Savills | Dynes Hall Road, Great Maplestead, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2QS | Property for sale
2,410 sq ft(223.90 sq m)
Guide price £1,500,000

Dynes Hall RoadGreat Maplestead, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2QS

    Key features

    • Video tour available
    • Versatile five bedroom house
    • One bedroom annexe with sitting room/kitchen
    • In-ground heated swimming pool
    • About 100m long entrance drive
    • Established gardens
    • Within a beautiful stretch of Essex countryside
    • Adjoining many acres of protected woodland

    Wonderfully positioned house and annexe in 1.3 acres.

    About this property

    • The house is approached over a 100m drive and stands centrally within its own gardens and grounds, which extend to about 1.3 acres. A welcoming hallway sits at the centre of the house approached through a canopied storm porch finished with an oak-style floor and including a fine staircase. There are two reception rooms at the front of the house overlooking the gardens and driveway with marble surround open fireplaces and high ceilings. There is a third reception room at the rear of the property used as a home office, which has a secondary entrance from the back drive, making an ideal room for a consultant. At the rear of the house is a delightful kitchen/breakfast room with painted bespoke Shaker-style units topped with granite. The room includes a four-oven AGA, butler sink unit and integrated appliances. Adjoining is a fitted utility room and ground floor cloakroom. A fine staircase leads to a spacious landing. All the bedrooms enjoy high ceilings, many with dual-aspect windows providing light-filled accommodation. The principal bedroom enjoys lovely views to the front and rear over the gardens and swimming pool and has a large en suite with walk-in shower, freestanding bath with an Italian marble backdrop and underfloor heating. A spacious family bathroom contains a Georgian-style wash stand, bath, walk-in shower and underfloor heating.

      A 100m gravel drive passes through the front grounds to a substantial parking area at the side of the house, which in turn leads to a private courtyard behind the house and access to a double and single garage. The single garage immediately adjoins the annexe and offers the potential for further expansion, subject to planning consent. The annexe is beautifully positioned within the gardens overlooking the swimming pool and includes a kitchen/living room, a bedrooom and a shower room. Also within the building is the boiler and filtration plant for the pool. The swimming pool occupies a sheltered location with a southerly aspect surrounded by a wide paved terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining. Beyond, the lawns adjoin mature woodland providing a lovely private area.

      In all about 1.3 acres.

      Superfast broadband by County Broadband. Mains water and electricity. Private compliant drainage system. Oil-fired central heating.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    The appeal of this house goes far beyond its bricks and mortar. For me, the stretch of countryside the house occupies is some of the finest in the county.

    Stephen WhiteProperty agent

    Local information

    • Castle Hedingham: 2.1 miles, Halstead: 2.2 miles, Sible Hedingham: 2.4 miles, Sudbury: 8 miles, Braintree: 8.7 miles (London Liverpool Street from 58 minutes).
    • Leewood House occupies a beautiful situation surrounded by the Dynes Hall estate in an area of outstanding natural beauty with the gardens of the property adjoining, which includes miles of bridleways and footpaths.
    • The popular and much sought-after beautiful village of Great Maplestead has a primary school, there is a secondary school at Sible Hedingham and two private schools in the nearby village of Gosfield. The historic villages of Castle and Sible Hedingham provide the local shopping facilities, with further shopping and recreational facilities in the local market towns of Halstead and Sudbury. For the commuter there is a direct train service from both nearby Braintree and Witham stations to London Liverpool Street. There is road access onto the A12 at Witham.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Halstead take the A1124 Hedingham Road and continue for just over a mile. As the road bears to the left take the right-hand turn off lane into Dynes Hall Road. Continue for exactly one mile where on the left-hand side you will find the entrance to Leewood House. Postcode: CO9 2QS
    • EPC Rating = E
    • Tenure = Freehold