Dating from the early 19th Century, Coval Lodge is a fine example of Regency architecture which developed as a reaction to the more formal and symmetrical earlier Georgian style. The house can be regarded as a design of John Adey Repton, son of the famous landscape designer, Humphery Repton, who lived and practiced from Springfield in Chelmsford from 1818 until 1860. This beautiful and imposing family home offers light and spacious accommodation which radiates on a formal basis from a substantial entrance hall. To the ground floor there are five principal reception rooms which are elegantly proportioned, retaining many features...of the period including exposed floorboards, fireplaces, high ceilings with cornicing whilst enjoying masses of natural light from the large sash windows; of particular note are the Gothic Revival French windows with wooden shutters. The kitchen currently opens out into the garden room, conservatory and newly converted family room; however, the new owner may consider extending the kitchen out into this space, to bring it into 21st century living. Three of the bedrooms and the family bathroom reside on the ground floor, whilst two further bedrooms with en-suite facilities are situated on the first floor. Accessed by the utility room is the extensive cellar; currently set out as five storage rooms yet offers multitudes of potential. The property is situated within a private turning off Maltese Road, benefiting from a great deal of privacy and seclusion. The well-manicured and mature grounds, extends to over ½ an acre, displaying a variety of mature trees with shrubs, herbaceous borders and flower beds. The gardens display expanses of lawn lying to both the front and rear. Within the gardens are the double garage and a garden room; both of which have power and light.
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