What we say at the Zoe Napier Group This property is a rare and unique find, available for the first time in 27 years, being set in the countryside, away from the built-up areas with wonderful country and river walks on the doorstep. The house is very well presented and offers amazingly versatile accommodation for a large family and/or multi-generational living and with the advantage of acreage it will be a wonderful home for any incoming buyer. We anticipate that this property will prove very popular with a high expectancy that it will be snapped up as a 'once in a lifetime' find.
What the Owners Say We have had very many happy years bringing up our family, having our late mother stay in the annexe and for our four daughters to grow up in a wonderful smallholding style environment whilst convenient for our workplaces at both Broomfield and Springfield Hospitals, together with schooling for our daughters at New Hall. The older girls have now 'flown the nest'; our youngest now at University and whilst we will be sad to leave, it is time to downsize and embark on new adventures in retirement.
History & Background This characterful 1920's country home has been thoroughly enjoyed by its current owner occupiers since the early 1990's having been extended and vastly improved to provide versatile living to three floors which includes a large loft conversion for recreational/leisure use with the potential to create a top floor teenage suite.
In addition, there are ground floor rooms suitable for a granny annexe and where the 6th bedroom is located. Upstairs are five double bedrooms including two en-suite rooms and a modern family bathroom. Downstairs are up to six reception areas (including the annexe), a kitchen and service rooms. Many of the ground and first floor rooms feature fireplaces (some original) and the house is noted for its high ceilings, typical of its early 20th Century style.
The property further enjoys good south facing outdoor space with extensive parking, garaging for three cars and rear smallholding acreage which contains an historic WWII Pill Box, where the gunners were reported to be stationed to protect against enemies from entering land via river. The acreage is currently used for hobbies/leisure with a wild meadow and two paddocks.
Further improvements include about 50% self sufficient energy from solar PV panels and a Tesla storage battery as well as solar thermal panels supplying hot water. The PV panels attract a feed in tariff at the highest rate bringing in an income of around £2,000 per year up to 2035. There is also a charging point outside for electric cars.
Setting & Location The property is situated in a remarkable semi-rural position, unique for being so close to the City Centre and even closer to Broomfield Hospital. It is also located in an historic area at the end of a no-through lane adjacent to the site that was once Broomfield Mill, which is recorded from 1086 in the Domesday Book, alongside the Weir to the River Chelmer. There are immediate footpaths being part of the Centenary walk and enviable surrounding countryside, often grazed by cattle amongst the two further WWII pill boxes in the neighbouring field.
Broomfield is a highly sought-after location, approximately 3 miles north of the City centre. Part of Broomfield is a designated conservation area with a green, war memorial and St Mary's historic 12th century Norman (C of E) church. There are also local shops and Broomfield Hospital (one of the largest in the south east) which lies just over 1 mile from the house. Broomfield Football Club and Broomfield Cricket Club are also located in Mill Lane and within a short walk from the house.
A12 access is via Boreham and the property is conveniently placed 16 miles from Stansted Airport/M11.
The popular private schools of New Hall and Felsted are within comfortable daily reach as well as Chelmsford's King Edward Grammar and High Schools. Broomfield also has its own primary school.
To view this property or request more details, contact:
Zoe Napier Country & Equestrian, Essex & South SuffolkThe Toll House, Fullbridge, Maldon, CM9 4LE
01621 476105 Local call rate