Burnham Road, Woodham Mortimer
£1,100,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
OWNERS COMMENTS " When we originally viewed this property, we were pleasantly struck by the aspect of the garden and grounds in relation to the building. To us it was stunning!"

" We we're looking for a property with history and character that fulfilled our requirements for retirement. This 16th century farmhouse with three quarters of an acre ticked all the boxes! "

"Due to family commitments, we have reluctantly decided to sell and, although we have only resided here for 18 months, we will remember our time here with fondness"

"The Patio area with pergola has been carefully planned and offers an attractive outside space to relax and entertain "

" We have found the layout of the reception rooms suits our lifestyle with period features in abundance. All the bedrooms are light and extremely spacious."

We have retained the raised vegetable garden area which also offers numerous fruit bushes and fruit trees, in addition to two Fig Trees! A sit on mower makes short work of the Lawn and Grassed areas"

The property was extensively renovated C1990 and the structures and roof remain solid .

Our surveys found nothing untoward, bearing in mind the age of the property. We have only taken measures to protect the external and internal features.

"The property is very convenient to Maldon and Chelmsford. For commuters , the nearby Park and Ride in Sandon provides a frequent and speedy service to the Station"

"The paintings of putties which adorn the walls of the staircase C17 th century, are extensively listed with Heritage UK and the British Museum.

The open hearth space in the lounge is adorned with a three tier flintlock gun rack dating back to the Elizabethan ( The first) era. Further additions to the rear of the house date from the Georgian period which is defined by the external chimneys "

LOCATION

Woodham Mortimer is a small village between Danbury and Maldon. The village has a local pub (The Hurdlemakers Arms), the parish church of St Margaret's (c.1080), a golf driving range, a village hall and a cricket club. Woodham Mortimer is only 7 miles due east of the city of Chelmsford and its excellent choice of facilities, including two outstanding grammar schools, a bustling shopping centre, a station on the main line into London Liverpool Street and access onto the A12. Closer to home, the picturesque village of Danbury also has a choice of shops, amenities and two preparatory schools (Heathcote and Elm Green) and the nearby town of Maldon has a good range of shops and other amenities.

C16 of earlier origin with early C18 facade and later alterations. Timber framed, red and black brick faced. Left and right red brick chimney stacks with attached octagonal shafts. Dentilled eaves cornice. 3 first floor, 2 ground floor windows all C20 small paned casements, those to ground floor with segmental arches. Casement window to return gable attic. Central vertically boarded door, flat canopy over. Internally the 2 front rooms each with angled rear corner fireplaces. Ground floor left fireplace with C17 wooden moulded surround and mantel. Sun Insurance Plaque formerly on outside wall and dated 1774 is attached to surround. Semi-circular red brick hearth. Moulded gun rack over. Panelled cupboard. First floor right fireplace, C17 moulded surround and mantel, moulded cornice, panelled cupboard. The panel over the fireplace is late C17 painted and is alleged to depict the Fire of London, with South Bank foreground, river and flames arising from buildings on the far bank, old St. Pauls with the Tower of London to right are discernable. The rear C16 staircase is inserted into an earlier building. Moulded string and handrail. The angled splat balusters follow the line of the dogleg 2 storey and attic stairs. The walls have 11 half height panels, each with a circa 1680-1715 painting depicting revelling Bacchi and Satyrs. Some paintings are of single figures with musical instruments, some are groups of figures with goats, sheep and bulls, one with a man faced leopard. 2 figures are blowing bubbles. The paintings have been inspected by Mr. Clive Rouse and staff of the British Museum, to date no other similar paintings are known. There are several moulded board doors and also vertically boarded doors. Chamfered bridging joists to original building. The building was known C18 as Salters Folly - Mr. Salter lived at Tyndales, Southend Road. Brick facade probably by Obediah Barker, Brickmaker.

01376 617337

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