Centre of Great Warley: 0.7 miles, Brentwood station: 1.25 miles (Liverpool Street from 32 minutes), M25 and access A12: 2.3 miles, Central London: about 27 miles (all distances approximate).
Boyles Court Cottage is situated in a protected tree-lined country lane close to the centre of the small village of Great Warley, the old part of which is arranged around a village green. Nearby Brentwood has a variety of shops and schools including the renowned Brentwood School.
There are mainline stations at Brentwood and Shenfield with a service to Liverpool Street and Crossrail imminent. There are access points from Brentwood onto the A12 and M25 to the west of Brentwood, and onto the A127 to the south of Great Warley.
For the equestrian or walking enthusiast there are miles of beautiful walks and picturesque bridle paths both within the immediate surrounding countryside and within Thorndon Country Park, which is situated just over a mile away.
The cottage is listed as being of Architectural or Historic Interest Grade II and a quote from the listing states "early c.17 timber framed and plastered, peg tiled roof". In recent years the cottage has been the subject of a substantial two-storey rear extension which provides for a kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and a second staircase leading to a generous principal bedroom suite which overlooks the rear gardens. In contrast, the front of the house shows the cottage's original features, two reception rooms, both with red-brick fireplaces fitted with wood burners, some exposed timber frame, and period casement windows.
A broad drive adjacent to the garden provides for good off-lane parking and in turn leads to a large detached double garage/workshop with power and light which incorporates a lean-to log store. The gardens, which lie to the side and rear of the house, have been beautifully landscaped and provide all-year colour and interest and feature an abundance of both deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs. Behind the house is a split-level terrace with direct access from the kitchen providing a lovely area for dining in the warmer months. Beyond is a detached home office with power and light which is currently used as an office. Within the grounds is a gazebo, also with power and light. There is also a large area of woodland containing predominantly broad-leaved deciduous trees under-planted with an abundance of snowdrops and bluebells. Towards the rear of the woodland there are some fantastic views towards the London skyline. Please note a footpath runs along the right-hand boundary.
Shared mains water. Mains electricity. Private drainage. LPG gas central heating. There are three water points in the garden. Underfloor heating to kitchen, utility room, shower room, upstairs bedroom and bathroom.
Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Savills.
From junction 28 of the M25/A12 junction proceed towards Brentwood on the A1023. At the second set of traffic lights turn right beside the Aston Martin garage into Mascalls Lane. Continue over the railway line and turn right into Dark Lane and the cottage will be found on the right-hand side after approximately half a mile.
Postcode: CM14 5LN