General information The Old Barn is a Grade II Listed barn dating back to the 17th Century and is situated on a plot measuring 1.2 of an acre and offers a rare combination of generously proportioned, characterful and contemporary space in a peaceful village setting, located less than 10 minutes' drive from a mainline station. In addition there is a substantial fully detached annexe accommodation and as a whole is set in superb grounds ideal for entertaining.
The main property residence is greeted by the reception hall with large picture window and impressive staircase leading to the first floor. The reception hallway links the principal rooms of the house, the well proportioned sitting room has views overlooking the rear gardens and front courtyard, there is a feature brick chimney breast with inset log burner. The lounge is a beautiful room with a wall of windows including French doors and a focal point of this room is the painted brick chimney breast with inset bresummer and wood burning stove. The kitchen/dining room is triple aspect and once again has French doors opening out to the garden and Amtico flooring throughout. The kitchen features Schuller German units, extensive work surfaces and deep inset sink. Integrated appliances include Neff induction hob and double oven, Neff integrated dishwasher and Neff fridge/freezer. Located off of the kitchen is the utility room which in turn gives access to the boot room and study with dual aspect windows.
The generous landing gives access to all bedrooms and family bathroom. The master bedroom suite is a lovely room with vaulted ceiling and windows set into the gable. The bedroom benefits from a well appointed en-suite bathroom which is finished to a high standard. Bedroom two is a good size room measuring 21'5 by 16'2 and also benefits from an en-suite shower room. Bedroom three and four are both good size rooms and both benefit from fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom comprises of a four piece suite with panel enclosed bath, separate shower cubicle, low level W.C and vanity wash hand basin.
The detached annexe is located to the front of the main house and is approached via a gravel courtyard and can also be accessed via separate entrance gate . The Grade II Listed barn is entered via the courtyard into a generous kitchen with extensive work surfaces with light oak units incorporating cupboards and drawers. There is a island unit with granite worktop and there is an inset butler sink, space for fridge freezer and space for dishwasher. The great size reception room has double height vaulted ceiling with superb exposed beams and cruck frame. There is a central wood burning stove and a wooden staircase rising to the first floor mezzanine bedroom. There is also a generous well-appointed ground floor bathroom with white suite comprising of a panel enclosed bath, low level W.C and twin wash hand basins set into vanity unit.
Reception hall 21' 6" x 14' 11" (6.55m x 4.55m)
Sitting room 16' 11" x 16' 4" (5.16m x 4.98m)
Lounge 25' 5" x 16' 5" (7.75m x 5m)
Kitchen/dining room 36' 6" x 16' 6" (11.13m x 5.03m)
Utility room 14' 10" x 8' 4" (4.52m x 2.54m)
Study 16' x 9' 3" (4.88m x 2.82m)
Galleried landing 15' 3" x 14' 11" (4.65m x 4.55m)
Bedroom one 24' 10" x 16' (7.57m x 4.88m)
Ensuite 16' 3" x 7' 2" (4.95m x 2.18m)
Bedroom two 21' 5" x 16' 2" (6.53m x 4.93m)
Ensuite 8' 11" x 7' 6" (2.72m x 2.29m)
Bedroom three 13' x 10' 7" (3.96m x 3.23m)
Bedroom four 10' 7" x 10' 6" (3.23m x 3.2m)
Bathroom 10' x 9' 2" (3.05m x 2.79m)
Open plan living accommodation 44' 4" x 15' 6" (13.51m x 4.72m)
Bathroom 14' 9" x 6' 10" (4.5m x 2.08m)
Bedroom 17' 7" x 15' 6" (5.36m x 4.72m)
Store room 16' 9" x 14' 1" (5.11m x 4.29m)
Garden store 16' 2" x 5' (4.93m x 1.52m)
Garage 17' 4" x 13' 6" (5.28m x 4.11m)
The outside The property is located off of a quiet country lane and is accessed via a wide wooden gate leading into a gravel courtyard which sweeps around to the front of the house. At the side and adjoining the main house is a large store room with double doors to the front and rear leading out to the garden. The garage is also accessed from here and also has double doors leading out to courtyard garden and has power and light connected.
The gardens are very private and surrounded by fields. The garden commences with a large paved terrace seating area stretching across the rear of the property and steps and a pathway lead to a central pond which is surrounded by extensive lawns with mature trees and shrub borders. To the side of the garden there is a track which leads to two detached outbuildings, both of which are divided into various sections.
Where? The parish of Cressing was one of the earliest British settlements of the Knights Templar known more widely today for its medieval barns at Cressing Temple, which are said to be the two finest Templar Barns in Europe. Cressing Temple hosts a variety of education and cultural events throughout the year.
Cressing is situated on the outskirts of the market town of Braintree and enjoys excellent access to the A120 which has excellent access to Stansted Airport, M11 and onto London. There is a mainline station at Witham with a fast and frequent service to London Liverpool Street, as well as a direct link from Cressing Station. Witham and Braintree offer a variety of shopping, social and educational facilities.
Important information Council Tax Band - G
Services - We understand that mains water, drainage, oil and electricity are connected to the property.
Tenure - Freehold