Little Wakering Hall Lane, Great Wakering, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS3 0HQ | Property for sale | Savills
14.27 Ac(5.77 Ha)
Guide price £3,250,000(93,327,397 EGP)

Little Wakering Hall LaneGreat Wakering, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS3 0HQ

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Privately situated historic estate
  • Approximately 6,500 sq ft listed house
  • Approximately 4,500 sq ft detached barn
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Original walled garden

Historic, privately situated east coast estate.

About this property

  • Little Wakering Hall is a Grade II* listed hall house surrounded by beautiful gardens and grounds and overlooking its own lake. The Hall is believed to date back to the 15th century or earlier, with later extensions. The façade is rendered underneath a clay tiled roof, with sash windows and ornate chimneys. The accommodation extends to over 6,500 sq ft arranged over three floors and offers a great balance between formal and informal living. All in around 14 acres.

    Stepping in through the impressive wooden panelled entrance door you are greeted by the incredible double-height vaulted ceiling entrance hall, with an Elizabethan curved wooded staircase.

    The main reception rooms are accessed off the reception hall and comprise a drawing room, which extends the full depth of the house, featuring high ceilings with exposed timbers, fireplace and deep windows framing lovely views of the gardens. From the drawing room a door accesses the panelled study, which has long views down the drive. The sitting room adjoins the entrance hall, a light-filled room which includes an original mullioned window, contrasting against the large sash windows to the front. A carved wood fire surround provides a focal point to the room. On the opposite side of the hall, adjoining the kitchen/breakfast area lies a well-proportioned dining room featuring some magnificent ceiling timbers and fireplace. The kitchen/breakfast room is well equipped and enjoys stunning views over a lake. It is fitted with bespoke Shaker-style wooden units topped with contrasting quartz and finished with a clay tiled floor which extends into a breakfast area. To the rear is a utility room. Also from the hall, stairs lead down to a two-room cellar.

    The first floor has excellent accommodation that is accessed off the spectacular staircase rising through the centre of the house. The accommodation comprises a generous principal bedroom suite with a lovely vista of the front courtyard and gardens, with an en suite bathroom. There are five further bedrooms on the first floor, each featuring generous ceiling heights, some exposed timbers and large windows bathing the rooms in natural light.

    On the second floor a 43 ft (13 m) room takes centre stage with three attic rooms off, one providing access which includes timber steps leading on to the roof, reputedly a smugglers look-out.

    Coach house
    This is a substantial redbrick detached building of approx. 4,590 sq ft with potential for a variety of uses. The building lies adjacent to the main house

    Garage courtyard
    This lies off the main entrance drive, before the house, enclosed on one side by the workshop and tractor store forming part of the coach house. Opposite is a four-bay open-fronted cart lodge with a secure garage adjacent. There be is a separate side entrance, with a right of way for the owners of Little Wakering Hall to use.

    Gardens and Grounds
    Little Wakering Hall is approached via a gated entrance on substantial brick piers. A gravelled drive meanders through the grounds for approximately 200 m with a spur to a garage courtyard.

    The estate enjoys stunning well-maintained grounds with many established specimen trees. The gardens encircle the property and include a stocked lake, walled garden and paddocks with associated equestrian facilities. Behind the house is a substantial paved terrace, enjoying beautiful views over the lake and providing an excellent setting for al fresco dining. There are two traditional storage barns along the northern edge of the terrace and access into the walled garden - one of a few surviving fully enclosed former kitchen gardens surrounded by a high redbrick wall.

    Equestrian facilities
    To the north and west are substantial paddocks, two manèges, four stables and a tack room.

    In all the estate extends to approximately 14.27 acres.

    Services
    Mains water, electricity and gas. Private drainage. Within the grounds the owners commissioned a deep borehole, which provides a high pressure water supply for irrigation and assisting in topping up the lake.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A truly fascinating property and the views are quite incredible.

Stephen WhiteProperty agent

Local information

  • A13: 2 miles, Thorpe Bay railway station: 3.2 miles, south coast beaches: 4 miles, A127: 5.7 miles,
  • London Southend Airport: 6.5 miles. All distances approximate.
  • The villages of Great and Little Wakering are situated approximately 4 miles from Southend and are served with several public houses, primary schools, supermarket and various village shops. Nearby the south coast including Southend, Thorpe Bay and Leigh on Sea provide a more comprehensive range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. For the sporting enthusiast there are many yachting and golf clubs within easy reach. For the commuter The Wakerings are a few minutes' drive off the A13 which connects with the A127 and M25 to the west. Southend airport is a short drive providing flights to main land Europe, Ireland and the UK. Rail services to London can be found at Thorpe Bay, Shoeburyness and Southend Airport.

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H