An impressive six bedroom contemporary barn conversion on the edge of a sought-after village.
Bury Farm is a contemporary barn conversion set in an attractive location on the edge of Pleshey village. The property was imaginatively restored and remodelled between 2005 and 2007 by the current owners and its industrial heritage has been softened by the use of black weatherboard, a clay tile roof and a range of oak and aluminium framed windows.
The magnificent vaulted hall, which doubles up as a reception room in its own right, is flanked by east and west wings and includes the impressive oak and steel staircase leading up to the bridged galleried landing. Enormous floor to ceiling windows at either end of the hall flood the space with natural light and underfloor heating has been installed on both floors. The ground floor is largely open plan, with the dining room, an Italian Alno kitchen with an enormous island and AGA, an impressive walk-in pantry/utility room, a cloakroom, boot room and access to the integral garaging all in the east wing. The rooms in the west wing include an exceptionally comfortable living room with gas-fired wood-effect stove, a discreet snug, a quiet office with access out on to the garden and a sixth bedroom suite and adjoining hobby room which offer excellent scope to create additional, self-contained accommodation.
The large galleried landing on the first floor also doubles up as a second snug and enjoys beautiful views over the grounds. The rest of space on this floor is given up to the five bedrooms, which include an impressively proportioned master bedroom suite with adjoining dressing room and indulgent en suite bathroom. The second and third bedrooms also have en suite shower rooms and the fourth and fifth bedrooms enjoy the use of the family bathroom.
The barn sits with its back to the lane and is approached over a gravel driveway (shared with neighbouring Bury Barn) sweeping up to the front of the property. Young trees and beech hedges define the boundaries of the plot, which extends in all to approximately half an acre. The well established garden enjoys a south-westerly aspect and has been thoughtfully landscaped and planted to complement the barn and its surroundings. The large terrace extending from the living room across the entire south-west corner of the barn is a mass of climbing roses in the summer months and is ideal for al fresco entertaining, while the remainder of the grounds are predominantly laid to lawn, dotted with herbaceous borders, shrubs, some mature trees and a variety of younger specimen trees planted at the time the barn was converted.
Pleshey 0.5 miles, Great Waltham 3.5 miles, Felsted 5 miles, Great Dunmow 7 miles, Chelmsford 8 miles (Liverpool Street from 36 mins), A12 (junction 19) 10 miles, Stansted Airport and M11 16 miles. All distances approximate.
Pleshey is a picturesque small, historic village built around the site of a former motte and bailey castle that was once the ancestral home of Geoffrey de Mandeville, Earl of Essex and one of the 25 Magna Carta barons. It remained an important place in English history for many years and is mentioned in Shakespeare’s Richard II with the line “With all good speed at Plashy (sic) visit me.”
The village pub (the Leather Bottle), Holy Trinity Church and the Village Hall are the hub of the community, with a general store, post office and primary school in the nearby village of Great Waltham and other primary schools in Little Waltham and Ford End.
Pleshey lies to the northwest of Chelmsford, which was awarded city status in 2012 and offers a wide variety of facilities including a bustling shopping centre and a good choice of excellent private and state schools. It can also boast superb transport links, with a station on the main line to Liverpool Street and access on to the A12.
Square Footage: 5,559 sq ft
Acreage: 0.5 Acres
From Chelmsford, take the B1008 out of Chelmsford towards Braintree. At Little Waltham turn left at the short stretch of dual carriageway towards Great Waltham. Proceed through Great Waltham and turn left signposted Pleshey. Proceed into Pleshey into The Street and continue through the village passing the church on the left hand side. Continue out of the village and the property will be seen a short distance along on the left hand side.
Postcode: CM3 1HB
Services: Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Shared private drainage.
Note: Photographs taken in 2018.
Viewing: Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Savills.