Ardleigh - Fenn Wright Signature


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Bespoke substantially extended four bedroom detached bungalow, situated in grounds extending to 0.9 of an acre, providing extensive accommodation and including a large one bedroom self-contained annexe in a rural yet accessible location. Chestnuts has been the family home for the current owners for over 40 years and benefits from oil-fired central heating and is presented in good decorative order. The property has flexible accommodation with a stunning family room linking the main bungalow to the annexe.

The property

Chestnuts is approached by double doors entering into a hall where there is a useful cloaks cupboard. Double doors lead off through to the stunning family room with a vaulted ceiling some 11'9" high with full length windows overlooking the swimming pool as well as French doors leading out to the garden. The room has oak flooring and an oak door connecting through to the annexe. The sitting room again is a wonderfully proportioned room enjoying a dual aspect and having an attractive fireplace with recessed cupboards and shelving. A door leads onto the study hall previously the entrance to the main property and has a double cupboard where a desk is found as well as the airing cupboard.

A door leads through to the bedroom wing of the bungalow with the main bedroom enjoying ensuite facilities including a panelled bath, marble topped vanity unit with wash hand basin, low level wc and bidet. A door also leads through to a large dressing with built-in mirrored wardrobes along one wall, this room was designed that it can become a 5th bedroom if required. There are 2 further double bedrooms of equal proportions both with built-in wardrobes with cupboards over with a 4th bedroom currently used as a snug having pine flooring and patio doors out to the gardens and connecting door through to the main bathroom. This room has a panelled bath, vanity unity wash hand basin and low level wc. and a connecting door back into the hallway. At the other end of the hall is a further shower room with walk-in shower area and wash hand basin.

The kitchen/breakfast room is well-appointed with composite work surfaces with cupboards and drawers beneath with inset 1 1/2 bowl sink and grooved drainer and matching island unit with cupboards and drawers beneath. Built-in appliances include a Siemans induction hob with stainless steel extractor hood above, built-in oven with warming drawer as well as integral fridge freezer set into a recess with a bank of useful storage cupboards. There is also a walk-in pantry cupboard with ample shelving with a dual aspect to the room as well as plate racks. Finally in the main bungalow is a large utility room housing the oil-fired boiler with useful storage cupboards as well as work surfaces and stainless steel sink and drainer. A door leads out to the garden with further door connecting through to a cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin.

The Annexe

The annexe enjoys its own entrance door leading into a hallway with oak flooring and further door on out to the swimming pool. There is an oak door that connects through to the family room of the main bungalow and the hall is also open plan into a utility area where there is space and plumbing for a washing machine and a slim line dishwasher and a cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin. A door leads from the hall into the main sitting room, a magnificent room with excellent proportions and enjoying a triple aspect including French doors leading out. There is a central fireplace, cloaks cupboard and walk-in airing cupboard. Open plan off the sitting room is the kitchen, comprehensively fitted along three walls with roll top work surfaces with cupboards and drawers beneath and a range of wall mounted matching cupboards and shelving. There is a 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink and drainer unit whilst built-in appliances includes a 4 ring electric hob and built-in oven as well as space for a fridge freezer. The annexe has a double bedroom with a double door wardrobe with further shelved cupboard and has French doors leading out to the garden with further door leading through to its own ensuite facilities with a panelled bath, vanity unit wash hand basin with cupboards and drawers beneath as well as a toilet.

In total the accommodation extends to 3,627 sq. ft.

Outside & Gardens

Chestnuts is a approached by shingle driveway with attractive shrub beds and mature trees and provides an extensive parking area.

The front of the property is retained from Crown Lane North by a well clipped mature hedge with the remainder of the front garden laid to lawn.

The gardens to the rear include the large courtyard where the heated swimming pool is found with an attached boiler room housing an oil-fired boiler that heats the swimming pool and annexe. The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with a variety of shrubs, hedgerow borders and leads down to the detached brick built games room 31'5" x 17'7", power and light connected and housing a full size snooker table which is too remain.

Gates lead through to a further area of lawn enclosed by post and rail fencing with 2nd five bar gate, providing vehicular access back to the driveway.

In total the plot is approaching 0.9 of an acre.


Family room 29' 1" x 17' 2" (8.86m x 5.23m)

Kitchen/breakfast room 22' 8" x 12' 3" (6.91m x 3.73m)

Utility room 13' 5" x 12' 8" (4.09m x 3.86m)


Sitting room 25' x 16' 1" (7.62m x 4.9m)

Study/Hall 14' 11" x 12' 5" (4.55m x 3.78m)

Bedroom one 16' 5" x 13' 10" (5m x 4.22m)


Dressing room 12' 9" x 12' 4" (3.89m x 3.76m)

Bedroom two 13' x 11' (3.96m x 3.35m)


Shower room

Bedroom three 13' x 11' 3" (3.96m x 3.43m)

Bedroom four 12' 4" x 11' (3.76m x 3.35m)



Sitting room 22' x 20' (6.71m x 6.1m)

Kitchen 8' 4" x 8' 4" (2.54m x 2.54m)

Utility room


Bedroom 13' 8" x 12' 3" (4.17m x 3.73m)


Boiler room

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