New London Road, Chelmsford CM2


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Known affectionally as Spergula Cottage, this delightful bungalow is tucked away and is steeped with history. A little piece of sanctuary from the busy City. Located in old Moulsham, one of, if not the most desirable parts of Chelmsford set down a private drive is this detached three-bedroom Bungalow. The cottage dates back to the mid-1800s and has some wonderful period features, from the high ceilings and picture rails in every room to the soft red bricks and original perimeter walls.

The properties original tenant Arthur Lucking moved into the Cottage and was employed as the gardener of the manor house (Spergula House) which owned acres of the land we know today as old Moulsham. The Manor house would have been self-sufficient with stables and other outbuildings in the vicinity. The Cottage along with the Manor House was designed by architects Beadle, Son and Chancellor, Frederic Chancellor being the first Mayor of Chelmsford. In today’s world the bungalow has been a perfect home for the current owner who enjoys the peaceful lifestyle with easy access to the hustle and bustle of the City, only a short walk away.

Inside you have a large reception room which can be used as a lounge-diner with many original features, a kitchen-utility room, well equipped which leads to the boot room. There are three bedrooms to choose from and the family Shower room. One thing that is easily noticeable is the amount of natural light that every room benefits from due to the properties south facing plot.

Outside the gardens are all very well maintained and there are different sections you can use throughout the day. The east facing courtyard is an idyllic place to enjoy breakfast alfresco. To the west is a mature flower bed with many varieties of fruit trees and shrubs. The larger south facing part is mainly laid to lawn and has a potting shed, a summer house and access to the garage/workshop. There is ample parking and a cart lodge canopy at the front of the garage secluded at the end of the private drive.

Although Spergula cottage is ready for you to unpack and enjoy, there is still potential to extend and adapt it to your way of living, subject to planning.

Call us today if this sound like something you are looking for.


10' 11" x 20' 05" (3.33m x 6.22m) Main entrance into cottage, original pine floors, double glazed bow window to side aspect, double glazed window to side aspect, feature electric fire, two radiators, picture rail, coved ceilings, doors to kitchen and lobby to bedrooms.


5' 04" x 10' 08" (1.63m x 3.25m) Door to courtyard and double glazed window to front aspect, mixture of eye and base level units, roll edge work surfaces, sink with drainer, space for white goods, tiled splash back, radiator, opens into Utility section.


4' 05" x 6' 9" (1.35m x 3.28m) Double glazed window to side aspect, space for white goods under counter, roll edge work surfaces, radiator, door to Boot Room

Boot room

4' 5" x 10' 9" (1.35m x 3.28m) Electric and power, access from garden and utility, wall mounted boiler.


Doors to bedrooms and shower room

Bedroom one

8' 10" x 10' 10" (2.69m x 3.30m) Double glazed window to front aspect, radiator, storage cupboard in original chimney breast, picture rail.

Bedroom two

8' 10" x 9' 10" (2.69m x 3.00m) Double glazed window to front aspect, radiator, storage cupboard and built in cupboard in chimney breast, picture rail.

Bedroom three

5' 5" x 10' 3" (1.65m x 3.12m) Double glazed window to side aspect, radiator.

Shower room

Obscure original window to side aspect, partially tiled, double shower cubical, W/C, towel rail, on counter sink.


South facing plot, east section is the courtyard with original walls, west section is the flower beds with mature shrubs and fruit trees, the main south facing garden is laid to lawn with feature shrubs and borders with potting shed and summer house. Access to workshop and parking.


8' 0" x 22' 10" (2.44m x 6.96m) Main garage with door to front and leads into the workshop area to the rear.


Gated parking at the front of the property with cart lodge attached to front of garage.

Agents note

On approaching the driveway there is a piece of sectioned off land that has been incorporated into the driveway. This section is unregistered, please request more information during viewing.
Arrange viewing 01245 698982

McCartney Property Services

74 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JF

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