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4 bed Detached House
Howe Green Road, Purleigh, Chelmsford, Essex
Offers Over £400,000 - For Sale

  • arrow icon Detached cottage in need of FULL modernisation
  • arrow icon Huge further potential subject to relevant planning
  • arrow icon Sought-after village location
  • arrow icon 0.2 acre plot. Main side garden measures 124ft
  • arrow icon Backing onto open fields
  • arrow icon Three reception rooms, kitchen/dining room
  • arrow icon Four/Five bedrooms, first floor bathroom
  • arrow icon Off road parking and garage
  • arrow icon EPC rating - TBC

A delightful PERIOD detached cottage backing open fields in need of FULL RESTORATION. Offering HUGE potential (subject to planning) offers in writing are invited BY 2 November 2020 (see advert for full details) Please note due to the age of the dwelling and the extent of refurbishment required, mortgage buyers may require a 50% deposit.     

Offers in writing by 9am Monday 2 November 2020. See agents notes at the bottom of this advert for further details on the process.

Viewings are STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and will be available on the following days : -

Saturday 17 October

Saturday 24 October

Saturday 31 October

Please note, due to current estate agent guidelines on viewings during the coronavirus these are NOT open houses, and a viewing must be booked - please do not just turn up.



A very rare and exciting opportunity to purchase this delightful detached cottage, which is in need of full and total modernisation.  Subject to permissions the property offers superb potential for any new buyer to create a wonderful home situated close to the village centre.  The property backs onto fields and sits on a 0.2 acre plot.   We are advised that the original part of the property dates back to the early 19th century with subsequent extensions in the 20th century.  Please note that for any redevelopment the local authority has advised that the original part of the property must remain. 

Inside, the property offers reception hallway, dining room, living room, kitchen/diner and WC to the ground floor. Upstairs there are four bedrooms with a further cot room/study/bedroom which is accessed off bedroom two.  There is also a first floor bathroom.   The property has suffered from a leaking roof which has caused water damage to the property.

Outside there is a garage and off road parking to the side of the property.  The main garden, which is to the side of the property measures 124ft to its maximum point and is well established with multiple trees. To the other side of the property the land extends approximately 70ft from maximum point to the property.

Local area

Purleigh is a highly sought after village that can be found approximately 4 miles of Maldon and Danbury. Purleigh is a delightful semi-rural village with highly regarded Primary school, popular pub and village shop.  The historic town of Maldon offers a full range of shopping and recreational facilities including Hythe Quay and Promenade Park.

Ground Floor

Reception Hallway

10' 4" x 15' 4" (3.15m x 4.67m) Two windows to front and window to side, door to front, radiator, walk in storage area, door to cloakroom and through to dining room and stairs leading to the first floor.

Ground floor cloakroom

Window to side, close coupled WC, wall mounted wash hand basin,

Dining Room

10' 1" x 10' 4" (3.07m x 3.15m) Two windows to front, door to kitchen and living room.

Living Room

9' 6" x 21' 8" (2.90m x 6.60m) With windows to front, side and rear, radiator, exposed brick fireplace.


10' 7" x 25' 10" (3.23m x 7.87m) Windows to rear and side, stable door to side. Work surface with inset sink unit, cupboards and drawers under, space for domestic appliances, cupboard housing oil central heating boiler, radiator.

First Floor


With access to bedrooms and bathroom.

Bedroom One

10' 0" x 13' 10" (3.05m x 4.22m) Window to side and rear, radiator, shower cubicle

Bedroom Two

10' 0" x 10' 5" (3.05m x 3.17m) Windows to front and rear, radiator, through to cot room/study/bedroom 5

Cot Room/ Study/ Bedroom Five

9' 11" x 10' 4" (3.02m x 3.15m) Windows to front, side and rear, radiator.

Bedroom Three

6' 2" x 15' 5" (1.88m x 4.70m) Window to front and side, radiator.

Bedroom Four

7' 0" x 10' 0" (2.13m x 3.05m) Window to rear and side, radiator.


Window to side aspect. Enclosed bath, close coupled WC, wash hand basin, part tiled walls.


Parking and Gardens

To the side of the property there is a driveway that provides off road parking, with a detached garage. To the right of the garage there is a side garden area which measures approximately 70ft from maximum point to the property. At the rear of the house there is a patio area which leads to the main garden which can be found to the side of the property and extends 124ft, with numerous established trees.

Agents Note

Offers are being invited in writing by Monday 2 November 2020. If you wish to place an offer on the property please supply the following to us in a SEALED envelope and addressed to Phil Cumbers, Director, Holden Estate Agents, 15 High Street, Maldon, Essex CM9 5PE (reference Dovecote, Howe Green Road, Purleigh)

1. Your best offer for the property
2. Your buying position (i.e house to sell, no house to sell) If you have sold your property please supply your estate agent details.
3. How you are financing the purchase (cash or mortgage) If you are buying with a mortgage please supply your agreement in principal.
4 If there are any conditions with your offer
5. Your solicitor/conveyancer details.

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