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Individual Family Home Set In Spectacular Grounds
The Story So Far
Enjoying the views of nature, Sylvan House, South African for "house in the woods" was built for anyone who loves to escape into their own piece of paradise, where hours can be lost in the spring sunshine with a book and the sound of nature.
This attractive family home, situated on one of the most exclusive roads in Braintree, has been loved and cared for as if one of the family. Sylvan House was meticulously planned, designed and lovingly built by the current family in the early eighties. The front is imposing and at the same time welcoming from the large driveway which leads down to the house. Anyone who visits can only wish to enjoy what this family home has to offer.
Space For Everyone
Walk into the entrance hallway and you'll be greeted by the spacious lounge to the left a room where you can entertain a large family and guests. Come the winter months, never fear the cold as the hand built feature fireplace is home to a vast "Jetmaster" multi fuel burner. In the summer, open the patio doors to the rear and enjoy bringing the garden inside. There is also a traditional dining room perfect for formal evening dinner parties or Sunday lunch. The kitchen/breakfast room is a place where family catch ups can eat up entire mornings and just off the kitchen is the utility, keeping the working engine of the home out of sight. The study makes a great place if you work from home and could also double up as somewhere to complete revision for exams or that homework project.
Upstairs there are four large double bedrooms to choose from, the master boasts an en-suite and is one of two rooms at the rear of the property that have windows you could find yourself gazing from all morning.
The Tranquil Setting
With an overall plot approaching an acre, the spectacular grounds to the rear of Sylvan house depict both nature and tranquillity.
The river Brain meanders through the lower garden which creates a peaceful natural setting and presents with a bridge across to the properties own island like feature, a unique area for any family to enjoy. Looking out from the house a large natural spring fed pond within the grounds can be viewed - a real haven for birds and wildlife throughout all seasons of the year.
The upper garden boasts a huge paved patio area with ample space to relax and enjoy the views and to entertain throughout the summer months. Here more formal lawns exist with additional flower beds and shrub borders. A potting shed and storage shed can be found to aid gardeners in addition to a hand built workshop with power and facilities to store a ride on lawnmower.
Mature trees adorn the properties grounds, Oak, Douglas Fir, Copper Beech and Weeping willow are just some of those finding home within these truly beautiful grounds on a plot rarely found for sale in today's market.
There are many options to further improve this home for other needs. The large double garage, big enough to store three cars could be converted to an annex for an older member of the family. When Sylvan House was built, the foundations for the garage mirrored those of the main house securing the possibility of building a further floor above with ease at any future point. If a garden room is something you have dreamt of, building out from the rear could make a lovely addition to take advantage of the stunning views.
Not Far Away
Although whilst sitting in Marshalls Road you get the feeling that you could be anywhere, you are within easy reach of everything. Use the station to commute to London? A gate from the rear garden will take you over a footbridge and down a path, five minutes from the station. A ten-minute stroll in the other direction and you'll be in the town centre.
If you commute by car to the city, the A120 towards Stansted Airport, again is just moments away.
Solid oak door to entrance hall
Radiator, storage cupboard, stairs to first floor
25' 8" x 13' 9" (7.82m x 4.19m)
Double glazed window to front and side, sliding patio doors to rear, two radiators, Jetmaster multi fuel burner with unique original brick fireplace surround built with handmade Bulmer bricks featuring a slate mantle and hearth
11' 2" x 11' 3" (3.40m x 3.43m)
Double glazed window to rear, ornate ceiling rose, radiator, serving hatch to kitchen, wall light points, coving
Obscure double glazed window to front, low level WC, vanity hand wash basin with cupboards under, radiator, tiled floor, coving
10' 6" x 7' 9" (3.20m x 2.36m)
Double glazed window to front, radiator, coving, telephone point and CCTV hub
21' 3" max x 11' 3" max (6.48m x 3.43m) L shaped
Two double glazed windows to rear, an Ingleton style kitchen made by Adams Kitchens, Rangemaster gas cooker with extractor hood, mix of eye and base level units, granite worktops with a matching range of wall mounted units and cupboards under, integrated fridge x2 and dishwasher, Frankie one and half sink with double granite drainer, tiled splashbacks, spotlights, wine rack, tiled floor, coving.
Double glazed window to rear with stunning views over the garden, larder with water softener, radiator, spotlights, coving
12' 2" x 8' 8" (3.71m x 2.64m)
Double glazed window to front, Ingleton style units from Adams kitchens, inset Franke sink unit with right hand drainer and taps, tiled splashbacks, working surfaces to side with a matching range of wall mounted units and cupboards under, space and plumbing for washing machine, floor mounted Potterton boiler, double glazed door to front and rear
Double glazed window to front, radiator, coving, loft access, airing cupboard
14' 8" x 11' 7" (4.47m x 3.53m)
Double glazed window to rear, radiator, built in mirror fronted wardrobes with hanging space and drawer units, coving. Stunning views to rear garden
Double glazed window to rear, low level WC, vanity hand wash basin with cupboards under and to side, bidet, walk in shower cubicle, coving
13' 6" x 11' 5" (4.11m x 3.48m)
Double glazed window to rear, radiator, coving. Stunning views to rear garden
12' 9" x 10' 5" (3.89m x 3.18m)
Double glazed window to front, radiator, coving
13' 2" x 10' 8" (4.01m x 3.25m)
Double glazed window to front, radiator, coving
Double glazed window to rear with slate sill, low level WC, vanity hand wash basin set on slate base with cupboards under, shower style bath with rainfall power shower above, heated towel rail, coving, downlighters
The property is approached via double wrought iron gates leading to a blocked paved driveway with turning space and parking for several vehicles leading to double garage with power and light connected, raised front garden to the left with well stocked flowers and shrubs, to the right are further flowers and shrubs being retained by a rendered brick wall. To the front is a covered storm porch with supporting beams and tiled flooring, door to main entrance and utility room. The left garage benefits from an electric controlled door and there is a further block paved path leading around to the rear garden
Large block paved patio area with stunning views over the pond and garden, courtesy door to garage and utility room and patio doors to the sitting room. This stunning established rear garden commences with being laid to lawn with a wide range of mature trees, shrubs and flowers. There are three sheds which include a potting shed, storage shed and shed/workshop with storage facilities for a sit on lawnmower with a easy access ramps. The garden extends to the rear where you will find a large natural spring fed pond and footbridge taking you to the gardens unique island feature over the River Brain which meanders through the lower garden creating a stunning natural setting attracting birds and wildlife throughout all seasons of the year. There is also an outside tap, lighting, CCTV and a second side access leading to the front of the property.