8,428 sq ft(782.99 sq m)
Guide price £1,650,000

Stansgate RoadSteeple, Southminster, Essex, CM0 7LQ

    Key features

    • Twelve bedrooms (four en suite)
    • Seven bathrooms
    • Three principal reception rooms & study
    • 936 sq ft kitchen
    • Second kitchen & breakfast room
    • Utility room, boot room & cellar
    • Wet room & two WCs
    • Approx 16,042 sq ft of outbuildings
    • Paddocks & hardstanding

    An impressive modern country house with significant outbuildings set in 14 acres on the Blackwater Estuary.

    About this property

    • The house is understood to have been build in 2005 on the site of a former farmhouse and is located up a no-through road (a minor public highway leading to the Marconi Sailing Club) with extensive views over the marshes and estuary. There are a number of adjacent outbuildings to the east of the house that would provide excellent scope for equestrian or commercial interests and the site includes 14 acres of land surrounding the house and buildings and extending towards the coast.

      The house is an impressive property constructed of red brick under a pitched slate roof and provides an extensive range of well proportioned and versatile accommodation. The interior is light and airy and the majority of rooms have (double glazed) sliding sash windows that extend almost to floor level in the principal reception rooms.

      Steps at the front of the house rise up to the stone entrance portico leading through to a large hall and the main reception room, each with its own fireplace and wood burning stove. An inner hall provides access to the east wing and a sitting room, an enormous kitchen/family room, a utility room, a boot room, a rear lobby, a wet room and a cellar.

      The oak staircase in the hall sweeps up to a galleried first floor landing and the eight principal bedrooms. All of these rooms enjoy outstanding views of the surrounding countryside towards the river Blackwater and four of them are en suite. The second floor provides four more bedrooms (two en suite), the largest of which has a balcony with breathtaking 180 degree views of the estuary. This floor offers excellent scope for creating self-contained guest quarters and additional recreational rooms such as a cinema or games room.

      The house is approached through automatic electric gates and along a 250m drive leading to a carriage driveway that sweeps across the front of the house and on to the outbuildings beyond. The property also has the benefit of a courtyard area to the east of the house, adjacent to the kitchen, which includes an oil tank and storage area and would be an ideal site for a garage or garages.

      The grounds are concentrated around the north, west and east sides of the house and are mostly laid to lawns dotted with young trees, with a boundary of mature hedgerows at the rear. A large paved terrace runs along much of the west side and back of the house down to rolling lawns, two post and rail paddocks and a number of outbuildings that would lend themselves particularly well to conversion to an indoor riding school and stable yard.

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    Local information

    • Southminster: 4.5 miles (London Liverpool Street from 71 mins), Burnham on Crouch 7 miles, Maldon 12 miles, Chelmsford 20 miles (all distances approximate).
    • Steeple Wick Hall is set in a lovely stretch of open countryside on the Dengie peninsula, which lies on the Essex coast east of the town of Maldon (12 miles). The village of Southminster is about 5 miles to the south and has a number of local shops, restaurants, public houses, a doctors' surgery and a station on the branch line into Liverpool Street. It also has the nearest primary school, while the local secondary school (Ormiston Rivers Academy) is situated on the outskirts of the small town of Burnham-on-Crouch (7 miles). Burnham and the larger town of Maldon both offer a wider range of shops and other facilities and are meccas for sailing enthusiasts, while the city of Chelmsford is home to two outstanding grammar schools, a number of renowned private schools and a bustling shopping centre.

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains water, electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired heating.
    • Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills.
    • Directions: From Chelmsford, take the A414 and take the first exit towards Danbury. Proceed through Danbury and at the roundabout proceed straight across onto the B1010 towards Burnham on Crouch. Proceed through Latchingdon and after leaving the village (by the church) continue straight on towards Steeple. Continue for approximately 4 miles and on reaching Steeple continue through the village and then take the first turning on your left (after The Star public house) onto Stansgate Road. Continue along the road for about 0.8 miles before turning right onto an unmade road. After 0.2. miles you will reach a fork in the road, keep left and proceed towards the house. Postcode: CM0 7X
    • EPC Rating = D