GEORGIAN - Presenting 'The Old Surgery', a landmark period home in the heart of Ingatestone village, situated directly adjacent to - and enjoying superb views of - St. Edmund & St. Mary Church.
Listed Grade II, this impeccably maintained home enjoys an abundance of remarkable features, commencing with a central doorcase leading to an inner lobby with full-height folding shutters revealing the main reception space. The front elevation enjoys tall sash windows, and uniquely for the village, each keystone to the ground floor features a 'head in high relief' (pictured). Both of these windows benefit from rising internal shutters, a very rare feature indeed. Not all windows provide natural light, however. A blank aperture (bricked-up window!) remains in place on the first floor, a common feature of 18th & 19th century properties to reduce taxation when a household was charged based on its number of windows.
Accommodation is arranged over three floors and includes two key reception areas to the ground floor, currently a lounge and dining room, with a feature log burner to the lounge area. To the rear is a handmade kitchen, plus ground floor cloakroom incorporating a utility cupboard for housing a washing machine and tumble dryer, plus storage. First floor accommodation provides two sizeable bedrooms and a luxurious four-piece bathroom.
One of the best views of Ingatestone High Street can be enjoyed from the top floor, giving a panoramic outlook across the churchyard and over the village shops. The top floor also displays further fine period features, including a hinged, glazed opening panel within the landing door, designed to pass items through without opening the main door (meals, or medication, maybe...).
Externally, a brick paved, enclosed courtyard provides an ideal space to enjoy a seat in the sun, with the ever-present view of the magnificent, 11th century church. A true 'village garden' indeed, simply perfect. Read more