- 6 bedrooms
- Highly Desirable Essex Village
- Secluded location set back over 250ft from road
- Open farmland to North and West aspects
- Set in grounds in excess of 2.75 acres
- Less than 1.5 miles from Elm Green Preparatory School
- Walking distance of Paper Mill Lock and River Chelmer
- All weather tennis court
- Outdoor heated swimming pool
- Pool room with shower room
- Five/Six bedrooms
Description Guide price Â£1,750,000 - Â£1,850,000
This stunning property occupies a secluded position close to picturesque Paper Mill Lock in the village of Little Baddow. The village lies at the heart of the Chelmer Valley and is a Conservation Area surrounded by a wealth of National Trust woodland and heath land. It is also home to the highly recommended Elm Green Preparatory school and has village halls, two churches, two popular pubs (The Generalsâ Arms and The Rodney), and its own sports ground which is home to the local cricket club.
Just north of Little Baddow is the larger village of Danbury, with its range of local shops, amenities and schools (including Heathcote Preparatory School and Nursery). Despite the semi-rural feel to the village it is only five miles due east of the city of Chelmsford which offers an extensive range of facilities including a Bond Street Shopping centre, two outstanding grammar schools and mainline station with services into London Liverpool Street.
According to the official listing âthe property dates back to C16/C17 and is timber framed with roughcast rendering and some weatherboarding under a roof of handmade red clay tilesâ. The present owners completed various high specification alterations, improvements and extensions as part of a significant renovation programme after purchasing the property in 2008. These works included installation of cat 6 cabling throughout, hardwired Sonos sound system throughout the downstairs and the master bedroom and cabling to the front entrance for installation of electric entrance gates and video intercom entry system. The property is screened from the road by mature trees and is set back at the end of a long private gravel driveway.
Built in cloaks cupboard with antique effect mirrored doors, red brick chimney breast, stairs to first floor, traditional column style radiator, oak flooring.
Fully tiled with modern white suite comprising wc with concealed cistern and wall hung vanity wash hand basin. Window to front, inset led spotlights.
26' 5" x 17' 0" (8.05m x 5.18m) A triple aspect room featuring double doors opening into the rear garden. This stunning room features a red brick fireplace and hearth with log burner and bressumer beam and inset display niches, traditional column style radiators, exposed beams and studwork.
19' 7" x 10' 4" (5.97m x 3.15m) A triple aspect room with double doors opening onto the side garden, part vaulted ceiling with inset velux window, oak floor with underfloor heating.
15' 11" x 12' 4" in storage cupboard (4.85m x 3.76m) Window to front, brick-built fireplace, traditional column style radiator, fitted storage cupboards to one wall with decorative painted mural doors, limestone flooring, opening into:
27' 3" x 17' 5" (8.31m x 5.31m) A stunning kitchen which opens up into an adjoining breakfast room and enjoys an outlook over the rear gardens. The room features a stunning underfloor heated limestone floor and is designed around a large central island unit and features granite worktops and upstands with bespoke units by Mark Wilkinson Furniture of Notting Hill. Kitchen appliances include Rayburn range style cooker, Wolf electric oven and microwave oven, twin Sub-Zero professional fridge/freezers, Miele coffee machine, steam oven, warming drawer, 5 ring induction hob and Quooker boiling water tap. Doors leading to outdoor bbq area and double doors leading onto the rear patio area.
Fitted in range of wall and base cabinets with granite worktop, space for washing machine and tumble dryer, two integrated Miele larder freezers, radiator, limestone floor, door and window to rear garden, access to:
Walk in pantry
Fitted shelving and housing electricity consumer units, underfloor heating controls and media hub.
Access to loft, exposed studwork and timbers, radiator, large window overlooking dining room below, traditional column style radiator, door leading to stairs to second floor.
15' 9" x 12' 1" (4.80m x 3.68m) Windows to front, two traditional column style radiators, door to:
Contemporary white suite with freestanding double ended roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment and feature floor to ceiling marble backdrop, wc with concealed cistern, marble vanity unit with inset wash basin, built in shelved vanity cupboard with antique style mirrored doors, marble tiled floor with underfloor heating.
Dressing room/bedroom four
12' 5" x 11' 2" (3.78m x 3.40m) Originally the 4th bedroom the room is used as a dressing room by the current sellers but could easily be reverted back to a 4th bedroom by the reinstatement of a door. Window to rear, radiator.
14' 2" x 12' 0" (4.32m x 3.66m) Window to front, traditional column style radiator, eaves storage space, fitted double wardrobe, exposed beams, door to:
Contemporary white suite comprising vanity wash basin with cupboards below and adjacent wc with concealed cistern, fitted wall cabinet and mirror, tiled shower with wall mounted shower controls, tiled walls, tiled floor with underfloor heating, heated towel rail, window to side.
16' 5" x 8' 3" (5.00m x 2.51m) Window to rear, radiator, single wardrobe.
Floor Area 15' 1" x 14' 7" Max (4.60m x 4.45m) Window to rear, fitted cupboard, vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and cross beam, door to:
Dressing room/bedroom six
11' 1" x 9' 5" into wardrobe space (3.38m x 2.87m) Window to front, fitted double wardrobes to both walls, vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers.
The property is approached via a long gravel drive with a grassy bank which overlooks the Mill Pond. (We are informed that there is wiring provided for installation of electric gates with video intercom entry system). The driveway is bordered by lawned areas with various mature trees and shrubs including lilac, maple and a mature weeping willow. To the right-hand side of the drive there is a small brook with a sleeper bridge providing access across to the main front field which is bordered by hedging and post and rail fencing. A second long driveway also provides access to the front of the property via Hatfield Road. To the immediate front of the house there is a landscaped garden retained by a low brick wall. The garden features a brick path leading to circular paving with pea shingle borders and inset shrubs and evergreens.
18' 7" x 18' 7" (5.66m x 5.66m) Twin up and over doors, window to rear, power and light points and external lighting.
18' 3" x 17' 11" (5.56m x 5.46m) Located next to the garage. Windows and stable style door leading to the front driveway, door to side, double doors and windows to rear with Kitchenette Area with fitted wall and base units and roll edged worktop with inset sink unit, inset spotlights. Nb - Consent has been approved to convert this room into self contained annexe accommodation.
To the rear of the kitchen there is a large patio area which extends to the side of the house and home office. Retained by a low stone wall with extensive lawns surrounding the rear of the property and double wooden gates providing access to the front drive. A block pathway leads to:
The area is retained by decorative wrought iron railings with brick pillars and leylandii conifers extending along the rear boundary to provide privacy and seclusion. The heated pool features a retractable motorised cover and paved surround large enough for sun loungers and outside dining space,
17' 5" x 12' 7" (5.31m x 3.84m) Max Triple aspect double glazed windows, double doors overlooking and leading onto pool area, sauna cabinet (Available by separate negotiation) door to:
White suite comprising quadrant shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled wc, heated towel rail, extractor fan.
Heating and filtration shed
Located to the rear of the pool chalet this timber shed houses the filtration and heating equipment for the pool and includes an air sourced heat pump.
All weather hard tennis court
Retained by chain link fencing.
Mains Electricity and Water, Oil Fired Central Heating, Private Drainage with Klargester Tank. View more View less