General information A Grade II listed former manor house complete with stunning period features, landscaped gardens and even its own moat, close to the popular and attractive mid-Essex village of Wethersfield. Sculpins Farm, originally Sculpins Manor, is steeped in local history and has been owned by a number of prominent families and is being sold with no onward chain. This beautiful timber framed and plastered house has been skilfully restored and extended using the highest quality materials including a handmade red clay tile roof, external decorative pargetting along with many restored internal period features.
The main house provides five first floor bedrooms and well-balanced reception space including a stunning triple aspect oak framed kitchen/family room offering panoramic countryside views. There are a range of outbuildings including a self-contained one bedroom studio, double bay cart lodge, office and a workshop. The property provides its own moat and gardens which attract a variety of wildlife and in total extends to around 1.2 acres.
The outside The property is approached through a large wrought iron gate opening to a substantial parking area with central turning circle. The gardens provide a wonderful backdrop to compliment this fine house including a moat which surrounds 3 aspects of the property attracting a range of wildlife. The gardens have been divided into 3 areas including areas of formal lawn with orchard, fenced paddock and a kitchen garden. The property offers a range of outbuildings including a large workshop incorporating three phase electricity and an area of hard standing. To the front of the house is an oak framed triple bay garage, converted to office room and parking for two cars with self-contained studio above. The studio is approached via an external staircase and includes sitting room with kitchenette facilities, shower room and bedroom. The building has been tastefully clad in oak weatherboarding and has electricity and water connected. The property stands in grounds and gardens of around 1.2 acres.
Where? Accessed from its country lane setting and discreetly located at the end of a private drive, Sculpins Farm enjoys a rural aspect adjacent to the M.O.D facility, close to the popular and attractive mid-Essex village of Wethersfield. Wethersfield village provides a village Green and Parish Church with a range of facilities including a Primary School and village shop.
Nearby population centres include Finchingfield 2 miles, Great Bardfield 4 miles, Thaxted 7.5 miles and Braintree 8 miles. Stansted airport is approximately 10 miles with both Stansted airport and Braintree offering railway links to London Liverpool Street. Further train services are available from Audley End, Bishops Stortford and Elsenham. Local buses connect the village to nearby towns and surrounding villages with school bus services linking to Tabor Secondary School in Braintree, Helena Romanes Secondary School at Great Dunmow and the County High School in Saffron Walden. The nearby villages of Great Bardfield and Finchingfield offer a further range of amenities and an active local community. The area is largely surrounded by open countryside providing a network of countryside walks.
Important information Council Tax Band - E
Services - We understand that mains water, oil and electricity and private drainage are connected to the property.
Tenure - Freehold
Agents note We would like to make all parties aware that the photographs which are being used for marketing were taken in the summer of 2017.