Boreham, Chelmsford - Sold STC

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The Maltings House

  • Grade II listed cottage
  • Many period features oozing charm and character
  • Feature fireplaces and Log burner
  • Exposed beams
  • Large front garden
  • Beautiful rear garden
  • Double garage
  • Off road parking
  • Proximity to A12 and Chelmsford

Welcome Home

If you appreciate the timeless charms of a Grade II cottage, you will feel at home whether you step through the front door or via the beautiful back garden. In fact you may already have fallen in love at first sight. Let your senses be gratified  as you may feel this house gently enveloping you through the cosy interior. The kitchen is a long room full of character connecting what would have been the front entrance and one of the current access to the rear garden.  Both dining room and living room make dual use of the central chimney by offering a log burner on one side and a fireplace on the other. The original exposed beams throughout do contribute to the warm feeling.

Ascend upstairs

The quaint and quintessential staircase is narrow and steep but it has kept the present occupants young and fit despite the many happy years looking after The Maltings House. Yours efforts will be well rewarded as you will discover a very spacious Landing and two large double bedrooms. Knowing that you live in an historical building is a great feeling and this home has been very much loved and cared for.

Stepping outside

Situated on a corner plot, this charming Period Cottage is part of a group of Grade listed buildings: The Chesnuts, Clock House, Clock House Cottage, Maltings, No 2 Maltings Cottages St Andrews and The Six Bells Public House form a group. (The Chesnuts is a building of local interest).  The south facing garden is a little heaven maintained with love and pride over the years, nicely sheltered from the side road but adjacent to the equally beautiful “Clock House” garden. You will find a greenhouse and a double garage. You will discover plenty of resting spots to admire the various fruit trees, shrubs and flowers while listening to the many birds singing.  Your eyes will also be drawn back to the rear facade of the Maltings house and will probably make you wonder of its past history.

Plot/Land Area:  0.129 acres

Council Tax Band:  E(£2,237 p/yr)

Property Information
  • Price: Sold STC
  • Location: Boreham, Chelmsford
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Kitchens: 1
  • Garages: 2
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Boreham is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Borham, thought to mean ‘village on a hill’. In the 1930s Boreham House and its surrounding land of 3,000 acres (12 km2) was bought by car magnate Henry Ford. In addition to using the house as a school for training Ford tractor mechanics, the company’s British chairman, Lord Perry, established Fordson Estates Limited there, and founded the Henry Ford Institute of Agricultural Engineering, an agricultural college. The house also served as the temporary home for the National College of Agricultural Engineering in 1962. This moved to Silsoe, Bedfordshire as Silsoe College later joining with Cranfield University. The Silsoe campus closed at the end of 2007.

Talking of great Schools, one mile to the northwest of the village is New Hall School, once a palace of Henry VIII known as The Palace of Beaulieu. The estate on which it was built – the manor of Walhfare in Boreham – was granted to the Canons of Waltham Abbey in 1062. After a number of changes of possession, in 1491 it was granted by the Crown to the Earl of Ormond. By this time it had a house called New Hall.

In 1517 New Hall was sold by Thomas Boleyn to Henry VIII of England. The king rebuilt the house in brick at a cost of £17,000. He gave his new palace the name ‘Beaulieu’, though the name change did not outlast the century. New Hall was later the estate of the Tyrell family and latterly the Hoare banking family. In 1727, Benjamin Hoare commissioned architect Henry Flitcroft to build a new home nearby known as Boreham House, a stately home; the early Georgian mansion is now a Grade I listed building. New Hall School is now a Catholic co-educational independent boarding and day school. New Hall has a strong academic record and regularly tops the exam results table for Essex county.


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