General information Quinneys is an exquisite example of a substantial six bedroom country home spanning over 5500sq.ft of living accommodation and set within approximately 2 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. Situated within the sought after village of Wickham Bishops and with easy access to Witham's mainline railway station with links into Stratford International and London Liverpool Street.
Access to this country home is via a long shingled private driveway through iron gates which lead towards the main residence. The main grand entrance has exposed red brick pillars either side of the porch frame and a door leads through to the reception lobby which in turn gives access to the entrance hall and a cloakroom. The grand entrance hall has an impressive wide staircase rising to the galleried landing with large panelled windows offering views to the rear landscaped gardens. There is a door and steps leading to the cellar which has ample storage space. Also from the entrance hall are double doors leading through to the dining hall with a large bay window framing the views over the landscaped gardens and towards to the paddocks. There is a feature fireplace set within a chimney breast on a tiled hearth and an open grate. The drawing room is accessed via double glass panel entrance doors and has two sash windows to the side aspect with distant views over the River Blackwater. The rooms main feature is the stunning Adam style fireplace. A decorative archway leads through to the orangery which benefits from panoramic views commencing from east to the west and with French doors opening out to the terrace seating area.
Back through the grand entrance hall there is a door that leads through to the family sitting room with a charming wood burning stove, large sliding patio doors and a window to the rear aspect. There are three upright piers which create a walkway to the back of the family sitting room and lead into an inner hallway which has doors leading to the kitchen/breakfast room, utility and a further hallway. The kitchen/breakfast room is amply sized at 21'2 by 13'4 and has a substantial range of fitted Oak fronted units with lightly coloured worksurfaces and tiled splashback with an inset one and a half bowl drainer sink with space for appliances. There is a cleverly designed breakfast bar separating the breakfast area of the room and the kitchen. There are a range of eye level storage units and integrated electric oven, fridge freezer and an oil fired red feature AGA with a brass extractor hood above. The remainder of the ground floor accommodation include a utility room, shower room and access to the spa room. The heated spa room benefits from large patio sliding doors leading to the rear terrace seating area, integrated heating system, two further windows to the rear aspect and there is a fitness pool with a hot tub both of which have fitted covers. From the hall there is access to the triple garage with three up and over doors all of which are powered electrically and there is access to the boiler room and workshop.
The galleried landing is accessed via the wide staircase and has a window to the rear aspect perfectly framing the landscaped rear garden and allowing ample lighting to flow in to the beautiful arch filled gallery landing with fitted wardrobes. There is a door leading through to the exquisite master bedroom with a stunning panelled bay window with far reaching views. Through a further door in the master bedroom you will be led to a substantial dressing room with floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes and an open archway through to the master en-suite shower room. Back off the galleried landing there is a door that leads through to the family bathroom which comprise of a five piece suite and an arch shaped panelled window to the front aspect. The substantial second bedroom with two windows to the rear aspect and a door to the second en-suite bathroom. Bedroom four has a fitted wardrobe, window to the side aspect and French doors to the rear opening out to a balcony with panoramic views. Adjacent to the fourth bedroom is the study which has views facing majority south and a range of fitted wardrobes. Bedroom three has two windows to the front aspect and dressing area. There is a door that leads through to the east wing of the property which is currently set up as a self contained two bedroom, two bathroom annexe/flat with office. The annexe can also be access via its own private entrance door with a staircase leading up to the accommodation. There is an 'L' shaped hall with doors leading to all of the substantial annexe living accommodation. There is a sitting room with windows facing side and rear aspect. At one side of the sitting room is a well positioned and well apportioned kitchenette area which is open plan to the remainder of the generously sized sitting room. Located off the hallway is the shower room which benefits from a wash hand basin, low level W.C and corner shower cubicle. At the end of the hallway is the annexe's master bedroom with windows to the front and rear aspect and a door leads to the en-suite shower room. The annexe's second bedroom which equates to the main residence sixth bedroom with a window to the front aspect and adjacent to this bedroom is an office which again benefits from a window to the front aspect.
Drawing room 26' 7" x 14' (8.1m x 4.27m)
Orangery 18' 4" x 11' 5" (5.59m x 3.48m)
Dining room 18' 1" x 13' (5.51m x 3.96m)
Sitting room 21' 4" x 16' 4" (6.5m x 4.98m)
Kitchen/breakfast room 21' 2" x 13' 4" (6.45m x 4.06m)
Utility room 13' 4" x 7' 11" (4.06m x 2.41m)
Shower room 7' 9" x 5' 1" (2.36m x 1.55m)
First floor landing
Bedroom one 18' 1" x 13' (5.51m x 3.96m)
Dressing room 11' 1" x 5' 9" (3.38m x 1.75m)
Ensuite 8' 11" x 8' 6" (2.72m x 2.59m)
Bedroom two 18' 2" x 11' 6" (5.54m x 3.51m)
Bedroom three 16' 9" x 15' 6" (5.11m x 4.72m)
Bedroom four 13' 10" x 12' (4.22m x 3.66m)
Study 9' x 8' 5" (2.74m x 2.57m)
Bathroom 12' 11" x 11' 10" (3.94m x 3.61m)
Bedroom five 16' 6" x 10' 9" (5.03m x 3.28m)
Bedroom six 10' 7" x 7' 3" (3.23m x 2.21m)
Office 11' 8" x 5' 1" (3.56m x 1.55m)
Shower room 7' 5" x 7' 2" (2.26m x 2.18m)
Sitting room/kitchen 21' 11" x 15' 7" (6.68m x 4.75m)
Triple garage 30' 10" x 22' (9.4m x 6.71m)
Workshop 10' 10" x 6' 9" (3.3m x 2.06m)
The outside The gardens of this substantial country home are truly enjoyed from all directions. To the front of the property is the large sweeping gravelled driveway which is surrounded by lawn areas and low level brick wall. There is a quaint Koi pond which is bordered by rockery and shrubs. To the left of the property there is an area housing timber sheds and established trees and shrubs. Beyond this area is a stunning orchard with beautiful established apple trees. The south facing rear garden commences with a paved terrace seating area which offers access into the property via both sliding doors and French doors. The remainder of the garden is mainly laid to well manicured lawn with sculptured hedges and a main pathway leading down to the main lawn area of the rear garden. There is a garden shed and a delightful summer house and a gate leading to a further lawned area currently used a small paddock.
There is also an option to acquire a further two acres of paddocks which are set adjacent to the properties plot and rear garden and this can be discussed in further detail.
Where? Wickham Bishops is a semi rural village located to the south east of Witham town centre. The village has a convenience store and post office, two public houses, a small library and a parish church. Wickham Bishops is conveniently situated between Colchester and Chelmsford which offer much sought after private schooling and excellent grammar schooling; in addition the popular Primary School in the nearby village of Great Totham is within easy walking distance.
More comprehensive facilities can be found in the nearby town of Witham which has a mainline railway station with a fast and frequent service to London Liverpool Street and also access to the A12 trunk road with its links to Colchester and East Anglia to the North and to the South, Chelmsford, M25 and London.
Important information Council Tax Band - G
Services - We understand that mains water, drainage, oil and electricity are connected to the property.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC rating - D