Listed farmhouse with a separate two bedroom cottage, Essex barn and land in a delightful semi-rural setting.
A delightful four bedroom listed house with a comfortable two bedroom cottage and a substantial Essex barn located in a lovely stretch of Essex countryside. Pickstones Farm offers a tremendous amount of flexibility to suit a range of lifestyles surrounded by about 6.5 acres of thoughtfully designed gardens and grounds.
Formerly a pair of traditional cottages dating back to the 1500s, the buildings were extended in the 17th century and converted to a single dwelling in the 20th century providing balanced accommodation whilst retaining a wealth of period features associated with its age. The building is Grade II listed and provides a timber frame with plastered elevations under a red tiled roof. The property provides four well proportioned bedrooms and extensive reception space. Adjacent is a modern two bedroom detached cottage providing ancillary accommodation to the main house and currently being utilised as a rental investment but would also ideally suit multi-generational living. Adjoining the cottage are two workshops offering scope for further expansion subject to the required consents. Beyond is a detached Essex barn offering excellent potential to be converted for a variety of uses.
Approached over a central drive with parking facilities to both the principal house and cottage, the drive continues past the Essex barn to a yard beyond. The property is positioned back from the lane with formal gardens largely sited to the south of the house. The gardens have been thoughtfully designed providing areas of interest including a raised ornamental fish pond and a swimming pool situated to the immediate rear of the house. The gardens provide a wonderful array of specimen trees and plants providing all-year-round colour and enjoyment. There are two large parcels of land to the south and north of the house. The southern paddock has been planted to orchard and has a footpath running through a section of the land leading to miles of countryside walks. The northern paddock extends to around 2.1 acres and has independent gated access from the road offering an ideal situation for those with equestrian interests.
All in around 6.5 acres.
Electricity, water, oil-fired heating and private drainage.
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I love the flexibility Pickstones Farm offers. The cottage would be ideal for incorporating extended family or as a separate income stream. The unconverted barn is a potential gem and the views are magnificent.Karl Manning