CONTACT US FOR A VIRTUAL VIEWING Occupying an idyllic location between the villages of Great Waltham and Mashbury, this fine detached period home provides beautifully presented accommodation with panoramic views over rolling countryside.
The property was formally part of the Langley Estate and this is the first time it is being brought to the open market. The property has origins dating back to the 17th Century and provides 4 bedrooms with generous reception space including a stunning vaulted kitchen/family room with glazed elevations overlooking the surrounding grounds. The property provides a functional cellar which is being utilised as a home office along with three reception rooms, utility room and cloakroom, accessed from a welcoming central hallway. The master bedroom provides a dressing room and en suite with three further well-proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The property enjoys a country lane position and offers a range of outbuildings with grounds extending to around 0.9 of an acre.
Despite its enormous character, the property is unlisted and provides rendered elevations under a tiled roof. Internally there are many period features including exposed beams and fireplaces.
The house is formally approached from a solid entrance door with a pitched roof porch, leading to a long central hallway with tiled flooring, giving access to the main rooms. Many of the principal rooms are orientated to make the most of the property's fine position. The reception rooms are elegantly and generously proportioned with fine period features. The living room has a deep bay window and both receptions having inset log burning stoves. The kitchen/family room is the most modern addition to the house and is a stunning space with a vaulted ceiling and a collection of bespoke units and central breakfast bar. This bright room provides access to the gardens and a pleasant courtyard. The utility room and snug are positioned to the back of the hall with stairs descending to a practical cellar, currently being utilised as a home office. To the first floor there are four generously proportioned bedrooms, accessed from a central landing along with a modern family bathroom. The master bedroom offers en suite shower facilities which leads to a dressing room/nursery.
The outside The house is located along a protected country lane, two miles out of the centre of the village of Great Waltham. The property is discreetly set back from the lane and is approached over a wide sweeping drive opening to a detached redbrick workshop, providing excellent potential to be converted into supplementary accommodation. To the rear is a spacious yard enclosed by post and rail fencing backing onto open farmland. The grounds are predominantly to the north and east of the property providing areas of lawn and a seating area which extends from the kitchen/family room. The garden has been planted with a selection of established trees and shrubs providing a wealth of colour with breath taking farmland views. There is a separate garage within the grounds totalling 0.9 of an acre.
Where? This beautiful country property occupies an idyllic setting with unspoilt panoramic views over rolling countryside, with direct access to a network of bridleways and footpaths which runs along the eastern boundary. Mashbury is a hamlet to the north of Chelmsford and is located close to the thriving villages of Great Waltham and Pleshey. Great Waltham provides a well-stocked general store/post office, the Galvin Green Man pub which is a charming 14th century award winning pub and modern restaurant and a strong local community with many activities and clubs co-ordinated by the community network. The historical village of Pleshey offers a pretty centre with many period cottages and established family homes. The village provides a local pub, community hall, tennis court and is surrounded by vast amounts of open countryside, ideal for the walking enthusiast.
The location is ideally positioned for those seeking country living within commutable distance to the city being approximately 6 miles from Chelmsford, offering rail links to London Liverpool Street with an estimated journey time of 35 minutes. Epping tube station is approximately 18 miles in distance offering a central line service into London. There are excellent road connections via the A12 and A120 which are 7 miles in distance with Stansted Airport being approximately 15 miles north-west of the house. The surrounding area offers an exceptional selection of schools in both the private and public sector, including King Edward Grammar School For Boys, County High School For Girls and Chelmer Valley High School. Felsted school is approximately 8 miles in distance with New Hall being approximately 6 miles. Chelmsford combines the best brand name stores with an abundance of small independent speciality shops and designer boutiques. The area enjoys a selection of bars and restaurants with a wide selection of leisure activities and clubs.
Important information Council Tax Band - E
Services - We understand that mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Oil fired heating and private drainage.
Tenure - Freehold
EPC rating - E