A listed manor house in about 3 acres occupying a convenient countryside setting offering some of the best views in Essex.
The Manor House occupies a plot of about 3 acres (subject to land survey) and is approached over a 500m private drive, which also serves two adjoining barns. The house, which is listed as being of Grade II of Architectural or Historical Interest, dates from the 15th century, a former hall house with latter additions.
An entrance vestibule opens into a fine reception hall which includes an impressive staircase. The east wing includes a beautiful drawing room with Inglenook fireplace and many fine exposed timbers with high ceilings. A traditional hand-painted kitchen has contrasting wood-block worktops and appliances include an AGA, an integrated dishwasher, a microwave, a fridge/freezer and oven, all anchored around an island unit providing a breakfast bar. Beyond, at the centre of the house, is a deep-glazed garden room with a traditional terracotta-style floor enjoying lovely views of the gardens. To the right is a bar area, utility and boot room and immediate access to the garden, and to its left a sizeable home office enjoying lovely views of the gardens, which sits behind an impressive sitting room with a great deal of natural light with three sets of deep windows. The focal point to the room is the red-brick open fireplace.
On the first floor the principal bedroom suite occupies the entire right wing of the house with an impressive bedroom, en suite bathroom and comprehensively fitted dressing room to the rear. The second bedroom includes a lovely open fireplace and has an en suite bathroom. Two further bedrooms are serviced by a shower room. All rooms have high ceilings.
A long gravel drive passes through the property's grounds, which are predominantly lawned with established tree borders to a parking area in front of the house for several vehicles. From here the property overlooks a small lake and adjacent there is planning permission for a detached 3-bay cart lodge garage.
Immediately behind the house is a large terrace, ideal for al fresco dining and this seemlessly joins the extensive lawns bordered by deep herbacious beds planted for all-year colour and interest.
In all around 3 acres with the possibility of purchasing two paddocks with stabling, electricity and water of a further 3 acres directly adjacent to The Manor House land.
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This house occupies one of my favorite stretches of Essex countryside in the commuter belt.Stephen White