PLYM COTTAGE really is a quite exceptional family home situated in what remains one of Essex's premier village locations boasting a variety of beautiful period and modern homes, creating a picturesque and peaceful environment. The property itself has been subject to a comprehensive programme of improvement, alteration and extension during the current owners period of occupation, creating something which is now highly individual, beautifully stylish and of distinctive quality blending period and modern together, complemented by stunning interior decoration.
The front door opens into the entrance hall which has an attractive tiled floor, staircase rising to the first floor, a ground floor cloakroom with 2-piece suite and storage cupboard with space for washing machine. A quite stunning open-plan kitchen/living/dining room is located at the rear of the property with glazed sliding doors creating a wide opening to the rear garden. The kitchen area itself is well appointed with an extensive range of storage cupboards and glass-fronted display cases, granite work surfaces blending with copper worktop and matching breakfast bar, integrated Smeg oven, larder cupboard and space for an Aga/cooking range into chimney recess with copper splashback. This large, open living space is a truly exceptional feature of the property and perfect for modern family life. A separate sitting room looks out to the front featuring a fireplace with fitted stove giving a lovely contrast to the open-plan nature at the rear.
Upstairs, the spacious first floor landing has space for an "office area", has a vaulted ceiling and windows to the front and side both drawing in natural light, in turn giving access to 4 double bedrooms and a family bathroom which features a 4-piece suite including ball & claw rolltop bath and separate walk-in shower, this all being in addition to an en suite shower room within the master bedroom which also has a range of build-in wardrobes and storage cupboard.
OUTSIDE, the property is set back from the road behind a block paved driveway which provides off-street parking and is bordered by a raised planter, covered bin storage area and concealed oil tank to one side. The gardens to the rear are another stunning feature of this wonderful home extending to about 79ft deep x 38ft wide > 29ft and arranged over a series of different levels. There is an area of artificial grass adjoining the back of the property which creates a perfect space for outside seating, bordered by raised planters with centrally placed steps leading up to the principal garden area which is laid out mainly to lawn. The gardens contain a wide variety of plants, shrubs and established hedging creating a nicely enclosed and private area which, ultimately, backs onto and has wonderful views over adjoining farmland to the rear. There is further space to one side of the property where gates open to the front and artificial grass is currently laid over the continuation of the front driveway.