Folio: 14705 A five bedroomed detached, Grade II listed family home dating back from 1548, with many character features. The property benefits from a large plot of approximately ⅔ of an acre with fine views over open farmland. There is also added benefits of a heated swimming pool and a detached double garage. The current owners have been in the property since 1982 and have enjoyed it as a fantastic family home with many happy memories of parties and dinner parties they used to hold at the property. It is only 10 minutes from Epping, with the Central Line station allowing easy access to London. The property is also within a short drive to the M11 which leads to the M25. It was formerly three cottages and was completely renovated in 1982. There are beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and the large gardens are well screened by mature hedging. Electric gates lead to a large driveway and useful detached double garage with a heated swimming pool beyond.
Epping has a good selection of shops and restaurants and there is a mainline railway station at Harlow with links to London Liverpool Street, Cambridge and Stansted Airport. The property is also within a short drive of London and within an easy drive of Canary Wharf. There are a number of schools, both independent and state run, in the local area. Only by internal viewing will this property be fully appreciated
Entrance With ceramic tiled flooring, window to front, door giving access to:
Entrance Hall With a carpeted staircase rising to the first floor, window to front, double radiator.
Downstairs Cloakroom Comprising a flush w.c., pedestal wash hand basin with a tiled splashback, opaque window to rear, timbers to ceiling, built-in cloaks storage cupboard, fitted carpet.
Large Living/Sitting Room 23' 4" x 16' 10" (7.11m x 5.13m) divided in to two areas. A beautiful room for entertaining with exposed timbers and studwork, heavily timbered ceiling, two windows to front, two windows to rear, feature red stock brick open grate fireplace with a raised brick hearth and oak bressumer, four radiators, wall mounted lights, fitted carpet.
Dining Room 14' 4" x 13' 10" (4.37m x 4.22m) with windows to two aspects, feature rustic red brick wall with a fireplace with an open grate and canopy, exposed timbers and studwork, fitted carpet.
Large Kitchen/Family Room 30' 8" x 14' 10" (9.35m x 4.52m) (narrowing to 10’0 in to kitchen area) The kitchen comprises base and eye level units with a rolled edge worktop and complementary tiled surrounds, 1½ bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap and drinking water tap, window giving fine views over the garden and farmland beyond, exposed timbers, built-in double oven and grill, wine rack, electric hob with extractor hood over sunk in to a copper canopy, door to boot room, wooden effect flooring, step down to the Breakfast/Sitting Area with a rustic red brick fireplace, exposed timbers and stud work, window to rear, door to rear, single radiator, wooden effect flooring.
Rear Lobby/Boot Room With a stable door to side, window to rear, ceramic tiled flooring.
Part Galleried Landing With a window to front, access to loft space, radiator, fitted carpet.
Small Half Landing With access to a linen cupboard, airing cupboard housing a lagged copper cylinder and shelving
Bedroom 1 17' 4" x 14' 6" (5.28m x 4.42m) with windows to two aspects, radiator, fitted carpet, walk-in wardrobe
En-Suite Bath/Shower Room With a window to rear giving far reaching views, tile enclosed bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, vanity wash hand basin, flush w.c., corner shower cubicle with a glazed screen, double radiator, fitted carpet.
Bedroom 2 11' 2" x 9' (3.40m x 2.74m) with a window to rear giving far reaching views, radiator, built-in storage cupboard, fitted carpet.
Family Bathroom Comprising a panel enclosed bath, flush w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, complimentary tiled surround, opaque window to rear, exposed timbers, double radiator, vinyl flooring.
Bedroom 3 14' x 11' 2" (4.27m x 3.40m) with a window to rear, giving fine views over the garden and farmland beyond, double radiator, exposed timbers, generous ceiling height, fitted carpet.
Bedroom 4 12' x 8' 6" (3.66m x 2.59m) with a window to rear, double radiator, fitted carpet, exposed timbers.
Bedroom 5/Study 11' 10" x 8' 8" (3.61m x 2.64m) with a window to front, radiator, exposed timbers and studwork, fitted carpet. This could easily be incorporated into Bedroom 4 to make one large bedroom.
Rear Garden Whipps Cottage enjoys a large south facing plot with a paved patio area to the rear being the entire width of the property with outside lighting, tap, ideal for outside entertaining and barbecuing. The rear garden, measuring 100ft in width x 60ft in depth is mainly laid to lawn and enclosed by mature hedging and fencing. The whole garden enjoys far reaching views over open farmland and to the far side of the property is a timber garden shed and gate leading to the front. There is also a garden store housing an oil tank.
Swimming Pool 26' 4" x 13' 2" (8.03m x 4.01m) with paved surrounds, screened off fencing and a built-in barbecue area.
Plant Room With a window to side, door to front, boiler and filtration system for the swimming pool.
Front Garden The property enjoys an extensive frontage, measuring 100ft in width x 60ft in depth and is mainly laid to lawn with various mature shrubs and flower borders and a feature well. There is a concrete driveway providing parking for numerous cars leading to the detached garage. This is approached by electronically operated timber double opening gates. To the left of the driveway is an additional grassed paddock area with a large timber summer house, fully screened off by mature hedging and measuring approximately 200ft in length and approximately 40ft in width.
Large Detached Garage 24' 8" x 16' 4" (7.52m x 4.98m) with a glazed door to rear, double open wooden doors to front, power and light laid on, window to side, pull-down retractable ladder leading to a loft storage area.
Directions Exit the M11 at Junction 7 and follow the signs to Epping. Proceed along London Road and take the first right onto Rye Hill Road. Continue for a couple of miles and Whipps Cottage can be found on the left hand side, screened by mature hedging and stones marking the boundary.
Local Authority Epping Forest Council Band ‘G’
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