also benefits from an en-suite bathroom and a 'study' area.

Externally the property really comes into its own and the current owners have developed the 1/4 acre (sts) into a true oasis of calm and tranquility, backing on to fields and stocked with a variety of flower and shrubs, mature trees, vegetable areas with seating areas and an extensive lawn. This garden is truly magical, they even held their daughters wedding reception there.

To complement the garden there is a greenhouse and three summerhouses, gazebos, moon arches and pergolas and gazebos.

The main summerhouse is currently set up as an occasional annex with a bedroom area. shower room and wc (draining in to a septic tank and soak-way) and kitchen/living area.

All except the greenhouse have power and light.

This property should be seen and the gardens explored to get a true feel of how special it is.

THE LOCATION 'Penvites' can be found in the centre of the picturesque village of High Easter, renowned for its surrounding natural beauty, superb amenities including village Cafe, and village cricket club to name a few.

Just a short drive from the nearby market town of Great Dunmow, 'Penvites' lies just 20 minutes away from London Stansted Airport and the M11 corridor, as well as being within easy reach of the nearby major city of Chelmsford, with its comprehensive shopping and recreational amenities, together with mainline train station providing frequent direct trains to London Liverpool Street in just 35 minutes.

The property falls within excellent reach of many nearby educational establishments including grammar schools at Chelmsford and Colchester, as well as Felsted School, New Hall, Gosfield, and Bishops Stortford College.

HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE Grade 11 Listed with particular mention of the 'Kings Post' on the second floor. Mullion windows and period features throughout.

Dating from at least 1450 having been a shop - possibly butchers or maybe a hall house in its history.

KITCHEN/DINER range of fitted units with 'granite' work tops over, window to rear and front with fitted shutters, appliances include electric oven, electric hob, 'Rayburn' supplying cooking and housing the boiler, plumbing for a washing machine, exposed timbers, larder cupboard, radiator with cover, fitted display and storage cupboard.

LOUNGE Bay window to front and further window to the front with fitted shutters, range of fitted display and bookshelves, tv point, radiator, exposed timbers, multi fuel cast iron stove with bressummer over, door to ;

INNER HALLWAY Good sized storage cupboard, stairs to the first floor ;

LANDING window to the rear and side, exposed timbers, stairs to the second floor, doors to ;

BEDROOM 1 sash window to the front with shutters, stairs leading to the second floor (blocked with a trap door but you can access if required) fitted wardrobe cupboards, exposed beams, radiator with cover, exposed floor boards.

EN SUITE tiled shower enclosure with two shower heads, wc, pedestal wash basin, fully tiled walls, under floor heating.

BEDROOM 2 sash window to the front with shutters, exposed beams, radiator with cupboard, under stairs storage cupboard.

BEDROOM 3 sash window to the front with shutters, exposed floorboards, exposed beams.

BATHROOM window to rear with shutters, pedestal wash basin, central bath with separate shower over with curtain and rail, heated towel rail, under floor heating, mullion window, part tiled walls, range of storage cupboards.

SEPERATE WC window to rear, close couple wc, ceramic tiled floor with heating, tiled walls.


BEDROOM 4 vaulted ceiling with restricted height, two windows to the rear, range of cupboards, leading to ;


ENSUITE BATHROOM / STUDY AREA access via trap door leading in to bedroom 1 if required. windows, vaulted ceiling with restricted height, panel enclosed bath, wash basin and wc, exposed beams, radiator.

PARKING The property has off street parking with unrestricted parking on the street.

GARDENS As previously mentioned extend to approximately 1/4 acre, and whilst it is mainly laid to lawn, there are other areas within the garden for entertaining and exploration.

The garden also has fruit trees, flower and shrub borders, a sizeable vegetable patch, greenhouse, garden shed.

A gravel path leads to a gate which provides access to local footpaths.


Grade 11 Listed

Mains electricity and water.

Mains drainage.

Summerhouse drainage septic tank


Oil Fired Heating via Rayburn

Council Tax F

Water Softener

01371 876678

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